Dance like everyone is watching, celebrate the moon, and say farewell to a Philly staple

Check out a Latino film festival and say goodbye to the Trocadero this week.

The Trocadero theater on Arch Street in Chinatown. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

The Trocadero theater on Arch Street in Chinatown. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

BalletX Block Party 2019
1923 Washington Avenue
June 2; 10am-6 p.m.

Ballet X is having its first block party with an open invitation to dance on Washington Avenue. Performances, classes and competitions range from hip-hop to voguing, and of course, improvised ballet. It’s a free day of dancing and community gathering to celebrate Ballet X ‘s new location.

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival
University Of The Arts
211 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Prices and times vary, check the festival’s schedule for details

This three-day Latino Film Festival at the University of the Arts presents independent documentaries and shorts selected from filmmakers who bring their own perspectives of Puerto Rico, Brazil, Guatemala, and even Berks County. The subjects range from an exploration of the roots of Cuban Afro Beat to the life of an immigrant family in a city motel.

The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art
138 S. Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
June 1 – Sept 8, 2019

Images of the moon have fascinated so many artists that the Michener Museum in Doylestown thought it would be a good topic for an exhibition. The strange — and rather romantic — show is a compilation of 60 works of art capturing the “allure of the moon.”

Cape May Music Festival
May 6 – June 14, 2019
Venues vary, see the festival’s website for details.

For its celebrated 30th installment, the Cape May Music Festival has invited a group of classical, chamber, jazz, and brass bands, sure to please audiences of all ages.

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Sun Ra Arkestra
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, Pa 19123
June 13, 2019

The legendary jazz unit from outer space is celebrating saxophonist’s Marshall Allen’s 95th birthday with a concert and record release. “Sounds of Liberation” the self-described community force of the 1970, is also performing.

Big Mess Cabaret
May 31, 2019
Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA

If you feel nostalgic about the raucous concerts at the Trocadero in Center City, Philadelphia, this is the weekend to say farewell. It may be closing down for good, but it’s going out with a bang. The Big Mess Cabaret is an extravaganza of the style of music they made famous.

Fort Delaware Opening
April 27, 2019 – September 29, 2019
Pea Patch Island
45 Clinton St., Delaware City, DE 19706
Adults (13 & over): $12.00; Under 13: $7.00; Seniors: $11.00; Children Under 2: Free

Fort Delaware opens for the season on Saturday, April 27. Board the ferry to Pea Patch Island and travel back in time to the summer of 1864 when Fort Delaware served as a Civil War prison. Tour the parade ground, officers’ quarters, barracks, kitchen, blacksmith shop, and ordnance room. Hear stories of great escapes, and watch as the fort’s cannon fires a gunpowder charge. Engage with fort historians dressed in period clothing, and hear stories of those who lived at the fort.

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