FISHTOWN — For the second to last weekend of the pop-up Evil Genius Brew Garden, 10% of all beer and t-shirt sales will be donated to the PSPCA Fishtown Center, which is the largest organization in the state that protects animals and prevents animal cruelty. Stop by September 9-11 to drink Evil Genius' craft brews, support the PSPCA, meet adoptable dogs, hear live music, play games, and enjoy bites from local food trucks. Evil Genius Beer Company is close to opening its permanent doors — hopefully by November.
SUBURBS — If you're up for a short drive, head to the Garces Foundation Summer BBQ at Luna Farm — the sustainable, all-organic 40-acre farm that supplies Jose Garces' restaurants with locally grown vegetables, fruits, eggs and honey. This Saturday from 1-4 p.m., $75 ($35 for kids 5-12 and under 5 is free) gets you live music, make and take seed plantings, guided hikes, lawn games, a scavenger hunt, a bounce house for the kids, a cookbook signing, and —of course — beer, wine, specialty cocktails, and lemonade.
NAVY YARD — The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society — which brings us the Flower Show and some of Philly's best pop-up beer gardens — hosts its fifth annual PHeaSt on Friday, October 7. It's a celebration of "garden-to-table" bites and drinks from the region's best restaurants and country's top distillers, brewers and winemakers. This year, it benefits the PHS City Harvest program, which supports community gardening and provides healthy, locally grown food for families in need throughout the Philadelphia region. In honor of City Harvest's 10th anniversary, this event will help build a new community garden.
You'll want to get tickets now (general admission, $165; VIP, $300) because PHeaSt is always sold-out.