TOOMEY DEBATED MCGINTY AND DIDN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT TRUMP
Staying noncommittal about his support of Donald Trump has put U.S. Senator Pat Toomey in late night TV jokes and resulted in repeated attacks from his opponent Katie McGinty. And Toomey stuck with that approach during the pair’s first debate Monday. They’re tied in the polls, despite a ton of money spent on the race. Toomey, the incumbent Republican from Lehigh County; and Democrat Katie McGinty of Chester County, who has never before held elected office, met in the first of two televised debates at 1 p.m. at KDKA’s Pittsburgh station. Our sister publication, The Incline, was in attendance — here’s what went down.
NEW COMPLETE STREETS DIRECTOR IS ALREADY AWARE OF ROOSEVELT BLVD
Kelley Yemen hasn’t even moved out of Minnesota yet, but she’s already heard all about Roosevelt Boulevard. From multiple people. The city’s new and first director of Complete Streets was recently appointed by Mayor Jim Kenney to serve as the interdepartmental head of programs and initiatives that impact transportation safety. She’s leaving her current position as Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator for Hennepin County, Minnesota, the county home to Minneapolis. We chatted with Yemen about her success in Minnesota, her priorities in Philly and what drew her to the city in the first place.
Does the ghost of Thomas Eakins haunt the galleries at PAFA? There’s only one way to find out! Unearth the legends of PAFA’s past and investigate all things that go bump in the night at PAFA After Dark: Paranormal Creativity. Sip a bone-chilling beverage, decorate your own pumpkin during Crafty Hour and tap into your sixth sense while viewing Fernando Orellana’s exhibition of ghost machines and Thomas Eakins: Photographer. We’ll also have some spooky surprises up our sleeve! Be sure to dress up to compete in our costume contest for some great prizes!
Where: PAFA at 118 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
When: October 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: General Admission $15, free for PAFA members + cash bar
Mural Arts hosts an evening of performances from artists who'll talk about the risks they took to live out their dreams — and the struggles they still face.
Where: Prince Theater at 1412 Chestnut St. 19102
When: October 18, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $5
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THERE’S A ‘PUSSY GRABS BACK’ ANTI-TRUMP PROTEST TODAY
In Philly, the pussy is grabbing back. At least, that’s according to organizers of a feminist protest that will descend on South Street outside a Donald Trump field office this morning as part of a national “Pussy Grabs Back” protest of Trump and the GOP. Here’s the where/when.
PA: DON’T SELFIE UNTIL YOU FINISH VOTING PLZ
If you’re going to take a selfie in the voting booth on Nov. 8, at least wait until you leave the polling place to put it on your Snap story. That’s the guidance coming down from the Pennsylvania Department of State, which released information on rules in effect at polling places come the general election. Among that information was a section on electronic devices at the polling place. Here’s what the Dept. of State has to say.