Check out the brand new Dilworth Park while getting your post-work drink on. You can rejoice over the start of the weekend with happy-hour specials starting at 5 p.m., plus live entertainment. For a full schedule of weekend events at the park, click here. Friday, September 5th, 5 p.m.- 7 p.m., Dilworth Park, Broad & Market Streets.
Celebrate the start of the 2014 Fringe Festival with a free show from one of Philly's most popular performers, Martha Graham Cracker, joined by members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Martha and the quartet with perform a diverse set of music, including Beatles songs and Prince's "Purple Rain." You won't want to miss this one. Read more about our city's ultimate drag queen here. Friday, September 5th, Doors: 10 p.m. & Show: 11:30 p.m., FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard.
From Be Well Philly: The Philly 10K is coming up this weekend, and we couldn’t be more excited. Whether you’re planning on running or spectating, here’s everything you need to know, from how to get to the starting area to where the Porta Potties will be (important!) to which coffee shops along the course will be open (you’re welcome, spectators!). More here.
Embrace the change of season at Autumn's Colors this weekend, a celebration of fall. On view at Longwood Gardens this Saturday through November 23rd, nature lovers can take in the foliage while enjoying tons of daily activities, including meadow garden walks and hikes, open-air theater fountain shows, the garden railway, and more. A full schedule of events can be found here. Tickets are available online. Saturday, September 6th-November 23rd, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., $8-18, Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA.
Baseball fans, we're looking at you: The Athletic Base Ball Club of Philadelphia will host the 19th Century BaseBall Exhibition & Fair this weekend, a free two-day event at the Navy Yard. Enthusiasts of the sport will have the chance to watch vintage base ball matches–with no gloves and underhand pitches, of course. Local food trucks will set up shop on site selling tasty eats and beverages, and The Franklin Fountain will be scooping out homemade ice-cream. There will be plenty of merchandise vendors, bat makers, and information tables to check out as well. More information can be found here. Saturday, September 6th & Sunday, September 7th, 10 a.m.- 4:30 p.m., The Navy Yard, 4701 South Broad Street.
From Be Well Philly: All good things must come to an end—including, of course, the free yoga series Urban Yoga Philly, which has been keeping us busy on Saturday mornings since June. Just a quick reminder that September 6th will be the last Urban Yoga Philly class of the season. More here.
From Foobooz: The Great Philadelphia Craft Beer Crawl is this Saturday in Fairmount and it’s a pretty good deal that you might want to hop on if interested.With over 1100 tickets already sold, remaining spaces are limited. The Crawl is from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and supplies you with a custom craft beer mug, complimentary craft beer samples and discounted beer specials for only $20. The Crawl also offers a discounted group rate ($15). Tickets are available here. Saturday, September 6th, 12 p.m.- 6 p.m., $15-20, multiple locations.
Head to the largest riverfront festival in Delaware County this Saturday for a full day of fun, including live music, crafts, food vendors, an antique car show, an iron chef competition, a science fair, petting zoo, and much more. The night will end with a fireworks display over the river. Guests are invited to bring blankets and chairs and set up camp, as activities last all day long. Admission is free. Saturday, September 6th, 12 p.m., Chester Waterfront, Chester, PA.
Throwback to the '50s this weekend with an all-day groove fest. The ninth annual Doo-Wop in the Park features performances from The Excellents, Shirley Alston Reeves (the original singer of the Shirelles), The Happenings, Street Corner 5, and Charlie Thomas' Drifters. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets, and refreshments will be available for purchase. The event is free. Sunday, September 7th, 4 p.m., Mill Street Parking Lot, Bristol, PA.
One of the best parts about the FringeArts festival is arguably the Festival Bar. For the first time in FringeArts history, the bar will take place in its new permanent home—Chef Peter Woolsey’s La Peg, a bar and restaurant in the barely year-old FringeArts building at 140 North Columbus Boulevard. Throughout the course of the three-week festival the bar will host some performances of its own, including the magical, comedic shenanigans of Dennis Diamond and Daryl Hannah of Elephant Room (pictured) and Pig Iron's Night of Cabaret. See the full lineup here.