Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

Chomping At The Bit IPA Launch Event

Urban Village in Northern Liberties has partnered with the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Association (PHRA) for one new special brewery collaboration to benefit a good cause. Urban and the PHRA teamed up to create a limited-edition Chomping At The Bit IPA, a slightly hazy IPA with tropical flavors.

As part of the partnership, every six-pack sold will support efforts to ethically ensure the proper care, rehoming, and training of retired horses at Turning for Home, a nonprofit adoption program, and the public is invited out to celebrate the event this Thursday. Activities run from 5 to 8 p.m. on July 29 and include an inflatable pony race, a photo op with an old racer, a chance to be one of the first to taste the IPA and more. There are no entry fees, however, reservations are recommended. 

1001 N. 2nd St.,

Frank Bradley’s Honeygasm Reunion

This Sunday, Franky Bradley’s is bringing back its long-running burlesque variety show, Honeygasm Sundays, for one-night-only to celebrate the re-opening of the cabaret venue. The show was noted as one of Philadelphia’s most popular monthly events for many years and was said to pave the way for local burlesque performers to bloom and grow within the community.

According to the release, the Honeygasm Reunion will include appearances from beloved members of the original show’s crew – such as award-winning emcee Flirt Vonnegu, acclaimed musician and DJ Lili St Queer, and long-time burlesque performer Sloane Lee. In addition, attendees will have opportunities to participate in the theatrics and can indulge in the venue’s menu of light fare, craft cocktails, wine by the glass, and an extensive craft beer selection. Doors open at 7 p.m. for the 8 p.m. show on Aug. 1 and tickets are $15. 


1320 Chancellor St.,

Franklin Square’s 15th Birthday Celebration 

This weekend, the historic Franklin Square will be celebrating its 15th birthday with a day full of activities for all ages. On Saturday, July 31, in addition to Philly Mini Golf presented by IBEW Local 98 and the Parx Liberty Carousel and their Summer Splash, other activities to look forward to include free crafts for kids, free yoga, Storytime in the Square, a guided story walk, a performance from the Philadelphia Suns Lions Dance, live music and much more.

The schedule of activities begin at 10 a.m. and run through 10 p.m. with a full schedule available online. 

Cari Feiler Bender

200 N. 6th St.,

‘Jungle Cruise’ at the Cherry Hill Mall

Typically, you head to the mall to spend some money, but this weekend, Philadelphians will also have the chance to make some money when they head to the Cherry Hill Mall. According to a release, now through this weekend, shoppers at the Cherry Hill Mall will be able to enter the world of ‘Jungle Cruise’ with an immersive floral display by Jennifer Designs. Visitors will be able to take their photo with the display and by posting to social media with the designated hashtags, be eligible to win prizes, including Fandango tickets to see the movie in theaters and one grand prize winner will also receive a $1,000 Visa gift card.


2000 NJ-38, Cherry Hill, NJ,