Newsletter for Saturday, August 13
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
E.T. got nothing on this William Penn full moon silhouette (Instagram via @jj.bowen)
KATHLEEN KANE DIDN’T TESTIFY AND NEITHER DID ANYONE ELSE FOR THE DEFENSE
After the prosecution in the Kathleen Kane trial spent three days calling witnesses and presenting evidence against the Pennsylvania attorney general, the defense had their shot Friday. And they didn’t take it. They rested without calling a single witness, and Kane told the judge “As I sit here and listen to the Commonwealth’s case, I don’t believe it’s necessary for me to testify in my own defense.” Closing statements begin Monday. Catch up on the whole case here and sign up for email alerts.
WHERE TO WATCH YOUR FAVORITE EPL CLUB IN PHILLY THIS SEASON
The English Premier League, the world’s most popular domestic league, has 20 clubs vying for this season’s title. Let’s be honest: Philly is a great soccer city, especially for EPL clubs, but the options for fans looking to hook onto a winning side are pretty limited. So really, of the 20 clubs, only eight or nine have representative followings. Some haven’t decided where to gather (looking’ at you, Spurs fans) and some don’t have quite enough of a base here to pull together a party (ahem, Baggies). But if you’re cheering for one of the 20 other clubs, here’s where to catch up with fellow fans.
WHAT PA’S NEW LIQUOR LAWS MEAN FOR BREWERS
Brewpubs can sell any spirits they want and distilleries can sell any beer they want. That’s one major change under Pennsylvania’s new liquor law that’s been overshadowed by all the OMG FINALLY WINE IN GROCERY STORES talk. Act 39, which took effect this week, does a lot more than allow some grocery stores to sell wine. The state’s 170-plus brewpubs now have a bunch of new guidelines, as well. Check out the 6 ways the new law will affect them (and customers).
ON THE CALENDAR
The game of stones is like bocci meets golf meets chess, and all you need is a buddy to register as a team in the first Philly Stones League tournament at the Rail Park. One free beer for each player.
Where: PHS Rail Park Pop Up Garden at 500 N. 10th St. 19123
When: August 13, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: $20 per two-person team
The bar that made Mayfair a beer destination is toasting to two decades with live music, grilled food, and plenty of great brew. Expect a who's who of Philly's beer scene to be there.
Where: Grey Lodge Pub at 6235 Frankford Ave. 18135
When: August 13, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
They had their first pre-season game, but Philadelphia Eagles training camp is still going with the second free open practice of the summer, presented by Dietz & Watson.There's a special reception for members of the military featuring complimentary food and drink, reserved seating in the SCA Club and other cool fan experiences. (Bonus: Free Parking.)
Where: Lincoln Financial Field at 1020 Pattison Ave. 19148
When: August 14, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Vegan beer is a thing, and the first Sustainable Everyday Edibles & Drinkables festival is ready to prove that it's a ~good~ thing. Ticket includes vegan food, cocktails and beer. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Humane League of Philadelphia.
Where: SugarHouse Casino at 101 N. Delaware Ave. 19125
When: August 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
How much: $45
Build a 10-foot-long chocolate cake, change a place? That's the motto of Public Workshop, which has apparently done this before. Join them and Parks & Rec to create (and then eat) one for Philly.
Where: The Oval at Eakins Oval, Ben Franklin Pkwy. 19130
When: August 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free