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This Week in Philly

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With Summer ‘17 coming to an end, it’s time to take full advantage of the fun events while the weather lasts! Kick off the week with the once-in-a-lifetime view of the solar eclipse. Then, enjoy happy hour at Parks on Tap, catch Fight Night at energetic venues across the city, and much more. Plus, catch the final performances of the can’t-miss show, Wicked, at the Academy of Music. Tag your events out and about in Philadelphia with #ThisWeekinPhilly. 

Monday, August 21

  • Don’t miss out! Grab a pair of solar eclipse glasses and head over to The Franklin Institute or follow along live online.
  • Catch another summer concert before it’s too late! Green Day’s Revolution Radio Tour at BB&T Pavilion, featuring Catfish and the Bottlemen, begins at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22

  • Support the Valley Youth House as they hold the closing ceremony for the 2017 Backpack Challenge at the Pennsylvania of Fine Arts. This program works to collect back-to-school essentials for over 5,000 Philadelphian children in foster care.
  • Science After Hours: Don’t Try This at Home at the Franklin Institute is a monthly evening event series that is exclusively for adults 21+. August is all about explosive experiments!

Wednesday, August 23

  • No summer in Philly is complete without a visit to Parks on Tap. Join the traveling beer garden as they pop-up at Clark Park in West Philadelphia.
  • Join the Philadelphia Area Chapter Association of Certified Fraud Examiners for an interesting night of networking at Eastern State Penitentiary. The topic of the night is “Leadership vs. Management.”

Thursday, August 24

  • Optimal Sports Health Club 1315* introduces a new group class to their schedule. Switch up your weekly workout routine with a Ballerina Body Fit class at 9:15 a.m. with Candace Cihocki.
  • OurNightOut-Philly is a monthly social and networking event for the LGBTQ community, hosted by DVLF.* This month the party is at Morgan’s Pier! A portion of the proceeds goes to a LGBTQ-serving non-profit.

Friday, August 25

  • Watch out for the ladies in pink; the Susan G. Komen Philadelphia 3-Day is back! Put your #GirlPower to the test by walking 60 miles in three days.
  • Explore Kirtan, an ancient form of mantra meditation with Philadelphia Hot Yoga.* The evening includes a hot yoga happy hour class with Joel Pier, Kirtan meditation, and a vegetarian feast!
  • Center City District and Live Nation present the last Pictures in the Park of the season. Enjoy an outdoor movie screening of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 at in Dilworth Park beginning at 8:30 p.m.
  • August Twilight in the Gardens is a picnic-style experience featuring live music, glittering sculptures, and more. Join Drum Like A Lady, an all-female drum collective, at the Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens for a jam sesh.

Saturday, August 26

  • The Kimmel Center host the next pop-up Indoor Flea Market by Philadelphia Flea Markets. Explore dozens of vendors from the local area! Admission is free.
  • If you can’t make it to Vegas, plan an epic fight night party in Philly for the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight! Check out our recap of the best places** to watch UFC fights for a fraction of the price of buying the match at home.
  • Sample high quality drafts from local and national breweries at the Fonthill Castle Beer Festival. Upon arrival, guests receive a complimentary tasting glass to enjoy over 50 selected brews!  
  • Coda invites you to get your dance and drink on with DJ Dave Paul! He has travelled all the way from San Francisco for Classic Hip-Hop Night! Jam out to all the 90’s classic with this legendary hip hop icon. The event is 21+.

Sunday, August 27

  • Join Broadway Philadelphia for the final night of the thrilling performance of Wicked at the Academy of Music! See more upcoming Kimmel Center shows.
  • Philadelphia Obon Festival is a one-of-a-kind Japanese celebration of ancestors. Shofuso Japanese House and Garden hosts the 5th annual Philadelphia celebration. Enjoy music, food, authentic demonstrations, and more!


* Optimal Sports Health Club 1315, DVLF, and Philadelphia Hot Yoga are clients of Philly PR Girl.

** Specials may vary.