Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Open Houses and Hidden Cities

YIP Summer Series Kick-Off
Tuesday, May 26, 2009, 5 - 7PM
XIX Nineteen, Park Hyatt at the Bellevue, Broad & Walnut, Philly, PA 19146
FREE with drink specials

Come out and enjoy the view of the city from the 19th Floor at XIX and mingle with some politically-active, young involved Philadelphians.

WXPN Live Music Non-Commvention
Thu. - Sat, May 28-30, 2009
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., Philly, PA 19104
$75/$100 (single or pair pass)

Music discovery. Kind of like South-by (SxSw). If the ticket prices are too rich for your tastes, selected bands will perform live on WXPN (check the live broadcast schedule for details).

Society Hill Open House & Garden Tour
Sunday, May 31, 2009, 1 - 5PM
Starts at Old Pine St. Church, 412 Pine St, Philly, PA 19106
$25 per ticket (buy tickets at starting location)

I've always wondered how magnificent the interiors of some of those elegant Society Hill townhouses may be. Yet, I've managed to miss this event the past two years in a row. Maybe I'm going for plausible deniability (e.g. it's better to know *not* how glorious some Society Hill manses really are).

Hidden City Philadelphia Commences
May 30 - June 28, 2009

I've seen "viral" ads for this in the form of for-hire-type tearaways posted in many random locations around Philly. It sounds like it has potential to be very interesting. Open up some of Philly's most interesting but unused/moth-balled architectural spaces for art and performance. There is also a really cool card game that you can buy decks for that will have you traipsing around the city.

3rd Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Festival
Saturday, May 30, 2009, 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Franklin Square Park, 6th & Race, Philly, PA 19106
FREE

"Enjoy Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese arts and cultural performances, an exquisite variety of ethnic foods, handcrafted and imported ethnic art and merchandise, and interactive children╩╝s activities offered by the region╩╝s museums and arts organizations. Last year, over 3,000 adults and children took part in the festivities."

Credit: Creative Commons photo by kellygrape

1 comment:

  1. I saw those Hidden Philly ads as well and was wondering what it was about. Saturday sounds super fun and I might swing by after the Art Star Craft Bazaar!!

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