Planning The Penultimate: This Weekend’s Festival Tips

 

Service with a smile: Sam's waiting for you at Shivtei | Photo: Bradley Maule

Service with a smile: Show yer ticket to Sam at Shivtei | Photo: Bradley Maule

It’s Thursday, and that means Hidden City Festival 2013 is back in action for week 5. Week 5 also means next-to-last weekend, so if you haven’t made it to any of the festival sites, the time to act is now. Below is a sampling of highlights from this weekend’s docket, but you can always check the Festival Calendar. And don’t forget to purchase your passes HERE.

Screening of Punk Jews
Thursday, June 20, 7PM (TONIGHT!)
Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron, 2015 S. 4th St. (Tickets: $10)
Profiling Hassidic punk rockers, Yiddish street performers, African-American Jewish activists and more, Punk Jews explores an emerging movement of provocateurs and committed Jews who are asking, each in his or her own way, what it means to be Jewish in the 21st century. After the screening, co-producer Saul Saludin will hold a Q&A with the audience.

Incoming: the view from the Ruins at High Battery at Fort Mifflin | Photo: Bradley Maule

Incoming: the view from the Ruins at High Battery at Fort Mifflin | Photo: Bradley Maule

Strategic Sights: Views of a Modern Landscape from the High Battery
Saturday, June 22, 2PM (SOLD OUT)
Fort Mifflin, Ft. Mifflin and Hog Island Roads
Using the vantage of the Ruins at High Battery as an observation point, come experience the landscapes around Fort Mifflin as a series of Strategic Sights–places for defense, control, industrial production, regional competitiveness, and energy storage with a tour of the US Army Corps dredging facility adjacent to Fort Mifflin. Explore the dredge ship McFarland as a lens to understand human changes to our natural world and the tensions between global economic competition and our river habitats. Necessity For Ruins‘ Chris Dougherty brings his expertise to the trail and leads the tour.

South Philly/Old City Festival + Mural Tour
Sunday, June 23, 1PM
John Grass Wood Turning 146 N. 2nd St
This tour, our second collaboration with Mural Arts, includes visits to John Grass Woodturning Company, Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron, and stops at a number of murals in Old City and South Philadelphia. The tour is led by Mural Arts by bus. Tickets are $35 per person and include a one-day Hidden City Festival Pass.

Independent Germantown Flagmaking Workshop
Sunday, June 23, 12–7PM
Germantown Town Hall 5928 Germantown Ave
Come work with Katie Hargrave of the Think Tank that has yet to be named to design and create the new flag of independent Germantown. No prior knowledge is required; drop in any time to contribute.

Just another lecture inside an abandoned swimming pool. Samantha Muka discusses aquariums; this weekend, Drew Brown talks on Philly's water history | Photo: Bradley Maule

Just another lecture inside an abandoned swimming pool. Samantha Muka discusses aquariums; this weekend, Drew Brown talks on Philly’s water history | Photo: Bradley Maule

A Conversation with Drew Brown at the Bibotorium
Sunday, June 23, 3PM
Kelly Natatorium, 640 Water Works Drive
Camp Little Hope follows up last week’s fun aquarium talk with Samantha Muka with a conversation with PWD’s Drew Brown into the depths of Philadelphia’s water history. Drew Brown is the Philadelphia Water Department Manager for Public Education. With decades of first-hand experience, Drew has an idiosyncratic and extensive expertise in municipal water history and the Fairmount Water Works itself.

Uri Caine, Times Square | Photo: uricaine.com

Uri Caine, Times Square | Photo: uricaine.com

Radical Jewish Music: A Concert Series: Uri Caine plays Moloch
Monday June 24. 7:30PM Doors, 8PM Concert (Tickets $25 online, $30 at door)
Congregation Shivtei Yeshuron, 2015 S. 4th St.
Uri Caine is a musician of astonishing virtuosity and versatility. Coming out of the legendary Philly Jazz scene, his playing is an encyclopedia of styles. In partnership with Hidden City Philadelphia, Ars Nova Workshop hosts the third of its three-part concert series featuring the work of composer John Zorn inside this 19th century South Philly synagogue.


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