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Philadelphia Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

Philadelphia Event Calendar: The Best Things to Do This Month

The ultimate calendar of fun things to do in Philadelphia today, this weekend, and beyond. These events and adventures have been hand-picked to cover all of Philly's major happenings, plus some hidden gems you may not know about otherwise. From awesome concerts and performances to classes, food festivals, and everything in between, we've got your plans covered.

May 27 - June 2

Bok Rooftop Yoga

Bok Bar

Our city's famed South Philly rooftop bar also celebrates wellness with outdoor yoga every second and fourth Thursday through the end of September. Mariel Freeman of Three Queens Yoga hosts this week.

$16 / RSVP
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Philly Beer Week Opening Tap

2300 Arena

The fizzy extravaganza that is Philly Beer Week kicks off with nearly 50 breweries handing out samples of their finest libations. Grab your tasting glass and get sipping.

$46 - $66 / RSVP
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Wobbleland

Franklin Music Hall

Bass connoisseurs are invited to feel the rumble at this two-day dance music fest, landing in Philly for the first time. The lineup includes ZEDS DEAD, Zomboy, ATLiens, Bandlez, and more.

$95 - $150 / RSVP

Great Beer Expo: Philly

The Navy Yard Parade Grounds

Over 150 breweries, including Twin Lakes, Evil Genius, Locust Lane, and Cape May Brewing Co., kick off the summer beer fest season with an outdoor tasting extravaganza. Plus, axe throwing and games.

$14 - $81 / RSVP

Be Well Philly Boot Camp 2019

Drexel University Recreation Center

This all-day wellness expo for women features all-levels fitness classes, running, sleeping, weight loss and body confidence seminars, rock climbing, running clinics, and more.

$52 - $62 / RSVP

Roots Picnic

Mann Center

Although they've decamped to New York, Philly is still home to The Roots. The annual festival, which features 21 Savage, H.E.R., Lil Baby, and more, is at the Mann for the first time.

$79 - $350 / RSVP

Alpaca Yoga in The Park

East Passyunk Community Center Park

Now that alpaca yoga is officially a "thing," attend one of six one-hour all-level yoga classes in South Philly, complete with snuggly baby alpacas.

$49 / RSVP
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Art for the Cash Poor 2019

1008 Buttonwood St

A block party meets art sale, this low key showcase allows local artists to vend their pieces — and the public to purchase them for prices below $199.

FREE / RSVP
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Fort Mifflin Paranormal Expo

Fort Mifflin

Rumored to have ghosts on its grounds, the former Revolutionary War fort opens its doors for tours, paranormal group presentations, ghost hunts, psychic readings, and more.

$6 - $10 / RSVP
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Night Nation Run

Xfinity Live!

This music festival meets nighttime 5k fun run features multiple DJ music stages, light shows, selfie stations, and an all-night party.

$29 - $80 / RSVP
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ABBArama

The Dolphin Tavern

Channel your inner dancing queen at this Abba party, featuring the band's biggest hits and disco pop of the '70s and '80s. Come in your fiercest '70s attire.

$5 / RSVP

June 3 - June 9

The Book Of Mormon

Academy of Music

Ridiculous, wickedly funny, and decidedly irreverent, "The Book Of Mormon" tells the tale of two missionaries' conversion travels to Uganda.

$29 - $169 / RSVP

Beer and Boats

Bartram's Garden

This Philly Beer Week event takes participants out to the Schuylkill River. Local brews will be served along the water, then hop in a boat or kayak for an aquatic adventure.

$10 - $15 / RSVP

New Found Glory

Franklin Music Hall

Two decades later and Warped Tour faves New Found Glory are still kicking. Catch them touring behind their latest covers album "From the Screen to Your Stereo 3."

$28 / RSVP

Fishtown FestivAle

Frankford Avenue between Girard Avenue and Oxford Street

Neighborhood eateries and watering holes like Frankford Hall, Johnny Brenda's, and Weckerly's Ice Cream provide the eats and drinks. You provide the beer drinking services.

FREE / RSVP

Yoga in the Garden

Stenton

Take in the sights in the garden of this colonial home with a free one-hour slow flow all levels yoga class. BYO yoga mat or towel. Take a stroll around the garden after.

FREE / RSVP
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West Park Arts Fest

West Fairmount Park

West Fairmount Park, home to the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center and the Please Touch Museum, hosts a festival featuring music and dance performances, art activities, trolley tours, food, and more.

FREE / RSVP

Old School Hip Hop Bar Crawl

U-Bahn

Eight Philly, New York, and DC DJs will be posted up at six Philly bars, including Tavern on Broad and Fado, spinning classic hip-hop from the '80s through early 2000s.

$12 - $33 / RSVP
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Local Natives

Union Transfer

Famous for tight harmonies and helping to define the early aughts, Local Natives return with a new album "Violet Street," a groovy collection of songs with as many minute details as melodies.

$33 / RSVP

Philly LGBT Pride Parade & Festival

13th and Locust Streets

Celebrate Pride in Philly with a parade leaving from the Gayborhood and ending at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing with a massive festival filled with music, dancing, entertainment, and vendors.

$15 / RSVP
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Barre & Beer

Goose Island Brewhouse

Who needs a gym when you can do your barre class in a brewery? Sweat it out at a one-hour barre class, then sip on a Goose Island beer to rehydrate after.

$21 / RSVP

Drag & Dine

Front Street Cafe

The Liason Room, the upstairs club space at Front Street Cafe hosts a dinner augmented by entertainment and jabs from Philly's best queens.

$14 / RSVP

Odunde Festival

South Street and Grays Ferry Avenue

The largest African American street festival in the country returns for its 44th year honoring the food, music, dance, and artisanal crafts from the African diaspora.

FREE / RSVP

June 10 - June 16

The National

The Mann Center

Over the course of nearly two decades, indie stalwarts The National have crafted rock music that fails to grow stale with lavish horns, crisp production, and frontman Matt Berninger's brusque vocals.

$43 - $86 / RSVP

Remember the 27 Crusaders

Historical Society of Pennsylvania

This documentary details the lives of students from Philly's Father Judge High School who fought in the Vietnam War.

FREE / RSVP
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Dave Matthews Band

BB&T Pavilion

A staple on the live performance circuit, Dave Matthews Band shows continue to be a treat for fans, often with extended cuts, covers, and other setlist surprises.

$45 - $203 / RSVP
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Philly Food Truck Festival

FDR Park

Over a dozen food trucks, including Mama's Meatballs, Uncle John's BBQ, and Flying Pie Guy will be stationed at the South Philly park for the ultimate gorge-fest. Plus, shopping and carnival games.

FREE / RSVP
   via Facebook

Raiders of the Lost Ark In Concert

Mann Center

Bring a blanket and get ready to watch "Raiders of the Lost Ark" from a grassy knoll at the Mann Center. Bringing the score to life is the Reading Symphony Orchestra, who'll be playing it live.

$25 - $65 / RSVP

Pizzadelphia Pizza Festival

Navy Yard

It's an all-you-can-eat pizza fest with over 30 local pizzerias representing. There will also be live demos, chef Q&As, and more.

$22 - $115 / RSVP

Baby Goat Yoga

1914 E Passyunk Ave

Move over, puppy yoga. Goat yoga is all the rage right now. This one-hour yoga class gives baby Boer goats free rein over the studio while you bend and stretch. BYO mat.

$44 / RSVP

Philadelphia Brunch Crawl

JJ Bootleggers

Chow on brunch delicacies –– like mimosas and waffles –– at Old City hotspots The Gaslight, Victoria Freehouse, JJ Bootleggers, and more. Just remember to pace yourself.

$22 - $64 / RSVP

Kayak Excursion: Graffiti Pier

Independence Seaport Museum

Kayak to the elusive yet intriguing Grafitti Pier (view it via the river) on a six-mile loop beginning and ending at the Independence Seaport Museum with a pit stop at Penn Treaty Park.

$49 / RSVP

Bloomsday at The Rosenbach

The Rosenbach

The literary museum's annual celebration of Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey outlined in James Joyce’s "Ulysses" features a day-long reading of the book, beer garden, and food trucks.

FREE / RSVP

The Black Journey: African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Independence Visitor Center

This 75-minute walking tour will take guests to see where the Fugitive Slave Act was passed, to the unmarked graves of free and enslaved victims of the yellow fever epidemic, and more.

$18 - $25 / RSVP

June 17 - June 23

Tuna Bar Sushi-Making Class

Tuna Bar

Hand-roll your own sushi at this two-hour class, where you'll taste a variety of sushi and sake. Plus, take home a sushi-making kit for home.

$157 / RSVP

The Big Fake Wedding Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

This bridal show is set up like a wedding itself where attendees are "guests" who view a vow renewal ceremony, and enjoy a cocktail-style dinner and a dance-party reception.

$27 - $33 / RSVP

Dead & Company

BB&T Pavilion

Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Bill Kreutzmann, are joined by John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti to play the legendary band's greatest hits.

$49 - $407 / RSVP

Cirque Du Soleil: Crystal

Wells Fargo Center

The contemporary circus group's "Crystal" show fuses circus and ice skating. Bring a sweater.

$44 - $135 / RSVP

Molestice 2019

Mole Street

Come out to Mole Street to celebrate the start of summer with musical performances from the likes of Camp Candle and &More (Chill Moody and Donn T), and beer, food trucks, and vendors.

FREE / RSVP

Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival

Philadelphia Zoo

This beer fest is wild. Held at the Philly Zoo (so, yeah, you get to see the animals at night), enjoy unlimited beer sampling at an adults-only event.

$85 - $35 / RSVP
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92.5 XTU Anniversary Show

BBT Pavilion

The local country music event of the year features a massive lineup including Chris Young, Chris Janson, and Dylan Scott.

$19 - $155 / RSVP
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Bites & Brews with Goose Island

World Cafe Live

Enjoy a dinner where each of the five courses (like pork belly and Thai basil risotto) is paired with a different Goose Island beer, including a special brew made special for World Cafe Live.

$60 / RSVP

John Cusack: Say Anything

Academy of Music

Famous for hoisting a boombox over his head in the 1989 teen flick "Say Anything," John Cusack comes to Philly for a screening of the film and a Q&A after about the film's creation and legacy.

$39 - $200 / RSVP

Green Day vs Blink 182

Ruba Club

This dance party pits Green Day and Blink 182 against each other. DJs AZN Jake and Skeleton Lipstick do the punk song selection.

$8 / RSVP

Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party

Xfinity Live!

The first of local alternative radio station Radio 104.5's 2019 summer block party concert series features a lineup of Catfish and the Bottlemen, Flora Cash, Oliver Tree, and Matt Maeson.

$0 - $61 / RSVP