PW Weekend: Might 3-5 | Arts


We get 5 days to have a good time Mexican tradition proper right here in Philadelphia? How may we not make that this week’s principal occasion? 

This kicked off Wednesday and runs by the weekend with the elevating of the Mexican flag exterior Metropolis Corridor this Friday, Might 3.

Over the following few days, discussions relating to heritage, cultures and extra will likely be on show all through a number of occasions throughout the town. In fact, all of this wouldn’t be full with out the chance to strive genuine Mexican delicacies time and again, the primary being a meals demonstration at Magic Gardens on Might Three as effectively.

This week will likely be enjoyable for all ages as there are arts and crafts, video games and different occasions for kids to take a look at. We had been intrigued at what an Alebrije means to the Mexican tradition, now each your youngsters and the child in you’ll be able to take a look at an exhibit of those imaginary spirit animals created completely out of papier mache on the Barnes on Sunday, Might 5.

All of what we simply talked about is a mere sampling of what you’ll be able to anticipate from an occasion that continues to develop in recognition within the Metropolis of Brotherly Love.

WHAT: Semana Mexicana (Mexican Week 2019); WHEN: Might 1-5.; COST: Costs range.; WHERE: Numerous places; MORE:


LGBT | Cabaret Sauvignon

Have fun the one yr anniversary of drag queen Lili St. Queer’s one lady present. Apparently an “beginner alcoholic,” St. Queer is motivated by her inebriation as she performs her piano and twirls everywhere in the stage. We may solely think about that it is a high-energy, provocative present by a fierce queen. | Eight pm. $10. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.

Music | Crimson Not Chili Peppers

It’s not a typo – these guys actually aren’t RHCP. However they positively have their stage presence, sound and essence –  minus all of the drug abuse, in all probability. You shouldn’t go up an opportunity to see them play with Any person Else’s Sky, a Pearl Jam tribute band. | 8:30 pm. Costs range. Tir na Nog Irish Bar & Grill, 1600 Arch St.

LGBT | Gender Queery

One of the best trans and nonbinary drag present the place you’ll be able to be happy to be your self. Full with particular superstar appearances from Beary Tyler Moore and Paula Deen White, you womxn gained’t wish to miss out on dancing all night time and being impressed by fabulous performances. However should you can’t make it, don’t fear – this jawn will likely be happening each First Friday. | Eight pm. Costs range. Stir, 1705 Chancellor St.

Pursuits | Annual Pottery Sale

Merely acquire some clay artistic endeavors. You in all probability don’t want any of it, however you must present assist to college students and artists which have donated their work. You’d simply spend your cash on some shit at Ikea, so why not give it to native artists who deserve it extra? | 12 pm. Free. The Clay Studio, 137 N. 2nd St.

Procuring | Women Evening Out

Collect all of your woman associates for an costly stroll round Chestnut Hill. Purchase shit from shops with pink balloons exterior and earn raffle tickets for the after social gathering and drawing. It’s a reasonably good excuse to only get misplaced within the metropolis and spend all of your cash. | 5 pm. Costs range. Areas range.

Pursuits | Unusual Salon: An Night of Witchery

Crowd into a snug odd store and hearken to some works of witch-erature. Native artists could have witchy jewellery on show, and there will likely be loads of magick within the air. | 6:30 pm. Free. The Spiral Staircase, 112 Cotton St.

Meals | Rita’s Nationwide Italian Ice Day

We’re not sponsored. We simply actually don’t need you to overlook out on some free ice – you already know that shit is scrumptious. Get it from any Rita’s in Philly. | 12 pm. Free. Areas range.

Efficiency | Nerdy by Nature Open Mic

Unload all that nerdy data that’s been suppressed by your folks that by no means wished to listen to it. Cosplay and take part in a range present the place you’ll be able to convey no matter geeky expertise you’ve. So long as it’s entertaining – and once more, nerdy – it’s welcome on stage. | Eight pm. $5. Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse, 2578 Frankford Ave.


Music | The Strumbellas

The one band we’ve seen be described as “farm emo.” We’ve no fucking clue what meaning, however it sounds superior. It sounds such as you’re gonna concurrently wish to giddy up and cry about your issues, which actually looks as if a good time. | 8:30 pm. $25. Union Switch, 1026 Spring Backyard St.

Pageant | South Avenue Spring Pageant

The opening day of the annual competition that inaugurates Philly spring. Drink, dance and see the most important maypole within the metropolis. We couldn’t consider an occasion extra true to the Philly spirit – aside from possibly the Tremendous Bowl parade. Go Birds. 11 am. Free. South Avenue Headhouse District, 200 Pine St.

Occasion | Drexel Holi Bash

This celebration of the colourful Indian vacation is open to everybody who desires to social gathering. Mark the start of spring as you throw some colours within the air. Your roommates will simply hate you afterwards while you stain the bathe rainbow. | 11 am. Free. Drexel Park, 3100 Powelton Ave.

Pageant | Daring Girls & Beer Pageant

You already know what it’s. The primary of its sort, it is a day devoted to the scrumptious beers from female-led breweries. 4 badass bands led by girls will even be the celebrities of the present as they personal the stage. Looks as if a correct social gathering for all these highly effective girls. | 1 pm. $45. Love Metropolis Brewing Firm, 1023 Hamilton St.

Meals | Port Richmond Pierogi Fest

Do we actually want to interrupt this one down for you? There’s severely nothing higher than some selfmade pierogies from individuals who know what the fuck they’re doing. Depart it to the cooks to stuff you with solely the most effective and most genuine little dumplings of heavenly deliciousness. | 12 pm. Free. Campbell Sq., 2535 E. Allegheny Ave.

Occasion | TrapQuila

Entice music and tequila had a child – and it’s this social gathering. We don’t actually need to let you know something extra to persuade you to go. Twerk and get tipsy, as a result of you haven’t any excuses to not. | 10 pm. Free. Stats on 17th, 111 S. 17th St.

Study | I Love Me: The Self Love Summit

RuPaul’s well-known catchphrase follows us in all the things we do: “Should you can’t love your self, how within the hell are you gonna love anyone else?” Harness that internal love and put your self above all else at this occasion. | 7 pm. $80. Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Lodge, 500 Stevens Dr.

Household Enjoyable | Science Carnival on the Parkway

This blowout is the wrap-up to the Philadelphia Science Pageant.You’ll even have enjoyable and be taught beneficial info on the identical time. That’s what faculty needs it may do. | 10 am. Free. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.


Occasion | Cinco de Mayo Block Occasion

You gotta do extra than simply exit to eat on Cinco de Mayo, particularly because it’s on a Sunday this yr. Begin the social gathering early and preserve it going all day. Encompass your self with precise Mexican heritage – you need to by no means miss an opportunity to have a good time one other tradition, anyway. | 11 am. Free. El Rey, 2013 Chestnut St.

Music | Earth Disaster

The band considers this present to be “lengthy overdue,” so you already know this shit’s gonna be packed and that pit is gonna be shifting. Name on the holy spirit that can assist you survive the night time as you dodge punches from large guys with neckbeards. 2 pm. $20. First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut St.

Occasion | Philly Women Bounce 2019 Season Bounce Off

That is an occasion for all of the double dutch divas on the market. Actually, we don’t know many consultants of this craft. Possibly you don’t both, and possibly you’ll discover a sturdy group of girls you may leap with, which is precisely what you need to get from going to this occasion. | 2 pm. Free. Awbury Park, 6101 Ardleigh St.

Pageant | Chestnut Hill Residence & Backyard Pageant

You paid hire a couple of days in the past – now it’s time to waste the remainder of your cash. Deliver the youngsters for a household pleasant competition the place you’ll be able to social gathering and get some items to your gardens. | 11 am. Free. Areas range.

Meals | Avenue Automobile Cookout

Not your typical Cinco de Mayo occasion, however a correct celebration, nonetheless. Eat some meals when you gawk at some good automobiles. We’re all for these occasions that fulfill our simplest pleasures. | 7 pm. Free. KleanFleet Truck & Auto Wash, 2250 E. Ontario St.

Meals & Drink | Rose Wine Tasting Brunch

One other one which simply speaks on to our hearts. Discover the proper Rose for spring and deal with your self to a great ol’ Sunday brunch. We’re not bougie sufficient to have a seasonal wine favourite – we simply drink from no matter bottle we will discover on sale – however possibly you might be. | 2 pm. $55. The Victoria Freehouse, 10 S. Entrance St.

Study | Wax Play

It’s time to get scorching and sticky. We’ve no clue what wax play is, however we will solely assume that it’s fairly self-explanatory. Whether or not you already know what it’s or not, you’ll be able to safely learn to do it right here. | Four pm. $20. Kink Shoppe, 126 Market St.

Music | Tribute to Bizarre Al Yankovic

Artists overlaying Bizarre Al songs looks as if such a foolish idea. Yankovic’s songs are already parody covers, after which artists will likely be doing covers of his covers. Silliness is the objective of this present, so it’s truly all very becoming. | 7 pm. $12. Philadelphia Folksong Society, 6156 Ridge Ave.


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