September 3, 2015 |

Top 5 Events: Turn Back the Clock


The first week of classes is upon us.  Good bye bikinis and tan lines (or, in my case, Netflix) and hello classrooms and textbooks!  Before exams and homework completely crush our social life, take advantage of the city and reminisce on an easier time when the first week of school meant no homework and you actually had time to go outside (but chose to watch TV instead – this is becoming a recurrent theme) and enjoy the fresh air and sunlight before it’s too late and we are surrounded on all sides by snow.  So, go and show off that summer glow and enjoy a nice, cold beverage to take the heat off this weather.

Movie Night on the Schuykill Banks
When: Thursday, September 3 from 7:30pm – 9:30 pm Where: Schuykill Banks near the Philadelphia Museum of Art Cost: Free

Take a break from your history textbook to join Bill and Ted on their excellent adventure through time as they try to pass history.  Grab a blanket, some snacks, and your friends to watch this movie on the green.  The movie will start at dusk and snacks are offered on a first come first serve basis.  The Schuykill Banks Movie Series is presented by CSX Transportation. PARTY ON, DUDES!

Art Splash
When: until September 9th; Tues-Sun 10-5, Wed until 7 Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art  Cost: Free after admission

Give your mind an artistic break at the PMA!  Join people of all ages to create art no matter your skill level at the Splash Studio and enjoy a nature-focused collection of art at the Art Splash Gallery.  Then talk a walk through art history by checking out the rest of the museum’s fantastic collections.

Second Nature: Junk Rethunk
When: 9:30 am – 5pm Sunday – Saturday Where: Philadelphia Zoo Cost: Free after admission

Head over to the zoo to see a Blue Gorilla and an alligator made from chewing gum at the Zoo! Artists from all over the world repurposed everyday materials into wonderful and creative works of art.  The art “engage, amaze and inspire so that reducing, reusing and recycling becomes Second Nature to all of us” and makes us think about reducing and reusing to save energy and therefore wildlife.

The Art of the Brick
When: Through October 4, 9:30 am – 5 pm Where: Franklin Institute Cost: $10 after admission

See contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya’s LEGO masterpieces. While some pieces show famous works of art including Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, others portray human emotion and dinosaurs. After you check out the largest display of LEGO brick art, head on over to Ben’s Brick House to try your hand.  You’re never too old to play with LEGOs!

Made in America Festival
When: Sept. 5 and 6 Where: Ben Franklin Parkway Cost: A two day pass costs up to $150

Last, but certainly not least, listen to the former Disney star (and your crush in junior high) Nick Jonas, sing alongside Queen Bey, The Weekend, and others.  But get your tickets soon, they’re selling fast!


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