Here's your look at five stories to know about today and over the weekend:
2. Convention Center strike: Union carpenters are striking in protest of planned work-rule changes. Major effects of the work stoppage could be felt Saturday, when a neurology convention ends and exhibits and booths need to be taken down.
3. Rittenhouse Row Festival: Around 50,000 people are likely to descend on the Rittenhouse Square area Saturday for the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival's food, drinks and musc.
4. Central reunion: The Central High School class of January 1944 is holding its 70th annual reunion today. Fifty-nine members of the 173-student class are living, and the group has held its gathering every single year since graduation.