XPN Weekend Arts Crawl…The culture of India & the Caribbean…Pancakes, Booze and Art…and so much more!

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Penn’s Landing hosts two free cultural celebrations this weekend.  Saturday’s 21st Festival of India at the Great Plaza is sponsored annually by the Council of Indian Organizations to celebrate India’s Independence Day and bring her art, music, dance, and cuisine to the shore of the Delaware River.

Sunday’s Caribbean Festival is in its 28th year, and brings the offerings of 14 Caribbean islands to the Great Plaza:  reggae, roots international beat, hip-hop, steel band and gospel music…poetry…island skits and dances… a marketplace of Caribbean fashions, souvenirs, arts and crafts… and an African/Caribbean children’s village.

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The Pancakes and Booze Art Show comes to Underground Arts Saturday.  What a concept!  You pay a small entrance fee that entitles you to All-U-Can-Eat Pancake Bar.  There’s a cash bar for drinks and on display the works of over 50 emerging artists in painting, sculpture, photography and other media. There’s body painting and music by DJ Adam Bennett. The event is for ages 21+ only.

The GreenStreet Coffee Company’s 3rd annual Summer Block Party Saturday in South Philly benefits Fresh Artists, which gives kids a chance to make art and to be philanthropic, and Palates to Palettes, which gives underserved kids exposure to fine art and fine culinary art. The block party has music and games, food and beer…and coffee!

The Philadelphia Film Society’s Roxy Theater has a new film starting Friday night called Rich Hill. A coming-of-age story surrounding three troubled teens, it screens through next Wednesday.

New paintings by David Katz for his Reaching Higher exhibit are on display at Twenty-Two Gallery through September 7th. His paintings are colorful and collage-based.

The last Franklin Flea of the summer is Saturday! More than 50 vendors are making their way down to General George A. McCall Elementary and Middle School to display their goods next to the biggest selection of food that the market has seen thus far.

Book of Mormon‘s Philadelphia run is selling out fast, but there is a chance to win free tickets to the Tony Award-winning show online on Saturday. The play’s Twitter account, Instagram account, and Facebook are all posting clues to an online scavenger hunt.

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