Here's what to do in Philly this weekend

DANCE

 

Credit: Provided. Momix Alchemia will perform their blend of dance and illusion at the Annenberg Center. Credit: Provided

 

Momix Alchemia
Thursday-May 11
Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.
$20-$80,215-898-3900
www.annenbergcenter.org
Momix is a very talented and one-of-a-kind group of dancer-illusionists that have done performances in theater, film and television. Their newest creation, “Alchemia,” is a fantastic, dashing and imaginative exploration of the art of alchemy and is sure to leave you breathless.

 

 

MUSIC

Mobb Deep
Thursday, 8 p.m.
TLA
334 South St.
$29,215-992-1011
www.tlaphilly.com
New York’s Mobb Deep are best known for their undisputed hip-hop classic “The Infamous,” which was released in 1995. The rap duo, Prodigy and Havoc, are back promoting their new album, appropriately titled “The Infamous Mobb Deep.” The double album features one disc of new material and one disc of unreleased tracks from the studio sessions of their breakthrough album.

Mogwai
Thursday, 8:30 p.m.
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
$20,215-232-2100
www.utphilly.com
The spacey and dynamic masters of atmosphere are touring in support of their new album, “Rave Tapes,” which was released in January. The Scottish quintet plays a style of post-rock filled with distortion, effects and influences like My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, Pixies and The Cure.

CRAFTS

Ladies Night Out: Altered Books
Friday, 6:30 p.m.
Michener Museum
138 S. Pine St.
$35-$40,215-340-9800
www.michenermuseum.org
The Michener Museum invites you to bring a recycled book and learn how to turn it into a one of a kind piece of art. This workshop promotes creativity and mixes it with a going-green approach. Participants are encouraged to bring photos and trinkets to personalize their creation.

MOTHER’S DAY

Betsy Ross will host the celebration this Mother's Day weekend. Credit: Prince Spells. Celebrate Mother's Day with Betsy Ross. Credit: Prince Spells

Mother’s Day Tea Party
Saturday, 4 p.m.
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St.
$25,215-686-1252
www.historicphiladelphia.org
Celebrate mom with a tea party in the Betsy Ross House courtyard, complete with elegant refreshments and an array of teas provided by City Tavern, then stroll through the home of the original seamstress.

FOOD + DRINK

Greek Symposium Wine Tasting
Thursday, 6 p.m.
Paramour at the Wayne Hotel
139 E. Lancaster Ave., Wayne
$30,610-977-0600
www.paramourwayne.com
This isn't the average "symposium": Here it refers to the Greek word meaning a lavish feast. Ancient Greek winemaking texts serve as a backdrop as you sample some lesser-known red and white wine varieties such as Assyrtiko and Xinomavro. Wines will be paired with Greek food as you pay homage to Dionysus, the god of wine.

Bocks and Brats
Saturday and May 11, 11 a.m.
Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave.
Pay as you go, 215-739-9684
www.johnnybrendas.com
It’s all about beer and brats this weekend in Fishtown. Johnny Brenda’s is serving up housemade bratwurst and soft pretzels and pouring local bock beers from Sly Fox, Troegs, Lancaster, Victory and Stoudts. Don’t forget to visit Peggy and Simon, the three-legged goats and champions of the last three Sly Fox goat races. A buck a bock will be going to Team Peggy and The Humane Society of Bucks County.

ARTS

'Titans & Tragedy: New Works by Alicia Neal and Justin Gray'
Friday-May 11
Art Dept.
1638 E. Berks St.
Free,215-739-4146
www.artdeptpa.com
Art venue Art Dept. features classes in photography, printmaking and crafts as well as monthly gallery shows in a renovated historic building in Fishtown. This month features Philadelphians Alicia Neal and Justin Gray and their work with monsters and myths.

FILM

'Graveyard Shift: Suspiria'
Friday, 11:59 p.m.
PFS Theater at the Roxy
2023 Sansom St.
$5-$6.66,267-639-9508
www.filmadelphia.org
One of the scariest and most beautifully choreographed movies you’ve never seen is being screened on 35mm film. The Philadelphia Film Society is showing the Italian masterpiece by horror legend Dario Argento in all its vintage glory.

MUSEUM

'Discovering Your Connection to Jefferson'
Saturday, 10 a.m.
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
Free with museum admission,215-409-6600
www.constitutioncenter.org
In conjunction with the current featured exhibit “Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello,” the National Constitution Center is hosting an introduction to genealogy workshop. Learn to see how far your family’s history stretches and dig deep into the past.

 
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