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July 27, 2012

Weekend Picks: Free Orchestra Concert At Penn’s Landing, Inaugural “Friday Night Lights” Fireworks Display, Huge Brewerytown Food Truck Roundup, Shakespeare In The Park, Moonlit Movies, Olympics Opening Ceremonies And More

Summer in the City is the name of the game this weekend and we've got you covered... from free mini-golf and Shakespeare in the Park in University City to a free Philadelphia Orchestra Concert and a free fireworks display at Penn's Landing, there is A LOT to do this weekend. (Photo courtesy University City District)

It’s the last weekend in July so we advise you to be sure to take advantage of summer while you still can. And there are plenty of ways to enjoy Summer in the City this weekend including a giant Food Truck Roundup in Brewerytown, a free Philadelphia Orchestra concert at Penn’s Landing… followed by a free fireworks display, Shakespeare in the Park, the 40th Street Summer Series, the opening ceremonies for the 2012 London Olympic Games moonlit-style in Mt. Airy, the Vendy’s… and, well, a lot.

Check out our weekend guide below and be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates all weekend long.

Friday, July 27

Friday Night Lights – Fireworks At Penn’s Landing + The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Neighborhood Concert

*Opening Ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympic Games*

- Opening Ceremonies alfresco at the Mt. Airy Moonlit Movie Series

- Roundup: Our Top Picks For Olympic Specials And Where To Watch The London Games In Philadelphia

- Uwishunu’s Guide To Being British In Philadelphia

Philly MFA Pop-Up in Brewerytown

FDR Park Summer Concert Series

Shakespeare in Clark Park (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Christmas in July Festivus! at North Bowl

Avalon Pasta Bistro Blues Party with Free Sangria

The Roots Mural Project: Fourth Friday, Amber Art Design featuring Tatyana Fazlalizadeh

July’s Tertulia: A Tribute to Colombia

Morris Arboretum’s Friday Night Outdoor Summer Concert Series

Roundup: Top Picks For Fresh Summertime Happy Hours In Philadelphia

Paper Play exhibition at the Asian Arts Initiative

Friday Night Fireworks in New Hope and Lambertville

Bistrot La Minette Movie Under the Stars

Moonlight Movies In Mt. Airy

Saturday, July 28

Roundup: Top Picks For Late-Night Deals For Good Eats And Drinks At Philadelphia Restaurants

University City District’s 40th Street Summer Series featuring Sun Ra Arkestra

The 5th Annual ART/GAGE Festival at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

The Kenzinger Clambake at Johnny Brenda’s

Pop-Up Shop & Artist Showcase in Rittenhouse Square (Fri, Sat)

2012 Philly Vendy Awards

Midnight Movies on South Street at the TLA

“Let’s Ride! Philly” Motorcycle Rally

The Roots 101 Series: How We Got Over: The Power of Collaboration

Retrograde Presents: Swingtime Sirens at Headhouse Square

Free admission to the National Constitution Center (for everyone!) in honor of the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

More Weekend Picks, below.

Act II Playhouse’s Free Range Thinking (Fri, Sat, Sun)

“Maurice Sendak and Stephen Colbert: Interviews, Objects…and Poles!” (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Free mini golf at the Porch at 30th Street (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Get Federal Donuts at Morgan’s Pier! (Sat, Sun)

Champagne Saturdays at Arcadia’s Rittenhouse Location

Light Installations by Bruce Munro at Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Bring-Your-Own-Dog Brunch at Square 1682

Race Street Pier Summer Film Series

Paddle Penn’s Landing (Sat, Sun)

Sunday, July 29

Kembrel’s Fourth Philly Designer Showcase

Sigur Ros at the awesome Skyline Stage at the Mann Center

Seventh Annual Car Show And Street Festival on East Passyunk

The Illadelph Legends Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Union Hispanic Heritage Celebration

Arcadia Boutique’s Annual Summer Clearance Sale (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Offering Of The Angels: Treasures From The Uffizi at the Michener Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The First Annual Northern Liberties Christmas In July (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!

Ambler Restaurant Week 2012 (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!

Neon Art: Folk, Found and Fine at the Philadelphia Center for Architecture (Fri, Sat, Sun)

New Rita’s exhibit and flavor at the Please Touch Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Craft Spoken Here at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Glowgolf at King of Prussia Mall (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Bike Rentals in Fairmount Park are open

Prom: Photographs by Mary Ellen Mark at the Perelman Building (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Maya.2012: Lords of Time at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

“Run! The Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre” at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

On My Honor: 100 Years of Girl Scouting at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Gauguin, Cézanne, Matisse: Visions of Arcadia at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

To Bigotry No Sanction: George Washington & Religious Freedom at the National Museum of American Jewish History (Fri, Sat, Sun)

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