Wednesday, June 20
Can you build a solid structure out of marshmallows? A “marshmallow challenge” is open to school-aged students and teenagers. It begins at 2 p.m. at the Fishtown branch of the Philadelphia Free Library, located at 1217 E. Montgomery Ave. Please call 215–685–9990 for more information. ••
Thursday, June 21
Celebrate the summer solstice with an ice cream social at the Philly Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, at 531 N. 12 St. There will be music from Attia Taylor, Shorty Boy Boy, Arctic Splash, The Really Cooks and a comedy performance by Juliet Hope Wayne. Tickets are available for an $8 donation to PhillyMOCA. For info., call 267–519–9651. ••
Friday, June 22
Join the Red Paw Emergency Response Team, a non-profit that helps displaced pets and their owners, for Red Paw Fest, from 8 to 11 p.m. at Finnigan’s Wake at 3rd and Spring Garden streets. The group hopes to raise funds for the Red Paw Dog House. Cost is $45 (at door) or $40 online — includes all you can drink and eat, raffles and door prizes. For more info., call 215–820–1824 or visit www.redpawemergencyresponceteam.org. ••
Saturday, June 23
Greensgrow Farms presents a lesson in hand-rolled pasta and light summer sauces with Garces Trading Company Chef De Cuisine, Gregg Ciprioni. From noon to 2 p.m. at the Greensgrow Community Kitchen at St. Michael’s, 2139 East Cumberland St. (enter at the blue door of the Trenton Avenue entrance), Ciprioni will show you how to make light summer sauces, pasta dough, hand-rolled pasta, and plin — a delicate stuffed ravioli. Tickets cost $35, registration required. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org. ••
Sunday, June 24
The Philadelphia Spinners, the city’s professional Ultimate Disc team, will take on the Connecticut Constitution in the inaugural American Ultimate Disc League season. Tickets cost $14, and the match will be held at 3 p.m. at Franklin Field, located at the intersection of S. 33rd and South streets. Come support a unique sport! ••
Monday, June 25
This summer, Philadelphia’s Franklin Institute will feature the most comprehensive collection of ancient artifacts from Israel ever organized in the new exhibit Dead Sea Scrolls — Life and Faith in Ancient Times. The exhibit includes one of the largest collections of the priceless 2000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls ever displayed in North America and an actual three-ton stone from the Western Wall in Jerusalem, and marks the world debut of four scrolls. The exhibit opens at The Franklin Institute on May 12 and runs through October 14. Tickets cost $31.50. Call 215–448–1200 or visit http://www.fi.edu/scrolls/ for more information. ••
Tuesday, June 26
It’s the summer concert series at the Philadelphia Zoo! Join Yosi & the Superdads when they perform on Impala Lawn. The show will be held at 11 a.m. and is free to attend with zoo admission. For more information or to purchase tickets call 215–243–1100 or visit www.philadelphiazoo.org. ••
Wednesday, June 27
Stay safe this summer — take a free self-defense class in memory of Sabina Rose O’Donnell, who was murdered June 2, 2010. The Urban Defense Center will offer the class every Wednesday in June. The class is held at 6:30 p.m. at the Urban Defense Center, 725 N. 6th St.
Participants learn basic and advanced self-defense techniques to avoid dangerous situations and to escape from an assailant.
Leading the class is Master Lawrence Whitaker, who has been certified in Restraining Arts by the Institute of Certified Martial Arts.
For more information, contact Lawrence Whitaker at 267–974–0287. ••