There’s a Treat Y’rself Festival in Town This Weekend


treat-yrself-webFew things are more satisfying than waking up one morning, deciding you’re going to call out of work and declaring the rest of the day “Treat Y’rself Day.” With that in mind PhilaMOCA is hosting a whole daylong festival dedicated to treating y’rself and, in turn, treating s’meone else.

This weekend’s Treat Y’rself Fest is a benefit supporting October’s March to End Rape Culture, organized by Square of Opposition Records, Permanent Wave, Philly activist group Pussy Division and Pittsburgh music blog Grey Estates. For the day, curators have lined up a dozen bands, and a host of record, craft, clothing and food vendors so you can treat y’rself in a variety of ways.

For your ears: local bands The Pretty Greens, Littler and Mercury Girls will headline alongside Ohio’s Leggy. Other acts, like Ghost Gum and Kississippi will perform throughout the night. Vinyl retailers Sit & Spin Records and Rainbow Records will be on hand to sell you tunes that you can crank up at home.

If you’re looking for a little pampering, Girl Army will be there to help you make a flower crown and Permanent Wave Philly will pretty-up your digits in their pop-up nail salon. Threads will be on sale from Frilly Gurl. When you’re all nice and gussied up, you can snap a pic in the photo booth hosted by Grey Estates and share it with all your friends. (#TreatYrself.)

On the food front, Cinemug will be serving coffee drinks while Black Orchid Foods doles out light bites of the vegan and vegetarian variety.

Treat Y’rself Fest happens on Saturday, August 15th from 1 to 11:30 pm. Admission is $10-$12, with proceeds benefitting the March to End Rape Culture 2015, which is taking place Saturday, October 3rd. For more details on PhilaMOCA’s Treat Y’rself Fest, check out this Facebook event page.