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This Week in Philly

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Monday, August 22

  • Head to Xfinity Live for their August Family Movie Night screening of Minions. Bring the kids to watch the cute, little, and yellow guys on their 32-foot TV Screen with free popcorn.
  • Lolita will be hosting their Summer Beer Dinner, a three course meal paired with three beers. The fixed price is $40, and will include beer from Fat Head’s Brewery.


Tuesday, August 23

  • The Digital Summit will be in Philadelphia on Tuesday and Wednesday to give digital professionals an opportunity to learn directly from the world’s digital industry experts and learn how to turn ideas into transformational solutions.
  • Check out Nerd Nite at the PHS Pop-Up Garden South Street for a night of nerdy talks and a dry t-shirt contest for prizes! Tickets will get you entrance for a show and happy hour specials for the evening.


Wednesday, August 24

  • Don’t miss out on the Battle of the Burger, a burger face-off at Citizens Bank Park between the top two burgers in the area. Help decide the final winner by sampling the burgers and casting your vote while enjoying beer in the Budweiser beer garden.
  • Head to PAFA After Dark – The Art of Conservation for a behind the scenes journey uncovering the tender love and care that goes in cleaning and repairing artwork. You’ll also get to meet with paintings conservator, Mary McGinn, to learn about the conservation process.


Thursday, August 25

  • Check out Uptown Beer Garden’s Spotluck Philadelphia Launch Party to celebrate 150 of Philly’s best local restaurants. There will be free Neshaminy Creek beer, games, prizes and music!
  • Attend The 5th Annual Minority Business Leader Awards presented by the Philadelphia Business Journal. The event will honor the Philadelphia region’s top minority business leaders based on their demonstrated professional success and community over the past 12 to 18 months.
  • Drink Philly is hosting their final End of Summer Boat Party on the Spirit of Philadelphia. Join them for a sail down the Delaware River in style with a three-hour open bar featuring craft brews, wine, cocktails, a dinner buffet, live music, and plenty of fun games and summer activities!


Friday, August 26

  • Max Major is back in Philadelphia for his THINK AGAIN tour at the Franklin Institute. In his performance he will use a combination of magic, psychology, hypnosis and suggestion to demonstrate the untapped powers of the mind.
  • Don’t miss Commonwealth’s Farewell to Summer event, an evening of cocktails, dinner, laughs and dancing at the beautiful Manor House at Commonwealth. Your ticket price will include a full open bar and dinner, as well as a hilarious comedy show!
  • Siempre Salsa Philly is back with the Philadelphia Dance Foundation for another Salsa Night at the Piazza. The event will feature Philly All Star, Elvis Bonilla Y Su Orquesta and will give attendees the opportunity to take free salsa lessons!  


Saturday, August 27

  • Shibby will be hosting their second Pokécrawl, a bar crawl in Rittenhouse Square. Travel from bar to bar while trying to catch some of your favorite Pokémon!  
  • XFINITY Live and El Zol Present En Vivo Latino Music Festival. Elvis Crespo will be headlining this fun summer festival for the whole family featuring spectacular artists!
  • Head to Riverwinds Winery for their Wine Down Summer event on Saturday or Sunday of this weekend. Guests will receive a souvenir wine glass, sampling and sales of 250+ Jersey wines.
  • If you like Sangria, you need to attend Lehigh Valley’s first SangriaFest, where you can enjoy bottomless samplings from 10 different sangria recipes. The afternoon will also feature great music, fun games, and of course – delicious sangria!


Sunday, August 28

  • Philadelphia’s hugely anticipated Jerk Festival is back! The event is a multicultural celebration hoping to attract thousands of patrons who want to experience the rich and diverse Caribbean and Jerk cultures and traditions thriving in Philadelphia and adjoining areas.
  • Come exploring on a Brooklyn Brewery tour through Fishtown and Northern Liberties. The tour will depart at Timberland Trailhead pop-up shop and beer garden. Your ticket gets you lunch at a cool spot, a beer at three great bars, and some great deals at some of the coolest shops around.
  • Spend a summer afternoon at the Chaddsford Winery for their Customer Appreciation Weekend. Take the chance to meet new friends and sip your favorite wine! You’ll also be able to enjoy a selection of your favorite Chaddsford wines, along with satisfying summertime snacks, giveaways, prizes and more.


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