KYW To-Do List: ‘Queer Eye’ party, drive-thru art show, and more things to do at a distance this weekend

Holli Stephens
June 05, 2020 - 5:00 am
Jonathan Van Ness, Tan France, Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, and Bobby Berk attend the Netflix FYSEE "Queer Eye" panel and reception at Raleigh Studios on May 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Netflix

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — The region is beginning to loosen some coronavirus restrictions, meaning your social calendar just got a little busier — well, sort of.

It’s still recommended to practice social distancing and only go out for essential purposes, but plenty of organizations have events that fall under those categories. 

Join Visit Philly to ring in Pride Month and the premiere of the fifth season of “Queer Eye,” which was filmed in Philadelphia.

Prepare for the virtual party with some cocktails to-go — whether you go the DIY, take-home route or get premade batches for you and your friends.

There’s also a pandemic-safe pop-up on Baltimore Avenue — a great way to see some art and get some sun.

We’ve got you covered with The KYW To-Do List. Listen to our top picks below.

 

PRIDE

The hit Netflix series “Queer Eye” filmed its fifth season in Philadelphia, and all 10 episodes are available to stream on Friday. Visit Philly is hosting a virtual watch party, via Netflix Party, for everyone to join in the inspiration and discuss the five lively lifestyle experts, who transform each episode’s “hero” into confident, happier versions of themselves. 

Tune in on Philly’s Facebook page, where they’ll announce the link to join Friday’s party. Check out their website, too, for tours highlighting locations visited by the Fab Five.

In addition, the Free Library of Philadelphia is celebrating Pride Month with free, virtual programming throughout June that honors LGBTQ+ lives, stories and histories. 

Join a drag queen storytime, a happy hour on LGBTQ+ history, and many more activities.

Outside of the scheduled events, the Free Library shares many LGBTQ+ resources, such as related reading lists, film and television, and podcasts.

 

FOOD AND DRINK

Grab yourself a cocktail to-go using the Center City District’s list of recommendations, ranging from apple white peach punch to a vodka Collins with a blackberry-sage shrub. 

Take pride in what you make with a take-home mimosa kit, or order a big batch of bloody marys to share with four to six friends.

Are you more of a beer person? Area breweries are offering in curbside pickup, door-to-door delivery, and the latest service: statewide shipping. Try a brew from a different county without leaving your home, and who knows? You might even come across a brand new porter or stout created mid-quarantine. 

 

MORE ENTERTAINMENT

Drive-thru movies have been making a resurgence lately, but have you ever been to a drive-thru art show? Join One For All and Clarkville on Friday for a pandemic-safe pop-up

Local artists will be outside — adhering to social distancing rules — with their artwork facing the street. Just drive by or walk through at a safe distance across the street.

We’ve scoped out some cool online entertainment this week as well. Join Dr. Thunder for karaoke every Wednesday and Friday night on Zoom, or witness the magic of magicians with Magic 4 Hope’s fundraiser “Bebashi: Transition to Hope” on Saturday night. 

Or, tune into the Arden Theatre Company’s virtual performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Friday. It’s kid-friendly.