Fun things to safely do this weekend in Philly

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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.

Ancient Alcohol: After Hours

The Penn Museum and Philly Loves Beer are teaming up again this Friday, August 28th from 6 pm to 8 pm for another edition of their interactive ancient-themed alcohol tour, which is back by popular demand. Philly Loves Beer has curated a 6-pack that’s specifically designed to pair perfectly with the tour, and those interested can pick them up at or have them delivered from Bottle Bar East in Fishtown or The Bottle Shop in South Philly. Not only will participants get to drink the beers with the tour guides, according to the release, they will also learn about drinking games in Ancient Greece, the importance of having enough beer in ancient Egypt, modern-day brewing techniques and also how science has helped us to recreate a beverage served at a funerary feast hosted by King Midas. Dr. Olivia Hayden, an archaeologist who has worked on excavations in Israel, Greece, and Turkey, and beer scientist Dr. Matt Farber, Assistant Professor of Biology and the Director of the Brewing Science Program at the University of the Sciences will act as the tour guides for this event. Tickets are $10, and the 6-pack is sold separately. 

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Boyds Tent Sale 

Boyds is back and is celebrating this weekend with a Women’s Tent Sale full of plenty of fall fashion to peruse for Philadelphians to get a jump start on buying. Starting Thursday, August 27th through Saturday, August 29th from 11 am to 4 pm, Philadelphians will be able to head to the luxury department store’s parking lot and find 50-80% off of different brands such as Alexander Wang, Bruno Cucinelli, Chloe, Dolce & Gabbana, Moncler, Proenza Schouler, Victoria Beckham and more. Refreshments will be provided, masks must be warn and social distancing will be enforced as well to help keep everyone safe and happy. 

1818 Chestnut St., boydsphila.com

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Independent Bookstore Day

A Novel Idea on East Passyunk Avenue is inviting all Philadelphians, whether you’re an avid reader or a beginner, to join them this weekend in celebration of Independent Bookstore Day. The bookstore and now-virtual event space will be offering a variety of offerings available for in-person shoppers, as well as those who prefer curbside pick-up. During shop hours from Friday August 28th to Sunday, August 30th, shoppers will get 10% off everything in the shop; with 20-40% off specific areas in the shop and $5 off tee shirts and tote bags. Plus, when shoppers spend $25 thy will earn a free greeting card, when shoppers spend $50 they will earn a free laser-engraved wooden bookmark and when shoppers spend $75 they will earn a special goodie bag curated by the team at A Novel Idea. 

1726 E Passyunk Ave., anovelideaphilly.com

Owners and operators of A Novel Idea, Alexander Schneider and Christina Rosso-Schneider, Provided

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