Tonight Picks: Night Market In Burholme, Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival And More

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Are you ready for a great Thursday night in Philadelphia?

Night Market Philadelphia kicks off its season tonight in Burholme in Northeast Philadelphia, featuring food trucks, live music, delicious drinks and more. Speaking of drinks, Uptown Beer Garden is back in action starting tonight in Center City.

Elsewhere, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts kicks off its annual student exhibition with a preview party, and the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival continues glowing bright during its first week at Franklin Square.

Our top picks for Thursday, below.

Night Market Philadelphia: Burholme

Crowds at Night MarketPhoto by D. Tavani for The Food Trust

Food trucks, vendors and more await as Night Market Philadelphia's season opens in the Northeast at Burholme. More than 60 street food and drink vendors set up shop at Cottman and Rising Sun avenues alongside live music and live performances.

Night Market Philadelphia: Burholme

When:Thursday, May 11, 6-10 p.m.
Where:Intersection of Cottman and Rising Sun avenues
Cost:Pay as you go

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Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

Chinese dragon at the Philadelphia Chinese Lantern FestivalPhoto by J. Fusco for Tianyu

The Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival at Franklin Square in Philadelphia's Historic District is in full swing with handmade lanterns (including a 200-foot-long Chinese dragon!), live shows, themed food and drink and other fun surprises.

Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival in Franklin Square

When:Thursday, May 11
Where:Franklin Square, 200 6th Street, Philadelphia
Cost:Before 5 p.m., free; After 6 p.m., $17, adults; $15, seniors and military personnel; $12, youth

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Visit Philly Social Media Meet-Up at the Philadelphia Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo's Watering Hole beer garden is open during special hours for this free event sponsored by VISIT PHILADELPHIA. Enjoy a drink and take a walk on the wild side at Philadelphia's beautiful animal kingdom.

Visit Philly Social Media Meet-Up at the Philadelphia Zoo

When:Thursday, May 11, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue
Cost:Free

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Grand Opening of Uptown Beer Garden

Looking for some refreshing fun? The popular Uptown Beer Garden opens for the season tonight with happy hour specials ($5 cocktails, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers) and more.

Grand Opening of Uptown Beer Garden

When:Thursday, May 11, 5-7 p.m.
Where:Uptown Beer Garden, 1735 Market Street
Cost:Pay as you go

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Movie Night at The Schmidt’s Commons: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Cult classic Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is the featured film at tonight's Movie Night at The Schmidt's Commons. Food and drink specials are available.

Movie Night at The Schmidt’s Commons: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

When:Thursday, May 11, 7-9 p.m.
Where:The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street
Cost:Free

www.theschmidtscommons.com

116th Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

PAFAPhoto By B. Krist For Visit Philadelphia

The annual student exhibition at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts kicks off tonight with this preview party featuring exquisite artwork from students and alumni alike.

116th Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

When:Thursday, May 11, 4-9 p.m.
Where:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad Street
Cost:$15, adults; $12, seniors; $12, youth 13-18; free, kids 12 and under, military personnel and PAFA members

www.pafa.org

Night Skies in the Observatory at The Franklin Institute

The Franklin Institute's fun long-running astronomy series returns tonight. Learn about the beautiful night skies while stargazing via The Franklin Institute's impressive telescope.

Night Skies in the Observatory at The Franklin Institute

When:Thursday, May 11, 7-10 p.m.
Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost:$10, general admission; $5, members

www.fi.edu

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

DRWCPhoto courtesy Delaware River Waterfront Corporation

This free yoga series continues tonight at Race Street Pier. Whether you're a novice or a yoga expert, there are great vibes for everyone that comes.

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

When:Thursday, May 11, 6 p.m.
Where:Race Street Pier, Race Street & N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Shop for the Y at Gershman Y

Products from over 20 Philadelphia designers fill the market space at Shop for the Y. Hang around for a cocktail while you shop. All proceeds from the event go to the Gershman Y.

Shop for the Y at Gershman Y

When:Thursday, May 11, 4-7 p.m.
Where:Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.gershmany.org

Boogie Down! at Dolphin Tavern

DJ Dame Luz plays disco, funk and more classic dance music at this fun South Philly party.

Boogie Down! at Dolphin Tavern

When:Thursday, May 11, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
Where:Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S. Broad Street
Cost:Free admission; drinks available for purchase

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Live Music Tonight

The FillmorePhoto Courtesy The Fillmore

You Me At Six at The Foundry and Kelly Price and Christopher Williams at Theatre of the Living Arts.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, May 11
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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