Weekend Picks April 7-10
Thursday, April 7th
April 7th marks what we like to refer to as the “soft opening” of the repeal of Prohibition. It was on this day that FDR’s amendment to the Volstead Act (known as the Cullen-Harrison Act) became law, and manufacturers could legally produce and sell beer of 3.2% alcohol by weight.
We’ve partnered with packs of bars in Center City/Rittenhouse, Old City and South Philly, and will be setting up challenges through the free application SCVNGR.
The event runs all weekend, from Thursday to Saturday. For more details and a list of participating bars, click here.
Last Night a DJ Saved my Life: A Disaster Relief Effort for Japan
What: Fund raiser/Dance party for Japanese earthquake relief
When: Thursday, April 7th, 10pm-2am
Where: Cantina Dos Segundos, 2nd & Laurel (Northern Liberties)
Cantina Dos Segundos, The American Red Cross and some of Philly’s finest Djs are teaming up to support Japan in it’s time of need. There will be boxes on site for direct donations and Dos Segundos will be donating a portion of their sales. There will be music all night, $2 Tacos and $2 shots at the bar. You were going out anyway, why not help someone out!
Friday, April 8th
9th Annual Northern Liberties Variety Show
What: Variety show with… pretty much everything
When: Friday, April 8th, 7pm
Where: Johnny Brenda’s, 12th & Frankford (Northern Liberties)
If you are looking to have a few beers and watch people swallow fire or totally embarrass themselves, this could be for you. Event is 21+ only. Acts include dancing, stand-up comedy, ukelele’s and much more.
Tickets are available here.
Saturday, April 9th
Free beer tasting with Left Hand Brewery
What: Beer Tasting
When: Saturday, April 9th, 6-8pm
Where: The Bottle Shop, 1837 East Passyunk
The Bottle Shop is hosting another one of their craft beer tastings, this time with Colorado’s Left Hand Brewing Co.
This Saturday is also Second Saturday on Easty Passyunk. Dozens of shops are open late from 6-9pm for art showings, live music, wine tastings and more.
Sunday, April 10th
9th Annual Tom Poehlmann Benefit for Parkinson’s
What: Fundraiser for Parkinson’s Disease, live music and silent auction
When: Sunday, April 10th, 3-7pm
Where: McFadden’s Ball Park, 11th at Pattison (South Philly)
McFadden’s is hosting a fundraiser to raise money and awareness for Parkinson’s disease, in honor of Tom Poehlmann, who passed away due to this illness. Previous attendance has been over 700 people. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $35 or email email@example.com.
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