Philadelphia Area Cultural Events for August 2016

Philadelphia Area Cultural Events for August 2017

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 Philadelphia Area Cultural Events for August 2017

 Through August 20, 2017
WINTER: EXCLUSIVELY AT PHILADELPHIA ZOO.
Chilly new experience at America’s oldest zoo includes a slope for snow tubing, a powder-covered play area called Snow Zone, and a tot lot called Polar Bear Pavilion. (215) 243-1100, philadelphiazoo.org

Through August 13, 2017
THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN LAUB: FIRE ISLAND AND BEYOND.
The Philadelphia artist receives a hometown exhibition of his garden and landscape paintings at Chestnut Hill’s Woodmere Museum. (215) 247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.org

August 3-6, 2017
BLACKSTAR FILM FESTIVAL.
Hailed by Ebony magazine as “the black Sundance,” the event showcases artistically excellent independent films about the global black experience and films by people of color. blackstarfest.org

August 6, 2017
2nd STREET FESTIVAL.
Northern Liberties, the neighborhood that helped launch Philly’s craft beer craze, closes down North 2nd Street for a family-friendly festival of beer gardens, food, workshops, art, street performances and 16 bands playing on two stages afternoon and evening. 2ndstfestival.org

August 17-20, 2017
PHILADELPHIA FOLK FESTIVAL.
Philadelphia’s answer to Woodstock attracts musicians, storytellers and craftspeople for a weekend of song and merriment at Old Pool Farm in Schwenksville. (800) 556-FOLK (3655), folkfest.org

August 18-September 2, 2017
OTHER DESERT CITIES.
Brooke Wyeth’s award-winning play takes the Bucks County Playhouse stage to offer a new twist on the home-for-the-holidays theme. (215) 862-2121, bcptheater.org

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