Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

Cinema in the Cemetery
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Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? Metro has you covered.

Cinema in the Cemetery

This weekend marks the first of a popular event in a new location from the Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries in partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society. Originally started at Laurel Hill in Philadelphia from the Friends, Cinema in the Cemetery is now moving to West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd on June 26 at 8:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic, gather some friends or a date, and enjoy an evening under the stars to watch ‘The Philadelphia Story.’ General ticket prices are $20 but may vary depending on age and Friends membership. In case of inclement weather, rain dates are scheduled for the following day as well. Tickets can be purchased online.

225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, thelaurelhillcemetery.org

Wings & Things

There’s one very artful reason to head down to the shore this weekend. According to a release, the Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum will be hosting the second annual Wings & Things Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival features food, drinks, entertainment, vendors, and more. As a bonus, there’s also an exciting new addition for all ‘Star Wars’ fans: This year’s event will feature Rebels from the Devaron Base-Rebel Legion New Jersey and Imperials soldiers from the Northeast Remnant Garrison of the 501st Legion. They will be available for photo opportunities and mingling while over 20 vendors scattered throughout the grounds will be selling handmade and homemade goods. Those interested can also have their face painted. Food and drinks will be available all day including Rita’s Water Ice and Philly Pretzel Factory Pretzels. Singer-songwriter Les DeRose will be performing from noon to 4 p.m. and classic cars will be on the grounds for all to see.

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Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May, New Jersey, usnasw.org

Family Pride at the Franklin Institute

This Saturday, the whole family can head out to the Franklin Institute for their Pride Day celebrations. Those who have stopped at the cultural institution have already seen the colors of the rainbow illuminated within the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial in recognition of the LGBTQIA+ community, but this weekend holds plenty more to enjoy. On June 26, museum guests will experience an afternoon of LGBTQIA+ inspired performances where Franklin Institute science performers join forces with local drag queens for a variety of shows and dissections. The events will feature expressive coloring, roving demos, the science of bubbles and rainbows, photo ops, colorful lights, and themed music add to a community celebration that the Franklin Institute says is designed to offer LGBTQ+ people and allies an opportunity to experience visibility, solidarity, and joy.

222 N 20th St., fi.edu

Chocolate Ballerina Company’s The Bigger Picture

The contemporary community-based dance organization’s main goal is to support the hidden talents in youth and adult artists of color in the Philadelphia region and illustrate the struggles and successes of African-American culture through dance. This weekend, Philadelphians will be able to check out the work of the local company in person through one special showcase. This specific performance features students from Chocolate Ballerina Company’s various programs, and will take place at the FringeArts building down by the Delaware River Waterfront. The program will highlight Chocolate Ballerina Company’s Tiny Ballerinas (ages 3-6), Pre-Prima Ballerinas (ages 8-12), and Premier Primas (ages 18+), plus students from Chocolate Ballerina’s IMPACT Program, which provides free dance classes and free dance leotards for performers 12-16 years in age. Tickets run for $30 per person with an additional virtual streaming option for $20 per household is available as well.

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140 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., chocolateballerinacompany.com

Low Cost Vaccine Clinic at Morris Animal Refuge

There are many reasons to head to Morris’ Vaccine Clinic this weekend, and it’s all in part for our furry friends. This Sunday, from 9 a.m. to noon, Morris Animal Refuge is teaming up with Philadoptables and Philly Auto & Parole to host a low-cost vaccine clinic at Philly Auto & Parole. According to a release, for a $20 fee, dog owners in need will receive a DHPP vaccine, a Rabies vaccine, flea and tick prevention, and a free microchip for their dog. Cats and cat owners receive the same benefits, except they’ll receive the cat-specific FVRCP vaccine rather than the dog-specific DHPP. These lifesaving vaccinations improve not only the health of the individual cat or dog receiving them, but the health of our community as a whole. All vaccines will be administered by trained staff members.

5224 Woodland Ave., morrisanimalrefuge.org

Summerfest

For Summerfest, activities and offerings will mirror years passed with the return of boardwalk-style rides, games, concessions and their staple: The 12,000 square foot roller skating rink with sweeping views of the water and the Ben Franklin Bridge. That means Philadelphians can take advantage of the Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Gravity Storm Moon Bounce, Artful Golfer Mini Golf, the arcade and boardwalk games (balloon buster, basketball toss, ball-in-a-basket, high-striker, etc.) during open hours.

Food-wise, there will be plenty to munch on and refreshing sips to slurp on from Chickie’s and Pete’s and Skelly’s Concessions while enjoying everything Summerfest has to offer. Chickie’s & Pete’s will be operating the Crabshack and the Lodge bar so you can order wings, Crabfries, and beer all in one place, while Skelly’s Amusements will offer some seasonal classics such as funnel cake, ice cream, lemonade and cotton candy.

101 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd, delawareriverwaterfront.com

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