Events 5/24-5/31: Philly Beer Week Opening Tap, Art Exhibitions and Parties, Memorial Day Cookout & More!

Some of the most interesting things happening across the region from Thursday, May 23rd to Friday, May 31st. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Throwback Thursday in Spring Arts

Thursday, May 23rd

5:30 – 7:30pm

Spring Arts

1000 Nectarine St

Cost: Pay as you go

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend and summer 2019 with an old-school painting event on the back of the Union Transfer building in the 1000 block of Nectarine Street. Celebrate graffiti legends: Lady Pink, Crash, and Daze! Local Artists, Blur and Adam Crawford, will be painting alongside the world-renowned artists. See the finished artwork, dance to DJ Lil’ Dave, and enjoy a popsicle from Purposeful Pops on Nectarine Street from 5:30 to 7:30 pm or check out the after party across the street at Love City Brewing.


Opening: Summer 2019 Exhibitions at AAMP

Friday, May 24th

6 – 8:30 pm

The African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch St

Cost: Free

Two exhibitions will be opening. DO or DIE: Affect, Ritual, Resistance featuring works by Fahamu Pecou (on view from May 25 through August 25, 2019), and Self-Evident by Sonja Clark (on view from May 25 through September 8, 2019). This celebration is free and open to the public, and includes complimentary wine and music.


Assemblage Closing Party

Friday, May 24th

6 – 8pm

Leonard Pearlstein Gallery

3401 Filbert St

Cost: Free

Featuring a performance by one of the artists in the show, Shasta Geaux Pop! Assemblage features works created by artist collectives and looks at the question of authorship and defying categorization. Curated by local artist Maori Karmael Holmes who is the Artistic Director and Founder of the annual Blackstar Film Festival.


Liberty Flea at Cherry Street Pier

Saturday, May 25th

10 am – 5 pm

Cherry Street Pier

121 N Columbus Blvd  

Cost: Pay as you go

Shop for your summer wardrobe from vintage clothing vendors, discover new and unusual decor for your home and shop for artisan goods made here in Philly that you can’t find anywhere else.


Artist Bash: Bring It

Saturday, May 25th

8 – 11 pm

The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Cost: $10

Artist Bash invites you to bring it—your voice, your energy, your vibe—to help create one-of-a-kind art. Get ready for another power packed lineup of performances: Step into a photobooth and become part of a living portrait by Amber Art and Design, a community-driven arts collective. Listen to Yolanda Wisher & The Afroeaters. Yolanda’s vivid words and soaring vocals will be set to the lively sounds of her band the Afroeaters. Jump in with Hip Hop Fundamentals, high-energy performers drawing on the rich history of hip-hop dance. Glbl Vllg ends the night with a concert where the audience is the headliner. Take a turn on the mic, show your dance skills, or just cheer on the performers. Tickets include access to the Barnes’ permanent collection.


Almanac’s Fit Fest

Sunday, May 26th

12 – 10 pm  

Penn Treaty Park

1301 N Beach St

Cost: Free

This free festival will have something for everyone, including participatory workshops, demonstrations, local performances, plus a special encore performance of Communitas: 5 years Later.  


Yoga on the Pier/Memorial Day

Monday, May 27th

9:30 – 10:30 am

Race Street Pier

121 N Columbus Blvd

Cost: Free

Get a healthy start to Memorial Day by partaking in morning yoga at the pier. Get there on time to grab a prime spot for your yoga mat.


Memorial Day Cookout

Monday, May 27th

12 – 10 pm

Love City Brewing

1023 Hamilton St

Cost: Pay as you go

Love City will open EARLY on Memorial Day for another fabulous brewery barbecue. Let them do the grilling for you – they’ll have $1 hot dogs and $2 burgers (while supplies last)! Enjoy cornhole in the brewery, and all your favorite beers on draft.


Networking at Phillies

Wednesday, May 29th  

5 – 8 pm

Citizens Bank Park

1 Citizens Bank Way

Cost: $15-50

Catch a game and network with industry leaders from the area. Network runs from 5 to 7 pm in the Linc parking lot, across from Mcfaddens. Watch the Phillies game after 7. An upper level ticket to the game is included. Meet many new business leads and contacts, all in the relaxed atmosphere of Citizens Bank Park.


Philly Beer Week: Opening Tap 2019

Friday, May 31st

6:30 pm

2300 S. Swanson St

Cost: $46-66

Check out the kickoff party for Philly Beer Week featuring more than 60 breweries including local, national, and brand-spanking new in the Philly beer scene. There will also be live band karaoke with Pat Finnerty & the Full Band!