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.
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 13, the Sisterly Love Citywide Food Fair is heading to Northern Liberties with a pop-up this Saturday at Hudson Table. Northern Liberties Business Improvement District and Hudson Table will be hosting dozens of local and regional vendors on that date, from noon to 2 p.m., inside and around Hudson Table, located at the Piazza at 1001 N. 2nd Street. The growing list of regional vendors at this time includes: Kismet Bagels, Fishtown Pickle Project, Queen and Rook Game Cafe, Sundry Morning Spice Co, Feel Goodies, Sazon BYOB, Noshes by Sheri, Heirzom Bakery, Love, Annamaria Pesto, Paxon + Penn, Poppas Custard, Maker Missya and Amy’s Pastellios, Hello Vietnam.
1001 N. 2nd St. Unit 01, facebook.com/Sisterly-Love-Citywide-Food-Fair
‘Women in Wine’ at Jet Wine Bar
To celebrate Women’s History Month, Jet Wine Bar is celebrating until this Friday with a specially curated list of vino to choose from. The selection of seven wines handpicked by General Manager Nick Baitzel will be available by the glass or bottle at Jet Wine Garden from Tuesday through Friday. The list of wines includes a Pet Nat Pinot Blanc, Vernaccia, Amber Wine and Grenache-Syrah, among others. Bottles of these exclusive wines will be discounted for purchase at Jet Wine Bar’s bottle shop for the duration of the event. Hours of operation at Jet Wine Bar this week are Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m., Friday from 4 to 10 p.m., Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.
1525 South St., jetwinebar.com
Pi Day at Linvilla Orchards
Pi Day isn’t exactly a national holiday, but it should be. On Sunday, March 14, hungry Philadelphians can head to Linvilla Orchards as they offer their specialty offering—all pies will be $3.14 off. The bakery at Linvilla has been around for 50 years and features over 40 different flavors, including sugar-free options. Fan favorites include dutch apple, coconut custard, and even chocolate chip pecan.
137 West Knowlton Road, Media, linvilla.com
People’s Light ‘2 am’
People’s Light, one of Pennsylvania’s largest professional nonprofit theatres, is exploring those secretive, scandalous and salacious conversations that can happen in the wee early hours of the morning through their latest virtual production, “America 2 am.” The series—which streams exclusively on peopleslight.org—changes every night and acts as an anthology with a new cast and storyline every episode. The next episode premieres March 15 and can be accessed digitally online with an account. The show, “Leaving Teaching,” follows young teacher, Cordae, as she maintains a secret life online selling sex toys to virgins to afford her mother’s medical bills. Late one night, she’s surprised by a fan with a potentially indecent proposal. This specific episode is directed by People’s Light Resident Director Steve H. Broadnax III, who most recently directed their commissioned digital short ’20/20 Vision’, and is written by poet and playwright Candrice Jones.
The Cabin at Independence Beer Garden
Independence Beer Garden is typically a popular destination when the weather is warmer, but now Philadelphians can experience the space in an all-new format. The cabin setups at Independence are heated and feature fires alongside a few menu items that are sure to heat the night up. New specialty dishes and drinks include spiked hot chocolate, spiked apple cider, a French dip, gumbo, and onion soup with more items to be added as the season unfolds. Reservations will be required and can be made through Resy, and hours for this weekend are Friday from 3 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from noon to midnight and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. (additional hours available on Wednesday and Thursday as well.)
100 S. Independence Mall W., phlbeergarden.com