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This Week in Philly

This Week in Philly

Here’s What’s Going On This Week in Philly…

Monday, May 18

  • Stop by the Race Street Pier for a FREE, hour-long yoga session taught by Dhyana Yoga and Kaya Aerial Yoga. Yoga sessions are offered every day during the week at various times. Bring your own mat! Kids and pets are welcome.
  • Learn more about science in the comfort of your favorite bar during Philadelphia’s Pint of Science Festival. Your friendly neighborhood researchers want to present their work to you, so book your tickets, grab seat, and drink it up! Hosted by WHYY, there are four events scheduled for Monday and Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 19

  • Engage in a discussion headed by American Constitution Society President and D.C. insider Caroline Frederickson on The New Glass Ceiling: The Status of Women’s Rights in the Workplace. Admission is free to this event at the National Constitution Center at 12 p.m., but reservations are recommended.
  • It’s free Family Movie Night at XFINITY LIVE! This week, they’ll be showing the LEGO movie from 6 – 8 p.m. Enjoy great activities, crafts, and more starting at 5 p.m. Themed kids menus will also be available inside of the NBC Sports Arena. Don’t forget to enter for your chance to win a LEGO Movie prize pack! The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the movie.

Wednesday, May 20

  • It’s your chance to show some love to your pet with Philly Loves PAWS Day! Shop and dine with access to over 100 participating businesses. 10% of every purchase will be donated to PAWS, an organization founded by Dana Spain that rescues and cares for Philadelphia’s most vulnerable animals, bringing us one step closer to becoming a no-kill city.
  • New Jersey magician and America’s Got Talent star Matt Cadabra is bringing his work to the Society Hill Playhouse in Philadelphia. Get ready to witness  the breathtaking stage adaption of Disney’s The Lion King at the Kimmel Center*. This performance is running from May 20 through June 14, and tickets range from $16-150.

Thursday, May 21

  • The Women Against MS (WAMS) Luncheon, one of the National MS Society’s premier fundraising campaigns, is an empowering way for women to unite with one another in the movement to create a world free of MS. This luncheon will honor Meryl Levitz with the Woman of Spirit Award. The luncheon will take place from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown. Tickets are $150 each.
  • The Philly food community will get a taste of Eat Retreat, open to one and all! The evening gathering will offer the public hands-on workshops, guided tastings, and a chance to engage face-to-face. The event is held from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Impact Hub. Tickets range from $55-$70.
  • The Mural Arts Program presents Wall Ball 2015 at the Electric Factory. Enjoy live entertainment, auctions, food, and drinks during this event to benefit the Mural Arts Program, which helps to improve and beautify local communities. The event will run from 7 – 10 p.m., followed by the Off The Wall After-Party.
  • Bring a bottle of your favorite wine or a six-pack of your favorite beer, and head to Sister Cities Park for the 2015 season of its Pairings on the Parkway event. Guests can pair their drinks with grilled fare from the on-site Logan Square Café, which will be available for purchase. It’s a pay-as-you-go event taking place Thursdays from 5 – 8 p.m.!

Friday, May 22

  • Wear your favorite supergear for Superhero Weekend, a heroic Memorial Day affair taking place at the Please Touch Museum. Meet Captain America and Spider-Man, join in for story-time, and get 15% off on superhero gear at The Kids Shop in the museum. Tickets are $17.
  • The Arden Theatre presents The Jungle Book, based on the popular children’s book series by Rudyard Kipling. Tickets range from $20-$36, and showtimes vary depending on day through June 21.
  • All Time Low is bringing their Future Hearts Tour to the Skyline Stage at the Mann Stage at 6:30 p.m. Hear old fan favorites alongside new singles from their latest album. Tickets cost $26.50, but get yours soon before they sold out!
  • The Blue Cross River Rink Summerfest will finally open Memorial Day Weekend, featuring a roller rink, a boat-house styled lodge, a play area kids, food and drink options, and summer events! The area that housed this past winters Blue Cross River Rink Winter fest will transform into a warm-weather edition. Look out for a special guest appearance by DJ Jazzy Jeff.
  • GoKash Productions presents VI Degrees at The Adrienne Theatre. Written and directed by Kash Goins, the captivating and award-winning play returns to Philadelphia for a limited 6-show engagement. The show is from 8 – 10 p.m. and tickets are $20 in advance and $25 for regular admission.

Saturday, May 23

  • The Philadelphia Zoo invites visitors to experience Second Nature from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Second Nature is an amazing animal-inspired collection of sculptures created from recycled, reused, and repurposed materials by artists from all over the world. The exhibit is free with zoo admission.
  • Artist for Artist, Ladies First is a musical event and fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation held at The Legendary Dobbs on South Street from 8 – 10 p.m. The night will be hosted by Chris Vance and DJ Ali providing the music for performances all night long. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

Sunday, May 24

  • The site of the first Memorial Day Observance in Philadelphia in 1868, Laurel Hill Cemetery will celebrate Memorial Day with a parade, service, and reception recreating the traditional Decoration Day service of the Grand Army Meade Post #1. Admission to the event at 12 p.m. is FREE and open to the public.
  • Interested in learning about vaping; what the benefits are, how it can help to quit smoking, and the fundamentals of vape kits and hardware? RSVP to Sababa Vapes’ free BYOB event, and bring along some drinks and friends to their Old City location!

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