Close to 50,000 women (and some men) descended on the Ben Franklin Parkway yesterday to participate in the Philadelphia Women’s March. It was one of more than 600 rallies planned across the US and world in solidarity with the march in DC. In Philly, SEPTA was packed with unprecedented crowds, and there were long lines for PATCO. As people made their way to Eakins Oval for the rally, where leaders gave motivational calls to action, hundreds of signs were raised aloft. Here’s some of the best.
Next time you’re at Banh Mi & Bottles, tip one back for Little Nicky Scarfo. Or don’t, since Scarfo, who died in prison last weekend at age 87, was a mob boss known for his uneven temper and ruthless brutality. Instead, just take note that the hip bar is at the very same spot where the late mafioso likely enjoyed one of his last free meals. And it turns out that’s not the only interesting thing about the space known as 712-714 South Street.
M. Night Shyamalan’s latest mind-blowing-twist movie is poised to take the top spot at the box office this weekend, prompting many fans of the filmmaker’s early work to wonder if Split is good enough to bail the Chester County resident out of Hollywood’s dreaded “director jail.” With a small, $5 million price tag, Philly-filmed Split is poised to do solid business, with a domestic opening north of $25 million. Now the question turns to what Shyamalan will do next.
On the Calendar
After a smashing Kickstarter campaign and two years of work, the philanthropic restaurant from the folks behind Federal Donuts and Broad Street Ministry is finally opening its doors. Look out for chef Erin O'Shea's breakfast biscuit and BLT (that's bacon, ~latke~ and tomato), plus the namesake soups and desserts like coconut cream pie. All profits benefit Broad Street Hospitality Collective.
Where: Rooster Soup Co. at 1526 Sansom St.
When: January 23, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
A group of representatives from City Council, the School District of Philadelphia, the Faculty and Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition (PICC) and the United Voices for Philadelphia are hosting a discussion to discuss the needs of immigrant students in Philly. All are welcome; RSVP requested.
Where: Community College of Philadelphia at 1700 Spring Garden St. 19130
When: January 24, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free; RSVP requested
All over Philly, people will be reading 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' this year, and the Free Library is kicking things off with a video of the author, a live discussion with previously featured One Book authors and a musical performance inspired by the story.
Where: Parkway Central Library at 1901 Vine St. 19103
When: January 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
At this Wash West spot with a menu of global-inspired franks, a special event contrasts the flavors of Iceland with those from India — by way of cocktails, music, movies and food.
Where: Destination Dogs at 1111 Walnut St.
When: January 26, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
This recently revamped tavern is hosting the first of this monthly event, which features soup, an entree platter and a flight of six Irish whiskies for tasting, discussion and enjoyment, all for $35. Email email@example.com to reserve your spot.
Where: Bonks Bar at 3467 Richmond St. 19134
When: January 27, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: $35