The Weekend Guide

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Dirt Day
What: Get tips on gardening and take home free vegetable plantings and buckets for collecting compost scraps.
Why: Trash-talking at its best.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: The Dirt Factory, 4308 Market St. (215-243-0555).

Phair Philadelphia Open Air Market
What: Whether rain or shine, the indie crafters (TypsyGypsyTees) and vintage vendors (At Home Modern) tempt you with their wares.
Why: Pick up a Pupcakes Bits & Pieces treat to reward your dog for waiting patiently while you browse.
When: Thru Nov. 23. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: N. 23rd St., at Arch St.

Liberté Lounge
What: Chef Jim Coleman need only travel fifteen floors up for farm-fresh ingredients; his rooftop garden supplies the fixings for dishes such as lemon verbena-infused salmon and rosemary cookies with tomato jam.
Why: His harvest makes its way into drinks such as chocolate mint and cucumber mojitos, too.
When: Daily, 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m.
Where: Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 S. 17th St. (215-569-8300).

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby

What: Watch costumed competitors sputter and speed through the streets on human-powered vehicles.
Why: Afterward, stop by the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival for music, eats, and crafts.
When: Derby, Sat., noon. Festival, Sat., noon-5 p.m.
Where: Derby, Trenton Ave., at Norris St.; festival, Trenton Ave., at E. Susquehanna Ave.

Photo: B and G Images / Getty Images

N 23rd St
@ Arch St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Trenton Avenue Arts Festival
Trenton Ave
@ E Susquehanna Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby / partial
Trenton Ave
@ Norris St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
4308 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
120 S 17th St
@ Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103