Events 6/7-6/14: PRIDE Events, CityWide Summer Happy Hour, West Philly Porchfest, Glow Wellness Tour & More!

Some of the most interesting things happening across the region from Friday, June 7th to Friday, June 14th. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.

First Friday Opening – Twelve Gates Arts

Friday, June 7th

6 – 8:30 pm

Twelve Gates Arts

106 N 2nd St

Cost: Free

Join “Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary” for the First Friday Opening Reception of “Friends”. Experience everything from sculptures and dictionaries to archaeology books and paintings that celebrate and enumerate cultural and historical moments, conversations, personal stories, and most of all, friendships.


LGBT Pride Kickoff Party  

Friday, June 7th

6 – 10 pm

2th and Locust St  

Cost: Pay as you go

Kick-off Pride with a party. Refreshments, food, amusements, and wristbands for the festival discounted to $10 and will go up to $15 on the day of the festival.


Artist Talk with Isaiah Zagar

Friday, June 7th

6 – 8 pm

Philly Magic Gardens

1020 South St

Cost: Free for PMG members; $10 adults; $8 students and senior citizens

Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens invites art enthusiasts to visit the exhibition after hours and chat with Isaiah Zagar. Enjoying complimentary snacks and wine, walk through He Lives A Painted Life in an exclusive and intimate setting and hear the unique stories behind his paintings, his artistic process, and more.


Glow Wellness Tour

Saturday, June 8th

11 am – 5 pm

Better Than Success Venue

2930 Jasper St, #103

Cost: $45-$60

Get ready to step into a wellness event like no other, focused on Latinas and Women Of Color. Get your glow on, get in touch with your raices, your inner brujas, drink green smoothies and wellness potions like your abuelas used to make, and a few glasses of wine in the process. Mingle with other incredible Latinas and Women Of Color looking to improve or stay on track with their health and connect with like-minded souls.


Fishtown Festivale  

Saturday, June 8th

12 – 8 pm


Cost: Pay as you go

Come out for Fishtown’s largest street festival. They are expanding to over six blocks this year to fit even more Fishtown food, drinks, shopping, music, fun stuff for kids, and more!


The Philadelphia Music Festival

Saturday, June 8th

1 – 7 pm

Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden

2241 North Philip St

Cost: $15  

The Philadelphia Music Festival is an all genres of music festival. All proceeds will go to domestic and international charities.  


West Philly Porchfest   

Saturday, June 8th

12 – 6

Various locations across West Philadelphia

Cost: Free

Porchfest is a do-it-yourself community music festival featuring free performances on porches all around the neighborhood. Take a walk around West Philly and check out who is playing.


GET Milked : A Queer Pride Festival & Dance Party!  

Sunday, June 9th

12 – 9 pm


1100 Chestnut St

Cost: Free

Celebrating the end of Philly Beer Week which falls on Philly Pride Fest, Sunday, June 9th, come out to MilkBoy Chestnut for a Queer Pride Festival & Dance Party Hosted by Icon Ebony Fierce.


Learning From the Lenape Nation

Sunday, June 9th

12 – 1:30 pm & 2 – 3:30 pm  

The Lenape Cultural Center at the Bachmann Publick House

169 Northampton St.

Cost: $25

Adam DePaul, will give a lecture that provides historical background on the Lenape people. Learn more about the indigenous people that populated parts of current day New Jersey, New York, Delaware and Pennsylvania, including the Philadelphia region.  


CityWide Summer Happy Hour!

Tuesday, June 11th

5 – 8 pm

Cherry St Pier

121 N Columbus Blvd.

Cost: Pay as you go

The countdown to summer is on! Bring a friend, take in the waterfront views at Cherry Street Pier and toast to a summer filled with adventures. Meet the team behind CityWide Stories at our Summer Happy Hour and learn about how our publication covers the change-makers, movers and shakers, and small businesses that are transforming Philadelphia.


Cirque De La Symphonie

June 13 & 14

Kimmel Center-Verizon Hall

300 S Broad St  

Cost: $60-135

Two great artforms, both requiring agility, creativity, and a lifetime of practice, come together in this thrilling evening featuring Cirque de la Symphonie. Breathtaking acrobatics fly above the Orchestra, accompanied by stunning symphonic repertoire.