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What’s happening in Philly this weekend: June 21-23

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. Closing Soon: Black Restaurant Week 

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

The 2nd Annual Philadelphia Black Restaurant Week runs through this Sunday. Several African-American, African, and Caribbean participating restaurants have been serving up flavorful and simmering dishes for two weeks. Don’t miss your chance to reward your palate by participating in this great celebration.

For more information, click here.

2. Phillies Weekend 

Where: Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way 
When: Friday, June 21st-Sunday, June 23rd

The Philadelphia Phillies will be taking on the Florida Marlins this weekend in a three-game series. All you local baseball fans, come out to Citizens Bank Park to cheer the Phillies as they war with this NL East showdown.

For more information, click here.

3. All-American Cookout 

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Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.
When: Runs through Sunday, June 23rd

This Wednesday through Sunday, the All-American Cookout will be outlining City Hall. There will be drinks, tremendous BBQ food, and more. Dilworth Park will be booming with the sounds of live entertainment, DJs, games, and plenty of other activities. This Thursday and Friday, the hours are 5 pm-9 pm The weekend hours for this Center City soiree are 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information, click here.

4. Parks on Tap

Where: Campbell Square, 2535 E. Allegheny Ave.
When: Runs through Sunday, June 23rd

Parks On Tap is at the Campbell Square through the weekend. Come to the lush location for many craft beers on tap,  a fun time with friends, food trucks, hammocks, and more. There will also be a soiree for the park’s 125th birthday this weekend.

For more information, click here.

5. Cirque Du Soleil: Crystal 

Cirque du Soleil Crystal

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Runs through Sunday, June 30th

Prepare yourself for incredible acrobatic feats and soaring heights. Cirque Du Soleil Crystal opens this week and promises to have stunning shows.  There will be spectacular displays of movement, mesmerizing stunts, and so much more at these majestic shows. The contemporary show merges circus feats and ice skating.

For more information, click here.

6. Cats 

Where: Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St.
When: Runs through Sunday, June 30th

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking triumph Cats will be at the Forrest Theatre through next week. Winner of 7 Tony Awards, this hit musical is a generational classic. The beauty of “Memory” and other gems will be filling the halls of the theater.

For more information, click here.

7. Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan, and The Philadelphia Orchestra

(The Philadelphia Orchestra)

Where: The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
When: Runs through Saturday, June 22nd

Speaking of the arts, The Philadelphia Orchestra will be performing Bernstein’s Candide this weekend. Leonard Bernstein’s musical twist on Voltaire’s celebrated work is both beautiful and moving. However, this complex operetta will be getting 90’s twist this weekend.Academy Award-nominees Bradley Cooper and Carey Mulligan will be narrarating this famed production. Come see, “Candide as the bookish nerd, Cunegonde as the ambitious head cheerleader, Paquette as the introverted goth, and Maximilian as the flamboyant drama club president in this zany adapation. The stellar musicianship on the stage and performers are true highlights of the weekend.

For more information, click here.

8. Nature Nights: Firefly Nights


Where: The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Ave.
When: Friday, June 21st, 6PM-9PM

The Woodlands will be celebrating the summer solstice this Friday night with its Firefly Night. There will be performances by renowned BalletX and Tangle Movement Arts. Lil Pop Shop will have treats up for sale. Bring your blanket, picnic basket, and get ready to watch for fireflies.

For more information, click here.

9. Good Good Comedy Theatre Weekend 

Eat Your Beats

Where: Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.
When: Runs through Saturday, June 22nd

Good Good Comedy Theatre always has daily hilarious events. This weekend is no exception. This Friday is Eat Your Beats. Comedians get a chance to win this rap battle and comedy competition mashup. Stop by Saturday for Sensitivity Training, which puts a wacky spin on HR. Dark Tank, a melanin-loving podcast will be on the same night. On the broadcast, guest pitch “solutions to pressing minority issues.”

For more information, click here.

10. Corey Holcomb


Where: Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.
When: Friday, June 21st-Sunday, June 23rd

Corey Holcomb has been featured on The Tonight Show, BET’s “Comic View, MadTV, and more. Holcomb has been a prominent face of comedy over the past few years. If you’re for a fun place to hang with friends, where better than a place that will be filled with laughter?

For more information, click here.

11. Manayunk Arts Festival

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Where: Along Main Street between Shurs Lane and Green Lane
When: Saturday, June 22nd-Sunday, June 23rd

Hundreds of local and nationally known artisans and crafters will descend upon Main Street Manayunk this weekend. The 30th Annual Manayunk Arts Festival will feature jewelry, ceramics, handcrafted pieces, glassworks, and more. This bustling shopping excursion is one of the highlights in Manayunk each year.

For more information, click here.

12. Midsommarfest and JAERV Concert 

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Where: American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave.
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 4PM-7PM

The American Swedish Museum will be hosting Midsommarfest this Saturday afternoon. There will be drinks, live performances, maypole dancing, face painting, and more. Smörgåstårtor (sandwich tortes), Swedish pastries, hot dogs, soft pretzels and more will also be available for sale. Bring your friends and family down for live music and fun.

For more information, click here.

13. Family Pride Day at The Franklin Institute

Family Pride Day

Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 10AM-3PM

The Franklin Institute will be celebrating Pride Month this Saturday with Pride Day. The Benjamin Franklin National Memorial will feature a rainbow-infused light show. Local artist Lauren Cat West and Franklin Institute science interpreter Paul Taylor will also collaborate for an alluring art installation.

For more information, click here.

14. Caribbean Day 

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Where: Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St.
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 10AM- 2PM

The Reading Terminal Market will be hosting a Caribbean Day this Saturday. There will be great culinary samples throughout the day. Stop by the tourist favorited location for live cooking demonstrations and more.

For more information, click here.

15. Juneteenth Parade and Festival

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Where: Saturday, June 22nd, 10AM – 7PM
When: Various locations

This community embracing event will include a massive music festival and a gathering. Aside from Saturday’s Juneteenth parade, there will be a breakfast and music fest afterward. Come and join in the recognition of the passing of the 13th Amendment in this country.

For more information, click here.

16. Summer Solstice at Penn Museum

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Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South St.
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 10AM-8PM

Penn Museum’s series CultureFEST! rolls along this weekend with Summer Solstice Saturday. In celebration of the season switch up, there will be yoga, family-friendly activities, flower crowns, drum circles, and more.

For more information, click here.

17. Summer Ale Festival

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Where: Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave.  
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 7PM-10PM

The Philadelphia Zoo will be the place to be this Saturday as it hosts its annual Summer Ale Festival. VIP access gets you early entry to this specialty brew event. Guests will get a souvenir tasting cup, unlimited beer samplings, complimentary shuttle service. Your ticket also includes admission to the zoo. There will be food trucks on location, live entertainment, and more.

For more information, click here.

18. Molestice

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Where: Race St & Mole St.
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 12PM-8PM

Continuing in the block party theme, the masses will be coming out to Molestice 2018 this Saturday. This free annual block party will have tremendous live music, drinks, and plenty of food trucks. This year’s lineup includes Camp Candle, Great Time, &More (Chill Moody and Donn T), and others

For more information, click here.

19. Inside Out at Columbus Square 

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Where: Columbus Square, 1200 Wharton St. 
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 8PM

Beautiful summer weather and sunshine will always have the city bursting with tremendous outdoor activities. This weekend, come to Columbus Square to see the animated family-favorite Inside Out. This is a free and BYOB (bring your own blanket) event.

For more information, click here.

20. 92.5 XTU Anniversary Show

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Where: BBT & Pavillion, 1 Harbour Blvd. Camden, NJ
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 4PM

Chris Young, Chris Janson, and Dylan Scott will have true music fans raising their red cups at this outdoor amphitheater. Bring all of your energy to the BB&T Pavillion this Saturday. The 92.5 XTU concert will be the best stop for country fans in the region.

For more information, click here.

21. Fitz and The Tantrums 

Radio 104.5 Presents Fitz and the Tantrums

Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 8PM

Indie pop group Fitz and The Tantrums will be playing at The Fillmore Philadelphia this Saturday night. Years after their first studio album, Pickin’ Up the Pieces, received critical acclaim, the group is ready to soar to new heights.

For more information, click here.

22. Father John Misty

Father John Misty

Where: The Met Philadelphia, 858 N. Broad St.
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 7:30PM

Indie rock act Father John Misty will be performing at the newly-renovated Met Philadelphia this Saturday night. The show is sold out on the official site. However, there is verified resale on Ticketmaster, LiveNation, and Stub Hub. Tracks from God’s Favorite Customer and other albums will be thrilling the crowd all night long.

For more information, click here.

23. Dido 

Where: Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.
When: Saturday, June 22nd, 8:30PM

Dido’s signature vocals will be front-and-center at Union Transfer this Saturday night. Along with opening act Jack Savoretti, Grammy-nominee will be featuring some of the best songs that have made her a household name through the years.

For more information, click here.

24. Art Star Pop Up Market

Where: Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.
When: Sunday, June 23rd, 11AM-5PM

Come to the Cherry Street Pier to celebrate and purchase handmade crafts from local artisans. There will be paintings, sculptures, jewelry, drawings, and several other home goods. Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Birdies Biscuits, Hardena, and Cooperage Philly will be on-hand supplying treats.

For more information, click here.

25. Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party 

2019 Summer Block Parties

Where: Xfinity Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave.
When: Sunday, June 23rd, 5PM

This Sunday, Radio 104.5 will be hosting one of its free summer block parties. BB&T Pavilion will be flooded with masses of rock and alternative fans. Catfish and the Bottlemen, Flora Cash, Oliver Tree, and Matt Maeson will be revving up the thunderous crowd with tremendous musical sets.

For more information, click here.

Map of Events

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