Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? Metro has you covered.
Folk Weekend with People’s Light
People’s Light Theatre in Malvern is hosting a two-day Folk event this weekend on July 24 – 25. Each day begins with a 1 p.m. drive-in concert, followed by an intimate performance in The Glen, home to the Theatre’s new outdoor stage with lawn seating. On Saturday, audiences can sit back and hear the music of Patty Larkin, Jeremiah Tall & The Lore and Amythyst Kiah, while on Sunday, Sean Rowe, Adam Monaco and The Dirty Grass Players will be hitting the stage. In between sets, Philadelphians can enjoy beverages and summer fare at The Farmhouse at People’s Light, which is open throughout the afternoon, before each day ends with a final drive-in concert. Folk Weekend Day passes and individual drive-in concert tickets are available for purchase online.
39 Conestoga Rd., Malvern, peopleslight.org.
Red Bull 3X
As part of a national event featuring 20 cities in the U.S., Red Bull and USA Basketball are bringing back the premier 3×3 basketball tournament this weekend in Hatboro. As the release states, with 3×3 basketball now an Olympic sport, Red Bull 3X is the series of events that identifies elite men’s and women’s players who could potentially represent USA Basketball in the future. Philly is among one of the first stops. The winning teams at these qualifiers will have an opportunity of advancing to the Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Regionals in the Fall of 2021, and then to the Red Bull USA Basketball 3X Nationals in 2021, which will be used to evaluate players for USA men’s and women’s 3×3 national teams. Rules are as follows: 3×3 is played on a half court with a 10-minute game clock and 12-second shot clock, where the winner is the first team to score 21 points or the team in the lead at the end of the 10-minute regulation. The women’s division begins at 8:30 a.m. and the men at 10 a.m. this Saturday.
Kelly Bolish Gym, 2950 Turnpike Dr., redbull.com
Kismet Bagel Pop-Up
The local couple turned carb-filled entrepreneurs are back with a new pop-up opportunity, and this one is in Fishtown and will be happening weekly. Fishtown Social has teamed up with Kismet to offer a new sandwich shop which will run Sundays from 9 a.m. to noon at Fishtown Social located on Frankford Ave. The new shop will debut this Sunday, July 25, and run indefinitely. According to the release, Jacob and Alexandra Cohen of Kismet Bagels, along with Fishtown Social owner Vanessa Wong, will offer three different options on their “Sunday Sammies” menu, including one with whitefish salad, cherry tomatoes, microgreens, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper on a black and white sesame bagel ($13 whole; $7 half); one with cucumbers, tomatoes, capers, dill, microgreens, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, and veggie (or a vegan option from Philly-based brand Conscious Cultures) and schmear on an everything bagel ($12 whole; $7 half); and one with spicy everything cream cheese, pickled jalapeno, and parmesan everything crisps on a jalapeno everything bagel ($6 whole; $3.50 half). But there’s more. On top of the sandwich offerings standalone bagels, bialys and schmear will be available for $2-$3, while pastries will be available most Sundays from pastry chef Erica Pais, who is baking bourbon chocolate chip blondies for the first installment. And finally, there will be a rotating menu of sandwiches featuring local and seasonal produce by way of Riverwards Produce in Fishtown each month.
World’s Largest Slip N Slide
Big things are coming to the Lehigh Valley in the form of one favorite summertime activity. At Bear Creek Mountain Resort in Macungie, the world’s largest inflatable Slip ‘N Slide Tubing Course, opened last weekend spanning 1.5 miles over 20 courses down one of the Valley’s largest mountains. The family-friendly outdoor fun is open daily, Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 6 p.m, but visitors should note that hours of operation may vary based on inclement weather. Participants from ages four and up will have unlimited access to the Slide the Slopes in two-hour increments and Bear Creek will be running their Magic Carpet and Triple Chair to shuttle guests to the top of the course. The course will be open through Monday, Sept. 6.
101 Doe Mountain Lane, Macungie, bcmountainresort.com
Live Scale Bodega Installation Opening at Paradigm
This weekend, Philadelphians can check out Sean 9 Lugo’s new exhibition at Queen’s Village Gallery, Paradigm. This new exhibition is focused on bodegas and their culture to speak to the artist’s immigrant experience and beyond. The release states, in these spaces, Lugo felt at home — the owners knew him, saw him grow up, and took care of him. ‘Immigrant Mentality’ revolves around the shared elements and emotions that Lugo feels are part of the immigrant experience. By bringing the bodega into the gallery, the artist acknowledges the central and familial role that the bodega space and people play in immigrant lives. To stay true to the bodega experience, all of the pieces within the installation will be accessibly priced, including $20 stickers and snack packs to $200 comic books with original art covers. ‘Immigrant Mentality’ will be on view from July 23 – Aug. 22, with a virtual preview on July 22 and an in-person opening reception on July 23, both at 5:30 p.m.
746 S. 4th St, paradigmarts.org