Market-Frankford Line riders should prepare for messy commutes. Stop us if this sounds familiar ... SEPTA found cracks in some of its cars. The cracks were discovered during routine maintenance, prompting the transit authority to pull a third of the 144 it needs for peak weekday service. This means long waits and shuttle buses for your commute. SEPTA will release more information at a press conference today. Get all the details here.
At least three actions are planned this week to speak out against President Donald Trump's policies. More than 1,000 people say they're interested in a Muslim and Jewish Youth Solidarity rally at City Hall Wednesday, while other organizers are planning a Standing Rock benefit and a volunteer/cause matching event. Get all the info in our big list of February Philly protests.
On Saturday morning, Feb. 4, Fergie’s Pub co-owner Wajih Abed died after complications surrounding throat cancer. He was 71 years old. The Palestine native came to Philly 1964. He worked his way up through the city's restaurant industry and with Fergus Carey opened Fergie's Pub in 1994. There's a viewing Tuesday in New Jersey, and Fergie's will close Wednesday for the funeral. Here's a brief look at Abed's lasting legacy.
|What||Spirit of Philadelphia is hosting Philadelphia themed First Friday dinner cruises. Enjoy a delicious buffet menu featuring a build your own cheesesteak station, a free Yards beer or glass of wine for each guest over 21, DJ entertainment, and of course, unbeatable views of the Philadelphia skyline. Cruises start April 7th and continue every First Friday of the year.|
|Where||Spirit of Philadelphia at 401 S. Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19106|
|When||April 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm|
|How much||From $66.90 per adult / $39.95 per child age 3-12|
|What||What makes Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band one of the most influential albums of all time? This film by composer, musician and Beatles expert Scott Freiman explores the history behind the music and walks you through the construction using rare and unreleased footage.|
|Where||Ritz Five Landmark Theatre at 214 Walnut St. 19106|
|When||February 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm|
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World-renowned artist Ai Weiwei is coming to Philly. He's one of many talents Mural Arts has recruited for Monument Lab, a pop-up art series planned for city parks this fall. The works will enliven Philly's five original public squares, as well as five neighborhood parks.
In Philly these days, it can be hard for a beer bar to stand out. A variety of choices on draft, including the best from the local scene plus new or rare finds from across the country? Yeah, you can find that at just about every tavern worth its salt. That's one of the reason custom collabs are a win-win. To taste Yards Cookie Swap Weizenbock, for example, you’ll have to order one at City Tap House. If you have a hankering for Victory Verde Saison, you’ll have to grab a seat at Alla Spina. This is why breweries are making beers for specific bars.