Cinco de Mayo Block Party at El Vez
El Vez is hosting a Cinco de Mayo block party with treats for all ages! There will be $3 tacos and enchiladas of every sort — steak, chicken, cheese, short rib, lentil and zucchini, and more — not to mention innovative twists on nachos and other Mexican specialties. Then for the of-age, El Vez is offering its renowned margaritas in addition to other classic Mexican beverages like Corona and Modelo Especial. Food and drink stands will line the streets and be accompanied by live music from performers like DJ Wisam and El Vez, “The Mexican Elvis.”
El Vez, 121 S. 13th St.
Sunday, May 5, 12-9 p.m.
Cost: Pay as you go
Radio 104.5 kicks off the 2013 Summer Block Party Series
The Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party Series returns! As always, it’s free at The Piazza at Schmidt’s in Northern Liberties. The first concert of this year’s series features bands Family of the Year, Atlas Genius and Jackson Kingsley. Get there early to snag a good standing-room spot or enjoy the shops and restaurants lining the interior and exterior of the open-air plaza.
The Piazza at Schmidt’s, North 2nd Street and Germantown Avenue
Saturday, May 4, 3:45-7 p.m.
The 2013 PlazaPalooza will feature a number of festivities around the Catharine Thorn Fountain. This year’s event will once again offer good eats from local establishments and good drinks provided by Grace Tavern. There will also be live musical performances by talented local bands including New Pony, Tall Trees, Minas and the Clef Club Jazz Ensemble. PlazaPalooza is brought to you by the SOSNA Economic Development Committee and the Triangles on Grays Ferry Avenue Gateway Project.
Grays Ferry Avenue Triangle between 23rd and South streets
Saturday, May 4, 1-7 p.m.
Spring Dance Festival showcases local artists
Koresh Dance Co.’s 2013 Spring Dance Festival aims to celebrate dance in Philadelphia. This festival will showcase a diverse group of artists from Philadelphia and the surrounding area. It is our goal to shed light on the great dance offerings in our city.
Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.
May 2-5 and 8-12
First-ever Jewish Philly music festival
The Gershman Y is a dynamic Jewish arts and cultural center in Philadelphia. Home to the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and the upcoming Jewish Music Festival, The Gershman Y is a Center City institution. We are proud to serve as the only Jewish-affiliated institution dedicated exclusively to a wide array of contemporary arts and culture. The Gershman Y is located in the cultural heart of Center City on the Avenue of the Arts and stands proudly among theaters, restaurants and performing-arts venues. The Gershman Y’s inaugural Jewish Music Festival will be taking over Philadelphia May 1-9 with a dazzling lineup of performers. From an evening of Jewish blues to American cabaret legend Michael Feinstein to a brand-new klezmer score performed by two of the world’s most celebrated musicians, this festival has an event for everyone. Sample a few performances or buy an all-access pass that will provide you with tickets to all the events and feature reserved seating.
Multiple locations including the Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St.