Weekend Picks: Visit Philly Beer Garden Series At The Oval, Festivals At Penn’s Landing, Center City Restaurant Week, Outdoor Movie Screenings, Nightscape At Longwood Gardens And More

Happy weekend, Philadelphia!

Tonight from 5 to 8 p.m., the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series jump starts the weekend with happy hour deals at The Oval. Today is also the final day for Center City Restaurant Week, so be sure to get out there and enjoy a $20 three-course lunch or $35 three-course dinner at more than 100 great restaurants in Philly.

Along Penn’s Landing, a number of cultures are celebrates as the PECO Multicultural Series returns on Saturday with the Festival of India and on Sunday with the Caribbean Festival.

Read on for our guide to this weekend.

Friday, August 14

Top Pick: Visit Philly Beer Garden Series at The Oval

Top Pick: Center City Restaurant Week — Closing Day!

Top Pick: Free Screening of Cool Runnings at The Oval

Top Pick: Philadelphia Folk Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Smooth Jazz Summer Nights at Penn’s Landing

Top Pick: Free Iced Coffee From Saxbys Coffee & Visit Philadelphia

Forest-To-Plate Dinner at Awbury Arboretum

The Art of The Brick at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Free Screening of Dethgasm at Liberty Lands Park

Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience at Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat)

Unearthed in the Archives at the Penn Museum

Free Screening of The Princess Bride at Lovett Library Park in Mt. Airy

Free Screening of Ghostbusters at Water Tower Recreation Center

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

Black Masala at Johnny Brenda’s

Teaspoon and Petals Iced Tea Pop-Up at COOK (Fri, Sat)

$10 Admission to the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

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Saturday, August 15

Top Pick: 12 Ways to Beat the Heat in Philadelphia

Top Pick: The Festival of India at Penn’s Landing

Top Pick: Le Bok Fin at Building Bok (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

Top Pick: Splash in the Square and Free Screening of Dolphin Tale at Franklin Square

Hidden River Blues Festival at Venice Island in Manayunk

Art Star Pop Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Free Screening of West Side Story at the Trolley Car Diner in Mt. Airy

More events, below.

GayFest! (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Pilates in the Park at Francisville Recreation Center

Pucker Up Sourfest at Devil’s Den

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans & the Art of Everyday Life at Winterthur (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Genghis Khan: Bring The Legend To Life at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography Of Jacques Lowe at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Crabfest at City Tap House University City

World Helicopter Day at the American Helicopter Museum

Beneath The Surface: Life, Death And Gold In Ancient Panama at the Penn Museum

The Oval
Tonight, the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series kicks off the weekend with deals on craft beer at The Oval.
(Photo by Albert Yee at Visit Philadelphia)

Sunday, August 16

Top Pick: Caribbean Festival at Penn’s Landing

Top Pick: Pay-What-You-Can Yoga at the Schuylkill Banks

Top Pick: Tall Ships Tavern Beer Garden (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Legendary: Inside the House Ballroom Scene at AAMP (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!

Top Pick: 15 Must-Have Frozen Treats In Philly To Savor Before The End Of Summer (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Punk Rock Flea Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Speaking Out For Equality at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

DJ Royale at Morgan’s Pier

Ride Indego (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Craft Beer & Lobster Fest at Doc Magrogan’s

Cars and Cigars in Skippack

Late-Night Happy Hour at North Bowl

SkyBrunch at Top of the Tower

Second Nature at the Philadelphia Zoo (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Our Guide to The Top Beer Gardens in Philadelphia

Traction Company at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Brat BBQ at Prohibition Taproom

Heathers: The Musical at the Prince Theater

Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

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