Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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Cinema in the Cemetery: Outdoor movies are a summer hightlight, but are you ready to watch a film among tombstones at Laurel Hill Cemetery? On June 25, George Romero’s zombie classic, “Night of the Living Dead” will be shown at 9 p.m. (the raindate is June 26). Gates open at 8 p.m. Bring your own food and drinks, blankets and beach chairs. Tickets are $10 a person and can be purchased online or at the door. Buying advanced tickets is recommended. Upon arrival, check in at the gatehouse entrance at 3822 Ridge Avenue. Free parking is available. Visit to purchase tickets.

Paris in the Village: Peddler’s Village celebrates all things French from June 23 to 26. Enjoy a New American French Wine Dinner at Earl’s or Parisian Sunday Brunch at the Cock n’Bull. Take in an open-air Murder Mystery Dinner Theater Show, “Murder at the Moulin Rouge.” On the weekend, the Gazebo will be transformed into a bistro serving croissants and crepes to accompany live entertainment and artisans and wine strolls through the village. Ticket prices vary according to the activity, from $20 for afternoon to $40 for wine strolls. Visit for a full list of prices and to make reservations.

Paul Simon: On June 26, Paul Simon takes stage at the Mann Center. Tickets start at $34.50 and the performance starts at 8 p.m. (doors open at 6). Simon has won 12 Grammy Awards and is a member of the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame. Tickets can be purchase at, through or or by calling 800-745-3000.

Kimmel Center Theater Residency: The Kimmel Center serves to cultivate and challenge new artists. Each year, the two-week residency is capped off by free public readings so the artists can receive audience feedback. Half of the residents will perform on June 24 and the other half on June 25. Joe’s Pub stage at the Public Theater will provide the space for the performances. Artists from the Kimmel residency programs have gone on to perform Off-Broadway and in regional runs of shows. For a list of this year’s performers and more information, visit

Irish Festival: Every summer, Peco sponsors a multicultural series at Penn’s Landing. This year kicks off with an Irish American Festival from 1 to 8 p.m. June 26. The festival is free and takes place at the Great Plaza. Irish musicians will perform, as will bagpipers and dancers from famous schools. Traditional foods from bangers and mash to shepherd’s pie will be available to purchase and vendors will sell traditional Irish goods and crafts. The multicultural series goes all summer long. Visit www.delawareriverwaterfront.comevents for upcoming dates.