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Mid-May 2018

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Final Weeks of Spring Training!
Get Fit in Dilworth Park! There are only a few more chances to try free Spring Training sports and fitness programs in Dilworth Park at City Hall:
- Tuesdays (Through May 22): Yoga, Noon and Boot Camp, 6pm
- Wednesdays: City Fit Girls Running Club, 6:30pm
- Thursdays (Through May 31): Zumba, 6pm
- May 19: Zumba® Fest - Dance for Peace, 1-4pm

Also, be sure to fuel up with healthy offerings from the Dilworth Park Café. Spring Training is presented by Rothman Institute with partners Optimal Sport Health Clubs and City Fit Girls. Visit DilworthPark.org/springtraining/ for schedules and fitness tips. In June, keep an eye out for free weekly Center City Fit yoga and fitness boot camp sessions!
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, DilworthPark.org


Center City District Sips is almost here! Starting June 6, from 5-7pm every Wednesday (except July 4), enjoy $6 cocktails featuring Hornitos Tequila, $5 wine, $4 beer and half-priced appetizers all over Center City! Get the full list and specials at CCDSips.com. Sponsored by Hornitos Tequila, Michelob Ultra and Lyft.

Through June 3
The 117th Annual Student Exhibition

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad Street

Through June 30
Chinese Lantern Festival

Franklin Square
6th and Race streets

Opens May 17
Fun Home

Arden Theatre Company
40 North 2nd Street

Opens May 18
Daniel W. Coburn: Becoming a Specter
Julie Anne Greenberg: Considerable
Uncertainty Remains

Jacob Koestler: Copy of a Copy

The Print Center
1614 Latimer Street

May 19
Hannibal Buress

Merriam Theater
250 South Broad Street

Opens May 24
Don't Dress for Dinner

Lantern Theater Company
St. Stephen's Theater
923 Ludlow Street

Opens May 31
Philadelphia International
Festival of the Arts 2018

Various Locations

June 1
Friday Night Live

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

June 2
Laugh or Get Offended Comedy Festival

The Proscenium Theater at The Drake
302 South Hicks Street

June 3
For Lenny: an Intimate Tribute to Leonard Bernstein and his American Legacy

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East

June 4
Center City Fit: Yoga

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

June 5
Center City Fit: Boot Camp

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street


Movie Night on the Row
Join Jewelers’ Row for a free outdoor big screen viewing of Silver Linings Playbook (final scene was shot on Jewelers' Row!) May 18 at 8pm on Sansom Street between 7th & 8th. Grab your Eagles gear, lawn chairs, picnic blankets, family and friends. There'll be food trucks and special discounts from member restaurants & bars. For more information follow Jewelers' Row on Facebook and Instagram. Presented by Jewelers' Row District, Sponsored by Center City District. The rain date is May 21.
Jewelers' Row, Sansom Street between 7th and 8th streets, JRow.org

A Way to Celebrate Harry and Meghan
Celebrate the royal wedding on May 19 with a special viewing and tea party in the Sofitel Philadelphia's Liberte Lounge. From 7-11am, "A Royal Tea" features nine different teas to choose from, with a glass of sparkling wine or a Pimm’s Cup cocktail; an assortment of tea sandwiches; and, of course, plain and seasonal scones. $35 per person. For reservations, call 215.569.8300 or visit OpenTable.com.
Chez Colette, Sofitel Philadelphia, 120 South 17th Street, 215.569.8300, Sofitel-Philadelphia.com

Big, Big Bugs
Xtreme Bugs opens May 26 at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University with nearly 20 giant, moving, hissing, clicking insects from around the world. See- an 18-foot-long wiggling centipede! A five-foot-long blood-sucking bed bug! A 12-foot-tall hissing, pink orchid mantis! Xtreme Bugs blends technology, science, artistry and imagination to capture the most unusual aspects of the insect world. From a fluttering, oversized monarch butterfly to a gigantic Madagascar hissing cockroach, the exaggerated size of these creatures shines a creative spotlight on what makes them extreme. Visitors can also experience a bug’s-eye view of their world, explore critter calls, dig for ancient arthropods, play a bug facts game, and learn why insects are so vital to our daily lives.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.299.1000, ANSP.org

Barnes on the Block
On June 3, The Barnes Foundation is taking street parties to a whole new level with the first-ever Barnes on the Block, sponsored by Target. It's a free outdoor party with food trucks, dancing, and a beer garden in the Barnes parking lot. Indoors, there’s tons of free art to see, including the Barnes collection and Let’s Connect Philly. Brooklyn-based artist Olek will also be on-site to crochet her upcoming mural in partnership with Mural Arts Philadelphia.
The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.278.7000, BarnesFoundation.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. Visit ShopCenterCityPhilly.com to see the eclectic mix of national and independent retailers that await you downtown!


Know of any shopping, dining, happenings, or other inside information you think would be appropriate for IN Center City? Email us at: events@centercityphila.org

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