Weekend Picks: Last Fantastic Friday At Penn Treaty Park, Battle Of The Canvas At The Piazza At Schmidts, Granite Hill Tiki Dinner And More

No matter the weather this weekend, there's lots to do both indoors and out. (Photo credits: top left courtesy Battle of the Canvas, top right courtesy Morris Arboretum, bottom right by Roman Blazic for Penn Treaty Park, bottom left courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art)

An earthquake one day, a hurricane the next… but no fear, Philly still has plenty of things to do this weekend.

In fact, it’s one of the final weekends of summer, so make it worth it. Luckily, that won’t be difficult given the many options you have to choose from.

And don’t forget about our definitive guide to maximizing the remaining summer fun, from picnicking to rooftop bars and restaurants to water sports and water ice and everything in between.

We’ve curated all the goings-on this weekend to give you our top picks, below:

Friday, August 26

Friday Night Fireworks in New Hope/Lambertville

Smooth Jazz Summer Nights at Penn’s Landing

Granite Hill Tiki Dinner

Happy Hour at Frankford Hall Beer Garden

Burn This: Censorship, Secrecy, and Survival at the Rosenbach Museum & Library

Friday Night Flights for FEASTIVAL at Ristorante Panorama

Fantastic Fridays at Penn Treaty Park — Closing Day!

Art After 5: Joanna Pascale at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Free Poster of Mother Teresa to First 100 Visitors at the National Liberty Museum

Beyond Philadelphia Longwood Gardens Bus Tour

Saturday, August 27

Note: On account of the weather forecast, be sure to call ahead in case of cancellations.

Battle of the Canvas at the Piazza at Schmidts: UPDATE: Postponed until further notice due to inclement weather

The Dude Hates Cancer Charity Bowling Tournament at North Bowl

Diving Horse Pop-Up at Pub & Kitchen

Open Mic Night at Giovanni’s Room

Jazz Master Boney James at Keswick Theatre

Grapevine Express in New Hope

Terrence Laragione exhibit at Rodger La Pelle Galleries

Discover the Real George Washington: New Views from Mount Vernon at the National Constitution Center

40th Street Summer Series: Vieux Farka Touré + Kyo Daiko UPDATE: Cancelled due to inclement weather

PECO Primate Jungle Days at the Philadelphia Zoo (Sat, Sun)

Mummies of the World at the The Franklin Institute

Saturday Night Rooftop BBQs at The Corner

Tommy Gunn’s Back to School Bash

McPherson Square Festival

Rittenhound’s First Annual PAWS Adoption Event at the Rittenhouse Farmer’s Market

Sunday, August 28

Note: On account of the weather forecast, be sure to call ahead in case of cancellations.

Iron Chef Jose Garces vs. Cesare Casella in a seafood-centric episode of “Iron Chef America”

Rum & Reggae End Of Summer Bash hosted by White Dog Cafe

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

15th Annual Korean Folk Festival for Children UPDATE: Postponed until further notice due to inclement weather

Urbanism: Reimagining the Lived Environment at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

The Awesome Fest Outdoor Summer Series

Excavating Ground Zero: Fragments from 9/11 at the Penn Museum

Beer Garden BBQ at City Tap House

Dual Nature: Science Illustrations of Dan Otte at the Academy of Natural Sciences

Morris Arboretum’s Garden Railway Circus Week — Opening Day!


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