Newsletter for Sunday, September 18
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
What’s so special about huge draped curtains? Head to Pier 9 and find out why Ann Hamilton’s ‘habitus’ installation is racking up accolades (Instagram via @moiety12)
EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT FRIDAY’S POLICE SHOOTING IN WEST PHILLY
When Nicholas Glenn ambushed a Philadelphia police officer in West Philly on Friday night, injuring her and shooting five others including 25-year-old CCP student Sarah Salih, who died at the hospital, he was carrying a letter in his pocket. On the outside, it read “Doomed People.” Inside were ramblings about hatred for police and probation officers. Here’s what we know about the night of mayhem.
COULD RESERVE FREE RESTAURANTS FROM THE OPENTABLE MONOPOLY?
It’s a dirty little secret of hospitality, but every guest whose table was booked via OpenTable costs restaurants money. That’s one of the reasons more than 40 Philly spots have switched to using Reserve for reservations — even though it’s less than 3 months old — including high-profile spots like Vedge and neighborhood favorites like Rex 1516. And more are on the way.
10 THINGS TO DO THIS SUNDAY SINCE THE EAGLES PLAY MONDAY NIGHT
This season the Birds actually have four Sundays off, with a bye week, a game on Thursday and two games on Monday Night Football, including this week’s tilt with the Chicago Bears. What will you do with your Philly-football-free Sunday this week? Here are some suggestions, from planting to concerts to learning better phone photography.
ON THE CALENDAR
Stroll historic Main Street with family and friends. You can feast on everything from BBQ to desserts from over 50 food trucks, snag homemade oils, spices, and jams from the gourmet food vendors, and stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables at the farm stand, all while enjoying live music.
Where: Main Street Manayunk at 4312 Main St. 19127
When: September 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Roger Horowitz, author of "Kosher USA: How Coke Became Kosher and Other Tales of Modern Food," and Ted Merwin, who wrote "Pastrami on Rye: An Overstuffed History of the Jewish Deli," will discuss the integration of Jewish food into contemporary American cuisine. Yes, there will be something to eat.
Where: Gershman Y at 401 S. Broad St. 19147
When: September 19, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: $18
Thinking it's time to get in on the booming housing market in Philly? Young Involved Philadelphia has put together a panel of experts, including mortgage and real estate pros, to offer tips and advice.
Where: Ladder 15 at 1528 Sansom St. 19102
When: September 20, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
How much: $10 includes your first drink
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert will be honored with a medal, and afterwards she'll discuss her book "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History," which argues that we're currently experiencing the biggest extinction event since the asteroid that took out the dinosaurs.
Where: Academy of Natural Science at 1900 Ben Franklin Pkwy. 19103
When: September 21, 2016 at 6:20 p.m. to 8:20 p.m.
How much: Free with RSVP
Ghanian comedian Michael Blackson has been on Chappelle's Show, BET's "ComicView," HBO's "Def Comedy Jam," P. Diddy's "Bad Boys of Comedy," and been called one of the most original acts in comedy. Get ready to laugh. 21+ or 18+ with parent.
Where: Helium Comedy Club at 2031 Sansom St. 19103
When: September 22, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: $25