5 fun things to do in Philly this week

things to do in Philly
The Nationals hit the stage in Philly this week Photo: Getty 

Not sure what fun things to do in Philly this week? Don’t even sweat it we have the lowdown on the best events going on in the city. From gourmet fried chicken to a 1920s themed speakeasy here are 5 fun things to do in Philly this week. 

5 fun things to do in Philly this week 

things to do in Philly

Football & Fried Chicken Mondays at Square 1682

Philly is a city that loves their sports, especially Football. What is better to pair with football than gourmet fried chicken served up with a pint of refreshing beer? New Executive Chef Mackenson Horebe is offering four pieces of fried chicken + two sides + two bottles of Pilsner Urquells for a total of $25. Square 1682 takes Monday night football to another level with a projector screen so fans can experience every game to the fullest. 

Every Monday night through the Superbowl, 5 p.m.- 10 p.m., Square 1682, 121 S 17th St., Philadelphia, $25, square1682.com

Science After Hours: Speakeasy 

Step into the past with a 1920s theme speakeasy. Explore the drinking culture of the prohibition era with gambling, jazz, and lots of gin. Period costumes are encouraged. Id’s will be checked at the door. 

Sept 25, 7 p.m.-10p.m.,  Franklin Institute, 222 N 20th St., Philadelphia, $15-$20, must be 21+, fi.edu

Philadelphia Fashion Week 

For seven nights Philly Fashion Week brings high-end designers, exquisite beauty products, runway shows and plenty of shopping opportunities to the City of Brotherly Love. There are different runway shows every day with 40 designers showcasing their lines including the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Fashion Show. The full schedule is available online. 

Sept 24- 30, Various times and locations, prices vary on the show, phillyfashionweek.org

The Nationals at The Mann Center 

Two decade’s worth of classic music from this Indie rock band all packed into one eventful night. Enjoy the sounds of the beloved American rock band from Cincinnati, Ohio. Since 1999 The National has dazzled fans with their unique sounds and performances, this is a show you don’t want to miss. 

September 27, 7 p.m.-11:00 p.m., The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, $40-$70, manncenter.org

Illuminated fountain performance at Longwood Gardens

Every year Longwood Gardens features their fountain and light show that brings music to life with colors and spectacular fountain tricks. Each night has a different theme to enjoy. Before or after the 30-minute show you can take a stroll through the gorgeous five-acre garden to truly make it a night to remember. But that’s not all, this year there are also daytime shows to enjoy as well. The website has the full schedule for each show. 

Various days/nights and times through Oct. 27, Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, tickets prices vary, longwoodgardens.org

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