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!