Events 6/1-6/6: Roots Picnic Weekend, Art for the Cash Poor, Philly Beer Week, Freakonomics Radio Live & More

Some of the most interesting things happening across the region from Saturday, June 1st to Thursday, June 6th. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Roots Picnic Weekend   

Saturday, June 1st   

12 pm

The Mann

5201 Parkside Ave

Cost: $99-350

The Roots will headline and celebrate the 20th anniversary of their seminal album Things Fall Apart. The day includes performances from artists such as H.E.R., 21 Savage, Tank & The Bangas, Lil Baby, and many more!


Art for the Cash Poor

Saturday, June 1st  

12 – 6 pm

Spring Arts District

1003 Buttonwood St

Cost: Pay as you go

Art for the Cash Poor is a fabulous annual block party-style event that gives local artists the chance to show and sell their work directly to the public in a lively social atmosphere. This year’s event will be another festive transformation to this evolving neighborhood, fully activated by artists and local organizations.


MilkBoy’s OBG Block Party : A Philly Beer Week Launch Party

Saturday, June 1st  

12 – 8 pm


401 South St

Cost: Free

MilkBoy South Street is closing South Street between the 4th & 5th blocks for the Philly Beer Week Launch Party, celebrating some of the O.G. Brewers who helped the craft beer scene become what it is now on the East Coast. 


Philly Run Fest  

Sunday, June 2nd  

7 – 10:30 am

4231 Avenue of the Republic

Cost: $45-100

Philly Run Fest is a celebration of all things running and Philadelphia. Presented by Philadelphia Runner, Philly Run Fest was founded by passion for our city and built to bring together the Philadelphia running community.


Philly Beer Week Presents : Jimmy Scantron  

Tuesday, June 4th

7 pm – 12 am


1100 Chestnut St

Cost: $10-12  

Philly Beer Week Presents a Tröegs Independent Brewing Event featuring Hometown heroes Jimmy Scantron (of Low Cut Connie) with guests Nalani & Sarina and Taylor Lenahan. Come out for special never before seen releases of the newest Troegs beers in cans and draft along with giveaways, prizes and more.


Baltimore Ave Dollar Stroll  

Thursday, June 6th

5:30 – 8:30 pm

Baltimore Ave

Cost: Pay as you go($1 deals)

University City’s Baltimore Avenue between 43rd and 52nd Street will showcase its charm and businesses with $1 bargains from standout neighborhood business. From $1 pours of craft beers, to ethnic bites, to special memberships and ticket offers, this West Philadelphia event has something for everyone.


Freakonomics Radio Live!

Thursday, June 6th

7:30 pm  

Merriam Theater  

250 S Broad St

Cost: $50   

Come out and listen to Freakonomics Radio, the popular podcast heard by millions on NPR, live on stage at the Merriam Theater! This live journalism podcast is wrapped in a game-show package where they play a game called “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.” It is sure to be an entertaining night.