Events 7/13-7/19: Bastille Day Feasts, FIFA World Cup Finale Block Party, Dinos After Dark & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, July 13 to Thursday, July 19. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.

We The People Improv Festival

July 11-14

Varying show times  

Philly Improv Theater

2030 Sansom St.  

Cost: Ticket varies per show. Full festival passes and day passes are available

Join We the People Improv for a jam packed, four-day festival, featuring acts from all around the world! With a perfect mix of local and outside talent, this festival will showcase the best of the best in the improv world.



Friday, July 13

6:30 – 8:30 pm  

La Colombe

1335 Frankford Ave.

Cost: Free (RSVP encouraged)

Social justice and music collide during the third installment of The Hope & Fury concert series from La Colombe, RECPhilly and Yards Brewery. The event will start with a panel discussion about gender equality and misrepresentation of women in the media. On hand for the discussion will be Lauren Hart, women’s & LGBTQ+ rights advocate Anne Wakabayashi, and Vita and the Woolf’s Jennifer Pague. Donations will be collected for the Women’s Media Center, a progressive, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to raise the visibility, viability and decision-making power of women and girls in media. Donations will help to ensure that their stories get told and their voices are heard. Come out for an evening of food, free Yards Beer, music and great discussions by Philadelphians for Philadelphians.


Bastille Day 2018: The Farewell Tour

Saturday, July 14

5:30 – 6:30 pm,

Eastern State Penitentiary

2027 Fairmount Ave.

Cost: Free

Come out for one last huzzah with the Bearded Ladies, and consume your final butterscotch krimpet thrown from the walls of the penitentiary. We hear there will be some other surprises as well!


Bistrot La Minette Bastille Day Feast

Saturday, July 14 & Sunday, 15

12 – 10:30 pm  

Bistrot La Minette

623 South 6th St.  

Cost: $40 – Call to make a reservation (215-925-8000) or drop in.

Celebrate Bastille Day at Bistrot La Minette with a tempting four-course dinner. Chef Kenneth Bush and his team have crafted a decadent spread of French delicacies. Start off your meal with chilled potato leek soup with parsley oil and croutons, then sample an array of delicacies from the buffet, including patés, quiche and oven roasted veggies. For the fourth course you can choose between half roasted chicken, filet of salmon or a pan-seared pork chop. Top off your dinner by trying either a layered almond cake, chocolate mousse or caramelized puff pastry!

The special Bastille Day Menu will be available from 12 noon until 10:30 pm on Saturday and until 9 pm on Sunday.



Bastille Day Block Party

Saturday, July 14

12 – 7 pm

The Good King

614 S. 7th St.

Cost: Pay as you go

Come out for the ultimate block party in Queen Village hosted by The Good King Tavern! Their neighbors, Nomad Pizza and Hale & True, will be slinging some French inspired pizzas and local cider. There will be lots of music (Liberty Bellows, Davey & the Chains, Guy Tripper & Maggy’s Rooftop Aerial spinning beats), games (pétanque & corn-hole), face-painting and dancing!  



10 Years of Parc: Bastille Day Celebration  

Saturday, July 14

12 – 5 pm


227 S 18th St.

Cost: Pay as you go

Parc is turning 10! Come celebrate on Bastille Day with an outdoor festival on 18th Street. Bring the whole family (pups welcome!) and enjoy a day filled with balloons, face painting, a photo booth, and a cookie decorating station by Pastry Chef Abigail Dahan.


Artist Talk: Jean Shin

Saturday, July 14

2 – 3:30 pm

Asian Arts Initiative  

1219 Vine St.

Cost: Free

Jean Shin is nationally recognized for her monumental installations that transform everyday objects into elegant expressions of identity and community. Join her as she discusses 20/20, created as part of Asian Arts Initiatives’ Chinatown In/flux, as well as her current solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Come out to listen to this amazing artist discuss her work!


FIFA World Cup 2018 Final Block Party

Sunday, July 15

10 am – 5 pm  

Brauhaus Schmitz

718 South St.  

Cost: Free or $60 for VIP ticket

Make your way to South Street’s popular German beer destination, Brauhaus Schmitz, for a FIFA World Cup viewing party of epic proportions! Root for your favorite team while viewing the game on a 20 ft elevated screen. The event is free to attend and family friendly. Space is limited and will be first come, first serve.

Upgrade your experience with a $60 VIP ticket that includes bottomless beer (one hour before kick-off, through the final whistle), two food tickets, and seating in the private beerhall which comes with 10 ft. projector screen. No matter what, you’ll be screaming “GOAL!” before the night’s over!


Summertime Dinos After Dark  

Tuesday, July 17

4 – 10 pm  

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Cost: Pay what you wish

Come out for an exciting evening of culture, science and dance. The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University has partnered with BalletX for a delightful combo of ballet, beer, and dinosaurs at Dinos After Dark. Beer will be permitted inside the museum.


From the Sidelines

Thursday, July 19

6:30 – 9 pm  

Yards Brewing Company

5oo Spring Garden St.

Cost: $75

Calling all sports fans! Join the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News for an evening celebrating their coverage of an unforgettable year in Philly sports. Reporters and photographers will give you a glimpse into the life of a sports journalist, sharing their favorite stories and answering your questions.