Tonight Picks: Parks On Tap, Movie Night At The Schuylkill Banks And More

Unwind with a fun night out in Philly...

From public art installations and free movie nights to roving beer gardens and Philly Beer Week, Philly has tons of fun ways to enjoy a night out this evening.

At the Grays Ferry Crescent along the Schuylkill Banks, the organization’s free outdoor movie nights continue with a classic film screening.

Public art installation Big Bling makes its Philly debut tonight on Kelly Drive and Parks On Tap beer garden continues its run at Baldwin Park.

Our top picks for Thursday night, below.

Movie Night at Schuylkill Banks: Rear Window

Movie nights return to the Schuylkill Banks this summer with a free screening of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Rear Window. Note that this screening will take place at the Grays Ferry Crescent along the riverfront in South Philly.

Movie Night at Schuylkill Banks: Rear Window

When:Thursday, June 8, 8:30 p.m.
Where:Grays Ferry Crescent, 34th and Wharton streets
Cost:Free

www.schuylkillbanks.org

Big Bling Free Welcome Event on Kelly Drive

Highly anticipated outdoor art installation Big Bling makes its Philadelphia debut on Kelly Drive with a free welcome event. Don't worry: It doesn't bite, so you can take as many pictures as you'd like.

Big Bling Free Welcome Event on Kelly Drive

When:Thursday, June 8, 4:30-7 p.m.; statue on display for six months
Where:Kelly Drive, between Fountain Green Drive and Girard Avenue Bridge
Cost:Free

www.apa.com

Night Skies in The Observatory at the Franklin Institute

Franklin InstitutePhoto by R. Kennedy for the Franklin Institute

Enjoy the summer night sky by stargazing at Nights Skies at Observatory. Make a wish on a star or learn some fun facts about the night skies.

Night Skies in The Observatory at the Franklin Institute

When:Thursday, June 8, 7-10 p.m.
Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost:$10, general admission; $5, members

www.fi.edu

Movie Night at Schmidt’s Commons: Star Wars: Rogue One

For the star fighter in all of us, The Schmidt's Commons hosts a free outdoor screening of the newest Star Wars movie, Rogue One. Blast off!

Movie Night at Schmidt’s Commons: Star Wars: Rogue One

When:Thursday, June 8, 7-9 p.m.
Where:The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd Street
Cost:Free; food and drink available for purchase

www.theschmidtscommons.com

Pride Month Kickoff at City Hall

To celebrate the beginning of Pride Month, the City of Philadelphia hosts a free event featuring the raising of the brand new Pride flag. Happy Pride Month!

Pride Month Kickoff at City Hall

When:Thursday, June 8, 3-5 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia City Hall, 1401 JFK Boulevard
Cost:Free

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Waterfront Sessions Live Music Series at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Spruce Street Harbor ParkPhoto by M. Stanley for DRWC

Spruce Street Harbor Park has many ways to enjoy the great outdoors and tonight features outdoor live music. Enjoy a free show with your frinds and relax in Spruce Street Harbor Park's carefree environment.

Waterfront Sessions Live Music Series at Spruce Street Harbor Park

When:Thursday, June 1, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where:Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Free

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Parks on Tap at Matthias Baldwin Park

Satisfy your thirst for beer gardens with a brew at Parks On Tap, the summer-long beer garden series continuing tonight at Matthias Baldwin Park.

Parks on Tap at Matthias Baldwin Park

When:Thursday, June 8, 5-10 p.m.
Where:Matthias Baldwin Park, 423 North 19th Street, Philadelphia
Cost:Pay as you go

www.parksontap.com

Philly Beer Week Pick: Beer and Boats Party on the Schuylkill River

Take a break from the bar and celebrate Philly Beer Week on the Schuylkill River at beautiful Bartram's Garden. A $15 ticket scores attendees their first beer and a boat or kayak excursion out onto the Schuylkill River. Yup, all instruction and equipment is provided and kiddos boat for free with a parent or guardian! Breweries include Evil Genius, Dock Street, Quaker City Malting Co., Cartesian Brewing. and Highway Manor Brewing Co.

Philly Beer Week Pick: Beer and Boats Party on the Schuylkill River

When:Thursday, June 8, 4-8 p.m.
Where:Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
Cost:$15, general admission; $10, Bartram’s Garden members

www.bartramsgarden.org

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret at L’Etage

Tonight, uber-popular drag performer Martha Graham Cracker brings her engaging show to L'Etage. Come ready to have a great time.

Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret at L’Etage

When:Thursday, June 8, 8 p.m.
Where:L'Etage, 624 S. 6th Street
Cost:$20 and up

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Pairings on the Parkway at Sister Cities Park

Sister Cities Park combines its beautiful views of Center City with live music for Pairings On The Parkway. Bring your own beer (BYOB) or enjoy a glass of wine (on sale) from Chaddsford Winery.

Pairings on the Parkway at Sister Cities Park

When:Thursday, June 8, 5-8 p.m.
Where:Sister Cities Park, 210 N. 18th Street
Cost:Free

www.centercityphila.org

Brews and Views: Spring Rooftop Mini Series at the Free Library

Parkway Central Library continues its rooftop series tonight with drinks and views of Logan Square and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Brews and Views: Spring Rooftop Mini Series at the Free Library

When:Thursday, June 8, 5-9 p.m.
Where:Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street
Cost:Pay as you go

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Live Music Tonight

Brand Nubian and Das EFX at Underground Arts and Jurassic 5 at The Theatre of the Living Arts.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, June 8
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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