To-Do List: Homebrew love, Zagar mosaic spying, Zombie beach party…


Friday and Sunday

In tandem with the 35th Annual National Homebrewers Conference, which started Wednesday at the Marriott in Center City, Devil’s Den is hosting meet the brewer events on Friday night and on Sunday. Friday night at 7 p.m., “Sebastian Sauer, Freigeist brewer of Braustelle Brauerei in Germany will be in the house,” according to a news release. “Freigeist translates to ‘Free Thinking’ and Sauer is notorious for brewing outside the Reinheitsgebot (German Beer Law).” Eight of the brewers drafts will be on hand.

On Sunday, the beer bar will have a special brunch with dishes “inspired by  Yards Brewing Company,” which is supplying firkin of a dry hopped IPA called Bourbon Barrel Aged Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale, Extra Special Ale and Brotherly Suds. “Guests will also have a chance to meet the brewers and crew from Yard’s.” Free, but for food and drink, of course. 11th and Ellsworth, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday

Remember in May when we said mosaic artist Isaiah Zagar was looking for a wall to mural? Well, Down Dog Healing Cafe, which we told you opened last month, saw our post and arranged for Zagar to come mural their wall on Carpenter. Now, the cafe is inviting anyone who’s curious to watch Zagar in action with his class. Stop in for some tea or this delicious almond smoothie that we still think about and hang out in Baradascino Park across the street. Maybe strike up a couple bocce-ball playing friends while you’re at it.

The actual class is full, but it’s free to watch at a respectful distance. 10th and Carpenter. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Check out the Facebook event here.


Zombie Beach Party at the Trocadero in Chinatown? OK. Come dressed like a zombie who goes to a beach party. $10 in advance, $15 day of. Doors open at 8 p.m. If you’re feeling lazy, professional make-up artists will make you look like shit for an extra $10. 1003 Arch St. Tickets here.

All weekend

The Philadelphia Independent Film Festival is holding screenings at four locations around town. Could be interesting, right? More info here.

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