Let’s face it. The majority of us spend way more time on campus than we should. We’re in a city, for Pete’s sake! A city with lots of fun goings-on around every turn. So in an effort to bring Philly to you, we’ll be posting weekly weekend roundups, chock full of events that make crossing the Walnut St Bridge (or 41st St) totally worth your while. Enjoy the first edition, and be sure to check back for more!
(Asterisk denotes 21+ venue)
This week, NY Magazine gave our city a shout-out in the Travel section. Sure, the article, “Make a Craft Beer Run to Philadelphia” is geared towards weekend get-away-ers, but leaving University City counts for us. This weekend we’re particularly interested in checking out Tria’s Fermentation Class*, stopping at Monk‘s* to try Russian River beer, which apparently has a cult following and cannot be found (on the East Coast) anywhere but Philadelphia, and getting an order of craft beer truffles at Verde.
But there’s far more to do this weekend than grow your beer-belly! You can also grow your food belly, right off campus at White Dog Cafe’s Dance of the Ripe Tomatoes Block Party! At this celebration of sustainable and humane farming, which starts at 6 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m., $25 will get you delicious food, one draft beer, lots of cool speakers, and live music!
When you’re done there, head to the North Star Bar, where WXPN will welcome Roman Candle*. The latest album from this Chapel Hill, N.C. band, Oh Tall Tree in the Ear, was named a “modern rock masterpiece” by Paste Magazine. If folk isn’t your style, try anti-folk by hitting up Johnny Brenda’s* instead (also at 9 p.m.), where Jeffrey Lewis will perform with Akron/Family. None of these bands will provide adequate dance music, so if that makes you feel sad, check out Making Time at Pure, a dance night we once called the place to be “If you’re clad in American Apparel and ready to ‘FREAK OUT LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE’.”
The weekend isn’t over yet! Find out what else you should be doing, right after the jump! Read the rest of this entry »