http://www.whyy.org/artsshuffle.phpLOVE Your Park Week, a week-long, citywide celebration of Philadelphia parks is May 11-18, including service projects, events, educational programs, family activities, tours and more at over 100 parks throughout Philadelphia. Kick-off is Saturday, May 11, 9:30am.
The 10th Annual Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar returns this Mother's Day weekend featuring over a hundred local and national artists and crafters with high quality handmade goods that reflect the unique and quirky pieces found at Art Star Gallery & Boutique's popular retail shop. With live music from local Philly bands, food, craft demonstrations and prizes (each day the first 150 shoppers receive 10th Anniversary Tote Bags with small goodies and coupons), rain or shine, Saturday and Sunday, May 11-12, 11am-6pm, Penn's Landing Great Plaza, Columbus Boulevard between Market and Walnut Streets, Philadelphia.
FringeArts (formerly the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival and Philly Fringe) hosts the 2nd annual "Jumpstart," May 13-14, a showcase of six artists performing original, completed works from 4 to 15 minutes in length. Artists include Ms. Wise, Seth Lepore, Groundswell Players, Jenna Horton, Magda San Millan, Chelsea Murphy, and Marina Libel, Painted Bride Arts Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia. This series is part of FringeArts' expanding year-round programming.
The Philadelphia premiere of Robert O'Hara's "Bootycandy" takes to the stage at Wilma Theater this Wednesday, May 15, the variety show that uses humor, spectacle and raw emotional spirit to test how we talk about human desire and racial stereotypes at home, in church and on the corner. Currently an Adjunct Professor at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and the Mellon Playwright in Residence at Woolly Mammoth Theater, playwright and director Robert O'Hara has recently been honored with an Obie Award, Helen Hayes Award, and the NAACP Best Director Award. Actors Phillip Brannon and Lance Coadie Williams reprise the roles they originated during Woolly Mammoth Theater Company's inaugural production of "Bootycandy" in May 2011. Performances run through Sunday, June 16, 265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia.
Night Market is back for 2013! Fifty-four of the city's restaurants and street food vendors join for the "Night Market Fairmount Avenue," Thursday, May 16, 6-10pm, including Fairmount favorites like Alla Spina, Lemon Hill, Rembrandt's and Urban Saloon and new vendors like The Tot Cart, Poi Dog Snack Shop and The Cow and The Curd. Inspired by Asia's lively outdoor markets, the event spotlights Philly's best ethnic and regional restaurants and food trucks, 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia.