The Weekend Guide

victorian moonlight picnic!

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Victorian Moonlight Picnic

What: Meet for old-fashioned fun around a fire pit in the unconventional environs of Laurel Hill Cemetery.
Why: Tea sandwiches, board games, and gin-spiked lemonade.
When: Tonight, 8-10 p.m.
Where: 3822 Ridge Ave. (215-228-8200). Tickets ($5) online at gifttool.com.

Tryst Le Bar Opens

What: Gather for drinks and small bites at the inconspicuous bar beneath Le Bec-Fin.
Why: Caviar and Sazeracs make for a sophisticated night on the town.
When: Mon.-Sat., 5 p.m.-close.
Where: 1523 Walnut St. (215-567-1000).

Philly Fringe Preview

What: Dance, theatrical, and musical performances clock in under ten minutes each for a taste of what’s on tap at this year’s Fringe Festival.
Why: The Maeko Film Project’s surreal mix of movies and movement.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St. (215-569-4060). Suggested donation, $10.

40th Street Summer Series
Vieux Farka Touré plays bluesy African tunes, following an opening performance by Japanese-style drum crew Kyo Daiko, at this week’s outdoor concert.
Why: You’re a sucker for Rita’s water ice — especially when it’s free.
When: Sat., 6 p.m. (Also Sept. 24.)
Where: Free Library of Philadelphia, Walnut Street West Branch, 201 S. 40th St., in the field behind the library (215-685-7671). More info at 215-243-0555.

Photo: Courtesy of Laurel Hill Cemetery

Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine St
@ N 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19130
3822 Ridge Ave
@ W Clearfield St
Philadelphia, PA 19132
Tryst Le Bar
1523 Walnut St
@ S 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Free Library of Philadelphia
201 S 40th St
@ Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104