In a way few other circumstances have, Donald Trump’s maneuvers in the first few weeks of his presidency have spurred the Philly hospitality industry to action. For Philadelphians distraught by the Administration’s policies, going out for a nice meal can be a welcome distraction. But for chefs, restaurateurs and others in the business, it’s work — work that depends heavily on immigrant labor. So they're organizing fundraisers and joining the Sanctuary Restaurants movement.
Last night the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced its 2017 class. Despite predictions that at least one of the former Eagles in contention — Brian Dawkins and Terrell Owens — would make it in this year, they were both denied. For both of them to get snubbed for Jason Taylor (in his first year on the ballot) and a kicker (!?!?!?!) is worth seriously reconsidering the voting process. This is, in a word, stupid. And the internet agrees.
Seven layer dip: It’s like nachos with less effort, tacos without the mess. More exciting than Chex mix, less toothpick-inducing than popcorn. Healthier than wings; not so good for you that it’ll be left shriveling in the corner of the fridge. You can make it the day prior, or toss it together 15 minutes before your guests arrive. It just might be the king of American snack food party staples. For your Super Bowl party, check out tips on how to make it from some of Philly’s best chefs.
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What makes Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band one of the most influential albums of all time? This film by composer, musician and Beatles expert Scott Freiman explores the history behind the music and walks you through the construction using rare and unreleased footage.
Where: Ritz Five Landmark Theatre at 214 Walnut St. 19106
When: February 6, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: $15
More than 50 companies looking to hire will set up at NET/WORK Philly this year. The job fair also includes a chance to attend career workshops, get your headshot done and have your resume reviewed at no extra charge. Plus, there's coffee from HubBub and a happy hour at the end.
Where: The Fillmore at 29 E. Allen St. 19123
When: February 7, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: $10
Prep for V-Day at the first annual Cozy Love Stout Party. Submit a funny love story in advance or just come to hear others' while you sip limited edition dark beer and roast marshmallows by the river. Tickets include a pint of brew and a s'mores kit, and proceeds benefit Project HOME.
Where: Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest at 101 S. Columbus Blvd. 19147
When: February 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $13
Acclaimed Brooklyn-based band Los Hacheros, whose sound draws upon son, charanga, salsa and Puerto Rican bomba, has been called "modern day torchbearers of the Golden Age of Latin music." Register in advance to see them perform in West Philly for free.
Where: World Cafe Live at 3025 Walnut St. 19104
When: February 9, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
Start with a special hot yoga class or just show up for the art show and live music party after. The pay-what-you-can proceeds will benefit the Water Protector Legal Collective, the on-the-ground support team for Standing Rock in their fight to halt the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Where: Hot Yoga Philadelphia at 1520 Sansom St.
When: February 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
How much: Pay what you can, $5-$25