Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

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Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered.

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers

The Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers under Artistic Director Kun-Yang Lin’s zen-inspired guidance provide a showcase of new dances every year, and 2024 will be no different. On April 19 and 20, the KYL/D dancers will produce their new work, titled ‘Breath into Air.’ The performances will take place at FringeArts and will be put on in memory of board member, Marla Soffer.

This world premiere from the company will investigate what opportunities death and loss can offer us, offer a space to ponder what remains and examine how to be thankful for the gift of every breath, the release notes. The concert also features an excerpt of ‘Mandala Project’ from 2011 alongside works by KYL/D senior dance artists.

Performances will take place on April 19, at 7:30 p.m., and April 20, at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. (there will also be a Q&A after the afternoon show on that Saturday.) The shows will run for about 90 minutes with a 15 minute intermission in between.

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140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd.,

Manayunk StrEAT Food Fest

On April 21, the Manayunk StrEAT Festival will be in full swing with 70+ food trucks and vendors on the line-up for 2024. Kicking off at 11 a.m. and running until 5 p.m., the event will boast 110+ total participating businesses spanning local creators, local businesses, live entertainment, and of course, food offerings. Known as the largest food truck festival in Pennsylvania, Main Street Manayunk will be closed to vehicle traffic to allow all visitors a chance to explore the historic neighborhood in its totality during the StrEAT Fest.

Offerings include traditional and unique bites and eats like bacon skewers, gourmet corn on the cob, French crepes, hand-poured popsicles, funnel cakes, lobster rolls, Tibetan dumplings, cheesesteaks, poutines, craft sodas, banana whips, Brazilian BBQ and much more.

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CocoMelon Party Time

For families looking for something to keep them occupied this weekend, CocoMelon Party Time will be in full swing at the Wyeth Ballroom inside the Sonesta Hotel.

As a release notes, guests will be able to take a pretend ride in a hot air balloon, explore the larger-than-life rainbow play zone, and even climb through the clouds while being fully immersed in the world of the popular children’s show. There’s also a coloring/activity center and make-your-own party hat station, a story time and sing-along, and the opportunity to take photos with your favorite CoComelon friends such as JJ, YoYo, TomTom, Nina, and Cody.

Tickets ($35, children under 12 months are free) are available online now.

1800 Market St.,

Morgan’s Pier

The waterside destination has set its opening date for 2024 for this Thursday, April 18.

As a release notes, the new menu for 2024 features backyard barbecue classics such as burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, and other “easy-eating” items. Some early standouts include homemade brisket empanadas, fried ribs, a Cubano sandwich, a selection of flatbreads (think buffalo chicken, prosciutto & burrata, Margherita and more), a warm milk chocolate brownie and other options.

Drinks-wise, Morgan’s Pier is still offering a full bar, along with their fan-favorite frozen drinks on top of the craft beer and signature cocktails they sling year after year. The venue also offers plenty of activities from the spring to fall season in Philly. From April to October, Morgan’s Pier has daily entertainment spanning live music, rotating DJs, Quizzo, Yappy Hours, and much more, the release notes. A full list of offerings can be found online.

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221 N Christopher Columbus Blvd,

Nunzio x Zero Proof Bar Collab Dinner 

Nunzio by Chef Michael DeLone and Mercantile 1888 Zero Proof Bar have decided to team up and collaborate on a CBD & THC cannabis-inspired dinner and tutorial. Taking Place this Saturday at 6 p.m., the meal will span four courses paired with cannabinoid-infused beverages that feature 4.5 mg per guest (below the legal micro dose) and 15 mg CBD.

Dishes span a “hamunchie crudo” course with a jalapeño kick against a tart lime spritz, followed by a loaded potato gnocchi course accompanying the smoky, sweet flavors of a bourbon cocktail. The meal continues with a savory twist on Italian chicken & waffles paired with the flavor of hemp-derived juicy watermelon. And finally, the meal will finish up with the Up in Smoke Chocolate Brownie S’more paired with an espresso. Tickets ($120) are available online now.

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706 Haddon Ave.,

Ambler History Walking Tour

For those looking to get some exercise in and learn some history, this weekend holds a special opportunity in Ambler. Led by the Ambler Storytellers (a committee of the Wissahickon Valley Historical Society), these one-hour tours are filled with photographs, facts, history, and stories along Butler Avenue, with some parts of the area dating back to 1712 and 1682.

As a release notes, each tour also includes a voucher for a beverage at Tannery Run Brew Works. This free event (though $10 donations are welcomed) will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. this Saturday, but those who can’t make it out can also join in on May 4, 18June 1, and 15. More information can be found online.