Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

Lynne De Blois Pretzelphoria will be at the Holiday Arts and Crafts show.
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Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? Metro has you covered. 

Oaks Holiday Art and Craft Festival

This weekend, Philadelphians can head to the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center to get a head start on Christmas/Hannukah shopping, or, just to buy something nice for yourself with the Oaks Holiday Art and Craft Festival. As the release states, featuring hundreds of fine artists, craft artisans, gourmet food purveyors, demonstrations and more, this 30+ year tradition takes place Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets for patrons are $10 per person at the gate, or two tickets for $15 in advance on Eventbrite. Children under age 12 enter free of charge. The return of the former-Sugarloaf holiday tradition comes from Howard Alan Events (HAE), the nation’s largest, juried fine art and craft festival producer, and those interested can find a full list of vendors and what to expect can be found online. 

Nancy Wasserman’s Glass Menorah.Oaks Holiday Art and Craft Festival

100 Station Ave, Oaks, phillyexpocenter.com

Motel Montana 

Gunnar Montana Productions took over this year’s Philadelphia Fringe Festival with the production of ‘Motel Montana,’ and after being extended in its run, there are still a few more opportunities to check out the 50 minute show. Philadelphians can catch ‘Motel Montana’ until Nov. 14, with shows running to be $40 through Eventbrite. Called a “colorful, glittery explosion from the start,” the show takes place at The Latvian Society of Philadelphia and its official descriptions reads: “Led by Montana and his talented team of dancers, together, they take audience members on a glamorous, high-energy walk to the wild side. Every aspect of the show has been carefully choreographed by Montana, from the neon-filled set design, costumes, and performances, to the pop-infused rollercoaster soundtrack. Over the last decade, Montana has worked tirelessly to make his productions immersive theatrical experiences that audiences will not soon forget; Motel Montana is just that.”

531 North 7th Street, eventbrite.com

6th Annual Unmasking the Legacy Gala

Every year, the JerseyMan/PhillyMan Magazine celebrates their Man & Woman of the Year Honorees with a colorful and extravagant gala, and after a delay from the pandemic, this year is right back on track. This marks the sixth go-around for the event, which will be calling the Ballroom at the Ben home. As the release states, each year the magazine carefully nominates six men and women to honor for being the most influential in their professional and philanthropic achievements. For each ticket that is purchased for this event, a portion of the proceeds will benefit two charities that have been highlighted by the honorees. Each of the honorees has chosen a charity that they are passionate about, but the guests will be the ones to decide who wins the proceeds by choosing which honoree and charity they wish to support. The top two honorees will then be awarded the proceeds to benefit their selected charity. While there, guests can expect 4 hour top-shelf open bar, featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka, food stations and butlered hors d’oeuvres, free parking, live entertainment from Double Down Entertainment and more. Tickets for the event this Thursday, Nov 4 at 6 p.m. are available to the public through Eventbrite and run for $150-$200, and attendees should sport their best COVID mask in lieu of a masquerade mask this year. 

The best mask winner of 2019 at the Unmasking ball.Provided

834 Chestnut St., finleycatering.com

Dig in Day

The weekend always provides ample opportunity to treat yourself to some primetime Philly cuisine, so why not dig in while also supporting and uplifting Black-owned restaurants? Pepsi is throwing its first ever Dig in Day this Saturday, Nov. 6, meant to create a tidal wave of sales and positive impact for local Black-owned restaurants. As the release states, to participate, guests will receive a free meal and receipt voucher that can be uploaded to DigInPassport.com, which will help make an impact towards Pepsi’s commitment to drive $100 million in sales for Black-owned restaurants nationwide over the next five years. Guests will learn how they can earn points toward different prizes – such as cooking classes and restaurant gift cards – for their future purchases from Black-owned restaurants (participating spots can be found online.) On top of everything else, Philly food truck Brotherly Grub owned by local chef Tanesha Trippett, will serve complimentary signature dishes like Chicken and Waffles and Cauliflower Cheesesteaks on Saturday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Brotherly Grub food truck will be parked at Drexel University Gateway Garden (3161-67 Market St.)

passport.pepsidigin.com

‘Maybe This Year’ Hulu Release Party 

If you have plans before the Eagles-Chargers game this Sunday, change them, because at Chickie’s & Petes’s, Eagles fans and those who bleed green can check out the Hulu release of the film ‘Maybe This Year.’ The documentary film first premiered in 2019 and since then has made waves in the entertainment world and now will launch on the streaming platform. At the event, fans will get to screen the film, join in on a special meet and greet appearance by Darren Sproles, indulge in food and drink specials, plus movie-themed merchandise giveaways and more. The party will kick off this Sunday, Nov. 7 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Chickie’s & Pete’s Beer Garden in South Philadelphia.

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1526 Packer Ave., maybethisyearfilm.com

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