July 19, 2013
Weekend Picks: Stay Cool With Beer Gardens At The Oval And On The Waterfront, A Hot Dog Cook-Off On South Street, Summer Ale Festival At The Zoo, The Lancaster Avenue Jazz And Arts Festival And More
Happy Friday, Philadelphia!
Though the dog days of summer are in full swing, the warmest summer temperatures of the season aren’t dampening this city’s summer-loving spirit.
This weekend, take full advantage of the ever-full calendar of events set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Start at The Oval, the new pop-up park on the Parkway, tonight with a beer garden, free concert and free movie, and keep the fun going through Sunday, when QFest closes with a bang.
With happenings both indoors and out, there’s plenty to keep you cool and occupied in Philadelphia. For a complete snapshot of summer fun, check out the Uwishunu Summer Guide for ways to spend the season in the city.
Read on for our picks for the weekend, below.
Friday, July 19
Top Pick: Our Guide to The Oval (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: University City Dining Days (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Snowy Day and the Art of Ezra Jack Keats at the National Museum of American Jewish History (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Opening Day!
Summer Flings at Act II Playhouse (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Glow: Living Lights at the Academy of Natural Science (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Wicked at the Academy of Music (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Art Splash at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Saturday, July 20
Top Pick: Lancaster Avenue Jazz and Arts Festival
Top Pick: Dog Days of Summer Hot Dog Cook-off
Free Mini-Golf at The Porch (Fri, Sat, Sun)
More picks for the weekend, below.
Imaginings of Nature at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Turning Points at the Mercer Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, July 21
Top Pick: The QFest’s Closing Party
Ellsworth Kelly: Sculpture on the Wall at The Barnes Foundation (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Summer Show Off Exhibit at the Mt. Airy Art Garage (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The 1968 Exhibit at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Mighty Mike at the Adventure Aquarium (Fri, Sat, Sun)
CandyCoated Wonderland at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)