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May 2016     Happenings Inside
IN Center City
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Celebrate Mother's Day in Sister Cities Park
This year, treat mom to a special Mother's Day BYOB brunch buffet in the Logan Square Café at Sister Cities Park! There will be timed seatings at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. $30 per adult, $13 per child age 2-12 (Children under 2 are free). Pre-paid reservations are strongly suggested since seating is limited. Please click here, or stop by the café to make a reservation. Click here for the complete menu, which will be prepared by Tim Bellew Food.
Logan Square Café at Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, SisterCitiesPark.org


May 4
Bach @ 7 Cantata Series:
Es erhub sich ein Streit and The Plague

St. Clement's Church
20th and Cherry Streets

May 4, 7, 8
Le nozze di Figaro

Curtis Opera Theatre
Kimmel Center
Broad and Spruce Streets

May 4-29
The Christians

The Wilma Theater
265 South Broad St

May 7
Mother's Day Tea with Betsy Ross

Betsy Ross House
239 Arch Street

May 7
Brian Regan

Merriam Theater
250 South Broad St

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May 10, 17, 24
Cardio Kickboxing

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

May 12, 19, 26
Noon Yoga and Evening Zumba

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

May 12
Pairings On the Parkway: Jamie Salvatore

Sister Cities Park
18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

May 12
Nathaniel Philbrick- Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution

Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

May 15, 16
Mendelssohn / Brossé / Mozart with
Lana Trotovsek

The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia
Kimmel Center
Broad and Spruce Streets


Get Around Center City in a PHLASH
The Philadelphia PHLASH buses are now running 10am-6pm daily, through September 5! Hop on and off with service every 15 minutes at 22 locations throughout Philadelphia. Pay only $5 for an all-day pass or only $2 per ride to begin exploring Philadelphia’s most popular cultural institutions and attractions. Children 4 and under and seniors are always free. SEPTA pass holders ride free. For more details and a route map, visit PhillyPHLASH.com.
PHLASH, Various locations, 800.537.7676, PhillyPHLASH.com

Ideas for Philadelphia's Transportation Future?
Join PlanPhilly for a discussion with former NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan on May 4 at WHYY. During her time as Transportation Commissioner under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City striped 365 miles of bike lanes, and installed over 50 pedestrian plazas—the most sweeping change to the city's streets in a half-century. This event will be a unique opportunity to engage with one of the world's most respected leaders in urban transportation and leave with some lessons and inspiration for Philadelphia. Reception and registration will begin at 5:30pm. The program begins at 6:30pm, followed by a book signing of Sadik-Khan's new book Street Fight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution. Click here to RSVP.
WHYY, 150 North 6th Street, 215.351.1200, PlanPhilly.com

Thanks to the Nurses
In honor of National Nurse Appreciation Day on May 6, Garces Trading Company will be serving a complimentary sangria to the neighborhood nurses! Did you know Garces Trading Company offers a 10% discount to healthcare professionals, with employee ID, every day? Stop in so they can say thanks for taking such good care of everyone.
Garces Trading Company, 1111 Locust Street, 215.574.1099, GarcesTradingCompany.com

Pennsylvania Ballet Presents: A Program of Firsts
On May 12-15, experience a milestone in the history of dance with George Balanchine’s Serenade, set to the classic score of Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings in C, Op. 48. The first original ballet Balanchine created in America, Serenade incorporates unexpected rehearsal events into the choreography such as students falling or arriving late. Then, in Asphodel Meadows, a company and North American premiere, Liam Scarlett presents three compelling pas de deuxs, which mirror Francis Poulenc’s vigorous dialogue between two pianos. This contemporary interpretation of classical style closely follows Poulenc’s score and quickly shifts in mood throughout the piece.
Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street, 215.893.1999, PABallet.org

Art On the Schuylkill
Art in the Open brings the action and intrigue of artists making their art directly to Philadelphia's Schuylkill riverbanks, May 13-15. Here, free to all audiences, selected artists will work with brushes, cameras, sewing machines, pens, and hammers, to respond to this historic and environmentally unique local setting. The public is invited to walk among the artists and observe their process of creation and craft up close. Park visitors can also make their own art at select locations along the riverbank path and join in related events offered by a wide partnership of the city's cultural organizations.
Art in the Open, Various locations, ArtIntheOpenPhila.org

Jazz at Lincoln Center at the Kimmel Center
On May 15 at 8pm, The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will debut new arrangements and revisit favorites from Miles Davis' legendary body of work. The diverse, label-defying Davis, who would have turned 90 this year, remains the pinnacle of transformative expression, musically and beyond. From Birth of the Cool to Miles in the Sky, the famously versatile Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis will offer fresh perspective on some of Davis' groundbreaking concepts and timeless masterpieces.
Kimmel Center, Broad and Spruce Streets, 215.893.1999, KimmelCenter.org

Take Transit
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.

Brought to you by the Center City District
and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation
Public Ledger Building
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