What’s Happening in Philly This Weekend: August 11-13

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 [email protected].

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

Events Running Through the Weekend:

1. Art After 5

Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Friday, August 11th, 5PM-8:45PM

Each Friday the Philadelphia Museum of Art offers a stimulating brand of Happy Hour for Philadelphians. The weekly Art After 5 series mixes culture, food, and drinks in one of the most pristine settings in the city. Here you’ll have gallery access, be able to enjoy various cocktails and small plates, and hear live music.

For more information, click here.

2. Gina Yashere

Where: Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St
When: Friday, August 11th & Saturday, August 12th

Gina Yashere will be bringing the laughs to Punch Line Philly this weekend. Yashere has performed on several shows including Live At The Apollo, Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show, and had a one-hour comedy special on Showtime. As the first British act to ever appear on Def Comedy Jam, this performer promises a gut-splitting good time.

For more information, click here.

3. Jon Lovitz

Where: Helium Comedy Club, 2301 SansomSt.
When: Thursday, August 10th-Saturday, August 12th

Comedic entertainer and SNL alum Jon Lovitz will be doing a multi-night set at the Helium Comedy Club this weekend. Including his comedic career, Lovitz has starred in several films and key productions including A League of Their Own, Coneheads, The Producers, and more.

For more information, click here.

4. Ginuwine

Where: Theater of The Living Arts, 334 South St.
When: Friday, August 11th, 8PM

R&B singer Genuine will be performing an intimate and solo set at the Theater of The Living Arts this Friday night. Owner of eight studio albums, the “So Anxious” singer will be singing some of the past jams that shot him to massive success in the 2000’s. If your a fan of one of the greatest eras in R&B, this show is for you.

For more information, click here.

5. Khalid

Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.
When: Friday, August 11th, 8PM

“Location” singer Khalid will be performing a The Philadelphia Fillmore this Friday night. The tour, supporting his 2017 American Teen album release, will be the first for the BET Best New Artist award winner. This will be a great display of one of the best young talents in alternative soul and R&B music.

For more information, click here.

6. Singin’ In the Rain

Where: Clark Park, 4300 Baltimore Ave.
When: Friday, August 11th, 7PM

Clark Park is continuing its outdoor movie screening throughout the summer. This Friday come to the community park for a free running of the classing Singin’ in the Rain. Before the film, there will be special dance lessons and performances. Afterwards get your blanket ready to watch this iconic musical.

For more information, click here.

7. Spaceballs

Where: The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Friday, August 11th, 9PM

Not to be outdone by Clark Park, The Oval on the Ben Franklin Parkway continues to provide major events throughout the city. Every Thursday the spectacular area has a DJ fueled dance party. Om Fridays The Oval staff projects great films on the outdoor screen. This week a special and free showing of the film Spaceballs will be the main attraction.

For more information, click here.

8. Pictures in the Park

Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.
When: Friday, August 11th, 8:30PM

Dilworth Park also hosts a wide spectrum of events continually through the week. The park framing City Hall’s exterior offers free workouts, wine pairings on Thursday, live music almost daily, and more. This Friday night come out for a free screening of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. This is not a BYOB event but there will be plenty of food for sale at the café.

For more information, click here.

9. Brooklyn Brewery Beer Mansion

Where: The Woodlands Mansion, 4000 Woodland Ave.
When: Friday, August 11th & Saturday, August 12th

Speaking of sipping, the Brooklyn Brewery Beer Mansion is returning to Philadelphia for its 2017 stop this Friday and Saturday. There will be beer themed rooms, several drinking options, live music, and more. Food will be provided by Bar Amis and Revolution Taco. Come out for the games, art, amazing technology displays, and fun activities to liven up your night.

For more information, click here.

10. 2nd Saturday Germantown

Where: Various locations
When: Saturday, August 12th, 12PM-4PM

Historic Germantown provides an engaging event every second Saturday of each month. There’s live music, food trucks, arts and craft markets, tours of historic areas, and more. Come to the area and find great collectibles being peddled or stop by any of the local shops for some awesome deals.

For more information, click here.

11. Jazz on the Ave Music Festival

Where: Broad Street & Cecil Moore Ave.
When: Saturday, August 12th, 12PM-8:30PM

Beech Community Services presents the 11th Annual Jazz on the Ave Music Festival. Philly Soul Stock will be headlining this amazing lineup of talented local artists. Along with music there will be face painting, sculpting, food, craft vendors, wellness areas, rock climbing, and several other activities. This is a free to enter event and pay-as-you-go throughout the streets.

For more information, click here.

12. Philly Mojito March

Where: Various locations
When: Saturday, August 12th, 12PM-10PM

The self-proclaimed “Greatest Mojito Celebration in the World” will be a main event in Philadelphia this Saturday. The drinking and libations festivity will include a crawl of eight local bars offering several mojito options. This will be an alluring way to sip on one of the best drinks the summer and energetically sift through the the city.

For more information, click here.

13. Happy Hour & First Bank Tour

Where: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St.
When: Saturday, August 12th, 5PM-7PM

The Museum of the American Revolution has partnered with the Young Friends of Independence National Historic Park for this food, drink, and historical event. Tickets for the expansive tour of the First Bank of the United States are free. At the museum’s Cross Key Café you will find drink and food specials during these hours as well.

For more information, click here.

14. Trenton Punk Flea Market at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company 

Where: Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company, 909 Ray Ave. Croydon, PA
When: Saturday, August 12th & Sunday, August 13th, 12PM-7PM

The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market returns to the Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company this Saturday and Sunday. There will be over 100 vendors on location with over 175 tables full of records, vintage swag, and amazing keepsakes. There will also be live music, beers on tap, drink specials, and an after party at this event.

For more information, click here.

15. Festival of India

Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd.
When: Saturday, August 12th, 1PM-7 PM

The PECO Multicultural series continues this Saturday with the annual Festival of India event. Come to the Delaware waterfront for this wonderful festival that celebrates a culture rich with beauty and a tradition. There will be authentic Indian dance, ethnic cuisine, vendors, live music, performers, and more at this free event.

For more information, click here.

16. Chris Stapleton

Where: BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd. Camden, NJ
When: Saturday, August 12th, 7PM

Along the Camden waterfront is the BB&T Pavilion, which is one of the best outdoor concert venues in the area. This Saturday Chris Stapleton will be bringing his All American Roadshow Road Show Tour to the area to sing hits from his 2017 release From A Room: Volume 1. The country music star will surely ramp up and move the amphitheater full of his insatiable fans.

For more information, click here.

17. Philly S.E.E.D. Festival

Where: SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave.
When: Sunday, August 13th, 3PM-6PM

The 2017 Philadelphia S.E.E.D. Festival is this Sunday. Come to SugarHouse Casino of for this vegan and vegetarian food and drink festival. From sustainable beer to great culinary works, this gathering will have some of he best plant-based and alternative treats around town.

For more information, click here.

18. Chestnut Hill Restaurant Week

Where: Various locations
When: Sunday, August 13th-Friday, August 18th

The 2017 Chestnut Hill Restaurant Week begins this Sunday and runs through the end of next week. There will be $15 lunches and $30 dinners at several eateries in the Chestnut Hill area. Choose from several drink and food specials during this amazing week which will show off a treasured area of the city.

For more information, click here.


You can follow Candis McLean on Twitter (@CandisRMcLean) and e-mail her at [email protected]. Follow Philly Influencer on Twitter (@PHL_Influencer), Facebook and Instagram.

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