From the 2012 Broad Street Run to the Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival, plus Philadelphia teams in the playoffs and First Friday, this weekend is fun-filled. (Photos courtesy, clockwise from top left: Chestnut Hill, Broad Street Run, M. Kennedy for GPTMC, Sixers)
If ever there was a weekend to be in Philadelphia, this is it (actually, we could probably say that about most weekends).
Friday through Sunday sees plenty of sports action, foodie events aplenty, great music and more, and it all kicks off with First Friday tonight, now in at least six neighborhoods in and around the city.
Top picks for your best weekend, below:
Friday, May 4
First Friday in Manayunk, Kennett Square, Old City, Doylestown, Frankford Avenue, Chestnut Hill and now Northern Liberties
“May the 4th Be With You” at the Please Touch Museum
28th Philadelphia International Children’s Festival (Fri, Sat)
Philadelphia Mobile Food Association Pop-Up
The Philly PHLASH Bus Service Resumes
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Philadelphia Legacy Series (Fri, Sat)
Third Street Habit “She Hit Pause” Event
Rock ‘N Roll on the Patio at Trax
“A Play, a Pie and a Pint” at Milk Boy in Ardmore
Sixers vs. Bulls
Tribute to Jimi Hendrix with J. Michael Harrison at the Woodmere Art Museum
InVersion Theatre’s Miss Julie (Fri, Sat, Sun)
“Paint it Now” at Space 1026 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Burger Month (Fri, Sat, Sun)
“De Pueblo a Pueblo” Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Arden Theatre’s Robin Hood (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Bistrot La Minette Movie Under the Stars
Saturday, May 5
Our Top Picks For Philadelphia’s Best Wood-Fired Pizza
Where to watch the Kentucky Derby
Top Picks For Cinco De Mayo Celebrations Around Philadelphia
Philadelphia Wine Festival
Craft Spoken Here at the Philadelphia Museum of Art — Opening Day!
Back Stage Magazine’s Actorfest
Age of Augustus Toga Party on Boathouse Row
“The Works: Vol 2,” second annual alleycat race to benefit Neighborhood Bike Works
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Greensgrow Farms Spring Craft Bazaar
Bartram’s Garden Spring Opening (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Scarlet Fiorella’s Five-Day Sale of Favorite Things (Fri, Sat)
Snockey’s 100th Anniversary Celebration (Fri, Sat, Sun)
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) — Closing Day!
Defending The Caveman at the Prince Music Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, May 6
Broad Street Run: last chance to enter our contest!
Headhouse Farmers Market Opening Day!
Flyers vs. Devils
Sixers vs. Bulls
Phillies vs. Nationals
Chestnut Hill Home & Garden Festival
The Philadelphia Burger Brawl
Van Gogh Up Close at The Philadelphia Museum Of Art: extended hours (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
Equality Forum 2012 (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
Pennsylvania Ballet’s Peter Pan (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Offering Of The Angels: Treasures From The Uffizi at the Michener Art Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
1812 Productions’ Boston Marriage (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Up-Starts: An Afternoon of Jewish Shorts at the National Museum of American Jewish History
SA VA Style Event
Dock Street’s Big Bottle Release
The Philadelphia Sandwich Experiment
Act II Playhouse’s My Fair Lady (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Renegade Theatre Company’s Hamletmachine and Medeaplays (Fri, Sat, Sun)
“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)