Weekend Picks: Flavors Of The Avenue, Science Fest Astronomy Night, Penn Relays, Fairmount Arts Crawl, Fishtown Shadfest, Philadelphia Antiques Show, Flyers, Sixers And More

This weekend brings Arbor Day, a perfect chance to enjoy the beautiful blooms around the city; you can celebrate with activities at Longwood Gardens and Morris Arboretum. (Photo courtesy Longwood Gardens)

It’s a completely jam-packed weekend with spring festivals, street fairs, great theater, exhibitions and much more.

Oh, yeah, and the Sixers and Flyers in the playoffs. No big deal.

Our top picks for your best weekend, below:

Friday, April 27

MANNA Meals That Matter Tailgate Party

Philadelphia Artists on Vincent Van Gogh

“De Pueblo a Pueblo” Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

XPN Music Film Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Martha Graham Cracker at Art After Five

Act II Playhouse’s My Fair Lady (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Penn Relays (Fri, Sat)

60’s Themed Secret Agent Party at North Bowl

Philadelphia Science Festival Astronomy Night

DL1961 Try-em and Buy’em at Denim Habit (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Arden Theatre’s Robin Hood (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The 10th Annual Northern Liberties Variety Show at Johnny Brenda’s

Nadia Ali & Starkillers at Lit Ultrabar

Independence Seaport Museum’s Titanic Philadelphians (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Saturday, April 28

Game 1, NBA Playoffs: Sixers vs. Bulls, 1 p.m.

Flavors of the Avenue on East Passyunk

Spring Fest At Love Park

2012 Philadelphia Antiques Show (Sat, Sun)

Arbor Day Celebration at Longwood Gardens

Fishtown Shadfest

Arbor Day Celebration at Morris Arboretum

Philadelphia Science Festival Scavenger Hunt

NoLibs Spring Sidewalk Sale

14th Annual Manayunk Brew Fest: Beers Gone Wild

Cupcake Smash at the Piazza

Keep reading, below.

Kurt Elling Swings Sinatra at the Annenberg Center

Philly Tech Week 2012 — Closing Day!

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Spruces Up Happy Hollow Recreation Center

Witches’ Night Out with Philadelphia Ghost Tours

Meadowbrook Spring Open House

Sruti Presents Bharatanatyam style classical dance with Priyadarsini Govind

The Virtuoso Duo at the Elkins Estate (Sat, Sun)

Demo Days at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow: Living with the Atomic Bomb, 1945-1965 at the Mercer Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Flashpoint Theatre Company’s Slip/Shot (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Defending The Caveman at the Prince Music Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Sunday, April 29

Game 1, NHL Playoffs, Round 2: Flyers vs. Devils, 3 p.m.

Fairmount Arts Crawl

Offering Of The Angels: Treasures From The Uffizi at the Michener Art Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

World Dance Day at The Piazza at Schmidts

Discovery Day at the Seaport

Clark Park hosts Science Discovery Day

Best of Philly Public Cupcake Tasting at King of Prussia Mall

1812 Productions’ Boston Marriage (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Walnut Street Theatre’s God Of Carnage (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!

The Opera Company Of Philadelphia Presents Puccini’s Manon Lescaut (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!

Mauckingbird Theatre Company’s The Temperamentals (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Black Gay Pride — Closing Day!

Renegade Theatre Company’s Hamletmachine and Medeaplays (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Science Festival — Closing Day!

“Run! The Super-Athletes of the Sierra Madre” at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Scribner’s Magazine: The Early Years In Illustration at the Brandywine River Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Van Gogh Up Close at The Philadelphia Museum Of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Happy Show by Stefan Sagmeister at the Institute for Contemporary Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)


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