July 20, 2012 by Entertainment Desk
The Philadelphia Zoo Summer Ale Festival
The Philadelphia Zoo invites you to Summer Ale Festival 2012 as we raise a glass to our favorite summer seasonal beers and sample local bites. Celebrate regional craft beers and local foods while strolling through beautiful gardens, home to 1,300 rare and endangered species from around the world.
Summer Ale Festival continues to be one of the region’s top summer events and one that you don’t want to miss!
Philadelphia Zoo at 34th Street and Girard Avenue
Saturday, July 21, 6:30-10 p.m.
General admission: $65 (tickets sold in advance only)
The Music of John Williams: An 80th Birthday Celebration
John Williams has amassed five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, 21 Grammy Awards and seven BAFTA Awards. The reason for his amazing success is that he writes the most majestic and beautiful music in cinema history and for the concert stage. In an exciting salute to the maestro, The Philadelphia Orchestra will be presenting selections from his most famous hits.
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Friday, July 20, 8 p.m.
Admission: $49.50, $25.00, $17.50, $12.50 (terrace or lawn)
The Dog Days of Summer
In celebration of National Hot Dog Month (July), the South Street Headhouse District presents The Dog Days of Summer, which will take place from July 18-23 throughout the District. You might not know, but the SSHD has a rich (and tasty) history with hot dogs, going way back to 1895 and the opening of Levis Hot Dogs on South 6th Street. There will be hot dog specials at businesses throughout the District over these five days and be sure to join us Sunday, July 22, from noon -to 5 p.m. for a Hot Dog Block Party along the 600 block of South Street.
South Street Headhouse District
July 19-23, see website for event times
Shakespeare in Clark Park presents: Merry Wives of Windsor
Falstaff is looking for love! Well, maybe not exactly love exactly -— he has his eye on two feisty housewives. Unfortunately for him, the witty wives have their own plans. This delightful romp is a summer treat and sure to be a rollicking good time for the whole family.The cast features Jess Conda as Mistress Ford, Mary Tuomanen as Mistress Page, and Robert DaPonte as Falstaff. The cast also includes Akeem Davis, Marcel Foster, Benjamin Grinberg, Jenna Horton, Sara Yoko Howard, John Jarboe, Matthew Mastronardi, Reuben Mitchell, Isa St. Clair, and Wendy Staton.
July 25-29, 7 p.m.
Morgan’s Pier Guest Chef Happy Hour Series
Welcome to Morgan’s Pier, the Philadelphia waterfront’s newest addition. Located just steps from the Ben Franklin Bridge, our backyard beer garden boasts a foodie picnic menu, an assortment of American craft beer and an array of live entertainment.At Morgan’s Pier enjoy the engaging environment with a city backyard-feel overlooking the Delaware River. Filled with wooden picnic tables, vintage umbrellas, market lights, an abundance of Linden Trees, and natural landscaping, Morgan’s Pier is a truly unique waterfront destination. Our first of three “Guest Chef Happy Hours” at Morgan’s Pier will be Terrence Feury.
July 24, August 21 and September 10, 5-7 p.m.
Pay -as- you- go