A four-alarm fire at an American Legion Post broke out on Memorial Day in Frankford.
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.
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.
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 »
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!
Local performance artist Sebastian brings his “part theatre part concert special part social commentary extravaganza” Showbiz to Adobe Cafe. (Friday and Saturday)
- Don’t miss Pig Iron Theatre Company’s intergalactic gay extravaganza, I Promised Myself to Live Faster, at FringeArts. (Through May 31st)
- In the vein of the Sisters Sirens, Franky Bradley’s is presenting this week a troupe of drag queens who will perform in the restaurant’s burlesque lounge: Franky’s Foxes!
- Brittany Lynn, Honey EvilTree and Joey Martini kickoff the quirk-tastic Tongue and Cheek Cabaret at Tabu.
- Bev is shedding her holier-than-though persona for an evening of comedy that no Christian woman in her right mind would go near, in “See You in Hell.”
- qFLIX Fridays hosts a screening of Such Good People.
- Get your gay skate on at Philly’s first outdoor skating rink at Spruce Street Harbor Park.
Happy Memorial Day weekend! Whether you’re spending it Shore-side or in the city, we’ve got all the sales you need to check out, from Erdon to Anthro, Alexander Wang to Lilly Pulitzer, and Equipment to Third Street Habit. (Oh, and if you’d rather do your shopping from the comfort of your deck/patio/pool, we’ve also got some online sales worth shopping.) Happy shopping!
We love yard games and hot dogs as much as the next person, but when there are deals like up to 75 percent off to be had, we’re totally ditching out for some holiday-weekend shopping. Here, we’ve rounded up more than 20 sales and events going on in Philly and online. Happy Memorial Day, Shoppists!