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June 17, 2011

Weekend Picks: Mummies of the World Opens At The Franklin Institute, West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Fest, First-Ever Sustainable Saturdays, Summer Solstice At The Kimmel Center And More

Another awesome summer weekend in the works: Mummies opens at the Franklin Institute, Clark Park reopens with a giant flea market and farmers' market, West Oak Lane Jazz & Arts Fest and so much more. (Clockwise from top: courtesy Franklin Institute; by R. Kennedy for GPTMC; courtesy West Oak Lane)

Recent heat wave aside, it’s still not officially summer: but the Kimmel Center helps usher it in with the annual Summer Solstice this Saturday, June 18 with 14 hours of food, fashion, and performances by 40+ artists.

Other festivals this weekend include Midsommarfest at the American Swedish Historical Museum, Portugese Cultural Festival, West Oak Lane Jazz And Arts Festival and more.

Of course, it’s Father’s Day as well: we’ve got you covered on options aplenty for how to celebrate the big guy.

The rest of what’s going on this weekend, below:

Friday, June 17

West Oak Lane Jazz And Arts Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Cabaret of the Exiled

Wilma and Tria reception and performance

Friday Night Lights

Fridays in Fairmount

Martinis On The Portico at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Meet the Cheesemakers + Beer and Cheese Tasting

Miss Saigon at the Walnut Street Theatre

Saturday, June 18

14-Hour Summer Solstice Celebration at the Kimmel Center

Clark Park reopens: farmers’ market, flea market and more

Making it Better: Folk Arts in Pennsylvania Today at the Michener Art Museum

Art Making Machine “Studio Swap Meet”

Seafarin’ Saturday at the Independence Seaport Museum

Wine Safari at the Philadelphia Zoo

Mummies of the World at the Franklin Institute — Opening Day!

University City District Sustainable Saturdays

Mercer Museum’s new 13,000-square-foot wing opens

Midsommarfest at the American Swedish Historical Museum

2011 Juneteenth National Freedom Day Festival

PHLASH Carousel Days

Sunday, June 19

Happy Father’s Day! Check out our guide for ideas on how to celebrate

Portugese Cultural Festival

Romancing the West at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Puppeteer Workshop with the Jim Henson Master Puppeteer at the Philadelphia Zoo

Conshohocken Restaurant Week — Closing Day!

Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America at the National Constitution Center

My Wonderful Day at the Wilma Theater — Closing Day!

In a Daughter’s Eyes at the Adrienne Theater — Closing Day!

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