Fun things to do safely in Philly this weekend

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Looking for some fun, unique and safe ways to spend your weekend? In the age of social distancing, Metro has you covered. A few Philly establishments have come up with inventive ways to still have fun this weekend while staying healthy.

Dine Latino Restaurant Week 

The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has put together a delicious event that not only gives Philadelphians some amazing deals at restaurants around the city, it also helps showcase the vibrant Latino culture in Philly through food. Dine Latino Restaurant Week kicks off this weekend (Sept. 30th) and will continue into next week (Oct. 4th) during Hispanic Heritage Month. Those who head to participating spots will get the chance to try some of Philly’s most unique dishes while also receiving one complimentary appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two entrees. A full list of participating spots is available on the chamber’s website.

Jezabels is participating in Dine Latino Restaurant WeekProvided

Movie Under the Stars 

This week continues an event that will allow movie lovers to enjoy a feature film with the backdrop of the night sky. Every Thursday until October 1, Urban Farmer is inviting Philadelphians to The Logan Hotel Courtyard for a three-course dinner and movie under the stars. The event starts at 6:30 pm, is $75 per person and will include the dinner (from Executive Chef Sonny Ingui boasting braised octopus, steak frites, Skuna Bay salmon, chocolate cake and more), theater-style popcorn and the viewing of a lineup of 80s and 90s classics on an oversized projector. Those interested can also purchase VIP tickets for $100 which will include a bottle of red or white wine or a 6-pack of beer, plus an ultimate movie snack pack. Sly Fox Brewing Company, State Side Vodka and Grace Winery will also be on-site with special beverage offerings at an additional price. Tickets for this Thursday’s showing of ‘10 Things I Hate About You’ can be purchased on Tock and should be bought in advance due to limited capacity. Masks must also be worn.

Fishtown Food Truck Festival 

If you’re going to be hungry this weekend, why not be hungry for a good cause? At the Fishtown Food Truck Festival, Philadelphians will be able to sample a plethora of different options all offering up different sweet and savory bites of food with all proceeds going directly to benefit children with autism. A few trucks parking their goods in Fishtown this weekend include The Little Sicilian, The Cheesesteak Champs, Dan’s Waffles, Dr. Wutzit’s Wonder Balls, Fiona’s Fish & Chips and more. The event will also feature live music and other vendors and will take place this Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Pre-ordering and pre-paying is also recommended to help with social distancing. 

2401 Aramingo Ave.,

Cabaret by the River 

This weekend join Andalusia Historic House, Gardens and Arboretum in celebrating their virtual fundraiser this Saturday, Oct. 3rd at 9 pm. The virtual event will feature a performance by singer, actress and comedian Tori Scott, plus an auction featuring items like a one-week stay at a vacation home in St. Barth’s, a private tour with a curator from the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s new exhibition, and more. The release states that proceeds from the event will benefit the preservation of Andalusia Historic House, Gardens and Arboretum and support public tours and events. As a National Historic Landmark, Andalusia has been a stately presence on the Delaware River for more than two hundred years and reopened to the public in June for tours with safety precautions in place for all visitors. Tickets come out to be $185 and up and sponsorship packages are also available.

Tori ScottProvided

Twilight Tour with the Betsy Ross House 

It’s officially spooky season, and that means the city will have some seasonal events taking place centered around some of the creepier but also interesting parts of Philly. According to the release, guests who take the tour with the Betsy Ross House will travel back to Philadelphia in the 1700s and learn about the city’s gruesome history of infection and inoculation. Tour-goers will hear true, macabre tales about bloodletting, smallpox, yellow fever, and other gross experiences while also learning what it was like to live in the ghastly 18th century and discover why Philadelphia was an infectious place to be. Then, to cap off the event, guests will then head into the House for a spooky, shadowy tour. Admission is $10, or guests can truly make a night of it and purchase a “Spooky Twosome” which also includes a round of Mini Golf at Franklin Square Park for $17-$19. The tours take place each Friday in October from 6 pm to 8 pm. 

239 Arch St.,