Ink it up.
Summer Screen-Printing Classes
What: Make your mark on paper and cloth ($215-$250) during three-week sessions for everyone from beginners to pros.
Why: Courses covering fabric repeats and wallpaper go beyond standard T-shirt fare.
When: July 7-Aug. 4.
Where: CandyCoated Center, 118 N. Third St., 4th flr. To register (required), call 215-498-2153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Little Owl’s Bacon Cheeseburger at Village Belle
What: NYC chef Joey Campanaro’s menu staple has been hyped worldwide; this weekend, he and his bro grill the burgers alfresco for Philly taste buds to try.
Why: The resto’s grassy little yard is a prime fireworks-viewing locale.
When: Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight.
Where: 757 S. Front St. (215-551-2200).
The Skinny Menu at Valanni
What: Hoovering the entire contents of the chip bowl at every summer social outing is beginning to add up; scale back with nine just-debuted cocktails that ring in under 170 calories each.
Why: Light fare like watermelon and mache salad and shrimp-garnished gazpacho will keep you fit and happy.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 5-10:30 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 5-11 p.m.; Sun., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 1229 Spruce St. (215-790-9494).
Discover the Real George Washington
What: Bone up on knowledge of our first president through artifacts (you’ve always wanted to see those famous dentures), manuscripts, and paintings ($15).
Why: Get all stars and stripy with historical reenactments, flag-folding demos, and other free activities on the National Constitution Center’s lawn.
When: Exhibit, Fri.-Sept. 5. Independence Day Celebration, today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Mon., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Independence Mall, 525 Arch St. (215-409-6600).
Photo: Amber Linnea Kirylak / Courtesy of CandyCoated Center