Thursday: Rittenhouse Row Spring Fest
Guests will enjoy delectable cuisine and cocktails from Rittenhouse Row members: 10 Arts Bistro & Lounge by Eric Ripert, a.kitchen, Alfa, Alma de Cuba, Barclay Prime, Butcher & Singer, C19-cichetteria venezia, Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse, Continental Mid-town, The Dandelion, D’Angelo’s Restaurant Italiano and Lounge, Devon Seafood Grill, DiBruno Bros., El Rey, FruitFlowers, G Lounge, Girasole, Krispy Kreme, Ladder 15, Le Castagne, Metropolitan Bakery, Oyster House, Parc, R2L, Ranstead Room, Rouge, Rumor, Saxby’s, Shake Shack, Smith & Wollensky, Termini Brothers Bakery, and Village Whiskey.
The evening will feature a silent auction with wonderful items from Rittenhouse Row members and friends.
Featuring Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia’s House DJ Inga D’Angelo.
Please bring canned food or monetary donations for Philabundance and enter to win dinner for two at all Starr Restaurants. Drawing will take place at the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival on May 19th.
Proceeds benefit Rittenhouse Row, a non-profit organization devoted to promoting the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.
The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival will be held on Saturday, May 19th from noon to 5pm, rain or shine, Held on Walnut Street from Broad at 19th, the annual event showcases Philadelphia’s finest fashions, cuisine and entertainment and attracts more than 50,000 people to enjoy the best of Rittenhouse Row.
Friday: XPN Music Film Fest
The first Philadelphia festival solely dedicated to movies about music…brought to you by the local authorities on film and music. Most Screenings at the Annenberg Center, April 26 – 29, 2012. It’s four days of contemporary films including rockumentaries, biopics about musicians and movies that are defined by great soundtracks spanning a variety of musical genres!
The XPN Music Film Festival is produced by Philadelphia Film Society, and sponsored by the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the University of Pennsylvania, the Wyncote Foundation andPhiladelphia Weekly. The festival will take place at the Annenberg Center and other theater locations throughout Philadelphia.
To view a full schedule of events, click here.
Saturday: Philadelphia Book and Science Festivals
Both of these events are going down in conjunction with each other to make for a fun-filled day of learning, literacy, and excitement.
Book Fest: A celebration of reading and literacy, the sixth annual Philadelphia Book Festival takes place April 16-21, 2012, with evening Author Events at Parkway Central featuring world-renowned writers, including United States Poet Laureate Philip Levine; National Book Award winner Nikky Finney; Philadelphia Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez; and National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Robert Polito. Also on tap for this exciting six-day festival is Friday’s First Person StorySlam, where competing storytellers will expose their best mistaken-identity stories.
On Saturday, April 21, celebrate literacy inside and outside the Parkway Central Library. 6abc’s Tamala Edwards kicks off the festivities in Shakespeare Park with the beloved Storybook Character Parade. Stick around for music by The Cat’s Pajamas and Many Thoughts of Music, and fun with the Teddy Bear Picnic, Eagles Bookmobile, and KYW’s Kidcast. Enjoy food by Krispy Kreme and Lucky Old Souls!
Science Fest: The event features more than 100 exhibitors offering non-stop, family-friendly experiments, interactive activities, games, and the opportunity to meet scientists, engineers, and mathematicians all day long.
In Aviator Park, WXPN Kids Corner host Kathy O’Connell will entertain kids of all ages with a series of science guests and performers — from music to molecules, this stage will be packed with science fun!
Nibble on liquid nitrogen ice cream, explore how cheese is made, and experience what pH has to do with the way our food tastes in Kitchen Science under Ben Franklin’s watchful gaze from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Franklin Institute’s Franklin Hall.
In addition to the hands-on activities taking place around the Parkway, teens and adults are invited to meet, listen to, and speak with some amazing scientists and engineers throughout the day at both the Science Author Lectures in the Parkway Central Library and the Carnival Café Series at Sister Cities Park.
From 12pm-4pm head to City Tap Room for BeerBQ 2012! Our Spring festival includes all-you-can-eat Barbeque, Great Lakes Brews and Live Music by Red Team Go on the Patio! Group Rates and Pre Sale Prices Available! Rain Date is Sunday, April 29th.
Help set a Guiness World Record. All you have to do is go to the park. The Nature Conservancy is attempting to set the record for most people picnicking in 24 hours. Here in Philadelphia, everyone is meeting at Clark Park (Clark Park, 45th & Chester, West Philly).
Grab your blanket, bring your favorite picnic food, and enjoy a day in the park with family, friends, and The Nature Conservancy!
Food for the first 100 record attempt participants generously provided by Elevation Burger (www.elevationburger.com).
The record attempt begins at 12:30.