Tonight Picks: Free Movie Screenings At The Schuylkill Banks And Penn’s Landing, Pairings On The Parkway, Center City Restaurant Week, Free Yoga At Race Street Pier And More

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Tonight, BYOB to Sister Cities Park for its Pairings on the Parkway event. (Photo courtesy Sister Cities Park)

This summer Thursday is full of warm-weather-only events — outdoor movie screenings, BYOB picnics, an outdoor concert and much more.

Tonight, both Penn’s Landing and the Schuylkill Banks host free movie screenings — head to Penn’s Landing for The Lego Movie and the Schuylkill Banks for Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc.

Tonight is also the second-to-last night for Center City Restaurant Week, so make plans to fill up on a $35 three-course dinner at some of the most dined-at restaurants in the city.

Along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Pairings on the Parkway, a BYOB event, continues tonight for an alfresco picnic with grilled fare from Logan Square Café.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Free Movie Screening at Grays Ferry Crescent

Tonight, Grays Ferry Crescent at the Schuylkill Banks hosts a free screening of Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark at 8 p.m. In addition to the flick, guests can also enjoy free snacks, drinks and a free raffle. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner as well.

When: Thursday, August 13, 8 p.m.
Where: Grays Ferry Crescent Esplanade, Schuylkill River by Wharton Street
Cost: Free

Free Movie Screening at Penn’s Landing

The Lego Movie takes the spotlight at Penn’s Landing tonight for the weekly Screenings Under the Stars event. Tonight’s film will start at 8 p.m.

When: Thursday, August 13, 8 p.m.
Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Free

Center City Restaurant Week

Discounted dinners are served at a number of great restaurants in Center City — Butcher and Singer, Aldine, Tinto, Barbuzzo and more — as restaurant week continues. Be sure to make plans to enjoy the foodie promotion soon: Restaurant Week ends tomorrow, August 14.

When: Thursday, August 13
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: $35 plus tax and gratuity

Pairings on the Parkway

Bring a bottle of your favorite wine, or a six-pack of your favorite beer, and head to Sister Cities Park for Pairings on the Parkway. Guests can pair their BYOB wine or beer with grilled fare from the on-site Logan Square Café, which will be available for purchase. Tonight, Kwesi K will provide live music for guests. The fun runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

When: Thursday, August 13, 5-8 p.m.
Where: Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Pay as you go

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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, August 13, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Race Street Pier, Columbus Boulevard and Race Street
Cost: Free

The Oval

In addition to The Oval’s regular programming — food trucks, games, a beer garden — the Levee Drivers will take the stage to perform live blues and country from 7 to 9 p.m.

When: Thursday, August 13
Where: The Oval, 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Free

Le Bok Fin at Building Bok

Take in sky-high views while enjoying casual French fare at Le Bok Fin, a pop-up restaurant on the eighth-floor terrace at Building Bok in East Passyunk. Note that this pop-up is only open to the 21-and-over crowd.

When: Thursday, August 13, 6-11 p.m.
Where: Building Bok rooftop, 1901 S. 9th Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Spruce Street Harbor Park and RiverRink Summerfest

Spend some time outside on this beautiful night at Spruce Street Harbor Park or RiverRink Summerfest. Enjoy waterfront roller skating at Summerfest, and waterfront brews and games at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Bonus: Use code VISITPHILLY to get 2-for-1 tickets to RiverRink Summerfest.

When: Thursday, August 13
Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park, 401 S. Columbus Boulevard at Spruce Street; RiverRink Summerfest, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Pay as you go

Stroll the Street in Manayunk

Tonight, Main Street Manayunk hosts its weekly Stroll the Street event. From 5 p.m. until sundown, enjoy discounts at Main Street restaurants, bars and shops and a lineup of food trucks throughout downtown.

When: Thursday, August 13, 5 p.m.
Where: Main Street, Manayunk
Cost: Pay as you go



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  1. I selected today’s date and this site is listing past events. It’s very frustrating…especially as a visitor to the city.


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