Community Calendar

May 17

A Philly-Centric Concert – At 9 p.m., at Craft Hall, 901 N. Delaware Ave. International recording artist Jae Mazor will make his return, joined by South Philly native recording artist Denine, as well as Peter Fontaine and Jesseee B. Doors open at 7 p.m. Hosted by DJ Slice and featuring music from DJ Spinatra between sets. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at Tickets at the door are $40.

May 18

PlazaPalooza – From 1-7 p.m. at Triangle Park, 23rd and South streets. There will be live music all day, face painting and balloon animals, food trucks and the kiddie train. Igloo, Graces Tavern and shops on Grays Ferry Avenue will be open for business. And new this year, a market with 15 local vendors. Rain date May 19.

May 25-26

Bikeout – Cyclists are invited to experience a hassle-free overnight bike camping trip over the Memorial Day weekend on the next Bikeout group ride. Hosted by the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, promises a weekend of outdoor adventure along Greater Philadelphia’s Circuit Trails network. Riders will gather near the art museum and travel about 38 miles along the Schuylkill River and the Perkiomen Creek before spending the night at Camp Kweebec and riding back to Center City the following day. Staff will transport all gear, leaving participants free to enjoy the ride with guidance from Bikeout volunteers and mechanical support from Keystone Bicycle Co. The event is open to cyclists of all skill levels, ages 14+. Visit:

May 31 – June 9

Black Restaurant Week – Choose from over 20 black-owned restaurants in Greater Philly to try special dishes with exotic flavors. Famous places include Jacobs Northwest, Cray Taste Old City, and Mt. Airy Deli. More info at:

June 15

The Big Dill – From noon to 7 p.m. at Xfinity Live!, the world’s largest pickle party is coming to Philadelphia. The venue, located at 1100 Pattison Ave., will transform into the epicenter of the ultimate pickle celebration, brimming with good times and great vibes.

August 17

Vegandale – At the Navy Yard, a diverse and growing list of food, beverage and lifestyle vendors from around the world, promising attendees an unparalleled opportunity to try the best and newest in vegan products. In particular, the Philadelphia edition is set to showcase both local and vendors from around the world, offering a rare opportunity for attendees to try dishes and products not readily available elsewhere. The festival brings a blend of music, food and art. Tickets can be purchased from 

September 2 (end-date)

The Art of The Brick – Last chance to check out this exhibition that ends on September 2! Back after nearly a decade, this art event is taking place at The Franklin Institute. There, parents and children can marvel at over 100 pieces of art made of LEGO – including a T. rex skeleton and even the famous Mona Lisa. This incredible collection was made possible by the artist Nathan Sawaya. Tickets can be purchased at