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This Week in Philly

this week in philly

Without a doubt, this week in Philly won’t have a single dull moment. Philadelphia’s spring festival season is in full force! The city will also host major sports events this week, gaining national and international attention. Tag your events out and about the city with #ThisWeekinPhilly.

Monday, April 24

  • Raise a glass to the Philadelphia Science Festival. Start this week’s festivities at Science on Tap Un-tapped: Scientific Malarkey. Debunk the most outrageous scientific theories with a panel at National Mechanics while grabbing drinks.
  • That’s a wrap for Jazz Appreciation Month. To celebrate, Jazz Bridge presents a free jazz concert with the gifted and highly-trained musician, Laurin Talese, performing at the Oak Lane Library.

Tuesday, April 25

  • Attention all Philly foodies! Caribbean Cuisine Week is here. The four day event engages Philadelphia’s finest restaurants for a fun-filled experience of food, music, and fundraising.
  • Calling all passionate entrepreneurs: check out PHILLY Lady Boss. It’s an intimate series of networking events for ambitious women entrepreneurs. This week’s roundtable discussion focuses on women with a special interest in supporting local businesses.

Wednesday, April 26

  • Yoga Journal is exploring American yoga culture by traveling the U.S. and will be making a stop in our city! Philly Yoga Factory will be hosting the 2017 Live Be Yoga Tour.
  • Job hunting is not easy, and networking can be even harder. Philly SHRM and former FBI Special Agent, Jean South, is here to help. Join the webinar, Leveraging Human Intelligence Tactics to Network Online, to answer questions about the job application process and increase your chances of successful interviews.

Thursday, April 27

  • The NFL Draft takes over the Benjamin Franklin Parkway beginning at noon. During this three-day event, there will be lots of interactive experiences. See our complete guide to get the most of this experience!
  • History will be made this week as the best track stars compete in the 123rd Penn Relays Carnival. Franklin Field will be crowded with athletes and fans, up to an anticipated 100,000 people will be in on the madness!
  • Celebrate with Philly Black Pride! Multiple events will take place through the weekend for the black LGBTQ+ communities and allies to celebrate, network, and build awareness.
  • Take a sneak peek as dancers of PA Ballet have a public rehearsal for MANNA’s Shut Up &  Dance. The open house will be at Pennsylvania Ballet Louise Reed Center for Dance and starts at 6:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28

  • The 7th annual Philly Tech Week takes place this week to celebrate all the technology and innovation happening throughout the region. #PTW2017 events are categorized as creative, civic, development, business, sciences, media, and access. Start with the Innovation Crawl, a tour across the city’s collaborative working spaces.
  • If you love a classic romantic comedy, don’t miss one of the best operas. Philadelphia Opera presents Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, a tale of a satirical tangled love story.

Saturday, April 29

  • Carré D’artistes Art Gallery* is celebrating its two year anniversary! Enjoy a night of high-end original contemporary artwork for everyone. The artwork is sure to inspire, amaze, and excite you!
  • Celebrate at an NFL Draft Party for Philly’s own Haason Reddick.* Party with the Temple alum, top athletes and special guests at Garden Cafe & Bar at Monarch Philly.*
  • Strap in for a stratospheric laugh! Downtown Philadelphia’s very own improv theater, PHIT Comedy, and the famous Chicago-based Annoyance Theater have partnered together for a month-long residency. Their performance of Moon Crew is guaranteed to have you in tears.

Sunday, April 30

  • Flavors on the Avenue on East Passyunk combines two of everyone’s favorite things: shopping and eating. With over two dozen award-winning restaurants in attendance, we advise you arrive with an empty tummy.
  • Sights, scenes, and sounds! Fairmount Avenue Arts Crawl is transforming the Art Museum area into a colorful and interactive experience. Art lovers of all mediums can enjoy craft-making, face painting, sidewalk chalk, and musical performances.


* Carré D’artistes Art Gallery, Haason Reddick, and Monarch Philly are clients of Philly PR Girl.