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.
Quintessence Theatre Group’s “The Little Princess”
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia’s professional classic repertory theatre, is offering a special filmed version of their show, “The Little Princess.” This recording of a live performance from the show’s initial run offers audiences the opportunity to watch whenever they like now through Jan. 31. The show features a four-person ensemble cast directed by founding member of Pig Iron Theatre Company Suli Holum and in true quarantine style, the actors perform live from specially designed home studios. The at-home sets were created byYou-Shin Chen, original music by Liz Filios, and Priyanka Shetty also joined Suli Holum as a cultural consultant and co-adaptor for this particular production. The release states that playing multiple roles, the acting ensemble includes Quintessence favorite Leigha Kato who is also joined by Simran Bal, Renea Brown and Jacinta Yelland. Those interested can visit the website or call 215-987-4450 to purchase access to the recording. After purchase, the recording can be watched at any time through Jan. 31.
Evil Genius Beer Pop-Up
Evil Genius might not be able to operate out of their “lab” in Fishtown right now, but they have figured out a way to still give Philly a taste of what they have to offer. The brand now has two pop-up locations at the Kwik-E Beer Pop-up Shops at 702 N. 2nd Street and 1602 Spruce Street that offer new brews and merchandise. The concept was developed to bring Evil Genius into new places in an all-new way, and to ensure that Evil Genius can continue to keep employees working through the pandemic. Philadelphians can try some of their most popular concoctions including the Brunch So Hard Mango and Orange IPA, Purple Monkey Dishwasher Chocolate PB Porter, or sort through an assortment of Evil Genius gear while there.
MilkBoy Rock Salt
This local brand is known for their recording studio in Northern Liberties as well as their two bar-restaurant locations, but some might not know of their hidden outdoor gem, Rock Salt. Milkboy has transformed their 4th and South location into a roofed and heated streetery dubbed ‘Rock Salt’ that is chock full of hot cocktails including a Rock ‘n’ Rye Toddy with Rock and Rye, honey, lemon, and clove ($13); Fireside Cider, warm apple cider with Fireball ($12); Boilo — a traditional Western PA coal miner concoction with whiskey, lemon, orange, clove, allspice berries, cinnamon, raisins, clover honey ($14); Hot Buttered Rum — essentially start making pie crust but instead of baking, add rum and hot water ($13); and an array of hot chocolates including S’more Please, with Kahlua, Caramel Liquor, salt, topped with marshmallows; Peanut Butter Sundae, with Skrewball Whiskey, Bailey’s.
401 South St., milkboy.tv
Kimberly Boutique Pop-Up Sale
This weekend, shoppers can head to Kimberly Boutique’s pop-up sale where everything will be marked down 50%, plus 75% off of the sale rack. The boutique, which is celebrating its 16th year in business, will offer a few different ways for Philadelphians to shop: Just stop by, schedule a private shopping experience or score some deals at home with the code, “HOLIDAY50” through their online shop—private shopping experience’s can be scheduled over email, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
123 S. 16th St., kimberlyboutiquephilly.com