15 fun things to do in Philly this weekend


Spider-Man Homecoming
June 28, 7 p.m.
The Schmidt’s Commons
1001 N. Second St.

Anyone and everyone is invited to bring a chair for this outdoor screening of summer blockbuster “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the latest reboot of the Spiderman film series. The sequel, “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” hits theaters next July.


Beer Garden at The Bourse
Through July 23
The Bourse
111 S. Independence Mall
Pay as you go

Part of the Wawa Welcome America Festival, starting June 29, BRU Craft & Wurst will set up a beer garden at The Bourse in Old City, with an Independence Day-themed happy hour—craft brews from 2SP Brewing Company, Sly Fox, Yards, and the newly opened Love City. Treats like Bassett’s Ice Cream will also be available for purchase.


Independence Day at AmRev
Through July 1
Museum of the American Revolution
101 S. Third St.

For the duration of June 30 and July 1, guests can add digitally personalized ribbons to a “Declaration Wall” to express how they’re carrying on the values of the Declaration, as well as sign their name to a Declaration of Independence situated in the museum’s lobby. Consider it a thoughtful—not to mention free—way to engage kids with the values of the document.

Free Museum Day at Penn Museum
June 29, 10 a.m.
Penn Museum
3260 South St.

As part of Wawa Welcome America’s series of free-admission days at city museums, Penn Museum will open its exhibits for free—with a special meet-and-greet opportunity with the Sphinx, the largest ancient sphinx of its kind in the Western hemisphere, which will temporarily be unavailable to the public starting July 9.


Jared Freid Live Podcast
June 30, 7 p.m.
Punch Line Philly
33 E. Laurel St.

Comedian Jared Freid records his podcast, “The JTrain,” live from Punch Line Philly. His podcast tours the country and has been referred to as a “Dear Abbey for dudes.” Especially for: millennials in the midst of navigating the modern dating world.


Fight Night 2
June 29, 6:30 p.m.
The Xcite Center
2999 Street Road, Bensalem

The casino entertainment venue welcomes the second round of its “Fight Night” series, produced by Joe Hand, which consists of young boxers duking it out live. Anthony Prescott and Isaiah Wise fight, among others.


Xoxo moongirl
June 28, 8 p.m.
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American St.

Produced by Almanac Dance Circus Theatre, “xoxo moongirl” is an underdog story and a circus fantasia, employing acrobatic movement to convey a story about growing up in an abusive household and striving to fly to the moon as an escape. This one-hour production is courtesy of Nicole Burgio, who also stars in the show.

ShakesBEER: Hamlet
June 30, 7 p.m.
Pretzel Park
4300 Silverwood St., Manayunk

The concept is simple: Manayunk Theatre Company actors load up on beer and then perform a reading of Shakespeare’s famous play, “Hamlet.” Audience-goers are invited to camp out with food and a beer and enjoy the absurdity of the occasion.


July 1, 12 p.m.
The Raven
385 W. Bridge St., New Hope

It’s pool season at The Raven in New Hope, and Alexander John is hosting a holiday pool party with performances by Philly drag queen Aloe Vera and music by DJ KRK. Red, white and blue swim and beach attire is encouraged.


Sweat and Shrub
June 28, 6 p.m.
Sweat Fitness Manayunk
4151 Main St., Manayunk

To celebrate the launch of Quaker City Shrubs’ low-sugar, naturally flavored hard seltzers, Sweat is partnering with the brand to host an outdoor cycling class that’s followed up with a happy hour. Classes are free for members.


Summer Love Launch Party
June 28, 3 p.m.
City Hall
1401 John F. Kennedy Boulevard

Wawa Welcome America kicks off with five hours of live music—spanning a north and south stage—and a countdown featuring Mayor Jim Kenney. Catch a poetry reading by Yolanda Wisher and dance performances by Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, to boot.

Jesse McCartney
June 29, 8 p.m.
Theatre of the Living Arts
334 South St.

The teenage heartthrob, now all grown up, tours his new album “Better With You.” McCartney sang the pop hits “Beautiful Soul” and “Leavin’,” as well as voiced the character Roxas in “Kingdom Hearts.”

U.S. Army Band and Fireworks
June 30, 8 p.m.
Penn’s Landing
101 S. Christopher Columbus Boulevard

The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own,” named after Army Chief of Staff General of the Armies John J. Pershing, is the U.S. Army’s premier band that’s performed around the world since 1922. Here, they perform patriotic standards—culminating in a fireworks show along the waterfront.

Gospel on Independence
July 1, 7 p.m.
Independence Hall
520 Chestnut St.

Gospel fills the air surrounding Independence Mall, with performances from more than three dozen area churches. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs.


Caribbean Storytime
June 28, 11 a.m.
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine St.

Miranda Alexander celebrates the songs, stories and culture of the Caribbean—introducing young ones to island culture. Recommended for: pre-school-age kids and families.

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