Looking for some fun things to do in Philly President’s Day Weekend? We’ve got you covered.
Square 1682’s Lowcountry-Influenced Dinner
To celebrate Black History Month, Square 1682’s Executive Chef Mackenson Horebe will be offering up a culinary celebration with a Lowcountry-influenced three-course prix fixe meal and themed cocktails. Kicking off this weekend and running Feb. 18 and 19, this special dining event will be benefitting an African American chef-led local organization, Everybody Eats.
Additionally, Square will also donate $2 from their featured cocktail to EE in the form of a Spiked Sweet Tea and Rum Punch ($10 each.) The three-course prix fixe meal comes out to be $45 per person and features stuffed deviled crab with gremolata and remoulade; chicken and dumplings served as half chicken or pan-roasted with cajun spiced roots and tubers (that’s old Southern slang for root vegetables) gnocchi dumplings, cornmeal, potatoes, and rosemary velouté; and devil’s food cake with mocha cream cheese frosting. While there, diners can also check out the establishment’s new winter menu boasting Duck Wings ($15) prepared with organic honey, lime, and sambal; Country Pot Pie ($28) with free-range chicken, root vegetables, and a flaky biscuit crust; and Steak au Poivre ($35) with teres major, sweet potato pavé, asparagus, and peppercorn jus.
121 S. 17th St., square1682.com
Awkward Sex…And the City
Head to Punch Line Philly this week to witness the hilarious escapade that is “Awkward Sex… and the City.” Four comedians are jam-packing hilarious content into a 90-minute show focused on breaking barriers about sex, relationships, dating taboos and much more. The show is coming to Philly from New York City for one night only, and the hilarious escapade is perfect for a date night, girls’ or guys’ night out, or just a perfect Thursday evening. Doors open at 8 p.m. and tickets are $17-25.
33 W. Laurel St., concerts.livenation.com
Girl Scout Cookie and Beer Pairing
Iron Hill Brewery is bringing back their popular Girl Scout Cookies and Beer pairing this Friday and Saturday. This specific promotion will be available at every Iron Hill location, the TapHouse, or for take-out to be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home.
In-person tastings at any Iron Hill location will include a flight of seven beers and seven cookies for $22 (with King of the Hill rewards members receiving an extra cookie and beer.) The pairings for dine-in will include a Russian Imperial Stout paired with Thin Mints, Vienna Red Lager paired with Caramel deLites, Lemon Brambleberry paired with Lemon Ups, Kings Gold paired with Trefoils, Concord Stout paired with Do Si Does, Black Cherry Cheesecake Sour paired with Tagalongs and Strawberries and Cream Milkshake IPA paired with S’mores. The take-out option ($20) will feature a hybrid version of those options with four different pairings. It’s a perfect option if you’re looking for unique things to do in Philly President’s Day Weekend.
Various locations, ironhillbrewery.com
President’s Day at the MoAR
During Presidents Day Weekend (Saturday, Feb. 19 – Monday, Feb. 21), Philadelphians can explore the life, leadership, and legacy of our nation’s first president, George Washington, and the diverse range of people with whom he interacted at the MoAR. Different activities include a hands-on camp set-up demonstration, discovery carts, pop-up talks, a create-your-own inaugural button craft and more. All of the events and the activities aim for patrons to learn about Washington’s world and discover the lesser-known stories of those who made it possible.
As a release states, all onsite Presidents Day Weekend activities are included with regular museum admission. Tickets to the museum can be purchased by calling 215-253-6731, at amrevmuseum.org, or at the front desk. And Philadelphians can also save $2 per adult ticket by purchasing online.
101 S. 3rd St., amrevmuseum.org
Craftsman Row Saloon’s Mardi Gras Pop-Up
Mardi Gras might still be a few weeks away, but Philly can celebrate early this year. Craftsman Row Saloon, known for their colorful decorations and even more vibrant menu choices, has recently debuted their Mardi Gras Pop-Up Bar — and the festive addition to the Center City establishment will let the good times roll until Fat Tuesday.
Between the shimmering gold, green and purple decorations, beads, feathers, masks and more, what patrons can also find are mini vignettes that shout out and pay homage to some of New Orleans’s most famous streets and destinations. But, the decorations are just the start. The New Orleans-styled food and drink menu features fries, rice, cocktails and more — all with a twist. Philadelphians can order King Cake Fries (sweet potato fries with a brown butter glaze, cinnamon praline, green and purple sugar) dirty rice (made with ground beef, shrimp, peppers and onions), and the King of Bourbon Street insane shake (boasting Bassetts vanilla ice cream, king cake, white chocolate, cinnamon, powdered donut, caramel drizzle, beads, festive sprinkles and a boozy option is also available) while there.
112 S. 8th St., craftsmanrowsaloon.com