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The Weekender: What You’re Doing and Why

Posted July 29th, 2010

There’s no such thing as just an ‘event’ going on this weekend—everything is now a festival. Hey, I don’t mind as long as they’re all free!

Thursday – Sunday:
>>>The Black Women’s Arts Festival will feature readings, performances, parties, and more, all celebrating the work of black women. And yes, even you white males are welcome.

>>>Pack a picnic and take the whole family to enjoy Shakespeare in Clark Park‘s free performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

>>> It’s not often that there are free, all ages events where face painting and the petting zoo don’t get the highest billing. The Mad Decent Block Party at 12th and Spring Garden might have those things (they’re certainly hyping the dunk tanks) but it’s also got Diplo, Kid Sister, The Deathset and Blaqstarr. Sounds sorta better than decent . . .

>>>Did you know that July 31st is National Dance Day? Neither did we, but you can act like you did by joining Philly Dance Fitness for seven free workshops with LindyAndBlues, Messiah Dance Works, and Major Moment Studio. There’s guaranteed to be at least one style you’ve never tried.

>>>We’ll be down the street enjoying the live local music, moon bounce, venders, and, oh yeah, four beer gardens at the NoLibs 2nd Street Festival. Stop by our table and say hi!

–Ellen Freeman