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Philly Influencer’s Weekend Picks

Each weekend, we will post some of the most unique social and culture places to visit in addition to exciting events in and around the Philly area. We call it Philly Influencer’s Weekend Picks. If you attend any of these places or events, let us know how it went! Tweet us or email us at thephillyinfluencer@gmail.com.

XPoNential Music Festival


Where: BB&T Pavillion
When: Friday July 22nd-Sunday July 24th

This festival offers a diverse musical experience. Hosted by WXPN, a Philadelphia public radio station, the lineup ensures that concert goers hear both established and emerging artists in today’s musical landscape. The acts consist of: Brandi Carlile, Ryan Adams, Alabama Shakes, Kurt Vile and The Violators, Father John Misty, Gary Clark Jr, and more.

40 Street Summer Series

Where: 40th & Walnut
When: Saturday  July 23rd at 6PM

University City District presents this free monthly concert series. This outdoor activity harnesses the atmosphere of the community and joins acts from various genres. It’s a family friendly cultural event that stimulating for all lovers of music. Displaying the open and collaborative effort to enrich and enliven the city, it’s a great way to make your Saturday evening vibrant.

Political MovieFest

Where: Dilworth Park
When: Friday July 22nd and Saturay July 23rd at dusk

Friday: The American President, PG13, 1995, 114 minutes

Saturday: All the President’s Men, PG, 1976, 138 minutes.

With the coming tide of the Democratic National Convention to Philadelphia, The Center City District has launched Political MovieFest. The public voted on a pool of twelve films & the top four will be shown at the park. The MovieFest is free, has plenty of food options, and is another way to enjoy the season. If the event draws a large enough crowd, it will extend beyond this weekend.

Philadelphia Orchestra Free Neighborhood Concert

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Where: The Schmidt’s Commons
When: Sunday July 24th from 7:30-PM

Wells Fargo sponsors Northern Liberty’s nod to the classical music of Dukas, Hindemith, and more. Some members of The Philadelphia Orchestra have formed a small ensemble and play in The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons. This chamber-sized group consists of a brass quintet, percussion ensemble, woodwind quintet, and a string quartet. The space will be filled with 300 seats which are first come first serve but the venue also encourages listeners to bring their own chairs or blankets.

Twilight In The Gardens


Where: 1020 South Street
When: Friday July 22nd from 7-10PM

This event is a multi-sensory experience consisting of food, music, drinks, and the arts. Twilight In The Gardens asks participants to both watch the display of diverse shows and engage in artist creation themselves. You can bring a picnic and choose between various eclectic activities to fill the roster of your night.

Parks on Tap at Aviator Park

Where: Aviator Park, 20th St and The Ben Franklin Parkway
When: July 20th-25th, Friday-Saturday 1PM-11PM Sunday 12PM-10PM

The Parks on Tap roaming beer garden continues. This week Aviator Park hosts the outdoor festivities that have been a sure way this summer to enjoy great drinks, food, and a lovely atmosphere.

PoliticalFest

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Where: Several Locations Dowtown
When: Friday July 22nd-Wednesday July 27th

To celebrate the Democratic National Convention, the host’s committee is launching PoliticalFest. The occasion acknowledges the politics of the past and highlights the journey to the White House. It’s a non-partisan event that’s filled with interactive displays, a rich history of political landscape, and panel discussions.

More info here.

Islamic Heritage Festival

Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing 101 S. Columbus Blvd
When: Friday July 22nd-Saturday July 23rd, 2-8PM

Sponsored by the PECO Multicultural Series, the Islamic Heritage Festival welcomes its 24th year. There’s a communal diversity parade, games, speakers, exhibits, a fashion show, a health fair, and free giveaways. This sprawling showcase of culture is free to enter and is lined with vendors with both food and a wide range of pieces on display.

University City Dining Days Conclude

Where: University City, various locations and times
When: July 14th – July 24th

 

This ten day food hop comes to an end this Sunday, July 24th. Diners are able to indulge in three course meals. Each restaurant has menus with set prices of $15, $25, and $35. The venues are diverse in cultivation, atmosphere, and offers many options for very palate.

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