June 1, 2012
Weekend Picks: Get Outside! First Friday, Roots Picnic, Philadelphia International Bike Race, Philly Beer Week Kicks Off And More
Philadelphia rings in the first weekend of June with happenings aplenty, from the epic 2012 Roots Picnic, expanded to two days for the first time, to First Friday across a hefty handful of neighborhoods across the region.
It’s going to be excellent weather for restaurant- and bar-hopping around the city, and luckily a few great new watering holes have opened up to help you do just that.
Plus, be sure to follow uwishunu on Twitter all weekend long to keep up-to-date on everything going down all weekend long. No need for a personal schedule or itinerary; you just need our Twitter feed.
Our top picks for your best weekend, below:
Friday, June 1
Opening Tap on Independence Mall **Philly Beer Week
InterAct Theatre Company’s Etched In Skin On A Sunlit Night — Opening Day!
Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Valanni’s “Gay Beer Week” (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Opening Day! **Philly Beer Week
Arden Theatre’s Robin Hood (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Lantern Theater Company’s The Island (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Saturday, June 2
The 2012 Roots Picnic at Penn’s Landing (Sat, Sun)
Fourth Annual Great Beer Expo at the Navy Yard **Philly Beer Week
Ride The Rails with Boxcar Brewing Company **Philly Beer Week
Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Reasons To Be Pretty (Fri, Sat, Sun)
More Weekend Picks, below.
Maya.2012: Lords of Time at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Act II Playhouse’s My Fair Lady (Fri, Sat, Sun)
PAFA and Dr. Barnes (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Paddle Penn’s Landing (Sat, Sun)
The Walnut Street Theatre’s The Buddy Holly Story (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Craft Spoken Here at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, June 3
116th Annual Devon Horse Show (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
Indoor Italian Street Fair at The Farmers’ Cabinet **Philly Beer Week
Second Annual Big Ass Iron Hill Beer Dinner at Good Dog **Philly Beer Week
Fairmount Restaurant Week — Closing Day!
PA Ballet’s N.Y. Export: Opus Jazz (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
Craft Beer Day on East Passyunk Avenue **Philly Beer Week
Arden Theatre’s Tulipomania (Fri, Sat, Sun)
“Run! The Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre” at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)