Tonight Picks: Night Market Lancaster Avenue, Center City Restaurant Week, Movie Screenings At Penn’s Landing And The Schuylkill Banks, Free Music At Spruce Street Harbor Park And More

Lancaster Ave Night Market
Tonight, Night Market makes a stop in West Philly along Lancaster Avenue with more than 85 vendors, music and more.
(Photo by Tug Haines)

From West Philly to Old City, the evening ahead is full of post-work happenings.

Tonight, Night Market fills Lancaster Avenue in West Philly with food trucks and vendors galore (more than 85!), live music and more from 6 to 10 p.m. Check out our guide to the festival.

In Center City, Center City Restaurant Week continues with $35 three-course dinner deals at more than 100 restaurants like Aldine, Jamonera, Amada, Abe Fisher, Butcher and Singer and more.

Read on for our guide to tonight.

Night Market Lancaster Avenue

Night Market Philadelphia returns for a summer bash on West Philadelphia’s Lancaster Avenue tomorrow evening, Thursday, August 6. Kicking off at 6 p.m., Night Market arrives in West Philly with more than 85 of the city’s best food trucks and restaurants setting up shop for one night only between 34th and 39th streets until 10 p.m. In addition to food, bands like Minka and West Philadelphia Orchestra will perform for the crowd.

When: Thursday, August 6, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Lancaster Avenue at 35th Street
Cost: Pay as you go

Center City Restaurant Week

It’s another night of deals in Center City as Center City Restaurant Week continues tonight at more than 100 popular restaurants. Enjoy a three-course dinner for $35 (plus the price of tax and gratuity) at restaurants like Aldine, Twenty Manning Grill, Tinto, Pumpkin BYOB, Estia, Del Frisco’s and more.

When: Thursday, August 6
Where: Participating Restaurants
Cost: $35 for dinner; Plus alcoholic beverages, tax and gratuity

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

Rock out to live music tonight as Restorations, a local rock band, and DRGN King, a local indie band, take the stage for a free concert from 8 to 10 p.m. at Spruce Street Harbor Park. Presented as part of WXPN The Key’s Free Waterfront Sessions, the free concert celebrates the local music scene and the great pop-up park.

When: Thursday, August 6, 8-10 p.m.
Where: Spruce Street Harbor Park, 401 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Free

Free Screening of Tangled at the Schuylkill Banks

Tonight, the Schuylkill Banks by the Walnut Street Bridge hosts a free screening of Tangled as part of its summer movie series. Pack a picnic to enjoy at the screening, or munch on free snacks and beverges at the screening. Tangled will start at 8 p.mm.

When: Thursday, August 6, 8 p.m.
Where: Schuylkill Banks by the Walnut Street Bridge
Cost: Free

More events, below.

Free Screening of Annie at Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing

Pack a picnic dinner and head to Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing for a free screening of Annie at 8 p.m.

When: Thursday, August 6, 8 p.m.
Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost: Free

Beer Gardens

It’s a beautiful night to hang at one of Philly’s great beer gardens. Sip drinks alfresco at places like Independence Beer Garden, Spruce Street Harbor Park, the Point Breeze Pop-Up and Memphis Taproom.

When: Thursday, August 6
Where: Various Locations
Cost: Pay as you go

The Oval

The Oval continues to be a great spot for everything from beer and food truck fare to games and music this evening. Stop by to take full advantage of the pop-up park.

When: Thursday, August 6, 5-10 p.m.
Where: The Oval, 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost: Free

Social Media Workshop at Philadelphia Fashion Incubator

Entrepreneurs should head to the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator at City Hall for tips regarding social media use from Caryn Neary, the founder and CEO of Bene Rialto, and Matthew Ray, Co-Founder and Creative Director of ChatterBlast. Tickets are $15 for adult and $5 for students and are available online.

When: Thursday, August 6, 6-7 p.m.
Where: Macy’s Center City, Greek Hall: 1300 Market Street, 3rd floor
Cost: Free

Free Yoga at Race Street Pier

End the day with some free yoga at Race Street Pier. From 6 to 7 p.m., work out with teachers from Dhyana Yoga at a completely free class. Guests are asked to bring their own yoga mats and water.

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

Park Before Dark in Mt. Airy

Tonight, Lovett Library Park will host lawn games and relay races for the new Mt. Airy Park Before Dark event series. Guests are asked to register for their desired event ahead of time — click here to register.

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

National Root Beer Float Day

It’s National Root Beer Float Day (yum!) and a number of Philadelphia bars and restaurants are celebrating the holiday with the sudsy drink. Stop by Continental Midtown, Silk City, Shake Shack, Taproom on 19th or Percy Street Barbecue for a sweet treat.

When: Thursday, August 6
Where: Various Locations
Cost: Pay as you go

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