WHY DOES PHILLY HAVE SO MANY DALLAS FOOTBALL FANS?
Eagles fans hate the Cowboys fans more than they love the Eagles. This is a truism. So, with the 4-2 Eagles at the 5-1 Cowboys for a huge game on Sunday Night Football, we wanted to ask: Why are there so many Cowboys fans around Philly? Maybe something to do with enjoying rivalry. Or anger. Or pajamas. Maybe.
FACT VS FICTION IN THE RACE FOR PA SENATOR
Democrat party bosses want Pennsylvanians to hear the name “Pat Toomey” and immediately think of Wall Street. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is running ads claiming Toomey ran a bank that used predatory lending practices and then voted for fewer banking regulations in the Senate. But that ad, which was already revised once, still includes false claims.
ANTHONY BOURDAIN: ‘YOU CAN’T GO HUNGRY IN PHILADELPHIA’
Anthony Bourdain has been all over the world. He can wax poetic about the cuisine and the people of Iceland, the Philippines and Sardina, but he keeps a special place in his heart for Philly. At a reception after his stand-up show at the Academy of Music last Wednesday, the chef-turned-TV star gave the local scene a generous shout.
ON THE CALENDAR
Despite a general economic recovery, reports show an increase in the number of kids in the Philadelphia region living in poverty. Why? And what can we do about it? A roundtable discussion with the Public Citizens for Children and Youth.
Where: Inquirer/Daily News building at 801 Market St. 19107
When: October 31, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: Free with registration
Journalist and Politico senior writer Jack Shafer is known for his withering criticism and incisive wit. He'll join NewsWorks' Dick Polman to talk about whether the media helped "create" Donald Trump. (Yes, the election will be over soon. Promise.)
Where: 3805 Locust Walk 19104 at Kelly Writers House
When: November 1, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
Bring a book to be donated to West Philly's Mighty Writers and you'll score a pint of an unusual and special beer for your trouble. Then stick around and have pizza, why not. #phillysteady
Where: Dock Street Brewery at 701 S. 50th St. 19143
When: November 2, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
How much: Free / pay as you go
Want to see the next Marvel movie with a bunch of equally geeked out enthusiasts? Head to this Eraserhood bar and eat and drink — proprietors will choose 40 patrons to head to a late-night screening after showing Captain America Civil War and Ant Man upstairs.
Where: The Institute at 549 N. 12th St. 19123
When: November 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Got rhythm? This is the place for you. Philadelphia's first professional drum store is launching with an all-day party, complete with free refreshments, a raffle and a big bass drum to give away.
Where: Philadelphia Drum & Percussion at 443 E. Girard Ave. 19125
When: November 4, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free