XPN Weekend Arts Crawl…Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start of summer

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spruce-street-harbor-park-night4-920vpBack by popular demand, Spruce Street Harbor Park opens for the summer on Friday. It’s a roller rink, pop-up market, arcade, and ship-themed restaurant all in one place.  Saturday there’s an aerial performance above the Delaware River called Flying River Dance by Invisible River.

On Memorial Day, the National Constitution Center offers free admission. All weekend the Center pays tribute to our military by exploring how Americans today honor them.  Flag ceremonies, an exhibition on memorials, and family activities are just part of the celebration.  And since this May 25 marks the 228th anniversary of the start of the Constitutional Convention, the museum offers tours of the exhibition Signers Hall to learn about the men who were at the convention and the summer they spent creating our Constitution.

In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, the All That’s Jazz exhibition is at City Hall displaying artwork inspired by jazz music.

2919_lMorris Arboretum unveils its spring Garden Railway exhibit inspired by Philadelphia’s architecture on Saturday.

The Devon Horse Show is the largest outdoor horse show in the country, a distinction it has held since 1914. It’s on through May 31st with all things equestrian, competitions of all kinds, exhibitions and vendors, and a country fair.

The musical Passion begins at Arden Theatre, bringing 19th century Italy to life in a story about a military captain and his romantic endeavors.

gI_88784_RDA-Festival_Philly-Love-2015The Philadelphia Dance Theatre hosts the Regional Dance America Festival, called the Philly LOVE Dance Festival, featuring classical and contemporary dance showcases on Friday and Saturday.

Speech & Debate, a performance about a high school journalist looking to uncover a school scandal, comes to the Azuka Theatre through May 24.

Master magician Matt Cadabra comes to Society Hill Playhouse to perform Magic and Dreams through June 14, featuring daring escapes, animatronics, audience sing-a-longs and ventriloquism.

 

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