Newsletter for Saturday, October 1
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
The Philadelphia Orchestra didn’t show up for yesterday’s Opening Night Gala — contract negotiations broke down and it went on strike. Guests waited 30 minutes in an empty house, then were sent home. (Instagram via @bloggablegirl)
ROOKIE SIXERS FORWARD BEN SIMMONS SIDELINED WITH FOOT FRACTURE
We want to trust the process. But when the NBA No. 1 draft pick the Sixers
worked tanked so hard to choose gets hurt just before the season is about to start…it’s hard. In the final training-camp scrimmage yesterday, Ben Simmons fractured his right foot. The break is in Simmons’ fifth metatarsal. When that happens to athletes, experts usually recommend surgery — with an eight-week recovery time. At least Joel Embiid and Jahlil Okafor are healthy this season. For now.
CLINTON VS. TRUMP IN PA: 3 BIG SURPRISES
It’s not a surprise that Pennsylvania is in play for this year’s presidential election. What’s surprising is how it’s in play. In this cray election year, many types of voters across the state are breaking away from the party they’ve tended to favor. Which voters are flipping the norms? There’s the college switch, the white/minorities switch and the income level switch.
GOV. TOM WOLF: NO EXCUSES NOT TO REGISTER TO VOTE
In his first guest column for Billy Penn, Pennsylvania’s governor lays out the case for registering to vote. “We all make excuses,” he says, joking that he’ll wash his Jeep if he’s looking to avoid housework. But, he continues, there’s zero excuse for procrastinating voter registration. He lays out eight things that take more time, from figuring out how to exit Suburban Station to waiting for brunch in NoLibs.
ON THE CALENDAR
Zwanze Day features a worldwide simultaneous tapping of a special lambic from Belgium's Cantillon. Monk's is backing it up with a draft list of other rare beers, plus raffles of more. All proceeds go to Fair Food's SNAP program. Cash only.
Where: Monk's Cafe at 264 S. 16th St. 19102
When: October 1, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
A t-shirt where the Wawa logo sports the word "Jawn" in front of the sun. A pin in the shape of the Divine Lorraine sign. These are some of the things sold at this boutique, which is hosting a two-day party for its grand opening.
Where: South Fellini at 1507 E. Passyunk Ave. 19148
When: October 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to October 2, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
The neon palace of cheesesteak glitz is celebrating a half century in the most appropriate way: With a carnival-themed block party. Marc Summers will MC, live music will play and lots of Whiz will be slung.
Where: Geno's Steaks at 1219 S. 9th St. 19147
When: October 1, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free / Pay as you go
Grab a couple friends and spend the afternoon following clues and seeking out treasures (and bonus prizes) along the Delaware. The last clue will take you to the closing party with free food and drink. Also, you could win an iPad. No car needed.
Where: Check in at Xfinity Store at 1351 S. Columbus Blvd. 19147
When: October 2, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
How much: $5 per person
"Land of the free. Home of the bravo." Opera Philadelphia continues its annual tradition of a free autumn performance at the birthplace of our nation. Register online to attend.
Where: Independence Mall at 599 Market St. 19106
When: October 2, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free with registration