24+ Terrific Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, April 16-22

The Philadelphia Science Festival, Modern Times at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 76ers and Flyers playoff games and more...

From Morgan’s Pier to Main Street in Manayunk, awesome events of every sort are going down in Philly this week.

The massive Philadelphia Science Festival, perhaps the biggest festival starting this week. Highlights include the Citywide Star Party on Friday and the Fishtown Science Crawl on Sunday.

Proof that spring is really here: Popular outdoor drinking spots Morgan’s Pier and Independence Beer Garden open for the season this week. On Thursday, a welcome addition to Philly’s booming beer scene — Love City Brewing — taps the kegs in its brand-new Callowhill brewery for the first time.

A new exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950, opens this week, and a two-day festival at the Penn Museum showcases the newly renovated Middle East Galleries at the Penn Museum.

And all eyes continue to be on Philly’s sports teams as the Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers continue on their respective (and impressive!) post-season journeys. Sports fans without tickets to the home games in South Philly can head to one of the city’s many great sports bars to enjoy the games in good company.

Check out all of our picks for this week in Philadelphia, below.

Philly Celebrates Jazz

SouthPhoto by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia

Live performances, discussions, film screenings and more programming for Jazz Appreciation Month continue this week during Philly Celebrates Jazz. Highlights include a performance by Julian Hartwell Quintet at the Free Library of Philadelphia - Katharine Drexel Branch (Monday), Philly's All-City Jazz Festival 2018 at the Kimmel Center (Wednesday) and a screening of the critically acclaimed film Whiplash at South Street Cinema (Thursday).

Philly Celebrates Jazz

When:Through Monday, April 30
Where:Various locations including SOUTH Kitchen and Jazz Parlor, 600 N. Broad Street
Cost:Varies by event

www.creativephl.org

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs

Philadelphia 76ersPhoto courtesy Philadelphia 76ers

Here they come, Philadelphia! On Monday night, the record-setting 76ers hope to continue their unbelievable hot streak with another win at home over the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

Philadelphia 76ers vs. Miami Heat in Game 2 of the NBA Playoffs

When:Monday, April 16, 8 p.m.
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$85 and up

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Manayunk Restaurant Week

Manayunk Restaurant WeekPhoto by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

After this past Sunday's Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival, the neighborhood continues its food-filled celebrations with a week-plus-long restaurant week featuring $15, $25 and $35 meal deals. La Roca, Bourbon Blue, The Goat's Beard, Winnie's Manayunk and many more eateries — 17 in all — have whipped up special menus for the occasion.

Manayunk Restaurant Week

When:April 16-27
Where:Various locations including Winnie's Manayunk, 4266 Main Street
Cost:$15, $25 and $35

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Bourbon Bash 2018 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

Attendees can enjoy fine food, signature cocktails and a single barrel tasting bar, all for a good cause, at Bank & Bourbon's fourth annual Bourbon Bash. All proceeds benefit DonorsChoose.org, an organization that provides Tri-State area teachers with funds for educational needs.

Bourbon Bash 2018 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel

When:Tuesday, April 17, 6-9 p.m.
Where:Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street
Cost:$69

bankandbourbon.com

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs

The Philadelphia Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins compete for the next win in a pivotal playoff game on Wednesday. See how it shakes out and shakes up the race for the Stanley Cup at the Wells Fargo Center.

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the NHL Playoffs

When:Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m.
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$80 and up

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Sittin' In Featuring Who Got the Jazz at the Kimmel Center

Man playing drums at the Kimmel CenterPhoto courtesy the Kimmel Center

This week, Who Got The Jazz — a music series that highlights the work of master jazz and soul musicians — comes to the Kimmel Center for its Sittin' In concert series. This free live jam session features The Bul Bey, Jacqueline Constance, Tracey Preston and Chill Moody honoring the music of Charlie Parker, Nina Simone, Gil Scott Heron and Ella Fitzgerald.

Sittin' In Featuring Who Got the Jazz at the Kimmel Center

When:Wednesday, April 18, 9 p.m.
Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost:Free

www.kimmelcenter.org

Opening of Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

American artists from the first half of the 20th century are the focal point of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's giant spring (and summer!) exhibition, Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950. Starting this Wednesday, museum-goers can browse works by Horace Pippin, Georgia O'Keefe, Paul Strand and more.

Opening of Modern Times: American Art 1910-1950 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

When:April 18-September 3
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$20, adults; $18, seniors (65 & over); $14, students (with valid ID); $14, youth (13–18); free, children (12 & under) and members

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Dining Out for Life

Mission TaqueriaPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Nearly 200 restaurants help raise funds for a good cause as Dining Out For Life returns this Thursday. Participating restaurants (Barbuzzo, Mission Taqueria (above), Stargazy, Tria, Pod, Talula's Garden and Loco Pez, to name a few) donate 33 percent of the day's sales to an AIDS service organization.

Dining Out for Life

When:Thursday, April 19
Where:Various locations including Barbuzzo, 110 S. 13th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.diningoutforlife.com

Grand Opening: Love City Brewing

A brand-new brewery opens this week in Callowhill — just in time for thirsty Thursday! Patrons can enjoy a freshly brewed Love City beer in the stylish industrial space — once home to a train parts manufacturer — starting at 4 p.m. this Thursday.

Grand Opening: Love City Brewing

When:Opens Thursday, April 19, 4 p.m.
Where:Love City Brewing, 1023 Hamilton Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.lovecitybrewing.com

Spring Opening: Morgan's Pier

Photo by A. Ricketts for Visit Philadelphia

This Thursday, popular, scenic beer garden Morgan's Pier  opens for another season of riverfront brews as well as reimagined American classics created by Adam Lazarick, the spot's 2018 chef.

Spring Opening: Morgan's Pier

When:Opens for the season Thursday, April 19
Where:Morgan's Pier, 221 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

www.morganspier.com

Museum of American Revolution Anniversary Celebration

Museum of the American RevolutionPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

The Museum of the American Revolution plans to celebrate its first anniversary in a big way. As part of its “History After Hours” evening series, the museum will offer free admission on Thursday, April 19, from 3-8 p.m., where guests can check out the museum's exhibits, partake in trivia games and attend a happy hour with food and drink specials. Over the weekend, a performance from The Philadelphia Orchestra, a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum's creation, a birthday cake (shaped like George Washington's war tent!) and more special activities will all be included with the museum's general admission.

Museum of American Revolution Anniversary Celebration

When:April 19 & 21-22
Where:Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd Street
Cost:Thursday, April 19: free; April 21-22: $19, adults; $17, seniors (65 and up), teachers and military; $12, youth (6-17); free, children (5 and under) and members

www.amrevmuseum.org

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park

Citizens Bank ParkPhoto by M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Phillies take on the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park with hopes of coming out on top at the end of the four-game series. Phillies players will sport the vintage powder blue uniforms from the 1980s on the first Throwback Thursday of the season.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Pittsburgh Pirates at Citizens Bank Park

When:April 19-22
Where:Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way
Cost:$14 and up

www.mlb.com

Philadelphia Science Festival

Rocket taking off at Philadelphia Science FestivalPhoto courtesy Philadelphia Science Festival

On Friday, the week-plus-long Philadelphia Science Festival returns to celebrate all things science, engineering and technology. The first weekend of programming includes a workshop on the intricacies of patents (Saturday's Patent Pending: Making Your Way to the Top), behind-the-scenes “lab” tours and discussions led by Philly's prominent scientists and engineers (Sunday's Be a Scientist!), hands-on garden activities and demonstrations at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center (Sunday's Science in the Garden) and much more.

Philadelphia Science Festival

When:April 20-28
Where:Various locations including The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost:Varies by event

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Philadelphia Science Festival Pick: Citywide Star Party

Star PartyPhoto courtesy Philadelphia Science Festival

Astronomers set up 20-plus state-of-the-art telescopes at sites optimal for star-gazing across the city for the Philadelphia Science Festival's Citywide Star Party. Astronomy lovers can take a moment to appreciate the universe and all its wonder at Laurel Hill Cemetery, the Free Library of Philadelphia - West Oak Lane branch, Awbury Arboretum or one of the many more star party locations.

Philadelphia Science Festival Pick: Citywide Star Party

When:Friday, April 20, 7:30-9 p.m.
Where:Various locations including Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue
Cost:Free with RSVP

www.fi.edu

Get Pegged Cabaret at FringeArts

La Peg At Fringe ArtsPhoto courtesy FringeArts

Openly gay performance artist John Jarboe hosts the monthly Get Pegged Cabaret at La Peg. Friday's late-night, uncensored affair features choreographer Miguel Gutierrez (backed by the SLUTINOS) performing sad versions of Madonna songs in his piece aptly titled SADDONA.

Get Pegged Cabaret at FringeArts

When:Friday, April 20, 10:30 p.m.
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$5

www.fringearts.com

Spring Opening: Independence Beer Garden

Independence Beer GardenPhoto by Neal Santos

Independence Beer Garden opens for a brief stint this Friday through Sunday to give guests a taste of what's to come before the official season opener on April 26.  Spoiler alert: This season's menu includes new large plates — think brisket, Italian sausage, chicken wings and more — for groups to share alongside 15 beers and ciders on tap. 

Spring Opening: Independence Beer Garden

When:April 20-22
Where:Independence Beer Garden, 100 S. Independence Mall W.
Cost:Pay as you go

www.phlbeergarden.com

Philadelphia Antique and Arts Show

Sixty art and furniture vendors make their way to the Navy Yard in South Philly for the Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show. Guests can browse colonial furniture, trendy mid-century modern furniture, antique silver, textiles, Native American art, jewelry and more.

Philadelphia Antique and Arts Show

When:April 20-22
Where:Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad Street
Cost:$20, adult (19+); $18, senior (65+), student (with valid student ID) and youth (13-18); free, child (12 and under)

www.philadelphiaantiquesandartshow.com

Opening Festival: Middle East Galleries at the Penn Museum

Middle East Galleries at the Penn MuseumPenn Museum | Photo courtesy Eric Sucar/Penn Communications

The Penn Museum re-opens its impressive Middle East Galleries after a major renovation with a weekend-long festival celebrating Middle Eastern culture. Guests can check out film screenings, discussion sessions, live performances and arts workshops on both Saturday and Sunday alongside the new improvements and interactive displays that are now part of the 130-year-old section of the museum.

Opening Festival: Middle East Galleries at the Penn Museum

When:April 21-22
Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Cost:Free with general admission: $15, adult; $13, seniors; $10, students and children; free, children under 6

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Dig Into Spring Festival at Terrain in Glen Mills

Terrain in Glen Mills welcomes guests to greet garden season at their Dig Into Spring Festival. In addition to a nursery full of flowers and plants, guests can check out gardening workshops, live music and a marketplace of local vendors (including Clover Market!).

Dig Into Spring Festival at Terrain in Glen Mills

When:Saturday, April 21, noon-5 p.m.
Where:Terrain, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills
Cost:Pay as you go

www.shopterrain.com

Philly Loves Prince at Johnny Brenda's

Prince's iconic music keeps the crowd dancing at Johnny Brenda's all night long this Saturday. The event includes two DJs, live art and a tribute video. 

Philly Loves Prince at Johnny Brenda's

When:Saturday, April 21, 9 p.m.
Where:Johnny Brenda's, 1201 Frankford Avenue
Cost:$10

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Peddler's Village Spring Fling

Peddler's VillagePhoto by A. Sinagoga for Visit Philadelphia

The annual Spring Fling Festival at Peddler's Village returns with more terrific shopping, dining and entertainment than ever before. New, designated areas for guests feature food from local restaurants, a beer garden, an artisan market, live music and activities for kids.

Peddler's Village Spring Fling

When:April 21-22
Where:Peddler's Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope
Cost:Pay as you go

www.peddlersvillage.com

Earth Day in Philadelphia

National Constitution CenterPhoto By M. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Institutions across Philadelphia shine a spotlight on the environment and sustainability on Sunday with special Earth Day programming. Participants can discover eco-friendly life hacks at the Academy of Natural Sciences, learn more about some of history's first green pioneers at the National Constitution Center and more at attractions all around the city.

Earth Day in Philadelphia

When:Sunday, April 22
Where:Various locations including the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost:Varies by event

Clover Market in Bryn Mawr

Clover Market: Chestnut HillPhoto Courtesy Clover Market

To the delight of shoppers across the region and beyond, Clover Market returns on Sunday! Over 90 vendors total will set up shop in downtown Bryn Mawr to sell handmade jewelry, vintage clothing, original art, intricate ceramics, high-quality antiques and more.

Clover Market in Bryn Mawr

When:Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where:7 N Bryn Mawr Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Cost:Pay as you go

www.theclovermarket.com

Philadelphia Science Festival Pick: Fishtown Science Crawl

A $5 wristband gets attendees food and drink with a side of science at Fette Sau, Frankford Hall, Garage Fishtown and many more popular Fishtown venues for this Science Festival event. The interesting science demonstrations and activities along the way make for a fun and thought-provoking Sunday Funday.

Philadelphia Science Festival Pick: Fishtown Science Crawl

When:Sunday, April 22, 2-5 p.m.
Where:Various locations including Barcade, 1114 Frankford Avenue
Cost:Free; $5, wristband for food and drink specials

www.fi.edu

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