KYW • Dining deals, summer sendoff bike party, and more things to do from a distance this weekend

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Originally published by KYW

Dining deals, summer sendoff bike party, and more things to do from a distance this weekend


PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Food, drink, biking, art, music, and more: We’ve got you covered with some exciting in-person and virtual events this weekend.

Whether you’re planning to dine in or out, check out the deals in University City, or opt for a trip to a biergarten.

Grab tickets to Eastern State Penitentiary for a night tour. And who knows? On your way, you may pass a PARK(ing) Day-designed spot.

Take advantage of University City’s Dining Days deals and show your support for local restaurants. This year features new ways to save and new deals for takeout, delivery, and dine-in options. Think to-go cocktails, free add-ons, and more.

And over the next two weekends this month, enjoy a selection of fab drinks and fare at the — or shall we say, thee? — Olde Kensington Biergarten. Tented outdoors, experience a socially distanced beer garden.


Feeling spooky, yet historic? Dark, yet quizzical? Night tours at Eastern State Penitentiary start Friday. 

Tours include a chance to explore the cellblocks and yards of the penitentiary — including Al Capone's cell — underneath skylit views of the moon. Ticket prices vary depending on the day of the week, ranging from $19 to $32.

PARK(ing) Day, the third Friday of every September, is this week. Activists, artists, architects, and other citizens transform the city’s parking spaces into temporary public parks. Find a pedestrian-friendly space in your area.

Then, hop on your bike with your shortest shorts: Philly Bike Party’s End of Summer Short Shorts Ride takes place Saturday night. 

Choose to join in-person — while riding socially distanced with masks — or virtually on your own, and send in photos of your bike route.


Live at Sister Cities Park this Friday, it’s Boy Wonder. Lay down your blanket for this free concert. Beer, wine and refreshing cocktails will be available to of-age guests, plus food from the cafe.

Get a taste of the ’20s as musician Drew Nugent and his trio explore the history of jazz music at Rhythm on the River on Saturday. Bring a lawn chair or blanket if you like. Purchase your tickets online — $6 for veterans and students 12 and younger, $8 for seniors, and $10 for general admission.

Celebrate music at Woodmere — outdoors, of course — with exceptional performers surrounded by nature and amazing works of art. Two performance times await you this Saturday night, featuring the music of jazz legends Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald. 

Limited tickets are available online and via phone for $25, or $15 for members.