Future Islands plays Union Transfer tonight. (Tom Hines)
Memorial Dei Family Picnic and Festival @ Sexton Sideshow | 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sexton Sideshow of Queen Village presents its festival and picnic featuring food trucks, vendors, family activities and live music on multiple stages by Sweetbriar Rose, Kuf Knotz, Pawnshop Roses, Alison Wadsworth, Emmett Drueding and more.
Summerfest @ Rivverrink | 1 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
It’s opening weekend for the party down by the river. Roller skating, mini-golf, food, drinks, etc. Read more »
Aside from Memorial Day meaning a long weekend (YESSSS), it’s also a pretty big drinking (and eating) holiday. Now, obviously, the best way to avoid ingesting the liquid equivalent of a giant calorie bomb (and having a serious hangover the next day) is to take it easy on the drinks. But you also can save yourself some calories (and avoid screwing with all the hard work you’ve been putting in at the gym) by making drinks that are a bittttt healthier for your Memorial Day picnic.
Below, 10 healthier cocktail recipes (the “er” in healthier is key, because let’s be honest: no cocktail is the picture of health), that aren’t completely overloaded with sugar, to serve up this weekend. And note: whenever a drink calls for simple syrup — even the fancy, herb-filled kind — you can always go lighter to cut back on the sugar. Read more »
A four-alarm fire at an American Legion Post broke out on Memorial Day in Frankford.
Around 20 to 30 veterans were in the building for a Memorial Day banquet when smoke and flames were noticed shortly after 2 p.m. Monday, 6ABC reported. Read more »
Mike’s BBQ is popping up at the Garage
Over the last decade or so, it seems like the city doesn’t get abandoned as it used to, but Memorial Day definitely feels like the weekend when the city empties out the most. But if you are staying around, there are still fun things to do.
Over at Fitler Dining Room, where some of their management, employees and customers have jetted down to the Jersey Shore, those left behind are throwing a weekend long shindig called Taco Hut. On Saturday, Sunday and Monday, from noon to 9 p.m. the normally high-end American restaurant will go Mexican with tacos, taquitos, sopes and of course, margaritas.
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Illustration by Melissa McFeeters
Heading down to the Jersey Shore this Memorial Day weekend? Enjoy yourself but don’t head out without Philadelphia magazine’s guide to the Best Shore Eats. It has everything you need from the best shore pizza to the best boardwalk eats of Ocean City and Wildwood. And of course we also list the 20 best restaurants from Cape May to Long Beach Island.
RAISED is a fundraising event to benefit a production in this year’s 2016 Fringe Arts Festival.
Happy Bear — Memorial Day Kickoff
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 200 South 12th Street; over 21.
Mingle with Philly’s most intriguing bears, cubs, otters, and salmon at Tabu! Be on the second floor of one of the Gayborhood’s most social bars for bumping musical vibes, drink specials, and a memorable experience. Read more »
Memorial Day Weekend is almost upon us, which means cookouts, shore trips, and quite possibly the first time you’ve been in a bikini in 100 years. (If that thought makes you sweat instantly, we’ve got you covered.) It also means local shops are having blowout sales to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. Here are 11 awesome local Memorial Day sales to shop this weekend in between ice cream cones and dips in the pool. Read more »
The shops that are still doling out major deals. | Shutterstock
Shops got generous with their Memorial Day sale deadlines this year, friends. You know what that means: many of those steep, start-of-summer deals are continuing through today. Here, the 11 sales and discounts we’re hitting up on our lunch break this afternoon. Read more »
Memorial Day weekend calls for a few things: sunshine, relaxing, barbecues, and of course, booze. Some cocktails are sneaky though, and can cause you to pack in a boatload of extra calories if you’re not careful. So here, 10 healthier cocktail recipes to help you steer clear of the calorie bombs. Happy drinking!
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