Print This Issue

Summer Music @ Penn

May 24, 2011, Volume 57, No. 34

PM @ Penn Museum Summer Nights

Penn Museum presents its second annual PM @ Penn Museum summer music series with a diverse line-up of outdoor performances taking place every Wednesday, June 22 through August 24, from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Penn Museum’s Warden Garden.

Ten musical groups offer styles that range from Irish folk to reggae, funky jam band to Mid-East fusion, and Afro-influenced world beat to Eastern-European folk-punk. Explore the Warden Garden, sip drinks and enjoy light fare from the Pepper Mill Café’s garden bar. In the event of rain, concerts move inside.

Museum galleries are open until 8 p.m. General admission is $5 (and includes Museum entry fee); free for PennCard holders and Museum members.

Summer Wonder Family Programs

This year’s Summer Wonder series at the Penn Museum will have children and their families belly dancing, listening to world music and the folk music of yesteryears, exploring ancient Greece, journeying to Uganda, and discovering science through experiments!

The programs run Wednesday mornings for eight weeks, June 22 through August 10, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.  The programs are free with Museum admission donation. For more information or to pre-register groups of 10 or more (no pre-registration necessary for individuals and families), contact the Education Department at (215) 746-6774 or grouptickets@museum.upenn.edu

The Pyramid Shop for children opens on Summer Wonder Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

See the Penn Museum’s website for a listing of the performances,www.penn.museum/kids-and-family/183-summer-wonder.htmlor the Summer AT PENN calendar.

WXPN’s Free At Noon Concerts

Every Friday At noon, WXPN brings live music to the air with the Free At Noon Concert series at World Cafe Live. Shows are free and open to the public, though registration is required at www.XPN.org. Registration begins one week in advance of each show (Friday at 1 p.m.), while XPN members can sign up the Thursday before. Performances are aired live on WXPN and www.XPN.org

Summer Concert Series at Arboretum

Get your blankets and picnic baskets ready for Morris Arboretum’s annual outdoor summer concert series. An enchanted evening of Groovin’ in the Garden jazz sponsored by WRTI 90.1FM on July 28, and two fun evenings of XPN Kids Corner concerts sponsored by WXPN 88.5FM on August 4 & 11. All concerts take place outdoors in the Morris Arboretum’s Azalea Meadow.

On summer concert evenings, all cars entering after 4 p.m. will be charged a per-car parking fee instead of a per-person admission to encourage carpooling and accommodate more visitors with the Arboretum’s limited parking.

For more info., see www.morrisarboretum.org

Almanac - May 24, 2011, Volume 57, No. 34