Devon Horse Show and Country Fair
As the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed competition in the United States, the Devon Horse Show draws competitors — and horse lovers — from around the world. In between cheering on the stallions out in the arena, a massive country fair welcomes you to meet the horses, enjoy classic fair fare, and take a ride on the Ferris wheel and/or carousel. On Sunday, you can watch horse and rider teams in an exciting arena competition with 30 jumps. Tickets for the 10-day event can be purchased online.
7 p.m. with additional events through June 3, 23 Dorset Rd., Devon, tickets start at $15 for adults and $7 for youth, 610-688-2554, devonhorseshow.net
Memorial Day at the Museum of the American Revolution
Pay your respects at the Museum of American Revolution to the men and women who lost their lives serving our country. You can write notes to service members, witness an auction of a deceased sailor’s personal belongings, and place carnations on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier two blocks from the museum. Admission is free for veterans, active, and retired military.
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third St., $19 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for children under 18, 877-740-1776, amrevmuseum.org
ABBA continues to sing the globe into submission in this genial, world-beating show, settling in for a two-month run at the Walnut Street Theatre. See it as a prequel to the movie sequel, which opens July 20.
8 p.m. with additional shows through July 15, Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St., $40 to $77, 215-547-3550, walnutstreettheatre.org
The Last Five Years
Much-praised musical about a couple who fall in love, and then out, over a half decade. She tells her story backward, he forward.
7:30 p.m. with additional performances through July 1, Eagle Theatre, 208 Vine St., Hammonton, N.J., 609-704-5012, eagletheatre.org
The National Ballet of Ukraine is bringing Don Quixote to the Academy of Music for a night. Composed by Ludwig Minkus and choreographed by Marius Petipa, it’s a ballet that blends classical Russian techniques with the contemporary interpretation of dancing methods.
7:30 p.m. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., $99.50 to $162.50, 215-893-1999, kimmelcenter.org
Twilight Market Kickoff at Greensgrow Farms
Greensgrow Farms kicks off its monthly Twilight Market series with an evening of live music, local food and drinks, and vendor shopping. Philadelphia Brewing Co. and Rowhouse Spirits will be serving up brews and cocktails, and two bands will take to the stage, starting at 6 p.m. Vendors of tea, soap, jewelry, and other goods will also set up, and farm staff will be available to chat about becoming a farm share member. (Already a member? You’ll receive complimentary food and drink tickets.)
4 to 8 p.m. Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland St., pay-as-you-go, 215-427-2780, greensgrow.org/event
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Philly Beer Week
Ten-day “week” of all things beery returns to taverns near and far. Opening tap will be at the Fillmore in Fishtown.
6:30 to 10:30 p.m., with additional events at various locations through June 10, the Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St., 215-309-0150, phillylovesbeer.org
Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Company
Wrapping up the dance season, Mulgrew’s company premieres Strange Dreams, 30 Years Later, a full-length multimedia performance of dance, text, and projections.
7:30 p.m. Friday, 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St., 215-462-7720, annemariemulgrewdancersco.org
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
PIFA comes around every two years, this year with a brand-new version of the “human chandelier” from the French performance troupe Transe Express. They’ll hoist the chandelier along the Schuylkill and lead a dance party there. The popular PIFA Street Fair on Broad Street is scheduled for June 9.
8 p.m. Friday with additional performances in various locations through June 10, Kimmel Center and other locations, ticket prices vary for event, 215-893-1999, pifa.org