Things to Do

What to Do This Week: July 21 to 24

An art show with booze and pancakes and a free seminar on 3D printing.

Head to Penn Social on Thursday for an art show with all-you-can-eat pancakes. Image via Shutterstock.

Monday, July 21

FILM: Screen on the Green starts tonight with a screening of The Karate Kid (the one with Mr. Miyagi, not with Jaden Smith), which you may remember from your childhood or from the many subsequent screenings of it on the Disney Channel. Now’s your chance to see it on a 20-by-40-foot screen with 15,000 of your closest friends. Free. 7 PM.

Tuesday, July 22

HAPPY HOUR: Brightest Young Things and New Belgium Brewery will be at Bar Pilar for the Gratzer happy hour, featuring a new, smoky summer beer based on the ales knights drank back in the medieval age. There’ll also be a caricature artist giving away free drawings, and $5 New Belgium beers during the event. Free. 5:30 to 7:30 PM.

Wednesday, July 23

3D PRINTING: Don’t know anything about 3D printing? Now’s your chance to learn: The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is hosting a crash course on 3D printing where you can design your own jewelry—in this case, a bracelet—and have it printed out on the library’s new printer. Free. 7:30 PM.

TRIVIA: The National Portrait Gallery’s Kogod Courtyard hosts its every-once-in-a-while trivia night. This week, the theme is “American Cool,” which I’m sure you know lots about. Each question will be about someone featured in the gallery’s exhibit by the same name, which is open through September 7. Free. 6:30 PM. 

Thursday, July 24

PANCAKES: Some people like pancakes in the morning; others like them at night, with booze and a bunch of art. If you fall into the latter camp, check out Penn Social’s Pancakes and Booze Art Show, featuring an all-you-can-eat pancake bar, live body painting, works from more than 50 local artists, Penn Social’s games, and of course a fully stocked bar. $5. 8 PM.

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