Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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Down the Rabbit Hole: Don’t miss the last weekend of celebrating the 150 anniversary of the beloved classic Alice in Wonderland at the Rosenbach. The exhibition revisits the popular characters from Lewis Carroll’s book and features a pop-up display of the original manuscript. Explore Carroll as a unique thinker of his time, as well as Alice’s lasting cultural legacy. Visitors can learn about the book’s connection to Philadelphia and about Carroll as a lover of math and puzzles. May 15, offers a hands-on tour at 3 p.m. Registration is recommended. Adult admission is $10. For more information, visit

Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta: On May 13 and 14, the Schuylkill River sets the stage for the largest collegiate regatta in the world. More than 100 U.S. and Canadian colleges send competitors to race on the river. Kelly Drive is closed during regatta days, but shuttle buses are provided free for spectators and public transportation can be used. The race starts past Strawberry Mansion Bridge and ends by the Grand Stand on Kelly Drive, which is also the best spot to view the race. Admission is free. For more information, visit

Annual Student Exhibition: The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts is America’s oldest and largest school and art museum. For the last 115 years, undergrad and graduate work is displayed. This year’s exhibition runs from May 13 – June 5. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Adult admission is $15, but visit on May 13 for the opening night reception for free and view more than 1,000 pieces. For more information, visit

New Hope Celebrates Pride: The quaint town of New Hope is a popular destination for those looking to get out of the city. From May 15 – 22, the town celebrates pride with an annual Pride Parade, performances, and other events. The parade travels through two states: New Hope, Pennsylvania to Lambertville, New Jersey. For a full list of events, visit

A Program of Firsts: Running through May 15, at the Academy of Music, don’t miss George Balanchine’s Serenade, which is danced to Tchaikobsky’s Serenade for Springs in C. This is the first original ballet Balanchine created in the United States. The program contains two other pieces, one choreographed by Liam Scarlett and one by choreographer in residence, Matthew Neenan. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. May 13, 2 and 8 p.m. May 14 and 2 p.m. May 15. Tickets start at $29. To purchase, visit