Causes | Home to Haiti Fundraiser

Let's bring the community together for Home for Haiti, an organization committed to sustainable development work in Haiti. Sit outside in Front Street Café’s garden for live local music from Samantha Rise, Stone Soup, Alex Brown and more. Order food and drinks at the outdoor bar, or dine al fresco on the patio while you enjoy the music. This event will also feature a silent auction table, with contributions from local artists and businesses. | 7-10pm. $10-$15. Front Street Café, 1253 N. Front St.

Causes | Night Race & After Party Benefiting Blossom Philadelphia

Lace up your running shoes and head to Morris Arboretum after work or school for the 38th annual race benefiting Blossom Philadelphia, which serves people with a wide variety of physical, developmental and cognitive challenges. Get pumped for the good cause by participating in a Thursday night 2k walk and 5k run. Not a runner? No problem! Sign up for the After Party, which will have some of Philly’s best foods and a beer garden. | 6:30-10pm. Prices vary. 100 E. Morris Arboretum, Northwestern Ave.


Museum | Beach Party Beer Garden at the Mütter

Surfs up at the Mütter Museum. Enjoy access to the entire museum during these exclusive late-night hours. It’s all about the cowabunga as you drink specialty beers and sangrias in the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Garden. For an extra treat, view the special Historical Medical Library pop-up exhibit. | 6-10pm. $5-$12. CPP Fellows, free. Mütter Museum, 19 S. 22nd St.

Art | Photo Pop Philly

Hold up, let me take a selfie. Don’t judge, it’s for art! Come to the first day of Photo Pop Philly, the city’s first interactive pop-up exhibit of its kind. Inspired by the history of Philadelphia and the American spirit, Photo Pop’s inaugural theme will be red, white and blue. Going on through July 4, guests will make their way through five rooms, each filled with interactive displays by many talented local artists. You and your squad are sure to find selfie-worthy art, impactful murals, fun installations and an endless number of photo opportunities! | 3-11pm. $25. 1315 Walnut St.

Theater | Don't Dress for Dinner

Catch the preview of Lantern Theater Company’s latest production “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” running through June 24. Bernard wants Suzanne, and his wife Jacqueline wants his best friend Robert. Suzette comes to cook them all dinner, and her husband George might have to set everybody straight in this wickedly funny comedy by French playwright Marc Camoletti. The action spills from the drawing room to the bedroom to the kitchen in this hilarious and fast-moving farce of marriage, lust and cordon bleu cuisine. | 7pm. $15-$26. St. Stephen's Theater, 923 Ludlow


History | Independence After Hours

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience, this one-of-a-kind tour takes you on a realistic journey back to 1776. After an 18th-century-inspired dinner at historic City Tavern, and a visit from Thomas Jefferson, the group sneaks into Independence Hall where they eavesdrop on Jefferson, John Adams and Benjamin Franklin discussing the Declaration of Independence. | May 25 – June 9: Fridays and Saturdays, 5:30pm. $55-$85. Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut St.

Theater | Puppets Here & There

Come for a sophisticated, multi-media, improvised comedy show – with puppets! Based on an audience suggestion, the performers use a “plethora of puppets” to create two hysterical comedy shows for the price of one. Watch the fun as it happens live on stage or watch the live video feed for the hilarious “puppets-only” version. So you can watch the performers "here" on stage or the puppets "there" on the screen. Fun, right? | 8pm. $15. CSZ Philadelphia, 2030 Sansom St.  

Arts | May Twilight in the Gardens

Start your Memorial Day weekend off right at Twilight in the Gardens with this BYOBBS (Bring Your Own Booze, Blanket, and Snacks) event! Let your stress melt away as you catch a live performance from award-winning singer/songwriter Avi Wisnia. Take home some of that Magic Gardens glow by making your own lantern using recycled glass jars and colorful tissue paper. | 7pm. $12-$20. Philadelphia Magic Gardens, 1020 South St.

Theater | ‘Speakeasy’: An Original LGBTQ Play

For two nights only, live in the world of Kyle Kaleo, a young man working a simple job in a medical records office where he doesn't have to talk much. Kyle has always found conversation to be like a chess match. Only one person ever understood him, and that person has sadly passed away. But one day, when witnessing an accident and seeing a woman in trouble, Kyle runs to help her, and in turn is blessed with mysterious powers. | 7:30pm. $10-$15. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine

Dance | Eighth Philly Tango Fest

It may take two to tango, but it takes only the Philadelphia Argentine Tango School to put on an epic tango fest! Going on through May 29, put on your dancing shoes of the first night of 26 workshops at a variety of levels, taught by 13 phenomenal instructors as well as nightly performances that will amaze and inspire. | 5pm-3am. Prices vary. Lithuanian Music Hall, 2715 E. Allegheny Ave.


Memorial Day Weekend | Comcast NBCUniversalMemorial Salute

The Philly POPS presents the third annual Memorial Salute, a community concert honoring the American tradition of service. Led by Maestro Todd Ellison, the Memorial Salute features the 65-piece POPS orchestra, singers,and the Philly POPS Festival Chorus in a stirring lineup of patriotic anthems, Great American Songbook classics and legendary show tunes. Broadway's Nikki Renée Daniels from “The Book of Mormon” and Philly-native Justin Hopkins will be the show’s featured voices. | 7pm. Free. Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Music Festival | HoagieNation

Come out to the second HoagieNation music festival, curated and headlined by Philadelphia’s own Daryl Hall and John Oates. In addition to Hall and Oates,  Train and Fitz and the Tantrums will also headline. Other performances include: Tommy Conwell & The Young Rumblers, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Mo Lowda & The Humble, Beano French, and Down North. Come for food, culture, fun and, of course, music! | 3pm. Prices vary. Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, 601 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Memorial Day | Memorial Day Weekend and Revolutionary Sailors

To coincide with Sail Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution will highlight the lives of Revolutionary sailors through Memorial Day Weekend. Board the Museum’s replica ship and witness an auction of a deceased sailor’s personal effects, meet interpreters portraying the men and women who crewed ships and worked on the city’s docks, and see what they think of their prospects as the sailing season begins. | 10am-5pm. $12-$19. Veterans, active and retired military receive free admission during Memorial Day Weekend. Museum of American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St. 

Memorial Day Weekend | Memorial Weekend at the National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center will honor Americans who gave their lives in service to the country over Memorial Day Weekend with family-friendly programs and activities, including flag etiquette and flag folding workshops, 18th century games, arts and craft activities, and interactive shows. Throughout the weekend, visitors can also take a moment to write thank you letters to those who have served in the country’s armed forces at the Center’s Thank-A-Vet postcard writing station. | Times vary. Free with general admission. National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.

Music | Chad Valley

Known for his R&B-inspired e-pop, Chad Valley is a unique sound that is set to headline Milkboy Philly for what should be a pretty electric night (pun intended); especially given the pairing of Philly-based artists, tiedye kye and the sounds of Chris Coulton, better known as the one-man digital show that is Dream Safari. | 8:30pm. $13-$15. Milkboy Philly, 1100 Chestnut St.


Kid Friendly | Sundays with PopUpPlay

Sunday mornings are the perfect time to bring your kids to Spruce Street Harbor Park for a variety of free kids activities with monthly themes. Children and families will engage in interactive activities through art, music, science and physical movement that revolve around themes like water science, civic engagement, building and more. | 11:30am-12:30pm. Free. Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Memorial Day Weekend | Memorial Day Parade, Service & Reception

Laurel Hill Cemetery was the site of Philly’s first Memorial Day Observance in 1868. The entourage will gather at the resting place of Gen. George Gordon Meade, hero of the Battle of Gettysburg, to perform the traditional service honoring all veterans who fell defending the nation. Wreath-laying, speeches and honor guards will enhance the ceremony. The event is co-sponsored in part by the General Meade Society of Philadelphia and the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery. Complimentary beer and refreshments courtesy of the Kearney Kommissary will be served after the service. | Noon. Free. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave.

Memorial Day Weekend | Philly Memorial Monument Run

To honor the fallen, run to several war memorials in the city. Memorials will include: the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Revolutionary War Soldier, the Vietnam and Korean Memorials, and the Doughboys WW1 Memorial. There will also be a raffle for a pair of Phillies tickets and a Yards gift card. | 9am-4pm. Free. Yards Brewing Co., 500 Spring Garden St.

Food | Cooking Alchemy: Plant-Based Mexican Fusion

Come hungry for food and knowledge! Dive into the world of Tex-Mex tacos, salads and more. Learn new recipes to take home to your kitchen table. | 6:30-9pm. $65. City Kitchen at Reading Terminal Market, 1136 Arch St.

Food | BYOD Brunch (Bring Your Own Dog)

Square 1682 is teaming up with Pennsylvania SPCA to bring back the über-popular Bring Your Own Dog (BYOD) brunch every Saturday and Sunday, all summer long. The brunch, which guests and their canine companions can enjoy on the patio, includes a specially crafted delicious doggy menu as well as a selection of cocktails for canine owners to sip on. For every purchase of a dish or cocktail, $1 will be donated to PSPCA! | 8am-2:30pm. Free admission. Square 1682 Restaurant, 121 S. 17th St.


Memorial Day | Memorial Day Irish Festival 2018

Honor Memorial Day with an Irish Festival. Spend your day off of work by getting cultural. The day will be filled with entertainment, food, vendors and kid-friendly activities. Some of the performances will include: Derek Warfield & the Young Wolfetones, The Seamus Kelleher Experience, and Irish dancers. | 11am-7pm. $10. Cannstatter Volkfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road.


Memorial Day | Memorial Day Ceremony

Join Independence Seaport Museum, The Chapel of Four Chaplains & The Four Chaplains Memorial Foundation, and Arlington National Cemetery in commemorating Memorial Day with a special ceremony aboard Cruiser Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum. Honor fallen soldiers and veterans, and learn the important story of Cruiser Olympia and its history with the World War I Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Special ceremony guests include the United States Coast Guard Ceremonial Honor Guard, Sr. Chaplain Gary Holden and bugle player Aidan Peterson. | 10-11am. Free. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.


Memorial Day | Memorial Day Family Picnic and Festival

Spend Memorial Day at the Sexton Sideshow's annual Festival and Picnic! Enjoy the day with friends and family, complete with two stages of music, food trucks, drinks, vendors and kid-friendly activities! | Noon-6pm. $12. Sexton Sideshow, 927 S. Water St.


Memorial Day | 2018 Memorial Day Service Gorgas Park

Commemorate Memorial Day with a traditional service, hosted by the Twenty-First Ward Veterans Association. The service will be complete with a Call to Colors, Pledge of Allegiance, invocation, placement of the wreath, rife salute, the playing of “Taps” and benediction. Spend your day off with the ones you love, honoring those who loved our country. | 1-1:45pm. Free. Gorgas Park, 6400 Ridge Ave.

Movies | Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society Meeting

Calling all movie buffs. Come for free screenings of cult/weirdo/B-movie fare. BYOB and watch a flick with other film lovers. After signing into three meetings, you will receive an enamel pin of the Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society Logo. | 7:30-9:30pm. Free. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.


Causes | The LGBTQ State of the Union

The Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs and Mayor's Commission on LGBT Affairs are excited to announce a groundbreaking event for Philadelphia. A first of its kind event for the city, the LGBTQ State of The Union provides an opportunity for executive directors and board presidents from Philly LGBTQ+ specific service organizations to interface directly with the community. The leadership of these organizations will deliver TED-talk style presentations on their accomplishments for the year, outline their goals for the upcoming year, and answer questions face-to-face with LGBTQ+ Philadelphians. | 6-8:30pm. Free. The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad St.

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Games | ‘The Office’ Quizzo

Do you feel closer to the Dunder-Mifflin staff than your own work office? Do you feel the urge to say, “that’s what she said” anytime something vaguely sexual has been mentioned? Then this is the perfect themed trivia night for you to show off your knowledge of the hit TV comedy. First prize is a $40 Roy Pitz gift card (also valid at Schrute Farms) and second prize is a $20 Roy Pitz gift card. The group with the best team name wins a $10 gift card. | 8pm. Free. Roy-Pitz Barrel House, 990 Spring Garden


Games | ‘It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Trivia Night

The Gang does a Quizzo Night! Always wanted to be part of the Paddy’s Pub crew? Answer questions about Sweet Dee, Dennis, Charlie, Frank, Mac and the rest of the raunchy show’s characters and antics. Get excited for the Game of Games – well, hopefully without emotional battery. | 9-11:30pm. Free. Landmark Americana, 3333 Market


Festival | Hand to Hand Circus Festival

FringeArts and Circadium School of Contemporary Circus present a new, multi-day festival of contemporary circus art. Featuring performances on the FringeArts stage and outside in the Haas Biergarten, Hand to Hand brings remarkable levels of artistry and ability together into one thrilling weekend of events, perfect for the whole family. Going on through June 3, performances include aerials, acrobatics, juggling, and everything in between. | Times vary. Prices vary. Fringearts stage and Haas Biergarten, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.


Music | Woofstock: Summer Concert Series

Hosted by the members of Seger Dog Park, Woofstock is a summer-long concert series that dog owners and community members alike are invited to attend. Enjoy the live music while your pups run and play in the off-leash dog run, or bring a blanket and sit by the performers on the grassy hillside of the park. A local food truck will also be available each Tuesday to purchase food and drinks. | 5:30-7:30pm. Seger Park, 1020 Lombard


Fitness | Art Museum Outdoor Yoga

Surrounded by  the majestic work of renowned artist Ursula von Rydingsvard, get a good relaxing stretch in the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Sculpture Garden. Taught by Loving Soul Yoga, enjoy this weekly free yoga session to recharge your physical and spiritual batteries. | 6pm. Pay what you wish. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.


Causes | Party in the Park Fundraiser

Join the newly founded Friends of LOVE Park for an evening of music, cuisine, cocktails, raffle prizes and more in the redesigned park. All proceeds from the event benefit maintenance and free programming at LOVE Park! Event highlights include: DJ Jazzy Jeff, open bar, food trucks, lawn games and raffle prizes. | 6-8pm. $125. LOVE Park, 16th St. and John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Theater | Young People's Concert Series: ‘West Side Story

In partnership with The Upper Darby Performing Arts Center and performed by students of Upper Darby High School, the Mann Center will present the musical “West Side Story” to kick off the Young People's Concert Series. Although this Bernstein classic premiered on Broadway more than 60 years ago, its themes of hope and love, as well as racial and ethnic social injustice, still resonate with today's youth. The show is recommended for students in grades seven through 12. | 10am-12:30pm. Free. The Mann Center for Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave.


Arts & Crafts | Workshop with Craftery: Straw Tote Bag

Getting excited to show off your beach style? Take your wardrobe to the next level with embroidered tote bags or floppy hats! Customize yours with a word or phrase in  various colors. Add colorful pom poms for a little extra something! This is a great beginner workshop if you've never done embroidery before. Phrases include: eat beach sleep, so busy, sail me away, beach please, or your first or last name. | 7-8:30pm. $35. The Deck, 401 S. Columbus Blvd.

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Music | WXPN 88.5 FM Welcomes Haley Heynderickx

Why spend another boring day going home when you can check out promising new talent on the music scene! After the release of her debut album “I Need to Start a Garden,” Haley Heynderickx has been praised for her intricate and melodically impressive singing and songwriting abilities. Yowler will also be performing. | 7:30-11pm. $12-$15. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St.



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