What To Do This Weekend
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Tonight, Art in the Age is hosting the opening reception for Jessica Hische’s Illustrative Initials from 5-7pm. The exhibit also includes letters from her popular project, Daily Drop Cap. Check out a video here explaining why Jessica loves lettering, and then go out and immediately rent Helvetica.
Narragansett Beer, which has dubbed itself the official "Beer f the Clam" has a new, limited-edition tallboy can of 16 ounces. The can is long enough that the beer company printed a clambake recipe on it. The tallboy is available in six-packs at liquor stores (retail price $4.99 to $5.49) and offered on the drink menu at bars and restaurants. A Narragansett team will also travel throughout New England hosting summer events at seafood joints and clam shacks with special menus, entertainment and contests. Find them at Narragansettbeer.com/events.
Narragansett Beer celebrates 120 years at The Cabbyshack
PLYMOUTH – Gansett’s Whistle Stop Tour stops off at the popular Plymouth joint to celebrate 120 years of New England’s beloved beer brand
Commemorate New England’s oldest brewer, Narragansett Beer, from 9 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at The CabbyShack, 30 Town Wharf, Plymouth. The Narragansett team, along with special guests, will host a celebratory evening of entertainment featuring games, promotions, and contests to win ’Gansett gear and other prize packages.
In celebration of this milestone year, Narragansett will encourage partygoers to “Take the Pledge” to support the fast-growing brewer in 2010. Fan pledge videos will be filmed on location and posted to the Narragansett website to showcase the region’s loyalty to the brand as they continue to build momentum for their “Build a Brewery” campaign. With a goal of selling 7.5 million cases per year, once reached, Narragansett will rebuild a full-scale brewing facility in New England.
This event is open to the public. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
The Weekend Guide
Philadelphia Events and Diversions
What: Jessica Hische displays her innovative typography from the Daily Drop Cap project.
Why: Free Root liquor.
When: Thru Aug. 29. Reception, Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, 116 N. Third St. (215-922-2600). Admission is free.
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Gabriel Leif Brilman
After a trip to Coney Island, tattoo artist "Philadelphia" Eddie Funk recounts: "I wanted a skull and crossbones like the pirate flag!" Drinking, sex and body art ("stewed, screwed and tattooed") are the muses of Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry, a documentary featuring artists like Funk and Ed Hardy recounting tales of the infamous "F**in' Sailor Jerry." Based on a recipe fond in his belongings after his death, the company that produces the rum founded around Norman Keith Collins (better known as Sailor Jerry) sponsored public summer screenings of the Erich Weiss film in NYC, SF, LA, Austin and Portlans (the five golden rings of US cities). Other than the obvious (sell rum), why get his name back out there?
Art in the Age Ginger Rye
Most of us have been drinking since middle school – but, who among us has ever had Rye? This old whiskey variant is something fur trappers drank in the 1800s. Now, with the advent of Snap!, a small-batch liquor made from (honest-to-goodness) ginger snap cookies, there’s finally a mixer that blends with Rye. Try it out. If the sweet, tart & dry taste doesn’t do it for you, at least you can use it to start a fire or remove paint. And on it’s own, the Snap! is tasty.