Twenty-one-year-old leukemia patient Chris Betancourt is an "Always Sunny in Philadelphia" superfan. On his bucket list of things to try to do before he dies is meet Danny DeVito, because "Sunny's" Frank Reynolds is his favorite character. Now it looks like he might get the chance, and even appear on an episode, thanks to some social media back-and-forth with Rob McElhenney, the Philly native who plays Mac on the show.
The City of Philadelphia is actively seeking proposals for a new bike share system. Not something to replace the super successful Indego program, but to supplement it. Chances are, many companies will propose launching "dockless" bikes, which self-lock and can be left at any location. Only problem, per PlanPhilly, is in several other cities, "any" location has meant in piles on public art, in trash heaps or in the river.
What do Philly executives talk about when they get together? Yesterday we found out. The third annual CEO and Leadership Symposium hosted an invite-only panel with some big Philly names: a senior VP from Comcast, the president of Visit Philadelphia and the founder of Dranoff Properties. They shared some wisdom on how to build a successful business and stay relevant in Philly. Spoiler alert: apparently blogs aren’t dead.
The Sixers face the Boston Celtics this afternoon, but it's no regular game. The two teams are playing each other in London, England as part of the NBA's Global Games initiative. While the Sixers were overseas, they trained at the home of Crystal Palace F.C. With all the top English Premier League clubs in London, why are the Sixers hanging with one in the mid-to-bottom table? We looked at the unique connection between the two franchises, which includes the two men who pay the bills.
Two centuries ago, Mary Shelley unleashed a tale of terror that has managed to remain a popular touchstone for 200 years. To celebrate the anniversary of this horror classic, The Rosenbach is featuring a special cocktail from Quaker City Mercantile, along with light refreshments and themed activities throughout the night.
Where: The Rosenbach at 2008 Delancey Pl., 19103
When: January 12, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $30 ($15 for members)