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July 10, 2014

Tonight Picks: Free Outdoor Movie Screenings, Pairings On The Parkway, Spruce Street Harbor Park, Free Beer And Cheese Happy Hour At Di Bruno Bros., Fairmount French Fling Bar Crawl And More

Every night is a great night to visit Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Delaware River Waterfront.
(Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

Inflatable movie screens pop up all over town this evening as numerous parks across the city play host to free outdoor movie screenings.

The Schuylkill Banks screens Finding Nemo, Clark Park plays The Wizard of Oz as Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of the Moon plays over the speakers and Penn’s Landing hosts The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Sister Cities Park opens up to BYOB beverages, food pairings and live music as it puts on its weekly Pairings on the Parkway event and Di Bruno Bros. at Franklin Market serves up free beer and cheese for its free Thursday night happy hour.

It’s also an ideal night to check out the new Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Delaware River Waterfront, an oasis for summertime activity and fun times to boot.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Free Screening of Finding Nemo at the Schuylkill Banks: Finding Nemo fills the screen at the Schuylkill Banks’ outdoor movie night at the Walnut Street bridge. Admission to all outdoor film screenings at the Schuylkill Banks are completely free. Look forward to free snacks (including Shake Shack custard!), drinks and a free raffle tonight, too.

When: Thursday, July 10, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Schuylkill Banks at the Walnut Street Bridge
Cost: Free

Free Screening of The Wizard of Oz at Clark Park: In celebration of the 75th-anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, The Awesome Fest teams up with 102.9 WMGK to screen the film as Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of the Moon plays over the speakers. The screening is slated to begin at 9 p.m. at Clark Park.

When: Thursday, July 10, 9 p.m.
Where: Clark Park, 4398 Chester Avenue
Cost: Free

Free Screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire at Penn’s Landing: Screenings Under the Stars return with free movie screenings all summer long. Tonight, catch a screening of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on the outdoor movie screen. The film is slated to begin at dusk, which is roughly 8:30 p.m.

When: Thursday, July 10, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Penn’s Landing, 101 Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Free

Pairings on the Parkway at Sister Cities Park: Tonight, bring a bottle of wine or a six-pack of beer and enjoy the great green space at Sister Cities Park as the park hosts its weekly Pairings on the Parkway event. Pair your drinks with hot dogs, burgers and other goodies from Logan Square Cafe. Also enjoy a live performance from Birds Over Arkansas. Pairings on the Parkway runs from 5 to 8 p.m. this evening.

When: Thursday, July 10, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay as you go

Free Beer and Cheese Happy Hour at Di Bruno Bros. Franklin Market: Sip free brews from Duclaw Brewing Company while noshing on complementary cheese as Di Bruno Bros. Franklin Market hosts its weekly free beer and cheese happy hour, tonight from 5 to 7 p.m.

When: Thursday, July 10, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Di Bruno Bros. Franklin Market, 9th and Sansom Streets
Cost: Free

Fairmount French Fling Bar Crawl: Raise a glass to the French as the Fairmount French Fling Bar Crawl takes over eight bars throughout the Fairmount neighborhood. Presented by Kronenbourg 1664, a French beer, the bar crawl offers revelers with $3 Kronenbourg beer specials and food deals at participating bars — which include The Belgian Cafe, London Grill, La Calaca Feliz, Fare and Bishop’s Collar. The bar crawl begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, July 10. There’s no fee to participate.

When: Thursday, July 10, 6 p.m.
Where: Participating Bars
Cost: Pay as you go

Spruce Street Harbor Park: Take a load off at Spruce Street Harbor Park, an awesome pop-up park and awesome addition to the Delaware River Waterfront. Have dinner and drinks at The Blue Anchor, a floating restaurant and bar and enjoy a variety of on-site activities including backyard games, hammocks and more.

When: Thursday, July 10
Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park, 401 S. Columbus Boulevard at Spruce Street
Cost: Pay as you go

More picks, below.

Daiquiri Party at 10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton: 10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton raises a fruity cocktail to summer as it hosts a Daiquiri Party, complete with favorite daiquiri recipes from its resorts across the globe, and a brand-new cocktail for the bar, the Philadaiquiri, a summer-only cocktail. The party runs from 5 to 7 p.m. when all daiquiris will be available for $10 a glass.

When: Thursday, July 10, 5-7 p.m.
Where: 10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avenue of the Arts
Cost: Pay as you go

The Planet is Doomed: A Sun Ra Celebration at the Penn Museum: Tonight, poetry, futuristic sounds, archival films and an Afro-Futurist dance party come together at the Penn Museum as it teams up with the Galleries at Moore and Ars Nova Workshop for The Planet is Doomed: A Sun Ra Celebration. From 7 to 10 p.m., take part in the totally free event while celebrating the 100th anniversary of Sun Ra’s arrival on Earth.

When: Thursday, July 10, 7-10 p.m.
Where: Penn Mueum, 3260 South Street
Cost: Free

Twelfth Night at Shakespeare Park: In celebration of the ongoing Year of the Bard festivities, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company team up to present a free outdoor performance of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Located in Shakespeare Park, across from the Parkway Central Library, guests are encouraged to bring snacks and their own seating for the fee show. In the case of rain, the show will take place in the Parkway Central lobby.

When: Thursday, July 10, 7 p.m.
Where: Shakespeare Park, 1901 Vine Street
Cost: Free

Pilsner Urquell Tasting at Silk City: Tonight, Pilsner Urquell’s Beer Master, Robert Lobovsky, makes his way to Silk City for a tasting from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Sip and learn about three unfiltered, unpasteurized pours — Na Dvakrát, Hladinka and Mlíko.

When: Thursday, July 10, 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street
Cost: $6 per pour; $15 for all three pours

Night Skies in the Observatory at The Franklin Institute: Explore the night sky as The Franklin Institute hosts Night Skies in the Observatory. For $5 per person (and no cost for museum members), hear from professionals about a space science topic, take a look at the celestial objects in the night sky and more. The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m.

When: Thursday, July 10, 7-10 p.m.
Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost: $5 for non-members, free for members

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