Looking for fun and unique things to do this week? As summer winds down, it’s the best time to make the most of outdoor events and indulge in summer flavors while you can. Here are five fun things to do in Philly this week.
5 fun things to do in Philly this week
Scarpetta Anniversary Dinner
Scarpetta celebrates turning three with an irresistible dinner special of Italian classics with an emphasis on fresh seafood available until Sept. 14. If you love seafood, this is the dinner for you. Located in the Rittenhouse Hotel, Scarpetta is the perfect date night spot with romantic views of Rittenhouse Square.The prix fixe anniversary menu is $35 for three courses. Start with an appetizer choice of raw yellowtail or a seafood salad highlighting the end of summer with bay scallops, crab, shrimp, corn, tomato and a lemon vinaigrette. Main course selections are lobster gnocchi, seared scallops with spinach truffle puree and a filet mignon. For dessert, try Scarpetta’s signature espresso budino.
Sept 9-14, Times vary, Scarpetta, 210 W Rittenhouse Square, $35, scarpettarestaurants.com
Dinner Party with Ari Miller of Musi
If you’re serious about food, this is the event for you. Reserve a spot for a special dinner cooked by the restaurateur named “Best Chef of 2019” by Philadelphia Magazine. Ari Miller, chef and owner of Musi BYOB in Pennsport, teams up with Primal Supply Meats for a one-night only dinner you won’t forget. Miller is known for featuring local meats and produce cooked with Middle Eastern flavors.
Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m., Primal Supply Meats, 1521 N 31st St., $165-$190, primalsupplymeats.com
The Grammy award winning Gipsy Kings combine pop, flamenco and salsa for a concert that will raise the roof at Parx Casino’s Xcite Center. The group’s dance-worthy signature sound attracts millions of Spotify listeners each month. Flamenco guitars and energetic Spanish vocals will make this a night to remember in the casino’s dazzling venue. Each concert ticket for the Gipsy Kings also includes a digital download of their upcoming live album released on. Doors for the concert are at 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 12, 7:30 p.m., Xcite Center at Parx Casino, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19120, $47.50-$87.50, parxcasino.com
Urban Farmer’s Beer-B-Q
Celebrate the end of summer with a barbecue on the Parkway. Steakhouse Urban Farmer takes their cuisine to the sidewalk for this special dinner with BBQ platters, live music and lawn games. Featured breweries include Cape May Brewing Company, Yards and Pizza Boy. Executive Chef Sonny Ingui is on grill duty to cook barbecue fare that goes beyond the standard hot dogs, including applewood smoked brisket served with a Memphis style BBQ sauce made with Victory Storm King and grilled jumbo shrimp skewers. Don’t miss the East Coast oyster station where oysters are shucked or grilled to order for $3 each or $16 per half dozen.
Sept. 12, 5 p.m.-9 p.m., Urban Farmer, 1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkway, Pay as you go, urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com
Outlaw Music Festival
The touring music festival organized by the original country music outlaw Willie Nelson returns to the Mann Center on Friday. Nelson himself will perform along with other top tier acts including Bonnie Rait, Alison Krauss and Gov’t Mule. Nelson canceled several tour dates in August due to health issues but is scheduled to get back on the road for his festival tour.
Sept. 13, 4 p.m., The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave., $35-$225, manncenter.org