Newsletter for Saturday, October 8
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
When you come back to your bike and there’s a stuffed lion with a beer-can necklace riding it #southphilly (Instagram via @hyperfocused)
ARE UBERX AND LYFT ALLOWED TO OPERATE IN PHILADELPHIA OR WHAT?
Kind of. On Friday afternoon, a Commonwealth Court judge temporarily nullified a cease and desist order set by a Philadelphia judge Thursday that banned ride-sharing in the city. The ruling means UberX and Lyft can no longer be held in contempt for operating — but are still technically illegal because the PPA doesn’t recognize them. Here’s where the situation stands.
ZOMBIE SEPTA TOKEN, MAIN LINE MOM, JOHNNY DOC: 2016 DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES
We came up with 13 original costumes for this year, taking inspiration from 2016 news events, sportsball references, timeless weird Philadelphia classics and more. Best part about these outfits: They’re super cheap to make, and actually turn out looking pretty good. Here’s a how-to guide, complete with Billy Penn staff models.
8 DELICIOUS NORTHEAST PHILLY RESTAURANTS YOU WON’T FIND IN GUIDEBOOKS
We know you’ve felt trolled by one of those lists telling you the best places to eat in Philadelphia. One thing that gets to us is how they focus only on certain areas. You generally don’t see spots from the Northeast, for example, which is particularly rich in dining options, including lots of cuisines you can’t really find affordably elsewhere in the city. Here’s eight gems you don’t want to miss.
ON THE CALENDAR
Take a street-level stroll of the entire length of the proposed public park to be built along elevated and submerged sections of the former Reading Railroad. If you can't make it today, check out the other three upcoming dates.
Where: The Rail Park at 21st & Pennsylvania Ave. 19130
When: October 8, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
How much: $25 donation
The city's roving beer garden announced it's popping up for one extra weekend, this time at Lemon Hill. Drinks and food are available both days, but Sunday there's a special Oktoberfest menu and an oompah band.
Where: Lemon Hill at Lemon Hill Dr., Fairmount Park
When: October 8, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to October 9, 2016 at 10:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
It's opening night for this new Spring Arts District show, which starts off featuring works by Kid Hazo, Ryan Beck, Miriam Singer, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Hawk Krall and Martha Rich.
Where: 990 Spring Garden at 990 Spring Garden St. 19123
When: October 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Now in its 26th year, this block party/parade/fair/festival is the largest National Coming Out Day event in the ~world~. Expect games like a dunk tank, arts and crafts vendors and lots of food and drink.
Where: Gayborhood at 12th to 13th and Spruct to Walnut
When: October 9, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: Free / Pay as you go
iStand is a show created by Baltimore choreographer Lauren Putty White that tries to express her feelings over Freddie Gray's death. Dancers tell stories about the civil struggle and race relations in America today.
Where: Painted Bride at 230 Vine St. 19106
When: October 9, 2016 at 3:00 p.m.
How much: $20 in advance, $25 day of