Menu Close

What’s happening in Philly this weekend: May 17-19

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! 

1. Phillies Weekend 

Image result for Phillies

Where: Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Park Way
When: Friday, May 17th-Sunday, May 19th

The Philadelphia Phillies will be taking on the Colorado Rockies this weekend in a three-game series. This Friday there will be an auction for player-signed items that will benefit Phans Feeding Families. This Saturday is Bud & Burgers night and children under 14 will be able to get a Phillies-themed arm sleeve while supplies last this Sunday.

For more information, click here.

2. Photo Pop Philly at The Bourse

Image result for photo pop philly the bourse

Where: The Bourse, 111 S. Independence Mall East 
When: Runs through Sunday, July 7th

Photo Pop Philly is an amazing and interactive pop-up in which guests can walk through five distinct rooms fill with artistic displays. The curated exhibition is filled with many local artists, has selfie-worthy highlights, murals, and plenty of spots for you to take photos at.

For more information, click here.

3. Big Apple Circus

Image result for Big Apple Circus

Where: Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave. Oaks, PA
When: Runs through Sunday, June 16th

A feat of acrobatics and skill will be coming to the Philadelphia region through the month of June. The Big Apple Circus will be at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center bringing the cheers and feats of the circus world to your doorstep. There will be live animals, sky-high daredevils, high wires, and so many more entertaining options for the entire family.

For more information, click here.

4. Legally Blonde at Walnut Street Theatre

Image result for Legally Blonde at Walnut Street Theatre

Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.
When: Runs through Sunday, July 14th

Whether it’s spotlighted in Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” video or the bend and snap is brought up at summer BBQs, the immersion Legally Blonde into pop culture history is cemented. For the next two month, the musical will be at Walnut Street Theatre. Come see these phenomenal performers bring this Harvard-bound story to life.

For more information, click here.

5. Moore’s S/S 2019 Student Fashion Show

Where: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Friday, May 17th, 8PM

This Friday night is Moore’s S/S ’19 Fashion Show. Presented by Century 21 Stores, this event will showcase the beautiful collections from Moore Senior fashion designers. Don’t miss your opportunity to get a look at these phenomenal one-of-a-kind garments from these up-and-coming talents.

For more information, click here.

6. Godfrey 


Where: Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.
When: Runs through Sunday, May 19th

Comedian, actor, and entertainer Godfrey will be at Punch Line Philly this weekend. Godfrey recently has a one-hour special on Comedy Central titled  “Godfrey: Black By Accident.” Come see this talented, seasoned standup act, and surging comedian at several shows over the next few days.

For more information, click here.

7. Margaret Cho 

Related image

Where: Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St.
When: Runs through Saturday, May 18th

If you’re looking or more laughs this weekend, come to Helium Comedy Club. American stand-up comedian, actress, fashion designer, author, and singer-songwriter Margaret Cho will be performing multi-night sets at this beloved laugh house.

For more information, click here.

8. Philadelphia Black History Walking Tour 

Image result for The Black Journey: African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Where: Independence Visitor Center, 599 Market St.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday through the summer

Every Saturday and Sunday this season you can be enriched by The Black Journey: African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia. The 75-minute tour takes you through Philly’s historical black past and how this significant culture played a pivotal role in shaping America’s foundation.

For more information, click here.

9. Cherry Street Pier 

Image result for cherry street pier

Where: Cherry Street Pier, 121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd.
When: Saturday, May 18th, 8 AM-7 PM

Presented by Philadelphia Flea, 75 vendors will be on display at the Indoor Antique & Vintage Market this Saturday. The downtown festivity space will have many vendors peddling paintings, jewelry, antiques, handmade soaps, candles, furnishings, and more.

For more information, click here.

10. Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

Image result for rittenhouse row spring festival

Where: Rittenhouse Row, Walnut St from Broad St. to 18th St.
When: Saturday, May 18th, 12PM-5PM

Presented by Capital One, this rain or shine event will have beauty vendors, food sampling stations, live music, entertainment, family fun areas, cooking demonstrations, arts, and more. All the local shops and eateries will be open for business and will be offering special deals during the event.

For more information, click here.

11. Eagles Autism Challenge 

Image result for eagles autism challenge 2018

Where: Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way

When: Saturday, May 18th, 6AM

The 2nd annual Eagles Autism Challenge is this Saturday. Eagles fans, players, and staff will be pounding the pavement for a fantastic cause. Last year, $2.5 million was raised at the event with 100% of the proceeds going toward autism research. Participants can choose from 15, 30, or 50-mile cycling routes, a 5K run/walk, or the Sensory Walk, all beginning at Lincoln Financial Field and ending on the 50-yard line.  Activities include a Friday Night Kick-Off Party and Saturday Finish Line Celebration on the field.

For more information, click here

12. International Museum Day

Image result for international museum day

Where: Various locations
When: Saturday, May 18th

Free admission to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building, and Rodin Museum will be on the menu this Friday. In celebration of International Museum Day, you can go to these celebrated institutions at a wallet-friendly discount. The day raises awareness for the importance of museums for societal development.

13. South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

Image result for south 9th street italian market festival

Where: South 9th St. from Wharton St. and Fitzwater St.
When: Saturday, May 18th-Sunday, May 19th

The Saturday and Sunday the savory aroma of delicious food will be in wafting through the Italian Market. This South Philadelphia Market will be hosting this rain or shine event. There will be a grease contest, live entertainment, crafts, and plenty of food.

For more information, click here.


Where: BB&T Pavillion, 1 Harbour Blvd. Camden, NJ
When: Saturday, May 18th, 12:30PM

There’s only one place to see rockers Shinedown, Evanescence, The Struts, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, Fozzy, The Glorious Sons, Bad Wolves, Siravo, and more this weekend. BB&T Pavillion will be hosting this year’s radio MMRBQ. This will be a sensational live music event for all rock fans in the area.

For more information, click here.

15. Rhythm and Brews 

No photo description available.

Where: Station Ave. Haddon Heights, NJ
When: Saturday, May 18th, 3PM-9PM

For those of you living across the bridge or who don’t mind crossing it, there’s exciting beer and music festival taking place in Haddon Heights this Saturday. There will be several artisan vendors selling crafts, local craft beers, food trucks, and more. This is booming event is in its third year and is rain or shine.

For more information, click here.

16. Seattle Sounders FC vs. Union

Image result for Philadelphia Union soccer

Where: Talen Energy Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr. Chester, PA
When: Saturday, May 18th, 7:30PM

The Philadelphia Union will be taking on Seattle Sounders FC under the Saturday night lights this weekend. The three loss local team will be looking to notch their eighth win of the season against the Emerald City opponent. Bring your enthusiasm, cheers, and passion to Chester, PA this Saturday.

For more information, click here.

17. Old Dominion 

Image result for Old Dominion

Where: The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.
When: Saturday, May 18th, 6PM

Nashville country music band Old Dominion will be playing at The Mann Center this Saturday night. The Make It Sweet Tour supports their latest release track with the same name. The CMT Awards nominees will be bringing their amazing hits to this outdoor amphitheater.

For more information, click here.

18. Boom 103.9 Presents The Class of 2019

Class Of 2019

Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.
When: Saturday, May 18th, 8PM

Money Bagg Yo, Light Skin Keisha, City Girls, and “Big Ole Freak” hitmaker  Megan Thee Stallion will be rocking the house at The Fillmore Philadelphia stage. THE BOOM 103.9 CLASS Of 2019 features some of the best acts in music and several up-and-coming artists on the scene.

For more information, click here.

19. Lizzo


Where: Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St.
When: Saturday, May 18th, 8PM

Sizzling star and songstress Lizzo will be burning up the Theatre of Living Arts stage this Saturday night. The “Juice” and “Truth Hurts” singer recently released her debut album Cuz I Love You in April. Come see this amazing talent on a beautiful weekend night.

For more information, click here.

20. Spruce Street Harbor Park 

drwc summ2019 sundayswithpopupplay 1920x1080

Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S Christopher Columbus Blvd.
When: Sunday, May 19th, 11:30AM-12:30PM

Bring your family out to Pop Up Play each Sunday at Spruce Street Harbor Park. This interactive playtime will be guiding your kids through the themes of music, art, science, history, physics, and more. There will be plenty of games and smiles at this active event.

For more information, click here.

21. Singing Nina: Festival & Conference


Where: Various locations
When: Sunday, May 19th

The life and music of Nina Simone will be celebrated at the Singing Nina: Festival & Conference this Sunday. The multi-location event will feature panel discussions, a documentary, live entertainment, a garden party, and so much more.

For more information, click here.

22. Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival

Image result for chestnut hill home and garden festival

Where: 8000 to 8600 blocks of Germantown Ave.
When: Sunday, May 19th, 11AM-5PM

Over 150 home & garden vendors will be lining the streets of historic Germantown Avenue this Sunday. There will be terrariums, vegetable plants, hand-made furniture, jewelry, garden sculptures, and more up for sale. There will be countless food and drink vendors on the premises as well.  Bring your kids out for amusement rides, live music, crafts, a rock climbing wall, and more

For more information, click here.

Maps of Events 

You can follow Candis McLean on Twitter (@CandisRMcLean) and e-mail her at [email protected].

Subscribe, rate, and review all Philly Influencer podcasts here. Follow Philly Influencer onTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.