Newsletter for Sunday, March 27
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Happy Easter from rows and rows of South Philly bunny cakes; photo via @termini_bros on Instagram
‘NOVA AVOIDS A CHOKE AND KNOCKS OFF KANSAS TO MAKE THE FINAL FOUR
Even though their shooting percentage was down (40, versus 60 in the previous March games), the Wildcats were able to hold off a late surge by No. 1 seed Kansas last night to eke out a 64-59 victory and land Villanova in the Final Four for the first time since 2009. Next Saturday they face Oklahoma and star shooting guard Buddy Hield — no easy matchup.
THE MIRACULOUS RESURRECTION OF PHILLY’S EASTER PROMENADE
When the parade marches down South Street today, it’ll be an unforgettable sight, with bright costumes, a live band and lots of dancers. But it wasn’t always that way. After starting as a post-church affair in Rittenhouse Square, the Promenade was almost left for dead. City Hall hoped Henri David could save it — and he did.
WAITING FOR SEPTA KEY: A TRAGICOMEDY IN NINE ACTS
SEPTA first announced a plan for rolling out a digital fare payment system back in 2007, a more innocent time when Dubya was president and the first iPhone hit the market. Since then, the massive project has been delayed at least nine times, and there still isn’t a concrete date set. Here’s a look at the major setbacks.
ON THE CALENDAR
Monday is the deadline to participate in the April 26 primary. You can even do it online. No excuses.
Where: Online or in person at 520 N. Columbus Blvd. (Voter Reg Ofc) or Rm 142 City Hall (Bd of Elections)
When: March 28, 2016 at 12:00 a.m.
How much: Free
Garces Group presents a panel of restaurateurs like Ellen Yin (Fork, High Street) and Marcie Turney (Lolita, Barbuzzo) plus several behind-the-scenes female leaders. Price includes snacks and a drink.
Where: Distrito at 3945 Chestnut St. 19104
When: March 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: $5
"He Who Gets Slapped" is a French play set behind the scenes of a circus, so the Philadelphia Artists' Collective collaborated with the Philly Circus Arts School to learn real acrobatics. Shows through April 13.
Where: Broad Street Ministry at 315 S. Broad St. 19107
When: March 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $25 ($15 for students)
Former PPD Commish Charles Ramsey is back in town to join national experts in a discussion about how to balance freedom and safety in modern times.
Where: Constitution Center at 525 Arch St. 19106
When: March 31, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.
How much: $10