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June 2016  
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Vote for Your Political Film Faves Now!
July's Political Moviefest at Dilworth Park

The week before the Democratic National Convention comes to town, head to the lawn at Dilworth Park July 20-23 for four nights of free outdoor movies about Presidents and politics, to get you in the election year mood. In the spirit of democracy, you get to vote for the films! Click here through June 15 to vote for your four favorite political films and you could win $50 in Reading Terminal Market gift certificates!

Center City District Sips is back! From 5-7pm every Wednesday through September 28, enjoy $5 cocktails featuring 2 Gingers, $4 wine, $3 beer and half-priced appetizers all over Center City! Over 80 bars and restaurants are participating, including the new Dilworth Park Café. Get the full list and specials at CCDSips.com. Sponsored by 2 Gingers and American Express.

PNC presents Live@Lunch
Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Pairings On the Parkway
Sister Cities Park
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
(Chaddsford Winery on site, June 16)

Now-June 12
Philly Beer Week

Various Locations

Now-June 26

Lantern Theater Company
10th and Ludlow Streets

Get More Info

Now-July 3
Always... Patsy Cline

Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street

June 8
Chuck Klosterman - But What If We're Wrong:
Thinking about the Present as If It Were the Past

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

June 10-12
Philadelphia Latino Film Festival

Various Locations

June 11-18
Betsy Ross House Flag Festival

Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street

June 13
Cass Sunstein: The World According to Star Wars

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street

The All-American BBQ at Dilworth Park will get you in the mood for everything summer! June 15-19, enjoy a series of fun activities and games, plus a social 21+ beer garden by the Dilworth Park Café. A variety of DJs and live music, craft beer and cocktails, along with tasty BBQ and other grill items, will make this one of summer's not-to-miss events. Plus, there will be a pet costume contest on Saturday afternoon! Visit DilworthPark.org/events/. Sponsored by Budweiser and powered by Live Nation.


An Evening of Ballet Both Classic and New
From June 9-12, the Pennsylvania Ballet will present Balanchine and Beyond, a program of four ballets featuring work by the "father of American ballet," George Balanchine and others. The program includes: Balanchine’s The Four Temperaments, set to music by Paul Hindemith; the North American premiere of Trisha Brown’s O zlozony/ O composite, set to an original score by Laurie Anderson; and Varied Trio (In Four), by Jean-Pierre Frohlich, a collection of short dances set to the music of Lou Harrison. For tickets and information, visit balanchine.PABallet.org or call 215.893.1999.
Merriam Theater, 250 South Broad Street, 215.893.1999, PABallet.org

"So He Reads to Us From Something Called Ulysses"
Join the Rosenbach Museum for this year's Bloomsday Festival, June 9-16, celebrating James Joyce's modern masterpiece Ulysses with trivia, music, and much more! Bloomsday itself will take place on June 16 with its free, signature event: a day-long reading of selections from Ulysses in the Parkway Central Library, Rittenhouse Square, and at the Rosenbach.
Bloomsday Festival, Various Locations, 215.732.1600, Rosenbach.org

Summer of Wonder
The Free Library of Philadelphia's Summer Reading program takes place from June 13-August 5! Get into the season with engaging events and activities for all ages. The program kicks off with an event at the Parkway Central Library on June 13 at 10am featuring children's book illustrator Lauren Castillo (who created this year's Summer Reading art), the Phillie Phanatic, and more. Sign up for this year's program in person at your neighborhood library, where you will find programs, activities, and events for all ages, as well as bingo with a literacy twist for children and raffles for teens and adults.
Free Library Summer Reading Program, Various Locations, 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org/summerreading

Gary Papa Run Week
From June 13-17, 11am-2pm, it's Gary Papa Run Week in the Rotunda at The Shops at Liberty Place, with activities occurring every day at lunch. Help fund prostate cancer research and awareness by learning more about the Gary Papa Father’s Day 5K Run/Walk during this week of fun.
The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, 215.851.9055, ShopsAtLiberty.com

A '70s Wonderland

The Young Friends of the Philadelphia History Museum are hosting their annual Cocktails in the Courtyard party and this year's theme is the "Summer of '75." Celebrate with an alfresco evening on June 16 in the Museum’s Marian Mitchell Garden. Themed to 1970s Philadelphia, objects from the Museum’s collection that share the stories of Philadelphia over the decade will be on view in the Main Gallery. Enjoy throwback beats courtesy of Fishtown DJs Zenith Channel and view rarely seen slides from the Museum's Neil Benson Photographic Collection, which will be projected on the building's exterior. Dress in your retro best. Local food and summertime drinks will be served. $25 for museum members, $30 for general, $50 for two general tickets. 21 and over. Click here for tickets.
Philadelphia History Museum, 15 South 7th Street , 215.685.4830, PhiladelphiaHistory.org

Free Dinosaurs for Dad
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University is celebrating fathers with a special Father’s Day promotion- dads get in free with one paying child on June 19. Kids can take dad to naturalist presentations featuring live animals and specimens, explore The Big Dig in Dinosaur Hall, and stroll through the Butterflies! exhibit. Visit ANSP.org to find more activities and online admission discounts for the rest of the family.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.299.1000, ANSP.org

Take Transit
Philadelphia's great transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel, shopping and dining easy in Center City! Get information on routes, fares, schedules and more, at SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org.

Brought to you by the Center City District
and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
Public Ledger Building
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