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What’s happening in Philly this weekend: September 7-9

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 at [email protected].

This week’s best Sips & Eats!

Events Running Through the Weekend

1. Fringe Festival

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Where: Various locations
When: Runs through Sunday, September 23rd

For almost the entire month of September, FringeArts’ Fringe Festival will be one of the main cultural and artistic events in the city each week. There will be dramatic preferences, discussions, dance displays, cabarets, musicals, sketches, comedic productions, and more.

For more information, click here.

2. BMW Championship

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Where: Aronimink Golf Club, 3600 Saint Davids Road, Newtown Square 
When: Runs through Sunday, September 9th

There’s a $9 million purse on the line at this week’s BMW Championship in Newton Square. 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and several other golf titans will be on display at Aronimink Golf Club. This will be one of the premier events in the region this week. 

For more information, click here.

3. Holiday Inn

Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.
When: Runs through Sunday, October 21st

The Walnut Street Theatre will be performing Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn on several occasions through next month. The celebrated musical features several of Berlin’s hits including “Blue Skies”, “Easter Parade”, “White Christmas”, “Steppin’ Out With My Baby”, “Heat Wave”, and “Cheek to Cheek. Don’t hesitate to come out for productions featuring talented and skilled acts.

For more information, click here.

4. First Friday! Brazilian Day

Where: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Friday, September 7th, 6PM-9PM

The Barnes Foundation’s First Friday soiree series continues this week. The jamborees always have great live music, cocktails, gallery access, and more. This Friday night is a Brazilain Day celebration. Cleonice and Nildinha Fonseca and José Zé Ricardo Sousa will be putting Afro-Brazillian culture on full display. Dance such as orixás, Samba de Roda, and capoeira will wow the spectators at the enjoy this night of culturally infused celebration.

For more information, click here.

5. Old City First Fridays

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Where: Various locations
When: Friday, September 7th, 5PM-8PM

It’s the First Friday of the month which means many of the eateries, bars, shops, galleries, and studios in Old City will be opening their doors for the area’s monthly celebrations. The activities include cruises, art exhibitions, clay workshops, a diverse range of studio access,  and much more. The weekend will also include Elfreth’s alley free Sip & Stroll History event.

For more information, click here.

6. Frankford Ave First Fridays

Where: Various locations
When: Friday, September 7tth

Old City isn’t the only neighborhood celebrating the first Friday of the month. Fishtown will be brimming with art, culture, food, and more. September First Friday! will feature special Happy Hours, a live performance by Chill Moody, calligraphy classes, meditation groups, tango classes, DJ parties, and several other activities.

For more information, click here.

7. First Friday Salsa Night

Where: The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N 2nd St.
When: Friday, September 7th, 7PM-8PM

This Friday night, come out to The Schmidt’s Commons for First Friday Salsa. The open-air piazza apace will be filled with instructors giving free salsa lessons. After the workshop is over the area will turn into a full-on dance party with live music, entertainment, and more.

For more information, click here.

8. Havana Nights

Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Music & Food

Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.
When: Friday, September 7th, 8PM

World Cafe Live’s monthly Havana Nights celebration takes place this Friday night. The musical treasure will have cultural food and a live band at this event. Come to this free celebration and listen to Conjunto Philadelphia add some flare and excitement to your Friday night.

For more information, click here.

9. Jamie Kennedy

Where: Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel At.
When: Friday, September 7th and Saturday, September 8th

Actor, producer, and comedian Jamie Kennedy will be doing a two-night stint at Punch Line Philly this weekend. The former The Jamie Kennedy Experiment creator and actor will be bringing his signature brand of wild comedy to the city. This offer to spend your weekend in laughter is not a bad one.

For more information, click here.

10. Pumpkinland

Where: Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd. Media, PA
When: Runs through Sunday, November 4th

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.

For more information, click here.

11. Doylestown Arts Festival

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Where: Doylestown, PA
When: Saturday, September 8th & Sunday, September 9th, 10AM-5PM

The 2018 Doylestown Arts Festival will be this Saturday and Sunday. There will be 160 juried artists, live music, DJs, food trucks, 5 music stages, and several other activities. Here you’ll be able to peruse the lineup of metal workers, printmakers, crafters, glassblowers, and others as they show off their amazing talents. This community spectacle is a great place to find one-0f-a kind treasures.

For more information, click here.

12. Campus Philly CollegeFest

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Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.
When: Saturday, September 8th, 10AM-3PM

Don’t let the 10 a.m. start time scare you away, this college-themed event will be going full throttle into the afternoon. College students simply have to show their I.D. to gain free access to countless museums and institutions in the city. The Philly PHLASH downtown loop will also be available to take students to various locations. There will be lawn games, prizes, giveaways, music, vendors, and more.

For more information, click here.

13. Distrito Street Festival

Where: Distrito, 3945 Chestnut St.
When: Saturday, September 8th, 11:30AM- 7PM

This Saturday Distrito will be celebrating their 10 year anniversary. The University City location will be throwing a blowout fiesta all day long. There will be face painting, raffles, a photo booth, and prizes. The street festival will feature all the great Distrito food and drinks that you love. Children under 10 years old get in for free.

For more information, click here.

14. Philadelphia Pizza Festival 

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Where: Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way
When: Saturday, September 8th, 1PM-7PM

The 2018 Philadelphia PizzaFestival will feature over 200 different varieties of pizza. Come to Citizens Bank Park and be surrounded by the aroma of one of the most delicious inventions of all time. The festival will include a pizza eating contest, prizes games, and a craft beer and wine garden. You’ll also be able to walk the Phillies’ bases at this event.

For more information, click here.

15. Temple vs. Buffalo

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Where: Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
When: Saturday, September 8th, 3:30PM

The Eagles home opener isn’t the only football in town this weekend. In the same stadium, the Temple Owls will look to bounce back from their 2 point loss to regional rival Villanova. They’ll be taking on Buffalo University this Saturday afternoon.

For more information, click here.

16. N2N Festival

Where: 50th & Baltimore Ave.
When: Saturday, September 8th, 12PM-8PM

Each year the community N2N Festival brings several neighborhoods together to celebrate music, culture, and the arts. This year the event will be doing a Tribute to the Queen of Soul, Ms. Aretha FranklinLive music performers will take the stage at 1 pm. The lineup includes Kathy Sledge, Jean Carne, Kelly Price, Kindred the Family Soul, Keke Wyatt, and Monica. This is a free event.

For more information, click here.

17. Goose Island Beer Co’s 215 Block Party

Where: Electric Factory, 421 N 7th St.
When: Saturday, September 8th, 5PM

Goose Island Beer Co. will be bringing their massive and blowout block party to the City of Philadelphia this Saturday. The legendary brewery recently opened a Fishtown location this year. In celebration of the Philly Brewhouse, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Twin Peaks, and Joey Purp will be performing live on the Electric Factory outdoor stage. There will be more than 20 Goose Island beers available at this music fest for $3 each as well as food trucks with food from both Chicago and Philly.

For more information, click here.

18. The Philadelphia Orchestra

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Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
When: Saturday, September 8th, 8PM

The world-renowned Philadelphia Orchestra will be putting on a free concert this Saturday night. The Neighborhood Concert series will feature many great classical and operatic pieces including Wagner – “The Ride of the Valkyries,” from Die Walkure, Bizet – Excerpts from Carmen, and several others. Bring the entire family out for a night of phenomenal musicianship.

For more information, click here.

19. Greenfest

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Where: Bainbridge Street, between 3rd and 5th Street
When: Sunday, September 9th, 10AM-4PM

Since 2006 this event has been a highlight of Philadelphia. There will be over 100 vendors and exhibitors at this green-themed marketplace. The festival will offer up tons of ideas to live a free, healthier, and balanced lifestyle. There will be discussions, demonstrations, and plenty of activities at this free-to-enter wellness event.

For more information, click here.

20. Brazilian Day

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Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
When: Sunday, September 9th, 1PM-7PM

The Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing will be buzzing with this fantastic cultural event this Sunday. PECO Multicultural Series will be hosting Brazilian Day, a wonderful soiree promoting the greatness of a rich and storied people. There will be traditional music, dancing, performances, workshops, and more.

For more information, click here.

21. Sugarland

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Where: The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave
When: Sunday, September 9th, 7PM

The Sunday The Mann Center Sugarland’s Still The Same Tour will be front and center. The famous country du, comprised of Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush, are celebrating their sixth project together  Bigger. This will be a great night for country music fans in a tremendous local amphitheater.

For more information, click here.


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