Shop, Dine and Save Four-Legged Lives
Shop and dine at the more than 100 businesses participating in Philly Loves PAWS on May 20, and 10% of your purchases will be donated to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). These proceeds will help PAWS rescue and care for the city's most vulnerable animals and bring Philadelphia one step closer to becoming a no-kill city. For a list of participating businesses, go to PhillyLovesPAWS.org.
Philly Loves PAWS, various locations, 215.298.9680, PhillyLovesPAWS.org
Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
On May 9, come to Franklin Square and celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with movie screenings, cultural entertainment, food, and a beer garden. Festival events are free, but tickets are required for Philly Mini Golf and the Parx Liberty Carousel. Food and beverage may be purchased.
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Festival, Franklin Square, 6th and Race Streets, PanAsianPhila.org
Party at the Pen: The Masquerade
Terror Behind the Walls is bringing back Party at the Pen: The Masquerade, May 15-16. Expect luscious libations, mind-blowing beats, and intriguing adventures, as well as some new and unique talent. Gates to some of the dark, otherwise off-limits corridors of the abandoned prison will be momentarily unlocked. When a masked gentleman offers his outstretched hand and asks, "Are you feeling adventurous?" make haste and follow him on a thrilling journey through Eastern State Penitentiary's storied past. Dance. Drink. Explore. Tickets required.
Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, 215.236.3300, EasternState.org
Future Sensations in the Here and Now
Saint-Gobain, one of the world’s largest building materials companies, commemorates its 350th anniversary with “Future Sensations” on The Oval, May 30-June 6. It’s an immersive experience with five distinct ephemeral pavilions. They will take visitors on a sensory journey of science, storytelling and art, celebrating the past three and a half centuries and offering glimpses into future innovations. Philadelphia is the only US stop in its world tour.
The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.422.4169, TheOvalPhl.org
Square Meal, Square Deal
Square 1682 is offering a Power Hour Lunch Monday-Friday, 1:30-2:30pm, with 3-course tray options (appetizer, entrée and dessert) for just $16.82. Normally offered during regular lunch hours for $18.50, it's a fast, healthy, and affordable lunch option for the busy lunch-timers.
Square 1682, 121 South 17th Street, 215.563.5008, Square1682.com