Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? Metro has you covered.
Cinema in the cemetery
This weekend marks the first of a popular event hosted in a new location by the Friends of Laurel Hill and West Laurel Hill Cemeteries in partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society. Originally started at Laurel Hill in Friends’ Philadelphia, the Cinema in the Cemetery now moves to West Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bala Cynwyd on June 26 at 8:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to pack a picnic, meet up with friends or go on a date, and enjoy an evening under the stars to watch “The Philadelphia Story”. The general ticket price is $ 20 but may vary depending on the age and membership of Friends. In case of bad weather, rainy dates are also scheduled for the next day. Tickets can be purchased online.
225 Belmont Ave., Bala Cynwyd, thelaurelhillcemetery.org
Wings and objects
There’s a very nifty reason to head to shore this weekend. According to a statement, the Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW) Aviation Museum will host the second annual Wings & Things Arts and Crafts Festival on Saturday, June 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The festival features food, drink, entertainment, vendors, and more. As an added bonus, there’s also an exciting new addition for all “Star Wars” fans: this year’s event will feature rebels from the Devaron-Rebel Legion New Jersey base and Imperial soldiers from the Northeast Remnant. Garrison of the 501st Legion. They will be available for photo ops and meetings while more than 20 vendors scattered around the grounds will sell handcrafted and homemade products. Those interested can also have their face made up. Food and drink will be available throughout the day, including Rita’s Water Ice and Philly Pretzel Factory Pretzels. Singer-songwriter Les DeRose will perform from noon to 4 p.m. and classic cars will be on the lot for everyone to see.
Cape May Airport, 500 Forrestal Road, Cape May, New Jersey, usnasw.org
Family pride at the Franklin Institute
This Saturday the whole family can come to the Franklin Institute for the Pride Day celebrations. Those who have stopped by the cultural institution have already seen the colors of the rainbow illuminated within the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial in recognition of the LGBTQIA + community, but this weekend has even more in store. On June 26, museum guests will experience an afternoon of LGBTQIA + inspired performances where science artists from the Franklin Institute join forces with local drag queens for a variety of performances and dissections. Events will include expressive coloring, traveling demonstrations, the science of bubbles and rainbows, photo ops, colorful lights and themed music add to a community celebration which the Institute says Franklin, is designed to offer LGBTQ + people and allies an opportunity to experience solidarity and joy.
222 N 20th St., fi.edu
The Bigger Picture by Chocolate Ballerina Company
The main goal of the Contemporary Community Dance organization is to support the hidden talents of young and adult artists of color in the Philadelphia area and to illustrate the struggles and successes of African American culture through dance. This weekend, Philadelphians will be able to experience the work of the local business in person through a special showcase. This specific performance features students from the various programs of the Chocolate Ballerina Company and will take place in the FringeArts building near the Delaware River Waterfront. The program will spotlight the Tiny Ballerinas from Chocolate Ballerina Company (ages 3 to 6), Pre-Prima Ballerinas (ages 8 to 12) and Premier Primas (ages 18 and over), as well as students from Chocolate’s IMPACT program. Ballerina, which offers free dance lessons and free dance leotards for performers ages 12 to 16. Tickets cost $ 30 per person with an additional virtual streaming option for $ 20 per household also available.
140 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd., chocolateballerinacompany.com
Low cost vaccination clinic at Morris Animal Refuge
There are plenty of reasons to go to the Morris Vaccination Clinic this weekend, and part of it is for our furry friends. This Sunday, from 9 a.m. to noon, Morris Animal Refuge is teaming up with Philadoptables and Philly Auto & Parole to organize a low-cost vaccination clinic at Philly Auto & Parole. Dog owners in need will receive a DHPP vaccine, rabies vaccine, flea and tick prevention, and a free microchip for their dog, according to a statement, for $ 20. Cats and cat owners enjoy the same benefits, except that they will receive the cat-specific FVRCP vaccine rather than the dog-specific DHPP. These life-saving vaccines improve not only the health of the cat or dog that receives them, but also the health of our community as a whole. All vaccines will be administered by trained staff.
5224, avenue Woodland, morrisanimalrefuge.org
For Summerfest, the activities and offerings will reflect the years gone by with the return of the rides, games, concessions and their must-see: the 12,000 square foot ice rink with breathtaking views of the water and the Ben Franklin Bridge. This means Philadelphians can enjoy the Ferris Wheel, Carousel, Gravity Storm Moon Bounce, Artful Golfer Mini Golf, arcade games, and the ride (ball buster, basketball, ball-in-a- basketball, high-strike, etc.) during opening hours.
Food wise, there will be plenty to nibble on and refreshing sips to sip on Chickie’s and Pete’s and Skelly’s concessions while enjoying all that Summerfest has to offer. Chickie’s & Pete’s will operate Crabshack Bar and The Lodge so you can order Wings, Crabfries and Beer in one place, while Skelly’s Amusements will feature seasonal classics such as Funnel Cake, Ice Cream, Lemonade and cotton candy.
101, boulevard Saint-Christophe Colomb, delawareriverwaterfront.com