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.
Kin Boutique Sale
Every spring, Kin boutique typically holds a huge weekend-long spring patio sale where they offer enticing deals on their merchandise. Although it’s not in the cards to host the sale in person, Philadelphians can still purchase some of Kin’s discounted sales items (some up to 70% off) through the boutique’s virtual sale on Instagram @shopkin_sale. When shopping though the sale, buyers will receive free shipping for all purchases over $75 and a $5 flat rate for shipping for purchases under $75. The sale will run indefinitely with new curated items being posted daily, all you have to do is DM Kin to make a purchase, any and all questions about fitting and size are also welcome.
Dig into Spring Festival
Spring has sprung, and although 2020 feels a bit different, there are still ways that Philadelphians can celebrate this blooming time of year. Terrain’s Dig Into Spring Festival is typically held at their Pennsylvania and Connecticut locations, but this year the festival is moving to the virtual front. From April 24-26, Philadelphians can head to Terrain’s website to join in on interactive workshops, farm tours, informational sessions and more—all online. A few highlighted activities include a live happy hour with cocktail experts from 13th Street Cocktails and Terrain’s Deb Herbertson featuring recipes to make at home, a step-by-step tutorial on how to make the best cheeseboard with Chef Jes Bengtson, a Spring Garden Talk with Kerry Ann McLean, and a live Flower Pot Bread Making Workshop with Terrain Events chef, Robert Toland. A full list of activities is available on Terrain’s website.
Virtual Run for Clean Air 5k and 10k
This weekend partake in an activity that is both good for the environment and your own health as well. The Virtual Run for Clean Air is in full swing this week in honor of Earth Week’s 50th anniversary. The run is completely virtual and can be completed by anyone from anywhere. All you have to do is sign up and run, walk or jog until April 26, post a “sweaty selfie” on social media, submit your times to the Clean Air Council and you’ll receive a medal and a T-shirt. Registration is available at cleanair.org/run with the virtual 10K and 5K runs costing $35 and the virtual 3K walk costing $30. Registration ends Sunday, April 26.
‘Insider Picks’ from Paradigm Gallery
Paradigm Gallery + Studio in Queens Village recently launched a new way to experience art virtually in the City of Brotherly Love. With Insider Picks, Philadelphians can experience a series of guest-curated virtual showcases where each week, the gallery will select a fellow small business owners to curate their very own Paradigm exhibition. According to a release, a portion of the proceeds will go to a charity of the curator’s choice, as well as to the curator’s small business and the exhibiting artists. Interested viewers can head to Paradigm’s website to check out this week’s showcase curated by Robert Perry, owner of Tattooed Mom and Ekaterina Popova, owner of Create! Magazine. A portion of the proceeds from their picks will be donated to The Sunday Love Project, whose mission is to feed the homeless in Philadelphia.
Virtual Concert with Brooke Mead
It’s no secret that many events have been cancelled recently, some holding more personal significance than others, including for Temple University student Brooke Mead who had to cancel her graduate recital with months of preparation behind it. Although audiences can’t experience the music in person, viewers can witness Mead’s music online when she performs her concert solo from her home through Zoom. The program will include the fourth movement of Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 3, in a transcription for viola; Hindemith’s Viola Sonata, Op. 25, No. 1; and Ungar’s Ashokan Farewell. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Assistant Principal Cello, Yumi Kendall will emcee the event and host a Q&A with Mead following the recital (audiences can submit questions throughout the duration of the program.) The concert will take place this Friday, April 24, at 7 p.m., registration is available through zoom.us.