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This week in August is full of summer fun, including a variety of food festivals. Celebrate National Peach Month at Linvilla Orchards, explore culture at the Festival of India, or chow down vegan-style at SEED Fest. That’s not all though! Tag your events out and about in Philadelphia with #ThisWeekinPhilly.

Monday, August 7
  • Great news, brunch lovers: Cafe Lift is now open on Mondays! The new extended hours mean you have more time to enjoy their early bird and brunch menus. Don’t miss popular dishes like the migas and french toast.
  • PHIT Comedy is serving up an hour long improv comedy show at 10 p.m. Double Play features Andrew Coppola, Kevin Pettit, Kristen Finger, Rob O’Neill, Caitlin Weigel, Dan Corkery, and Frank Farrell.
Tuesday, August 8
  • Reward yourself for your busy week ahead with 60 minutes of relaxation. Yoga in the Park at the Rittenhouse Hotel is the perfect escape. This event is BYOM.
  • If you can’t make it to Citizens Bank Park, join Painting with a Twist in Rittenhouse to cheer on the Philadelphia Phillies. Register for paint night for a chance to win 2 free tickets to a home game, plus more giveaways and prizes.
  • Philly soccer fans are invited to Black Sheep Pub & Restaurant for the season kick off! Watch Real Madrid v. Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup.
Wednesday, August 9
Thursday, August 10
  • Have you seen an outdoor movie at the Schuylkill Banks by the Walnut Street Bridge yet? Catch the last movie screening of the summer,Jaws, starting at 8 p.m.
  • Join the Temple University Alumni Association for Temple Night at the Philadelphia Phillies game. All Owls are welcome to join the pregame reception before the game.
  • The Oval hosts D.J. Dance Party Thursdays every week. Join D.J. Rich Medina this week from 7 – 11 p.m. The evening includes live music and free hip hop dance classes!
Friday, August 11
  • Philadelphia-based vocalist and touring artist, Tanikka Charraé, performs at Pubb Webb Live. The concert and launch party kicks off at 8 p.m.! Listen to her new single “Better” and check out her female empowered clothing line, Pretty Soul Clothing.  Look out for her latest EP dropping soon!
  • The Perseid Meteor Shower has arrived. Witness this beautiful spectacle during a bike ride around the Belmont Plateau. Meet up with fellow Philly bikers at the Art Museum steps at 9:30 p.m.
  • Join actor-comedian and Saved By the Bell star, Dustin Diamond, at the Vault in Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia for a night of #FlashbackFriday laughs.
  • In partnership with the Center City District, Chaddsford Winery hosts a wine garden at Collins Park. Enjoy Chaddsford wines and hard ciders by the glass or bottle. All proceeds from the evening will help to maintain the park.
  • UK comedian, Gina Yashere, is performing at Punchline Philly. Gina has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Surly Psychic, The Nightly Show on Comedy Central, and much more.
Saturday, August 12
  • August is National Peach Month! Celebrate the sweet occasion at Linvilla Orchards’ Peach Festival. Guests are welcome to pick fresh peaches at peak ripeness. Invite the entire family to attend this campfire jamboree!
  • Enjoy authentic Indian dance, music, and cuisine at the Festival of India! PECO Multicultural Series welcome everyone to join this entirely FREE party at Penn’s Landing.
  • SheaMoisture and Quintessential Naturals tour is taking over the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia! Come out for an engaging panel of womenprenuers, informational presentations, live demos, a top henna artist, beauty vendors, and much more. The first 200 attendees receive FREE swag bags!
  • Join the the Philly Mojito March, the greatest mojito celebration in the history of the world. A portion of all proceeds will go towards Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Registration begins at 12 p.m. at Fox and Hound Philadelphia.
Sunday, August 13
  • The dog days of summer are here at Jamonera. Enjoy ½ priced wines on EVERY bottle during every Sunday in August. Pair with the delicious small plates on the tapas-inspired menu.
  • Home Brewed Events and Eat Your PHL present the 2nd Annual Philly SEED Fest at Sugarhouse Casino. This is the area’s first vegan craft food and beer festival, so don’t miss out!