Harry Emerson Vail was the oldest rowing coach in the country at the time of his death, and the regatta that bears his name is now in its 81st year. In the 1970s, the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta was the first intercollegiate rowing regatta to invite women’s crews to participate during race days at the same distance as men. This year’s 175 or so races on the Schuylkill River involve some 128 colleges and universities.
The 25th annual Susan G. Komen Mother’s Day Philadelphia Race for the Cure is a 5K Run/Walk and 1 Mile Fun Walk to aid breast cancer research.
A special appearance by UK singer/songwriter Matt Goss highlights the entertainment for this anniversary run.
Making it easy to find a gift for Mothers Day, the Pennsylvania Guild Fine Craft Fair on Rittenhouse Square all weekend has over 150 vendors of handmade jewelry, clothing, pottery, glass, photographs, and much more. And the Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar at Penn’s Landing offers handmade sculptures, clothing, toys, housewares and paintings with crafting booths, live music, and food.
Suzzy Roche and her daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche play a matinee at World Cafe Live Philadelphia Sunday for a unique mother/daughter experience on Mother’s Day. They’re on XPN’s Women’s Music Hour Friday with Michaela Majoun in the 9:00 a.m. hour!
Toward the close of Mother’s Day Sunday you can see 24 Minute Embrace: Philadelphia by conceptual artist Brian Feldman. Brian hugs his mother, Marilyn Wattman-Feldman, for 24 minutes, one to represent each hour of Mother’s Day, and the embrace is projected in three cities: Orlando, Washington, and Philadelphia.. For the final two minutes viewers are encouraged to join in the embrace. The Philadelphia viewing is at Love Park at 8:00 p.m.
The ninth annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Festival is free Saturday at Franklin Square Park with a health fair and a children’s fair, Asian cuisine, a beer garden, and short films after dusk.
Contemporary dance, gymnastics, technology, physically daring movement and playful props all contribute to the unique performances of Pilobolus Dance Theater, returning to the Annenberg Center as the final offering of the Annenberg’s 2014-15 Dance Celebration season.
The Print Center hosts a book release party Saturday for Greg Pizzoli’s Templeton Gets His Wish, a children’s book about a cat who wishes his family away so he doesn’t have to clean up. The author is reading and signing books.
Relationships: In Situ Environments at Wexler Gallery in Old City is a group show exploring the relationships between contemporary glass, fine art and design. Through May 30th.
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