Northwest Weekender: Food Truck Night and West Side Story showing at Lovett Library

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are our top picks.

First Friday in Manayunk, Main Street and side streets

It’s First Friday, which means it’s the perfect time to check out local art. Take a walk down down Main Street and stop at the many art galleries. Peruse the shops or get a bite to eat at participating restaurants along the way.

Moonlight Movies at Lovett Library Branch, 6945 Germantown Avenue

Get cool boy…with this week’s Moonlight Movie. This week’s free Friday film at the Lovett Library branch is West Side Story. Bring chairs and blankets. The movie starts at 8:30 p.m.

Don’t forget to stop by earlier for “Dining Under the Stars.” Zsa’s Gourmet Ice Cream truck will be there to supply all your dessert needs.

Blood Relations at the Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 West Tulpehocken Street

Blood Relations tells the story of the 19th Century Borden Murders in Massachusetts. Lizzie Borden was tried for killing her father and stepmother. Her case is often called the first media/celebrity trial. The play takes place 10 years after the murders. This play was performed at the Mansion in 2009. A reading of the play by Sharon Pollock will be done by the cast members of that performance. Enjoy a murder mystery story in an old Victorian Mansion on Saturday night. Tickets are $25. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Pretzel Park Summer Concert Series, Cresson and Cotton Streets.

The Summer Concert Series in Pretzel Park continues Friday with a performance by the Sideshow Prophets. The group is described as a “punk rock R&B band” that mixes genres from different decades. Admission is free. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.

Wissahickon Storm Water Project Walk, parking lot on Chestnut Hill side of Bell’s Mill Road

This walk, sponsored by the Friends of the Wissahickon, will be focusing on stormwater and use of land in the Wissahickon Valley. Learn about some of the Philadelphia Water Department’s project,, particularly the stream mitigation channel at Bell’s Mill Road. This educational hike, led by Peg Shaw, will include discussions on the topics as well. The walk starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday and will last for approximately two hours. The meeting spot is in the lower parking lot on Bell’s Mill Road on the Chestnut Hill side near the stone arch bridge. Rain or shine.

Food Truck Night at Weavers Way in Mt. Airy, 559 Carpenters Lane

Hungry for some food, but don’t want to go to a sit-down restaurant? You’re in luck this week. The Weavers Way Mt. Airy location, will be hosting a “Food Truck Night” on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. Try an array of food from different Philadelphia food trucks around the city. Enjoy live music too.

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