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What’s happening in Philly this weekend: Sept. 13-15

Each weekend, we will post some of the most unique social and cultural 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 atthephillyinfluencer@gmail.com.

This week’s best Sips & Eats!

1. Phillies Weekend 

Where:  Citizens Bank Park | 1 Citizens Bank Way

When: Runs through Sunday, September 15

The Philadelphia Phillies will be taking on the Boston Redsocks in a two-game series this weekend. Come out to the ballpark on Saturday and Sunday for 7 p.m. & 1 p.m. game times for all the action. The Phillies need all the support they can as they try to crawl back into wildcard position.

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2. Fringe Festival Continues 

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Where: Various locations

When: Runs through Sunday, September 22

The Fringe Festival will be continuing this weekend. Don’t miss your opportunity to catch some stellar artistic performances across the city. These contemporary works will be a sight to behold. Free Fringe Philly is also this weekend. The new initiative gears to make the enjoyments of art accessible to all. The endeavor promotes free performing-arts shows taking place during the festival.

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3. Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

Where: Rittenhouse Square |  210 W. Rittenhouse Sq

When: Friday, Septemeber 13 – Saturday, September 14

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Show is in its 92nd year. This weekend the outdoor art collective will be one the most collaborative events in the city. Come see all the tremendously gifted artists as they display their work across several mediums.

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4. Parks on Tap

Where: Penn Treaty Park | 1301 N Beach St

When: Runs through Sunday, September 15

Parks on Tap will be at Penn Treaty Park this week. There will be a free yoga class with Roots2Rise this Thursday and a free concert on Saturday. The fall ringing in concert will have live music, carnival-style games, face painting, a balloon animal maker, and more.

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5. Grease

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Where: Dilworth Park | 1 S 15th St

When:Friday, September 13 | 7 p.m. – 9 p.m

The classic hit and ageless wonder Grease will be screened at Dilworth Park this Friday. The free screening is a part of the Summer Pictures in the Park series. The first 100 people will receive free popcorn thanks to TD Bank. Bring a blanket and some friends out for a night of action and entertainment.

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6. Punch Line Philly Weekend

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Where: Punch Line Philly | 33 E. Laurel St

When: Runs through Sunday, September 15

The amazing comedy venue Punch Line Philly will be hosting some hilarious and entertaining stand up shows this weekend. Chico Bean will be front-and-center this Friday and Saturday. Laugh Ready. Oh, But Are You Pap Ready? from the viral social media video.

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7. Outlaw Music Festival

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Where: The Mann Center | 5021 Parkside Ave

When: Friday, September 13 | Begins at 4 p.m.

The Outlaw Music Festival will be another musical event that will take over The Mann Center this weekend.  Willie Nelson & Family, Bonnie Raitt, Alison Krauss, Gov’t Mule & Cris Jacobs Band, and others will be serenading the spacious crowd with plenty of hits. Come see these great acts in music this Friday night.

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8. Judah & The Lion

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Where: The Met Philadelphia | 858 N. Broad St.

When: Friday, September 13 | 8 p.m.

Presented by Radio 104.5, the Pep Talks World Wide Tour is coming to The Met Philadelphia this Friday night. Catch Judah & The Lion and Saint Slumber at this beautifully renovated concert venue. The Tennesse Americana band will be performing “pictures” and several other tracks from their 2019 project.

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9. The Legendary Nights Tour

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Where: BB&T Pavillion | 1 Harbour Blvd | Camden, NJ

When: Friday, September 13th | 7 p.m.

If you want to see Meek Mill, Future, Megan Thee Stallion, YG, and DJ Mustard this weekend, head down to the Camden Waterfront. The BB&T Pavillion will be hosting this blazing lineup of hip-hop acts this Friday night.

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10. HRTS in the Park

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Where: LOVE Park | John F. Kennedy Blvd and North 15th St

When: Saturday, September 14, | 12 p.m.- 2 p.m.

This Saturday, Philadelphia upcycle artist Eazy Denim will be hosting a free HRTS in the Park art class in LOVE Park. The HRTS in the Park painting experience is intended to bring the Philadelphia community together by providing an outlet for children to freely express their creativity. Using his knowledge of art, artist Eazy Denim will guide and assist participants throughout the two-hour art extravaganza. HRTS in the Park is a free children’s painting experience and is limited to 50 participants. Attendees will be provided art supplies and HRT pins to decorate, free of charge.

11. Macy’s Family Fun Day

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Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia | 701 Arch St

When: Saturday, Septemeber 14 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

This Saturday, bring all your loved ones out to the African American Museum for Macy’s Family Fun Day. There will be a bookmark creation, pencil and notebook design, and a back-to-school tote bag decoration station. This free event for all ages.

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12. Pumpkinland

Where: Linvilla Orchards | 137 W. Knowlton Rd | Media, PA

When: Runs through Sunday, November 10

The waning days of Summer always have us looking towards the fall. Hoodie and spiced latte season will be soon upon us. Another thing that comes to mind during the changing seasons is pumpkins. Linvilla Orchards Pumpkinland kicks into gear this weekend. The family tradition of the Delaware Valley will have live music, hayrides, corn mazes, a  jack-o-lantern exhibit, and so much more.

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13. Maryland vs Temple 

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Where: Lincoln Financial Field | 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way

When: Saturday, Septemeber 14 | 12 p.m.

The Eagles having an away game on Sunday doesn’t mean you can’t get your football fix this weekend. At the Linc, the Temple Owls will look keep the good time rolling and notch their second win of the season. They’ll be taking on a good Maryland team who boats a talented offensive attack.

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14. Asian Americans United’s Mid-Autumn Festival

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Where: Chinatown Friendship Arc | Arch St & North 10th St

When: Saturday, September 14 | 12 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Asian Americans United presents the Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival. This annual event will be front and center this weekend. There will be food, performers, music, art,  a Mooncake eating contest, a martial arts display. There will be a dragon dance, lion dance, and lantern parade that will navigate through Chinatown.

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15. Jewelers’ Row Fall Festival

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Where: Sansom Street from 7th Street to 8th Street

When: Saturday, September 14 | 12 p.m. – 5 p.m

The 2nd Annual Jeweler’s Row Fall Festival is this Saturday. The pop-up mercantile event will have tons of vendors with a beautiful selection of treasures. Stroll down the historic streets and come find great deals to add a few accessories to your wardrobe.

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16. Clay Fest & Storage from the Studio 

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Where: Various locations including The Clay Studio | 139 N 2nd St

When: Various times including Clay Fest| Saturday, September 14| 11 a.m.- 4 p.m.

The 5th Annual Clay Fest is this Saturday at The Clay Studio. Come join them for free hands-on activities for all ages, wheel throwing, a group sculpture extravaganza, artist demonstrations, an ice cream social, T-shirt making and more. Additionally, Storage from Studio is opening this Saturday. This is an amazing collaboration created by 14 current and former Resident Artists from The Clay Studio. After choosing an inspiration object from The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s vaults, the artists created a new work in response. Coinciding with the American Craft Council national conference in Philadelphia, it truly is a must-see exhibit!

17. Philadelphia Jazz & Soul Festival

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Where: 15th & South streets

When: Saturday, September 14 | 2 p.m.- 10 p.m.

The Philadelphia Jazz  & SoulFestival will be this Saturday. This free event celebrates all the glorious wonders that the local jazz scene brings to the city. There will be live musical performances, crafts, vendors, and more. Come for the tremendous music, speakers, and a great sense of community.

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18. Home on Our Back: the Poetics of Diaspora

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Where: Parkway Central Library | 1901 Vine St

When: Saturday, September 14 | 7 p.m.

Speaking of community, Home on Our Back: the Poetics of Diaspora will be a celebrated event at the Parkway Central Library this Saturday night. A collaboration between  Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwolaand Philadelphia Poet Laureate Raquel Salas Rivera, this event navigates how “migrations have shaped East Coast cities.” There will talented poets and performers all night long. This is a free with RSVP event.

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19. Opera on the Mall: La bohème

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Where: Independence Mall | 1 S. Independence Mall West

When: Saturday, September 14 | 7 p.m.

The 9th annual Opera on the Mall spectacular will be held this Saturday night. Opera Philadelphia’s offers up this free opera broadcast of La bohème. This will be a great opportunity to see this wonderful opera classic under the shining lights of the city. Get your free tickets today, bring a blanket, and have a wonderful time.

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20. Los Angeles FC vs Union

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Where: Talen Energy Stadium |  1 Stadium Dr | Chester, PA

When: Saturday, September 14 | 7:30 p.m.

The Philadelphia Union will be taking on Los Angeles FC this Saturday night at 7:30 pm. Come out to Talen Energy Stadium to cheer on the local team as they look to keep surging through the rigorous season. This will be a great matchup to see live and the atmosphere will be amazing.

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21. Angels and Airways 

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Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia | 29 E Allen St

When: Saturday, September 14 | 8 p.m.

Angels & Airwaves will be playing at The Fillmore Philadelphia this Saturday night. Presented by Radio 10.4.5, the “The Adventure”, “We Don’t Need to Whisper” and “Everything’s Magic” alternative rockers will be lighting up the stage all night.

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22. MARINA

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Where: The Met Philadelphia | 858 N. Broad St.

When: Saturday, September 14 | 8 p.m.

Venture back to The Met Philadelphia this weekend to catch MARINA on her Love + Fear Tour. The London born singer-songwriter is one of the more unique acts in the indie-pop scene. This popular and fan-filled tour supports her 2019 album with the same name.

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23. Center City District Restaurant Week

Where: Various locations

When: Runs through Friday, September 27

Center City Restaurant Week is back this week! This amazing culinary offering is very wallet-friendly and is palate-pleasing. Diners can get access to $20 lunches and $35 dinners for the next week. Stop by your favorite Center City eatery to get in on the deals.

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24. Philly Free Week at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Where: Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens | 1020 South St

When: Runs through Friday, September 20

Philadelphia Magic Gardens will be hosting as a free week through next Friday. This stellar mosaic, artistic, and blossoming structure is one of the best places in the city. Philadelphia residents will get to take in the sights and sounds at a tremendously low rate.

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25. Philly Burger Brawl

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Where: The Navy Yard | 4701 Intrepid Ave

When: Sunday, September 15 | 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.

The Navy Yard hosts the 9th annual Philly Burger Brawl this Sunday. presented by Jim Beam, over 60 Philadelphia region restaurants will be battling it out to see who has the best burger in the city.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Fund for the School District of Philadelphia.

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26. Mexican Independence Day Festival

Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing | 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd

When: Sunday, September 15 | 2 p.m.- 8 p.m.

PECO Multicultural Series continues its celebratory cultural festivals this Sunday. Penn’s Landing will be buzzing with the Mexican Independence Day gathering. There will be a mariachi band, traditional dances, fireworks, plenty of authentic food for sale, and tons of excitement in the air.

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27. Two Door Cinema Club 

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Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia | 29 E Allen St

When: Sunday, September 15 | 8 p.m.

Two Door Cinema Club will be playing at The Fillmore Philadelphia this Sunday night. The “Are We Ready (Wreck)” indie-rock group released their fourth studio album False Alarm this summer. The second Fillmore pop up on the list will not disappoint.

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