Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
In its third year, the Kimmel Center’s ambitious performing arts festival PIFA almost seems to take a page from Burning Man’s playbook. The 15-day event, themed “We Are What We Make,” comprises major art installations at venues across the city, including Mimi Lien’s massive project that will consume the lobby of the Kimmel Center, and “Article 13,” an awe-inspiring fire and sand installation meant to impart immigrant tales. As always, the festival culminates with the PIFA Street Fair that shuts down a portion of the Avenue of the Arts on April 23.
Life in Color Festival
April 9, 6-10 p.m.
Columbus Blvd. and Spring Garden St., 215-629-3200
The self-proclaimed “world’s largest paint party” comes to Penn’s Landing for a night of loud music, strobe lights and gallons upon gallons of neon paint being sprayed all up in your grill. Music is supplied courtesy of Toronto DJ duo Zeds Dead, EDMer Getter and rising hip-hop star iLoveMakonnen.