Weekend Picks: Get Outside! Make Music Philly Celebrates World Music Day, Manayunk Arts Festival, Free Outdoor Movie Screenings, Alfresco Markets And More

Enjoy the first weekend of summer in Philadelphia by taking advantage of outstanding outdoor happenings like live music, alfresco arts, patio dining, flea markets and more. (Photo by M. Edlow for GPTMC)

We only have one thing to say about this weekend: Go outside!

Today is the first day of summer and the weekend forecast appears to be right in line with the calendar, offering up serious sunshine and balmy temperatures today, tomorrow and Sunday.

Lucky us — Philadelphia rings in the first official weekend of the summer with happenings aplenty, from the inaugural local celebration of World Music Day today to Awesome Fest’s free movies tonight and tomorrow and the Manayunk Arts Festival through Sunday.

It’s a jam-packed weekend befitting the warmer temps, so get there and enjoy the city from tonight right on through Sunday.

Check out our picks for this weekend, below:

Friday, June 21

Top Pick: Uwishunu’s Guide to Summer

Top Pick: Make Music Philly

Top Pick: The Awesome Fest presents The Princess Bride at Liberty Lands

Cirque du SoleilClosing Weekend!

Go Skate Day At Paine’s Park

City Hall Presents Norwegian Arms for Make Music Philly

Sittin’ In featuring Rich Medina’s Jump ‘n’ Funk at the Kimmel Center for Make Music Philly

Phillies versus Mets at Citizen Bank Park (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Moonlight Movies And Dining Under The Stars in Mt. Airy

The Rolling Stones at Wells Fargo Center

The Barnes Foundation’s After Work Jam

The Trestle Inn’s Friday Nite Backyard BBQ

Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Fete De La Musique at the Sofitel

Heart & Soul: The University City Public Piano Project (Fri, Sat, Sun) Now Extended!

Venus in Fur at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

A Little Night Music at the Arden Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Saturday, June 22

Top Pick: Manayunk Arts Festival (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Hidden City Festival

Family Weekend 2013: Pets in Prison at Eastern State Penitentiary (Sat, Sun)

3rd Ward Philadelphia Summer BBQ

Cabaret Fundraiser for Walking Fish Theatre

Midsommarfest at American Swedish Historical Museum

Foraging Field Trip With Tama Matsuoka Wong At Terrain

Raspberry Festival at Linvilla Orchards

International Organ Competition at Longwood Gardens (Sat, Sun)

Music Atop the Crypts at Laurel Hill Cemetary

The Awesome Fest presents Child’s Play at Parx Casino

PHAIR Open-Air Market

South 2nd Street Vintage Flea Market

Many more picks, below.

Cloth Boutique Grand Opening on East Passyunk Avenue

Preservation Alliance Architectural Walking Tours (Sat, Sun)

Ars Nova Workshop presents Christian Wallumrød Ensemble at the Philadelphia Art Alliance

Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture on the Wall at the Barnes Foundation (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Glow: Living Lights at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Sunday, June 23

Top Pick: Brooklyn Flea Philly

Top Pick: Our Top Picks for Brunch in Philadelphia

Invisible River Aerial Dance Performance

Yoga On The Race Street Pier

Party in the Park Gala with Mandy Patinkin at the Mann Center

Walnut Street Theatre’s Grease (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The 1968 Exhibit at the National Constitution Center

Portrait Stories at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

5 Into 1 at The Galleries at Moore

Come See About Me at the African American Museum of Philadelphia (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Serpentine at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Philadelphia Photo Arts Center’s Annual Contemporary Photography Competition And Exhibition

Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster at the Penn Museum

The Art of Golf at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

CandyCoated Wonderland at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)


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