Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Art of the Weave

Dover Rug & Home and American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) New England will host a free, hands-on experience that allows children and adults to get a rare glimpse into the art form of traditional rug making and textile design. Attendees will enjoy pattern discovery, a scavenger hunt, and creating their own rug designs. 2-4 p.m. Dover Rug Showroom, 390 Stuart St., 617-266-3600; doverrug.com

Love Run Half Marathon

The Love Run is back after its sell-out (some 10,000 participants) inaugural year in 2014. The half marathon takes runners through Center City, past some of the nation’s most historic landmarks, and into scenic Fairmount Park. The Philadelphia Education Supplies Fund, which provides Philly schools with necessary classroom supplies, is the official charity partner. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215-763-8100; cgiracing.com

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Opening Night for the Philadelphia Orchestra: St. Matthew’s Passion

Bach’s St. Matthew Passion originally premiered in 1727, on Good Friday. Returning 300 years later, Philadelphia has the opportunity to experience this groundbreaking performance with stage director James Alexander and famed conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin. The Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad St.; kimmelcenter.org

Thursday, April 2, 2015

The Party 2015

Philadelphia Academies Inc., a non-profit organization that gives life and economic options for Philadelphia public school students, will host “The Party 2015” at the Fringe Arts Center. The cocktail-attire event will feature a silent auction, delicious food, music, and an awards ceremony. 140 N. Columbus Blvd.; academiesinc.givezooks.com

Friday, April 3, 2015

Ama Deus Ensemble Bach B-Minor Mass

“The High Mass in B Minor” is performed by soloists, the Baroque Instrument Orchestra, and talented chorus singers at the historic Perlman Theater. This musical piece is considered to be Bach’s crowning achievement. Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad St.; kimmelcenter.org

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Hot Chocolate 15/5K

One of Philly’s sweetest races, the annual Hot Chocolate 15/5K begins before the race, with goodie bags, music, a kids zone, and chocolate samples. Stick around for the post- race party, featuring a live DJ, a bounce house, and even more chocolate. Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., 215-763-8100; hotchocolate15k.com

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday Brunch at LaCroix

Enjoy a lavish Easter brunch with family and friends at one of the finest restaurants in Philadelphia. 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.; 215-790-2533; lacroixrestaurant.com

Monday, April 6, 2015

Philadelphia Career Fair

Employers from all over the Philadelphia area are on the hunt for eager, hardworking professionals who are ready to dive into the workforce. Don’t forget your resume! 4010 City Ave, nationalcareerfairs.com

Thursday, April 9, 2015

ACF Chef’s Food and Wine Event:

Enjoy samples of food and drink from renowned chefs as well as local restaurants, catering companies, purveyors, and breweries. A silent auction will be held featuring gourmet goods and services, and entertainment will be provided throughout the evening. One Liberty Blvd., Malvern; localwineevents.com

Friday, April 10, 2015

2015 Philly Showcase of Wine and Cheese

The Boys and Girls Club of Philadelphia will be hosting a showcase of wine and cheese. The event will feature over 300 kinds of cheeses and wines, and will feature specialty snacks, live music, and a silent auction. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Boys & Girls Philadelphia Club. Tickets are $50. Philadelphia Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., bcgphilla.org

Saturday, April 11, 2015

The Speakeasy Gala:

This black tie gala is truly unique in its kind. Guests will be transported back to the roaring 1920’s and, with the help of Boardwalk Empire’s Grammy Award Winning band, Vince Giodano’s Nighthawks guests will be dancing the night away. Loews Hotel, 1200 Market St, philadelphiafestival.info

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Fairmount Arts Crawl

The 10th Annual Arts Crawl transforms more than thirty local businesses into art galleries for the day. Peruse the work of more than 50 artists in the fields of printmaking, photography, sculpture, and much more while enjoying live music, art demonstrations and food from some of Fairmount’s most beloved eateries. Fairmount Neighborhood,215-232-4766 fairmountcdc.org

Monday, April 13, 2015

Philly Farm & Food Fest

Hosted by Fair Food and PASA, this annual event looks to connect local farmers and food artisans with thousands of food-loving Philadelphians. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn ways to buy, grow and share local food in addition to tasting hundreds of delicious samples. Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex, 1101 Arch St. phillyfarmfest.org

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Spring Open House Charity Event

Joseph Bograd and his RE/MAX Elite team will host a Spring Open House Charity Event benefitting The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Guests will enjoy entertainment, a silent auction, and delicious food inside a deluxe, New Hope penthouse venue. $50 per person. 504 Waterview Pl., New Hope, facebook.com/events

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Wine, Women and Shoes

Benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association, Wine, Women and Shoes is one of the fastest growing charity events in the country. Attendees will sip world-class wine, savor delectable bites, bid on auction items, and shop the latest shoes & accessories, all while supporting a great cause. 2910 DeKalb Pk.; winewomenandshoes.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

UCP Life Without Limits 5K

United Cerebral Palsy of Philadelphia & Vicinity invites you to join them for the 35th Annual UCP 5K. Welcoming walkers, runners, teams and individuals, the event helps to support children and adults with cerebral palsy and other developmental disabilities. 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pky.; ucpphila.org

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spring Swing

The Pyramid Club welcomes The Parkinson Council for their annual Spring Swing Celebration. The cocktail party benefits local research for people with Parkinson’s disease while highlighting those who have helped the research and support of affected families. 1735 Market St; theparkinsoncouncil.org

Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Penn Relays

For the past 120 years, the Penn Relays have welcomed competitors from more than 60 countries. The prestigious competition often has more than 22,000 entrants, more than the Olympic Games. University of Pennsylvania, 235 South 33rd St.; thepennrelays.com

Friday, April 24, 2015

International Orchid Show and Sale

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University hosts the International Orchid Show through the 26th. For three days, thousands of beautiful orchids from all over will be displayed in colorful arrangements. Attendees will also have the opportunity to sit in on educational lectures and talks on orchid cultivation. 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pky.; ansp.org

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Flavors of the Avenue

Some of the best restaurants in the city are located on East Passyunk. The area’s award winning chefs will offer bites of their signature dishes and sips of their favorite drinks under one big tent. Look out for favorites like Birra, Cantina Los Caballitos, Noord and more. East Passyunk Ave between Tasker and Morris Streets; visiteastpassyunk.com

Monday, April 27, 2015

Let Them Eat Cake

The quirky Wedding Cake Design competition brings together professional bakers, students, and those who love to cook, with brides-to-be and fondant foodies for its tenth annual challenge. This year, the theme is Masterpieces of Cake, where competitors will present cakes based on fine art and paintings from the Renaissance to modern art. 100 E. Penn Square, The Crystal Tea Room; cityofhope.org

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Biloxi Blues

Neil Simon’s Tony Award Winning play, Biloxi Blues, follows the life of Eugene Morris Jerome, a young man who is shipped off to boot camp during World War II. The semi-autobiographical play brings humor to the classic coming-of-age story. 39 Conestoga Rd.; Malvern; peopleslight.org

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival

On May 2nd, an expected 50,000 people will flock to Rittenhouse Square for the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival. Taste food from over 40 local restaurants, enjoy live entertainment, and sip on delicious imbibes from surrounding bars. Don’t forget to stop in to some of the best boutiques in the city including Joan Shepp, Knit Wit, Hope Chest, and much more. 18th Street & Walnut St.; visitphilly.com

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Point-To-Point at Winterthur

Celebrate the 37th Annual Point-to-Point elite horse racing event at Winterthur. Partake in festive tailgating, elegant lunches and beautiful scenery. 5105 Kennett Pike, winterthur.org

Monday, May 4, 2015

4th Annual Golf for BreastCancer.org

The event will be held at the beautiful Philadelphia Country Club on a US Open Championship Course. Participants will enjoy live and silent auctions, a grill lunch buffet, course refreshments, raffles, a three-hour open bar and, of course, a day of golfing. 1601 Spring Mill Rd., Gladwyn, support.breastcancer.org

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Yoga For Gardeners

Yoga and gardeners rejoice! The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will host Yoga for Gardeners, a class focused on yoga postures that will benefit the needs of a gardener. With the chanticleer garden as the backdrop, what could be a more serene location? 786 Church Rd., phsonline.org

Friday, May 8, 2015

Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta

The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta is one of the largest races in the world. The anticipated event involves 125 colleges from across the country with over 3,000 spectators lining the Schuylkill riverbanks. Kelly Drive, 610-246-5902; dadvail.org

Sunday, May 10, 2015

50th Anniversary Celebration Concerto

Music Director Dirk Brossé brings together a group of talent to join the Chamber Orchestra for the 50th Anniversary Celebration Concert and Season Finale. The concert will open with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. 1520 Locust St.; chamberorchestra.org

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

2015 Philadelphia Go Red Luncheon

The American Heart Association will host their annual Go Red Luncheon to raise funds and awareness for the fight against heart disease. The life-changing experience will allow attendees to speak with women and men who are all fighting to put an end to this terrible disease. 100 E. Penn Square, philadelphiagored.ahaevents.org

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Annual Student Exhibition

The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts will host the 144th Annual Student Exhibition, showcasing pieces from third and fourth year students. This exhibition is a chance to see the new and rising talent that will be the future of the arts community. 118-128 N. Broad St.; pafa.org/ase

Saturday, May 16, 2015

The South 9th Street Italian Market Festival

Come be a part of one of Philadelphia's largest block parties at the nation’s oldest outdoor market. Experience a taste of the Italian culture with live entertainment, great food, family events and the annual procession of saints. South 9th St., italianmarketfestival.com

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Beer Challenge Dinner: American Beers

The Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College hosts a unique dinner challenge where Alex Crowe, the College’s resident beer expert, will discuss some of the most popular and neglected American Beers. Enjoy a specially crafted menu and decide which beer pairing goes best with each course. 4207 Walnut St.; localwineevents.com

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Devon Horse Show and County Fair

Bring the entire family to the country's oldest and largest event of its kind. The famous grounds will host exhibitions of jumpers, hunters, and an old fashioned fair. Running through May 31st. 23 Dorset Rd.; devonhorseshow.net

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Brandywine River Museum of Art Antique Show

The Brandywine River Museum of Art hosts an Antiques Show featuring 30 distinguished dealers who have everything from furniture to rugs, porcelain, needlework, and more. US Rt. 1, Chadds Ford; brandywinemuseum.org

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