Twilight Soirees Return To Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens Monthly Through October

A unique opportunity to tour the Isaiah Zagar’s iconic Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens — and hear live music — under the light of the moon.

Twilight in the Gardens is back for 2016, offering guests a unique opportunity to tour the craggy, glassy confines of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens after dark.

Magic Gardens created the evening soirée, taking place every fourth Friday of the month through October, as more than a mere tour through Isaiah Zagar’s iconic installation; it’s a multi-sensory experience. Each one features a live band, hands-on art-making workshops and, perhaps best of all, a BYOB policy so you can do the whole thing with your favorite adult beverage in hand.

For the April kickoff, groove to the breezy tunes of electronic music collaborative Son Step, and learn to sketch an ethereal corpse at a workshop led by Philadelphia illustrator Alex Eckman-Lawn. You’ll also get a chance to embark on a trio of behind-the-scenes mini tours, including a 20-minute excursion into Magic Gardens’ mosaicked basement.

Throughout the summer, scheduled musicians include gypsy jazz quartet Hot Bijouxx, sci-fi rockers S.T.A.R.W.O.O.D and, in July, Circadian Rhythms will fill the space with their catalogue of peppy dream pop.

In October, make your own music during a diddley bow-making workshop with BridgeSet Sound, or take your paper cutout game up a notch at a session with local artist Jeffy Thomas in June.

The full schedule of performers and teaching artists can be found here.

Twilight in the Gardens happens from 7 to 10 p.m. every fourth Friday of the month through October, including this Friday, April 22. Admission is $18, and Magic Gardens reminds you to BYOBBS (bring your own booze, blankets, and snacks).

Twilight in the Gardens

When:Fourth Friday of the month through October, 7-10 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, 1020 South Street


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  1. That section of South Street is just one of the draws of the Hawthorne neighborhood. Its often over looked by home buyers though. South Street is South Street and its hard to think of it as any other place. But it sits squarely in Hawthorne and its a short walk for the houses that surround it.

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