Classic Comedy Films Come to Clark Park
Shhh! Don’t tell anybody, but Laurel & Hardy, Buster Keaton and more legendary film fools will come alive Aug. 24. That’s when Friends of Clark Park will open neighborhood archivist Jim Keitzman’s amazing collection for a public peek in the park. The show will start at sundown. Gather on the bank of the Bowl just above the Shed. It’s free for all. No strings attached. Outdoor summer evenings are passing fast, so make sure to enjoy a glamorous movie night out in the park, under the stars.
Clark Park, 43rd Street and Chester Avenue
Saturday, Aug. 24, sundown
Philadelphia Weekly’s Concerts in the Park
PW’s Concerts in the Park series returns this August to Rittenhouse Square Park for its triumphant 23rd year showcasing acclaimed and emerging artists on today’s breaking music scene. Concerts in the Park attracts a vibrant audience of adults from across the city and the greater Philadelphia region, creating an entertainment experience like no other. Every year, more than 10,000 music fans flock to the three-week concert series to listen, socialize, eat, drink and shop in Rittenhouse Square. The series kicked off Aug. 21 with V and Lady Alma. The next and final show will be Wednesday, Aug. 28, featuring Mic Stewart, Cee Knowledge and the Cosmic Funk Orchestra, and a surprise guest.
Rittenhouse Square Park
Wednesday, Aug. 28, 6-9 p.m.
Rally for Rock
Rock to the Future, an organization providing free music education to Philadelphia’s underserved youth, is hosting a free concert: Rally for Rock. This event is meant to promote the benefits and importance of music education in our city. Spend a beautiful summer day listening to local musicians like The Dead Milkmen, Andrew Lipke, West Philadelphia Orchestra, Conversations with Enemies, You Do You, and the Rock to the Future student house band.
Liberty Lands, 926 N. American St.
Saturday, Aug. 24, noon to 8 p.m.
A group of area musicians, many of whom saw firsthand the life-shattering aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, began organizing a benefit show to make sure the restoration efforts continued, even after the media coverage had moved on. RestorationFest Philly hopes to show the strong force that can be gathered when a group of dedicated people pulls together local and regional support to showcase some talented people with the common goal of restoration of property, economy and lives. So show your support by rocking out to eight bands in one night, with proceeds going to the Red Cross.
Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.
Saturday, Aug. 24, 6 p.m.
PHAIR brings an exciting open-air market to the City of Philadelphia where local shoppers, art and food lovers, and visitors can mingle, buy, view, eat and have fun outdoors. Our inspiration comes from many places, specifically European open-air markets and art-and-craft fairs across the U.S., including many here in Philadelphia. To that end, PHAIR creates a community of art, vintage and food lovers to gather and support each other’s work while strengthening small, creative businesses so that they may thrive and be successful.
23rd and Arch streets
Every Saturday through Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.