Things to do this week in Philadelphia: Tribute to Jerry Garcia, Alicia Keys

The Wooden Art Center celebrates its 25th year of artists in residence with an opening exhibition reception showcasing their work. The Windgate Wood Art Residency invites six artists from various disciplines – including three from Philadelphia – to come together for eight weeks to study, learn from each other and, above all, create. The works produced include digital creations, furniture and multimedia projects. The reception includes a talk about the gallery, a tour and a meeting with the artists. The exhibition runs until Sunday, October 23.

  • What: Opening of the exhibition/conversation
  • Where: The Wooden Art Center, 141 N. 3rd St.
  • When: Friday, August 5, 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • How much: Free, open to the public


More parties

If festivals are your thing, this is your weekend, if you have the stamina to navigate from one to the next. In addition to the festivals mentioned above, several other cultural festivals take place. On Saturday, the Indonesian Festival at the Fleisher Memorial from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. celebrates the arts and culture of Eastern Indonesia through music and dance. Part of PECO’s series of multicultural summer festivals, Celebrate Asia will be held at Race St. Pier on Saturday, August 6, from 1-5 p.m. and Sunday, 2-8 p.m. The ACANA African Festival celebrates Africa’s heritage and culture with a performance by Nigerian artist Wande Coal. Shady Brook Farm celebrates its annual Sunflower Festival this weekend and the day after with Instagram-friendly setups, pick-your-own sunflowers and family-friendly activities including wagon rides.

  • What: Street and farm parties
  • Where: Various places
  • When: Saturday August 6, Sunday August 7
  • How much: Free

outdoor movies

During the pandemic, the world has rediscovered drive-ins, which remain woefully rare even in the state that has the oldest continuously operating drive-thru in the country. Now that we’re back outdoors, interest in drive-ins has waned, but outdoor movie screenings are still available. On Friday, Dilworth Park hosts Pictures in the Park with an 8:15 p.m. screening of “Spiderman: No Way Home.” On Saturdays at 8:30 p.m., the Roosevelt Mall is home to the Carside Cinema with a free screening (with registration) of “Moana.” And Questlove’s Oscar-winning “Summer of Soul” arrives in Clark Park as the sun sets Friday.

  • What: Outdoor film screenings
  • Where: Various places
  • When: Friday August 6, Saturday August 7
  • How much: Free


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