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July 25, 2014

Woodmere Art Museum In Chestnut Hill Showcases The Work Of Philly Artist Theresa Bernstein In A Century In Art, Opening Saturday, July 26

Woodmere Art Museum Chestnut Hill

Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill presents works by the late Theresa Bernstein this summer in a very special exhibition. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

Continuing its quest to showcase Philadelphia’s best artists, Woodmere Art Museum presents the already-renowned A Century in Art. This very special exhibit features more than 50 works from the late Theresa Bernstein, a prolific artist whose work chronicled everyday life in the twentieth century and brought fringe groups like immigrants and suffragettes into the public eye.

A true Philly hero, Bernstein attended the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art & Design), studied at PAFA and was a founding member of the Philadelphia Ten, a group of local female artists. She died in 2002, two weeks shy of her 112th birthday.

An exciting program of lectures and special events will accompany the not-to-be-missed exhibit.

Not convinced? You don’t have to take our word for it; the Huffington Post has already hailed A Century in Art as one of “15 International Summer Art Exhibitions You Should Definitely See”, alongside exhibits at prestigious institutions like the Guggenheim in New York and the Tate in London.

A Century in Art will be on view from Saturday, July 26 through Sunday October 26. Access to the exhibit is free with museum admission ($10 for adults; $7 for seniors; free for students, children and Museum members). Frugal art fans can get in for free every Sunday or during the open house from 4to 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 18.

A Century in Art at Woodmere Art Museum
When: Exhibition, July 26-October 26; Open House, Thursday, September 18, 4-6 p.m.
Where: 9201 Germantown Avenue, Chestnut Hill
Cost: Included with museum admission ($10 for adults; $7 for seniors; free for students, children and Museum members)
More info: woodmereartmuseum.org

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July 25, 2014

Weekend Picks: Visit Philly Beer Garden Series At Spruce Street Harbor Park, East Passyunk Car Show And Street Festival, Free Movie Screenings, Final Days Of Old City Restaurant Week And University City Dining Days, XPoNential Music Festival And More

This weekend check out  Spruce Street Harbor Park, which is continuing to rock the Delaware River Waterfront with a floating restaurant and beer garden, games, a hammock lounge and more. Plus, tonight, the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series pops up at the awesome alfresco space. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy DRWC)

This weekend check out Spruce Street Harbor Park, which is continuing to rock the Delaware River Waterfront with a floating restaurant and beer garden, games, a hammock lounge and more. Plus, tonight, the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series pops up at the awesome alfresco space. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy DRWC)

If there was ever a night made to check out a beer garden, tonight is that night. It’s absolutely beautiful outside — sunny, clear and completely humidity-free. Luckily, the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series is heading back to one of the standout stars of the Philadelphia’s summer attractions: the amazing Spruce Street Harbor Park at Penn’s Landing. If you haven’t been to SSHP yet, you really need to go. If you have been to the waterfront, then you know its greatness, and tonight is the night to head back.

The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series gets the weekend started early at 4 p.m. with $4 beer specials, a photo booth, summertime giveaways and more. Take note: while other spots on the series might have less capacity, SSHP is massive. For the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series, the entire park becomes a beer garden with two extra bars added to handle the crowd. Oh man, we’re really excited. It’s going to be awesome.

Other top ways to take advantage of a gorgeous summer night in Philadelphia include an abundance of free outdoor movie screenings for folks of all ages. Tonight, The Oval screens School of Rock, Hawthorne Park hosts a free screening of The Lego Movie and Lovett Library Park hosts Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Philly has it going on this weekend: the XPoNential Fest, the East Passyunk Car Show & Festival, Old City Restaurant Week, University City Dining Days, a clambake at Johnny Brenda’s, Cézanne at the Barnes, pop-up beer gardens, bountiful farmers’ markets and so much more.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for the latest and greatest as the weekend progresses.

We can’t wait to see you out there.

Our full guide to the weekend, below.

Friday, July 25

Top Pick: Philly’s Beer Garden Greatness Grows:

Visit Philly Beer Garden Series at Spruce Street Harbor Park – Starts at 4 p.m. Full details here.

Independence Beer GardenA pop-up beer garden and restaurant on Independence Mall.

PHS Pop Up GardenA tropical oasis on South Street West.

The OvalComplete with lawn games and alfresco beer in front of the Art Museum.

More Beer Gardens: And of course there are a bunch of other great beer garden options including Morgan’s Pier, Frankford Hall, Fergie’s, Memphis Taproom, Silk City, Opa and more. Full list here.

Top Pick: Free Screening of School of Rock at The Oval

Top Pick: Free Screening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Lovett Library Park in Mt. Airy

Top Pick: XPoNential Music Festival at Wiggins Park in Camden (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Free Screening of The Lego Movie at Hawthorne Park

National Carousel Day at Franklin Square and SquareBurger 2014 Season

Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Motown Meets Jazz

Finally Friday in Mt. Airy

Christmas in July Sidewalk Sale in Chestnut Hill (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Trestle Inn’s Go Go on the Block Party

Barclay Prime Summer of Rosé (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Fourth Friday in the South Street Headhouse District

Cashmere Cat at Morgan’s Pier

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

New Menu at a.bar

Kidchella at Smith Memorial Playground

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love and Gerlan Jeans ♥ Patrick Kelly at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

DJ Spins at Valanni

July Twilight in the Gardens at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Fourth Friday at Laurel Hill Cemetery

PAFA Presents Spiritual Strivings: A Celebration of African American Works on Paper at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)

On Friday night, The Oval plays host a free screening of School of Rock and a free concert. (Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)

On Friday night, The Oval plays host a free screening of School of Rock and a free concert. (Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)

Saturday, July 26

Top Pick: Free Screening of Dazed and Confused at Liberty Lands Park

Top Pick: 40th Street Summer Series Presents Raphael Xavier W.O.R.X. Meets Bobby Zankel & The Warriors and The Avalon String Band

Top Pick: Free Yoga at Race Street Pier at 9:30 a.m. (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Free Yoga at the Schuylkill Banks at 11 a.m.

Top Pick: Philadelphia Dance Day

Puerto Rican Day Festival in Bristol

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July 25, 2014

Shop The Stadler-Kahn One-Day Off-Site Garage Sale Of Dreams For Sweet Summer Deals, This Sunday, July 27

Score super deals on one-of-a-kind gifts, furnishings and accessories during Stadler-Kahn's Garage Sale of Dreams at 21st and Pine streets. (Photo courtesy Stadler-Kahn)

Every summer, the dog days bring sweet retail therapy with ubiquitous end-of-summer sales.

This Sunday, July 27, incredible one-of-a-kind finds in the style of Rittenhouse Square textile and design shop Stadler-Kahn will be on sale, too — but not at the shop.

Stadler-Kahn, an “elevated five & dime,” stocks gorgeous gifts, vintage objects, fine art and an eclectic mix of textiles and designs, all handpicked by Alexander Stadler, a local author, illustrator and textile designer.

On Sunday, Stadler takes his good taste out of his shop and down to 21st and Pine streets for the one-day Garage Sale of Dreams.

Look for the summer sale to include huge discounts on women’s apparel, plus gifts, stationary, housewares, vintage albums and much more.

All merchandise is priced between $2 and $35, so the deals will be plentiful.

Plus, it wouldn’t be a Stadler-Kahn shopping experience without refreshments. During the sale, pick up good old fashioned baked goods, too.

Happy deal hunting!

Stadler-Kahn Garage Sale of Dreams
When: Sunday, July 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: 406 S. 21st Street at Pine Street
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.stadler-kahn.com

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July 25, 2014

University City District’s 40th Street Summer Series Continues With Raphael Xavier And Bobby Zankel & The Warriors Plus The Avalon String Band, Saturday, July 26

University City District, University of Pennsylvania and The Rotunda team up to present the second installment of the 40th Street Summer Series concerts this Saturday, July 26. (Photo by Ben Tran for University City District)

Few things make a better pairing than summer and live music. While some of this summer’s concerts require purchasing a ticket purchase and planning ahead, many are free and open to the public, making for the perfect option for last-minute diversions.

On the west side of the Schuylkill River, University City District ups the cool factor to combat the summer heat with the return of the 40th Street Summer Series, free outdoor concerts on the last Saturdays of July, August and September.

After a great series opening concert with Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra and Music Over Matter in June, the monthly series continues this Saturday, July 26, with a mixed bill of artists sure to appeal to tons of different types of music lovers.

Raphael Xavier W.O.R.X. Meets Bobby Zankel & The Warriors of the Wonderful Sound is African-American fusion act, combining the talents of break-dancing artist Raphael Xavier with the multi-instrumental jazz sounds of Bobby Zankel & The Warriors.

Plus, the show features the Mummer-style sounds of the Avalon String Band, a member of the Philadelphia Mummers String Band Association and a player of toe-tapping upbeat music that features saxophones, banjos, accordions and percussion.

The free show also includes festive activities and entertainment for both kids and adults like fire artists, face painting, jugglers, balloon art and more.

Plus, be on the look out for complimentary (first come, first served) Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream and pretzels to be handed out during the performance.

All concerts take place on the green behind the Walnut Street Free Library at 40th and Walnut streets, begin at 6 p.m. and are totally free.

Upcoming concerts include Nation Beat and The Highwater Preachers on August 31 and a to-be-determined show on September 27

For more information on these free monthly events, check right here.

2014 40th Street Summer Series
When: Saturdays, July 26, August 30, September 27; 6 p.m.
Where: 40th and Walnut streets
Cost: Free
More info: www.universitycity.org

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July 25, 2014

Head To Mt. Airy For Its Finally Friday Festivities Featuring Music, Free Beer, Shopping, Food Discounts And More, Today, July 25

Enjoy live music, food and drink discounts, shopping opportunities and more at Mt Airy's Final-ly Friday event, Friday, July 25. (Photo courtesy Mt. Airy USA)

Enjoy live music, food and drink discounts, shopping opportunities and more at Mt Airy’s Final-ly Friday event, Friday, July 25. (Photo courtesy Mt. Airy USA)

The final Friday of the month in Mt. Airy means live music, free beer, food discounts, shopping and more in celebration of its monthly Finally Friday event.

Today, July 25, head to the bustling neighborhood for a variety of specials to get you ready for the weekend.

Start the party with free beer tastings at Trolley Car Diner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Looking for food options to go with your beer? Fill up on food specials from avenue restaurants like Jyoti Indian Bistro and Earth Bread + Brewery. Or, for those seeking exercise, partake in a free sweat session at FitLife from 4 to 8 p.m.

Between Mt. Pleasant and Mt. Airy avenues on Germantown Avenue, shop handmade items from a variety of vendors. Guests can expect jewelry, hand-painted drinking glasses, pottery, picture frames and more.

The Community Arts Collective invites youngsters to get in tune with their creative sides as it offers postcard decorating at the 7100 block of Germantown Avenue.

After the Finally Friday festivities, stick around for Dining Under the Stars and Moonlight Movies. Head to Lovett Library Park for eats from Sum Pig Food Truck and Bonjour Creperie from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., and a screening of Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory at 8:30 p.m.

Finally Friday in Mt. Airy
When: Friday, July 25, 4 p.m.
Where: Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy
Cost: Pay as you go
More info: www.gomtairy.com

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July 24, 2014

Reminder! The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series Returns To Spruce Street Harbor Park This Friday, July 25 Starting At 4 P.M. With An Expanded Beer Garden Area, Deals On Local Brews, Giveaways And More

Spruce Street Harbor Park Philadelphia

Tomorrow, Friday, July 25, the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series makes a second stop at the stupendous Spruce Street Harbor Park for an evening of craft brews and good times. (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

Who’s ready for another spectacular summer weekend in Philadelphia? The weather forecast calls for yet one more phenomenal weekend of sunny skies and moderate heat, which makes for the perfect setting to spend an evening outdoors with a beer in hand.

Fortunately, the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series continues!

This week, Friday, July 25, the roving series returns to Spruce Street Harbor Park on the Delaware River Waterfront to reprise our happy hour bash starting at 4 p.m.

At Spruce Street Harbor Park, riverside entertainment extends south from the Independence Seaport Museum with the floating pop-up restaurant dubbed The Blue Anchor, hammocks, fire pits, a boardwalk, shuffleboard, bocce, a mist walk and urban beach.

Although not technically a beer garden, Spruce Street Harbor Park’s floating restaurant, adjoining waterfront park and hammock garden are a perfect match for the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series.

Running all summer long, the series pops up at one Philadelphia beer garden every Friday all the way through Friday, August 29. The pop-up happy hour starts at 4 p.m., and includes specials on food and local craft beer, as well giveaways led by the Visit Philly team.

Like our first stop at the waterfront oasis in June, this week’s happy hour event will feature an expanded beer garden area, specials on local craft beer and more.

If you haven’t yet been to Spruce Street Harbor Park, this is the perfect opportunity to discover this amazing two-month-long placemaking installation.

And for those who are headed to the XPoNential Music Festival just across the river on Friday night, Spruce Street Harbor Park makes for a perfect spot to get the festivities started.

C’mon down!

The Layout

To make sure all beer garden-lovers have plenty of room to hang out this Friday, Spruce Street Harbor Park is expanding the area where patrons can hang out and drink beers.

Weekdays, adult beverage consumption can only happen on The Blue Anchor, the floating restaurant. Due to high demand, though, the Harbor Park has expanded the beer service area and opened up the landside section on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening to meet the needs of the crowds.

On Friday, the full span of the Harbor Park will be open as one big beer garden and there will be an additional bar for beer service near the Columbus Monument, too, to accommodate and ease service wait times.

The Brews & Fun

What’s on tap this week? For the second Visit Philly happy hour at Spruce Street Harbor Park, the bars will pour both $4 Yards Brewing Company Philly Pale Ale and $4 Victory Brewing Company Summer Love Ale. Also, look out for a $5 happy hour deal on shorty fries (fries with cheddar sauce and short rib!) from Garces’ The Blue Anchor, which will also offer its full menu of summer-appropriate fare.

Plus, look for a pop-up Poseybooth photo booth and summertime giveaways from the Visit Philly crew and from the awesome folks of Yards Brewing Company.

And for those who love a good photo op, don’t miss snapping a shot in the super-fun oversized Visit Philly With Love Adirondack chair.

Shout that you’re coming by RSVPing via Facebook right here.

See you out there, folks. Cheers!

Visit Philly Beer Garden Series: Week 7
When: Friday, July 25, 4-7 p.m.
Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park, 401 S. Columbus Boulevard at Spruce Street
Cost: Free to attend; Pay-as-you-go for food and beer

Previously: Announcing The Visit Philly Beer Garden Series, A Weekly Pop-Up Happy Hour Event Taking Place At An Awesome Beer Garden Every Friday All Summer Long

Spruce Street Harbor Park Philadelphia

Don’t miss the chance to snap a memorable photo in Visit Philly’s With Love Adirondack chair! (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

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July 24, 2014

Tonight Picks: Free Concert At Spruce Street Harbor Park, Free Movie Screenings Across The City, University City Dining Days, Pairings On The Parkway And More

Screenings Under the Stars at Penn's Landing in Philadelphia

Tonight, Penn’s Landing turns in to a hub of after-work activity as it hosts a free screening of Ride Along and a free concert at Spruce Street Harbor Park. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

Gear up for the weekend at a ton of outdoor (and indoor) happenings all over the city.

Thursday nights mean free movie screenings all around the city — Ride Along at Penn’s Landing, Zoolander at the Schuylkill Banks and Jingle Bell Rocks! at Clark Park.

Tonight, a special event arrives at Spruce Street Harbor Park, head to the pop-up park on the Delaware River Waterfront for an evening of free music provided by Purling Hiss & Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band. Be sure to visit the beer garden and floating restaurant, too.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Free Concert at Spruce Street Harbor Park: Spruce Street Harbor Park, the awesome addition to the Delaware River Waterfront, hosts a free concert tonight featuring Philly-local bands Purling Hiss & Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band. In conjunction with XPN and held as a fundraiser for Vox Populi Gallery, the show will not only get crowds moving with tunes from these two local groups, but will also feature sculpture and synched video projections by Vox Populi artist-members. The totally free concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

When: Thursday, July 24, 7:30-10 p.m.
Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park, Columbus Boulevard at Spruce Street
Cost: Free

Free Screening of Ride Along at Penn’s Landing: Ride Along fills the screen at Penn’s Landing for its recurring Screenings Under the Stars movie nights. Pack a picnic, bring a blanket and head out for the comedy starring Ice Cube and Kevin Hart. Tonight’s movie screening is slated to begin at 8:30 p.m. Tip: Hit up Old City Restaurant Week and then make your way to the movie screening.

When: Thursday, July 24, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Penn’s Landing, 101 Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Free

Free Screening of Zoolander at the Schuylkill Banks by the Walnut Street Bridge: The classic comedy Zoolander takes the spotlight tonight at the Schuylkill Banks by the Walnut Street Bridge’s free movie screening. Admission to all outdoor films at the Schuylkill Banks is completely free. Guests are also invited to enjoy free snacks, drinks and a free raffle at each screening, too.

When: Thursday, July 24, 8:15 p.m.
Where: Schuylkill Banks by the Walnut Street Bridge
Cost: Free

Free Screening of Jingle Bell Rocks! at Clark Park: The Awesome Fest celebrates Christmas in July with its free screening of Jingle Bell Rocks! at Clark Park. The film delves into the world of alternative Christmas music, featuring songs by Run-DMC, The Flaming Lips, Miles Davis and more. In the spirit of Christmas, have your photo taken with Santa Claus before the movie (which starts at 7:30 p.m.). Tonight’s film begins at 9 p.m.

When: Thursday, July 24, 9 p.m.
Where: Clark Park, 4398 Chester Avenue
Cost: Free

Pop-Up Awesomeness — Visit A Pop-Up Beer Garden: Philly’s pop-up beer gardens are a recurring pick of ours this summer. And for obvious reasons: they rule. They’re gorgeous. They activate underused spaces and turn them into brilliant summertime hangouts. They give neighboring businesses a boost. They combine green space and local beer. And perhaps most importantly, they support the non-profits that host them: Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the Delaware River Waterfront. Philly loves pop-up beer gardens. Show them some love.

When: Thursday, July 24
Where: Various Locations
Cost: Pay as you go

Independence Beer Garden in Philadelphia

It’s a great night for an alfresco drink and bite at restaurants across the city, including at the new Independence Beer Garden. (Photo by M. Edlow for Visit Philadelphia)

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July 24, 2014

Reminder: The Philadelphia Orchestra Accompanies BYOB Screenings Of West Side Story And Star Trek Into Darkness At The Mann, July 30-31

As The Mann Center screens two films next week, The Philadelphia Orchestra plays the film's soundtracks, July 30 and 31. (Photo courtesy The Mann Center for the Performing Arts)

As The Mann Center screens two films next week, The Philadelphia Orchestra plays the film’s soundtracks, July 30 and 31. (Photo courtesy The Mann Center for the Performing Arts)

Summer nights are meant to be spent outside.

This summer, The Philadelphia Orchestra takes the stage at The Mann Center for the Performing Arts to perform the soundtrack to a number of feature films.

The three-night series started last week with Gladiator Live, but luckily, there’s still plenty of opportunities to take advantage of the alfresco good times.

Next week, The Philadelphia Orchestra accompanies West Side Story on Wednesday, July 30 and Star Trek Into Darkness on Thursday, July 31.

As the cherry on top of an already awesome evening, guests are encouraged to make a night of it and pack a picnic dinner — and BYOB, too. Bring a bottle of your favorite wine and watch the films unfold on the big screen. For information on BYOB restrictions (no kegs!) click here.

Lawn seats for both shows start at just $14.50 making for a super affordable night of live music and well-loved films.

Tickets for both show are available online.

Beyond the film screenings next week, singers and music groups rock The Mann Center all summer long. Throughout the next few months, John Legend, Lorde, Dr. Dog and more talented musicians take the stage. For the full rundown of summer concerts at The Mann Center, click here.

The Mann Center presents West Side Story with The Philadelphia Orchestra
When: Wednesday, July 30, 8 p.m.
Where: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Avenue
Cost: $14.50-$75
More info: www.manncenter.org

The Mann Center presents Star Trek Into Darkness with The Philadelphia Orchestra
When: Thursday, July 31, 8 p.m.
Where: The Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Avenue
Cost: $14.50-$75
More info: www.manncenter.org

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July 24, 2014

Shakespeare In Clark Park Returns With A Huge Production Of Henry IV Featuring A 100-Person Battle Scene And More, July 30-August 3

Shakespeare in Clark Park Philadelphia

Shakespeare in Clark Park entertains audiences (for free!) again this summer for its annual summertime event, this year featuring Henry IV, July 30-August 3. (Photo by Kyle Cassidy courtesy Shakespeare in Clark Park)

Alfresco iambic pentameter, anyone?

Now in its ninth season, Shakespeare in Clark Park revisits the West Philadelphia green space for another summer of free outdoor theatrical performances.

Opening on Wednesday, July 30 and playing nightly at 7 p.m. through Sunday, August 3, the talented team behind Shakespeare in Clark Park presents its rendition of the epic Shakespearean tragedy Henry IV in a five-performance run in the natural amphitheater at verdant Clark Park.

An annual tradition, the yearly productions bring top-quality local actors to perform classic Shakespearean works and are incredibly well attended. This year, though, the production receives an additional injection of community spirit.

The result of a collaboration with Team Sunshine Performance Corporation, each of the five nightly performances includes an enormous battle scene with more than 100 extras pulled from the Philadelphia community — all bombarding the Clark Park stage. Awesome!

Henry IV: Your Price and Mine combines aspects of parts one and two of Henry IV, and also takes the show’s fun beyond the performances themselves by incorporating a pre-show event at nearby Gojjo Bar and a nightly conversation station in the park.

Before each performance, a Pub Prelude inspired by the pub scenes in Henry IV gets going at Gojjo Bar at 5:30 p.m. The pub event is free to attend, but drinks are pay as you go and pre-registration is required.

At Clark Park, the conversation station encourages discussion about Shakespeare, Henry IV and the process of creating the production.

So, join in the Shakespearean drama. All of Clark Park is a stage!

Shakespeare in Clark Park presents Henry IV: Your Price and Mine
When: July 30-August 3, 7 p.m.
Where: Clark Park, 43rd and Baltimore Avenue
Cost: Free
More info: www.shakespeareinclarkpark.org

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July 24, 2014

Reminder: The East Passyunk Car Show And Street Festival Hits South Philadelphia This Sunday, July 27 Starting At 11 A.M.

This Sunday, July 27, classic cars, live music, food, drinks, shopping and more line the street for East Passyunk Avenue's Car Show and Street Festival. (Photo courtesy East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District)

This Sunday, July 27, classic cars, live music, food, drinks, shopping and more line the street for East Passyunk Avenue’s Car Show and Street Festival. (Photo courtesy East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District)

This weekend marks the annual East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival, a festival promising classic cars, alfresco drinks and eats, shopping, music and more.

On Sunday, July 27, head to the neighborhood for a full day, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., of family-friendly fun.

In the case of rain, the Car Show and Street Festival will be moved to next Sunday, August 3. The festival runs from Broad to Dickinson Streets on East Passyunk Avenue.

East Passyunk is a burgeoning neighborhood full of awesome things to do all year round. The Car Show and Street Festival is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of its offerings.

The Cars

Stroll the avenue as some of the most impressive cars on the road line East Passyunk Avenue. Look forward to a solid showing of custom cars, show cars, trucks, muscle cars, motorcycles and more.

Participants arrive in style in hopes of taking home one of the sought-after prizes awarded at the festival. Prize categories include best ’50s custom, best low rider and best of show car. Even vote for your favorite for the people’s choice award.

Food and Drinks

In addition to more than 140 classic (and super impressive!) vehicles, a number of restaurants take it outside. Cantina los Caballitos serves up beer, margaritas and punch at an outdoor bar and Le Virtu whips up Abruzzese fare in the garden. Sip craft beer at Stogie Joe’s outdoor beer bar, too.

A variety of food trucks make their way to the avenue, too. Look out for Lil Pop Shop, Made in the Shade Lemonade, the Cow and the Curd, The Tot Cart, Oink and Moo BBQ and more.

The Singing Fountain plays home to an outdoor craft market during the duration of the Car Show and Street Festival. (Photo by J.Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

The Singing Fountain plays home to an outdoor craft market during the duration of the Car Show and Street Festival. (Photo by J.Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)

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