Events

Everything You Need to Do in Philly This Weekend

Updated On 07/19/2018 at 04:07PM EST Updated On 07/19/2018 at 04:07PM EST
Junkfood Meet
Junkfood Meet | Nicky Becker
Vietnam Café
Friday - Sunday
Jul 20-22
University City
The final weekend of University City Dining Days is upon us. Dozens of the neighborhood’s best eateries, like Vietnam Cafe, Baby Blues BBQ, Distrito, and Walnut Street Cafe, offer $15, $25, or $35 three-course dinner deals. Show up hungry, and take your pick.
Price: $15-35
Friday
Jul 20
Mann Center
Get a two-for-one at this combined concert and movie screening event. Star Wars: A New Hope will be shown on three giant screens in the open air at the Mann, as the Philadelphia Orchestra plays the score live.
Price: $25-102
Khalil Munir
Courtesy of Khalil Munir
Friday
Jul 20
The Barnes Foundation
The thrice yearly Artist Bash event series at the Barnes brings creatives together for intimate performances at the museum. This time, flamenco dancer La Éimi, National Poetry Slam champion G Yamazawa, tap dancer Khalil Munir, and more will perform pieces inspired by their familial heritage. Your ticket also gets you access to the collection, too.
Price: $10
Friday
Jul 20
The Barbary
The decade that brought us Britney, Christina, Spice Girls, and Fatboy Slim is the theme of this Fishtown bash. Relive the music you were (probably) too young to party to the first time around.
Price: $5-7
Friday - Saturday
Jul 20-21
Laurel Hill Cemetery
For the cultured among us, check out a performance of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” presented by The Mechanical Theater, a local troupe that performs in museums and historic landmarks. If you can’t make it this weekend, the show also runs next Friday and Saturday, too. (Rain dates are scheduled for Sunday, July 22 and 29.)
Price: $17-20
Saturday
Jul 21
Xfinity Live!
Summerfest Live! features a lineup of nearly 200 seasonal beers from nearly 100 breweries -- which, if you’re keeping track at home, is sooo many beers. Taking place both inside the complex and out, the event also features live music, a flip cup competition, tailgating games, food, and more.
Price: $35-90
Saturday
Jul 21
American Swedish Historical Museum
Just a little ways away from the Xfinity Live bash is the American Swedish Historical Museum’s  SmörgåsBeer, a combination beer and Swedish food fest. Breweries like Yards Brewing Company, Saint Benjamin Brewing Company, and Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company will be on hand. You’ll even have an opportunity to try Swedish mulled wine, glögg.
Price: $10-35
Saturday
Jul 21
Talen Energy Stadium
Combining the best parts of car shows and food truck fests, the JunkFood Meet is a multi-purpose event that brings food purveyors Dough Heads Stuffed Waffles, Everything We Eat, House of Cupcakes, Taste of Heaven Soul Food and tons of automotive eye candy to one place. You can also expect goods vendors, live music, and art installations.
Price: Pay-as-you-go food and drink
Sunday
Jul 22
Good Good Comedy Theatre
There’s nothing like a few laughs at technology’s expense. LA comedian Jamie Loftus --  of Comedy Central and Super Deluxe fame -- comes to Philly to perform her new show, "The Hacker Who Codes,” which draws on computer programmer humor.
Price: $12
Sunday
Jul 22
Tattooed Mom
Chefs from Dottie’s Donuts, Crust Bakery, and more will be doling out treats at this all-vegan bake sale; proceeds will directly benefit RAICES and Juntos, organizations supporting immigrant families in the United States.
Price: Free