Tonight Picks: Free Movie Screening At The Schuylkill Banks, Pairings On The Parkway, French Fling Bar Crawl In Fairmount, Free Music At Spruce Street Harbor Park And More

Spruce Street Harbor Park
Tonight, rock out to free music at Spruce Street Harbor Park as it hosts its monthly WXPN-curated music series.
(Photo by Matt Stanley courtesy DRWC)

Update: Due to tonight’s weather forecast, a number of events have been cancelled. Be sure to call ahead before heading out.

The theme of tonight is free fun thanks to a number of no-cost happenings like free movie screenings, free concert at Spruce Street Harbor Park and free yoga.

Spruce Street Harbor Park hosts its monthly WXPN-curated concert tonight as the pop-up park welcomes Spaceship Aloha & Glass Ghost for a free show at 8 p.m.

The Schuylkill Banks continues its outdoor movie series with a free screening of Safety Not Guaranteed under the Walnut Street Bridge. Beyond the free movie, the folks behind the screening also promise free snacks and free soda for guests.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Free Screening of Safety Not Guaranteed at the Schuylkill Banks

Update: This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Pack a picnic dinner and head to the Schuylkill Banks by the Walnut Street Bridge for a free screening of Safety Not Guaranteed, which stars Mark Duplass and Aubrey Plaza. Tonight’s film will start at dusk, which is approximately 8:30 p.m.

When: Thursday, July 9, 8:30 p.m. Postponed until Thursday, August 27
Where: Schuylkill Banks and the Walnut Street Bridge
Cost: Free

WXPN The Key’s Waterfront Sessions at Spruce Street Harbor Park

Update: This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The Waterfront Sessions concert series, curated by WXPN’s The Key continues its run at Spruce Street Harbor Park this evening. Tonight, from 8 to 10 p.m., enjoy a free show by Spaceship Aloha & Glass Ghost.

When: Thursday, July 9, 8-10 p.m. Cancelled due to inclement weather
Where: Penn’s Landing at Spruce Street Harbor Park, 401 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Free

Free Screening of The Goonies at Penn’s Landing

Update: This event has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Penn’s Landing kicks off its free summer movie screenings with a screening of The Goonies under the night sky. Bring a blanket and enjoy the classic film, which is slated to start at 8 p.m.

When: Thursday, July 9, 8 p.m. Postponed until Thursday, August 20
Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, Chestnut Street and Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Free

Pairings on the Parkway at Sister Cities Park

Tonight, Pairings on the Parkway continues its summer season at Sister Cities Park. Guests are encouraged to BYOB and enjoy live music and grilled fare (think burgers and hot dogs) from Logan Square Café. For the younger set, the Children’s Discovery Garden will be open with tons of activities and fun for kids.

When: Thursday, July 9, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay as you go

French Fling Bar Crawl in Fairmount

Embark on a French-themed bar crawl as the French Fling returns to Fairmount in anticipation of this weekend’s Bastille Day Festival. Starting at 6 p.m., guests should report to Urban Saloon to sign up for the bar crawl. From there, bars like London Grill, Bishop’s Collar, The Belgian Cafe and Brown Street Pub will be serving $3 Kronenbourg and Blanc drafts.

When: Thursday, July 9, 6 p.m.
Where: Participating Bars
Cost: Pay as you go

schuylkill banks
Tonight, enjoy a free screening of Safety Not Guaranteed at the Schuylkill Banks below the Walnut Street bridge.
(Photo courtesy Schuylkill River Development Corporation)

Patti LaBelle at the Dell Music Center

This year, the Dell Music Center in Fairmount Park launches the 2015 Essence of Entertainment Summer Concert Series with an all-star Philadelphia lineup that includes saxophone phenom Pamela Williams, touring trombonist Jeff Bradshaw and the original R&B/soul diva, Patti LaBelle. Together, these notable talents will create an unforgettable evening of live music under the Philadelphia summer sky. Tonight’s show is rain or shine and will start at 7 p.m.

When: Thursday, July 9, 7 p.m.
Where: Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Cost: $25-$75

More, below.

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

Practice yoga with the Delaware River as your background as Race Street Pier hosts free yoga this evening at 6 p.m. Bring your own mat, a few friends and enjoy the popular warm weather promotion.

When: Thursday, July 9, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Race Street Pier, Columbus Boulevard and Race Street
Cost: Free

The Bearded Ladies at the PHS Pop-Up Garden in East Passyunk

The Bearded Ladies Cabaret continue their brand-new show at the PHS Pop-Up Garden in East Passyunk. The hour-long cabaret brings plants, flowers, weeds and produce to life as the characters tell a song- and dance-centric story about the lives of greenery and their planters. Throughout the shows, guests can look forward to adaptations of music from the likes Bill Withers, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, RaeLynn and Faith Hill — and audience participation, too. The show is pay-what-you-wish, but the suggested donation is $15 to $20.

When: Thursday, July 9, 6 p.m.
Where: East Passyunk, 9th and Wharton streets
Cost: Suggested Donation of $15-$20

Rhythms at Rosa Blanca Cafe

Groove to live music at Rosa Blanca Cafe at Dilworth Park during its Rhythms series, which runs from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Tonight, enjoy live music by De Tierra Caliente and happy hour specials from Rosa Blanca Cafe. The music will run from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., and the happy hour will run from 5 to 7 p.m.

When: Thursday, July 9, 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Dilworth Park, Broad and Market streets
Cost: Free

BalletX Summer Series 2015

Tonight, BalletX continues Summer Series 2015, the final show of its 2014-2015 season. The show consists of three works by choreographer Adam Hougland, a Juilliard School-trained performer. Tickets are $22 for students, $30 for seniors and $35 for adults.

When: Thursday, July 9, 8 p.m.
Where: The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad Street
Cost: $22-$35

Park Before Dark in Mt. Airy

Tonight, Mt. Airy debuts Park Before Dark, a new summer series in Lovett Library Park. Tonight, starting at 6 p.m., guests can take part in a beginner’s salsa lesson and dining options from Dos Hermanos food truck.

When: Thursday, July 9, 6 p.m.
Where: Lovett Library Park, 6945 Germantown Avenue
Cost: Free



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