September 15-17, 2017

Weekend Picks: Center City Restaurant Week, Fireflies, O17 Festival, Fringe Festival, Monument Lab And More

Get ready for an exciting weekend in Philadelphia...

It’s going to be a gorgeous late summer/early fall weekend in Philadelphia, with a ton of great things to do around the city.

Hop on one of 27 lit pedicabs for a free (!) ride on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway at Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies, an interactive artwork that’s part of the city’s Parkway 100 celebrations.

For those looking for a great meal at an even better price, Center City Restaurant Week continues this weekend (including Saturday night!) at more than 120 restaurants and eateries in the heart of Philadelphia.

Performing arts fans can hit up excellent shows as part of the O17 Festival and the Fringe Festival. And Monument Lab kicks off an eight-week citywide run this weekend asking the question: “What’s an appropriate monument for Philadelphia?”

Be sure to follow Uwishunu on Twitter and Instagram for updates throughout the weekend.

Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philly.

Friday, September 15

Top Pick

Center City Restaurant Week

One of the season's biggest events features lunch and dinner deals at more than 120 restaurants in Center City Philadelphia...

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Top Pick

Fall Festival at Spruce Street Harbor Park

The super-popular waterfront park, which is open all weekend long, also hosts its annual fall festival starting this weekend...

Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Don't miss your chance to peruse great art at the nation's oldest outdoor original artwork show, celebrating its 90th year in 2017...

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Big Bling on Kelly Drive

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia's Association for Public Art brings a giant installation to the Schuylkill River Trail this summer...

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

People eating outside Barbuzzo on 13th Street in Philadelphia

Center City Restaurant Week continues this weekend (including Saturday!) with deals at more than 120 restaurants, including Barbuzzo (above). (Photo courtesy Center City District)

Saturday, September 16

Top Pick

Fringe Festival

The blockbuster 18-day performing arts fest continues this weekend with dozens of performances citywide...

Top Pick

Mural Arts Monument Lab

This eight-week citywide public art and history exhibition delves into what makes a monument in the 21st century...

Philly AIDS Thrift Block Party

This best-loved Queen Village thrift shop celebrates a dozen years at 5th and Bainbridge streets with a celebrity dunk tank, moon bounce, games and more...

Philadelphia United Jazz Festival

Enjoy live music and learn more about Philadelphia's deep jazz roots at the fifth annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival...

OktoBEARfest at Philadelphia Zoo

Enjoy unlimited samples of seasonal fall brews and ciders and local fare as well as live music and live animals at this new beer fest...

N2N Festival

The Neighborhood to Neighborhood Street (N2N) street festival returns to West Philly with games, food, music and more...

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Big Bling on Kelly Drive

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia's Association for Public Art brings a giant installation to the Schuylkill River Trail this summer...

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

A person driving a lit pedicab on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia

The Parkway 100 celebrations continue this weekend with the kick off of Cai Guo-Qiang: Fireflies, featuring free pedicab rides on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. (Photo by Jeff Fusco for Association for Public Art)

Sunday, September 17

Top Pick

Feria del Barrio

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with one of Philadelphia's largest celebrations of Latino arts and culture...

Top Pick

Parks On Tap: Pretzel Park

The city's roving beer garden heads to Manayunk for drinks, food and fun events, including a farmers' market, live music and an African folk drumming workshop...

Manayunk Restaurant Week

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Taste some of the best eats Manayunk has to offer with deals at select restaurants and eateries...

ONGOING EXHIBITIONS

Big Bling on Kelly Drive

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia's Association for Public Art brings a giant installation to the Schuylkill River Trail this summer...

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

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