Thursday: The Dog Days of Summer
In celebration of National Hot Dog Month (July), the SSHD presents The Dog Days of Summer which will take place from July 18-23 throughout the District. You might not know, but the SSHD has a rich (and tasty) history with hot dogs, going way back to 1895 and the opening of Levis Hot Dogs on South 6th Street. There will be hot dog specials at businesses throughout the District over these 5 days and be sure to join us Sunday July 22 from Noon-5pm for a Hot Dog Block Party along the 600 block of South Street.
Tonight, it’s hot dogs for happy hour at Supper & Brauhaus Schmitz from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday: XPoNential Music Festival
So, we’ve told you about a lot of music festivals in our Do It department articles. But, this is sure to be the mamma-jamma. Taking place across two stages along the Camden waterfront, this music festival will be a feast for your eyes as well as your ears. Big name music groups will be taking the stage like Wilco and Counting Crows. Dawes, Rhett Miller & the Serial Lady Killers, Delta Spirit, Kaki King, Field Report, Kasey Anderson, We Are Augustines, Lower Dens and The Fleeting Ends will also be taking the stage as a few of the more than 30 acts slated this weekend. Gates at Wiggins Park open at 5pm on Friday, July 20, and 11:30am on Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22.
Beat the heat at the Ultimate Philadelphia Ice Cream Festival, hosted by Bassetts Ice Cream and featuring delicious frozen desserts from some of Philadelphia?s finest! The event also features arts and crafts for the kids, live music, games, and more! It’s an event too sweet to miss! It will all go down at Reading Terminal’s Center Court from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The newly re-opened and renovated Rodin Museum premieres a new concert series and an extraordinary work by Tristan Murail.
Murail is a pioneer of computer music and the world’s authority on French Spectralism—a form of composition that relies on an analysis of the fundamental properties of sound and the acoustical properties of musical instruments. The result is the exquisite tones of Murail’s provocative music. This concert offers a unique opportunity to hear a selection of Murail’s very best work, and be the first to hear his new composition. Murail attended Columbia University from 1997 to 2011 and during that time, he worked closely with the Argento Chamber Ensemble on concert performances and an award-winning recording of his chamber music. This program, including commissioning and presentation, has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through the Philadelphia Music Project and by the French American Cultural Exchange through The French-American Fund for Contemporary Music. Rain or Shine. Paid parking is available at Eakins Oval or street parking where available.
To purchase tickets for both the July 22nd Murail Concert and the July 28th Hurel Concert at a discounted rate ($45.00 ($40.00 Members)), please call the Ticket Center at (215) 235-7469 weekdays between 9:00am and 5:00pm.