Newsletter for Saturday, September 4
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Beyonce performing at Made in America 2013 — she’ll be back in front of the Art Museum tonight; photo via @collinkerrigan on Instagram
SHOOTING ON SOUTH STREET NEAR THE TLA LEAVES ONE MAN DEAD
Shootings on South Street are unfortunately not that rare — two teens were hospitalized from gunfire there just this May — but usually they happen in the wee hours of the morning. Not so Friday night, when a 25-year-old man was shot in the stomach just after 8 PM amid the throngs of people standing in line to see Lil Durk at the TLA. The victim was rushed to the hospital, but died 30 minutes later. Back on the 300 block of South Street, a man who appeared to be connected to the shooting fled the scene in a limousine (he was later stopped and taken in for questioning), and the concert was cancelled, though police kept 100 people already inside the theater there for around 2 hours as they searched the crime scene. The Inquirer has all the details, or, if you like your news told in a more colorful fashion, so does the Daily News.
ARCHDIOCESE: THAT SECRET SERVICE POPE MAP IS WRONG; THE PARKWAY WILL BE MORE LIMITED
About that new ticketed area sort-of-accidentally disclosed this week in a map from the Secret Service: There’s good news, and there’s bad news. According to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Secret Service’s map is inaccurate, and the ticketed area is smaller than it looks on that map. That’s in line with what World Meeting of Families head Donna Crilley Farrell said this week — that just 15% of the Parkway is reserved for ticket-holders. But even though the section shown on the map as for “Ben Franklin Parkway Ticketholders” is only partly for ticket-holders, it’s still entirely inaccessible.
ARBITRATION 101: WHY MOST TEACHERS, POLICE OFFICERS AND OTHERS DON’T STAY FIRED
There’s generally an order of things when it comes to workers being removed from their jobs. A person commits a fireable offense. That person gets fired. That person remains fired. It’s really quite simple. But it doesn’t go that way for everyone. The last part — person remains fired — often doesn’t happen with union employees working for Philadelphia, from firefighters to police officers to teachers. Why? Arbitration, and this is how it works.
ON THE CALENDAR
If you didn't decamp to the shore, celebrate the unofficial end of summer on the Delaware waterfront. Two days of activities include face painting, food crafts, mural making, balloon arts, live music, circus performances and specials on beer. Who needs the beach, we've got roller skates.
Where: Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest at 101 S. Columbus Blvd.
When: September 5, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. to September 6, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free / pay as you go
Ever wondered what drinkable banana cream pie would taste like? This is your chance to find out, because Joan Verratti is giving out samples of her "Bananacreamcello" all day at her East Passyunk storefront. Sounds like it's begging to be taken home and blended with ice cream for a boozy shake.
Where: Pollyodd at 1908 E. Passyunk Ave.
When: September 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Kick it South Philly style at an all-day block party outside beer bar Taproom on 19th, where Maryland crabs will be cracking and beers will be on special. There's burgers and dogs for those who don't like seafood, and the whole event is family- and pet-friendly.
Where: Taproom on 19th at 2400 S. 19th St.
When: September 5, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Um, surfing in West Philly? Yes, thanks to City Tap House, which is setting up a mechanical surfboard and hosting what will turn into an annual event. Sign up to participate at 11 AM, show your stuff starting at noon. Lots of beers will be available to take away your fear and help you cheer on your friends.
Where: City Tap House UCity at 3925 Walnut St.
When: September 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.
How much: Free / pay-as-you-go food and drink
Weckerly's and Rival Bros are teaming up to offer a special drink. The West Philly creamery will be offering flavors like caramel corn and honey plum, which you can then drop into a fizzy nitro cold brew from Rival for something that's like the unfettered love child of an affogato and and ice cream float.
Where: Rival Bros Coffee Bar at 2400 Lombard St.
When: September 6, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: $5 per float