This week it’s time to talk about place-based creative businesses and give feedback on the new zoning code, wear big hats in support of the Philadelphia History Museum, and take in a Schuylkill Banks summer movie:
DISCUSS: Voices of the Creative Economy
Wednesday, June 12, 9:30am-Noon, DVRPC’s Conference Room, 8th Floor, ACP Building, 190 N. Independence Mall West. Learn why place matters in the growth of creative economy. Moira Baylson, the city’s deputy Cultural Officer will demo CultureBlocks; Larry Eichel, Pew’s Philadelphia Research Initiative project director will discuss the state of the city; and a panel discussion moderated by Flying Kite’s Michelle Freeman will feature Seun Olubodun (Duke & Winston), Bill Covaleski (Victory Brewing), Page Neal (Bario-Neal), and Robert Cheetham (Azavea). Free, RSVP to RCDEF_RSVP@dvrpc.org.
Monday, June 10 and Thursday, June 13, 5:30 – 6:30pm, One Parkway Building, 1515 Arch St, 18th Floor, Room 18029. The Planning Commission is soliciting public feedback on the new zoning code that went into effect in August 2012. Feedback sessions are designed to elicit opinions from anyone who has used the zoning code in the last year. What is working better? What still needs to be revised and improved? Sessions will also take place on 6/19, and 6/21. Each group is limited to 30 participants per session and designed to be interactive. RSVP online.
PARTY: Cocktails in the Courtyard
Thursday, June 13, 6-9pm, Philadelphia History Museum, 15 South 7th Street. The Young Friends of the Philadelphia History Museum are hosting a Mad Hatter themed cocktail party. Vintage hats and artifacts from the Museum’s collection, live music, delicious tea-sized treats, special-tea cocktails by Philadelphia Distilling, and a “Summer in the City” raffle complete the evening. Cocktail attire, big hats encouraged. $35; $25 for museum members.
SCREEN: “10 Things I Hate About You”
Thursday, June 13, 8:15pm. Schuylkill Banks near the Walnut Street Bridge. Bring a blanket and a picnic and settle in for a summer movie along the Schuylkill. Screening begins at sunset, but show up early for snacks and a raffle. Free.