May 25-June 3. Various locations in Fairmount. To coincide with the opening of the Barnes’ new location, Fairmount restaurants are hosting the neighborhood’s first restaurant week, featuring three-course menus for $35 or less at nearly 20 restaurants. Fairmount is experiencing a restaurant boom with new additions like Lemon Hill and Fare, so this is a great opportunity to try somewhere new.
Friday, May 25, 5-8pm. South Street. South Street’s vacant storefronts are alive with art and nonprofit uses thanks to Arts on South. For Fourth Friday, drop in on exhibitions at The Roots Mural Project (327 South), Neighborhood Bike Works’ Bikery (508 S. 5th), Paradigm Gallery & Studio (803 S. 4th Street), and Tattooed Mom (530 South). Free.
Friday, May 25, 6-8pm. Cedar Park, 49th Street and Baltimore Avenue. Cedar Park Neighbors is bringing back their summer Friday jazz series in the park, starting with the neighborhood’s own Dr. Ketchup. Donations are suggested to sustain the series, but the event is free.
Saturday, May 26 and Sunday May 27, 1-5:30pm. Race Street Pier. Memorial Day Weekend at the Race Street Pier will feature live music, Zumba and Yo! Stretch classes, as well as salsa, Aztec, African, hip hop, and flamenco dance instruction. There will be performances by Spiral Q Puppet Theater and a Guatemalan Sawdust Rug workshop. Free.
Sunday, May 27, Noon. Laurel Hill Cemetery. Memorial Day stems from Decoration Day, a tradition of honoring veterans who lost their lives in service to the nation. At Laurel Hill, this tradition comes alive with the Decoration Day Service by Grand Army Meade Post #1, at the final resting place of General George Meade. There will be a wreath-laying, speeches, and honor guards. Refreshments will be served, Free and public.