Events 8/13-8/22: Urban Riding Basics Class, Grease in Concert, Drink for a Cause, Dog Days of Summer Yappie Hour & More!

Some of the most interesting things happening across the region from Tuesday, August 13th to Thursday, August 22nd. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Disney Pixar Movie Trivia at the Field House  

Tuesday, August 13th 

7:30 – 9:30 pm 

Field House Philly  

1150 Filbert St

Cost: Free 

Think you’re an expert on Pixar movies? Come out for FIVE unique and challenging rounds on all your favorite Pixar Movies! 


Urban Riding Basics Class  

Wednesday, August 14th 

6 – 7:30 pm  

Walnut Street West Library 

201 S 40th St 

Cost: Free 

If you are looking to know more about your rights and duties as a cyclist, this FREE Urban Riding Basics class is just for you. This is an indoor, discussion-based class that covers the benefits of biking, encourages good cycling behavior, and reviews bike infrastructure and laws. It also covers urban riding techniques and tips, equipment usage, and will introduce folks to Indego bike sharing.


Grease in Concert   

Thursday, August 15th  

8 – 10 pm 

The Mann  

5201 Parkside Ave

Cost: $25-65 

Listen to all of the iconic songs from the hit musical at the spectacular Mann. 


Smooth Jazz Sumer Nights: Jessy J  

Friday, August 16th 

7:30 – 9 pm 

Penn’s Landing 

Cost: Free 

This free outdoor concert series highlights renowned jazz and blues musicians from across the globe.  


The Silliest Story Ever Told 

Friday, August 16th 

6 – 7:30 pm 

Hoffman Field 

21 W Washington Ln 

Cost: $5 suggested donation 

Come out for an outdoor event for the whole family. This year’s performance jumps deep into the imagination with favorite storybook characters including Humpty Dumpty, Mother Mae Eye, Grumpy Owl and more. Complete with a food fight, this beloved story of adventure will be one you don’t want to miss!


Soap-Making Workshop at Bartram’s Garden  

Tuesday, August 20th 

6 – 8 pm 

Bartram’s Garden 

5400 Lindbergh Ave 

Cost: $15-20  

Learn the art of creating healthy, safe, hand-crafted soap using everyday natural ingredients such as essential oils, butters, and herbs that can be found in your own kitchen or garden. 


Dog Days of Summer Yappie Hour: City Tap  

Tuesday, August 20th 

6 – 9 pm 

City Tap House: University City

3925 Walnut St 

Cost: Pay as you go  

Enjoy live music, and fun toys and activities for your dog! Plus Home at Last Dog Rescue will be on-site with adoptable pups! 


Drink for a Cause: Pink Boots Society  

Thursday, August 22nd 

6 – 9 pm  

The Bourse 

111 S Independence Mall 

Cost: Pay as you go 

Come out for the August Drink for a Cause happy hour. A portion of the night’s proceeds will benefit  Pink Boots Society – Greater Philadelphia Regional Chapter. This organization was created to encourage women in the beer industry to advance their careers through education.