Fun things to safely do this weekend in Philly

Learn how to make your very own sushi creations this weekend with Tuna Bar.

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.

Sushi Making With Tuna Bar

If you’re looking to join in on a fun, creative and delicious activity this weekend, Tuna Bar has just the project for you. Tuna Bar’s Chef Ken Sze just launched “Take Out” sushi making kits that will be available to be pre-ordered and picked up (contactless) this Saturday, May 15, between 3:30 – 6 p.m. After you pick up your kit, you can also join in on a live sushi making tutorial with Chef Sze via Instagram Live (@tunabarphl) also this Saturday at 7 p.m., giving you the opportunity to really roll like a pro. The kit will include 1 set of chopsticks, 1 rolling mat, 1 pair of gloves, spicy mayo, soy reduction glaze, eel sauce, ginger, wasabi and fresh ingredients necessary to create a delicious selection of 4-5 traditional rolls and will be available to order for $60 via Tuna Bar’s website or Instagram.

Tuna Bar’s Sushi Making Kit. Provided

Pink Boots Cheers

This weekend was supposed to hold a very special occasion—The Bold Women and Beer Festival, but with social distancing in full swing, the Pink Boots Society has figured out a way to still celebrate safely. According to a release, the Society will be holding a virtual toast to celebrate women in the industry and also support the breweries by encouraging local imbibers to purchase Pink Boots collaborative beers brewed earlier this year. These beers would typically have been available at the respective breweries and at the Bold Women and Beer Festival with a portion of sales going directly to Pink Boots. To participate this weekend, Philadelphians can pick up a 4-pack, 6-pack or growler of a local Pink Boots collaboration beer or schedule a delivery from a local Pink Boots member brewery, and take a photo or video of their beer. Then on Saturday, May 16 at 5 p.m., raise a toast to support the Pink Boots Society and Bold Women and Beer and share the photo or video to social media using the hashtags: #PinkBootsCheers and #BoldWomenandCheer. Find out which Philly-area breweries are Pink Boots Collaborators through Facebook/pinkbootsphilly


Chocolate Chip Cookie Making With Terrain Cafe 

If you’re in the mood to try to bake something sweet and special this weekend, you’re in luck. Terrain Cafe is offering the opportunity to learn how to make their signature Chocolate Chip Cookies with Black Lava Sea Salt this Sunday, May 17 at noon through Instagram Live (@terraincafe). Those who live on the Main Line will even be able to pick-up a cookie making kit that includes all of the ingredients you need to follow along and bake your own sweet treats. The kit is available at Terrain’s Devon cafe for both pickup and delivery through Caviar and DoorDash, but Terrain also will be posting the ingredient list and recipe ahead of the event this weekend for those who can’t get their hands on a kit.


Beer-B-Q-to-go with Urban Farmer

The hotspot eatery located in Logan Square is opening back up for business this weekend and has a delicious way for all to celebrate. Starting this Sunday, May 17, Urban Farmer—along with rotating local breweries—will start offering a weekly Beer-B-Q menu on top of their carry-out menu, beer and wine to-go. According to the release, the weekly Beer-B-Q to-go will feature beer-inspired BBQ with an optional 6-pack pairing in partnership with Sly Fox Brewing Company, Cape May Brewing Company, Tröegs Independent Brewing and Yards Brewing Company. The dinner for two will be available for $45, available from Sunday to Saturday between noon and 10 p.m. via curbside pick-up or delivery via Caviar—all orders must be placed two hours in advance.


Newark Museum Art Week 

The Newark Museum’s Art Week has already been in full swing, but luckily there are still a few more days filled with activities that Philadelphians can participate in. Friday, May 15 (#ClimateMW) will feature a plastic hunt challenge, flashbacks from the Museum’s recent Virtual Earth Day celebration, a presentation of ‘Science Pill: Climate Change 101 with Bill Nye’ (posted at 1 p.m. via Facebook) and an online drawing course (noon-1 p.m. via Zoom with registration available via Eventbrite—$45 adults, $40 members, seniors and students.) Saturday, May 16 (#TechnologyMW) will feature a display of digital art through their social media channels titled ‘Transform Art using Technology,’ a ‘Storytime Live: Harry and Horsie,’ by Katie Van Camp at 10 a.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live and a DIY stop motion animation tutorial. Wrapping up on Sunday, May 17 (#DreamsMW) will be a chance to share your ‘Dreams of the Future’ with artist Stephen Antonakos and a slew of Museum Games. For a full list of activities and descriptions, check out the Museum’s website.

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