Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Decorate erotic cookies, pair desserts with stouts and much more. Here are ten fun things to do in Philly this week.
10 fun things to do in Philly this week
Things to do in Philly: FOOD & DRINKS
Van Winkle Weller Whiskey Tasting
Whiskey lovers, this is the event for you. Indulge in an evening filled with the finest spirts and most flavorful adult refreshments. Guests will taste four highly-rated and lauded bourbons ( Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year, William Larue Weller, Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year and W. L. Weller 12 Year) while listening to expert commentary from the Twisted tail’s owner. Hors-d’oeuvres will also be provided during the tasting.
Feb. 8, 7 pm-9 pm, The Twisted Tail, 509 S 2nd St, $218, thetwistedtail.com
Beer and Girl Scout Cookies
Who doesn’t love beer, and who doesn’t love Girl Scout Cookies? Evil Genius is well, a genius by combining the two. Guests will indulge in the nuances of pairing the sweet treats with their popular brews. Mattrick Lally will be leading this event where each participant gets 4, 5oz pours of house selected Evil Genius beer, paired with four different kinds of Girl Scout Cookies.
Feb. 10, 3 pm-5 pm, Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N Front St., Philadelphia, prices vary, evilgeniusbeer.com
Sweets & Stouts
Winterfest at the BlueCross River Rink is hosting a pretty sweet event. Guests can indulge in complimentary dessert and stout samples from Dunkin Donuts, Garces Group, Chickie’s & Pete’s, fried Oreos from Skelly’s Amusements, candy bars, Moscow Effen Mule, Kentucky Makers Mule and stouts from Fordham and Dominion Brewing, Dominion Oak Barrel Stout and more. There will also be screenings of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Feb .9, 2 pm-6 pm, BlueCross RiverRink, 101 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, free, delawareriverwaterfront.com
Grab your favorites gal pals and head over to City Tap in Logan Square for a fun and female-filled celebration. Everyone has either a Leslie Knope or Anne Perkins in their life- now its time to celebrate that friendship and even make a few more. The brunch will feature Truly Rose bucket specials, GAL-mosas, food specials and much more.
Feb. 9, 11 am-3 pm, City Tap, 119 N 18th St, Philadelphia, citytap.com
Erotic Cookie Decorating Class
Yes, you read that right. Cake Life Bake Shop is offering an Erotic Cookie Making Class just in time for Valentine’s Day. The fun and unique class will be led by Cake Life’s Head Chefs Raina Beresniewicz and Becca Craig. The event is BYOB, guests are encouraged to bring their own beverages, there will also be complimentary pastries and a glass of sparkling wine included with tickets. For those that can’t make the class, beginning this Friday, Feb. 8, Cake Life will have a selection of their X-rated cookies available in the shop. Guests must be 21.
Feb. 10, Cake Life Bake Shop, 1306 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, $60, cakelifebakeshop.com
Things to do in Philly: GOING OUT
Pre-Valentines Lock and Key Singles Party
Single ladies will wear a lock around their neck while eligible bachelors wear a key during this fun spin on speed dating. Philadelphians can mix and mingle with other singles just in time for Valentine’s day. Hopefully, guests can find someone to unlock their heart.
Feb.9, 8 pm-10 pm, Fox and Hound, 1501 Spruce St., Philadelphia, $21, foxandhound.com
Philadelphia Onesie Bar Crawl
Get set for an exciting evening filled with onesies, plenty of drinks and fun. The kick-off starts at Howl at the Moon and continues on to other venues such as Down Nightclub, Concourse and more. Each guest will get an LED bracelet that tells them when its time to head to the next bar, plus 40% off food specials, 25% off drink specials and a 16oz color changing cup to enjoy your drink in style. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.
Feb. 9, 2 pm-10 pm, Howl at the Moon, 258 S 15th St., Philadelphia, $13-$42, howlatthemoon.com
Things to do in Philly: ARTS & CULTURE
PAFA Open Studio Night
This annual event only happens one time a year- and the 2019 edition promises to be better than ever. PAFA students and graduates open their studios to the public to show and discuss their works in progress throughout the evening. Guests get a rare close-up look at different works of art such as paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings.
Feb. 8, 5 pm, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, 128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, free, pafa.org
Black History Month Mural Trolley Tour
In honor of Black History Month, Mural Arts Philadelphia is offering a special mural trolley tour that explores civil rights, freedom and equality. Guests will explore the largest outdoor art gallery, ride through diverse communities by trolley and be inspired by all of the incredible works of art that Philly has to offer while an experienced tour guide goes in-depth into each work of art.
Feb. 10, 2 pm-4 pm, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N Broad St, Philadelphia, $28-$32, muralarts.org
This exciting evening filled with beautiful music will feature Valentin Radu on the piano and organ, Megan Monaghan singing soprano and Rainer Beckmann performing on the recorder. Guests can sit back and listen to the sounds of brilliant and melodic solo works from the late Baroque and early Classical periods. Tickets can be bought online or at the door.
Feb. 10, 6:30 pm, Daylesford Abbey, 220 South Valley Rd., Paoli, $10-$30, voxamadeus.org