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11 free events in Philly this weekend and next week

The best things to do in Philly this week that won't cost you a penny.

The Odunde festival is back.
The Odunde festival is back.Read moreMICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer

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The Garden, Dilworth Park 🌼

(Seasonal / multiday) A City Hall pop-up boosts blooms with vine-covered pergolas, giant flowers, a photo show, honeybee demonstration (June 12, 2-4 p.m.), chalk art (June 11-12, 12:30-1:30 p.m.), bubble magic (June 11, 2-4 p.m.), circus performers, and Dre’s Water Ice. All ages. (June 10-11, noon-8 p.m., June 12, noon-6 p.m., 1 S. 15th St.,

Pride at the Park, Narberth Park 🏳️‍🌈

(Pride Month) A Main Line afternoon celebrates and supports local LGBTQcommunity members with live performances by Brittany Lynn, rockers Kate Dressed Up, pop fusioneers Gloss, and Lower Merion junior Maddie Fiks, plus food, art, student orgs, nonprofits, and everyone’s favorite: drag queen storytime. All ages. (June 11, noon-4 p.m., 80 Windsor Ave., Narberth,

West Park Arts Fest 🎨

(Seasonal / music / outdoors / kid-friendly) Start your weekend with an infusion of art and culture at this fun outdoor festival. Philly Fusion, SnackTime, Bad Kitty, and more will take to the stage for live music sets. Three Aksha, Young Flames, Akuma Dance Ensemble, and other groups will also hit the stage to showcase their dance skills. Plus, there will be family-friendly activities created by Mural Arts, the Please Touch Museum, the Franklin Institute, and more. (June 11, 1-6 p.m., 4200 Parkside Ave.,

Love From Philly 🎶

(Music / outdoors) The virtual fundraiser for local non-profit 30 Amp Circuit from early in the pandemic returns as an in-person event on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Though it will also stream on Along with ‘Schoolly at 60,’ an appreciation of original gangsta rapper Schoolly D on his 60th birthday, the acts include West Philadelphia Orchestra, The Ultimates, Gospel Music Preservation Alliance, Jamaaladeen Tacuma Trio, Wallis, The Tisburys and the Philly School District Jazz All-Stars, plus Philadelphia Independent Film Festival screenings, and a free screening of Questlove’s Summer of Soul at 8 p.m. (June 11, noon-10 p.m, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.,

Odunde 🎉

(Seasonal / kid-friendly) Pack the stroller for a walk among world-class vendors, dancers, musicians and more representing the African Diaspora and Africa, in organizer Bumi Fernandez’s street fair to end all street fairs (until next year). Ages 1+. (June 12, noon, 23rd & South sts.,

Petapalooza 🐱

(Community / kid-friendly) Animal lovers, unite in celebration of your favorite furry friends. Pamper your pet with a day of refreshing doggie pools and other pet activities while the humans in attendance enjoy activities like face painting. Looking for a new furry family member? Starting at 3 p.m., stop by a participating restaurant or bar for “Yappy Hour” food and drink specials where fostering and adoption reps will be onsite to help find your pet match. (June 12, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 8514 Germantown Ave.,

Kenny G 🎶

(Music) The love-him-or-hate-him subject of Penny Lane’s HBO documentary Listening To Kenny G is the biggest-selling jazz musician of all time. He kicks off the Sunset Jazz Series in Camden, which features Corinne Bailey Rae, The Sugarhill Gang, and Matt Cappy in the coming weeks. (June 6, 8 p.m., 2 Riverside Drive., Camden,

Sand Sculptures in the Village, Peddler’s Village 🏖️

(Seasonal / in-person / kid-friendly) Those of us tired of waiting for a beach day can swing by these outdoor shops to watch four pro sand-sculpting teams build whimsical, gritty art. In a few weeks, the castles and such will be complete to wander among, and, sandboxes will be open to play in. Ages 2+. (building: May 21-June 4; on display: June 8-Aug. 31, 400 State Rd., New Hope,

Yoga on the Banks 🧘

(Fitness / in-person / outdoors) Head to the Schuylkill Banks for a morning of zen movement. Bring your own yoga mat or towel and enjoy this all-levels instructor-led yoga class. Yoga classes take place (weather permitting) on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 a.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. throughout the spring and summer. (Pay what you can, various dates through October, 2500 Locust St.,

Magical Fantasy at The Navy Yard 🎪

(Art / in-person / outdoors) Magical Fantasy, a collection of bold and bright 3D art pieces by London-based artist Morag Myerscough, has transformed The Navy Yard into a colorful playground. Stop by to wander through the exhibit and escape into an abstract dreamland without leaving the city. (Through October, Broad St. and Constitution Ave.,

Youth Bike Fridays, Bartram’s Garden 🚲

(Outdoors / multiday / kid-friendly) Philly’s oldest research garden has teamed up with the Bicycle Coalition to lend, repair, and teach kids about bikes every Friday after school. There are snacks, too. Ages 5-17. (Fridays through Nov., 3-6 p.m., 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.,

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