6 weekend activities for Philly families

    Head to a writers workshop with Philly's own Ursula Rucker on Sunday. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY

    Head to a writers workshop with Philly's own Ursula Rucker on Sunday. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY

    This weekend’s lineup brings social justice, cirque, the arts and nature.

    Friday & Saturday: La VeritàPart love story, part dreamscape, La Verità unfolds as a colorful, acrobatic, and surreal poem where rhinos juggle, wine corks fall from the sky, and a feast of physical feats unfold before a replica of the original hand-painted backdrop by Dalí, himself. Family-friendly show at the Merriam, $19 special offer with code: Verita19.

    Sunday: Penning for JusticeCalling all youth activists! Gear up for a powerful writers workshop with Philly’s own spoke word artist, Ursula Rucker! Not to be missed by budding social justice leaders. Free, ages 13-17, noon to 2 p.m.

    Saturday: Free Family ConcertPrepare to be amazed by ECCO, a conductorless string orchestra! This innovative group’s interactive concert inspires creativity and musical appreciation. Free, 11 a.m.

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    Sunday: Spring FairSpring is here and that means Miquon School’s famed Spring Fair! Enjoy a fun filled day on Miquon’s beautiful wooded campus. Free, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Saturday: Kids gone WildIt’s time for some good old fashioned fun in the woods! Explore the great outdoors through staff-led child friendly activities. Free, ages 6-12, 1 to 3 p.m.

    Saturday: Grow Up GreatIntroduce your children to the wonderful world of jazz! Swing and swaynwith your family to various tunes at this crowd pleasing showcase. Free, 11 a.m. to noon.

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