Shop, Dine and Save Four-Legged Lives
On May 18, businesses and animal lovers across Philadelphia will come together for a daylong fundraiser in support of PAWS’ lifesaving efforts. Restaurants, shops, and more will donate 10% of proceeds to bring Philadelphia closer to becoming a no-kill shelter city for vulnerable animals. Visit the website for a complete list of participants.
Philly Loves PAWS, Various locations, PhillyLovesPaws.org
No, it's Hedley
Join the incomparable Mel Brooks at the Academy of Music on May 21 for an exclusive, inside look at his storied career, and the making of the legendary and groundbreaking movie Blazing Saddles. This outrageous masterpiece, considered one of the top comedy films of all time, will be presented on the big screen, followed by a live conversation and audience Q&A with Mel Brooks himself.
Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street, 215.893.1999, KimmelCenter.org
38th Annual Society Hill Open House & Garden Tour
On May 22, 1-5pm, take a delightful, self-guided walking tour of ten private homes and gardens in historic Society Hill. The houses’ architectural and interior styles range from the 18th and 19th Century to contemporary. All proceeds benefit the Society Hill Civic Association, sponsor of the tour. Also, open house tour ticket holders may enjoy a 15% discount for dinner after the tour at four area restaurants. Advance ticket purchase is suggested. To purchase a ticket, or to get more information, please call 215.629.1288, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Group rates for five or more are available. Complimentary light refreshments and rest rooms will be available. Comfortable shoes recommended.
Society Hill Open House & Garden Tour, Various locations,
Gershman Y Art Crawl - Washington Square
Join Gershman Y Executive Director Maxine Gaiber on May 22 for a spectacular art crawl of private artist homes, studios and art galleries. From 1-5pm, visit the home and studio of artist David Slovic; photographer Judy Gelles’ studio; the studio of John Wind; and the Seraphin Gallery to tour the works of Philip Adams. You'll travel on foot to each stop and will be climbing stairs, so wear comfortable walking shoes. Snacks and beverages will be provided.
Cost: $75 each. Proceeds benefit the Gershman Y gallery program.
For more information, call 215.446.3026.
Gershman Y Art Crawl, Various locations, 215.545.4400, GershmanY.org
Explore America's History all Summer
The Once Upon A Nation 2016 season kicks off on Memorial Day weekend! All summer long, Once Upon A Nation brings American history alive through Independence After Hours and Tippler's Tours, storytelling benches, historical reenactments and much more. For a complete list of programs, locations and schedules, visit their website.
Once Upon A Nation, Various locations, 215.629.4026, HistoricPhiladelphia.org/once-upon-a-nation/
Philadelphia's great transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel, shopping and dining easy in Center City! Get information on routes, fares, schedules and more, at SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org.