by: Jacqueline Weiss
Happy Independence Day weekend. Take your kids to a fun tree-climbing birthday celebration, or for $7 enjoy every kind of ice cream you could imagine at Penn’s Landing.
What: Monte Carlo (PG)
When: July 1
Where: Check your local listings
A light-hearted comedy starring Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, and Katie Cassidy as three best friends vacationing in Paris when Grace played by Selena Gomez, is mistaken for British heiress Cordelia Winthrop Scott and is whisked away to Monte Carlo.
What: “My Way: A Musical Tribute To Frank Sinatra” directed by Fran Prisco
When: July 1 @7:30 p.m. July 2 @2:30 p.m. &
Where: Walnut Street Theater
Independence Studio on 3
825 Walnut Street
This is your last chance to enjoy the must-see musical that celebrates everything Sinatra. Award-winning creators David Grapes II and Todd Olson created My Way as a “musical revue that recalls the essence of the man through the glorious music he sang.”
What: Urbanism: Reimagining the Lived Environment
When: July 2 –September 4
Where: Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
128 North Broad Street
The latest exhibition from PAFA will highlight four emerging Philadelphian artists: Arden Bendler Browning, Steven and Billy Blaise Dufala, known as the Dufala Brothers, Ben Peterson, and Amy Walsh.
What: ‘Out On A Limb’ 2nd birthday celebration
When: July 2 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Morris Arboretum
100 E. Northwestern Ave.
Join the Morris Arboretum in celebrating Out On A Limb’s second birthday. Bring your creativity to the card station to design a special birthday card for Out On A Limb; which will then be used for decoration. Promptly at noon everyone is invited to sing Happy Birthday and enjoy complementary birthday cake courtesy of Bredenbeck’s Bakery.
What: Super Scooper All-You-Can-Eat Ice Cream Festival
When: July 2 12 a.m.-5 p.m. & 6 p.m. -9 p.m. July 3 12 a.m. -5 p.m.
Where: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Columbus Boulevard at Chestnut Street
At this annual celebration, a $7 donation lets you pick up a spoon and enjoy unlimited ice cream from over 20 water ice and ice cream companies and vendors. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Joshua Kahan Fund to fight and cure pediatric leukemia.