5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Things to do in Philly this week Phish

Need some inspiration to spice up your week? We’ve got you covered. From rock concerts to foodie fun, here’s our guide to the best things to do in Philly this week.

Things to do in Philly this week


Though they got their start as Grateful Dead acolytes (and still are, frankly), Phish expanded its jamming prog-psychedelic sound into a rainbow of inspiration and invention.  Plus, fans can celebrate the launch of the quartet’s SiriusXM channel, Phish Radio, with a live concert broadcast from Atlanta, and a chat with guitarist-singer Trey Anastasio.

Aug. 7-8, BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J., $45+, livenation.com

Moo Moo Milk Bar

The family behind the Shoo Fry snack enterprise in Rittenhouse open Moo Moo Cereal Milk Bar for young and old alike. While Moo Moo serves milkshakes and La Colombe draft lattes, cereal is the order of the day, an obvious draw as it’s stuffed into homemade ice cream, and swimming in milk in silly combination bowls such as Apple Pie Bowls and PB & J Bowls.

Aug. 8, noon, Moo Moo Milk Bar, 4751 West Chester Pike, facebook.com/pg/MooMooCerealBar


The team behind the cluster of neighboring Center City drink-and-eateries such as BRU, U-Bahn, Finn McCool’s Ale House, Tinsel, Cinder and Uptown Beer Garden –Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group – open another spot in Midtown Village. This time, the indoor-outdoor spot is located at ye old Tradesman’s Trust Building at the corner of Chestnut and Juniper, and the concept is BBQ, whiskey and back again.

Aug. 8, 5 p.m., Tradesman’s 1322 Chestnut St., facebook.com/tradesmansphl

Richard Schwartz

Schwartz has written a fascinating book, “The Man Who Lit Lady Liberty, The Extraordinary Rise and Fall of Actor M. B. Curtis,” based on the true story of saving the Statue of Liberty by sheer force of will and his own determination.

Aug. 8, 6:30 p.m., Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust St., free., freelibrary.org

‘The Parent Trap’

The free summer screening series in the Haas Biergarten outside of FringeArts always has a monthly theme, and for August, it’s Summer Camp time. What better camp is there than the one Lindsay Lohan attended as both Hallie and Annie, identical twins separated at birth, who reunite at summer camp for “The Parent Trap.”

Aug. 8, 8:30 p.m., FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd., free, fringearts.com

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