Newsletter for Sunday, September 13
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The Fringe Festival runs through September 20 — affordable performance art all over the city; photo via @tangle_arts on Instagram
COSBY COULD FACE CHARGES IN MONTCO, IF PROSECUTORS FILE BEFORE JANUARY
Most of the sexual misconduct allegations that recently surfaced (or resurfaced) against Bill Cosby have been too far in the past to prosecute, but there’s one exception: those of former Temple women’s basketball operations manager Andrea Constand. (She’s the one about whom Cosby originally testified, “I think I’m a pretty decent reader of people” — even though he entirely missed the fact that she was gay and dating a woman at the time.) The statute of limitations on her allegations don’t actually run out until January 2016, which means Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman could revisit the case and bring charges. Vetri Ferman hasn’t confirmed whether she well, but the Inquirer notes she’s hinting that she might.
HOW KENSINGTON’S FEDERAL DISTILLING GREW FROM A BREAKING BAD BASEMENT LAB
On October 15, a new craft vodka called Stateside will hit the shelves of select Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores, and it’s made right here in Kensington. Matt and Bryan Quigley are the brothers behind Federal Distilling, which will soon begin operations at 161 Cecil B. Moore Avenue. Their distillery shares a warehouse building with a cool collection of tenants: Elixr Coffee Roasters, Keystone Mini Golf and a forthcoming barrel-centric brewery called Form, but it started life tucked away in a basement in their parents’ Fort Washington home.
‘THE WIRE’ MAYOR VISITS POINT BREEZE: ‘WE HAVE NOT HAD AN AGENDA FOR AMERICAN CITIES’
During his first go-round on stage, Martin O’Malley seemed to forget he was standing in one of America’s largest cities, and a prideful one at that. He barely mentioned Philadelphia in a stump speech that lasted several minutes Thursday night at Point Breeze’s American Sardine Bar. He remembered it when he took the stage a second time, to sing and play guitar with the Irish band The Hooligans (yep, the Democratic candidate for President rocked out for about 15 minutes). But O’Malley realizes his biggest challenge right now isn’t to perfect his message, so much as it is to make sure people are hearing it at all.
ON THE CALENDAR
Crickets on crackers and bug flour brownies! If those aren't a few of your favorite things, don't worry — this annual fest covers all things eco-friendly, and entomophagy is only a small part. Check out organic food and drink of all kinds, a rock wall, live music, green goods and crafts.
Where: Headhouse Square at Second and South streets
When: September 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: Free / pay as you go
More than 50 food trucks, vendors, restaurants and retailers will take over Main Street for Manayunk's seventh annual neighborhood block party. Look for special apple dishes — it's this year's theme — and sip on cider (the hard kind, if you're 21+, plus beer). Live music will rock three stages throughout the day.
Where: Main Street Manayunk at 4312 Main St. 19127
When: September 13, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Vintage jewelry, antiques, crafts, clothing, art and food trucks are signatures of the Clover Market, a 100+-vendor, open-air, beyond-flea market that sets up in various locations throughout fall. The first pops up on Highland Avenue in Chestnut Hill; future dates this year will take place in Bryn Mawr.
Where: Chestnut Hill at 25 W. Highland
When: September 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
National holiday, or what? The fried chicken sandwich that was so popular this summer at SSHP's Port FedNuts — with pickles, American, Rooster sauce and ranch seasoning on a Martin's potato roll — is coming to all four regular shops as of Monday, starting at 11 AM daily. Tip: if you want to avoid disappointment, reserve yours in advance at the link below.
Where: Federal Donuts at all locations
When: September 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
How much: $6.75 per sandwich
Get chill at this monthly event where you can slap out beats and learn from experts while hanging at a bar. UPenn assistant prof of music Jim Sykes will be showing off and teaching the nearly lost art of Sinhala Buddhist drumming from Sri Lanka and talking about his studies there.
Where: The Fire at 412 W. Girard Ave.
When: September 15, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free