Newsletter for Sunday, February 21
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
Universal plea on a South Philly window: “Peace on Earth”; photo via @phillydesign on Instagram.
TOO MANY PHILLY KIDS HAVE ELEVATED LEAD LEVELS; IT’S NOT JUST THE WATER
Headlines from Flint, Michigan, have raised awareness about elevated blood lead levels in children, and in Philadelphia, we have a chronic problem. More than 10 percent of Philly kids tested in 2014 exceeded current CDC thresholds. Why? Mostly because of old houses with lead-based paint, which are more almost twice as prevalent here than the rest of the country. Philly Mag has six suggestions of how government can help mitigate the problem.
PICASSO EXHIBIT AT BARNES HOLDS MANY SURPRISES
The Pablo Picasso that you’ll find at the Barnes’ Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change may not be the artist you are expecting. Did you know the famed Spanish artist was also a costume designer? Or that he played with classicism as well as cubism? (There’s curves in them paintings!) Here’s what to know about the impressive exhibit, which opens today and runs through May 9.
FRIED CHICKEN LIKE YOU’VE NEVER TASTED
Would you drive an hour for great fried chicken? Consider that the bonus of visiting Curiosity Doughnuts in Stockton, NJ, is the chance to lay hands on the best yeast donuts in the region, and the answer gets easier. But the chicken, introduced two weeks ago at this tiny corner stand inside a weekend-only indoor market, is also worth the trip.
ON THE CALENDAR
|What||Specials on tequila drinks is always a good excuse to celebrate made-up holidays. Both Distrito and Buena Onda are doing half-off margs all day, plus other deals.|
|Where||Buena Onda and Distrito at 19101 Callowhill St. & 3945 Chestnut St.|
|When||February 22, 2016 at 11:00 am|
|How much||Pay as you go|
|What||Philadelphia is changing fast; what is important to try to preserve? Is industry polluting previously residential areas? Is gentrification forcing people out of their homes? Discuss.|
|Where||Friends Center at 1501 Cherry St. 19102|
|When||February 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm|
|How much||Free; RSVP required|
|What||The sought-after winter seasonal will be tapped in honor of a '90s karaoke competition with a sweet grand prize. Also on draft: Bell's Two Hearted, Amber, Smitten Golden Rye, Expedition and Double Cream Stout.|
|Where||City Tap House UCity at 3925 Walnut St. 19104|
|When||February 25, 2016 at 9:00 pm|
|How much||Pay as you go|
|What||After making the film festival rounds to great acclaim, "King Georges," which documents the last days of Le Bec-Fin and co-stars Laurel's Nicholas Elmi, finally lands in Philly.|
|Where||PFS Roxy Theater at 2023 Sansom St. 19103|
|When||February 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm|