Philadelphia Area Cultural Events for April 2017

Philadelphia Area Cultural Events for April 2017

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 Philadelphia Area Cultural Events for April 2017

Through April 2, 2017
ELLA, LOUIS & ALL THAT JAZZ WITH BYRON STRIPLING.
The Philly POPS pay tribute to Ella Fitzgerald’s frequent collaboration with Louis Armstrong at the Kimmel Center, along with master jazz trumpeter Byron Stripling, as they perform “A Tisket A Tasket” and “What a Wonderful World.”
(215) 893-1999, phillypops.com

Through April 2, 2017
PHILADELPHIA FURNITURE SHOW.
Home furnishings, ranging from innovative contemporary designs to adaptations of classical styles, are on view at this nationally acclaimed event at the 23rd Street Armory. (215) 387-8590, philadelphiafurnitureshow.com

Through April 9, 2017
WORLD WAR I AND AMERICAN ART. This traveling exhibit comes to the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) to show the war’s impact on art and culture through 160 works by 80 artists in the form of paintings, drawings, photographs and sculpture. pafa.org

Through April 22, 2017
ADAPT!
The story of a 22-year-old girl who encounters an extinct Slavic tribe comes to the Wilma Theater. When the tribe takes her on adventures, her past and future collide. (215) 546-7824, wilmatheater.org

Through April 23, 2017
GATHER UP THE FRAGMENTS: THE ANDREWS SHAKER COLLECTION.
This Mercer Museum exhibition features the famed clean-lined American furnishings, plus watercolors, textiles and other rarely seen objects from the Christian sect. (215) 345-0210, mercermuseum.org

Through April 23, 2017
JURASSIC WORLD: THE EXHIBITION.
Hollywood meets Isla Nublar when a blockbuster exhibition of life-size animatronic dinosaurs, complete with behind-the-scenes sneak peeks, makes its North American debut in advance of the large-grossing film’s top-secret 2017 sequel. (215) 448-1200, fi.edu

April 1 and 3, 2017
SOUND ALL AROUND ENSEMBLE.
Children with sensory sensitivities and their families can explore the string family of instruments—cello, violin, viola, double bass, plus harp, guitar, ukulele and more—at the Academy of Music as this just-for-them Philadelphia Orchestra mini concert. (215) 893-1999, philorch.org

April 1, 2017
MORRIS ARBORETUM IN MOTION.
The Chestnut Hill garden displays more than 30 large and even larger kinetic sculptures by Utah artist Lyman Whitaker throughout its 175 acres. (215) 247-5777, morrisarboretum.org

April 1-9, 2017
SUBARU CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of this springtime tradition, which re-opens Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park for the season amid a week of citywide cultural celebrations. (267) 348-0250, subarucherryblossom.org

April 1-May 26, 2017
SPRING BLOOMS.
Visitors take in the sights and smells of spring’s arrival at Longwood Gardens with 240,000 tulips, azaleas, dogwoods and more. (610) 388-1000, longwoodgardens.org

April 1- October 9, 2017
THE KINETIC SCULPTURES OF LYMAN WHITAKER.
This outdoor exhibit at Morris Arboretum showcases 50-plus kinetic, calming “Wind Sculptures™,” transported from Utah into this historic garden. (215) -247-5777, morrisarboretum.org

April 6-9, 2017
YANNICK AND TRIFONOV REUNITED!
Russian prodigy Daniil Trifonov returns to perform Mozart’s “Jenamy” Concerto, Beethoven and Liszt, under the baton of Yannick Nézet-Séguin in Verizon Hall in the Kimmel Center. (215) 893-1999, philorch.org

April 8, 2017-November 26, 2018
CULTURES IN THE CROSSFIRE. STORIES FROM SYRIA AND IRAQ.
This special exhibition at the Penn Museum explores the cultural losses from conflict in the Middle East through more than 50 objects from the Near East and Mediterranean collections, as well as Arabian manuscripts, sounds and contemporary artwork from Syrian artist Issam Kourbaj. (215) 898-4000, pennmuseum.org

April 18-23, 2017
HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH.
John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen Trask’s hard-rocking, gender-bending musical hits the Forrest Theatre. (800) 447-7400, forrest-theatre.com

April 6, 2017
LEGOLAND® DISCOVERY CENTER.
Internationally popular kids’ spot makes its regional debut with a 33,0000 square-foot play land where voracious visitors can ogle Philly landmarks in MiniLand, discover a 4D cinema, explore 10 Play Zones and go home with bags full of bricks. Plymouth Meeting Mall, legolanddiscoverycenter.com

April 18-August 13, 2017
THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN LAUB: FIRE ISLAND AND BEYOND.
The Philadelphia artist receives a hometown exhibition of his garden and landscape paintings at Chestnut Hill’s Woodmere Museum. (215) 247-0476, woodmereartmuseum.orgApril 19, 2017
MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION OPENING.
Through exhibitions and priceless artifacts, the Museum of the American Revolution traces the evolution of the colonies from the earliest days of unrest to a victory that led to a new nation. Highlights include General Washington’s original headquarters tent, Revolutionary War weapons, centuries-old military documents and hundreds more authentic objects. amrevmuseum.org

April 20-22
NORTHERN LIGHTS WITH STÉPHANE DENÈVE.
The Philadelphia Orchestra’s principal guest conductor works his magic with pieces from Finland and Norway—including the “Sibelius Symphony No. 2 in D Major”—in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. (215) 893-1999, philorch.orgApril 21-23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA ANTIQUES & ART SHOW.
One of the most prestigious antique shows in the country, this event features fine and decorative arts, jewelry and furniture at The Navy Yard, with nearly 60 exhibitors showcasing Colonial to contemporary works. philadelphiaantiquesandartshow.com

April 21-23, 2017
PHILADELPHIA ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL.
Earth Day weekend inaugurates a cutting-edge roster of smart, eco-first films from around the world to the Prince Theater. (215) 247-3105, philaenvirofilmfest.org

April 21-29, 2017
PHILADELPHIA SCIENCE FESTIVAL.
With hands-on events for kids, sophisticated activities for adults and a carnival, this citywide event demonstrates the role science plays in everyday life.
(215) 448-1128, philadelphiasciencefestival.org

April 27-29, 2017
PENN RELAYS.
High school, college and even professional track stars compete at Franklin Field during the Penn Relays, the oldest collegiate meet in the nation. (215) 898-6151, thepennrelays.com

April 27-29, 2017
RACHMANINOFF FESTIVAL.
The locally beloved composer is featured in four concertos within three concerts with piano solos by Curtis-trained Haochen Zhang and Russian phenom Nikolai Lugansky in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. (215) 893-1999, philorch.org

April 27-May 1, 2017
PHILADELPHIA BLACK PRIDE.
This pioneering multi-day gathering of people of different races, ethnicities and sexual orientations traditionally coincides with the Penn Relays. phillyblackpride.org

April 28-May 6, 2017
PHILLY TECH WEEK.
More than 25,000 business leaders and other self-proclaimed tech geeks, as well as the technically challenged, participate in more than 100 events, including a variety of programs, interactive activities and workshops that celebrate and highlight emerging trends, advances and innovating uses of technology. phillytechweek.com

April 29, 2017 (April 30 rain date)
FAIRMOUNT AVENUE ARTS CRAWL. Dozens of bars, restaurants and shops in Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood turn into galleries. Plus, there’s live music, dancing, kids’ activities and demonstrations. (215) 232-4766, fairmountcdc.org

 

 

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