The scene: where to go and what to do this weekend in Philly

The 104.5 Summer Block Party is coming back to the Piazza.
The 104.5 Summer Block Party is coming back to the Piazza.

 

Festivals

Come Together: Koresh Dance Company’s Spring Dance Festival
Through May 12
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 S. Broad St.
$25-$35, 215-751-0959
www.koreshdance.org
Twenty-seven choreographers and dance companies are coming together for “Come Together,” a nine-day festival celebrating all kinds of dance: ballet, hip-hop, jazz, gymnastics, aerial, modern and more. We recommend Friday’s performance with local favorites Rennie Harris PureMovement and Brian Sanders’ JUNK. They’ll make you get up out of your seat and groove to the beat.

Tides of Freedom: Africa Presence on the Delaware River
Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Independence Seaport Museum
$13.50 for adults, $10 college/military/children
211 S. Columbus Blvd.
www.phillyseaport.org
The first exhibit in the Seaport Museum’s River of Freedom explores the concept of freedom through the evolution of the African experience along the Delaware River. Saturday is the opening celebration, with lots of family-friendly activities.

Strawberry Festival
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Peddler’s Village
Free, 215-794-4000
www.peddlersvillage.com
This annual festival isn’t just for strawberry lovers. (But who doesn’t like strawberries?) Visitors can stroll through the craft fair while listening to live music. For the kids, there’s a pie-eating contest! Strawberry pie, of course. Don’t worry, parents, plenty of strawberry treats, like strawberry butter and zeppoles, will be available for you.

Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Festival
Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Germantown Ave. between Rex and Willow Grove Aves.
Free
www.chestnuthillpa.com
Does your home need a little sprucing up? Head to Germantown Ave. to pick up plants, flowers and furniture from more than 150 home and garden vendors. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and Elmwood Park Zoo will be on hand along with live music. Don’t leave the kids at home — yoga, amusement rides and face painting will keep them entertained.

 

Music

Atlas Genius
Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party
Saturday, 3:45 p.m.-7 p.m.
The Piazza at Schmidt’s
1050 N. Hancock St.
Free
www.radio1045.com
Back by popular demand, the first of five summer block party concerts kicks off with headliner Atlas Genius, making it’s return to Philly after a rockin’ show at the Electric Factory back in February. Family of the Year and local band Jackson Kingsley will also be performing, and the Miller Lite Beer Garden will be flowing. Free music, beer and warm weather? Sounds like the perfect spring day.

Latino in America with Soledad O’Brien
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St.
$25, 215-893-1999
www.kimmelcenter.org
As part of VOZ! Congreso, a collection of intimate conversations with acclaimed Latino celebrities and intellectuals, the popular CNN host will cover many topics featured in her show, “Latino in America.”

Curtis Symphony Orchestra
Sunday, 8 p.m.
Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St.
$5-$45, 215-893-5262
www.curtis.edu
This is your last chance the beautiful sounds of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra —Sunday is their Season Finale Concert. The show features Curtis alumni and rising Metropolitan Opera stars Eric Owens and Heidi Melton.

 

Art

Snyderman-Works Gallery
Saturday, 4 p.m.
303 Cherry St.
Free, 215-238-9576
www.snyderman-works.com
As part of First Friday, Snyderman-Works Gallery is going all out to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the zipper, (yep, the zipper), by throwing an innovative zipper fashion show. Nearby boutiques will also be participating ,including Three Sirens and Scarlett Alley. And you can’t have a celebration without food! Cuba Libre, Wedge and Fig, and more will provide food and drinks to make it the best zipper celebration ever.



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