There are a few things less summer-y than burgers and fries. Then, add ice cream into the mix and you’ve got yourself a night made for summertime. Join PAA as they explore the quintessential American dinner. Guests will start at Rittenhouse Tavern with a Prix Fixe Burger and Fries dinner. Then, immediately following dinner, guests will head to the PAA event space for a talk and ice cream tasting led by Eric Berley of Franklin Fountain. Dinner kicks off at 6 p.m. and the Craft of Ice Cream Presentation and Tasting starts at 7 p.m. Click here for ticket info.
Friday: Food Truck Roundup
While everyone else will be preparing themselves for Saturday’s Philly Vendy Awards 2012, you can be putting your money where your mouth is and gobbling up some of Philadelphia’s most tasty pop up treats. Brewerytown will host the Food Truck Roundup on Friday night from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. You’ll be able to eat from truck vendors like Vernalicious, Pitruco, Say Cheese, Foo Truck, Gozen Yogurt, Sweet Box, Jimmie’s Cupcakes, Lil Dan’s Gourmet, Zea May’s, Spot Gourmet Burger, Nomad Pizza, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Gigi & Big R’s, Delicias, Zsa’s Ice Cream, Tamale Cart, Made in the Shade. And, for a special treat, you’ll be one of the first people ever to eat from Sunflower Truck Stop, Philadelphia’s newest food truck.
Music will be provided by DJ Ruxbin, and there will be mobile bar service thanks to Gypsy Bar Service.
Saturday: Dance Day Philadelphia
Get your dancing shoes on Philadelphia, it’s the biggest dance day in the world and Philadelphia is ready to boogie.
Philadelphia Dance Day is a nonprofit festival featuring free workshops, live performances from some of the city’s best-known instructors and a huge dance party. The goal is to unite the community in celebrating dance as a powerful platform for creative expression and physical activity.
All dance enthusiasts – regardless of experience or even coordination – are invited to take part in the fun on July 28, 2012. There will be something for everyone, from creative movement for preschoolers to hip-hop for all ages. Participants will tour studios around the city to sample free workshops during the afternoon, then come together in the evening for the main event at the historical Ethical Society Building on Rittenhouse Square. Festivities kick off there with a huge Zumba party, followed by more lessons and open social dancing. Volunteer instructors and well-respected dance groups in the city will also put on a performance showcase.
Sunday: EPA Car Show and Street Festival
East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPA) is revving up for the 7th Annual Car Show and Street Festival on
Sunday, July 29, 2012, from Noon to 5:00pm, on EPA between Broad and Dickinson streets. More than 140 cars, motorcycles and trucks are expected to compete for Best of Show and other top honors. The accompanying street festival will feature award-winning restaurants serving up special street food and summertime drinks.
The 7th Annual Car Show and Street Festival, formerly known as the Doo Wop, will feature 140+ muscle, classic, antique, custom and show cars, trucks and motorcycles on the five blocks between Broad and Dickinson
streets. The event is hosted by the Northeast Muscle Car Club and presented by East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District. Sponsors include Yelp, City Paper, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, South Philly Review and WOGL. Admission is FREE for attendees and $15 for cars. The rain date is Sunday, August 5, 2012.