Weekend Picks: Friday Night Happenings At The Barnes And PMA, Visit Philly Beer Garden Series At Independence Beer Garden, Summer Concert At City Tap House, Spruce Street Harbor Park And More

Spruce Street Harbor Park
Another late-summer weekend is here, Philadelphia. Look forward to outdoor concerts, shopping markets, festivals, after-hours museum events and much more. (Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy Delaware River Waterfront Corporation)

Don’t let the threat of a drizzle put a damper on your weekend plans. Instead, start the weekend with an alfresco beer.

Tonight marks the second-to-last week of the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series, and tonight, it hits Independence Beer Garden with $4 pints of Yards Philly Pale Ale, $4 pretzel bites and free summer swag giveaways beginning at 4 p.m.

In celebration of the weekend, both The Barnes Foundation and The Philadelphia Museum of Art open their doors tonight for after-hours art, drinks, music and more.

And definitely make plans to hang out at Spruce Street Harbor Park the awesome pop-up park on the waterfront, before it closes for the season next weekend. Have dinner at the floating Garces restaurant, sip a beer in the beer garden or play games along the boardwalk.

Also, don’t miss the very cool exhibition about Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of ArtMaking a Classic Modern – which runs through Monday, September 1 (leaving only a little over a week to take in the exhibition!).

Read on for our guide to this weekend.

Friday, August 22

Top Pick: Visit Philly Beer Garden Series at Independence Beer Garden

Top Pick: Smooth Jazz Summer Nights at Penn’s Landing

Top Pick: Free Cold Brew Iced Coffee From Saxbys Coffee & Visit Philadelphia

Top Pick: Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Top Pick: Friday Night at The Barnes Foundation

Late-Night Burger, Bourbon and Beer Special at The Fat Ham (Fri, Sat)

Cooking Up Couture at The Skybox Event Center

August Twilight’s in the Gardens at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens

Pucker Up! Sour Fest at Devil’s Den

Fourth Friday on Fabric Row

Varga Bar Crab Boil (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Quince Productions GayFest! (Fri, Sat)

Barclay Prime Summer of Rosé

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

Dinner Lab Philadelphia Launch

Summer Soirée Finale at Longwood Gardens

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

Confessions of a Mormon Boy at the Adrienne Theatre (Fri, Sat)

Chasing Dreams: Baseball And Becoming American at the National Museum of American Jewish History (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Tonight, the Visit Philly Beer Garden Series heads to Independence Beer Garden with $4 beer and food specials, summer swag giveaways and an ideal spot to hang alfresco.

Saturday, August 23

Top Pick: Summer Concert at City Tap House Featuring Clap Your Hands Say Yeah

Top Pick: Roundup: How To Spend Your Summer Nights In Philadelphia

Top Pick: Art Star Pop-Up Market at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Top Pick: Our Guide to Brunch in Philadelphia (Sat, Sun)

PHAIR Open-Air Market

Philadelphia Flea Market at The Kimmel Center

Beer Fest at Fonthill Castle

Free Yoga at Oxford Mills in Fishtown

Much more, below.

Clark Park Farmers’ Market

BBQ at the Ballpark

Alfresco Yoga at the Schuylkill Banks

Fiesta on 5th and Hunting Park Avenue

Butterfly Festival at Tyler Arboretum

Sounds of Inspiration at Penn’s Landing

Exalted Nature: The Real and Fantastic World of Charles Burchfield and Matthew Jensen: Alongside Tall Grasses at the Brandywine River Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Opening Day!

Movie Night at Memphis Taproom

Bus Stop Boutique’s Last Stop Mini Warehouse Sale (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Dock Street Brewery Copper Anniversary Party

Native American Voices: The People — Here and Now at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Bike Tour to the WetLand Exhibition

Doctor Who Premiere Party at The Victoria Freehouse

Fundamentals of Tango Salon at Ruba Club

The World Is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne at The Barnes Foundation (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Basic & Traditional Social Tango Elements at Ruba Club

On Friday nights through the end of the summer, The Barnes Foundation opens its doors to after-hours art, drinks, music and more. (Photo courtesy The Barnes Foundation)
On Friday nights through the end of the summer, The Barnes Foundation opens its doors to after-hours art, drinks, music and more. (Photo courtesy The Barnes Foundation)

Sunday, August 24

Top Pick: Your Essential Philadelphia Summertime Bucket List — 31 Ways To Savor Summer In Philly (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Philly’s Awesome Beer Garden Scene:

Spruce Street Harbor ParkA pop-up beer garden and restaurant on the Delaware River.

PHS Pop Up GardenA tropical oasis on South Street West.

Independence Beer GardenComplete 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 Yoga at Race Street Pier (Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry’s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Headhouse Farmers’ Market

Top Pick: Ukrainian Folk Festival in Horsham

Sunday Suds and Grub at Alla Spina

Philadelphia OUCH! Race in Fairmount Park

Moonshine Brunch at J.J. Bootleggers

Now Open: Chhaya Cafe’s New Location (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Ramen Sunday at coZara

DIY Taco Night at Lolita

Polido Social Club at Morgan’s Pier

Teen Vogue’s ABC’s of Style at the Montgomery Mall

Now Open: Art Bar at the Sonesta Hotel (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Free Brewery Tour at Yards Brewing Company (Sat, Sun)

Costumes Of Downton Abbey at the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Fri, Sat, Sun)

SS United States at the Independence Seaport Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)


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