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May 3 2007

10 Must-Dos in Philly This Weekend, May 4-6, 2007

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Visitors and residents looking for fun in Philadelphia this weekend should look no further than The Philadelphia region’s official tourism Web site will offer 10 things to do each weekend throughout the summer. For those looking to spend the weekend close to the action, the Philly Overnight® Hotel Package includes two-night accommodations, parking, a Philly’s More Fun teddy bear and a coupon book with special offers at 60 area attractions, restaurants and shops. Here’s a look at what to do the weekend of May 4 in the Philadelphia region:

Through May 5, 2007:

  • Philadelphia International Children’s Festival: Held at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia International Children’s Festival is the oldest festival of its kind in the U.S. and is regarded as one of the top festivals in the world. Every spring, about 17,000 children and families of all backgrounds come together to celebrate diversity and experience the magic of some the finest children’s performing arts in the world. (215) 898-6701,

Through May 6, 2007:

  • The Art of African Women: Empowering Traditions: On view at the African American Museum in Philadelphia, this exhibition of photographs by journalist Margaret Courtney-Clarke pays tribute to living African artistic traditions that have been passed down through women. Taken over a period of more than 20 years, the images show off the beauty that rural African women (as artists and entrepreneurs) create in their daily lives. (215) 574-0380,
  • Daniel Garber: Romantic Realist: Paintings and works on paper by one of the most important Pennsylvania Impressionist painters are on view at the James A. Michener Art Museum. (215) 340-9800,
  • Equality Forum 2007: Equality Forum is a week-long symposium that celebrates the cultural and political legacy and future of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community. It includes more than 50 events and programs by 65 regional, national and international organizations. (215) 732-3378,
  • Thomas Chimes: Adventures in ’Pataphysics: This 50-year retrospective exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art presents approximately 75 paintings and works on paper created throughout the artist’s life. (215) 763-8100,

May 4-6, 2007:

  • Black Lily Film & Music Festival: uwishunu™ presents 30 musicians and 30 films at the first annual Black Lily Film & Music Festival, held at various locations throughout the city. Musicians include Jill Scott, The Roots, Nouveau Rich, Slanty Eyed Mama and more. On top of all the music, attendees can check out the works of numerous innovative female filmmakers such as Michelle Parkerson, Su Friedrich and Kimi Takesue. (215) 925-9914,

May 5, 2007:

  • Kids’ Summer FunFest: This festival at the American Helicopter Museum features crafts and games, excursion ideas, prizes, refreshments and live entertainment. Free admission to the museum means festival goers can also see more than 35 helicopters on display.
  • Longwood Gardens Wine and Jazz Festival: Enjoy the fruits of more 20 regional wineries, delicious food and beautiful scenery at Longwood Gardens’ first-ever Wine & Jazz Festival. (610) 388-1000,

May 5-6, 2007:

  • Strawberry Festival: Festive foods, children’s activities, pie-eating contests and lively family entertainment are highlights of this 38th annual event. The culinary draw—strawberries—are served fresh and unadorned, dipped in chocolate, deep-fried in fritters, piled on shortcake, baked in assorted pastries and blended in fruit smoothies. The region’s finest artisans exhibit and sell unique handcrafted works. (215) 794-4000,

May 6, 2007:

  • The 28th Annual Broad Street Run: Spanning 10 miles from Olney to South Philadelphia, the Broad Street Run raises money for the American Cancer Society. (215) 683-3594,
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