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This Week in Philly

This Week in Philly

Here’s What’s Going On This Week in Philly…

Monday, April 13

  • Head to Silk City Diner on 435 Spring Garden Street for Motown Mondays with DJ Junior and DJ Lil’ Dave. Doors open at 9 p.m. and there’s no cover.
  • London Grill on 2301 Fairmount Avenue is hosting a Quizzo at the bar from 8 – 10 p.m. Win free prizes and giveaways along with swag from participating breweries and discounted beer!

Tuesday, April 14

  • Up until April 30, free sports and fitness programming will take place at Dilworth Park on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with opportunities for the public to get fit at noon and in the evenings at 6 p.m. Check out the full schedule of spring training events right here.
  • Still suffering from cabin fever? It’s not quite full-out spring weather yet, but there is a solution! Crafternoon at Logan Square Cafe allows kids to enjoy nature and crafts inside Sister Cities Park with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation. This free activity is open to children of all ages.

Wednesday, April 15

  • Don’t let Tax Day get you down! Head on over to the Tap Room on South 19th Street between 7 p.m. and 2 a.m. to jazz up your night with some good music from the Canaries, and some excellent beer from Pizza Boy, including Sunny Side Up, Blue Collar Lager, Arck Angel, Citra Pale, and maybe more to be announced!
  • The timeless Shakespearean classic, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, will be showing at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre on 2111 Sansom Street now until May 17. Tickets are $20 for students, $25 for seniors, and $30-$35 for adults.
  • The Taming of the Shrew is also another Shakespeare classic currently playing. Get your tickets for $20-30 now through May 3 for this showing at St. Stephen’s Theater on 923 Ludlow Street.

Thursday, April 16

  • Come out for a special beer tasting at Barcade for PA Breweries Night! There will be an array of 25 different brews on tap from local breweries to choose from. Doors open at 4 p.m.
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra will present the score to Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, in addition to three other fairytale scores, as the family-favorite film plays for a three-performance engagement at Verizon Hall. Tickets range from $35-$150 based on seating.
  • Red Bull Sound Select presents an 80’s and 90’s themed concert featuring hip-hop legend Rakim at Underground Arts. This concert features performances from Dyme-A-Duzin and Philly’s own Chill Moody! Hosted by DJ Aktive and emcee Reef the Lost Cause, this show is for the true hip-hop lovers. Show starts at 8 p.m. and it’s $3 to RSVP.

Friday, April 17

  • Dust, an opera by Robert Ashley and choreographed by Megan Bridge, will be performed at FringeArts at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15-$20. Experience the cast of five dancers perform alongside a real-time video with the rhythm of their movements.
  • Modern dance company PHILADANCO will return to the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts to mark their 45th Anniversary celebration in Perelman Theater until April 19. This program honors four generations of female choreographers of Philadanco alumna and emerging choreographer Dawn Marie Bazemoreand dance legend. Tickets are available from $29 to $46.
  • Philly Tech Week, presented by Comcast, begins April 17 and runs through the 25th. It’s the fifth annual celebration of innovation and technology in Philadelphia. You can check out the full list of events happening here.

Saturday, April 18

  • The 8th annual Philadelphia Independent Film Festival will run from April 18-25 at the University of Arts. It’s a yearly meeting of the artist and business community that encompasses the innovation, creativity, diversity, and uniqueness of film making and the people doing it for a living. All filmmakers are welcome!
  • The Philly Mart is open! Manayunk’s only open air artisan market is gearing up for its first spring season from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at it’ s permanent home, The Venice Island Recreation Park. Browse original art, photography, housewares and furniture, jewelry and more while snacking on bites from popular food trucks, carts, and dishes from favorite local restaurants.
  • Springfest Live! 2015 brings you The Philadelphia Spring Craft Beer & Music Festival at XFINITY Live! Get access to indoor and covered outdoor beer gardens with food trucks, musical acts, and over 150 beers to taste. The event runs from 2 – 7 p.m., and tickets range from $20-$45.
  • The James Oliver Gallery will present Proclamation! Pop, a show that will truly exhibit the depth and variety of Pop Art offered by artists from Philadelphia and beyond. The opening reception will be held from 6 – 10 p.m. at 723 Chestnut Street and the exhibit will display through June 11.

Sunday, April 19

  • Kid INK is stopping by The Trocadero for a performance at 8:30 p.m. Featured performances by Bricc Baby Shitro and Luke Christopher. Tickets are still available, but get yours soon before they’re sold out!
  • Night Market Philadelphia is hosting a special event: Flight Market at The Linc. The family-friendly event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and offers access to all the best food trucks and entertainment. Tickets are $15, the proceeds of which benefit The Food Trust. Children under 10 will be admitted for free and there’s no charge for parking. Once you’re in, it’s pay-as-you-go at the trucks.