July 13-15: 2nd Friday on Lancaster Ave | Moonlight Movies | spooky Secret Cinema | Wissahickon hike | Bastille Day

Second Friday on Lancaster Avenue

Friday, July 13, 5-8pm.  Lancaster Avenue from 35th to 43rd Streets. Join neighbors and businesses for an evening out strolling Lancaster Avenue. Lancaster Avenue 21st Century Business Association, People’s Emergency Center, Drexel University and Flying Kite are co-hosting and Flying Kite’s On The Ground office (4017 Lancaster Ave.) will be the unofficial HQ for Second Friday. There will be puppetry, performances, food and drink specials, art, and sidewalk sales.

Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy: To Kill A Mockingbird

Friday, July 13, 8:30pm. Lovett Library Park, 6945 Germantown Avenue. On Fridays until August 17, Mt. Airy USA, the Free Library, and Trolley Car Diner are presenting movies by moonlight. This week enjoy Gregory Peck in To Kill A Mockingbird. Start grabbing lawn space at 8pm; the movies will start at 8:30pm. In the case of foul weather, the movies will show in the Clivden Carriage House (6401 Germantown Ave.). Come at 6:30 for food trucks and to picnic.

Secret Cinema at Laurel Hill: Plan Nine From Outer Space and “rare exhumation film” of Laurel Hill

Friday, July 13, 9pm. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue. Secret Cinema is dragging its projectors out into Laurel Hill for a special Friday the 13th screening amid the tombs of Laurel Hill. The feature will be Ed Wood’s classic/worst-film-ever Plan Nine From Outer Space, complete with space grave-robbers. They will also screen truly unusual shorts from a reel of found home movies that includes the 1937 exhumation of Henrietta Garrett’s grave in Laurel Hill itself. $10 tickets may be bought at the door starting at 8pm.

Horses and History in the Wissahickon

July 14, 1pm. Meet at the parking lot at the base of Kitchen’s Lane in West Mt. Airy. Hike for three miles along parts of the Orange and White trails to learn about horses in the park, the history of the Monastery Mansion and Stables, and environmental stewardship. The hike will keep a brisk pace along rough, steep terrain. Register online or by calling Sarah Marley at (215) 247-0417 ext. 109. Free.

Bastille Day Cabaret/Reenactment at Eastern State

July 14, 4:30-6:30pm. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue. Join The Bearded Ladies, an experimental cabaret troupe, for their two-hour version of the French Revolution in song, dance, and a storming of the Bastille. Helpfully, The Bearded Ladies have made “how-to” guides for dressing and dancing on the big day. After the beheading – and Tastykakes launched from the towers – Fairmount restaurants will offer French-themed food, drinks, and entertainment. (Eastern State will also be open at the discounted price of $10, $5 for students, seniors and kids.) Free, VIP seating available.

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