It's not officially in the city, but maybe Philly should claim Villanova as its own. Coverage of the team's impressive 79-62 win over the Michigan Wolverines in the NCAA Championship includes talk about the Wildcats' toughness and gritty play — which sounds very Philadelphia. And consider this: the star of the night was a kid who came off the bench! (That was Donte DiVincenzo, who hit five of seven 3-pointers for a total of 31 points.) Either way, the city will host a parade, a spokesperson told PMN's Rob Tornoe. When Nova won two years ago, the parade drew a crowd of 60,000. Stay tuned for details on when and where this year's will be.
In March 2017, Mural Arts opened its Kensington Storefront, with the idea to provide free art classes plus light snacks for people in need around the neighborhood. After a year in operation, the project can be deemed a success. Mural Arts staff who volunteer at the center have learned best practices for helping people with addiction, and the space has become much more than a creative classroom — it's a community hub for people in need.
The Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market is shutting down for good. The move was relayed to staff Monday morning, then announced to the public via email Monday night. It's part of a general pivot away from retail for Fair Food, interim executive director John Rhoads told Billy Penn. Basically, the Farmstand is a victim of its own success. Local sourcing has become mainstream, so compared to when it opened in 2003, there's now plenty of other places to buy local at the market.
What do you do after you win the Super Bowl? Apparently, if you're Nick Foles and Doug Pederson, you agree to speak at a "wealth achievement summit" for a self-help guru. Yes, the two Eagles champs are on the roster with billionaire inspiration-peddler Tony Robbins, set to join him on stage for his upcoming Philly show. Per marketing materials for the event, Foles will talk about “winning,” and Pederson about “teamwork." Tickets start at $75, and zoom all the way up to $1,495.
Sonya Renee Taylor's The Body is Not An Apology examines the intersection of radical self-love and social justice. Join her at a book signing to discuss the power of language and how it forms our relationship to our bodies.
Where: Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books at 5445 Germantown Ave., 19144
When: April 4, 2018 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free