20 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

The Theater of Life mural by Meg Saligman. © 2002 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Photo by Jack Ramsdale

The Theater of Life mural by Meg Saligman. © 2002 City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program. Photo by Jack Ramsdale

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Mural Arts Month Kickoff Party @ Snyder Plaza
Mural Arts Philadelphia opens Mural Arts Month with a party at Snyder Plaza, where four new murals are up as part of the Murals at Swanson Walk, while I see how many times I can write “mural.” DJ Cash Money, Cosmo Baker, Gun$ Garcia and DJ Royale will provide the dance music and circus artists from Circadium will be performing.

Damon Wayans Jr. @ Punch Line Philly
Coach from New Girl, who’s the younger generation of the Wayans family of actors/comedians (In Living Color, Scary Movie, White Chicks, and so on) — and looks so very, very much like his dad — performs at Punch Line on Friday and Saturday. You also know him from the TV show Happy Endings.

Parks on Tap @ Lemon Hill
It’s last call for roving beer garden Parks on Tap, so head to the Lemon Hill mansion in Fairmount Park to drink outdoors with city and river views. Parks on Tap will be there through Sunday. Read more »

20 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

Julius Caesar. Spared Parts is being performed at the Navy Yard. Photo by Luca Del Pia

Julius Caesar. Spared Parts is being performed at the Navy Yard. Photo by Luca Del Pia

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Julius Caesar. Spared Parts @ The Navy Yard, Building 694
Italian director Romeo Castellucci returns to the Fringe Festival with this remix of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, presented “as a series of ‘fragments’ rearranged and positioned against each other.” It’s the first FringeArts performance at the Navy Yard; they might have needed the space there because the show features a horse. It runs through Saturday but some of the performances are sold out. Read more »

19 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

See Silken Veils at the Fringe Festival. Photo by Nick Shoob

See Silken Veils at the Fringe Festival. Photo by Nick Shoob

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

Silken Veils @ Studio X
We’re in weekend two of Philadelphia’s 20th Fringe Festival. Among the many standouts: Leila Ghaznavi and Pantea Productions bring us this show about women and family in the Middle East, incorporating Rumi poetry, puppets, shadows and animation. It runs through September 18th. Read more »

20 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

Colleen Hughes, Kyle Yackoski and Leah Holleran in Antihero. Photo by Lewis Harder

Colleen Hughes, Kyle Yackoski and Leah Holleran in Antihero. Photo by Lewis Harder

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

Antihero @ Painted Bride Art Center
Tribe of Fools bring back their Fringe Festival hit Antihero, a satire with a comic book vibe “filled with fighting, parkour, and acrobatics and action” as the unnamed protagonist tries to take down the Philadelphia Parking Authority. It runs through September 23rd. Read more »

20 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

The Budweiser Clydesdales are visiting Philly. Photo from Facebook

The Budweiser Clydesdales are visiting Philly. Photo from Facebook

FRIDAY, AUGUST 26

Budweiser Clydesdales @ Manayunk
Those Budweiser horses that make the best TV commercials are coming back to Manayunk to stroll down Main Street (and remind people the Made in America concert, sponsored by Budweiser, is Labor Day weekend). Manayunk.com is holding a raffle to win a professional photo-up with the Clydesdales. If you’re rather snap pics of the horsies in a different neighborhood, they’ll be by the Delaware River waterfront on Saturday and in Center City on Wednesday. Read more »

20 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

Sex with Timaree is recording live at Tattooed Mom during the Philadelphia Podcast Festival.

Sex with Timaree is recording live at Tattooed Mom during the Philadelphia Podcast Festival.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

Philadelphia Podcast Festival @ Tattooed Mom
Discover your next podcast addiction at the fourth annual Philadelphia Podcast Festival. It starts Friday and runs through August 28th, with a wide variety of podcasts being recorded live at Tattooed Mom and a few other spots. Topics range from the NSFW on Sex with Timaree, to food talk from DidjaEat?, to all the books you’ve been meaning to read broken down on Overdue. Read more »

20 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

Nightscape is on display at Longwood Gardens. Photo by Kevin Ritchie

Nightscape is on display at Longwood Gardens. Photo by Kevin Ritchie

FRIDAY, AUGUST 5

Nightscape @ Longwood Gardens
Longwood Garden’s light and sound installment, designed by the innovative Klip Collective, was a hit last summer so it’s back for round two, with some tweaks to keep things interesting. If you can’t get there this weekend, you have until October 29.
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15 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

Philadanco dancers. Photo by Lois Greenfield

Philadanco dancers. Photo by Lois Greenfield

FRIDAY, JULY 29

Philadanco Founder’s Day Concert @ Dell Music Center
All three Philadanco companies are taking part in this dance show: the professional company that performs nationally and all over the world, D/2, the apprentices who stay local (for now), and D/3, the young aspiring dancers. You’ll also get to see Philadanco alumni doing Suite Otis, a ballet set to the music of Otis Redding. Read more »

17 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend

Tour the National Constitution Center during PoliticalFest. Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Tour the National Constitution Center during PoliticalFest. Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

FRIDAY, JULY 22

PoliticalFest @ Various Locations
Get a hands-on social studies lesson at PoliticalFest, organized by the Democratic National Convention’s host committee. Seven sites around the city are participating with exhibits, games, talks and performances about American history, politics and government. One $15 ticket gets you into everything, so whether you’re a visitor or a local now’s a good (and inexpensive) time to check out the National Constitution Center, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Philadelphia History Museum, the Heritage Center of the Union League of Philadelphia, the National Liberty Museum, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Convention Center. It starts Friday and runs through July 27. Convention attendees get in free. Read more »

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