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
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!