Under the Radar: Pride Day, Beer Fest, Hoop Dance, Drexel Farmers Market

Under the Radar for the week of Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.

Pride Day
Sun., Nov. 11
$12 in advance
10 A.M.–2 P.M.
Philadelphia Zoo
34th Street & Girard Avenue

The Attic Youth Center, Philadelphia Family Pride, Stimulus Productions, William Way LGBT Community Center and the Philadelphia Zoo are joining forces to present a day of reduced admission prices for the fourth annual Pride Day. Aside from saving a few bucks on tickets, attendees will enjoy live music and free face painting. There will also be LGBT resources available. The Philadelphia Zoo is America’s first zoo and features more than 1,300 animals.

PA Beer Festival
Sat., Nov. 10
1 p.m.–4p.m. and 7 p.m.–10 p.m.
$15 for designated drivers, $40 for general admission
1101 Arch St., 
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Hall D 

Philadelphia means business when it comes to beer, accompanied by quality craft-brewing locations and a long history of great-tasting beer. Featuring a new influx of beers, the festival will be holding 270 craft beers for tasting. The event will be broken into two sessions, the first from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. and the second from 7 p.m.-10 p.m. at which you can enjoy live music and drink Rogue, Boxcar, Blue Point and Terrapin, just to name a few. Flavors from more than 100 American and local breweries will be provided. Unlimited one-ounce samples and an official PA Beer Festival cup is included with a $40 admission fee. Designated drivers will be charged $15 to enjoy the non-alcoholic festivities they offer including food, prizes and merchandise. Attendants must be 21 or older to enter. The festival will also be offering discounted transportation for the safety of attendants. Come out and try some new brews.

Hoop Dance with the Spin Coalition
Mon., Nov. 12
$10 (first class is free)
8 p.m.–9 p.m. 
938 S. 8th St.

Calling all Philadelphia Hula Hoopers, a brand new organization has just assembled to bring together the hula hooping community as well as other forms of self-expression. The South Philly Spin Coalition is a local organization made up of a community of hoopers to provide a studio for those who have a passion for this art form, to instruct and guide Hula Hoopers of all levels. SPinCO is the first in the city to provide hula hoopers with a place to thrive and come together with others to perfect new moves and improve skills. They offer different approaches to Hula Hooping such as fitness, technical work, advancement skills and choreographing techniques. Led by seasoned professionals, Monday night spin sessions offer instruction on combining flowing and control of the hoop. SPinCO is bringing together a tight-knit community of people who love music and maneuvering, it is an art form that brings happiness “full circle.”

Drexel’s Farmers Market
Tues., Nov. 6
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
33rd and Market streets

Now in its fourth year, Drexel University will be hosting a farmers market on its main campus. The farmers market will give residents the opportunity to buy locally grown foods from King’s Dutch Country Goods. Stands will also provide fruits, vegetables, cheeses, yogurts and home-style baked goods. Drexel is pushing for sustainable and environmentally friendly ambitions throughout the campus, doing so by adhering to the three principles of reduce, reuse and recycle. Purchase the freshest fruits and veggies your hands can grab and support local farmers at this event.

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