Get your tickets early for the sixth annual Roots Picnic music festival at Penn’s Landing happening June 1 to see performers like The Roots, Solange and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
June 1, 12 p.m.
For some Memorial Weekend celebrating (read: blowing off steam from that stressful summer session class), hit up the Hidden City Festival Block Party on May 25 for DJs, food trucks, and craft beers.
12th and Wood streets
May 25, 7-11 p.m.
Forgo yet another Friday at Blarn for retro music and go go dancers at The Trestle Inn’s Friday Nite Backyard BBQ, happening weekly this summer.
The Trestle Inn
11th and Callowhill
Fridays 5-9 p.m., beginning May 24
On April 5, Philly musician and sound designer Michael Kiley, also known as The Mural and the Mint, releases an iPhone app called The Empty Air. It plays music filtered with ambient noise that corresponds to the user’s location in Rittenhouse Square Park. Who knew birds, rustling leaves, church bells and your conversations could be art?
Between the suit wearers at Huntsman and the scrub–clad students at HUP, Penn art culture may appear as dormant as Van Pelt studiers at 4 am. However, the Penn Art Club’s annual exhibition, Infinity, reveals that creativity on campus can indeed be awakened—even for the non–artists—albeit below the radar.