Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

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Movie Under the Stars & Stripes at the Betsy Ross House

The First Friday Movie Nights Under the Stars & Stripes will kick off another evening of cinema and fun this Friday, Aug. 6, at 8:45 p.m. The event begins when the sun goes down and visitors can meet in the courtyard at dusk. While there, movie-goers can watch a film on the big screen (this week’s showing is ‘Alligator People’while also enjoying their own snacks and beverages, which the House encourages attendees to bring.

If you come a bit earlier as well, you’re in for a treat—those who head to the Betsy Ross House will also be able to enjoy an after-hours tour of the museum. Admission for this event, which happens annually on the First Friday of every month, is $7.

239 Arch St.,

International Beer Day/ Mead Me At The Den

This weekend, Philadelphians are invited out to raise a glass in support of International Beer Day on Aug. 6 with South Philly hotspot Devil’s Den. According to a release, Devil’s Den offers one of the city’s largest curated craft beer selections to celebrate the hoppy holiday – from Hazy IPAs to Belgian Stouts to German Wheat Beers. The ever-evolving rotating drafts span from a few different options: SingleCut Beersmiths, SweetWater Brewing Co., Brewery Ommegang, Left Hand Brewing Company and more. While there this Friday, imbibers may enjoy hard-to-find craft beer including a Belgian gold ale La Chouffe (8% ABV) from Brasserie d’Achouffe. Brews are available for sipping alongside their pub fare at the expansive outdoor streetery and indoor dining as well as to-go in the form of six-packs and growlers. 

But before you head there on Friday, libation lovers can celebrate a day early. On Thursday, Aug. 5, Devil’s Den is celebrating National Mead Day (Aug. 7) by partnering with Upper Reach Meadery, Pennsylvania’s newest meadery, creating modern mead with folk flair, for Mead Me at the Den, an evening of flight and food pairings, craft cocktails, mead slushies and more from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

As the release states, the celebratory event will boast four proper pours of Upper Reach traditional high-ABV meads, an alcoholic beverage composed of honey, water, and yeast that is often mixed with different fruit and spices to create a variety of flavors. Alongside the stronger libations is a selection of Weekend Water, an all-new organic premium honey spritzer from Upper Reach Meadery. Devil’s Den’s kitchen staff will also be whipping up four small plates to pair with the mead flights. Mead Me at the Den will take place in Devil’s Den’s expansive dining room, and costs $30 per ticket. 

Grand CherryUpper Reach Meadery

1148 S. 11th St.,

Hoagienation 2021

This Saturday, music and carb lovers alike can head to the Mann Center to check out HoagieNation 2021 – a celebration of music, food and culture. What audiences can expect is two stages packed with talent ranging Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates (who are also the headliners of the event), with special guests Squeeze, Kool & The Gang, the Wailers, Craig Robinson & the Nasty Delicious and The Soul Survivors & Down North.

On top of the performances, audiences can also check out Philly-based food favorites and culture as well as a free hoagie tastings for all attendees from the Real Philly Delis as part of “Hoagie Happy Hour” presented by Dietz & Watson. There will also be food trucks, local craft beer and spirit offerings, Philly personalities, and other surprises.

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5201 Parkside Ave.,