Calendar-Jazz and Schmidts

Enjoy a night of great drinks and awesome jazz at Schmidt's Commons this week. 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16

Outdoor Movies | Fifth Element

Why sit in the theater when you can watch a movie outside? Enjoy Luc Besson’s sci-fi classic “The Fifth Element.” Enter the world of the future and join New York cabbie Korben Dallas as he tries to protect the fifth element and save the world from impending evil. Drinks and food are available for purchase at La Peg. | 8:30-11pm. Free screening. FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd. fringearts.com

Music | Lionel Richie and Mariah Carey

Who wouldn’t want to spend a night with five-time Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Lionel Richie? Joining him for the rescheduled concert will be arguably the biggest diva of the music industry, Mariah Carey. The stage duo is sure to bring an entertaining and soulful evening of music. | 7-10pm. Price varies. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. wellsfargocenterphilly.com/

Health | Yoga

Work on your warrior poses at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Find your zen in The Anne d’Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden by practicing Dhyana Yoga. This event occurs every Wednesday. | 6-7pm. Free after pay what you wish into museum. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. philamuseum.org/wednesdaynights

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17

Performance | La La Land In Concert

Are you gaga for “La La Land”? Watch the six-time Oscar-winning musical of a jazz musician and actress trying to make it big in Los Angeles with The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. In coordination with the film, the live concert will bring the movie’s Best Original Score and Best Original Song Academy Awards to new life. | 7:30-10:30 pm. Prices vary. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave. manncenter.org

Movie | Dirty Dancing: The 30 Year Anniversary

Who doesn't love the scene where Johnny lifts Baby into the air to the song “Time of My Life?” Bring your own chair and celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1987 classic by watching the film outside. | 7-9pm. Free admission. The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd St. theschmidtscommons.com/events/

Family Fun | Stroll the Street: Back to School Night

The summer is coming to an end, but the fun doesn't have to stop just yet. Stroll the streets and hear about programs from local schools and after-school organizations. Bring extra notebooks, crayons, and other school essentials for a school supplies drive. The event will also have food trucks, in-store shopping events, $5 cocktails and appetizers, and a showing of “The Sandlot” at 8pm. | 5-9pm. Free admission. 4312 Main St. manayunk.com

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18

Music | Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017

Throw on your cowboy hat, and get into the country music mood. Power couple and country music legends Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are stopping in Philadelphia on their world tour. | 7-11pm. Prices vary. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. wellsfargocenterphilly.com/

Music | Kidchella Music Festival

Let the kids have one last hoorah before going back to school. Taking the stage are Alex and the Kaleidoscope Band and Pears 4 Bears curated by Out With The Kids by Jeff Bogle. The concert starts at 6pm, but come at 4pm for the Youth Arts Zone, which will have youth performances, arts stations, giveaways and food trucks. | 4-7:30pm. Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Drive. $5 for members and $10 for non-members.

Music | Live at Schmidt's Commons: Jazz 180

Pull out those jazz hands and get ready to shake a tail feather. From Coltrane and Miles to Herbie Hancock and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Jazz 180 covers a range of bands and plays all forms of jazz. | 7-10pm. Free admission. The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. St.schmidtscommons.com/events/

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19

Food | Celebrate National Honey Bee Day

Bee ready for a sweet time. Celebrate National Honey Bee Day by learning about bees and sampling honey. The 8th Annual Honey Festival Team will also be giving a sneak peak of the 2017 September Honey Festival. | Noon-4pm. Free admission. Whole Foods Market, 929 South St. phillyhoneyfest.com

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Calendar-Boat Cruise

Nightlife | Boats & Glows: Booze Cruise

Sparkle on the water! Come dance and drink along the Delaware River. The event includes all you can eat food and drinks. But if you want to party harder, there is a cash bar for hard liquor. Your ticket also includes a T-shirt and glow in the dark accessories. | 5:30-9pm. $68. The Ben Franklin Yacht, 401 N. Delaware Ave. upcomingevents.com

Entertainment | Beer Yoga!                                    

Get drunk on zen. What’s a great way to keep the relaxation going after Vinyasa? How about beer? In a combo event of yoga and beer, you will be sure to tap into your chi.| 2pm. $20. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St. bourbonandbranchphilly.com/

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20

Cultural | Caribbean Festival

Let your senses travel to the islands as you stay in Philly. Experience 14 of the Caribbean islands. From a Caribbean workshop, a children’s corner, a marketplace, you will surely get a taste of another culture. The 28th annual Caribbean Festival benefits college students of Caribbean descent. | Noon-8pm. Free admission. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd. delawareriverwaterfront.com/events

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Calendar-Vance joy

Music | Radio 104.5 Block Party!

Alternative music lovers will be in music heaven at this concert. Vance Joy and Portugal. The Man will be the headlining acts. Also performing will be Judah & the Lion, The Outdoor Type and The Groove Merchants. The first two ticket downloads for the free concert have already happened, but radio 104.5 still holds ticket raids. | 2pm. Free with ticket. Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, Columbus Blvd. and Spring Garden Street. festivalpierphilly.com/shows/

Drinks | Instagram Scavenger Hunt

A scavenger hunt gone social media. Get ready to hunt for drinking spots around Fishtown through Instagram. In teams of five, clues will be sent through direct messages. Record your findings and tag @evilgeniusbeer on Instagram to receive the next clue! Finalists will come back to the bar for a final showdown. | 3-6pm. Free admission. Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N. Front St. evilgeniusbeer.com

MONDAY, AUGUST 21

Movies | The Princess Bride

Movie Monday? “As you wish!” Come watch the romantic classic of Princess Buttercup and Wesley. Dress as one of the characters from the 1987 movie, and get a free beer. The film starts at 8pm, but come before 7pm and get a free beer and play classic games. After the movie there will be trivia, prizes and raffles. Enjoy drink specials and food. | 6:30 doors open. $3. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. thetroc.com

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Calendar-Solar Eclipse

Science | Solar Eclipse at The Franklin Institute

Are you counting down the days until the moon passes between the sun and the Earth? Come and learn about the astrological event from expert science educators and do fun solar eclipse related activities. View the eclipse in Fels Planetarium or help build a safe solar viewer along Winter Street. For those checking out the eclipse on their own, even though the sun may not be shining, its UV rays are still on full blast – wear UV protected sunglasses, and keep your eyes safe!  | Noon-4pm. Free admission. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. fi.edu/

Drinks | Sour Eclipse

Instead of being sour that the best views of the solar eclipse aren’t in Philly, drink sour beer! The kegs tap at 2:21 pm, the “prime” viewing time, and the party will go on all night with specials on beers and bites! | 2:21pm-2am. Free admission. Cinder, 1500 Locust St. facebook.com/events/193833457817751/

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22

Music | Shawn Mendes: Illuminate World Tour

Can you turn on the radio without hearing Shawn Mendes? Well, now is your chance to see him perform live. Joining him will be “One Call Away” singer/songwriter Charlie Puth. | 7:30 pm. Price varies. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. wellsfargocenterphilly.com/events

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Calendar-Sunny

Games | It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Quizzo

What better place to play “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” quizzo than in Philly? Are you a mega fan of the raunchy and hilarious television show? This is your chance to show off your 11 seasons of knowledge on the whole Paddy’s Pub gang.| 8:30-10:30pm. Free admission. Hop Angel Brauhaus, 7980 Oxford Ave. hopangel.com

Science | Science After Hours

Ready to blow some stuff up? Don’t worry it’s all in the name of science and discovery. This night will blow your socks off and show you how epic science can be! | 7-10pm. $20 for non-members and $15 for members. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. fi.edu/

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23

Music | Sensational Soul Cruisers

What better way to get over hump day than with a throwback party? The four soul singers with an 11-man horn group will play your favorites from the 50s to 80s. From Motown to Disco, get ready to “soul cruise” through the night. | 8pm-midnight. $5. Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Columbus Blvd. morganspier.com/

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Calendar-Dog Days

Drinks | Dog Days of Summer Beer Garden

Don’t know whether to stay in with the pup or go out to the bars? Why not do both? Take your canine companion to the beer garden. Every $1 of beer served will be donated to the SPCA!| 6-8pm. Free admission. Evil Genius Beer Company, 1727 N. Front St. evilgeniusbeer.com

Fundraiser | The Women’s Film Festival Happy Hour

Get ready to party for a good cause. Come have food, cocktails, and listen to Reading, Pa., singer/songwriter Ashley Phillips to support the 2018 Women’s Film Festival. | 5:30-7:30 pm. Price varies. Writer’s Block Rehab, 1342 Cypress St. eventbrite.com/e/the-womens-film-festival-fundraiser-happy-hour-tickets-36708749859

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