Newsletter for Sunday, June 12
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Holy construction, Batman: The view from the South Street Bridge is changing fast (via @babestern on Instagram)
A DECADE IN PLANNING, SEPTA KEY LAUNCHES TOMORROW
SEPTA Key, the new way to pay to ride SEPTA in which you will be able to use a (gasp!) credit or debit card, will partially roll out on Monday in an “Early Adopters” program — 10,000 people will be able to get a Key card beginning at 6 a.m. Here’s everything you need to know about the new system.
COPA AMERICA: U.S. BEATS PARAGUAY AFTER SOME BRO-TASTIC TAILGATING
Yesterday, the USMNT beat Paraguay 1-0, securing a spot in the Copa America quarterfinals (and ensuring coach Jurgen Klinsmann would keep his job), but the scene outside the Linc was even more fun…depending on your definition. It was quite the bro-down, featuring corn hole, beer showers and four square played to a Springsteen soundtrack.
MAKING A 335-LB. MORTADELLA BY HAND INVOLVES SOME SERIOUS WORK
It isn’t every day you’re called on to dive into a pool of beer to rescue a human-size sausage, but Amis chef de cuisine Drew DiTomo had come prepared. He wore his swimming trunks, and that’s a good thing — otherwise the giant bologna the Vetri crew created for Tuesday’s Great Chefs Event fundraiser might not have made it out.
ON THE CALENDAR
Legal scholar Cass Sunstein will talk about George Lucas’ masterpiece as it relates to rebellions, constitutional law, presidential elections and more.
Where: National Constitution Center at 525 Arch St. 19106
When: June 13, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
How much: $15; $7 teachers & kids
The cool interior of this Midtown Village bar makes a perfect classroom to learn about (and taste) five aromatic whites great for hot weather sipping.
Where: Vintage Wine Bar at 129 S. 13th St. 19107
When: June 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.
How much: $28
A weekly series of live music in the courtyard kicks off with this popular jazz-punk-folk brass band. The garden bar offers pay-as-you-go food and drink.
Where: Stoner Courtyard at Penn Museum at 3260 South St. 19104
When: June 15, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $10 (includes admission to galleries)
Local rapper-producer Lushlife combines his talent with enigmatic production trio CSLSX and pop trio Vexxed for a show of music that defies genre definition.
Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park at Columbus Blvd. & Spruce St. 19106
When: June 16, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
How much: Free