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What’s Happening in Philly This Weekend: June 30 – July 2

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.

Here’s our list of the top Sips & Eats in the city this week.

 

Events Running Through the Weekend

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1. Final Fridays: Down the Shore


Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Friday, June 30th, 5:30PM-8:45PM

The Philadelphia Museum of Art will open and close this list of weekend events. This Friday the museum will be offering live music, amazing cocktails, gallery access, and more at this shore themed event. Skip the beach traffic jams and come out for Lil’ Pop Shop treats, mini golf, specialty commissioned beach tags, and workshops.

For more information, click here.

2. Walnut Street Theatre Saturday Night Fever


Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.
When: Through Friday, July 16th

The Walnut Street Theatre is full steam ahead in its run of the disco classic Saturday Night Fever. Running through July 16th, this amazing musical featuring songs by The Bee Gees, will have you putting on your boogie shoes. Come see these great performers and watch a phenomenal show.

For more information, click here.

3. Free Admission Penn Museum


Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South St.
When: Friday, June 30th, 10AM-5PM

Penn Museum is one of the many institutions offering free admission this weekend. Friday you’ll be able to peer into centuries past. Ancient Egyptian sculptures will be on full display, Mayan exhibits will be open, and the 15-ft sphinx will be photo ready. There will be many amazing events going on throughout the day as well.

For more information, click here.

4. Urban Riders Opening Party


Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Friday, June 30th, 6PM-9PM

The Barnes Foundation will also be a popular landmark on our list this week. The opening of Mohamed Bourouissa: Urban Riders is this Friday. There will be a an exciting kick-off party to highlight this 85 piece exhibit. The costumes, drawings, photos, sculptures, and videos capturing the revitalization of horseback riding will be front and center. There will be live music, drinks, and more.

For more information, click here.

5. The Philadelphia Orchestra Concert & Fireworks 


Where: RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd.
When: Friday, June 30th, 8PM

If you like fireworks then this weekend will get you ready for the spectacular show on Tuesday. This Friday night on the Penn’s Landing Waterfront the mesmerizing Philadelphia Orchestra will be performing a free concert. The beautifully crafted lineup will showoff the great musicianship of these incredible artist. Come and take in the glorious music at one of the most picturesque areas of the city.

For more information, click here.

6. Red, White, and Blue Happy Hours


Where: Various locations
When: Friday, June 30th, 4PM-7PM

In partnership with the Wawa Welcome America Philadelphia series, several downtown bars and eateries will be hosting a specialized happy hour. Ten locations will be participating in this Stoli Red, White & Blue event. There will be discounted wine, beers, cocktails, appetizers, and small plates.

For more information, click here.

7. Free Museum Night at Eastern State Penitentiary


Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave.
When: Friday, June 30th, 5PM-8PM

Eastern State Penitentiary, one of America’s most historic prisons,  will be providing free entry into its brick walls this Friday night. There will be audio tours narrated by actor Steve Buscemi, history exhibits, creative and artistic installations, and so much more. There will also be food trucks and drinks on location.

For more information, click here.

8. Silent Party at Punch Line Philly


Where: Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.
When: Friday, June 30th, 10PM

Silent Philly really does a great job with stacking up these unique music experience parties. This illuminating clubbing event gives you access to several genres a music by simply clicking of your colorful headset. There will be three DJs spinning Top 40 and EDM, Hip Hop, and 80’s-200’s hits.

For more information, click here.

9. Love Fest 2017


Where: World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.
When: Saturday, July 1st, 12PM

World Café Live will be hosting a three stage music festival this Saturday. There will dozens of musical acts playing at each tier of the venue.  The Love Fest will join great musicians with fans who have a deep love and appreciation for music. One ticket gets you access to each show on every stage.

For more information, click here.

10. Free Admission to African American Museum


Where: African American Museum, 701 Arch St.
When: Saturday, July 1st, 10AM-5PM

Continuing the free entry tradition of the weekend, the African American Museum welcomes you into its doors this Saturday. You will have the ability to see magnificent galleries full of a storied history and a great culture in time. Check out current exhibit including PhilAesthetic an many others.

For more information, click here.

11. Red, White, & Brew Fest


Where: Sugarhouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave.
When: Saturday, July 1st, 5PM-PM

SugarHouse Casino won’t just be a place where dreams go to be fulfilled or wallets go to die this Saturday. It will be the location for the holiday themed Red, White, and Brew Fest. There will be an overflow of breweries to sample from, exciting live music, and cocktails at this outdoor event.

For more information, click here.

12. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers


Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St..
When: Saturday, July 1st, 8PM

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are one of the most renowned rock acts in the American musical landscape. Owners of sixteen studio albums, this heartland band have made of several hits. Come see the “American Girl” singers at the Wells Fargo Center this Saturday.

For more information, click here.

13. U.S. Army Band Concert and Fireworks


Where: RiverStage at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 s. Columbus Blvd.
When: Saturday, July 1st, 8PM

Ringing in Independence Day weekend would not be complete without the classic armed forces concert. The U.S. Army Band named Perishing’s Own will be doing amazing renditions of musical favorites and patriotic tunes on the Penn’s Landing Waterfront. There will be fireworks after the event lighting up the night sky.

For more information, click here.

14. Night Market Spruce Hill


Where: 40th and Walnut St.
When: Saturday, July 1st, 6PM-10PM

The Food Trust repeatedly gets thousands to come out for each Night Market. This Saturday night the massive food truck festival will takeover the Spruce Hill location of the city. There will be live music, and DJ,  and infinite food trucks lining the streets. This is an event that never disappoints.

For more information, click here.

15. Museum Sundays


Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy and The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Sunday, July 2nd, 10AM-5PM

There’s only one place you can check out an arboretum and state-of-the-art exhibitions in the same venue for free this weekend. The first Sunday of the month allows you to enter The Barnes Foundation for free. Visitors can always pay-what-you-wish at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

16. Revolutionary War Encampment at National Constitution Center


Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.
When: Sunday, July 2nd-Tuesday, July 4th

For the historically enthused out there, the National Constitution Center will be having a Revolutionary War Encampment this Sunday. There will be re-enactors outlining the meaning of the celebrated holiday, historic medical tents, soldier marches, blacksmiths, and several family-friendly experiences.

For more information, click here.

17. L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later


Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Sunday, July 2nd, 2PM-4:30PM

The Barnes Foundation will be doing a special preview of the BlackStar Film Festival this Sunday. There will be a screening of “L.A. Burning: The Riots 25 Years Later.” The Erik Parker directed work navigates viewers  through the the L.A. Riots almost two decades later. There introspective documentary looks at the highlighted national headline story and the strife of the community.

For more information, click here.

18. Rocky Screening at the Philadelphia Museum of Art


Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Sunday, July 2nd, 8PM-11PM

This Sunday night there will be a screening of the locally heralded and revered film “Rocky.” Before the viewing there will also be a Rocky fitness challenge, a Rocky look-alike contest, and a sports story-time. After all of that commotion settle in and watch this classic film that has nestled its way into the heart of the city.

For more information, click here.

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