7 Summer-Perfect Ways to Fill Your Calendar This Week

Summer is in full-swing (just ask my hair, which has been harassed by humidity all week long), which means the days are longer and there’s more time to, well, do stuff. If you don’t want to waste the daylight on Netflix marathons, we’ve got a few better ideas for filling your calendar this week below.


Bring home a snuggle bug! It’s kitten season, so the PSPCA is trying to find homes for many-a cute cuddle buddy right now, and they’re offering reduced adoption fees for all cats and kittens through July 15th. Do it.



Taco Tuesday: El Rey hosts an unbeatable happy hour (with some healthy options, too!) of $1 tacos, $2 snacks and $4 margaritas, but it’s near-impossible to snag a table on a Friday night. Make it a Tuesday tradition instead. Do it.



Zone out: From 7 to 8 p.m., give  yourself some midweek R & R with a sound bath meditation over at our Fishtown neighbors’ place, Vitality Meditation. Do it.


Adult swim! South Philly’s O’Connor Pool got the Swim Philly treatment—think: umbrellas, cute seating, and free fitness classes!—and prime time to hit the water is during adult swim from 6 to 7 p.m., when there’s more in-water real estate to go around. Do it.


Dance it out. If you haven’t taken Alison Grundy’s Synergy Cycling class, let it be known: between the clubby music, the dancey choreography and the energy in the room, it’s basically a dance party on wheels. She teaches in Fishtown on Fridays at 5:45 p.m. Do it.


Shop ‘til you drop! The Food Trust is bringing a farmers’-market-meets-art-fair, complete with plenty of summer produce staples plus all sorts of other locally made products, to Cherry Street Pier every Saturday from 10 to 2 p.m. throughout the summer months. Do it.


Catch some rays: Sunday is family day at Bok Bar—the only day that kids and pups are allowed on the rooftop bar. Grab your brood (furry friends included) and head to the sky-high oasis for some rosé under the sun. Do it.

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