To-Do List: Hawthorne’s block party, get crafty at Art Star Craft Bazaar, Mother’s Day, mint juleps at HOME

Check out a couple interesting options for things to do this weekend:


Block party at Hawthorne’s, 738 S 11th St. Free (except for the beer and food, of course)

From 2 to 8 p.m. head to 11th Street between Fitzwater and Catharine “24 Beers, all $5 each (There will be gluten free and wheat beer options), Live Outdoor Music w/ The Wallace Brothers Band, Over the Top Homemade Street Food! Kid & Pet Friendly – Tables Available”

The 2011 party, pic from Rich on Beer blog
The 2011 party, pic from Rich on Beer blog

Check their website for more information, including the beer list and street food options.


Second Saturday along Passyunk Avenue. Here’s the full lineup, but the place that jumped out at us was HOME, which is serving mint juleps and a vodka punch. There’s also a craft demonstration, for which you are asked to RSVP

Saturday and Sunday

Art Star Craft Bazaar, where you can get a bunch of crazy crap, happens this weekend at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. More than 100 local and national artists set up shop selling handmade goods including housewares, clothing, accessories and paintings. Also expect music and food vendors. Free. Check here for more info.


Hit up a matinee at Theatre Exile for their show North of the Boulevard. We hear it’s good. (There are also two shows Saturday and on Sunday night. Check here for tickets, $34, but you can get the 10 percent off “neighbor discount.”

You can take your Mom (at least call her today).