High-flying kites for all ages, fine art for everyone and Bollywood in N.J.

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Colorful tails swirl in the wind from a rotating rainbow kite. (Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY)

Colorful tails swirl in the wind from a rotating rainbow kite. (Bastiaan Slabbers for WHYY)

Revisit one of rock’s most enduring bands, browse an eclectic array of art or get out in the great outdoors to fly a kite this weekend.

Philadelphia Orchestra “Romeo and Juliet”
Verizon Hall
300 S. Broad St.
April 4-6
$62 and up
In the Philadelphia Orchestra production of  “Romeo and Juliet,” Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s heralded three suites are accompanied by vignettes from the classic ballet reconfigured by JUNK’s Brian Sanders. Sanders’ Philadelphia-based multicultural dance troupe specializes in alternate takes on classic dance. Yannick Nézet-Séguin is the conductor, Teddy Fatscher and Julia Higdon, also of JUNK, star as Romeo and Juliet.

Philadelphia Fine Art Fair
23rd Street Armory
22 S. 23rd St.
April 4-7
$25 for one-day pass
In what is certain to be a welcome addition to the annual Philadelphia arts calendar, the Philadelphia Fine Arts Fair debuts this year. A preview reception, film screening, panel discussions and the chance to meet and interact with world-renowned artists are part of the four-day event. An exhibit on The Magical World of M.C. Escher and a Latin American Masters Pavilion are highlights as well. Adult beverages and refreshments are available for purchase.

HERspace Women’s Art Festival
Philly Art Collective
253 N. Third St.
April 6, 6-9 p.m.
$5
The Philly Arts Collective highlights female artists this weekend. The goal is to make the output of female artists working in all disciplines more accessible with affordable and curated work for purchase by a variety of artists. Live music and refreshments are available. This event repeats every first Saturday through June.

We are the Seeds
Taller Puertorriqueño
2600 N. Fifth St., Philadelphia
April 6; 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
$10 suggested donation
Established in 1974, Taller Puertorriqueño has promoted the culture of Latinos of all backgrounds. In 2016, the organization opened its El Corazón Cultural Center, a 24,000-square-foot space allowing it to expand programs for youth and the community. This weekend’s event celebrates indigenous arts and culture via art, music, dance, film and creative workshops for young people. The Native Nations Dance Theater, singer songwriter Zachariah Julian, a short film program, and a sampling of indigenous foods are scheduled.

First Friday Jazz Age Music and Dance
Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia
April 5; 6-9 p.m.
$28
The Roaring ’20s are back, at least at the Barnes. This month’s First Friday event includes dance and music from the swing era. The Blackbird Society Orchestra will play the music, and Society Hill Dance Academy will showcase the dances of a decade dominated by Big Bands and Prohibition. Dance lessons are available for beginners, and the Dance Academy will also perform.

Philadelphia Kite Festival
Penn Treaty Park
1301 N. Beach St.
April 6; noon-5 p.m.
Free
Remember the carefree days of flying a kite in the park? This weekend, you can turn off the tablets and phones and head out to the seventh annual Kite Festival. It’s more than just an opportunity to fly kites. A host of activities range from an exhibition by South Jersey Kite Flyers to music, kite-making, face painting, and a chance to participate in art and writing competitions. The Crunch, Philly Soul Collective and Orquesta del Barrio will be on hand to provide the sounds, and food trucks will have plenty of tasty choices on hand.

Fleetwood Mac
Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
April 5; 8 p.m.
$69.50-$299.50
Though the band’s lineup is ever-changing as Lindsay Buckingham, who joined the original lineup of Fleetwood Mac in 1974 with then-girlfriend Stevie Nicks, was in … then out, the band goes on. Buckingham was replaced by former Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell and Crowded House’s Neil Flynn, so Buckingham still casts a lengthy shadow over the band even in his absence. One recent review said the group just isn’t the same without him. But Nicks’ charisma and classic songs “Rumours” and “The Chain” mean that no one man can keep a good band down. (But illness can. A second show was cancelled in Boston because one of the band members was ill, so look out for any announcements about this one.)

 

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Clover Market
25 W. Highland Ave. at Germantown Avenue
Chestnut Hill
April 7; 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free
Ardmore resident and entrepreneur Janet Gardner Long founded the pop-up Clover Market in 2010 to provide a vehicle for artisans, designers and jewelry makers to showcase their work. The market focuses on home goods and accessories a bit more out of the ordinary than those you might find in the mall or outlet. After April 7, the market will travel to various places in the region, including Bryn Mawr and Kennett Square, through the fall. More than  50 vendors will be on hand, and various organizations will provide crafts for children and an onsite animal rescue.

Reflection
University of Delaware Mitchell Hall
South College Avenue, Newark
April 6 at 7 p.m.; April 7 at 2 p.m.
$10-$25
The Delaware Dance Company’s 2019 Spring Gala “Reflection” is described as “an engaging concert of contemporary works that span a variety of emotional tones.” Dancers from Delaware Dance Company’s performing troupe as well as members of the Youth Dance Ensemble will appear in the production.

Bollywood Boulevard
McCarter Theater Center
91 University Place, Princeton, New Jersey
April 5; 6:30-10 p.m.
$55-$65
If you’ve ever wondered about the vibrant music, colorful clothing and elaborately choreographed productions of Indian cinema, “Bollywood Boulevard” is your chance to learn more. The multimedia production cycles through 100 years of Bollywood film using music, visuals, and song and dance to tell the story. The show will encapsulate Hindi filmmaking from its earliest days of black and white movies to the vibrant images and stories that are the hallmark of the current Bollywood scene. A post-show reception and chance to meet the cast are included in some ticket tiers.

Philadelphia Environmental Film Festival
Philadelphia Film Center
1412 Chestnut St.
April 5-7
$5-$12
Philadelphia may be on its way to setting a record for both its number and variety of film festivals. This weekend, the Environmental Film Festival focuses on films that consider conservation efforts, sustainability, and the overall health of the Earth’s most precious natural resources. The festival showcases 54 films from 16 countries and offers a competition with seven juried awards, including an environmental advocacy award. Panel discussions and a youth film program are part of the festival as well. And some of the festival films are available to watch online.

Masquerade Theme Poetry Open Mic Experience
FAME
3525 I St., fourth floor
April 7; 6-10 p.m.
$15-$25
In what is a little bit of a mysterious event, the open mic poetry collective Voices In Power, with locations in Philadelphia and in Camden, is planning an eighth-anniversary masquerade ball. Without providing too many specifics, the collective promises a night of celebration at a beautiful venue with a view of the city. The ticket price covers food from Sallicious Catering, a live band and deejay, musical and poetry performances. “Dress to impress” is the suggested attire for the night. And, yes, masquerade masks are required.

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