Root Down Happy Hour
What: Bartenders whip up concoctions with Root, Philly’s own herbal libation.
Why: Beer specials in case the 80 proof starts to kick your ass.
When: Thurs., 8-10 p.m.
Where: Standard Tap, 901 N. Second St. (215-238-0630).
Sex & the Single Singer
What: Karen Gross graces the stage with her sassy cabaret act.
Why: Prepare to be surprised; her show is ever changing.
When: Fri., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Tin Angel, 20 S. Second St. Tickets at 215-928-0770 or online at comcasttix.com.
Terrarium Workshop and Trunk Show
What: Julie Henderson demonstrates how to make gardens in tiny spice jars with moss and rocks.
Why: Score artwork, jewelry, and totes at the trunk show by Typhaney B. Jewelry and Mesa Enterprises.
When: Sat. Workshop, 10 a.m.-noon; trunk show, noon-6 p.m.
Where: JimmyStyle, 1820 E. Passyunk Ave. Register (by Fri.) at 267-239-0598 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yelp’s Philly Homegrown Party
What: A showcase of sustainable businesses like Sugarcube and Supper with free demos, drinks, and more.
Why: Mini manis, shoe shining, and mustache trims.
When: Sat., 8-10 p.m.
Where: Cityspace, 2200 Walnut St. R.S.V.P. (required) online at yelp.com.
It’s a good weekend for an old-fashioned house party. And we have a slew of party planning ideas to help you pull it off.
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