Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered.
Philadelphia Auto Show
The Philadelphia Auto Show is back for 2022, and this year, there are some new additions to the lineup— including its first-ever multi-brand electric vehicle test track, named the e-Track. Specific vehicle models will be available for test drives at that e-Track including, the Ford F-150 Lightning, Ford Mach-E, Kia EV6, Volvo C40 Recharge and Volvo XC40 Recharge.
Additional facets to the event, which will take place March 5 to 13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, include a Philadelphia Union mascot appearance, pet adoptions and more test-drive options including a camp jeep and Toyota drive center. A full list of events can be found online.
1101 Arch St., phillyautoshow.com
Craft Hall’s Support Ukraine Event
This Thursday, Philadelphians can head out to FCM Hospitality’s Craft Hall for a ‘Support Ukraine’ event from 5 to 7 p.m. Proceeds from the event will benefit Voices of Children, a charitable foundation that focuses on addressing the psychological effect of armed conflict on children in the Ukraine. For every $1 of food and beverage purchased during the event, FCM and its own Avram Hornik will donate $2 to the cause as well.
While there, Philadelphians can indulge in Craft Halls offerings spanning house smoked BBQ and pizzas. As a release states, Ukrainian-born Philly resident, DJ IRKA, will also be spinning traditional and native Ukrainian dance music at Thursday’s charity event benefiting her homeland. Originally from Vinntysia, the artist has worked as a DJ for 15 years, performing for audiences throughout the United States and Europe. This event is open to all ages, with guests under the age of 21 to be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian.
901 N. Delaware Ave., crafthallphilly.com
Pita Chip, the Modern Middle Eastern quick-serve restaurant with locations at 1600 North Broad Street on Temple University’s Campus, and at 3601 Market Street in University City, is getting ready to open its newest location. But first, they are celebrating this weekend with a special pop-up. Pita Chip co-founder Omar Alsaadi will be parking a food truck in front of the new space at 1623 Big Oak Road (#560) in Yardley.
And as a release states, the pop-up, which begins at noon and goes until 2 p.m. (or while supplies last,) will feature falafel and chicken shawarma pita wraps. Customers can pay what they want, with all money raised benefitting the Kisses for Kyle Foundation, which offers a variety of services to families fighting childhood cancer in the Delaware Valley.
Alonzo Bodden at Helium Comedy Club
The veteran stand-up comedian will perform at Helium Comedy Club over three nights beginning Thursday, March 3 through Saturday, March 5 in Philadelphia (check the club’s official site for times). Bodden is known for his no-holds-barred social commentary, hilarious viewpoint, and overall bold outlook on the world today.
As a release states, the star of Amazon Prime Video’s comedy special ‘Heavy Lightweight’, Alonzo is a regular panelist on NPR’s popular radio quiz program ‘Wait Wait…Don’t Tell.’ His first big comedy break came when he was on the New Faces of Comedy show-case at Montreal’s Just for Laughs Festival in 1997. Currently, he can be heard on his weekly podcast ‘Who’s Paying Attention?,’ where he gives his take on what’s going on in the world.
2031 Sansom St., philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com