Looking for some fun, unique and safe ways to spend your weekend? In the age of social distancing, Metro has you covered. Philly establishments have come up with inventive ways to have fun this weekend while staying healthy.
National Unplugging Day with The Thirsty Dice
This Thursday, March 4, Philadelphians can unplug with the city’s first-ever board game cafe. The Fairmount spot is celebrating the tech-free holiday with a special “comfort crate” consisting of two Bavarian Pretzels with sweet mustard and spicy cheese sauce; a Pepperoni Pizza Kit (with 1 pc of 18oz dough, sauce, cheese and pepperoni); one Bake at Home Chocolate Chip Cookie Kit; a 6-pack of Sly Fox Grissette Belgian Beer; and The Mind (the game.) The crate starts for a discounted price of $59 per crate, available now on their website and for order through Saturday, March 6.
1642 Fairmount Ave., thirstydice.com
Sisterly Love Food Fair
In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair has announced four more dates and locations for their pop-up foodie event. The Food Fair is a women-led initiative to promote Philadelphia-based and female-run hospitality businesses affected by the pandemic by the way of traveling food markets—and now Philadelphians have plenty of opportunities this month to check it out. On Saturday, March 6, the Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair is heading to the Main Line and Philadelphia suburbs for the very first time with a pop-up this Saturday in Downtown Ardmore. Ardmore Initiative and Restaurant Marokko will be hosting dozens of local and regional vendors on March 6, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Schauffele Plaza. Ardmore Music Hall will also be providing entertainment for the day, playing music from their archives as a bonus for shoppers.
14 E. Lancaster Ave., facebook.com/Sisterly-Love-Citywide-Food-Fair
Jacqueline City’s 2 Years of Authenticity Event
This event from South Philly designer Jacqueline City celebrates two years of the Jacqueline City Apparel brand, and will introduce the new collection and campaign as well as reflect on the past 24 months. The event will include a virtual runway show, motivational speeches by multiple speakers, giveaways, and a Q+A with City herself. Each ticket comes with a magazine catalog that will house all of the inspirational stories and materials mentioned through the campaign. City hopes to make JCA much more than a fashion brand, but a movement of inclusivity and authenticity. Philadelphians can tune into the event this Friday, March 5, at 7 p.m.
Shawnee Mountain’s Bigfoot Snowshoe Race
Shawnee Mountain will host their first-ever Bigfoot Snowshoe Race this weekend, and everyone is invited to get outdoors, grab their snowshoes and race to the top of the mountains, all for a good cause. For this particular event, Shawnee will be donating all proceeds to the 1% for Nature organization. And how does the race work exactly? According to the release, racers will stay on one trail, which will be closed for the duration of the race. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Trepp Lodge and the race will begin at 9 a.m. at the base area and finish at the summit. Participants will walk back down the same way you go up. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place prizes will be awarded, featuring top of the line snow sports gear and accessories and will be waiting at the base for the winners.
401 Hollow Road, East Stroudsburg, shawneemt.com
Cozy Hour at Art in the Age
We’ve all been to Happy Hour, but have you ever been to a Cozy Hour? Philly’s own one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop has decided to mark the hours of 3 to 5 p.m. as Cozy Hour, where they will be serving up a of variety of hot and cold libations available at special rates everyday. According to the release, during Cozy Hour—the shop’s wintry take on a classic happy hour—imbibers are invited to stop by for $2 off all Art in the Age specially-crafted bottled cocktails, as well as $1 off all local craft beers – and, guests looking to take home a bottle or two can peruse the vast array of spirits, barware, and other specialty ingredients from the likes of Art in the Age, sister distillery Tamworth Distilling located in Tamworth, New Hampshire, and affiliate New Liberty Distilling. Guests can also cozy up to outdoor heaters while enjoying discounted bottled cocktails, including their Winter Warmer (made with Kinsey Rye Whiskey, house-made Rooibos Tea Syrup, vanilla, cardamom and spiced cocoa bitters) Hygge Hot Toddy (made with Tamworth Distilling Skiklubben Aquavit, chamomile tea syrup, woodland bitters and lemon), Bloody Mary (made with Boyd & Blair potato vodka, Small-Batch Bloody Mix, house spice blend and local hot sauce) and more.
116 N. 3rd St., artintheage.com