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.
Restaurant owners and husband and wife team Alex and Tara Hardy of At the Table BYOB in Wayne, Pennsylvania have come up with a creative solution to interact with others while social distancing. With their Cheffy Hour, viewers who purchase a dinner from their eatery on Friday will also have the opportunity to join in on their spirited Zoom call to once again participate in the buzz they gained nightly from typical interaction about where ingredients are sourced, how dishes are prepared, what beers or wines pair with menu items, and conversations about guests’ careers, kids and travels. According to a release, this Friday, May 8, at 5:30 p.m., Main Line design moguls Eddie Ross and Jaithan Kochar as well as CBS3’s Jessica Kartalija, are scheduled to attend while savoring a menu featuring tomato burrata salad with grilled Spanish octopus, a choice of braised short ribs or Maryland crab cakes, mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables and a dessert, which will be a surprise. Those interested can email the restaurant at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 610-964-9700 to register.
World Collage Day with InLiquid
This Saturday is World Collage Day, and to celebrate, InLiquid will be hosting an IGTV Collage Workshop with collage artist, Constance Culpepper. Viewers can gather up their materials and then create their own masterpieces alongside Culpepper to celebrate the creative occasion. It’s also a great opportunity to craft something special for your mom if you weren’t able to purchase a gift yet for Mother’s Day. The event will take place through Instagram TV on May 9 at 2 p.m., and instructions on what you may need are available on Inliquid’s website.
Virtual CPR Jukebox Marathon
For the first time ever, Simon’s Heart is organizing a virtual CPR Jukebox Marathon. According to a release, the event is a fundraiser for Simon’s Heart, and an innovative way to teach chest compressions, an integral skill in CPR, while practicing social distancing. How it works: Over a twelve-hour period, 144 students will push on a ball to music. When it’s over, they’ll know how to save a life, and will have raised funds that will help Simon’s Heart teach other kids how to save lives. Student teams will register for a ten-minute block over which time they will perform 72,000 compressions on squishy balls to the beat of a 100 beat per minute song. They will learn CPR while they #dogood and raise funds for a local organization that saves kids’ lives from sudden cardiac arrest. Tickets are free, but participants can also reach out to families, friends and loved ones to donate as well with the set goal of $30 and those who raise at least $30 will receive a CPR Jukebox Marathon t-shirt. The 12-hour event will take place from 12 p.m. on May 8 until 12 a.m. on May 9, students from elementary all the way through college are welcome to participate. Participants will be cheered along by media personalities from Q102, 104.5 and Emcees from All Around Entertainment who have volunteered to be Masters of Ceremonies—spaces are still available at Simonsheart.org.
The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra’s Virtual Concert
Throughout the month of May, some of the skilled past performances from the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra will be broadcasted for all to enjoy. The performances are set for every Sunday throughout the month and will be full-fledged concerts from 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020. This Sunday’s performance takes place at 4 p.m. and will open with Samuel Barber’s ‘Medea’s Dance of Vengeance,’ then proceed with dePasquale as soloist with the orchestra in Dmitri Shostakovich’s ‘Violin Concerto No. 1’ and conclude with Aaron Copland’s ‘Symphony No. 3.’ According to the release, the broadcasts will be co-hosted by WRTI’s Kevin Gordon and Maestro Scaglione. It is available on the radio at WRTI 90.1, streaming at WRTI.org and on the WRTI App.