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he scream of a dirt bike going the wrong way up a city street. The sounds of Latin rap, reggaeton and mumble rap mixtapes blaring up and down the block at all hours of the night. Corner bodegas with uninvited loiterers sitting outside on milk crates shooting the shit. Ah yes, it must be almost summer in Philadelphia. And for whatever reason, it seems to give too many of us carte blanche to completely act a fool. You know summer is ofďŹ cial once the multiple block parties shut down sections of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s grid every weekend, or the mean glares that arrive from daring to break up a splash party in the streets compliments of a unplugged ďŹ re hydrant â&#x20AC;&#x201C; those same glares arriving many times from your own neighbor. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s when you know. And while much of this is a nuisance for some residents of our fair city, you also know that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an unofďŹ cial lift of the frigid temperatures that plagued us all for a large part of last year. Recently, I was having a conversation with one of my neighbors as she planted annuals in her pair of front stoop ďŹ&#x201A;ower pots. For the past two years, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been her mission to make a little urban garden, a taste of green space spot on a block if you will. But she also noted that her ďŹ&#x201A;ower beds also serve as a reminder that, as pretty as they are, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re still planted on a city block. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m constantly pulling stuff out of these beds that donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t belong in here,â&#x20AC;? she said with a wry grin, the type you have when you know someoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mind is actively recalling all the things itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d rather forget. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Cigarette butts are always a given, but thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also trash, beer bottles, you name it. I found a used con-

dom laying in [one of my pots] once.â&#x20AC;? Her quick solution? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I made my husband get it,â&#x20AC;? she jokingly surmised. â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;There was no way I was picking that out. People are so gross, I just donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get it. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s to be expected when you live in a big city, right?â&#x20AC;? I suppose what Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting at here, is that whatever your right of summer passage may be â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and I do believe it varies depending on neighborhood â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always looked to PWâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Summer Guide as a reliable source on whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coming down the pike for the next few months. Even before I worked for this paper, as purely someone just wanting to be in the know, I grabbed this jawn and City Paperâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Guide when it came out. The stuff always differed from the happenings youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d ďŹ nd in traditional publications â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and in times when mastheads stretched a full page length there was so much variety, for me, it was the only go-to. With staff reduction and page sizes shrinking as news media continues its collective, confusing push to digital with no real plan of attack, the idea to inform in both print and digital is always still at the top of our mind. This year, just like in years past, we hoped to take a look at some of the things that you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t ďŹ nd anywhere else when it comes to checking out the summer arts and music scene, festivals and just cool things to do outside. From food to ďŹ lm to books, we searched for the spots outside of the hustle and bustle of Center City that you should certainly consider hopping in a rideshare and checking out. I guess the point Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m making here is that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve always enjoyed the creation of this issue. It for me marked the beginning of summer just as much as an illegal dirt bike racing down the block waking me up at 2 a.m. That, in my mind, will always be authentically summer in Philadelphia. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s my hope that you ďŹ nd the drop of our annual Summer Guide in its own way to be Philly AF too and support us by telling us what you think â&#x20AC;&#x201C; good or bad. Cheers to whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s slated to be another hot ass summer in the City of Brotherly Love. Q TWITTER: @SPRTSWTR




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$10,000,000 Nah, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re good Temple students to stadium:

In the largest ever settlement against the Philadelphia Police Department, a local jury awarded this eight-ďŹ gure sum in favor of Khanefah Boozer last week. In 2011, North Philadelphia police ofďŹ cers accused Boozer of ďŹ ring a gun at them. While he was ultimately acquitted at trial, Boozer, unable to post 10 percent of his $500,000 bail, sat behind bars for almost four years before he was vindicated. 


Well, according to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;majority rulesâ&#x20AC;? rule at least. Some 4,690 undergraduates, graduates and professional students responded to a survey about Templeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s controversial $130 million stadium proposal. The ďŹ nal tally? 58 percent said they didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t support the idea, backing a vocal population of North Philadelphia residents whose lives would be impacted by the facility. Only 30 percent responded in favor of the stadium, and 12 percent had no opinion. Q

Scumbag of the week Stealing from underserved children? Check. Enriching your already rich ass? Double check. This weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worst Philadelphian is, in the humble opinion of this alt-weekly, David T. Schulick, who was convicted by a federal jury on May 7 of embezzling some $800,000 from the School District of Philadelphia through a charter school he operated for at-risk children and spending it â&#x20AC;&#x201C; get this â&#x20AC;&#x201C; renovating his his $1.1 million mansion and his Margate beach home. The kicker: Schulickâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scheme was aided by (now jailed) Chaka Fattah Jr., who helped falsify paperwork and create ghost students to inflate the charter schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s budget. Q




Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been one policy change after another since two black men were arrested at the Starbucks branch near Rittenhouse Square. First, the company announced plans to shut down all locations in late May to hold mandatory racial-bias training for all its employees. And last week, Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz said the company will reverse a longstanding policy and open its bathrooms to everyone â&#x20AC;&#x201C; regardless of whether they make a purchase. No more pulling empty Venti cups out of the trashcan just to get bathroom key code! Q


Meanwhile, in South Phillyâ&#x20AC;Ś The photo of the week comes from the â&#x20AC;&#x153;South Sillyâ&#x20AC;? neighborhood Facebook group. South Silly spends most of its time hating on Ori Feibush and calling out neighborhood bigots, but theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re usually good for a dank meme or two. And nothing really brings Philadelphians together like their mutual hated for the local parking authority. Q


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OUTDOORS Parks on Tap

Want to explore more of Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s green spaces? Back for a third season, the traveling beer garden is quickly becoming a beloved Philly staple. Spanning over 23-weeks at 23-different parks, Parks on Tap connects people with their surrounding communities over brews and bites. In partnership with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Avram Hornik of FCM Hospitality, a portion of the proceeds from Parks on Tap is donated back to the hosting parks. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more, the events are dog-friendly! | Going on through Sept. 30. Times vary. Free. Locations vary.

Movie Nights at The Schmidt's Commons J. FUSCO VISIT PHILLY

Winter is finally gone. That means no excuse to go out and get involved in all the city has to offer this summer.

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Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s go out to the moviesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;and stay out! Come out for Thursday movie nights at Schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commons. Covering one classic, new-release, superhero and musical ďŹ lm each month, bring a chair or blanket for the ďŹ lm series that has something in store for all movie lovers. | Going on through the spring and summer. 7pm. Free. The Schmidt Commons, 1001 N. 2nd St.

Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest

Your complete guide to (almost) everything going down in Philly this summer BY KERITH GABRIEL AND ANDREA CANTOR


ur relationship with winters in Philadelphia is like a forced friendship. You play nice, but as soon as backs are turned the middle finger goes into full effect. It truly felt like this winter was particularly long and depressing. It did give us a few teasing days of warm temperatures but then it remembered that it is in fact a cruel POS and returned to its regularly scheduled douchebaggery. In winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s feeble defense, there were good times to remember. No one cared about cold temperatures while  0$<

basking in a Super Bowl victory, as we all bundled up to watch parade confetti fall up Broad Street and along the Parkway. Still feels like yesterdayâ&#x20AC;Ś At any rate, the turn to seasonably warmer temperatures means the return of a host of festivals, fairs, concerts and all kinds of features. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pop-ups of all types, drink specials, and outside seating at many city restaurants. You got movie nights and a free concert and fireworks spectacular coming in July to get amped for. With that said, this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s PW Summer Guide hopes to provide a look at all of the seasonal outdoor treats you need to get up â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and get out to explore.

Who needs to go down the shore when Summerfest is fully up-and-running? While Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest is currently open on weekends, the amusement park will be back seven days a week starting on Memorial Day Weekend. Get your classic summertime kicks with carnival games, rides and concession stands. Bring the whole family for roller-skating and mini-golf. | May 20-Sept. 3. Times vary. Free admission. Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. places/blue-cross-riverrink-summerfest


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urban garden. Running through fall, come for gardening workshops and performances. The installation will bring forward conversations about social equity and food security, needed policies for city health, and the beneďŹ ts of urban farming. The farm will produce an estimated 1,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables to be donated to Broad Street Ministry. | June 15. Times vary. Free. Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F Kennedy Blvd. programs/farm-for-the-city/


Roots Picnic This summer, letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get back to our Roots â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Roots Picnic that is! Hosted by the very funny Dave Chappelle, come to Philly hip-hop group The Rootsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; annually curated jam session extravaganza. With music stages as well as a podcast and lifestyle stage, you are in for a treat of the very best in entertainment. The headliners of this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Roots Picnic include: Lil Uzi Vert, Dirty Projectors, The Diplomats, 2 Chainz, 6Lack, Dvsn and Brandy. | Saturday, June 2. Times vary. $75. Festival Pier at Pennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing, 601 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd. rootspicnic. com/philly/

Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Get ready for an epic 11 days of art performances from around the world, all in the city of Philly. The festival will include more than 50 performances of music, dance and comedy as well as many, many blood-curdling, breathtaking, gravity-defying acts of artistry. A number of events will be free and outdoors, such as the Broad Street block party that will be replete with artists, rides, games and food. | May 31-June 10. Times vary. Prices vary. Locations vary.


LGBTQIA community for acceptance, love and an unbelievably fun parade and festival. Headlining this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival is comedian Margaret Cho. | June 10. 11:30am. Free for parade. $15 for festival. Parade starts in the heart of the Gayborhood. Festival is at Great Plaza at Pennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest outdoor art show, come to the bi-annual Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show that was founded in 1928. Centrally located, take in the beauty of professional artworks amongst the trees. With a range of mediums from painting to sculpture, there is sure to be a piece to capture your attention. | June 1-3. 11am-7pm, June 1-2. 11am-5pm, June 3. Free. Rittenhouse Square.

Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get cultural this summer. From the Irish gig to Indian spices and cuisine, celebrate the diversity of Philly with weekly outdoor festivals. For more than 20 years, PECO Multicultural Festival has brought the sights, sounds and tastes around the globe right to Philly. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lineup includes: Philadelphia Irish Festival, Islamic Heritage Festival, Juneteenth Festival, Hispanic Fiesta, ACANA African Festival, Festival of India, Caribbean Festival, Blue Corn Green and Organic Festival, Brazilian Day, and Mexican Independence Day. | June 3-Sept. 16. Times vary. Free. Great Plaza at Pennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Chestnut Street.

Center City District Sips Get over those summer hump days with sips on the cheap. Promoting after-work nightlife, all participating restaurants and bars will offer $6 cocktails, $5 wine, $4 beer and half-priced appetizers. Keep an eye out, some places have extra late-night happy hours for Sips. | June 6-Aug. 29. Wednesdays, 5-7pm. Free.

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Get ready for the glitz, the glamour and the pride! Celebrating 30 years of Philly PrideDay, break out the rainbow colors and radiate the amazingness that is you! Join the


Rail Park Proving itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not off the rails, ďŹ nally there is a date for the unveiling of Rail Parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ rst phase! Come to the opening of the greeniďŹ ed park that has repurposed unused rail lines into an innovative public-space. Enjoy the ďŹ rst quarter-mile of the parkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 3-mile project. | June 14. 11am-2pm. Free. 13th and Noble streets.

Summer Ale Festival Letâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s get wild with the wild. For an event that is all about the monkey business, indulge in an unlimited sampling of 150-plus local craft brews among the animals at the Philadelphia Zoo. Enjoy local food trucks, live entertainment, games, and animal meet-andgreets! An annual fundraiser for the Philadelphia Zoo, do good while you feel good. | June 23. 7-10pm. Prices vary. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave.

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Fete Day Step inside the 18th-century private homes of Elfreth's Alley, and learn about the preservation of the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest residential street. Take part in this 75-year-old tradition, and tour homes normally closed off to the public. Between house-hopping, enjoy drinks and light snacks, music and craft demonstrations. | June 2. 1-5pm. $10-$25. Elfreth's Alley, 124-126 Elfreth's Alley.

This one is for the book worms. Taking summer reading to a whole new level, come for a day-long reading of one of the greatest works of all time, James Joyceâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ulysses.â&#x20AC;? The outdoor reading will be accompanied by artists, public ďŹ gures, and other Philly personalities. Part of the worldwide celebration of the Irish writer and novel, Bloomsdayâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;derived from â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ulyssesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? protagonist Leopold Bloomâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;will also feature live music inspired by the novel, a beer garden and food vendors. For an added bonus, visitors will have free admission to Rosenbach Museum and Library, which houses â&#x20AC;&#x153;Of Two Mindsâ&#x20AC;? and pages of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ulyssesâ&#x20AC;? manuscript. | June 16. 11am-8pm. Free. The Rosenbach, 2008-2010 Delancey Pl.

Throw on your overalls and working boots, because we are headed to the farm. On second thought, you probably can leave the getup at home for the Pennsylvania Horticultural Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s innovative and interactive

Calling all art lovers and shoppers! The tri-state's largest outdoor, juried arts festival, meet both emerging and established artists and pursue crafted items from all medium types. Shop among the handmade goods and art pieces, crafted by local and national artists at this annual festival that garners around 200,000 collectors, buyers and designers. | June 23-24. Times vary. Free. Main Street, Manayunk.



Wawa Welcome America Where else to celebrate our countryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s independence than in the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s birthplace of Philadelphia?! Sponsored by City of Philadelphia, Wawa, Comcast NBCUniversal, and Live Nation, get those patriotic-selves ready for more than 50 free citywide events. For all things red, white and blue, the weekend will be jam-packed with concerts, block parties, movie nights, ďŹ reworks, and many more activities to honor our young but great country. | June 28-July 4. Times vary. Locations vary.

Bastille Day

We all know Marie Antoinetteâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s infamous words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Let them eat Tastykake!â&#x20AC;? followed by 2,000 Butterscotch Krimpets being thrown from the Bastille. Wait, no, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not what happened? Well it is at Eastern State Penitentiaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual Bastille Day celebration. Commemorate the historic storming of the Bastille prison that propelled the French Revolution into fruition with a fun and fully-immersive reenactment. Not the traditional retelling, the skit will also showcase Joan of Arc, Benjamin Franklin, Vladimir Putin and a six-foot-tall French baguette as well as incorporate conversations about contemporary politics and issues facing the everyday lives of Philadelphians. In partnership with the Bearded Ladies, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll certainly feel the LibertĂŠ! EgalitĂŠ! FraternitĂŠ! | July 14. 5:30pm. Free. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave. easternstate. org/visit/events/bastille-day


Pictures in the Park Watch your favorite ďŹ lms on the big screen in Dilworth Park. No Friday night will be boring with ďŹ lm screenings adjacent to City Hall. Come early to play movie trivia and to listen to the ďŹ lmâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s soundtrack. This seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lineup of ďŹ lms include: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star Wars: The Last Jedi,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Wrinkle in Time,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Panther,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Ready Player One,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Greatest Showmanâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wonder Woman.â&#x20AC;? | July 20-Aug. 24. 8:30pm. Free. Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.

Nential Music Festival brings a whole lineup of jams heard on the Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s public radio station, WXPN 88.5FM. From up-and-comers to established performers, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in for an array of talent on the Camden Riverfront. Taking place at BB&T Pavilion and Wiggins Park, headliner acts include: David Byrne, Sylvan Esso, The War on Drugs, Sturgill Simpson, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and Fantastic Negrito. | July 27-29. Times vary. Prices vary. XPoNential Music Festival, 2 Riverside Drive. Camden, NJ.

this citizen-led initiative. Why stay cooped up inside when you can safely roam around the streets of Philly? | Aug. 11. 8am-1pm. Free. North Broad Street, between City Hall and Erie Avenue.

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2nd Street Festival The Oval+ Forget the circle, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the oval of life! Back for its sixth year, Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation host the pop-up park that will keep you busy from the AM to PM. From art installations and family-friendly activities to movie and music nights, you will have a blast all day long at the Oval+. For food and drink, enjoy a rotation of food trucks as well as a beer garden. | TBA. Free. The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

XPoNential Music Festival Three days, three stages, 30-plus performances. Celebrating its 25th year, the XPo-

Turn your Sunday into a fun-day with one of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest craft and music festivals. Celebrating the big 1-0, the decade-old festival is all about supporting local businesses and beautifying its Northern Libertiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; home. Come for food, drinks, and shopping and stay for the live, local entertainment at three stages. | Aug. 5. Noon-10pm. Free.

Philly Free Streets Go play in the streetâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;no, really itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all good! Today is all about #PhillyFreeStreets. The roads will be shut down for a day of play in car-free streets. Go for a bike ride, walk, or run. Bring the whole family out for

Why go to the theater or stay on the couch for a movie when you can watch a ďŹ&#x201A;ick outdoors? Bring blanket or chair, and enjoy a ďŹ lm under the nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sky. For four Fridays, Clark Park will feature a ďŹ lm for the public, including: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Back to the Future,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Coco,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Wrinkle in Timeâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Panther.â&#x20AC;? Foods will be available for purchase, so you can snack while watching the featured ďŹ lm. | Aug. 10-31. 8pm. Free. Clark Park, 43004398 Baltimore Ave. movies-clark-park


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SAXOPHONES AND PERCUSSION World Premieres by Susie Ibarra Tyshawn Sorey Elizabeth Hoffman Max Chung Plus music by Robert Capanna Concert 1 June 2 @ 3 PM Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Philadelphia Regional Library 68 W. Chelten Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19144 Concert 2 June 4 @ 6:30 PM Parkway Central Library Montgomery Hall Free Library of Philadelphia 1901 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19103 Complete information at concerts/color-theory-2-0 FREE ADMISSION â&#x20AC;&#x201D; JUST SHOW UP!





Looking for summer reads from Philly and non-Philly authors? Check this out.

City of mirrors

Philly author Nathaniel Popkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new novel unearths a buried chapter of Philly history in a time-bending tale of anarchists, urbanists and immigrants. BY MAX MARIN


hat do you think about as you stroll through Washington Square Park? Are you haunted by the potterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ďŹ eld, a burial ground for the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s anonymous poor and marginalized in the early 1700s? Or are you thinking about the bad breakup you had on that bench beneath the moon tree? â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are often trapped by personal memory,â&#x20AC;? says Nathaniel Popkin, whose work â&#x20AC;&#x201C; both in his books and through the website Hidden City Daily â&#x20AC;&#x201C; peels back the layers of Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s built environment. Popkinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new novel, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything is Borrowed,â&#x20AC;? follows architect Nicholas Moscowitz as he lands one of the biggest commissions of his career. But the project site carries an unforeseen problem: a buried history of a 19th century Jewish anarchist, also named Mos-


kowitz. As the architect attempts to uncover the past, he discovers a mirror into his own life as well as the city itself. Explore the story behind the story, as Popkin tells it to Philly Weekly.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Everything Is Borrowedâ&#x20AC;? is as much a story about place as it is its central character â&#x20AC;&#x201C; protagonist Nicholas Moskowitz. What was the kernel idea behind the novel? Anarchists, in the common imagination, are people who tear down, rip apart, destroy. This reputation comes from their desire to remove the state, remove religion, remove corporate control and start over. But anarchism as a philosophy is about nurturing organic community, sharing property, living together, but with a high regard for personal freedom. It is about building up.

Architects are supposed to be the builders up, and yet in this novel, the architect Nicholas Moscowitz has hit a creative block â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he struggles particularly with how to practice his profession in an authentic, original, and just way â&#x20AC;&#x201C; this is a kind of Jewish struggle. To go forward he needs to tear down â&#x20AC;&#x201C; his own practice, the commission heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supposed to be working on, and in the rubble try to rebuild. In this struggle, he discovers a ďŹ gure with the same name, Julius Moskowitz, who comes to the U.S. in the 1880s and at some point as a young man becomes an anarchist. By assembling the architecture of Juliusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; life from the scant historical record, Nicholas discovers that on Yom Kippur 1889, Julius, who was dressed for prayer in a white outďŹ t, signifying purity, set up his peddler stand in the Washington Market across from the Love of Mercy synagogue on Bainbridge Street. Working on the holy day is forbidden, but not only that Julius stood there facing the synagogue and he recited anarchist tracts, what they called a â&#x20AC;&#x153;pure prayer.â&#x20AC;? This was a taunt aimed at the powerful. In those days many of the anarchists in Philadelphia were Jewish immigrants and many of them focused their actions on the stranglehold of religious tradition, which in their minds represented authority, arbitrary and unreasonable power, and subjugation. Julius, with his very public protest, goaded the religious into self-betrayal: they came outside and assaulted him. Discovering this incident from history causes Nicholas to face a similar kind of act from his own past. And in that reckoning, borrowing from Juliusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; life as he pieces it together, Nicholas begins to see how he might start again. Yom Kippur, after all, signals a kind of rebirth. I read about Moskowitz the anarchist a long time ago and stored it away. It fascinated me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and it became for me a way to treat themes like self-betrayal, cruelty and regret in a novel form.

The title lends itself to both to Moskowitzâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ancestral journey and his dive into the heart of the heart of the city. Do you believe cities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; their monuments, landscapes, ideas â&#x20AC;&#x201C; can be vehicles to explore our personal lives, or is it a one-way relationship? I believe that the city, like a book, can be read in its various ways â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in the layers that each of us creates. The layers collect over time. The city, like a life, collects in layers. This is a novel of digging through the layers in search of meaning. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s also a novel about memory and how people and physical places can trigger it, in a powerful way. Cities do form us and we form them and you can read the process in the landscape.

The theory of the double seems to figure largely here. Did you want to incorporate that into the book? Yes, certainly. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a literary trope, I suppose. In this novel Nicholas is mirrored by Julius (Moskowitz and Moskowitz) and Eva by Nadia. Anarchists mirror architects. As Nicholas tries to frame together the facts of Juliusâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; life, he ďŹ nds analogs: other anarchists, like Emma Goldman, or the immigrant Waechter, born and died the same year. Q Everything Is Borrowed. New Door Books. 227 Pages. $24.95 (hardcover). $9.95 (Kindle). TWITTER: @MAXMMARIN

NEW FROM PHILLY WRITERS GENERAL MOTORS Ryan Eckes, Split Lip Press, $16 Like Hollywood chase scenes in prose, Eckesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; poems fill the page with a punch. â&#x20AC;&#x153;General Motorsâ&#x20AC;? speeds through the movie set of late-stage capitalism, neoliberal labor fantasies and Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s postindustrial identity.

JAZZERCISE IS A LANGUAGE Gabriel Ojeda-Sague, The Operating System, $18-23 Ojeda-Sague may be one of Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s funniest poets. He calls his latest book â&#x20AC;&#x153;a long poem that wants to be a smiling, skinny white woman.â&#x20AC;? But donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t let the Spandex and 1980s leg warmers and Richard Simmons references fool you into thinking this isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t also serious work about pop culture, sexuality and individual liberation.

TAKE OUT DELIVERY Paul Seigell, Spuyten Press, $15 A regular on the Philly poetry scene, Paul Siegellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fourth book presents a mashup of â&#x20AC;&#x153;exuberant, encyclopedic poemsâ&#x20AC;? that will leave you feeling â&#x20AC;&#x153;like being at a fireworks show whose explosions morph into exposĂŠ,â&#x20AC;? says fellow Philly poet Kevin Varrone.

OTHER BOOKS IN SEASON WELCOME TO LAGOS Chibundu Onuzo, Catapult, $26 Onuzo weaves a heartfelt tale of intertwining lives in Nigeria where young army officer Chike Ameobi goes AWOL after being ordered to kill his innocent countrymen. The story follows our protagonistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s journey to the African nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest city where a political scandal quickly unfolds.

THE FEMALE PERSUASION Meg Wolitzer, Random House, $17 You may know Wolitzer as the New York Timesbestselling author of The Interestings. Her latest work explores the egoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s need to be seen, idol worship, intergenerational feminist movements and much more in a story told with Wolitzerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deft and charming narrative style.

BACK TALK Danielle Lazarin, Penguin Books, $16 This widely acclaimed debut collection should be high up on summer reading lists for short story lovers and short attention spans alike. Danielle Lazarinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s work, according to Philly author Carmen Maria Machado, â&#x20AC;&#x153;joins a growing canon of quietly realist stories that establish womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s experiences as worthy of literary attention."


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Lil Uzi Vert is a local act we expect big things from this summer, but hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a few acts coming locally that we should all get excited about.


Now that a five month saga found him released from prison, Meek Mill has vowed to be a voice for reform and many expect his new work in the studio to reflect that.

Droppin major heat PW takes a look at the five Philly rappers to watch this summer BY GREGORY DALE


imply put, summers in Philly are always lit. The best concerts and events are right in our backyard and two major music festivals â&#x20AC;&#x201C; The Roots Picnic and Budweiserâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Made in America â&#x20AC;&#x201C; annually open and close the season. Rappers typically tend to capitalize off of this to provide the soundtracks to your turn up in an attempt to create the sought-after summer anthem. Anxiously watching and waiting for this seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dope albums, mixtapes and singles, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s our list of Philly emcees weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re keeping an eye on to do just that.

Meek Mill Following his release from prison on April 24, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s clear that Meek Mill is a changed man. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popped up on various news outlets, and earlier this May popped up on stage at Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Rolling Loud Festival. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vowed to use his most recent experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; one that saw him locked up for ďŹ ve months â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as an intense advocate for


criminal justice reform. Mill, 31, was arrested in November 2017 for probation violation, following a 2007 conviction on drug and gun charges. The day of his release, he tweeted: â&#x20AC;&#x153;To the Philly District Attorneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ofďŹ ce, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m grateful for your commitment to justice. I understand that many people of color across the country donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues.â&#x20AC;? Now that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s back and on a mission, you can only expect that his new music will be reďŹ&#x201A;ective of that. Additionally, heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s due for a summer banger. Check out previous summer singles â&#x20AC;&#x153;Monster,â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a Bossâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Litty,â&#x20AC;? as prime past examples.

Chill Moody By himself, Chill Moody was already a major force in the Philly hip hop scene. In 2014, He won â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Rapperâ&#x20AC;? in Philadelphia Magazineâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best of Phillyâ&#x20AC;? issue and has taken on the role as Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s music ambassador. Recently, he joined forces with Philly songstress Donn T, who is Quest-

The idea of a night out under the stars or weekend full of great live music sounds fantastic. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a few acts to consider this summer. Chad Valley Known for his R&B-inspired e-pop, Chad Valley is a unique sound that is set to headline Milkboy Philly for what should be a pretty electric night (pun intended); especially given the pairing of Philly-based artists, tiedye kye and the sounds of Chris Coulton, better known as the one-man digital show that is Dream Safari. | May 26, 8:30pm. $13$15. Milkboy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St.

Pitbull As the headliner for Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual massive July 4 celebration, Miamiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pitbull (aka Mr. Worldwide) will take the stage on the Parkway for the Wawa Welcome America celebration. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll highlight a night when the sky will be lit up with fireworks at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a free show on Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s biggest night in your hometown. You have no excuse. | July 4, 7pm. Free. Select venues.

Sam Smith Sam Smith â&#x20AC;&#x201C; do you really need any more of a sell than that? Promoting his second studio album, the English singer with the killer vocals is on his The Thrill of It All Tour. Even if you have to take the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Midnight Trainâ&#x20AC;? home, the night will sure be worth it with songs, like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Too Good at Goodbyes,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x153;Baby, You Make Me Crazy,â&#x20AC;?â&#x20AC;&#x153;One Last Songâ&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;No Peace.â&#x20AC;? | July 4. 8pm. Prices vary. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.

Arcade Fire Thought you missed Arcade Fireâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Everything Now Tour? Well â&#x20AC;&#x153;Wake Up,â&#x20AC;? because â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good God Damnâ&#x20AC;? the band announced new dates with a continued tour. Groove out to the rock groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s retro stylings. | July 19. 6:30pm. $60.50. Festival Pier, 601 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.


MUSIC Beach House What says summer more than Beach House â&#x20AC;&#x201C; well not an actual beach house, but the band! Whisk off to the dream pop land of music. The duo is set to release their latest album â&#x20AC;&#x153;7â&#x20AC;? in May, but get a taste of the album with their already released single â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lemon Glow.â&#x20AC;? | July 26. 8:30pm. Prices vary. Tower Theater, S. 69th St. and Ludlow St., Upper Darby.

Trombone Shortyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Voodoo Threauxdown Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it to New Orleans to celebrate its 300th anniversary? No worries! New Orleans is coming to you in the form of a street party lineup of jazzy beats. In celebration of the milestone, American musician, producer, actor and philanthropist Trombone Shorty curated Voodoo Threauxdown to bring the New Orleans pride on tour. Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue also headlines the show that includes Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and New Breed Brass Band, along with special appearances by Cyril Neville and Walter Wolfman Washington. | Aug. 12 6pm. $48.50. River Stage at Great Plaza, Columbus Blvd.

The Blasters Want a full dose of rock and roll? The Blasters will kick out the â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Musicâ&#x20AC;? jams. Formed in 1979, the band breaks the boundaries of blues, rockabilly, country, R&B and rock and roll into one slamming set. Flat Duo Jets and Full Blown Cherry will also take the stage. | Aug. 12. 7pm. $25.

Steve Martin and Martin Short Two comedians and a banjo. Need more of a hint? Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Steve Martin and Martin Short of course! The comic legends and real-life friends are touring with their variety show that will be filled with laughs and music. Joining the pair will be Grammy Award-winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jimmy Kimmel Liveâ&#x20AC;? keyboardist Jeff Babko. While the artists joke that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a forgettable evening, it is still a night you don't want to miss! | 8pm. Aug. 30. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave. steve-martin-and-martin-short

Made in America Music Festival When Labor Day Weekend rolls around, music fansâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; ears perk up for Jay-Zâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s annual music festival in Philly! Last year, the two-day fest had more than 50 acts with Jay-Z, J. Cole, and The Chainsmokers as the headliners. Details for 2018â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Made in Americaâ&#x20AC;? have not been released yet, but keep checking their website for updates! | Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-2. Prices vary. The Benjamin Franklin Parkway.


loveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s sister, to form the collective, &More. The duo released the single â&#x20AC;&#x153;My Own Lightâ&#x20AC;? and an accompanying video earlier this month. Their forthcoming EP Ethel Bobcat is set to be released later this year. According to NPR, expect a series of other videos from the project also on the horizon.

Tierra Whack It was apparent that Tierra Whack was going to be a star when she was just a teen. In 2011, she appeared on DJ Cosmic Kevâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Come Up Showâ&#x20AC;? on Power 99 (98.9-FM) as Dizzle Dizz and also got the opportunity to rap for Meek Mill and A$AP Rocky. In 2015, she ditched

her former moniker and started releasing new music under her real name. Last year, she debuted with her single, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mumbo Jumbo.â&#x20AC;? The single, which is a nod to â&#x20AC;&#x153;mumble rap,â&#x20AC;? was heavily featured in the blogosphere for its unique sound and even more uniquely eerie video. In March, she performed at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin. Keeping it local, Whack is on the bill of the Roots Picnic in June. She hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t yet released a full mixtape or album, but with her growing fanbase and rising proďŹ le, that will most likely change soon.

Kur Last summer, Kur blessed his

fans with a pair of mixtapes just months apart. The ďŹ rst, 180, was released in May and Da 9 was released in August. In March of this year, he released Madness, a 10-track mixtape complete with features from California emcee Mozzy and fellow Philly native Tierra Whack. Since his arrival, the rapid-ďŹ&#x201A;ow emcee has remained consistent. Time will tell if he keeps that same energy into this summer. Hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hoping history repeats itself.

Lil Uzi Vert Lil Uzi Vert smashed last summer when his Luv is Rage 2 album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard

charts. That project spawned the summer anthems â&#x20AC;&#x153;X0 Tour Llif3â&#x20AC;? and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sauce it Up.â&#x20AC;? Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been keeping a relatively low proďŹ le these days, apart from his recent appearances on â&#x20AC;&#x153;Shootaâ&#x20AC;? with Playboi Carti and â&#x20AC;&#x153;Watchâ&#x20AC;? with Travis Scott and Kanye West. However, he revealed last month that new music may be on the way. On Instagram, the 23-year-old rapper posted from a friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s phone: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Uzi is currently working on the best music in his and your life so he does not have a phone. New music soon.â&#x20AC;? Cryptic, yet so inviting. Q TWITTER: @DA7THLETTER


FILM Horror is tricky to get right â&#x20AC;&#x201C; miss the timing by a second and the scare is ruined. To do it well, the production quality must be near perfect and the acting must be believable enough to keep the viewer emotionally frazzled enough to scare without frying all of their feelings. With stronger performances from lead Toni Collette (Sixth Sense, Little Miss Sunshine) and supporting actor Alex Wolff (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Patriots Day), Arster balances these tensions masterfully while delivering a story that is both thematically rich and thought provoking.

Incredibles 2 (June 15)


The familiar duo of George Clooney and Brad Pitt arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in the latest installment of the Oceanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s series, but this all-female cast spearheaded by Sandra Bullock promises to be just as inviting.

Popcorn ready A guide to the upcoming flicks you should check out this summer BY LOGAN J. GARDNER


tâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not going to be a gorgeous day every day. For those not-so-nice days, consider getting out and going to see a few of these upcoming ďŹ lms. Some are destined to be blockbusters, some will most likely be duds, these are some of both and the hidden gems in between. Double butter on that popcorn, folks.

Oceanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8 (June 8) You saw Oceanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eleven. Then you saw 12, which made 13 a must-see. But forget all that you think you know about Danny Ocean and his heists in the fourth installment of these much-loved action-comedies. Step one â&#x20AC;&#x201C; watch the trailer. Danny Ocean is nowhere to be found. But how is that possible you ask. This is an Oceanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s movie! Meet Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), Dannyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s recently released from prison, longestranged sister. If Danny bets big, then Debbie bets bigger, and, when Debbie hears about a $150 million necklace at the Met Gala, she immediately gets down to the business of stealing it. Like its predecessors, Oceanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 8 features an all-star cast as an extraordinary team of robbers. The twist? Femme fatale. Cate Blanchett (Lou), Mindy Kaling (Amita), Sarah Paulson


(Tammy), AwkwaďŹ na (Constance), Rihanna (!) (Nine Ball), and Helena Bonham Carter (Rose) join Debby in varying degrees of reluctance to pull off the heist of the century. The target? Celebrity Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) during the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s glitziest party â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the Met Gala. On its own, a Met Gala movie is compelling. The star-studded annual event is the undisputed highlight of New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event calendar and has captured the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s imagination for decades. But a heist too! And if the cast wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already good enough, Dakota Fanning is in an unnamed role, James Corden is Anne Hathawayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s conďŹ dant, Matt Damon reprises his role, and the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most famous celebrities (Anna Wintour, Kim Kardashian West, Olivia Munn, Kylie Jenner, Adriana Lima and Zayn Malik, among many others) all have cameos. You donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t want to miss this.

Hereditary (June 8) Called the â&#x20AC;&#x153;scariest movies in decadesâ&#x20AC;? by people who like scary movies, Hereditary asks the age-old question of Greek tragedies â&#x20AC;&#x201C; is it worse to bring about your own ruin or to be irrevocably doomed? Familiar in a Hawthornian-dripping-in-blood kind of way, director Ari Arsterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s debut manages to be otherworldly while staying relatable enough that it disarms and then disembowels the viewer.

It is ďŹ nally here. Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s favorite animated family of super-heroes is back and â&#x20AC;Ś not so better than ever. The sequel begins where the 2004 movie ended â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with the introduction of The Underminer (voice of John Ratzenberger) and the return to the heroics of daily life for Helen â&#x20AC;&#x153;Elastigirlâ&#x20AC;? (Holly Hunter), Bob â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mr. Incredibleâ&#x20AC;? (Craig T Nelson) and their kids, Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Huck Milner), and baby Jack-Jack Parr. But with Bob staying at home with Violet and Dash, the transition back to domesticity has not gone smoothly for the Parr family. When a new villain named Screenslaver (even the name hits close to home) arrives with a diabolical plan for destruction, the Incredibles and Frozone (Samuel L Jackson) must join together again to stop him The original The Incredibles is a modern classic. The all-American family, represented by the Parrs, that you see at work, school, the mall, wherever is not as vanilla as you might think. Their lives, too, are heroic, even if invisibly so. Every family member is an indispensable hero, perhaps baby Jack-Jack most of all.

Mission: Impossible â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Fallout (July 27) Sure, Fallout may be the sixth Mission Impossible installment, but can you name a better summer ďŹ&#x201A;ick than the spy-action monument that is the Mission Impossible series? This time around, super-spy Ethan Hunt (reprised by Tom Cruise) of the IMF ends his mission badly, placing the world in danger. To save the day, Hunt must fulďŹ ll his original brieďŹ ng against CIA orders. Chased by assassins and allies alike, Hunt races the clock to avoid global catastrophe. Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation, Jack Reacher) returns as writer and director of Fallout, which is promising given the success of Rogue Nation. Returning along with McQuarrie is the most of

the classic Mission: Impossible cast, including Rebecca Ferguson, Alec Baldwin and Simon Pegg. Henry Cavill (Superman), Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby make for interesting additions to an already dynamic cast. Cruise, meanwhile, continues to elevate his role through crazy stunts that are bound to be audience highlights.

Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25) Spin-off stories have a mixed modern history. If JK Rowling canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pull it off, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure Ron Howard can either. Especially when he was brought in at the last minute to replace Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who cite â&#x20AC;&#x153;creative differencesâ&#x20AC;? with Star Wars creator Lawrence Kasdan, as the reason for their ďŹ ring. If productionâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not sold on the vision of a challenging project less than a year before its premiere, then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not either.

Jurassic World: The Fallen Kingdom (June 22) The ďŹ rst Jurassic World was a stunning, billion-dollar blockbuster. Fallen Kingdom is one of the most hotly anticipated movies of the year, with many of the ďŹ lm critic friends thinking that it can, against the impossible bars that have been set by Black Panther and Avengers, win the year in the box ofďŹ ce.

Sicario 2: Soldado (June 29) The box ofďŹ ce success of Sicario rested upon Denis Villeneuveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s directorial brilliance (while its popularity can be traced to NetďŹ&#x201A;ix, in my opinion). Although he has gone on to do bigger and better things (see: Blade Runner: 2049â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s $150 million budget), his lead actors, Benicio del Toro (â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Collectorâ&#x20AC;? from the Avengers) and Josh Brolin (Thanos from, again, the Avengers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; you cannot escape the Avengers in 2018) return to star in the sequel. Without Villeneuve directing (his replacement, Stefano Sollima, is a rookie on the big screen) and memorable characters from the original plot, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m doubtful this sequel will succeed (Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m getting Taken 2 vibes).

Sorry to Bother You (July 6) Described as a â&#x20AC;&#x153;near-future satirical comedyâ&#x20AC;? of a black telemarketer who uses his â&#x20AC;&#x153;white man voiceâ&#x20AC;? to become the star of his company, I am not sold on the premise or the trailer. It deserves a mention, however, because it stars Lakeith StanďŹ eld (Atlanta, Get Out) who is an absolute breakout star in the black satire sub-genre. Q TWITTER: @LJMOVIES






Although the collaboration was made official in March, summer will be a key factor in determining whether Green Eggs Cafe Fishtown and Medusa Pizzeria will take off as anticipated.

Green Eggs and pizza Brunch by day and authentic Italian by night, hereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the merger between Medusa and Green Eggs may have arrived at the perfect time BY KERITH GABRIEL


here was always something missing about Medusa. On the outside looking in, the Fishtown pizza palace has it all: gorgeous, inviting with a great location and a killer roof deck. But for whatever reason, the idea of authentic Italian fare never caught on as the restaurant catered to sparse numbers during its limited evening hours of operation on weeknights and found itself with too many empty tables on the weekends. It was owned and operated by the Villico family, who already lay claim to a trio of longtime city pizza joints in Margherita Pizza (60 S. 2nd St.), Joeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pizza (122 S. 16th St.) and Ciao Pizza on 1709 Chestnut St.


But in February, Green Eggs Cafe announced that it was expanding its reach into the River Wards with the purchase of Medusa. With only a few cosmetic changes to its tables along with a revamp and unveil of a menu in March, the eclectic space is transformed into brunch by day and classic Italian pizzas by night. The concept is unlike any other at Green Eggsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; other locations. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a concept that could be the soft opening for a slew of eateries coming to the beaches of Wildwood as itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s rumored that the Green Eggs brand is looking to open a number of hybrid day-night eateries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; PW has learned that Green Eggs which hosts naming rights to Medusa is looking to open a second one on the Jersey Shore. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a savvy and timely move.

Medusaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s location at York and Gaul streets is nestled on the border of where old Fishtown ends and the rapidly growing East Kensington begins, the immediate extension of what Forbes recently called â&#x20AC;&#x153;Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hottest new neighborhood.â&#x20AC;? Like much of the city, this section on the FishtownKensington border has seen immense development and increased foot trafďŹ c, making a spring launch into the summer season of outdoor dining appear a perfect time. The Villicos reportedly noted the move allowed more of a focus back on other locations, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a slightly different tune than the one sang in 2016 when they opened Medusa as a hopeful crown jewel of their empire, converting the old warehouse space into one of Fishtownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most gorgeous and spacious eateries. As for Green Eggsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; popular brunch menu, it hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t changed, and the price points remain the same as they do at many of its locations. So for those in love with the Cookie Dough Stuffed French Toast ($14), the Chicken and WafďŹ&#x201A;es Benedict ($13) or the Vegan option of Pecan Pie French Toast ($14), which consists of a creme brulee batter, stuffed with pecan pie ďŹ lling, vanilla streusel, chantilly cream and pecan pieces, then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in luck. Almost forgot to mention: Green Eggsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; management is awaiting its liquor license. As of now, the location is still BYO, but license approval just in time for summer will bode well in an effort to accommodate those looking both for a speciality breakfast cocktail by day and a happy hour special on the roof deck by night. Q TWITTER: @SPRTSWTR

YOU GOTTA EAT HERE Summer transforms Philadelphia, especially its award-winning restaurant scene. Seating spills onto sidewalks, sun umbrellas become distinguishing features, and diners donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t mind waiting for a spot on the back patio. From East Falls to South Philadelphia, here are some restaurants worth visiting this summer. In Riva Philadelphia native Chef Arthur Cavaliere combined his two favorite cities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Philadelphia and Naples â&#x20AC;&#x201C; when conceptualizing In Riva. This East Falls Italian restaurant specializes in Neapolitan-style pizzas, homemade pasta, and other classic dishes from Southern Italy. The name â&#x20AC;&#x153;In Rivaâ&#x20AC;? translates to, â&#x20AC;&#x153;along the banks,â&#x20AC;? a fitting title for its location a few paces from the Schuylkill River. Their patio has 100 seats that overlook the waterfront, including a bar with an eclectic wine list. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bikes Welcomeâ&#x20AC;? sign that can be seen from Kelly Drive, inviting cyclists to break for an Italian beer. Their â&#x20AC;&#x153;Pizza and Puppiesâ&#x20AC;? sign welcomes diners with dogs too. | 4116 Ridge Ave.

The Revolution House Located in historic Old City, The Revolution House is home to the neighborhoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only roof-deck. The building was once the Quaker Friends Meetinghouse, and the original 1798 brick has been incorporated in the design. Vintage bottles hang from the bar, repurposed Philadelphia school doors are used as paneling, and antique skeleton keys are inlaid in the tables. Their menu features classics like chicken pot pie, a cheesesteak sandwich, and mac and cheese. A warm afternoon can be spent on the roof-deck, drinking a Yards Philly Pale Ale while looking out over Christ Church and the Ben Franklin Bridge. | 200 Market St.

Murphâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bar This classic Irish pub can be found on Girard Avenue, right in the heart of Fishtown. Patrons drink Yuengling at the bar while watching the basketball game. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a dart board on the wall, a dimlylit lamp shade attached to a bust of Elvis, and a few pieces of taxidermy. In the back is a tiny dining area, serving authentic Italian food. The chef comes straight from Puglia, Italy, and the food is so good that the wait is often one to three hours. Their chalkboard menu features handmade lobster ravioli, spaghetti, and veal Tortellacci (although the menu is always changing.) Their back patio has two picnic benches so guests can eat top-notch Italian food in a secluded backyard. | 202 E. Girard Ave. bar/

Aksum A Mediterranean cafe with an indemand brunch, Aksum is a foodie favorite in West Philly. The dining space is intimate, clean-cut, airy, and filled with natural light. Guests can be seen through the large, open windows as servers open BYO bottles of wine. The menu features tastes from the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe. Dishes like Tunisian Spiced Shrimp, Greek Lamb Chops, and curry tofu are accompanied by tapas like stuffed grape leaves, steamed mussels, and Roman artichokes. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a buzz around Aksumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brunch, which features dishes like Turkish scrambled eggs and curry tofu scramble. Much of the menu can be converted into vegan or vegetarian dishes, giving all diners plenty of options. Their Moroccan chicken and waffles platter and almond crusted French toast have rave reviews. | 4630 Baltimore Ave.

Bing Bing Dim Sum This quirky, South Philly restaurant offers a small menu of Dim Sum, noodles, and rice dishes. They donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t claim to have authentic Asian food, but rather creative twists on their favorites. The restaurant walls are covered in black and white murals of Asian-inspired cartoons. Guests sit under red Chinese lanterns and string lights while snacking on pork soup dumplings, Sichuan cucumbers and Shanghai noodle soup. The summer breeze comes in through the open windows, and servers bring Thai tea and ginger-infused cocktails to the tables on the sidewalks. Owned by the same duo as Cheu in Fishtown, Bing Bing Dim Sum has the trendy, laid-back atmosphere youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d expect. | 1648 E. Passyuk Ave. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; SHANNON ULLMAN @LIVESABROAD1


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One of Debi Cornwallâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s discordant photographs, on display this summer at the Philly Photo Arts Center, depicts guards at Guantanamo Bay on a smoke break in 2014.


Much of the vulnerability in the work of Ursula von Rydingsvard comes from a mix of the materials she uses and her past life experiences.

Out of the woodworks

Towering and intense, the cedar sculptures of Ursula von Rydingsvard on exhibit BY SARAH ROSE ETTER


he ďŹ rst thing youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll notice when you step into Center Cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fabric Workshop & Museum is the strong and heady scent of cedar. Take another step and massive sculptures are visible. That scent is your ďŹ rst introduction to the work of Ursula von Rydingsvard, a contemporary artist and sculptor whose abstract pieces encompass many kinds of space â&#x20AC;&#x201C; physical, emotional and material.


Her immersive exhibition, The Contour of Feeling, is currently on dual view at the FWM and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where two of her gargantuan sculptures preside over the waterfront from PMAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sculpture Garden. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There is vulnerability in these shapes, even the large ones,â&#x20AC;? she tells PW from her Brooklyn studio. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And no sooner do I allow these sculptures to be vulnerable than do I want to infuse them with power. Scale helps enormously with that. But the vulnerability and the power donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t necessarily oppose each oth-

er. Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s probably a long horizon of what maybe one can take, if one so wishes, from my work.â&#x20AC;? Von Rydingsvard, 75, was born in Poland during the German occupation and grew up in Nazi slave-labor and refugee camps â&#x20AC;&#x201C; an experience certainly reďŹ&#x201A;ected in the guttural roar of her work. There is a violence woven throughout her process and her pieces, whether she is nibbling away at cedar with tools and blades, or drying out the fourth stomach of a cow to sew a translucent beige blanket that looks comforting from a distance â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and repels you once you get close enough to notice the veins running through the material. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went to one of the places in Brooklyn that makes sausages,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And I looked at their entrails, their intestines, and when I saw the fourth stomach of the cow, I thought maybe I could work with that. I

Welcome to Camp America: Inside Guantanamo Bay Debi Cornwall, a civil rights attorney turned conceptual documentary artist, has documented every aspect of the Gitmo horror story that has unfolded over the last 16 years, from the leisure life of the guards to the prisonersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; living spaces to the release and resettlement of detainees in their home countries. The stunning exhibit comes to South Kensington this summer, along with a panel discussion featuring the artist. | June 14 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Aug. 25. Pay what you will. Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. 1400 N. American St.

Face to Face: Portraits of Artists Explore 150 years of artists on artists. The PMA has curated an exhibit of photographs from Dorothy Norman, Man Ray and others that capture their contemporaries in rare moments: Billie Holiday featuring her pit bull, Jacob Lawrence decked in Coast Guard attire and Georgia Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Keeffe with her 1920s Model A Ford. | June 26 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oct. 14. $14-$20. The Philadelphia Museum of Art. 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy.

Agnes Martin: The Untroubled Mind Even those dismissive of Mark Rothkoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s abstract minimalism will find some serenity in the work of the idiosyncratic 20th century painter Agnes Martin. This installation examines the thoughts, ideas and relationships (particularly with art collector Daniel W. Dietrich II) that formed the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s chiselled aesthetic â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and includes plenty of rare archival materials. | May 19 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oct. 14. $14-$20. The Philadelphia Museum of Art. 2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy.

We Are The Fruiting Body â&#x20AC;&#x153;What should an abuser do post abuse?â&#x20AC;? the sticky message asks. Vox Populiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new membersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; exhibit presents four artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s subversive works that speak directly to the #MeToo movement, inviting viewers to respond to challenging questions about the sexual violence and the place of the body in the modern world. | Now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; June 24. Free. Vox Populi. 319 N. 11th St., 3rd floor.

SWARM How do immigrants remember their migration? Does memory impact the becoming of an American? Do time and space corrode the truth about the diasporas? Two immigrant artists â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Didier William and Armando Gil â&#x20AC;&#x201C; explore such questions through experimental works at PAFAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s upcoming summer show. | July 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sept. 9. $2-$15. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. 118 N. Broad St.


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Guest curator Nayland Blake brings together the work of more than 20 artists that probes â&#x20AC;&#x153;the possibilities for queer identification, changing how personal roles and forms of expressions are defined in contemporary society.â&#x20AC;? | Now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Aug. 12. Pay what you will. Institute for Contemporary Art. 118 S. 36th St.

Of Two Minds: Creative Couples I n Art and History Who are the most creative romantic duos in arts and letters? This quiet exhibit at the Rosenbach, which will be up into the fall season, explores both the well-known and obscure power couples, how they influenced each other and occasionally combined forces. | Now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Oct. 7. $5-$10. The Rosenbach. 2008 Delancey Place.

Black Mat Oriole Seoul-based artist Suki Seokyeong Kang makes his U.S. museum debut with this expansive research project, five years in the making. Kangâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s installation combines sculpture, painting and video to examine â&#x20AC;&#x153;the power and politics of space.â&#x20AC;? While the work is rooted in classical Korean cultural rites and other forms, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Black Mat Orioleâ&#x20AC;? has an unmistakably modern focus. | Now â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Aug. 12. Pay what you will. Institute for Contemporary Art. 118 S. 36th St.

City & Sea: Cell Phone Photography Eric Schaeffer â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a minimal abstract artist who specializes in mobile photography â&#x20AC;&#x201C; will show an exhibit at DaVinci Art Alliance of images contrasting the Jersey shore and the streets of Philadelphia, bound together by their shared power for contemplation. | July 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 21. Pay what you will. Da Vinci Art Alliance. 704 Catharine St. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; MAX MARIN @MAXMMARIN


The work of von Rydingsvard is on display dually at the Fabric Workshop and Museum and at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until August 26. wanted deliberately to evoke a feeling of disgust.â&#x20AC;? Most likely, you will recognize the cedar or bronze work of von Rydingsvard long before you recognize her hand-stitched stomachs or intestines. Her cedar sculptures are often so towering that they recall the Grand Canyon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; or the chunks of visible earth that jut out of the land as you navigate Kelly Drive. In this particular series of work at the FWM, its third ďŹ&#x201A;oor offers a room of towering cedar sculptures â&#x20AC;&#x201C; with shapes that recall rock, tumors and ďŹ&#x201A;uttering wings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that make the viewer feel miniscule. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have to understand,â&#x20AC;? von Rydingsvard says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I lived through the Minimal period, when everyone thought of the emotional as something that was dirty, stupid, not to be embraced, to be kept out of art. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t believe that â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and I was never a part of any movement.â&#x20AC;? Staying true to to her impulses, von Rydingsvard continued to create works that spoke to viewers at a visceral level. She is not keen to make any literal explanations of her work â&#x20AC;&#x201C; although her pieces are often amorphous enough to invite multiple interpretations. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I can say what I need to say through the visuals. I barely use words with my work because I barely know what I am saying, she explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;But there is a tremendous will that runs through me â&#x20AC;&#x201C; through my

body â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even know from where it comes. [Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just] a tremendous will to work things out through the wood and the other materials.â&#x20AC;? Her works are often titled in Polish, and left untranslated for the viewer to make sense of. On view at the FWM, one piece in particular is a harrowing 10-foot long cedar sculpture called Droga, a Polish word with quite a few meanings if you care to translate it, that appears to be a monster, a scream, a wave, or a void â&#x20AC;&#x201C; depending on which angle youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re looking at. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Droga does is rip itself open at the end of its body â&#x20AC;&#x201C; then all of this stuff ďŹ&#x201A;ows out,â&#x20AC;? von Rydingsvard explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the other side, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more sealed together. I created the piece in a way so that one could have a sense of how this thing could move â&#x20AC;&#x201C; how slowly it could drag itself across the ďŹ&#x201A;oor.â&#x20AC;? Her foray into art began as a painter â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but once her paint piled up too high on the canvas and became three dimensional, von Rydingsvard realized it was time to move toward sculpting. One of the most magniďŹ cent parts of her exhibition at FWM is how she moves seamlessly from material to material, from her trademark cedar to unraveling satin to a gigantic leather jacket. I ask how she moves so easily from wood to other mediums. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I keep saying to myself, whenever a ďŹ&#x201A;atbed of

cedar comes from Canada â&#x20AC;&#x201C; â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Ursula! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough with the cedar! Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s enough!â&#x20AC;&#x2122; But somehow, I keep coming back to the cedar,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the material through which I can speak visually in a way that feels the closest to me or to what I want to say. But, sometimes, I want to use the opposite of wood. And then Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll end up choosing cow stomachs.â&#x20AC;? There are also moments where the two materials meet and the result is jarring. In Ocean Floor, the ďŹ rst piece one encounters at the FWM is a gigantic cedar bowl strung with bound intestines. While impressive, Ocean Floor isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even one of the more intimate parts of the FWM exhibit. That would come in von Rydingsvardâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s piece entitled, Little Nothings â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a wall featuring the bits and pieces from Ursulaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s studio that inspire her. Among them: Locks of hair from her brother, Stan, at 3 years old; shoulder pads made to look like breasts; bits of cow stomach and small pieces of bone; a long jumble of strangely shaped bulging silver wire. A closer at the exhibition catalog to ďŹ nd out what the strange strand of wire is? Sisal rope threaded through pigs intestinesâ&#x20AC;Ś Q TWITTER: @SARAHROSEETTER

The Contour of Feeling | Now-Aug. 26. Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch St. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.





Cara Corrigan, a student at University of the Arts was sick of being approached with unwanted advances, so she decided to give out her number.

Calling you out One womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s simple step in taking the power back when it comes to street harassment BY KERITH GABRIEL


he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even see the guy coming. The next thing Cara Corrigan knew, the unidentiďŹ ed man was walking alongside her, staring directly down her shirt licking his lips. Pulling his gaze from her chest, he looked her in the eyes and quipped: â&#x20AC;&#x153;Damn, girl.â&#x20AC;? Corrigan, 21, a theater major and actress who just wrapped her junior year at the University of the Arts, says that while frightening, sadly itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a common occurrence for her and scores of students on the campus just like her.


Corrigan did the only thing she could do. She gave him a card with her number. Not her personal number, but a hotline the Ohio native created just for moments like this. When that guy ďŹ nally calls the number â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 267-6031172 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll hear a message that begins, â&#x20AC;&#x153;You received this number because you made someone feel unsafe by catcalling them or harassing them â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? The cards are distributed for anyone who wants to use them, and, according to Corrigan, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a lot of UArts students lining up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We [as students] really get a lot of catcalling throughout the whole year,â&#x20AC;? Corrigan said during a recent conversation with PW.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personally, I can be in sweatpants and a sweatshirt and get approached with sexual comments; but I did this because it gets especially bad once the warm weather hits because of shorts and dresses and itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been a big complaint among women at my school.â&#x20AC;? Corriganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s efforts are just the latest in a number of recent attempts to stop unwanted catcalls, and the most notable since feminist activist collective Pussy Division created yellow tape emblazoned with the words, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catcall Crime Scene â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Do Not Cross.â&#x20AC;? Their efforts, much like Corriganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, are to stop the egregious comments from primarily male callers who, according to Corrigan, can say some pretty crazy shit. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One guy was like â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;oh, you must have a really tight pussy,â&#x20AC;&#x2122;â&#x20AC;? Corrigan recalled, her eyes rolling into the back of her head. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even say those words because it just makes me feel gross. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how anyone, can say something like that.â&#x20AC;?

Going the long way Corrigan said the area that encompasses UArts is quite possibly the worst of any she meanders throughout the city. With development and construction happening all around

the schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fractured campus, there are some routes that are better than others when just going from class to class. Corrigan claims she and many of her friends will take alternate routes to class just to avoid construction sites where some of the catcalling is at a supreme. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The construction guys are the worst, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s like being a blue collar worker gives you the right to speak to women the way they do,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;With all the work going on around school, some of my friends will walk a completely different way even if itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s longer. But itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just them itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just guys in general. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not kidding, even a three-block walk to classes you can deal with someone saying something 3-4 times in just a ďŹ ve-minute walk.â&#x20AC;? The scary part of it all, and what she hopes her hotline will help, is just how demanding some of the harrassment can get. From guys referring to her as â&#x20AC;&#x153;beautifulâ&#x20AC;? or â&#x20AC;&#x153;babyâ&#x20AC;? to asking her about her body, deterring unwanted advances in many cases is sure to follow with being called something derogatory. Perhaps even more shocking is the way Corrigan claims people have taken to her hotline. While much of the feedback has been praise, there have been a surprising number of people who just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t understand why she just canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go with the ďŹ&#x201A;ow. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some people have been super negative about the hotline saying, â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;oh just deal with it or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;just handle it,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not even about that,â&#x20AC;? Corrigan explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Women obviously can handle it weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been dealing with it basically since we hit puberty. But I think with so many of these catcalls being demands and being called names if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t respond, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s [this type of behavior] that is pushed into our heads that our job is to respond to men and if we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re a bitch. There are girls that are 15-years-old that get hit on, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s almost like itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ingrained at an early age that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just to be expected and Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sorry, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not.â&#x20AC;? A powerful statement that holds weight. According to a 2015 study conducted by the National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education, more than half of middle school and high school aged girls have received some form of sexual harassment. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of times youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be followed by these people and it can be pretty scary especially if thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a lot of people around youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re just afraid someone is going to grab you,â&#x20AC;? said Corrigan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve had a few friends [at my university] that have had men come up behind them and grab their butt or reach around and grab their chest. [Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why] I carry pepper spray.â&#x20AC;?

On the street and online Corriganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aspirations of being an actress has thrust her into a very public role at an early age. Sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been an extra in a few feature ďŹ lms and even landed a speaking role in an upcoming ďŹ&#x201A;ick. Her passion is the stage and this summer and is raising funds to have a play she created show at the famed Fringe


NEWS Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. The play chronicles bits of her tale of being a victim of rape while in Europe last summer and as he explains on her GoFundMe page hopes to â&#x20AC;&#x153;explores that experience and the friendships and supports that were present throughout it.â&#x20AC;? Her continued growth as a public ďŹ gure has found Corrigan amass a sizable following on social media, most notably her public Instagram page where she has over 13,000 followers. However, take a look at the comments beyond images of her modeling, posing or doing her thing on stage and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re ripe with men of all ages commenting on her looks, her body and their aspirations of meeting her. Where her looks get her analog catcalls on the streets of Philadelphia, digitally Corrigan hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t found a way to escape unwanted advances either. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I get a lot of messages and a lot of times itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll just be a picture of a guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dick, out of nowhere,â&#x20AC;? Corrigan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Then you report it, and block them. Sometimes itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not even that extreme; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s just continuous messaging about my photos and a lot of people will get upset if I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t immediately respond. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s really a lot of the same attitude and behavior happens during a catcall [on the street] too, like someone will just say â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;hey, smile for me,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; and if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t then youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re uptight.â&#x20AC;? When asked why her proďŹ le isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t private, Corriganâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s answer made a lot of sense. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Given what I do as an actress and trying to be more of a public ďŹ gure, a large part of my career is very public,â&#x20AC;? she explained. â&#x20AC;&#x153;However, it always comes as a shock to me because I would just never dream of commenting in that manner on the page of someone I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know and making a sexual comment about them. I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know most of these guys and the sad part is that Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve just given up trying to delete them.â&#x20AC;? But where ďŹ ghting the good ďŹ ght on social media can be exhausting, Corrigan said she hasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t given up taking the ďŹ ght to the street with her hotline. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not just for her but in the hope that girls and women of all types can spread the word that being a piece of meat is no longer in the cards. And sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll happily hand you one to explain why if you ever approach her. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not a compliment, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the ďŹ rst thing you should know,â&#x20AC;? Corrigan said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Girls arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t objects and we shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be made to feel like weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re something youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re shopping for. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not some sort of animal, so donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t whistle at me. As a straight man, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d never go up and slap some guyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s butt on the street because youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d get knocked out. So why would you ever think because Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a girl that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s OK?â&#x20AC;? TWITTER: @SPRTSWTR


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Pay What You Can: â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Fun Homeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

For a night at the theater, watch the preview of Arden Theater Companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fun Home.â&#x20AC;? Hailed as one of Broadwayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most original musicals and winner of ďŹ ve Tony Awards, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fun Homeâ&#x20AC;? is a groundbreaking story inspired by Alison Bechdelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best-selling graphic memoir. After the sudden death of her father, Alison sets out to unravel the many mysteries of her childhood growing up at the family funeral home in Central Pennsylvania. The show runs through June 17. | 7-10pm. Pay what you can. Arden Theater Company, 40 N. 2nd St.

shoes for a 3-5 mile trek through Center City. City Fit Girls is an all-levels running and ďŹ tness community for women. | 6:30-7:30pm. Free. Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St. cityfitgirls. com/philadelphia/



2018 World Lupus Day Rally

Lupus is more pervasive and more severe than people think. Its impact often goes unnoticed by the general public. In fact, research shows that nearly two-thirds of the public knows little or nothing about Lupus. As part of Lupus Awareness Month, celebrate World Lupus Day in Philadelphia. Bring awareness of the autoimmune disease and the people who suffer from it. Come together in solidarity. | Noon-2pm. Free. Thomas Paine Plaza, 401 John F. Kennedy Blvd. tristate/pages/lupus-awareness-month1


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nlike on Super Bowl Sunday, the annual Italian Market Festival encourages you to climb up greased poles â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and fast! The Grease Pole contest is just one of the many eccentric and exhilarating attractions at the nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest outdoor market. Batter up at the John Marzano Half Ball Tournament, watch the Procession of Saints, bring the kids to the Spread the Whiz Zone, and listen to live performances at different stages. But above all else, get ready to eat! Indulge in the sights, smells and, of course, tastes of Italian staples from vendors aplenty. Q May 19-20. 11am-6pm. Free admission. Italian Market, 919 S. 9th St. italianmarketfestival. com



Grab a beer at the traveling beer garden at Fernhill Park. Located in Germantown, Fernhill Park is a spacious, open ďŹ eld thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s perfect for friends, family and pets. This huge park is home to a playground, sports ďŹ elds and courts, and a pavilion that is great for barbecuing. There are plenty of trails for walking and exploring. Parking until May 20, make sure to enjoy a beverage before Parks on Tap zooms away to its next green space! | 5-10pm. Free. Fernhill Park, 333 W. Abbottsford Ave.


Yoga Happy Hour

Sometimes you need yoga. Sometimes you need beer. Sometimes you need both! Join Diana from Dhyana Yoga as she goes through a Vinyasa ďŹ&#x201A;ow to all of the top hits at Fishtown Hops! All you need is a mat. Cheers to that! | 6-7pm. Free. Fishtown Hops, 1001 N. Delaware Ave.


Spring Training: City Fit Girls Running Club

Grab the gal pals for an evening run. Each and every Wednesday, lace-up your running

Night Market Burholme

Beep, beep! The food trucks are back in the neighborhood for eighth season of The Food Trust Night Market. Get ready to dig in to street eats with the ďŹ rst night market in Burholme. Taking over different parts of Philly for evening festivities, join thousands of visitors for the pop-up market foods and live music. | 6-10pm. Free admission. Cottman and Rising Sun avenues. night-market


Wissahickon Warrior Yoga

Beer and yoga â&#x20AC;&#x201C; for real? Yep, you read that right. Settle down after a day of work with some deep stretches in the brewhouse. Keep the relaxation going with beer, cider, wine or kombucha in the tasting room. Your ticket includes the one-hour class and a postclass pint. Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t make it out or want a regular yoga spot? Wissahickon Warrior Yoga happens every Thursday! | 6pm. $10. Wissahickon Brewing Company, 3705 W. School House Lane.


An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe: Picnic & Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Join Jeff Jerome, curator emeritus of the Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, as he enthralls audiences with tales of premature burial, torture, murder, insanity, superstition


and all the other fun topics we associate with the man known as Edgar Allan Poe. Bring your own picnic, beverages, blanket or folding chairs, and spread out among the historic stones to listen to a lively discussion, before embarking on an hour-long walking tour of the grounds. | 6-8pm. $22-$25. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave.


Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con & Gaming

Brought to you by the group that produces the Comic Con tour, join tens of thousands of fans as they converge to celebrate the best in pop culture. Going on through Sunday, come for movies, comics, toys, video games, games, TV, anime, manga, horror, wrestling, MMA, original art, collectibles and more. Meet some of your favorite celebrities, including Elijah Wood, Sebastian Sam, Natalie Dormer, Ezra Miller, and more. Cast spells and beware of curses! | 4-9pm. Prices vary. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.

es to Jean Renoirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s femmes on ďŹ lm, discover how painting and cinema illuminate each other through a powerful dynamic between father and son, painter and ďŹ lmmaker â&#x20AC;&#x201C; two artistic geniuses of their time. Slip into sparkly threads or get glammed up like a ďŹ lm noir star â&#x20AC;&#x201C; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tradition to dress the theme. With beats, bites and sips plus after-hours access to the collection and exhibition, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bound to be an unforgettable night for Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s young art lovers and leaders. | 7-10pm. The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.




William Shatner Live & Screening of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Star Trek II: Wrath of Khanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Set your phasers to stun! Prepare to be beamed up for an unforgettable night with William Shatner live on stage. Enjoy a screening of the classic ďŹ lm â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khanâ&#x20AC;? on the big screen. Following the movie, one of Hollywoodâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most recognizable ďŹ gures, William Shatner, will take to the stage to share behind the scenes stories from portraying the original Capt. James T. Kirk in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Star Trekâ&#x20AC;? as well as his career spanning more than 50 years as an award-winning actor, producer, director, and writer. Fans will also have a chance to ask Shatner questions during the Q&A. | 7:30pm. Prices vary. Academy Of Music, 240 S. Broad St.




Live at Schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commons: The Hot Club of Philadelphia

Shake a tail feather and enjoy a night of live music and dancing. Start with a free swing dance lesson taught by Concierge Ballroom instructors. Afterward, put your news skill to the dance ďŹ&#x201A;oor with the swinging jazz sounds of Hot Club of Philadelphia. | 7:30-10pm. The Schmidtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd St.

Art in the Open

Art and nature â&#x20AC;&#x201C; what more could one ask for in spring? Come to the three-day, biennial event, where artists from around the country create along the Schuylkill banks. Going on through Sunday, talk with the artists as you observe the juried event. | Times vary. Schuylkill River Trail, from Fairmount Water Works to South St. Free admission.


Young Professionals Night: Sirens of the Screen

An homage to the new exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x153;Renoir: Father and Son/Painting and Cinema.â&#x20AC;? From Pierre-Auguste Renoirâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s muses on masterpiec-



â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;I Hate Hamletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Young actor Andrew Rally seems to have it all: a lead role in a hit television series, a beautiful girlfriend, a devoted agent, the perfect Manhattan apartment once occupied by legendary star John Barrymore, and the chance to play Hamlet in Central Park. But alas, there is always trouble in paradise. Andrewâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s show has been cancelled, his girlfriend is obsessively chaste, and he really, really hates Hamlet. Can the spirit of John Barrymore convince Andrew to accept the part and fulďŹ ll his actorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s destiny? Catch the last weekend of â&#x20AC;&#x153;I Hate Hamletâ&#x20AC;? that will also feature a special pre-show performance of the one-act play â&#x20AC;&#x153;Matineeâ&#x20AC;? by Jim Fryer. | 8pm. $20-$30. Allens Lane Art Center, 601 W. Allens Lane.

Sweet Spirit

Smells like Sweet Spirit. Get that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sweet Mojoâ&#x20AC;? on with the rock bandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest album. Opening for the island music group is Philly natives, The 1910 Chainsaw Company. | 9:15pm. $14-$16. Johnny Brendaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, 1201 Frankford Ave. event/1641834-sweet-spirit-philadelphia/


â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Catch 22â&#x20AC;&#x2122; by Joseph Heller

To plot his encyclopedic classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;Catch 22,â&#x20AC;? Joseph Heller famously drew out one of the most intricate character maps in 20th century literature. In Hellerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own stage adaptation of the work, the bewildering cast of characters is brought fully to life. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t miss the closing night of this production, West Philly. | 8pm. $20-$30. Curio Theater Company. 4740 Baltimore Ave.

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby and Arts Festival

For an unconventional spring day, enjoy a juried parade of human-powered, handmade ďŹ&#x201A;oats. Watch the inventive ďŹ&#x201A;oats â&#x20AC;&#x201C; that canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t use stored energy, motors, electricity, pushing, pulling or walking â&#x20AC;&#x201C; cross the Mudpit ďŹ nishing zone. Shop local vendors and eat from an array of food trucks. | Noon-6pm. Free admission. Trenton Avenue, from Norris to Hagert.


Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Take in the spring weather and head over to Rittenhouse for music, outdoor shopping, fashion events, international entertainment and food from some of the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s swankiest eateries. | Noon-5pm. Free admission. Rittenhouse Row.



Big Gay Boat Party Launch

One of Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most popular parties is back! Featuring DJ Carl Michaels, kick off a summer of amazing events outside by the waterfront. Sponsored by Toasted Walnut Bar & Kitchen and PhillyGayCalendar, get down with hot music, sexy people, amazing drinks and a view you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get anywhere else. | 5-10pm. $8. The Deck of the Moshulu 401 S. Columbus Blvd.


Free Narcan Trainings at the Kensington Storefront MUSIC

RapCaviar Live feat. Migos, PNB Rock & Trippie Redd

Get down with your â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bad and Boujeeâ&#x20AC;? self for an epic lineup of hip hop and rap performances. Spend your weekend at the pier with hip hop trio Migos, Philly native PNB Rock, and rapper Trippie Redd. 7pm. Prices vary. The Festival Pier at Pennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing, Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street.


Dressler Estate at Fishtown Social

Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all about the cider. Come meet Brian and Olga, the husband-and-wife team behind Dressler Estate, and hear about the cider-making process and their philosophy. End the day on the right note by sipping some of the duoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s local cider brew.


â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mrs. Harrisonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

A decade after their college graduation, former classmates Aisha and Holly cross paths at their alma materâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reunion â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but neither can be sure whether theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re meeting for the ďŹ rst time or if they knew each other way back when. But when a story arises about their college years, the two womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s visions of reality collide. | 2pm. Pay what you wish. Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake. 302 S. Hicks St.



This oneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a bit off the Philly path, but weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d be remiss not to mention a play about incarcerated men of color, written by the


New Jersey Prison Cooperative. The show examines everything from the prison-industrial complex to the harsh adjustments of reentry in a for-proďŹ t justice system. | May 3 - 20. $13-$38. Mill Hill Playhouse, 205 E. Front St., Trenton, NJ.


â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Hope and Gravityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

Housed deeper in South Philly than most theater companies, 1812 Productions specializes in its own brand of comedy. Their latest â&#x20AC;&#x153;brilliantly structuredâ&#x20AC;? show, which will be staged at Rittenhouseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Plays & Players Theatre, details the intersecting lives of nine city dwellers who cross paths with each other at the most/least fortunate times of their lives. | 2pm. $42. Plays & Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl.


â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Mamma Miaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mamma mia, here I go again. My my, how can I resist you?â&#x20AC;? Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t try to resist seeing Walnut Street Theaterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest production of the hit musical â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mamma Mia.â&#x20AC;? Travel to the Greek islands with the music and lyrics of Abba. Find out whether Sophie can ďŹ gure out who her father is by inviting them to her wedding. The matinee performance will have a free post-performance discussion following the show. | 2pm. Prices vary. 825 Walnut St., Walnut Street Theatre.

Overdose deaths are now the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, surpassing automobile accidents. Join Elvis Rosado of Prevention Point Philadelphia for an important presentation about the life-saving medication naloxone (Narcan), which can reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Participants will learn how to identify symptoms of an overdose, what to do when someone overdoses, and how to administer naloxone. The ďŹ rst 20 participants will receive a free Narcan kit. | 6pm. Free. Kensington Storefront, 2774 Kensington Ave.


Weary Travelers/West Berlin/ Speaker/Badvibes

Show some Philly hardcore lovinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; for the Weary Travelers and West Berlin. Get pumped for some hardcore emo instrumentals with the whole out-of-towner lineup of performers, including Speaker and Badvibes. Start your work week off with a bang! | 8pm. $10. Century, 1350 S. 29th St. events/295702517630323/


Pillorian ~ Dumal ~ Devil Master

Get twistedly dark tonight â&#x20AC;&#x201C; it is a Monday after all. Thrash and bash to the Pillorianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s haunting melodies with avantgarde structures. Keep up the intensity with the three-piece black metal band Dumal. Top it off with the Devil Master, Phillyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own punk and metal band. Who knew a nice night could be so dark? | 8:45pm. $10-$12. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. event/1647436?utm_medium=bks


Beats â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;N Eats: A Food + Music Event

Food and music â&#x20AC;&#x201C; need I say more? Come for an immersive, one-of-a-kind food and

music experience designed to increase opportunities for our veterans and members of the military. Hosted by Chef Robert Irvine, the event features a family style, seven-course meal prepared by local and celebrity chefs with live music performances between each course. Proceeds from the event beneďŹ t the Robert Irvine Foundation. | 6-11pm. Prices vary. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.


Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society Meeting

Calling all movie buffs. Come for free screenings of cult/weirdo/B-movie fare. BYOB and watch a ďŹ&#x201A;ick with other ďŹ lm lovers. After signing into three meetings, you will receive an enamel pin of the Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society Logo. | 7:30-9:30pm. Free. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St. psychotronicphilly. org


First Person Arts Grand Slam: Momma Said

This seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s StorySlam winners go headto-head for the title of â&#x20AC;&#x153;Best Storyteller in Philadelphia,â&#x20AC;? free FPA Slam admission for life, a $250 cash prize and bragging rights. Contestants will try to win over celebrity judges with their most outrageous, gutsy and heartfelt personal tales. | 8pm. $7-$10. FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.


Academy After Dark Salsa Night

Shall we dance?! Take an instructional group lesson in salsa, bachata or merengue. Then continue to groove at the social party. Drink specials available. Proceeds go to Academy Dances for Hope Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Charity. | 8:30pm. $10. Social Club, 2011 Sansom St.


Evenings In The Abyss: a metal gathering

Gather your war ensemble and get hell bent for leather for Riot Nerdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all new bi-monthly metal meetup. Jump in the ďŹ re with listening parties, record swaps, contests, giveaways and more waging war inside our heads. | 7pm. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.


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Music Meditation and Dance

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mantraâ&#x20AC;? is a Sanskrit word that means â&#x20AC;&#x153;that which delivers the mind.â&#x20AC;? Our mind is full of all sorts of ideas all wrapped up in a big mess. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re one of those people who want to unwind, or enter into your inner self, or just explore a cool way to meditate, come out for our Tuesday kirtan groups. Kirtan is a powerful expression of the self to unite and balance all the facets of our life. | 6-8pm. $10. Mantra Lounge Philadelphia, 312 E. Girard Ave.

beers too! Kick off the General Election with Gov. Tom Wolf at the new Goose Island Brewhouse. Let your voice be heard at the polls. | 6-8pm. Prices vary. Goose Island Brewhouse, 1002 Canal St. yp18



Night Skies in the Observatory

For an evening of â&#x20AC;&#x153;out of this worldâ&#x20AC;? astronomy activities, come to the monthly stargazing event connecting you to celestial objects in the night sky. See stars, planets and nebulae using telescopes in Bloom Observatory and at Benâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Starlight Lounge, which features a cash bar. Enjoy planetarium shows, a live science talk on astronomy or space science, hands-on astronomy activities and continuous telescopic observing all evening (weather permitting). The program is staffed with knowledgeable observers and free star maps are provided. | 7-10pm. $5-$10. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.

Post Malone and 21 Savage

Post Malone with 21 Savage is back for the North American Tour in 2018 with special guest, West Coast hip hop group SOB X RBE! Check out â&#x20AC;&#x153;Rockstarâ&#x20AC;? rappers live. | 8pm. Prices vary. Festival Pier at Pennâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Landing, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.



Radio 104.5 Presents New Found Glory

Get over hump day with New Found Glory. Rock out to the Florida groupâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s latest album â&#x20AC;&#x153;Make Me Sick.â&#x20AC;? Unlike the titleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s album, you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get sick of listening to their latest jams. | 7:15pm. Prices vary. Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St.


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Yoga at the Fishtown Library

Among the stacks of knowledge, ďŹ nd your inner wisdom to reach nirvana. Bring your own mat for this weekly stretch session with Roots2Rise instructor Meghan. | 6:307:30pm. $3. Fishtown Community Library, 1217 E. Montgomery Ave.


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General Election Kickoff with Gov. Tom Wolf

Get into that political spirit and into a few


Paint your purrrfect cat-themed glass at Le Cat Cafe! Drinkable Arts will supply the paint, the brushes the glasses, instructions and designs to paint your meow-tastic glass. You come with the fun to this BYOB event! Use promo code LCAT0418 to donate $3 of your registration right back to Le Cat! | 6:308:30pm. $30. Le Cat CafĂŠ, 2713 W. Girard Ave.

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