Tonight is "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown 50th Anniversary Night" at Citizens Bank Park. Yup, that'a a thing. The first 3,000 fans to use the code PEANUTS to buy tickets get a bobble head and a $4 discount, so there are probably plenty of tickets left. But if a toy of a bald cartoon character in a Phillies hat isn't your thing, there are plenty of other giveaways at home games this month, including fleece blankets, an Italian flag hat and yes, more bobble heads. Check 'em out.
One year ago today, our effort to find the best frozen treat in Philadelphia was winding down, and Siddiq Moore was cruising his way to the top with his fresh water ice flavors. Now, the West Philly native is about to open his flagship store. And while he'll still be serving up flavors like strawberry coconut, white grape and blackberry, Moore has much bigger plans for the shop, which will serve as a community hub for the 60th Street corridor. The grand opening is Saturday.
The Broken River Revue is a mashup of local authors reading new and recent works plus local bands performing classics and new releases — all for free. On the book side, look for Cornell prof and novelist J. Robert Lennon, video game writer Andrew Ervin and poet Elizabeth Scanlon. Bands include instrumental rock group I Think Like Midnight and Philebrity's Joey Sweeney & The Neon Grease.
Where: Johnny Brenda's at 1201 Frankford Ave. 19125
When: July 6, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
How much: Free (21+)
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But don't laugh too hard at them until you're sure you know the answers to these questions. People pack into Philly's historic attractions every year around the 4th to be reminded of great patriotic acts like that time the city dumped tea into to Delaware to protest a tariff. Wait, that doesn't sound right... See if your Philly Revolutionary Era knowledge is better that that of the good sports who played our trivia game.
You're never too old for camp, and you're never too old to learn something new. The Hacktory will help adults learn all kinds of tech skills this summer at week-long courses on things like 3D printing, robotics and coding. The West Philly makerspace is charging $300 a pop for the classes, but scholarships are available. Classes start next week; here's the full schedule.