Friday, July 27, 5-7pm. 27th Street and West Girard Avenue. The Philadelphia Mobile Food Association has put together a pop-up event featuring 15 of its member trucks, music, a farmer’s market, and a peach-themed dessert contest. Truck participants include Vernalicious, Pitruco, Say Cheese, Sweet Box, Zsa’s Ice Cream, and Foo Truck. Pay as you go.
Friday, July 27, 8pm. Penn’s Landing River Stage. As part of the Philadelphia Orchestra’s free Neighborhood Concerts, hear selections from Dvorak, Wagner, Tchaikovsky, directly followed by a fireworks show around 9:15pm. Free.
Friday, July 27, 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 under the stars. This week watch the opening ceremonies of this year’s Olympic games in London. Start grabbing lawn space at 8pm; the movies will start at 8:30pm. In the case of bad weather, the movies will show in the Clivden Carriage House (6401 Germantown Ave.). Come at 6:30 for food trucks and to picnic.
Saturday, July 28, 6pm. 40th and Walnut streets. The Sun Ra Arkestra will make a rare hometown appearance, bringing their afro-futuristic improvisational jazz to the streets. Oneohtrix Point Never, the solo electronic music project of artist Daniel Lopatin, will open. Free.
Sunday, July 29, Noon-5pm. East Passyunk Avenue between Dickinson and Broad streets. Come check out more than 140 vintage, muscle, and custom cars, trucks, and motorcycles along East Passyunk. There is entertainment planned for each block, and the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the fountain. Free.