The Weekend Guide

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Tax-Time Taste Test

What: The clever folks from City Planter and London Grill walk you through the simple steps of infusing alcohol with readily available herbs.
Why: A nip after filing your return (you did, didn’t you?) is just what the doctor ordered.
When: Sat., 1 p.m.
Where: 814 N. Fourth St. To register (by noon on Fri.), call 215-627-6169 or email info@cityplanter.com. Participation is free.

Philadelphia Science Festival

What: Sample liquid nitrogen ice cream, go for a nature walk, and more at the citywide extravaganza.
Why: Show off your smarts during a round of Quizzo (no one will ever believe you flunked chemistry).
When: Fri.-Apr. 28.
Where: Locations and schedule online at philasciencefestival.org. Info at 215-448-1128. Admission prices vary.

Bus Stop’s Birthday Bash

What: Celebrate the boutique’s fourth anniversary and its eclectic array of shoes all while getting trollied on Royal Brit cocktails.
Why: A free pair of Look from London tights with every purchase.
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m.
Where: 750 S. Fourth St. (215-627-2357). Admission is free.

Empanada Month

What: Dig into ten variations (think Maine lobster with mango salad and roasted artichoke) of the Latin American staple.
Why: No reason to stop at dinner — the dulce de leche flavor makes a mean dessert.
When: Thru Apr. 30. Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. & 4-11 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4-11 p.m.
Where: Cuba Libre, 10 S. Second St. (215-627-0666).

Photo: Courtesy of City Planter

10 S 2nd St
@ Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
814 N 4th St
bt Brown & Poplar Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19123
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Philadelphia, PA 19147