The writing’s on the wall.
What: Chef Michael Schulson enlists seasoned spray painters, like Rune and Distort, to add a bit of color to Sampan’s new open-air back patio.
Why: Admire their handiwork while munching on satays for just $2 during happy hour.
When: Mon.-Thurs., 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Sat., 5 p.m.-midnight; Sun., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 124 S. 13th St. (215-732-3501).
What: Give a little TLC to the once-decrepit South Philly spot by weeding, mulching, and planting pansies and butterfly bushes.
Why: With tools and snacks provided, all you need to do is show up.
When: Mon., 6:30 p.m.
Where: Gas Station Garden, S. 11th St., at Snyder Ave. For more info, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rock Paper Scissors
What: The classic game goes competitive as contestants tussle weekly at bars around town to see who’ll win the $1,000 grand prize.
Why: You won’t even have to break a sweat.
When: Mon.-June 10. Championship, June 12.
Where: Locations online at rpscityleague.com. It’s $1 per night to play, free to watch.
Da Vinci Ristorante
What: A new brunch with frittatas, pizzas, and insalatas is a taste of Italy sans passport.
Why: Snag a coveted alfresco table overlooking the singing fountain for perfect people-watching.
When: Sat. & Sun., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 1533 S. 11th St. (215-336-3636).
Photo: Courtesy of Sampan