This week in Philly: July 27-Aug. 2

Washing of the dog
Trestle Inn hosts the PAWS Dog Wash Saturday. (iStock Photo)

A few ways to spend your week in (and out of) Philly.

Monday, July 27

For the past few weeks, the Good Humor ice cream truck has been making the rounds throughout the city handing out free ice cream. This week, the Good Humor team—a.k.a. the Joy Squad—will be popping up along the Ben Franklin Parkway (Monday), Rittenhouse Square (Monday and Tuesday), Logan Square (Tuesday and Wednesday), Old City (Wednesday and Thursday), the waterfront (Thursday and Friday), Independence Mall (Friday and Saturday) and Love Park (Sunday) at various times. To make sure you don’t miss your shot at free treats, follow them at @GoodHumor to find out when they’ll be at a location nearest you. 

Author Rob Bell brings his live show to the Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.) to tackle those big issues like, you know, your purpose in the world, spirituality and hope. Doors are at 7:30 p.m. for the 8:30 p.m. show.

 

Tuesday, July 28

Instead of posting pictures of your baby to Facebook, show them off on the Wildwoods Boardwalk. Their annual Baby Parade begins at 6 p.m. in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center (Burk Ave. and Boardwalk) where Grand Marshals Harlem Globetrotters will lead a gaggle of babies down the boardwalk to 16th Ave. Register your tot between 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. outside the convention center.

The podcast world comes to life at Cast Party, a variety show of sorts where hosts of Radiolab, Invisibilia, Reply All, With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus and The Truth will perform live…in New York. But you can experience the fun when the event is screened live at area cinemas: UA Riverview Plaza Stadium (1400 S. Columbus Blvd.), Cinemark 16 (Cooper Towne Center, Sommerdale, N.J.) and Neshaminy 24 (3900 Rockhill Dr., Bensalem). The simulcast begins at 8 p.m.

 

Wednesday, July 29

Get a little classy in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Anne d'Harnoncourt Sculpture Garden (2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) with lawn games, live model sketching, inspired by the museum’s Impressionist exhibit, French music and more from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. 

Kid-friendly performances and food trucks (PB&U, Cupcakes to Go Go, Pbon’s Fresh Phood, Mary’s Mobile Diner, Phoebe’s BBQ, and Sweet Pea Ice Cream) are on the bill for Wednesday’s Groovin’ and Grubbin’ outdoor concert series at the Garden State Discovery Museum (2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

Thursday, July 30

Happy birthday, Sesame Place (100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne)! You don’t look a day over 30. The park celebrates its 35th birthday with character-attended buffets at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Fashion, music and art converge for the ultimate aesthetic event. Cult Classic Goods present their latest collaborative effort, featuring custom wears from DNTN brand and Cult Classic. The event, starting at 8 p.m., also features music from Quite Hype and Cam Dooley and a photo series by Brooks Bell. It goes down at the Urban Art Gallery (262 S. 52nd St.).

 

Friday, July 31

Bring the whole family to Hawthorne Park (12th and Catherine Streets) at 7 p.m. for an outdoor screening of Disney’s Big Hero 6.

Storytellers including Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of the Roots, DJ Rich Medina, boxer Bernard Hopkins and other local African American men will share stories addressing social challenges and issues at BEyond Expectations: Engaging Males of Color. The event begins with a discussion with Dr. Arthur C. Evans, Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disability Services. The show runs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (480 S. Broad St.)

 

Saturday, Aug. 1

Dogs and disco? For certain. The Trestle Inn’s (11th and Callowhill Streets) dog wash benefitting PAWS brings both Go Go dancers and dirty pooches to the bar. From noon to 5 p.m., get your pup washed, grab a couple pints of Neshaminy Creek Croydon Cream Ale, hear some ‘70s funk and grab a bite from The Grill Cheese and Phoebe’s BBQ food trucks. Come with or without a dog — there’s enough good times to go around.

A very rock ‘n’ roll, going-to-get loud show from Brooklyn’s Highly Suspect will go down at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) at 8 p.m. Be prepared for searing guitar hooks and cutting vocals.

 

Sunday, Aug. 2

After over a decade hiatus, Phila Flea Markets brings their weekly flea back to the Roosevelt Mall (2323 Cottman Ave.) in the parking lot between Dunkin Donuts and Wendy’s from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. every Sunday. Dozens of vendors will be selling antiques, collectibles, vintage jewelry, clothing, household items and more. 

Round out your Sunday with Sundae. The Illvibe Collective will be making sweet, family-friendly sounds at City Tap House (3925 Walnut St.) from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

For more Things to Do, check out our calendar for the most up-to-date happenings.