Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein dropped her lawsuit requesting a recount in Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon, citing inability to post a $1 million bond set by the judge. That appeared to end her quest for a full, statewide recount of the presidential votes in PA. But late Saturday, the Stein campaign issued a statement saying it planned to file for emergency relief in a federal court, keeping recount hopes alive. Here's the latest.
The Eagles play the Bengals today, and since wide receiver Jordan Matthews is injured, it's likely Nelson Agholor will be active. Will the drop-happy player be able to perform? Doug Pederson said last week that he basically wants Agholor to dance like nobody’s watching. One problem. Agholor can’t dance. And everyone in town is watching.
When word spread that Karen Breese had sold Rocket Cat Cafe, neighbors and regular customers feared the worst — that the quirky caffeine haunt had succumbed to the area’s gentrification boom and would be shutting down. Good news, Fishtown: The rumor mill was wrong. Instead, the cafe is getting an upgrade from its new owners, who also promise to keep its neighborhood vibe intact.
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Harvard Law prof Randall Kennedy and others will explore the history of BLM and discuss its parallels with civil rights movements of the past. Advance registration suggested.
Where: National Constitution Center at 525 Arch St. 19106
When: December 5, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $15 ($10 for teachers and students)
If you know anything about the history of West Philadelphia, go to this meeting (or tell your grandparents to go). PECCDC, The New Africa Center and other partners are building an online interactive map that marks the historical events and places of the area. Bring old photos, there will be a scanner.
Where: Community Education Center at 3500 Lancaster Ave. 19104
When: December 6, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: Free
Ever tried beer from Point Breeze Brewing? Now's your chance. Brewers will be hanging at this modern corner diner to chat about their beer, and you'll get a free pint with every dine-in purchase.
Where: On Point Bistro at 1200 Point Breeze Ave. 19146
When: December 7, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Jezabel Careaga is well known for her empanadas, but she's branching out with other bites inspired by her native Argentina. Ticket includes six small plates plus flan for dessert. Bring your own booze (complimentary sangria mix provided).
Where: Jezabel's at 2536 Pine St. 19103
When: December 8, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $20 per person
Big Lebowski-themed charity org The Dude Hates Cancer is hosting local troupe The N Crowd for a comedy night with raffles, prizes and other fun. All proceeds go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Where: Ruba Club at 416 Green St. 19123
When: December 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
How much: $15 in advance, $17 at the door