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May 13, 2011

Weekend Picks: The Italian Market Festival, Dad Vail Regatta, Art Star Craft Bazaar And More

Isgro's amazing pastries and authentic South Philadelphia roast pork sandwiches are only two of the delectable treats that await you at the epic, two-day Italian Market festival this weekend. (Photos by R. Kennedy for GPTMC)

As usual, there’s lots to see and do (and taste) this weekend for Philadelphia locals and visitors alike.

Cheer on the athletes at the 73rd annual Dad Vail Regatta today and tomorrow, pick up some incredible student art at PAFA’s 110th annual Student Exhibition and enjoy the season’s first Taste of The Belle Friday river cruise, complete with food, music and sensational views of the Philadelphia skyline.

Rain or shine, head to the Italian Market with an appetite for its annual wildly popular street festival, taking over 9th Street Saturday and Sunday. Be sure to take in some theater (the companies are in the final shows of their seasons!) and don’t forget to leave time for shopping.

The rest of our top picks for this weekend, below:

Friday, May 13

The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

PAFA 110th Annual Student Exhibition

Taste of The Belle Fridays — Opening Day!

“Experience Jazz” at Woodmere Art Museum

Art After 5: WXPN Welcomes Dutch at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Opening of Independence al Fresco

Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra at the Painted Bride Art Center

Saturday, May 14

The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

Italian Market Festival (** Don’t Miss)

Debut of brunch at Amada

The Flea and the Professor at the The Arden Theatre

Old City Sidewalk Sale & Stroll

Phillies and Pennsylvania Auto Theft Prevention Authority (ATPA) Lock It! Event

Second Saturday on East Passyunk

Brandywine Valley Craft Brewers’ Festival

Clemente Fest

Art Star Craft Bazaar — Opening Day!

Mural Arts’ Journeys South

Sunday, May 15

Italian Market Festival

Grace Notes: A Sendakian Rhapsody at the Rosenbach Museum & Library

Theatre Exile’s Saturn Returns

Old City Sidewalk Sale & Stroll

Seger Park Spring Festival

Elephant’s Eye Studio Artist Tours

Our Show Of Shows at Plays and Players Theatre — Closing Day!

Yoga on the Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

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