Tonight Picks: Night Market In Roxborough, Movie Night At Reading Terminal And More

Take full advantage of the springtime weather with outdoor festivals, a movie night, live music and more.

The weather seems to be cooperating (yes!) for all of the outdoor activities that are happening in the city over the next part of the day.

Night Market returns for its 2016 season with a bigger-than-ever festival in Roxborough — think more than 80 food trucks, plenty of drink vendors, live music, a kid’s zone and even a yoga class. Night Market runs from 6 to 10 p.m. tonight on Ridge Avenue.

In Center City, Pairings on the Parkway, a BYOB alfresco picnic and music event, kicks off at Sister Cities Park for the warm weather season. The free event, with pay as you go food, starts at 5 p.m. tonight. Happy hour, anyone?

Reading Terminal Market is home to a free movie night tonight at 7 p.m. The attraction will host a screening of Burnt along with pre-show happy hour at Molly Malloy’s and a number of dinner options at market vendors.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Night Market Philadelphia — Roxborough

Night Market Philadelphia heads to Roxborough this month. The street-side, seasonal celebration of food, music and community attracts thousands of visitors from around the region and features dozens of the city’s best food trucks and neighborhood restaurants. Enjoy an evening of food, drinks and community spirit during an alfresco experience in the city.

Night Market Philadelphia — Roxborough

When:Thursday, May 12, 6-10 p.m.
Where:Ridge Avenue and Green Lane
Cost:Free admission

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Movies at the Market: Burnt

This Thursday night, Reading Terminal Market screens one last film for its Movies at the Market series. This week, catch a screening of Burnt and pre-show happy hour at Molly Malloy’s. Admission to the film is free, but food and drinks are available on a pay as you go basis.

Movies at the Market: Burnt

When:Thursday, May 12, 7 p.m.
Where:Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th Street
Cost:Free

www.readingterminalmarket.org

Pairings on the Parkway

Photo courtesy Sister Cities Park

Tonight, a favorite warm weather event returns for the season — Pairings on the Parkway returns to Sister Cities Park starting this Thursday. Guests are encouraged to bring a bottle of their favorite wine, or a six-pack of their favorite beer, and stretch out on the grass while grooving to a rotating roster of live music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from the on-site café. And yes, admission is free!

Pairings on the Parkway

When:Starts Thursday, May 12, 5-8 p.m.
Where:Sister Cities Park, 210 N. 18th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.ccdparks.org

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

The sun shining and free yoga is on at Race Street Pier — yes! Tonight, bring your yoga mat to the Delaware River Waterfront for evening sun salutations at 6 p.m.

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

When:Thursday, May 12, 6 p.m.
Where:Race Street Pier, Race Street & N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

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The Pennsylvania Ballet Presents A Program of Firsts

Tonight at 7:30 p.m., the Pennsylvania Ballet debuts A Program of Firsts at the Academy of Music. Set to a classic score by George Balanchine, the show premieres a work by a renowned local choreographer.

The Pennsylvania Ballet Presents A Program of Firsts

When:Thursday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street, Philadelphia
Cost:$29-$135

www.paballet.org

Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor ParkSpruce Street Harbor Park | Photo by Matt Stanley for DRWC

Spruce Street Harbor Park is open this evening until 11 p.m. with lots of food, drinks (yes, beer!), games, hammocks and more. Enjoy the weather by the waterfront this evening.

Spruce Street Harbor Park

When:Thursday, May 12, until 11 p.m.
Where:Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free admission; Pay as you go fun

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Neighborhood Block Party at ArtBar

ArtBar at the Sonesta Hotel recently underwent a major refresh, and the bar organizers are celebrating the revamp with an indoor neighborhood block party tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. Guests can enjoy happy hour specials, complimentary light bites, music and more.

Neighborhood Block Party at ArtBar

When:Thursday, May 12, 5-7 p.m.
Where:ArtBar at the Sonesta Hotel, 1800 Market Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.sonesta.com

Cirque Du Soleil Presents Ovo

This week, Cirque du Soleil heads to Philadelphia for seven performances of Ovo, a show featuring high-flying humans dressed as insects who stumble upon a mysterious egg. Tickets for the sure-to-be-exciting show start at $31.

Cirque Du Soleil Presents Ovo

When:Thursday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.
Where:The Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad Street
Cost:$31-$164

www.liacourascenter.com

Films with AAMP: Echo Park

Tonight, the African American Museum teams up with Reelblack and ARRAY for a screening of Echo Park, a film about an unexpected love connection in East Los Angeles. Tickets are required for entry.

Films with AAMP: Echo Park

When:Thursday, May 12, 7 p.m.
Where:The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street
Cost:$13 for general admission, $10 for students and senior citizens, $7 for AAMP members

www.aampmuseum.org

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

Chinese Lantern FestivalPhoto by J. Fusco for Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

It's a great night to check out the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square — the weather is nice for the show of major illumination in the square. Check out more than 25 brightly lit lanterns, themed performances, food, drinks and more.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

When:Thursday, May 12, until 11 p.m.
Where:Franklin Square, 200 6th Street
Cost:Before 5 p.m., Free; After 6 p.m., $17 adults, $12 youth (17 and under), $15 senior/military

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