Northwest Weekender: Manayunk Brew Fest, Final-ly Friday and Phila U. fashion show

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here’s a look at what’s going on in Northwest Philadelphia. 

14th Annual Brew Fest at Manayunk Brewery – 4312 Main StreetThe Manayunk Brew Fest once more rears its frothy head on Saturday, April 28 from 1 to 5 in the afternoon. This year’s theme is wild ales, and the brewery will host a tasting of 50 craft beers. Tickets are $45, which include a meal and tasting glass, while they also offer a designated driver ticket for $25.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Fundraiser at Gorgas Park If ever there were a reason to get in shape and feel better about oneself – it’s happening at Gorgas Park on Saturday and Sunday to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Los Angeles-based fitness coach Andrew Jacob will lead a one-hour lecture on how to eat and exercise, followed by a bootcamp-style workout to teach people how to stay in shape in the gym and at home. Admission to this event is $25 donation to the Leukemia and Lymphomia Society. It takes place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday and 9:30 to 11:30 on Sunday.Final-ly Friday in Mount Airy Mount Airy celebrates the end of the week on the last Friday of the month, this time featuring a performance from American roots band Elgie’s Kitchen at Walk a Crooked Mile bookstore on Devon Street at 7 that night. African drum and dance ensemble Baba Got It will lay down some heavy beats on Germantown Avenue from 6:30 to 7 p.m. in front of Sedgwick Theater on 7137 Germantown Avenue, and from 7 to 7:30 near Carpenter Lane and Germantown Avenue.  They’ll be easy to spot from a distance, because their performance includes a person on stilts. 

“The Deadly Game” at Stagecrafters The spring climate might be bright and sunny, but it’s leaving on a darker tone at the Stagecrafter’s theater with the closing weekend of “The Deadly Game”. This Yaga Brady-directed suspense story is adapted from a Swiss novella by Friedrich Duerrenmat, and concerns an American businessman whose vehicle becomes stranded during a snowstorm in the alps. He finds refuge in the home of an older gentleman, but his stay descends into a gripping hurdle through the depths of the human psyche, albeit it with black humor sprinkled throughout. The show times for this weekend are at 8 on Friday and Saturday night, and at 2 on Sunday afternoon. Tickets are $16 online if you order here.Philadelphia University’s Evening of Innovation at the Academy of Music – 240 South Broad StreetOkay, so this is a bit of a geographic stretch, but East Falls’ own Philadelphia University is hosting a fashion show at the Academy of Music on Saturday night. It features the work of some 70 senior designers on a full runway, and they’ll also be honoring the clothing designer John Varvatos with an award. Tickets begin at $45, and it starts at 7 p.m.

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