Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

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‘Sesame Street Live!’ will hit the stage in Philly this weekend.
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Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly? We’ve got you covered.

The Clay Studio Opens 

Early in 2020, before COVID-19 hit Philly hard, The Clay Studio began to break ground on a new ceramic facility in the South Kensington neighborhood. Now, two years later, the new state-of-the-art, 34,000-square-foot facility at 1425 North American Street will officially open to the public. This marks the first-of-its-kind ceramic arts facility built from the ground up in the United States, and the ribbon will officially be cut this Friday, April 8, at 9:30 a.m. After which, Philadelphians can check out the Studio’s inaugural exhibit, ‘Making Place Matter.’ The exhibition will feature works by South Kensington-based artist Kukuli Velarde and artists Ibrahim Said and Molly Hatch. The show encourages visitors to explore the meaning of place. This model of communal engagement is also shown through The Clay Studio’s Community Studio, a space in the new building for exhibition visitors to engage in hands-on art-making. The Community Studio became possible through a partnership with Tiny WPA, and ‘Making Place Matter’ will officially mark the first time that The Clay Studio’s personal studio offerings and the exhibitions will be linked. It’s a brand new experience if you’re looking for fun things to do in Philly this weekend. 

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Kukuli Velarde with A Mi Vida Series for Making Place Matter. Provided

1425 North American St., theclaystudio.org

Brewmasters Cup & Tap Takeover

Libertee Grounds—Philly’s own adult playground stock full of beer, food and a mini-golf course—will be throwing down this weekend with its first-ever Brewmasters Cup & Tap Takeover as part of their Masters Week programming. As a release states, coinciding with the LG Masters Tournament, Libertee will be hosting the Brewmasters Cup tournament and tap takeover featuring 10+ of the finest local breweries Philly has to offer. Local brewmasters will compete in a high-stakes mini-golf tournament to decide which brewery will reign supreme, and all participating breweries will be pouring some exclusive brews from their own tasting tables. The bottomless pour tickets include your own LG branded glassware, and run for $45-$55 depending on when you buy them. There will also be 5, 5oz tasting tickets bundle for $20, available in-house on the day of event while supplies last. The Cup and Tap Takeover will be this Saturday, April 9, from 1 to 7 p.m. 

1600 W. Girard Ave Suite C5, liberteegrounds.com

Cherry Blossom Parks Pop Up

FCM Hospitality’s popular rotating beer gardens are back for the 2022 season, and now through April 10, Philadelphians can post up outside of the Fairmount Horticulture Center Arboretum (at 100 N. Horticultural Drive) to enjoy some treats. While there, patrons can enjoy fresh food, local beers on tap, specialty themed cocktails and more, set in an outdoor environment with comfortable chairs and a beautiful atmosphere. As a release states, this edition of Parks Pop-Ups will be the perfect addition to the Japanese American Society of Greater Philadelphia’s “The Sakura Concert Series of the Shofuso Cherry Blossom Festival of Philadelphia” occurring April 8 to 10, which will feature a weekend-long, non-ticketed, open to the public concert series exploring the intersections of Japanese and African American culture through three days of musical performances by multi-ethnic hip hop, jazz, and percussion musicians. While at the Parks Pop Up, FCM will present a full menu of food and drink favorites — plus new selections that contain a nod to the celebrated Cherry Blossoms. Snacks include a warm soft pretzel with spicy maple mustard; burrata cheese with pesto, prosciutto and sesame crackers; and hummus with an assortment of accouterments. There will also be a variety of salads (think arugula and sobu noodle); sandwiches (think pulled pork, a veggie wrap, hot roast beef and more); plus kid’s hot dogs and jumbo chocolate chip cookies for purchase. Drinks include an array of cocktails, including the Hibiscus Lemonade (made with vodka, hibiscus and fresh lemonade,) and the Hanami Punch (made with tequila, soju, St. Germain, green tea and lemon juice.) There will also be a selection of craft beers, canned beers, wine and non-alcoholic options as well. 

100 N. Horticultural Dr., parksontap.com

Stickman Brew’s Pop-Up

Starting this weekend, Stickman Brews will be hosting a Pop Up Taproom at BLDG39 at the Arsenal every Friday night from 4-8 p.m. As a release states, every Pop-Up will feature 3-4 rotating seasonal Stickman Brews and food by one or more of the talented partners in Culinary Collective’s shared kitchen, starting with Bao & Bun Studio (back by popular demand.) This pop-up is open to the public, take-out beer and food are available, and there is plenty of parking on site. 

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Bao Bun Studios and Stickman Brews. Provided

5401 Tacony Street, Building 39, bldg39arsenal.com

Sesame Street Live on Stage 

Looking for some fun things to do in Philly this weekend? From April 8 to 10, ‘Sesame Street Live! Let’s Party!’ will be visiting Philadelphia’s Liacouras Center. The performance will feature Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird and more in a sensory adventure featuring a pop-infused soundtrack with new ‘Sesame Street’ friends and live emcees Casey and Caleb. As a release states, party guests will sing along to familiar songs, like “I Love Trash” and “C is for Cookie,” with Oscar the Grouch and Cookie Monster; dance to the beat with Elmo; explore a wintry wonderland when Abby Cadabby’s magic goes awry; take flight with Big Bird to learn about some of his fabulous feathered friends; and discover new cultures in an interactive Spanish lesson with Rosita. Performance times vary and tickets are available online. 

1776 N Broad St., liacourascenter.com

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