May 20-24: Lantern House | Primary Day | Delaware Valley Modernism | Paine’s Park opening

Wondering what’s on tap this week? You can tour an award-winning stable-turned-live/work-space, celebrate Philly’s new public space for skating, and learn about the misfits of modernism. And, don’t forget to vote on Tuesday. 

TOUR: Lantern House

Monday, May 20, 5:30-7pm. 1230 Marlborough Street. Lantern House is a residence and studio workspace for architects Richard and Kimberly Miller, build out of a single-story stable in Fishtown. The AIA Philadelphia Design Committee is hosting a tour of the house, which received the 2012 AIA Philadelphia Merit Award. Light refreshments provided, tour space limited. Reserve your space in advance. Tour is free for AIA members, $10 for non-members.

VOTE: Primary Elections

Tuesday, May 21, 7am-8pm. Find your polling place here. It may not be the sexiest election season, but in Tuesday’s primary elections Philadelphians will be voting on a raft of court positions – from traffic to municipal – as well as the hotly contested Democratic primary for City Controller. For more information on each office up for vote, check the guide from the Committee of Seventy, as well as their five reasons to vote in this election.

LECTURE: BUILDING PHILADELPHIA: Misfits and Heroes – Modernism in the Delaware Valley

Tuesday, May 21, 6-8pm, Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St. As part of the 10-part lecture series about the architecture, history and politics of Philadelphia, Penn Architectural Archives Curator Bill Whitaker will present on modern design in the Delaware Valley. Individual lectures cost $20, $15 for AIA and Preservation Alliance members, $10 for students/AIA Associates. Register online.

CELEBRATE: Paine’s Park Ribbon Cutting

Wednesday, May 22, 4-6pm. Paine’s Park on Schuylkill Banks, MLK Drive and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Celebrate the opening of Paine’s Park at an official ribbon-cutting, with pro skater demos by Chris Cole, Kerry Getz, and Tom Asta; and treats from Guapos Tacos, Lucky Old Souls, Rita’s, and La Colombe.

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