As the sun reaches its highest point in the sky, the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania turns up the heat on its summer concerts.
To ring in summer on the eve of the summer solstice, the arboretum hosts a Summer Solstice Salsa Party this Thursday, June 20, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Grab a lawn chair, pack a picnic and bring your best dance partner to shimmy to the sounds of salsa and Latin jazz group Café Con Pan Band, set to perform from 7 to 8 p.m.
Show up early, though, to pick up new dance moves. Before the concert, from 6 to 7 p.m. Cheryl Ingram, owner of Lace It Up Dance Studio, will offer free salsa dance lessons.
Plus, sample craft brews from nearby Iron Hill Brewery in Chestnut Hill and fresh salsas.
Parking is limited, so advance purchase and carpooling are recommended. Tickets are per car, not per person, and are $25 per car in advance, and $30 per car at the door. Members receive a $5 discount.
Purchase tickets online now to save $5 on admission.
Summer Solstice Salsa Party at Morris Arboretum
When: Thursday, June 20, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: 100 E. Northwestern Avenue
Cost: $25 per car in advance; $30 per car at the door
More info: www.morrisarboretum.org