What’s Happening in Philadelphia

Erin Express sponsored by SEPTA

The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority is hosting their first annual Erin Express festivities on the first Saturday of April. Like the name suggests, the event will take place on any express subway or regional rail train. It is strictly BYOB and any Erin Express participant found sober on an express train will be arrested by SEPTA police. Please consult the schedules on septa.org and through the SEPTA mobile app.

 

Any express train car, can be found at any SEPTA Station

Saturday, April 5, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Pay as you go

www.septa.org

 

 

Malaysian Air Flight 370 Conspiracy Theory Conference

The whole world has been wondering, “What happened to Malaysian Air flight 370?” Wild and crazy theories have been thrown around on the Internet and now you will have the opportunity to voice your ideas to like-minded individuals in person. Come on down to the Philadelphia Convention Center Saturday, April 5, for an open forum to discuss the missing plane and the chances of it being part of a real-life version of the TV show “Lost.”

 

Philadelphia Convention Center

Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

www.whereismalayair370.net

 

 

Philadelphia 76ers Open Tryouts

The Philadelphia 76ers will be holding open tryouts April 5 at the Wells Fargo Center from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The once-storied franchise will be looking for anyone who shows promise to sign a 10-day contract to suit up and play for the NBA team. No basketball experience or skill is needed. General Manager Sam Hinkie and head coach Brett Brown will be on hand to personally evaluate talent, even though the Sixers are scheduled to play Los Angeles against the Clippers Saturday afternoon.

 

Wells Fargo Center, South Broad Street

Saturday, April 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Free

www.sixers.nba.org

 

 

Grand Opening of The Barnes & Noble Foundation

The legendary art collection at the Barnes Foundation has switched ownerships once again, this time it has been bought by the major book retailer Barnes & Noble. Now the building will not only hold famous and beautiful works of art but also a fully functioning Barnes & Noble complete with cafe! Come on out to peruse some art, buy some books, figure out what exactly a Nook is, or converse with some hipsters over some delicious coffee and scones. Formal dress is required.

 

The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Friday, April 4, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cost: $30 for nonmembers, $15 for members

www.barnesandnoblefoundation.org

 

April Showers for the Homeless

The Philadelphia-based nonprofit Clean the Poor is hosting its first annual “April Showers for the Homeless” at Drexel Park April 1 and 2. Local homeless are encouraged to come on down to the park to get some spring cleaning (of themselves) done. Feel free to bring your assorted bags of soda cans and pile of blankets as volunteers will watch out for them as you bathe. The event is sponsored by L’Oreal Kids and Dove, who will be providing the necessary hygiene products.

 

Drexel Park, 32nd and Powelton

April 1 and 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (rain or shine)

Cost: Free with proof of homelessness

www.cleanthepoor.com