Newsletter for Saturday, April 9
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
If you’re gonna have highways in cities, might as well make the underpass cool; via @mahogany_mama on Instagram
‘NOVA FANS SWARM CENTER CITY FOR PARADE AND PARTYING
More than 60,000 people showed up for the Villanova NCAA Championship parade and rally in front of City Hall, where Jay Wright — the Sixers’ next coach? — told Philadelphia the good luck would spread to pro teams soon. How many onlookers were Main Line moms? Judging from these 23 street-level photos, quite a few. But there were also plenty of younger Wildcats fans, who indulged in a lot of partying (see social media for proof).
MICROSOFT AS PHILLY’S GOOGLE?
After an 18-month campaign that included making Microsoft principal partner Bradley Jensen “fall in love with Philadelphia,” the tech giant announced it’s opening an Innovation Center in University City. Here’s why the free hub could be huge for Philly.
SHOOTING VITAMINS FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
In an admirable show of gonzo journalism, Billy Penn’s Anna Orso submitted herself to the pros at RestoreIV, and allowed doctors to stick needles in her arm so she could experience what’s being called “nutrient IV therapy.”
ON THE CALENDAR
Think of the Craft Beer Express as the classy version of the Erin Express. Pick up a ticket at any participating bar and hop on and off all day.
Where: 12 bars all over Philly at various addresses
When: April 9, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: $10
Bird expert George Armisted joins Jill Weber for a tasting trip through the wines and feathered friends of Pennsylvania.
Where: Jet Wine Bar at 1525 South St. 19103
When: April 9, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: $35
Instruments from North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia mingle with traditional Western brass to create the soulful music of "Rivers of Sound." Part of PIFA 2016.
Where: Kimmel Center at 300 S. Broad St. 19102
When: April 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $20 and up
Manayunk's annual spring StrEAT Food Festival features more than 50 food trucks plus vendors selling produce, spices, oils and jams.
Where: Main Street at Manayunk
When: April 10, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free / pay as you go