Newsletter for Sunday, January 3
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“Thank you for always showing our song love,” said Master Gee and Wonder Mike, who surprised Nutter at his party; photo via @realmikeandgee on Instagram
SUGARHILL GANG JOINS MICHAEL NUTTER FOR ONE LAST ‘RAPPER’S DELIGHT’
A couple of surprise special guests showed up at Michael Nutter’s farewell party at Hamilton Hall on Broad Street last night: Master Gee and Wonder Mike. The pair joined Philadelphia’s outgoing leader on stage as he slid through the lyrics of one last mayoral rendition of their hit single, finishing with his signature mic drop. The Sugarhill Gang members love the mayor’s penchant for performing “Rapper’s Delight,” even suggesting he’s one of their favorite covers of all time: “We’ve had a lot of people do the lyrics,” Gee told Billy Penn. “But Nutter is top five.”
PHILLY MUMMERS’ FAVORITE HANGOVER CURES
In Philadelphia, New Year’s Eve is just the start of the party, and the Mummers Parade spectators aren’t the only ones who keep the drinking going. That means many Mummers annually make it through 24 hours of continuous boozing with coordinated, vigorous activity mixed in. If there’s anyone who knows how to battle a hangover, it’s gotta be these folks. Here’s how they do it.
ON THE CALENDAR
After Philadelphian Jamira Burley saw both her parents and all 10 of her older brothers repeatedly incarcerated, she was inspired to get into criminal justice reform, focusing on community engagement. Her talk will be followed by a reception.
Where: Eastern State Penitentiary at 2027 Fairmount Ave. 19130
When: January 5, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Elijah Milligan, who followed George Sabatino as exec chef at East Passyunk's Stateside, has accepted an offer to go open a restaurant in San Francisco. Before he leaves, he's hosting a farewell party at Jason Cichonski's Old City bar.
Where: The Gaslight at 120 Market St. 19106
When: January 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free / pay as you go
What goes best with ice skating? Cheap drinks is one possible answer, and the Center City District is making the combo easy by bringing its summertime Wednesday night deals to Dilworth Park throughout the month of January.
Where: Rothman Rink at Dilworth Park at 1 S. 15th St. 19102
When: January 6, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Never say nerds are faint of heart: The January edition of this monthly gathering features a librarian's talk called 'The Skin She Lived In' plus two other interesting discussions — about the boy in the bubble and the science of wind tunnels.
Where: Frankford Hall at 1210 Frankford Ave. 19125
When: January 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
How much: $5 cover
Philly photogs Hope Helmuth, Kate McCann and Michael Tjader are putting on a show called 'People & Places' upstairs at North Bowl, which means you can follow your art appreciation with some damn fine bowling. Free snacks!
Where: North Bowl at 909 N. 2nd St. 19123
When: January 8, 2016 at 9:30 p.m.
How much: Free / pay-as-you-go bowling and drinks