Events 7/6-7/12: Films at AAMP, First Friday Salsa Night, Concilio’s 37th Annual Hispanic Fiesta, A Land & Water Tour, & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, July 6 to Thursday, July 12. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Films at AAMP: Collective Conscious Shorts

Friday, July 6

6:30 – 9 pm

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch St.

Cost: $12 General Admission

Building upon exhibition themes of social justice, freedom and community,  AAMP presents four short film projects by filmmakers Stefon Bristol (See You Yesterday), Carrie Hawk (black enuf*) and Jamal Lewis (No Fats, No Femmes), along with a film project produced by Big Picture Alliance (We Are Sankofa). Following the screening, filmmakers Carrie Hawk, Jamal Lewis and representatives from Big Picture Alliance will sit down for a moderated discussion and audience Q&A.


First Friday Salsa Night

Friday, July 6

7 – 10 pm

The Schmidt’s Commons

1001 N 2nd St.

Cost: Free

Learn how to salsa dance this Friday at the Piazza! Throughout the summer months, Schmidt’s Commons is bringing salsa dancing to the masses by hosting a monthly first Friday event alongside Siempre Salsa Philly & Take the Lead Dance Project. Join in on the fun, starting promptly at 7 pm, for a free salsa lesson, and then stay for live music, delicious food from Gunners Run, El Camino Real Philadelphia, and Chewys Philly Food Truck!


SPACELAB Opening Reception

Friday, July 6

5:30 – 8:30 pm  

321 Chestnut St.

Cost: $10 suggested donation

Make your way to Old City for a First Friday showcase that’s out of this world! SPACELAB focuses on the connection between the human race and the great unknown of outer space through a variety of mediums. Learn from the artists themselves about their process and enjoy an intimate performance from OOLALA, a band “unbound in its cosmological studies of the universe.” Proceeds from the event will go towards National Liberty Museum’s public programming.  


Here To Stay – Closing Event  

Saturday, July 7

8:30 – 9:30 pm

Chinese Christian Church + Center  

Vine Street Parking Lot 1101 Vine St.

Cost: Free

Join Asian Arts Initiative in collaboration with the Chinatown Art Brigade, Asian Americans United and Viet Lead to support the national Grassroots Asians Risings Youth Summit. Make your way to Callowhill/Chinatown North this Saturday for a large-scale outdoor art show amplifying the “issues of immigrant rights and the increased threats of ICE deportations and detentions on our immigrant communities on both a local and national level.”


Concilio’s 37th Annual Hispanic Fiesta 2018  

July 7 & 8

2 – 8 pm

Penn’s Landing Great Plaza  

Cost: Free

Celebrate Philadelphia’s Latino Community at Concilio’s 37th Annual Hispanic Fiesta taking place this weekend at Penn’s Landing Great Plaza. Fun for the whole family, this two-day activation will include lively music, delectable foods, and artisan crafts from the region.


The Studio is turning 1!

Sunday, July 8

2 – 4 pm  

Jezabel’s Studio

208 S 45th St.

Cost: $5

Located in the heart of West Philly, Jezabel’s Studio is part boutique, part Argentinian tea shop, and part cooking class studio where individuals can learn more about the rich Argentinian culture. Celebrate one year of this community space alongside neighbors and friends while enjoying a traditional Argentinian staple, choripan.


MAAG Garden Party

Sunday, July 8

4 – 7 pm

153 Allens Lane (side entrance on Rural Lane)  

Cost: $20 suggested donation

The Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) provides a space in Northwest Philly for creativity, collaboration, self-actualization, social engagement, and celebration surrounding the arts. Join neighbors and artists to supporting MAAG’s mission at their Garden Party with delicious food, beverages, live music, and two auctions (silent and live) highlighting donated art from MAAG’s membership.


March to End Rape Culture Karaoke Benefit

Wednesday, July 11

10 pm – 2 am  

Win Win Coffee Bar

931 Spring Garden St .

Cost: $5-10 sliding scale donation

Come out to Win Win Coffee Bar for a karaoke fundraiser to support the March to End RapeCulture. DJ Sara Sherr of Sing Your Life Karaoke will be our host for an evening of feminist hits and anthems!


River Reimagined: A Land & Water Tour (Multiple Dates)

Thursday, July 12

2 – 4:30 pm  

Fairmount Water Works

640 Water Works Dr.

Cost: $22

Enjoy a tour of one of Philadelphia’s first tourist attractions, Fairmount Water Works. Stroll alongside the Schuylkill River and tour the South Garden trailing to the Walnut Street Dock where guests will board a one hour narrated cruise down the river. Guided by the Philadelphia Water Department.