Looking for weekend plans? We’ve got a few suggestions: from an improv comedy show in Northern Liberties, to some jazz in Clarkson Park, to getting active on MLK Jr. Drive!
Improv Comedy Night
A night of improv is bound to be full of laughs! This comedy night, hosted by Joey Beams, is free.
Mayor’s Cup Championship
The Mayor’s Cup was born out of a simple observation: Philadelphia has a tremendous network of local running clubs. The Cup is actually five events, held on a single day, with a single start/finish line. Runners from different communities– fast runners and slow runners, trail runners and road runners, ultra-runners and 5K specialists, competitors and volunteers– come together to represent their “team.”
When: Saturday, August 11, 6:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: West Fairmount Park, starts at Belmont Plateau (1800 Belmont Mansion Dr, 19131)
More info: Register at runsignup.com/PhiladelphiaMayorsCup.
Jazz in the 9th Concert Series
Councilwoman Cherelle L. Parker, in collaboration with Olney Culture Lab, host the Jazz in the 9th Summer Concert Series 2018. This concert, the last in a free series, will feature Double Portion Ensemble & NewERA Collective. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chair and enjoy the melodic vibes of these performers.
Ride or run on MLK, Jr. Drive
Did you know you can ride your bike or run on MLK, Jr. Drive each Saturday and Sunday? This four-mile stretch is closed off to cars every Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. so that runners, cyclists, and pedestrians have the road to themselves. Please note: the portion between the Art Museum and Sweetbriar Drive reopens to vehicles at 12 p.m.; Sweetbriar to the East Falls Bridge remains closed to vehicles through 5 p.m.
This closure runs from April through October. Check it out this weekend!
When: Sunday, August 12, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: MLK, Jr. Drive (also known as West River Drive)
And as always, Parks on Tap continues to travel around the city! This weekend, Parks on Tap travels to Dickinson Square.