Weekend Warriors: June 21-22


Happy Friday, and congratulations on completing the second FMR exam! If you were planning on staying in and watching the World Cup, consider a change in plans; this Saturday offers a watch party in the heart of Philadelphia. Here are some suggestions on how to make the most of your weekend from Uwishunu.com  

Ben Franklin Parkway

If you didn’t make it out to last weekend’s recommended events, or if they only whetted your appetite for Philadelphia street fairs, make your way to Eakins Oval, 2609 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, for It’s A Small World At the Oval on Saturday the 21st. The day starts at 9:00 AM with a free, two-hour yoga class. A World Cup Watch Party will be held for both of the afternoon’s games; Argentina and Iran face off starting at 12:00, and the Germany-Ghana game kicks off at 3:00. The day’s final event runs from 8:30 PM to 11:00 PM with an outdoor screening of The Italian Job. A BMW mini rally will also be held. Food trucks, music, cornhole toss, and giant chess and checkers boards will be available throughout the day. Admission is free.

Looking for some intellectual stimulation that doesn’t involve spreadsheets? Those with an interest in the story behind stories, or those who were fascinated by Where the Wild Things Are as children, might get a kick out of Sendak in the Sixties, an exhibition running at the Rosenbach Museum and Library through November 2nd. Maurice Sendak’s work as an author and illustrator, which left an indelible mark on children’s literature, was heavily influenced by the political and social turbulence of the 1960’s.The Rosenbach exhibition tells this story through  Sendak’s letters, illustrations, and personal reflections. Admission is $5 for students, so bring your wildcard.

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