Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? Metro has you covered.
BLDG 39’s Food Love Collaboration
This weekend, Philadelphians can head to BLDG39 at the Arsenal on Tacony Street for a food-filled collaboration. This Thursday, Ulter Catering, El Tlaloc, Ploughman Cider, and Stateside Vodka have decided to team up to showcase some tasty treats and refreshing libations. On the menu, patrons can expect ribs, street corn, a classic gazpacho shooter, Jersey corn and hushpuppies, blueberry bread pudding, cider and 4 flavors of vodka soda—just to name a few treats. The fun kicks off at 6 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. on Aug. 19 with tickets coming out to be $45 (via ticketleap.)
5401 Tacony St., bldg39arsenal.com
Vax Up Philly
According to a release, from South Philly to Dilworth Park to North Philly, locals and visitors will take to the streets with the high-spirited VAX Up Philly Parade, a one-day-only, multi-location, community-minded event offering free vaccinations, live music, education, and more with Jefferson Health, Snacktime Philly, Radio Kismet, Philadelphia’s Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Cheryl Bettigole, Conrad Benner’s Streets Dept and others, on Sunday, Aug. 22, starting at 11 a.m. at FDR Park, continuing to Dilworth Park, and culminating at Philadelphia OIC located at 1231 North Broad Street. The release also states that The Vax Up Philly Parade is designed to raise awareness and build positivity around being vaccinated. To ramp up the amount of vaccinations in the state of Pennsylvania, this socially distanced, publicly accessible parade will promote and facilitate a massive public expression to promote more awareness around vaccinations. You can find out where to catch the parade and at what time online.
National Liberty Museum’s “The Power of Art: Express Yourself”
This weekend, the National Liberty Museum will be hosting a two-day event full of family-friendly fun for teens age 14-18 starting on Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everything happening this weekend during the event is based on the Museum’s newest exhibition, Graphic Content, which highlights the intersection of art, censorship, and the power of self-expression. Through interactive workshops, participants will learn about their First Amendments rights, including freedom of expression, and how those rights can be used for promoting meaningful change. The release also states that teens will additionally discover what the boundaries are to those rights. Registration is required (spots are limited) and masks must be worn during the event.
321 Chestnut St., libertymuseum.org
National Bacon Lover’s Day at Carla’s Pizzeria
Bacon is being celebrated in a delicious way at one Pizzeria in Wayne. Carla’s owners Vince Colibraro and Carla Ruscio have created a Bacon Ricotta Cheesesteak that will be added to the eatery’s normal menu on Aug. 20 to celebrate the holiday, and everyone is invited out to sink their teeth into the new creation. The sandwich, which costs $12, includes sirloin steak, bacon, fried onions, roasted red peppers, and house-made ricotta on a seeded roll. To make the deal even sweeter, all proceeds from that day’s sales will benefit the Wayne Food Pantry, a nonprofit, and the only food pantry in Radnor Township.
440 Morris Road, Wayne, carlaspizzeria.com
Kismet Bagel Pop-Up
Fishtown Social has teamed up with Kismet to offer a new sandwich shop which will run Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon at Fishtown Social located on Frankford Ave. According to the release, Jacob and Alexandra Cohen of Kismet Bagels, along with Fishtown Social owner Vanessa Wong, will offer three different options on their “Sunday Sammies” menu, including one with whitefish salad, cherry tomatoes, microgreens, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper on a black and white sesame bagel ($13 whole; $7 half); one with cucumbers, tomatoes, capers, dill, microgreens, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and veggie (or a vegan option from Philly-based brand Conscious Cultures) and schmear on an everything bagel ($12 whole; $7 half); and one with spicy everything cream cheese, pickled jalapeno, and parmesan everything crisps on a jalapeno everything bagel ($6 whole; $3.50 half). But there’s more. On top of the sandwich offerings standalone bagels, bialys and schmear will be available for $2-$3, while pastries will be available most Sundays from pastry chef Erica Pais, who is baking bourbon chocolate chip blondies for the first installment. And finally, there will be a rotating menu of sandwiches featuring local and seasonal produce by way of Riverwards Produce in Fishtown each month.