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POSTED: Monday, July 28, 2014, 3:00 AM
Enjoy weekly summer specials at North Bowl in Northern Liberties. (photo via Facebook)

The typical case of the Mondays need not apply this week, your pillow will surely be forgotten after you check out these happenings.

For a crunchy celebrations: Deptford resident Meneko Spingner McBeth made it as one of four finalists in the Lay’s 2014 “Do Us a Flavor” contest and wants you to come try her flavor: Wasabi Ginger. Head over to the Deptford Mall in Deptford, N.J. and get a free sample of all four finalist flavors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. before America picks the top taste.

For fancy cleats: Starting at 11 a.m., Citizens Bank Park isn’t the only place in Philadelphia where viewers can catch a live performance in red and white pinstripe as the Freedom Youth Jamboree performs Catto at the Bat a live ballet performance revolving around baseball at the Mann Center in West Fairmount Park.

POSTED: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 3:00 AM
There's a fine line between design that's quintessentially Philadelphian and just plain bad. Alex Stadler's at 1724A Sansom St.,November 5, 2012 is an example of an excellently designed shop. ( TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer )

Tell all your coworkers about this on Monday.

For a dreamy sale: Vintage goods, fine art, textiles and other items will be rolled out of Stadler-Kahn’s shop to 406 S. 21st Street in Rittenhouse for a Garage Sale of Dreams. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. get your shop on as price points range between $2 and $35 dollars.

For knee-deep enjoyment: It’s all fun and games until your Versace shoes get soaked. So don’t wear them. Norristown, PA park rangers will guide you through an animal-viewing adventure through Kepner Creek in Norristown Farm Park at 1 p.m. Be prepared to get wet.  

POSTED: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 3:00 AM
The Wildwood Farmers Market offers fresh produce to beach-goers. (Photo via Facebook)

What we’re learning here is that “I’m bored” is never an option.

For fresh produce: There are few things better than some locally grown snacks to enjoy on the beach. Pick them up at the Wildwood Farmers Market held at the corner of Schellenger and Pacific Avenues from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Wildwood, N.J.

For a farm to table experience: Your day will begin at Walnut Hill Community Farm in West Philadelphia at 10 a.m. for a farm to table brunch lesson. You’ll then migrate to the Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises where you’ll prepare and eat some locally grown brunch menu items.

POSTED: Friday, July 25, 2014, 11:03 AM
Bristol, PA's annual Puerto Rican Day Festival celebrates culture and traditions. (Photo via Facebook)

There’s no shortage of culture in the Philadelphia area, and thanks to numerous celebrations, festivals and block parties, we can get a taste of the world in our own backyards. Saturday, July 26’s Puerto Rican Day Festival in Bristol, Pa., will supply attendees to Bristol Lions Park a full day of color, dance, food and entertainment from noon until 8 p.m.

The day begins with a procession from King George Inn at noon with folkloric dancers, local Latin American dignitaries, and other colorful processionists.

Throughout the day at the park’s gazebo and wharf, various musical performers and dance groups will entertain the crowd with skillful Latin guitar melodies, tight harmonies, and authentic dance moves to set the backdrop to the numerous activities and workshops planned.

POSTED: Friday, July 25, 2014, 3:00 AM
A crowd takes advantage of the nice weather during a free yoga class on the Race Street Pier in Philadelphia on May 26, 2014. Classes are offered in the morning six days a week on the pier by Dhyana Yoga and Kaya Aerial Yoga instructors. ( DAVID MAIALETTI / Staff Photographer )

Sometimes you need to take a moment—or five—for yourself.

For a morning routine: Start your Friday in the right pose at 7 a.m. free yoga at Race Street Pier on Columbus Boulevard.

For a freestyle event: Choose four different wines to create your own freestyle flight of wine at the Washington House in Sellersville, P.A. The evening starts at 5 p.m.

POSTED: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 1:30 PM
The annual Puerto Rican Day Festival takes place Saturday, July 26 in Bristol, PA. (Photo via Facebook)

The weekend’s so bright I need shades. If your eyes are as sensitive as mine, you might, too. So grab a stylish pair and let’s do some stuff.

Opening Thursday, July 24, a live-action theatrical performance where Marvel characters band together to triumph over evil comes to the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly for Marvel Universe Live! Act fast — the show is only in town until Sunday, July 27, with various showtimes throughout the weekend: 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday.  

A number of genres of dance, from hip-hop to tap to acrobatic physical theater, are up for exhibiting during Koresh Dance Company’s Come Together Dance Festival, continuing through Sunday, July 27. All performances, starting at either 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m. or 8 p.m., are held at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre at Broad and Lombard.

POSTED: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 3:00 AM
Habitat for Humanity hosts a happy hour at Howl at the Moon tonight. (MICHAEL KLEIN /

The present is a present.

For a forest adventure: Over the river and through the woods do little explorers and their parents go during this two-hour woods exploration, in which children ages three to five can observe woodsy animals, starting at 10 a.m. at Morrisville, PA’s Snipes Farm and Education Center.

For a food demo: Fajita, fajita. Learn how to make Tex Mex chicken fajitas any time between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the produce department at Weis Markets in Huntingdon Valley, PA.

POSTED: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 4:35 PM

We’ve already shared our love for XPoNential Music Festival, local radio station WXPN’s annual celebration of music and good vibes—and perhaps the only opportunity you’ll get to see Beck, Jenny Lewis, and Lucius, all in one weekend.

But #XPNFest doesn’t just feature big names—every year, festival organizers also make a point to include a healthy slice of local bands, and this year is no exception. Read on for our guide to the Philly bands playing this year’s fest—ranging from up-and-comers to the city stalwarts—then see them all live this weekend.

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