Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend For The Broke And Bougie
When you live in a big city there’s always something to do. Unfortunately, because you live in a big city, most of those things to do cost an arm and a leg. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We took a look at what’s happening this weekend in Philly and came up with a list of ten things that won’t cause you to empty your wallet while having a good time.
- If you’ve always dreamed of running away with the circus, here’s your chance to see what it would be like. The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts (6452 Greene Street) is celebrating the Grand Opening of their new campus by offering free circus classes for the whole family all weekend long. You’ll be able to try your hand at all kinds of circus activities including balancing, tumbling and partner acrobatics. For those that want less of a hands-on experience, there will be a number of performances and tours of the new space to keep you occupied. For more information and class times, visit www.phillycircus.com.
- For those of us who can fight the urge to say “Namaste in Bed”, Race Street Pier offers free yoga classes on Saturday and Sunday. Classes begin at 9:30 am. It’s B.Y.O.M ( bring your own mat) and first come first served. For more information, visit http://www.delawareriverwaterfront.com/events/free-yoga.
- On Saturday, get your German on! Check out one of the city’s many Oktoberfests. If you like things traditional, head to South Street for the 9th Annual South Street Oktoberfest outside of Brauhaus Schmitz on the 700 Block of South Street. They’ll have 10 German beers available on draught, plenty of German food, live Oom-pah music, German dancers and more. If BBQ and brews are more your speed, head to Fishtown for PHLOktoberfest. Frankford Hall and Fette Sau are teaming up to throw all-day block party on Frankford Avenue. Both festivals kickoff at 12:00pm with free admission but food and drink are pay-as-you-go. For more info on the South Street Oktoberfest, visit https://www.brauhausschmitz.com/events1/. For more info on PHLOktoberfest, visit Frankford Hall’s Facebook page.
- Grab dinner at one the many places participating in Manayunk Restaurant Week. All of the restaurants are offering three courses but there are three pricing options to choose from. Your options include $15, $25 and $35 menus. This is your chance to try somewhere new without worry of overspending. For a list of participating restaurants and menus, visit http://manayunk.com/news-and-events/events/fall-streat-food-festival.html
- Party like it’s 1999 at the Neighborhood to Neighborhood Festival or N2N Festival. This year the festival serves as a tribute to the Purple One himself, Prince. The day-long event features live performances from PnB Rock, DJ Questlove, Sheila E plus Morris Day and The Time. Admission is free. For more info, visit https://n2nfestival.splashthat.com/
- Chill out to the smooth sounds of Jazz on South Street. The 5th Annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival returns to South Street, between 15th and 16th Street from 2 pm – 10 pm this Saturday. The lineup includes the Sam Reed Quintet, The Arpeggio Jazz Ensemble, Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, the UCC Royal Brass Band and many more.
- Pop some tags and more at the Philly AIDS Thrift’s Block Party! Philly AIDS Thrift is celebrating their 12th Year Anniversary and 2 Million Dollar Milestone with an amazing and free fun-filled Block Party. Dance to the tunes of DJ Robert Drake. Try your hand at the celebrity dunk tank or dine on deliciousness from Chewys Philly Food Truck, Kung Fu Hoagies, and Franklin Fountain. Raise a glass of beer or wine (pay as you go, 21+ w/ID) provided by the gang at Whetstone Tavern. The fun kicks off at 12pm. For more information, visit http://phillyaidsthrift.com/philly-aids-thrift-block-party/.
- Get lunch and a show in Rittenhouse Square. First browse the aisles of art at the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show, which runs September 15 – 17, then enjoy brunch outside at Parc, Rouge, or Devon Seafood Grill. All three places are closing down 18th Street between Locust and Walnut for your strolling and dining pleasure, weather permitting. Plus they will have extended outdoor seating throughout the day. Proceeds will benefit Rittenhouse Square Park. The art show opens at 11am. For more info on the art show, visit http://www.rittenhousesquareart.com/. For more info on the 18th Street Outdoor Café, visit the Young Friends of Rittenhouse Square’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/youngfrs/.
- Dine in Center City for a discount. It’s Center City District Restaurant Week, so it’s the perfect chance to make reservations for that place that you’ve dying to try for a lot less money. From September 10 -19, it’s $20 for lunch and $35 for a three course dinner. Perfect for the baller on a budget. For a list of participating restaurants and menus, visit https://www.centercityphila.org/explore-center-city/ccd-restaurant-week
- On Sunday, show off your Salsa moves to live Latin music at La Feria del Barrio. This family-friendly festival that celebrates Latino culture and the economic and educational aspirations of the people of North Philadelphia takes place on N. 5th Street between Huntingdon and Somerset Streets. From 12p-5p, you’ll enjoy shopping from local craft vendors, live Latin music and dancing, Latino food delicacies and more. For more info, visit http://feria.tallerpr.org/