Let’s round out the last weekend of April in style with these killer events and activities.
Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni opens at the Academy of Music on Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. The famous production—in which six of the eight leads have ties to Philadelphia—also has a 2:30 p.m. show time on Sunday, April 27.
Eagles fans who’ve always had the dream of playing for the team can get their chance at the Eagles Academy for Men. The two sessions, held from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. on both Saturday, April 26 and Sunday April 27 give men the chance to learn from Eagles coaches, players and alumni both in the classroom and on the field at the NovaCare Complex. Please note that this academy is for men ages 18 and older.
If you feel that Saturday morning cartoons just aren’t what they used to be, we have a solution. The Philadelphia Film Society holds Saturday morning movie specials for children and families at the Roxy Theatre. Otter 501, a story about a rescued orphaned otter, will be screened at 10 a.m. this Saturday, April 26.
For the first time ever, LEGO fans have an entire weekend devoted to their craft. Attendees of the Philly Brick Fest, a two-day event at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, can build their own racing LEGO creations, engage in themed trivia, and meet experts in the LEGO community. And of course, there will be brick creations on display for the duration of the expo, which runs from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26 and Sunday April 27.
Score the ultimate Mother’s Day gift at the Philadelphia Antiques Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Over 50 antique dealers and galleries will display everything from vintage furniture to art and jewelry for your shopping pleasure. The show opens on Saturday, April 26 at 11 a.m. and closes on Tuesday, April 29 at 4 p.m.
Become a master mixologist at Chaddsford Winery during their Mixology Weekend courses. The one-hour classes, beginning at noon and running until 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, will teach guests how to mix wines with various spritzers and juices.
For a tour that will light up your life, take part in the 85 years of neon signs walking tour, departing from the Center for Architecture on Saturday, April 26. From 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., you’ll be guided around the city and introduced to historic signage and the evolution of the science behind the colorful displays.
Gershman Y hosts a fabulous GayBINGO night on Saturday, April 26. Hosted by ‘Bingo Verifying Divas’ – a group of drag queens with an eye for bingo – this spring break-themed night raises money for the AIDS Fund Philly. The fun starts at 6 p.m.
A special Autism Awareness Day celebration takes place on Sunday, April 27. Sesame Place starts their season early for families with children diagnosed with autism. Variety Club and Autism Speaks members get in for free and can experience a full day at the park, which opens at 10 a.m.
Expectant mothers and their partners can find their center at Mama’s Wellness Joint at Yoga for Labor and Birth. Covered topics will include breathing techniques to ease labor pains, hands-on labor support and helpful postures to utilize during labor. Be there at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27.
Even though Earth Day has come and gone, that doesn’t mean the celebrations have to stop. Our essential guide to Earth Day events features Temple University’s Ambler Campus’s Earthfest, Newark’s University of Delaware College of Agriculture and Natural Resources’ Ag day and Washington Township, NJ’s Earth Day celebration, all on Saturday, .
Finally, for your live music enjoyment, local soul singer Twin Ghost plays at 8 p.m. at Melodies Café on Saturday, April 26, crooner Joan Osborne (don’t pretend like you don’t know her hit "What If God Was One Of Us?") will serenade folks at World Café Live on Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. and English rockers Band of Skulls hit Union Transfer on Saturday, April 26 for an 8:30 p.m. show.