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.
Health-conscious Philadelphians and those looking to sweat a bit while maintaining safe distances are in luck. This weekend kicks off the Bourse Bootcamp, and this weekly socially distant workout series will run from August 15th to September 26th. Participants are welcome to join in on the classes led by local fitness instructor, Jackie of JaxFitness, which will range from yoga, Zumba, HIIT, Pilates and more for all levels. Tickets are $10 and include the 60-minute class along with a Bloody Mary or mimosa from Grubhouse after the fact. The schedule for the classes (each starts at 9 a.m.) is available online, space is limited, and the series is also BYOM (bring your own mat.)
111 S Independence Mall E, the-bourse.ticketleap.com
PSPCA and Main Line Animal Rescue Drive-In Movie Night
This Saturday, August 15th, both the Pennsylvania SPCA and Main Line Animal Rescue will be hosting a drive-in movie night to help with the cancellation of many necessary fundraisers this year. Main Line’s acreage is spacious and can fit roughly 100 cars, offering the perfect way to enjoy their movie of the evening, “The Sandlot,” while still social distancing. According to the release, priority seating is available for those who wish to sit upfront, with first and second row spots available for just $250 and $150 (limit 10 tickets per car) per car respectively. General admission tickets, which parking will be given to on a first-come, first-serve basis, are available at $10 for adults, $7 for kids age 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under. The screening will take place at Main Line’s Chester Hills location and will start at sundown, 7:50 p.m. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.
Stratus Rooftop Lounge
The chic and stylish sky-top lounge located eleven stories up on top of the Kimpton Hotel in Old City is once again opening its doors this weekend to offer Philadelphians a chance to enjoy some late-night dining. The opening comes with a variety of health and safety restrictions to keep everyone safe (including limited capacity and socially distanced tables), but it also comes with a bevy of spirited and tasty additions all available at the recently renovated lounge. New dishes include tuna tartare with lettuce wraps, skillet roasted brie served with bûcheron, pecans, warm honey and baguettes, a dry-aged new strip steak with garlic butter and natural jus, and crispy ahi tuna, with sesame broccoli and ginger aioli. An all-new beverage menu also consists of a variety of summer-time cocktails, wines, craft beer and spirits. Stratus will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. for outdoor dinner service only.
433 Chestnut St., stratuslounge.com
Abe Fischer Pop-Up
Popular eatery Abe Fischer will be debuting a deli pop-up this Saturday, August 15th from 11 am to 2 pm, and interested Philadelphians can pre-order ahead of time or stop by this weekend until supplies run out. A few stand-out items being offered include a whitefish and lox platter (with house rye, pickled horseradish beets, house potato chips, black and white cookies and more), a brisket platter (with house rye, pickled horseradish beets, house potato chips, black and white cookies and more) plus a few other add ons and beverages to choose from.
1623 Sansom St., abe-pop-up-lunch.square.site
7 Course Picnic Table Dinner at Musi BYOB
Musi BYOB in Pennsport is offering their own spin on a picnic dinner, and it involves seven courses. The restaurant is taking reservations for 4-6 people priced at $100 per person plus tax and gratuity for a meal from Best of Philly-winning Chef Ari Miller. Miller will be using seasonal and local ingredients for the changeable menu and each meal will feature a different experience. At this time, the picnic table is available for reservations for 6:30 to 9 p.m. with seatings every weekend Friday through Sunday. On top of the seven-course feast, Musi is also offering its Frizwit, Mushroomwit and Pork and Greens sandwiches, on top of the newly added BLT (which features Mangalitsa pork bacon from Elizabeth Farms tucked in a bed of purslane and tomato) during new hours for take-out and delivery on those same days from noon to 6 p.m.
16th Annual Sandy Sprint
There is still time to register for the 16th Annual Sandy Sprint taking place this Saturday, August 15th. According to the release, race participants will gather virtually to hear from various speakers and survivors in lieu of meeting up at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. Although the organization has been forced to pivot, the CEO Robin Cohen is committed to fighting ovarian cancer, which one in 75 women will be diagnosed with on average. The event is the largest fundraiser hosted by the Foundation and will provide funding for continued ovarian cancer research.