17 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend: Art for the Cash Poor, Where to Watch the World Cup, Father’s Day To-Dos and More

Brittingham’s Father’s Day Food Truck Block Party


What better way to say thank you to dad than with a few food trucks? Brittingham’s is hosting a Father’s Day Food Truck Block Party on Sunday, June 15th. The featured trucks will be Poi Dog, which serves up a variety of Hawaiian Tacos, Spot, known for its handcrafted burgers, The Whirly Pig, you can get a basket of bacon… need I say more? And finally, for dessert, Sweet Box Cupcakes, where you’ll have to choose between flavors like Dulce de Leche, Chocolate Ganache and Lime Coconut. Or you can just get all three because hey, it is Father’s Day after all. And to wash everything down? Beer by Brittingham’s will be there. So make this Father’s Day count by stuffing your and your dad’s face with good food and beer.

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Hallmark Releases First Gay Father’s Day Card

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Just in time for Pride and Father’s Day, Hallmark has released an adorable eCard for those of us who have two dads. The illustration is by transgender artist Kylie Wu, who writes that, “I’m so proud to be the artist involved in making the first ever same-sex Hallmark eCard featuring two gay dads. And I’m proud of Hallmark for celebrating people’s differences! It doesn’t matter who’s in it, LOVE makes a family.”

Wu also illustrated a handful of other LGBT-themed cards for Hallmark that can be found here.

Calling All Crafty Folk: There’s a Norman Porter Belt DIY Event at Art in the Age

Image via Norman Porter.

Image via Norman Porter.

So we’ve given you quite a few options to help you find a gift for dad this Father’s Day (see: here, here, and here). But if you’re looking to channel your inner Martha Stewart and make your gift the old fashioned way, we found your answer. Tomorrow, June 12 from 6pm to 8pm, go to Old City’s Art in the Age for a free belt making workshop with Norman Porter. (We included their jeans in our Philly Father’s Day Gift Roundup.) Interested? We figured.

Keep reading to find out how to RSVP!

Weekend Roundup

Friday, June 15

Have you seen Angels in America yet? The Young Friends (35 and younger) are hosting a pre-show VIP reception (7 p.m.) at the Wilma with complimentary food from Marathon Grill.

If you like Tori Amos, you’ll love Theresa Anderson. She plays the Tin Angel (7:30 p.m.).

Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus celebrates 30 years at the Prince Music Theatre (8 p.m.) with shows through the weekend. The concert features the world premiere of “Raise Our Voice,” a commissioned work by PGMC member Chip Alfred and Michael Djupstom that’s based on interviews with fellow chorus members.

Fierce!, an international queer burlesque festival, plays Tabu (8 p.m.) with Liberty City Kings and more.

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Father’s Day Gifts for Gay Dad

Do you know how you’re celebrating Father’s Day on Sunday? We have some great, stylish gift ideas for all the gay Dads out there.

If your proud papas are anything like Cam and Mitch, treat them to the first and second seasons of Modern Family on DVD. This lovable, sometimes dysfunctional family will make up for all the reruns on network TV this summer. Plus, they’re great for a rainy day at Rehoboth.

Gardening never looked so cool. These collectible Plantable Comic Books provide great tips about how to cultivate your green thumb. You can even plant the seed-covered pages in the backyard to start your own herb garden.

Open House has adorable “I Love My Gay Dads” onesies for the little one. If you know of a couple of daddies who are celebrating their first Father’s Day this year – they’ll love this cotton jumper.

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Need a Mother’s Day Gift?

Courtesy of HRC

Human Rights Campaign has joined forces with Marc Jacobs in honor of all the LGBT moms and dads out there. Just in time for Mother’s Day (and Father’s Day next month), Little Marc Jacobs – the designer’s children’s line – is showcasing two new toddler tops inspired by the company’s own president (and gay dad) Robert Duffy.

The shirts offer a new twist on an old concept: “If one parent says no, ask the other.”

Made from 100 percent organic cotton (think: super soft), the kid’s tees are available in unisex sizes in a limited-edition collaboration sold exclusively at HRC Stores around the country and online. Retailing for $35, 100 percent of net proceeds go toward HRC’s fight for LGBT family equality.