Looking for some fun, unique and safe ways to spend your weekend? In the age of social distancing, Metro has you covered. A few Philly establishments have come up with inventive ways to still have fun this weekend while staying healthy.
Friday Night Frights at The Bourse
Every Friday throughout the remainder of October, The Bourse will be hosting Friday Night Frights for all Philadelphians to join in on. The event centers around the showing of the wildly popular Halloween movie “Hocus Pocus” which will be shown on a 16-foot projector. The movie will start at 7 p.m., but beforehand and during, guests can also indulge in some themed treats from some of the vendors at the Old City food hall including The Witch’s Cauldron from Scoop DeVille ($5.09/small, $6.02/medium, $7.18/large) featuring black ice cream with oreo; The Hangover Soup from Prescription Chicken ($13 / quart); Sanderson Seltzers (hard seltzers) (3 / $15) and a “Little Children” Sandwich aka the Little Chick, a mini fried chicken sandwich from Freebyrd Chicken. All food is pay as you go.
111 S. Independence Mall E., theboursephilly.com
Philly Fights Cancer: From Home
The annual event typically is a huge extravaganza featuring a star-studded lineup of guests, but this year in the wake of COVID-19, Philly Fights Cancer will be from home to keep everyone at a safe distance. According to the release, this year’s event benefits the translational research and clinical trials for Pancreatic Cancer at the Abramson Cancer Center. Since 2015 Philly Fights Cancer has raised over $39 million dollars and although this year looks a bit different, the organization is dedicated to their mission of fundraising for life-saving clinical trials. This year’s moderator is Pat McGann and comedian Sebastian Maniscalco and superstar Jazz musician Jessy Kyle will also be performing and making appearances. This event is free and open to the public. The event kicks off this Saturday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. and those who can’t attend can also make donations if they still want to show support.
Lumos Yoga & Barre has teamed up with Gina Tomaine, a local health/wellness expert and tarot enthusiast, for Tarot 101, an introduction into the art of tarot. Attendees will be using the Philly Tarot Deck created by illustrator James Boyle while learning Tarot from Gina ( who also happens to be the author of the Philly Tarot Deck Guidebook.) The class will conclude with a meditation led by Gina, however, guests can come just for the workshop and bring their own deck, or they can purchase the workshop and The Philly Tarot Deck while there. The event is BYO and requires a notebook and pen, those who are interested should head to The Spring Gardens in Fairmount this Saturday, Oct. 24 from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
1832 North St., lumosyogaandbarre.com
Musi BYOB “Jew-ish” Dinners
Musi BYOB in Pennsport recently announced their plans for their new “Jew-ish” dinners with several courses all specially designed by Chef Ari Miller and his team. The menu comprises of a bevy of different options including deviled huevos haminados; chopped liver croquettes with buckwheat bowties; apple and honey glazed Jew’s filet with pickled apples and Jerusalem artichokes; Manischewitz-poached apple and walnut frangipane pie; and an added pickle plate add-on. There is also a vegetarian menu option available, and the dinner can be enjoyed for indoor/outdoor dining or take-out as well for a prix-fixe price throughout October and November.
100 Morris St., musiphilly.com
Twilight Tour with the Betsy Ross House
It’s officially spooky season, and that means the city will have some seasonal events taking place centered around some of the creepier but also interesting parts of Philly. According to the release, guests who take the tour with the Betsy Ross House will travel back to Philadelphia in the 1700s and learn about the city’s gruesome history of infection and inoculation. Tour-goers will hear true, macabre tales about bloodletting, smallpox, yellow fever, and other gross experiences while also learning what it was like to live in the ghastly 18th century and discover why Philadelphia was an infectious place to be. Then, to cap off the event, guests will then head into the House for a spooky, shadowy tour. Admission is $10, or guests can truly make a night of it and purchase a “Spooky Twosome” which also includes a round of Mini Golf at Franklin Square Park for $17-$19. The tours take place each Friday in October from 6 to 8 p.m.
239 Arch St., historicphiladelphia.org