Meet Ben Franklin
Come face-to-face with Philadelphia’s favorite “electrifying” founding father and learn about his trailblazing experiments with electricity, interact with a collection of his revolutionary inventions, and listen as he shares captivating tales from his life as a statesman, inventor, and diplomat. Now through August 15, Tuesdays-Saturdays, 12-2pm.
Historic Philadelphia Center, 6th and Chestnut Streets, 215.629.4026, HistoricPhiladelphia.org
Pennsylvania Dutch 35th Anniversary Celebration
Celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Pennsylvania Dutch merchants in the Reading Terminal Market, August 6-8, with three days of specials at each of the merchants' stands. On Saturday, enjoy a country fair in the city, with Amish buggy rides and horse-drawn wagon rides around the Market, a farm animal petting zoo, and live bluegrass music.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, 215.922.2317, ReadingTerminalMarket.org
Quizzo Under the Comcast Center
Grab a team and your favorite beer or wine for Quizzo with Johnny Goodtimes and Drink Philly! The August 11 event is free and open to the public. Winning teams get $100 gift cards to spend in the Market & Shops at Comcast Center! Let the games begin at 5:30pm!
Market & Shops at the Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard, Facebook.com/events/811750015588003/
Frozen Budino Pops are Back!
Between August 14-16, you can get a legendary Budino Pop at Verde. The confection is based on the popular dessert from Barbuzzo Restaurant. Chef Turney wraps a core of salted caramel and dark chocolate cookie crumbs with frozen caramel pudding then hand-dips it in dark chocolate and sprinkles a few grains of Maldon sea salt on top. Each comes on a popsicle stick and makes for a perfect summertime treat.
Verde, 108 South 13th Street, 215.546.8700, VerdePhiladelphia.com
Back to School with South Moon Under
On August 15, celebrate the back-to-school season in style with 20% off purchases (with school ID), one-on-one personal shopping, gifts with purchase from Flash Tattoos, the chance to win a mini shopping spree in store, and much more!
South Moon Under, 1731 Chestnut Street, 215.563.2298, SouthMoonUnder.com