T.S. Eliot may have had it right when he wrote: “April is the cruelest month” but only because there’s too much darned fun to be had. In Philly, the month comes alive with headlining musical acts, flower-filled festivals, art in the streets and discounts in restaurants. Here are our best picks for April 2019.
The hit Broadway musical recounts the epic 1956 jam session starring four of the biggest music icons of all time. Parx Casino, 888.LUV.PARX
Philadanco’s latest production puts a local spin on one of the city’s most thought-provoking companies. Kimmel Center, 215.893.1999
Events around town celebrate Japan’s gift of trees to the City of Brotherly Love, first planted in Fairmount Park in 1926. Various venues, 267.237.3550
The singer swaps his pop/R&B roots for country/ folk with his “Man of the Woods” tour. Wells Fargo Center, 215.336.3600
The picturesque suburb dishes up limited-time-only meals at a discount. Various restaurants, 215.482.9565
Locals dressed in their Sunday best sashay to Headhouse Square from Passyunk Avenue at South Street. 215.413.3713
The longest-running track and field event in the history of the sport crosses a milestone at 125 years. University of Pennsylvania, 215.898.6151
The city’s African-American LGBTQ+ community celebrates diversity and raises awareness. Various venues
The arty zone turns into an outdoor gallery with performers and activities for all ages.