Events 4/19-4/25: Tiny Room for Elephants Festival, Ursula Rucker at the Kimmel Center, Easter Promenade, Parks on Top Opening Week & More!

Some of the most interesting things happening across the region from Friday, April 19 to Thursday, April 25. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Tiny Room for Elephants Festival

April 19 – 21

Various times

Cherry Street Pier

121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd

Cost: $0-$50

Tiny Room for Elephants Festival (#TRFE19) is a collaborative, multi genre art and music experience. Browse a living art ‘gallery’ that incorporates styles and mediums of 25+ Philadelphia artists, enjoy live music, djs/producers, panels and interactive elements.


Evil Genius Beer Garden Grand Opening

April 19 – 20

5 pm

Evil Genius Lab and Tasting Room

1727 N. Front St

Come out and celebrate the first official full season for Evil Genius Beer Garden with an opening night beach-style party themed after the movie Point Break, staring Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze. Drink under the starry skies from tiki cups, shimmy in grass skirts and coconut bras during the dance party. The opening tap list includes the release of Trust the Process, inspired by and celebrating the Philadelphia 76ers.


Create Your Own Typewriter Print

April 19 – July 27

11 am – 6 pm

The Print Center  

1614 Latimer St  

Cost: Free

The Print Center will host a “Public Typewriter” as part of Philly Typewriter’s “Philadelphia Public Typewriter Program”. Philly Typewriter is a retail store located in Philadelphia that also repairs typewriters and hosts classes and events. A temporary loan of a manual typewriter prepared for use by restoration classes at Philly Typewriter will allow visitors to the exhibition New Typographics: Typewriter Art as Print to make their own typewriter prints.


Daybreaker: Party Animals [Yoga + Dance Party]

Saturday, April 20

9 am – 12 pm

Cherry Street Pier

121 N Christopher Columbus Blvd

Cost: $20-$40

Start your weekend off with a bang at with an hour of yoga led by Mariel Freeman, followed by a two hour party with DJ Royale and musical guests. The experience will end with a grounding closing ceremony consisting of a secret concert, special intention-setting moment, and a crystal bowl sound bath vocal immersion. Enjoy complimentary coffees, breakfast bites and more. Wear an animal-inspired costume — panda onesies, cat ears, bunny tails. Anything is pawsible.


Easter Promenade

Sunday, April 21   

All day

South Street

Cost: Free

Bring the whole family, come dressed in your Sunday best and strut down South Street to celebrate Easter weekend. 


Africana American History & Cultural Showcase  

April 20 – 21  

11 am – 6 pm

Pennsylvania Convention Center

12th & Arch St  

Cost: Free

African American culture deserves to be celebrated year round! Come out to the Africana American History and Cultural Showcase and witness unique exhibits, performances and more.


Sittin’In: live Sessions at the Kimmel featuring Ursula Rucker’s Supa Sista Presents

Wednesday, April 24

9 pm

Commonwealth Plaza – Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Cost: Free

Sittin’ In introduces audiences to new cutting-edge artists. It defies genre, often drawing from everything from straight-ahead jazz to freestyle hip hop and all points in between. No two Sittin’ In performances are the same, so get ready for a truly unique experience. Performing will be Ursula Rucker, A’Xavier Lovehall (WORDZ) – Poet Emcee (amazing transgender hip hop soul artist and activist), Khemist (Emcee, musician and poet) and Anthony Carlos Molden (live painting and creating throughout the show).

Ursula Rucker is a Philadelphia born poet, mother, activist and recording artist. She has been performing, recording and releasing works for over 20 years. Read our interview with Ursula.


The Printer’s Perspective: Gail Deery and Alex Kirillov on James Siena

Wednesday, April 24

6 – 7:30 pm

The Print Center  

1614 Latimer St  

Cost: Free

Come out for a guided tour of the exhibition James Siena: Resonance Under Pressure from the printer’s perspective, walking through the various processes used by Siena and their students during his artist-residencies in 2018.


Parks on Tap Opening Week at Azalea Garden!

Wednesday, April 24  

1 – 10 pm

The Azalea Garden

Cost: Pay as you go

Everyone’s favorite summertime roving beer garden is back and they are kicking of at the beautiful Azalea Garden. Grab your friends, hang out outside and enjoy a beer at one of the many beautiful Parks on Tap pop-up locations.


Feminist Flea Market & Craft Fair Meetup

Thursday, April 25

6:30 – 8:30

Love City Brewing

1023 Hamilton St

Cost: Free

Are you a vendor or fan of the Feminist Flea market? Well they are hosting a meetup for all past vendors, people interested in vending in the future and any womxn artists and creatives who just want to make new friends. Hang out at Love City Brewing and meet some new creative folks.