Buck-a-Shuck Happy Hour at Oyster House
Forget about oysters only being good in months with ‘Rs’. You can go to Oyster House right now for their Buck-a-Shuck Happy Hour and get oysters for $1 each. There are discounts on drafts, shooters and cocktails as well. The special runs Monday-Friday, 5-7pm and Saturday, 9-11pm. Available in the bar area only.
Oyster House, 1516 Sansom Street, 215.567.7683, OysterHousePhilly.com
PAWS Launches KATO
The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has launched a new foster program for offices. KATO, or Kitty at the Office, provides shelter kitties with temporary foster care while they await their forever homes. Fostering, whether in a residence or an office, is at the heart of PAWS’ ability to save lives. Every time a cat leaves a PAWS shelter for a foster home, it opens up a cage for another homeless cat to be rescued. For more information about fostering your own KATO, go to PhillyKato.com.
PAWS KATO Program, 215.238.9901, PhillyKato.com
LGBT Theater Festival
Philadelphia’s LGBT theater festival, GayFest!, turns five this year. To celebrate the occasion, there are four Philadelphia premieres. The festival runs through August 22. For information about tickets and venues, go to QuinceProductions.com.
GayFest!, Multiple locations, 215.627.1088, QuinceProductions.com/gayfest.html
MyDoc Urgent Care at Academy House
Conveniently located on the ground floor of the Academy House, MyDoc Urgent Care opens for business on August 28. They'll be hosting open houses throughout the week leading up to the grand opening, so feel free to stop by, take a look at the facility and meet the friendly staff. The team of board-certified medical professionals is equipped to treat any and all non-life threatening illnesses and injuries, providing services from lab testing and on-site X-Rays to Occupational Medicine and minor medical procedures.
MyDoc Urgent Care, 1420 Locust Street, 215.800.1909, MYDocUC.com
August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day
The National Confectioners Association says more than 50% of all marshmallows purchased each summer will eventually be toasted over a fire. If you don’t have access to your own campfire, you can celebrate the toasted treat at Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man. Try the S’mores Crépe or The Spectacular Melting Chocolate S’mores Sundae. There’s even a S’mores variation on the Sweet Icon dessert.
Max Brenner – Chocolate by the Bald Man, 1500 Walnut Street, 215.344.8150, MaxBrenner.com
Geekadelphia Presents: The Future of Philly Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Numerous science-fiction and fantasy authors have made their homes in Philadelphia and produced some of the best works speculative fiction has to offer. The first Hugo Award was given out here. Isaac Asimov even lived here.
Led by notable science thriller author Jon McGoran, local authors will discuss the history of science fiction and fantasy in Philadelphia. Followed by a meet & greet and book signing. September 9 at 7pm.
Free Library of Philadelphia, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org