Tuesday, May 15 and Wednesday, May 16, 7-9pm. Live Arts Studio, 919 North 5th. Be a part of a Live Arts Festival show this year as one of 200 dancers performing a contemporary line dance outside the Art Museum. Public recruiting for the dance, Le Grand Continental, will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, so put on your dancing shoes and sign up for one of the two sessions this week. Anyone over the age of 10 is welcome, register for one of the recruiting nights online.
Thursday, May 17, 6:30-8:30. Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. A sustainable urban future means a strong economy, with a green and competitive manufacturing sector. The Academy’s next Urban Sustainability Forum will be a panel discussion about how Philadelphia can marry sustainability goals with urban manufacturing. Panelists will include: Shawn Garvin (EPA Region 3), Adam Friedman (Pratt Center for Community Development), Steve Jurash (Manufacturing Alliance of Philadelphia), Evan Malone (NextFab Studio), Joe Houldin (Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center), and Karen Randal (Philadelphia Commerce Department). $5, free for students and members. Register online.
Thursday, May 17, 6-9pm. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building, 128 North Broad. PAFA’s After Dark series returns with new artwork on display, and lively performances from Spiral Q Puppet Theater, West Philadelphia orchestra. InLiquid artists will do a hands-on yarn art project, and PAFA’s young artists will discuss how they think about exhibiting and pricing their work. $10, free for members. Purchase tickets online.
Thursday, May 17, Stenton, 4601 North 18th Street. Logan CDC’s benefit at Stenton House will feature a silent auction, music from Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble. Congressman Bob Brady, and winners of the Logan Blooming Youth Award and the Logan Blooming Business Leader Award will be honored. $60 per person, $110 for couples, and $50 for Young Friends (under 40). Tickets may be purchased online.