May 2011 Philadelphia Events – Dad Vail Regatta on the River

Saturday, May 21 - Noon to 5 PM - The Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival 2011 Will Take Place in Philadelphia's Most Beautiful Square

On Saturday, May 21, tens of thousands of people will converge upon Rittenhouse Square, for the Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival. This square - the most elegant and beautiful of William Penn's original five squares - will be hosting a superb street fair with events tailored for visitors of all ages. From cocktail samples and restaurant booths for the adults, to face-painting and games designed for children, it is well worth a visit. And it's free.

The Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta Will Take Place on Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, on the Schuylkill River

Rowing clubs and collegiate rowing teams will be descending upon Philadelphia from all over the nation, to compete in the historic, prestigious Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta, held every spring on the Schuylkill River. While you are there, check out the extremely cool boathouses on Boathouse Row, many of which have been there since Victorian times.

Every Friday in May 2011, the Philadelphia Museum of Art Presents Art After 5 - Live Entertainment Which Is Included With Your Paid Admission For That Day

During every Friday in May 2011, the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts its "Art After 5" entertainment, from 5:00 PM to 8:45 PM. There is a different theme for each week's event. During May 2011, the weekly entertainment schedule offered to patrons is:

Friday, May 6 - Vicious World
Friday, May 13 - Art After 5 and WXPN Welcomes Dutch
Friday, May 20Joe Lovano
Friday, May 27 - Chris Potter

These events are free, with your paid admission for that day.

The Philadelphia Orchestra Will Be Performing Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on May 19, May 21 May 22 and May 24 at Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center

One of the most famous works by one of the most renowned composers of all time – with luster only added to his legend by the devotion of the Peanuts character Schroeder – will be performed four times in May 2011. The performances of Ludwig van Beethoven's Ninth Symphony on Thursday, May 19, Saturday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 24, all begin at 8 PM; the Sunday, May 22, performance is a matinee which starts at 2 PM. For tickets and more information, you can call the Kimmel Center at 215.893.1999, or visit kimmelcenter.org.

May 2011 Philadelphia Phillies Home Games at Citizens Bank Park

Sunday, May 1 – New York Mets – 8 PM

Tuesday, May 3 – Washington Nationals – 7:05 PM

Wednesday, May 4 – Washington Nationals – 7:05 PM

Thursday, May 5 – Washington Nationals – 7:05 PM

Friday, May 6 – Atlanta Braves – 7:05 PM

Saturday, May 7 – Atlanta Braves – 7:05 PM

Sunday, May 8 – Atlanta Braves – 8 PM

After a ten-day road trip to Florida, Atlanta and St. Louis, the Phillies return to Citizens Bank Park, for a nine-game homestand against Colorado, defending American League Champion Texas, and defending NL Central Champion Cincinnati.

Wednesday, May 18 – Colorado Rockies – 7:05 PM

Thursday, May 19 – Colorado Rockies – 7:05 PM

Friday, May 20 – Texas Rangers – 7:05 PM

Saturday, May 21 – Texas Rangers – 7:10 PM

Sunday, May 22 – Texas Rangers – 1:35 PM

Monday, May 23 – Cincinnati Reds – 7:05 PM

Tuesday, May 24 – Cincinnati Reds – 7:05 PM

Wednesday, May 25 – Cincinnati Reds – 7:05 PM

Thursday, May 26 – Cincinnati Reds – 1:05 PM (note that this is a weekday game, scheduled for the afternoon – a Business Person's Special.

The Phillies will spend the remaining five days of May 2011, on the road, taking on a pair of NL East division rivals, the New York Mets and Washington.

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