September 2018 Events in University City

Aug 29, 2018 22 days ago

Each month we aim to highlight theater, art, music, food, and tech events happening in University City. Want your event listed? Email us to get your organization added to our mailing list! 

What's Happening in September

 

  • Parks on Tap in Clark Park 
    • Parks on Tap, the roving beer garden put on by the Fairmount Park Conservancy, is returning to Clark Park from Wednesday, August 29th through Monday, September 3rd!  Check their website for special events.
      • When: Wednesday, August 29th through Monday, September 3rd 
      • Where: 43rd and Chester 
      • Price: Pay as you go for food and drinks  
      • Get more info here!

 


  • Author Reading and Comedy at Dock Street Cannery
    • The Dock Street Cannery will host two great nights of creativity! On September 6, four accomplished local authors will share their writing at 7pm, and then friends and neighbors can read work aloud on the mic. On September 26th, 7 local comics will perform free comedy. 
      • When: Reading Thursday, September 6th at 7 pm, Comedy on September 26th at 8pm
      • Where: Dock Street Cannery at 705 S 50th St
      • Price: Pay as you go for food and drinks  
      • Get more info here!

 


 

  • Distrito's 10th Anniversary Block Party
    • On Saturday, September 8th Distrito will be throwing a street festival to celebrate their 10th anniversary! The event will feature with Chef Jose Garces, live music from The Collctve, Distrito favorites like tacos, quesadillas, and of course, margaritas! The family-friendly day includes face painting, raffles, prizes, and a photo booth! Ticket price includes admission, one drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), and two tacos.
      • When: Saturday, September 8th from 11:30 Am - 7 PM 
      • Where: 3945 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia 
      • Price: $20 for adults, kids 10 and under free! 
      • Get your tickets here

 


 

  • N2N Street Festival: A Tribute to Aretha Franklin 

    • The N2N (Neighborhood to Neighborhood) Festival returns to West Philly with a tribute to Aretha Franklin! Come out and listen to Kathy Sledge, Jean Carne, Kelly Price, Kindred the Family Soul, Keke Wyatt, and Monica pay tribute to the Queen of Soul. Don't miss performances by local artists as well as specials guests such as Wendell Holland, II, winner of this year's Survivor and hosts Comedian, Skeet and WDAS host, Patty Jackson. 

 


 

  • High Holidays at Kol Tzedek Synagogue 
    • Join Kol Tzedek Synagogue for ten days of celebration and transformation! Communal services, meals, and family programming throughout Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.
      • When: September 9-19 (see website for specific dates)
      • Where: Calvary Center for Culture & Community at 801 S. 48th Street
      • Price: Contributions accepted
      • Learn more

 

 


  • The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll
    • The Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll, presented in association with the Baltimore Avenue Business Association (BABA), returns with $1 bargains from neighborhood favorites, ranging from bites from signature restaurants to pet supplies to theater tickets. The event also highlights new businesses along the constantly growing commercial corridor and assists community vendors with licensing and permitting through the Philadelphia Health Department so they can safely sell food.
      • When: Thursday, September 13th from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      • Where: Baltimore Avenue from 43rd to 52nd Streets 
      • Price: Free to attend and pay as you go
      • More information

 


  • New Sound Brass and Joy Ike

    • Our 40th Street Summer Series concludes with a performance by local favorites New Sound Brass and opener Joy Ike! New Sound Brass mixes funk, R&B, gospel and rock to make a sound that’s a fresh and soulful twist on various styles of music. Opening the show will be Joy Ike, whose percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals have drawn comparisons to Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple.
      • When: Saturday, September 15th at 6 pm
      • Where: 40th and Walnut behind the Walnut West Library
      • Price: Free!
      • Click here to RSVP

 


  • Intro to Permaculture at Greensgrow West 
    • Learn about the basics of permaculture and how to apply them in your own outdoor spaces with one of our staff experts. We will help you build your own backyard conversion plan, including a personalized perennial fruit and vegetable list, to give you all the knowledge you need to make your garden flourish sustainably.
      • When: September 16th 12 noon - 1:30 pm
      • Where: 5123 Baltimore Avenue
      • Price: $15.00 per ticket
      • Learn more and register

 


  • University City MIX Networking Event
    • University City District's networking event series MIX returns on Thursday, September 20. This edition will be held at 3737 Chestnut’s rooftop terrace from 5:30-7:30 pm, where you’re invited to network with other professionals in the area and enjoy light fare, beverages, and spectacular views of Philadelphia’s skyline. In the event of inclement weather, the networking will move indoors to their chic indoor lounge.

 


 

 


 

  • New Sound Brass and Joy Ike
    • Our 40th Street Summer Series concludes with a performance by local favorites New Sound Brass and opener Joy Ike! New Sound Brass mixes funk, R&B, gospel and rock to make a sound that’s a fresh and soulful twist on various styles of music. Opening the show will be Joy Ike, whose percussive piano-playing and soaring vocals have drawn comparisons to Corinne Bailey Rae, Norah Jones, and Fiona Apple.
      • When: Saturday, September 15th at 6 pm
      • Where: 40th and Walnut behind the Walnut West Library
      • Price: Free!
      • Click here to RSVP

 


  • Garden Court Sip & See Saturdays
    • Garden Court Plaza is hosting a weekly Open House from 12-3pm, Sip & See Saturdays. Stop in for a tour of their newly renovated apartments and enjoy sipping on a complimentary mimosa as you SEE yourself living there.  

 


 

  • Community Garden Days at Greensgrow West
    • This is the time of year when we celebrate some of our favorite folks –YOU! The intrepid dirt diggers who go to great lengths to make their neighborhood shine, gardeners who toil in our city’s jam-packed plots despite the challenges. Enjoy 10% off of purchases for your community garden on those days at Greensgrow Farms and Greensgrow West!
      • When: September 22nd and 23rd 
      • Where: Greensgrow West 5123 Baltimore Avenue
      • Price: Your garden must be registered to receive the discount at the time of purchase. Discount applies to nursery items only–produce and other food items are not included.
      • Learn more

 

 


 

 

Greensgrow West Farm Dinner

  • Enjoy a night of farm to table fare at Greensgrow West featuring produce grown at Greensgrow Farms in Kensington and our favorite farmer partners. You’ll be served a four-course family style meal including a happy hour and dessert, learn about their partner farms and how Greensgrow supports a network of local farms through our Farm Share, farmstand and Mobile Markets and fun events like their farm dinner.
    • When: September 22nd from 6 pm - 9 pm
    • Where: Greensgrow West 5123 Baltimore Avenue
    • Price: $60 per ticket, early bird discount on webpage! 
    • Learn more

 


 
  • Rescheduled! Movies in Clark Park
    • On September 28th we will show either Coco or Black Panther, both of which were rained out on their scheduled dates. Stay tuned for more information! Come to Clark Park to for un poco loco showing of Disney's Coco! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, dancing feet, and enjoy this free movie in Clark Park!
      • When: Friday, September 28th. Event starts at 6:30, movie starts at  8 (weather permitting). 
      • Where: Clark Park Bowl (43rd and Baltimore)
      • Price: Free
      • Click here to RSVP and stay updated!

 

 


 

  • Circa: Humans at the Annenberg Center
    • Australia’s bold, contemporary circus troupe, Circa returns to the Annenberg Center with the U.S. premiere of Humans, a tour de force about the power in physical and emotional strength.
      • When: Friday, September 28th at 8 PM and Saturday, September 29th at 2 PM
      • Where: Annenberg Center (3680 Walnut Street)
      • Price: $29
      • Tickets

 


 

  • Trolley Portal Gardens Ribbon Cutting 
    • Join University City District and Trolley Car Station to celebrate the opening of Trolley Portal Gardens, the brand new public space at 40th and Baltimore! The program will include remarks and light refreshments.  
      • When: Thursday, September 27th from 5 pm - 7 pm
      • Where: 40th Street Trolley Portal 
      • Price: Free with RSVP
      • RSVP here

 


  • Go West! Craft Fest
    • Find unique, creative wares by 100 local makers. Artisan jewelry, functional ceramics, homewares, clothing, cards, candles, soaps, scents, sweets, toys, tinctures, treasures and works of art.
      • When: Saturday, September 29th from 11am - 5pm (Rain Date 9/30)
      • Where: The Woodlands (40th and Woodland)
      • Price: Free to attend and pay as you go
      • Learn more

 


 

  • Vijay Iyer at Annenberg Center 
    • One of the most interesting and vital young pianists in jazz today” (Pitchfork), Grammy® Award-nominated composer/pianist Vijay Iyer makes his Annenberg Center debut in a rare solo performance.
      • When: Saturday, September 29th at 8 PM 
      • Where: Annenberg Center (3680 Walnut Street)
      • Price: $29
      • Tickets
 

 

 

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