Summer Garden Party at the Farm, Hoodstock and more to do this weekend

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PECO Islamic Heritage Festival
July 21, 2 p.m.
Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
601 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard

First kicking off with a parade at Fifth and Market streets at noon, the Penn’s Landing festival consists of community organizations, drill teams, fashion shows, spoken-word performances, exhibits, a bazaar and, of course, plenty of space for prayer rugs.

July 22, 1 p.m.
Life Do Grow Farm
2315 N. 11th St.

Designed to unite all walks of life, Hoodstock features about 30 vendors, 15 local visual artists and 12 live performances. Hosted at Life Do Grow Farm, an urban farm and community space, the fest carves its space into sections for art, culture and social justice. Also on the lineup: “Juice,” a day party for queer women of color.


Broomall String Band
July 20, 8 p.m.
Mummers Museum
1100 S. Second St.

Around since the 1930s and a mainstay of the annual Mummers Parade, the whimsical string band takes to the stage at the Mummers Museum for a free mid-summer performance. Ideal for those who want to partake in the mummery without the freezing temperatures of January.

Friday Night Dance Night
July 21, 6 p.m.
Historic Headhouse Shambles
Second and Lombard streets

Dance shoes and flappers at the ready for this evening dance party, led by the jazzy sounds of Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society. It’s about as close to Gilded Age Gatsby as the Headhouse District will get all summer.

July 21, 7 p.m.
Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
601 N. Christopher Columbus Boulevard

Pronounced “three-eleven,” this four-piece Nebraska rock band takes the stage at Penn’s Landing in support of their 2017 album Mosaic. Around since 1988, you’ll also catch some greatest hits from their 11 preceding albums.

Curse the Sun
July 21, 7 p.m.
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N. Front St.

This far-out trio, with album names like Klonopain and Psycache, unleashes their riff- and bass-heavy wall of sound to Kung Fu Necktie as part of an East Coast tour.


Ethics in the Pursuit of Profits
July 20, 7 p.m.
Free Library of Philadelphia – Central Branch
1901 Vine St.

Brian Berkey, a moral and political philosophy professor at the Wharton School of Business, delivers a speech on the ethics of corporate behavior in a capitalist society – particularly in one facing the effects of climate change.


Access to Science: Opening Doors to Autism
July 22, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Free with price of admission

See the Backyard Adventures and Outside In exhibits, plus dioramas and dinosaurs in a quiet setting before the museum opens. Children on all ends of the autism spectrum are invited; just make sure you call to schedule your visit in advance.

July 20, 12:30 p.m.
African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch St.

The curators of the African American Museum in Philadelphia organize a conversational lunchtime tour for those who want to bring their lunch along and experience a more educational – and culturally enlivening – mid-day break.

Connective Tissue Exhibit Opening Night
July 20, 6 p.m.
Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd St.

Lisa Nilsson debuts her collection of quilled-paper constructions that delve into the complexities of the human body. Show up early with your sketchbook for an open drawing session. Event access is limited to the art gallery.


Summer Garden Party at the Farm
July 20, 6 p.m.
Bartram’s Garden
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard

Bartram’s Garden and Les Dames d’Escoffier band together for a riverside fundraiser in support of the Farm at Bartram’s Garden, a grower of local organic produce. Indulge in specialty drinks and gourmet samples, dance along to live music and partake in a silent auction.

University City Dining Days
Through July 23
Various locations
Returning for its 13th year, new additions like Dim Sum House – complemented by area classics like Sabrina’s Café and City Tap House – keep the lineup fresh. As always, most meals are prix fixe with three courses.

Ardmore Restaurant Week
Through July 30
Various locations
Showing its chops as a culinary go-to on the Main Line, Ardmore prix fixe restaurants this year include Iron Hill Brewery, The Tasting Room and popular Moroccan restaurant Marokko. For happy hour, be sure to stop by acclaimed brewpub Tired Hands Fermentaria.

Parks on Tap Jr.: Twilight Music Festival
July 23, 4 p.m.
MLK Drive
1233 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Sun Ra Arkestra performs at 7 p.m., but pop by earlier for the beer garden and a smattering of food trucks like the Flying Deutschman, Bonjour Creperie and Mama’s Meatballs.


Bev’s Bitchfest with Delta Work from RuPaul
July 22, 9 p.m.
Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar
200 S. 12th St.
A darling in Philly’s LGBT nightlife, comedy drag queen Bev hosts her ongoing Bitchfest with special guest Delta Work from RuPaul’s Drag Race. VIP tickets are available for meet-and-greets.

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