7 days of things to do in Philadelphia from April 15 to 21


Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival

Enjoy bites from more than 50 food trucks and tour some of Manayunk’s best restaurants during this kickoff to Manayunk Restaurant Week. You’ll also be able to stock up on homemade oils and spices, as well as fresh produce. There will be live music, too.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Main Street, pay as you go, 215-482-9565, manayunk.com

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The annual Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival brings 70 food vendors and lots of  hungry visitors to Main Street, from Green Lane to Shurs Lane.


Tamagawa University Taiko Drum and Dance Performance

After two Sunday shows at the Cherry Blossom Festival in Fairmount Park, the famous drum and dance group moves on to Swarthmore, where the Delco crowd can catch a free performance, complete with dazzling costumes and choreography.

7:30 p.m. Swarthmore College, Lang Concert Hall, free, 610-328-8000, swarthmore.edu


Archdiocese Concert of Excellence

More than 450 students who attend Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia are scheduled to play. Expect orchestras, choruses, jazz bands — and proud parents.

7 p.m. Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St., $37, 215-790-5800, kimmelcenter.org



World premiere of Christopher Chen’s fantasia based on E.M. Forster’s A Passage to India. This promises to be a special event, considering the Wilma’s HotHouse Company is in on the act.

7:30 p.m. with additional shows through May 13, Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St., $25 general admission, $10 students, 215-546-7824, wilmatheater.org


Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, with the Ahn Trio

Chen is a favorite with New York audiences, visiting Philly as a NextMove presentation. Her work A Quest for Freedom traces her journey from Taiwan to the United States. Live music is always a plus, and here it’s presented by the Ahn Trio, Korean-born Juilliard alumni and sisters.

7:30 p.m. with additional shows through April 22, Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St., $42 to $62, $20 for students, 215-422-4580, princetheater.org


Philadelphia Antiques and Art Show

Browse the paintings, books, jewelry, and porcelain arrayed at the Navy Yard for this high-quality showcase — one of the longest-running antiques shows in the country.  You’ll find silver, textiles, and furniture, as well, from all historical periods.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad St., $20 for general admission, $18 for Penn students and seniors, 215-573-2247, philadelphiaantiquesandartshow.com

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Visitors at the 2016 Philadelphia Antiques and Arts Show.

Peter and the Wolf

The Philadelphia Orchestra family concert transforms a bird into a flute, a grandfather into bassoon, a wolf into French horns, and a boy into strings. Prokofiev’s classic piece about human and animal nature. Michael Boudewyns narrates.

11:30 a.m. Saturday, Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad St., $20 to $48, 215-863-1999, philorch.org