“Future of Music” with ?uestlove
As part of the third annual Philly Tech Week, there will be quick-hit demo presentations on the future of music business focused on new technologies, digital literacy, and intellectual property and copyright issues. The Roots drummer Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (aka DJ ?uestlove) and Bruce Warren of WXPN will take part in a one-hour question-and-answer session. There will also be DJ sets, live performances and presentations from artists including DJ Phsh, Lushlife, Pow Pow and thefuture.fm.
Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.
Sunday, April 28, 5-9 p.m.
Awesome Fest promises exciting events
The Awesome Fest is teaming up with presenting sponsor Parx Casino and media sponsor Philadelphia City Paper to launch a 10-week citywide film and music festival celebrating the 1980s from June 14 to Aug. 19. The festival will include over 50 outdoor movies, special guests, anniversary screenings and popular musical acts from the decade. In keeping with the festival’s tradition, all outdoor screenings will be presented free of charge.
June 14 through Aug. 19
Blue Cross Broad Street Run
The 34th Annual Blue Cross Broad Street Run is a 10-mile course starting at Broad Street and West Fisher Avenue and ending at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on the Delaware Waterfront. It is a USA Track & Field-certified course that rates as one of the fastest in the county by Runner’s World Magazine. Along the scenic route, which passes a variety of the city’s renowned landmarks, will be water stations, digital clocks at each mile marker, aid stations, and entertainment for all ages.
Central High School Athletic Field, Broad Street and Somerville Avenue
Sunday, May 5, 8:30 a.m.
Cost: Individual registration $40
Final PAFA After Dark event
On the eve of National Space Day, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is bringing art and science together in its most unique and unseen space, the historic Cast Hall, for one night only! There will be a secret cinema screening of “Rocketship X-M,” the first feature film made about space exploration. Additionally, you can play with light and shadows to take home your own self-portrait silhouette; sign up for flashlight tours of the historic galleries; compete in a space bingo tournament; and sip a Cosmos, the evening’s signature cocktail. There will be free, fresh popcorn all night for your movie viewing pleasure.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118 N. Broad St.
May 2, 6-9 p.m.
Cost: Free for PAFA members; $10 in advance, $15 at the door for nonmembers
Fairmount Arts Crawl
The Fairmount Arts Crawl is an annual event that attracts over 4,000 residents, visitors and art lovers alike to the Fairmount neighborhood of Philadelphia, where they can stroll down the avenue to visit 45 different businesses-turned-art-venues housing 70 installations. Along the way, there will be music, dancing, live demonstrations and activities for kids. The Arts Crawl will feature over 50 artists this year.
Sunday, April 28, 2-6 p.m.