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.
Discovering Lost Black History at the MOAR
This Thursday, the Museum of the American Revolution will be hosting an event with two “history detectives,” which involves a virtual discussion about the Revolutionary-era Black voters they discovered and their legacies today. The detectives, Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills, will be be joined by museum curators Dr. Philip C. Mead and Dr. Marcela Micucci for a panel discussion. It will be facilitated by the museum’s Director of Education and Community Engagement Adrienne Whaley, and focus on genealogical research, public history, and the untold stories behind the museum’s current special exhibition, ‘When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807.’
According to the release, as part of the event, Mead and Micucci will demonstrate how anyone can virtually explore poll lists from the early 1800s featuring the names of women and people of color through a poll list interactive as part of the museum’s new ‘When Women Lost the Vote’ online experience. To date, the team has discovered 163 women voters and at least four free Black voters on nine poll lists from 1800 to 1807. Prior to this discovery, little proof of women or people of color voting in this period was known to exist. General admission for the event (which takes place on Feb. 25 from 6 to 7:15 p.m.) is $7, student, teachers, and museum professionals are $5, and museum members are free. Tickets can be purchased online.
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
The Dutch’s Soul-Food Pop-Up
The Dutch has been delving into the world of southern fare in honor of Black History Month with Mom Mom’s Soul Food Pop-Up benefiting a local charity led by Philadelphia-based Chef Kevin Watters every Friday since the beginning of February, and this weekend holds the last opportunity for Philadelphians to check it out. Watters has crafted a soul food pop up as a nod to Black History Month, and his new set-up featuring his creations is named in remembrance of his grandmother Lillian Lewis, who was 81 when she recently passed.
The takeaway meal consists of a platter with two sides, cornbread, and one meat, all for $35 per person with choices ranging from fried chicken to collard greens cooked with turkey butt, a dessert add-on of strawberry layered cake and much more.
Watters and The Dutch are contributing 10% of sales to the West Philadelphia based charity Mill Creek Farm as well, which was founded in 2005. The educational urban farm is led by people of color who are dedicated to improving local access to fresh, chemical-free produce at sustainably low cost for the local community and surrounding areas. The pop-up will be open from noon to 6 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 26.
1527 S. 4th St., thedutchphilly.com
Evil Genius Beer Pop-Up
Evil Genius may be operating at a limited capacity in their “lab” in Fishtown right now, but they have also figured out a way to still give Philly a taste of what they have to offer at a larger capacity. 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.