Thursday, July 30, 2015

Five things to do today - KidFest, 'Spamalot,' A.C. Expressway anniversary

The best things come in groups of five.

Five things to do today – KidFest, ‘Spamalot,’ A.C. Expressway anniversary

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Abington Art Center´s KidFest features an evening´s worth of family-friendly activities. (Photo via Facebook)
Abington Art Center's KidFest features an evening's worth of family-friendly activities. (Photo via Facebook)

The best things come in groups of five.

For a parody: Based on the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the comedic retelling of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. This irreverent, jaunty and parody-driven musical brings a little England to Beach Haven, N.J.’s Surflight Theatre. The show has two performances today: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

For kids: Philadelphia Caribbean music group Trinidelphia will perform during the Abington Art Center’s KidFest, featuring art activities, a moon bounce and more, starting at 5:30 p.m. in Jenkintown, P.A.

For a birthday party: The shore’s Yellow Brick Road, better known as the Atlantic City Expressway, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Kick up your heels on the Atlantic City, N.J. beach at Texas Avenue at 6 p.m. for a dance party, bonfire and fireworks.

For energy-fueled indie pop: Their breakthrough hit, “We Come Running,” featured a children’s choir helping out on vocals. It’s that kind of imaginative energy you’ll get when Youngblood Hawke hits the stage at The Barbary on Frankford Avenue tonight at 7 p.m.

For a Watergate-era talk: Former White House Counsel, John W. Dean comes to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Central Branch to tell the story of President Nixon’s involvement in Watergate at 7:30 p.m. on Vine Street. 

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