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.
The Museum of the American Revolution will be virtually celebrating its third birthday this Sunday, April 19. Philadelphians are invited to help commemorate the occasion by visiting the museum’s Facebook page and signing a digital birthday card. By signing and then also sharing your favorite museum memory, you will automatically be entered for a chance to win four tickets to visit the MOAR when it reopens. The museum will also be sharing an 18th-century whiskey cake recipe (which was particularly favored by George Washington) and a cocktail recipe for a celebratory toast. Then at 11 a.m., join the MOAR via Facebook to observe the anniversary of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” that ignited the Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775 as well.
April 19 via Facebook
Missing the tasty offerings from Center City hotspot a.kitchen? Well, this weekend you’re in luck. Chef Eli Collins and his team have decided to fire up the kitchen for this weekend only offering contactless pick-up. Menu items available Friday (4-8 p.m.) , Saturday and Sunday (noon-8 p.m.) include three-cheese macaroni gratin, steak frites (with your choice of flank or strip loin plus peppercorn butter, fries and romaine caesar), a whole roasted chicken (with your choice of sides featuring fat rice, steak fries, spiced lentils, cucumber and yogurt salad, and mushroom and green garbanzo) plus dessert options to finish the pop-up menu off sweetly. If you also want a spirited addition to your meal, check out a.kitchen’s wine options with choices ranging from France and Spain (must have a valid ID, 4 bottles of wine max per order.)
April 17, 18 and 19, 135 S. 18th St., akitchenandbar.com
Weavers Way Co-op
This Saturday, check out Weavers Way Co-op’s virtual Earth Day Art “Make-In” any time in between 1-3 p.m. All ages are invited to join in on Zoom and create art inspired by Earth Day, using whatever materials you have at home to draw, paint, collage, sew or do anything else creative that you can think of. According to the release, Philadelphians are also invited to share a photo of their image through social network on Earth Day, (April 22) and Weavers Way will also post your image on Earth Day if you send a photo of it to them. Register for the event via Eventbrite.
April 18 via Zoom
Newark Museum of Art
This Saturday, join the Newark Museum of Art for a variety of fun activities over zoom commemorating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day next week. The activities will take place between 10 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. with fun virtual experiences including a Virtual Book Club (10 a.m.) where Journalist and author Valentina Giannella will discuss her recent book, ‘We Are All Greta’ through a Q&A discussion; a Storytime Live! (11 a.m.) featuring ‘A Tree is Nice,’ by Janice May Udry; an Artist Talk (11:45 a.m.) with contemporary artist Willie Cole discussing his recent work ‘The Water Bottle Giant;’ a virtual interactive animal program, ‘Outragehisss Pets’ (1 p.m.); a live concert from inventive musical group Bash the Trash (2 p.m.); and a 20-minute virtual tour of the museum’s ‘Earth in Art’ (3 p.m.) Registration for all Zoom activities are available now online, and all Zooms will take place via the Museum’s Facebook page.
April 18 via Facebook