Thursday: Qfest Opening Night
Get your glam outfits ready for the 18th annual Opening Night Elliott Loves After-Party presented by TD Bank, situated under the stars at the city’s tallest skyscraper located in the heart of Center City, The Comcast Center. QFest is arriving at the city’s sexiest centerpiece bar and restaurant, Table 31. The red carpet is being rolled out as Table 31 opens up this indoor-outdoor space to host the exclusive celebrity gala. Appearances include director Terracino, joined by actress Elena Goode (Ma), and young Elliott star Quentin Araujo.Savor the tastings inspired by Chef Chris Scarduzio’s Table 31. Quench your thirst by our sponsors: Smirnoff Vodka, Coors Lite, Barefoot Wines, Smart Water, Vitamin Zero & Vitamin Water(three complimentary drinks from our generous sponsors). Philly’s legend-in-the-making DJ Jimmy (Dimitrios) DePre will set his unique, dramatic layering sounds from his extensive collection of oldies & today’s house music. No smart phone app needed; just request any song and he knows it. The Drag Mafia Army with Godfather Brittany Lynn will be parading around… Park, Walk, Transit & Cab Availability. Click here to purchase tickets to this event!
Friday: Secret Cinema at the Cemetery
The Secret Cinema project began in 1992 when film collector, Jay Schwartz, realized the need to expose new audiences to neglected films of all kinds. Since then, The Secret Cinema has shown films in dozens of locations around Philadelphia, ranging from private living rooms to 1000-seat capacity 19th century burlesque theaters. This summer, the grainy joys of the film experience will be brought to audiences at everyone’s favorite neighborhood cemetery.
Join us on Friday the 13th at Laurel Hill for this summer screening under the stars. The evening will commence with a a rare screening of a court-ordered exhumation film shot at Laurel Hill Cemetery in 1937. Now, 75 years after this celluloid vestige was made, it will be screened for the public among the very graves that gave it purpose. Afterwards, The Secret Cinema will screen the evening’s feature film, Plan 9 from Outer Space. This 1959 science fiction thriller was directed by Ed Wood and bills Bela Lugosi, posthumously, as the star. The film’s plot, which hinges on aliens resurrecting the earth’s dead, has earned it the unofficial title of “Worst Film Ever Made,” but its charm and entertainment value has spurred much more positive interest in recent decades. Love it or hate it, this American cult classic leaves a lasting impression.
Films, location and date combine for a one-in-a-million kind of evening, promising campy content for conversation for years to come.
In the theme of the Craft Spoken Here exhibition Aimee Olexy, owner of world-renowned Talula’s Table in Kennett Square and partner at STARR Restaurants’ Talula’s Garden on Washington Square will visit the Perelman Building for an on-site artist demonstration, Hostess Crafting, on Saturday July 14.
The “proverbial hostess”, Olexy creates an atmosphere of happiness and conversation at each of her restaurants and events. Specializing in creating tablescapes out of farm fresh food, Olexy will show guests how to take advantage of this season’s abundance of vegetables. When it comes to hostess gifts, Olexy transforms inexpensive, repurposed items into new, chic gifts that will impress your guests and lower your carbon footprint at the same time.
Epicureans and fledgling foodies alike will love Olexy’s light-hearted approach to entertaining, and children are welcome at this family-friendly event. Each guest will receive three tea sandwiches, a lavender lemonade with prosecco and blueberries, and a hostess gift. Tickets cost $40 members receive 10% off.
Sunday: South Philly Summer Fest
East Passyunk hosts the first-ever South Philly Summer Fest presented by Sweet Jane Vintage and Lucky 13 Pub. From 1-8 p.m., 13th Street and Passyunk Avenue will be taking it to the streets, bringing you a block of music, food and drinks and shopping to enjoy the warm weather.
This block party is sure to be a rollicking good time, with performances by: FAR OUT FANGTOOTH, TACO JOINT, HIVELORDS, THE SHAKES, THE LAWSUITS, GOLD CROWNS + vendors including: SWEET JANE VINTAGE, SOME VELVET VINTAGE, BAD PANDA JEWELY, BEAUTIFUL WORLD SYNDICATE, MEDIUM BOB’S CURIOSITY SHOP, NEXT ON THE AVE, ISABELLA PIZZA. SPINNING VINYL ALL DAY: Clark (Lucky 13) + Travis (Medium Bob’s) You can RSVP to the FB invite HERE!