Celebrate all things Japanese at Sakura Sunday

Sakura Sunday


Sakura Sunday
April 17, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
100 N. Horticultural Dr., 215-685-0096
For updates, check the Sakura Sunday Facebook page.

The traditions of contemporary and modern Japan come to life amid hundreds of blooming cherry trees. Families (and their pets) can take part in all kinds of activities, like a Prettiest Pet in Pink Parade, Harajuku Fashion Show and, for the geeks among us, a cosplay area. There will be maki, too, courtesy of the Subaru Sushi Samurai of the Year.

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Food Truck Pop Up
April 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
13th and Locust streets
Pay as you go
For updates, check the 4th Annual Food Truck Pop Up Facebook page.

Head over to the Gayborhood at lunch on Thursday for the 4th annual Food Truck Pop Up benefitting Dining Out for Life. Over a dozen food trucks, like The Cow and the Curd, Mac Mart, and Oink and Moo BBQ, will line up along Locust Street between 13th and Broad. Go hungry and take your coworkers. Thirty-three percent of the day’s earnings will be donated to local HIV/AIDS service organization ActionAIDS.

Ommegang’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Seven Kingdoms Launch Party
April 14, 8-11 p.m.
Eastern State Penitentiary
2027 Fairmount Ave., 215-236-3300

Just in time for the debut of season six of “Game of Thrones,” Brewery Ommegang teams up with Eastern State Penitentiary to launch its newest GOT-themed beer, Seven Kingdoms Hoppy Wheat Ale. There will also be samplings of previous GOT beers from Ommegang, fire spinners, and a DJ dance party. Feeling frisky? Plop down for a selfie in the Iron Throne, which will be rolled in for the festivities.

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Movies at the Market: ‘National Treasure’
April 14, 7-9 p.m.
Reading Terminal Market
51 N. 12th St., 215-922-2317

As part of its Movies at the Market series taking place now through May, the Reading Terminal is screening Nicolas Cage adventure flick “National Treasure” on Thursday evening. Munch on treats from market vendors Flying Monkey, Hershel’s East Side Deli, Bassetts Ice Cream and more while you try to spot the scene in the film that was shot at Reading Terminal.

Live at the Dump: ‘Wall-E’
April 17, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
7333 Milnor St., 215-821-9843

RAIR, an organization that raises awareness about sustainability issues through art, is screening the 2008 Disney blockbuster, “Wall-E” next to one of its latest installations: a giant heap of trash. The aforementioned garbage pile is located at construction and demolition waste recycling company Revolution Recovery (so it’s not the stinky kind of refuse). The screening starts at sundown (around 8 p.m.), but show up early for games, photo booths and other family-friendly activities.


Alex G
April 14, 7:30 p.m.
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St., 215-232-2100

Rising indie star — and Havertown native — Alex G. takes the stage at Union Transfer in support of his seventh full-length album, “Beach Music.” The work borrows from several genres — from noise music to piano to techno — and, according to Pitchfork, finds the 21-year-old darker and weirder than ever. For this show, he’ll be joined by Domino labelmates Porches and Your Friend.

Asaf Avidan
April 16, 8 p.m.
Boot & Saddle
1131 S. Broad St., 267-639-4528

The intimate setting of Boot & Saddle is the ideal spot to catch Asaf Avidan. The Israeli crooner’s unique sound has been compared to some of recording history’s most distinctive voices (think Nina Simone, Janis Joplin and Jeff Buckley.) He comes to Philly this week to promote his latest album, “Gold Shadow,” which marries the sounds of jazz, cabaret, blues and pop.

Record Store Day 2016
April 16, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Creep Records
1050 N. Hancock St., 267-239-2037

If you’re looking for more than casual browsing for 2016’s Record Store Day experience, stop by Creed Records, where they’ll be celebrating all day long. Besides a shipment of “an unreal amount of vinyl,” there will be DJs and live music by folks like Eric Slick of Dr. Dog, turntablist Aaron Ruxbin and Philly punk outfit Thin Lips. Caffeinated beverages from One Shot Coffee and cocktails will be served, too.

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
April 14-16
The Prince Theater
1412 Chestnut St., 267-239-2941

South Philly-based dance troupe Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers debut a whopping three world premieres in its weekend-long Spring Home Season concert. The new works were born out of a collaboration with composer Daniel Rhode, who penned original scores for the series.

Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show
April 15-17
Marine Parade Grounds at the Navy Yard
Broad St. and Intrepid Ave., 610-902-2109

Primitive knickknack lovers can take a detour from Antique Row this weekend for The Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show taking place at the Navy Yard. The expo promises primo pieces in Colonial through mid-century fine and decorative arts, and a host of walking tours and special events. Being dragged along? Wait out your stay with a cocktail at the show floor cafe and bar.

Dreamcatcher Making Workshop
April 16, 7-9:30 p.m.
Palo Santo Wellness Boutique
1707 E. Passyunk Ave., 215-952-0360

Rachel Robles, of Passyunk yoga studio Palo Santo Wellness Boutique, will teach guests how to make a traditional or non-traditional dreamcatcher. All materials will be provided—including an array of hand-dyed fabrics, printed textiles and even some crystals, shells and feathers—but feel free to bring anything else you’d like slap on your new creation that promises to welcome good vibes into your life.

Art After Dark: Pop Goes the Sixties
April 16, 8 p.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215-763-8100

If you have a couple hundred bucks burning a hole in your pocket, swing over to the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) for this charity event benefitting the Museum’s School and Teacher Programs. The party has a 60s theme, centered around PMA’s latest special exhibit, “International Pop.” Entertainment includes performances by The British Invasion Tribute band and Pennsylvania Ballet. Drinks and snacks will be plentiful.

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