Get Out And Get Wet (Or Hope For Sun)
'Stomp' a creek, check out the Narberth Music Festival, or head to the library.
The weather may be spotty this weekend, but if we get some lucky sun (or at least if the rain lets up), there are a variety of outdoor events to enjoy—as well as some indoor events, if the rain ignores our cease-and-desist order. Below are more details, along with the rest of the weekly rundown of things to do. (Unless otherwise noted, more information can be had by clicking on the header links to start each Get Out item.)
Wanderlust Reunion Show at MilkBoy. The power pop band will be performing its first show since 1998 this Friday night at 9 p.m., at our very own MilkBoy Coffee. The band will be playing their entire album “Prize,” with opening acts by Keenan O’Meara and the Bill O’Meara Nate Graham Band. When: 9 p.m. on Friday, May 20 Where: MilkBoy Coffee, Ardmore Cost: $10 advance, $12 at the door.
Spring Into Drama. Ardmore Library's Junior Room will be giving kids of all ages a chance to come create and act out a dramatic character. Kids can create a mask or a puppet and will act out bad guys, good guys, superheros, princesses, heros, explorers, presidents—imaginations will run wild. When: 11 to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 Where: Program Room at Ardmore Library. Cost: Free.
Kids Learn Hydrology. Riverbend Environmental Education Center hosts a lecture on hydrology as part of their “Science Nerd Series.” Hydrogeologist Tom Maher will explain the tools he uses and why hydrology is important. The program is open to kids ages 8 to 14 who are curious about science, and will get to take home their own science kit afterwards. Contact Stacy Carr-Poole at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-527-5234 x108 for more information or to register. When: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 Where: Riverbend Environmental Education Center, 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne. Cost: $50/student.
Stomp The Creek. Lower Merion Conservancy invites you and the kids to hunt for frogs, tadpoles, fish and more when you investigate Rolling Hill Park and Mill Creek. The Conservancy will provide microscopes, nets, scoops and bug boxes so you and the family can poke around the creek and trees and find things to examine. Meet at the top parking lot in Rolling Hill Park, then hike down to the creek. Bring hiking shoes, boots if you have them, and extra socks—maybe a couple pairs. You’ll probably need them after this wet week. When: 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. Where: Rolling Hill Park, 1301 Rose Glen Road, Gladwyne. Cost: $4/person and $10/family for LMC members, or $5/person and $15/family for non-members
Narberth Music Festival. Rescheduled from last week due to rain—let’s hope for good weather this weekend. This is one of Narberth’s fairly regular closings of Haverford Avenue during the fair weather, for strolling and running into neighbors from around the Lower Main Line, having a beer and a bite of street food, watching a magic act, getting your face painted, and taking in acts with names like The Dill Pickle Old Time Orchestra (face painting combined with beer is not allowed). Also scheduled: Cabin Dogs, Rock Hill, The Zing Kings, and the Broesler School Dancers. When: 2 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 22. Where: Forrest & Haverford avenues, downtown Narberth. Cost: Free, with an optional donation to Philabundance—monetary or canned goods, or both.
Brownies 23 East: Doors open at 6 p.m. on Friday for Grape Street Riot; 9 p.m. on Saturday for Midnight Social.
MilkBoy Coffee: Wanderlust Reunion Show on Friday night at 9 p.m. (above), plus Hey Rosetta! With Union Suns and Chris Alan at 8 p.m. on Saturday, $8 advance, $10 day of show.
The Rusty Nail: Fridays and Saturdays: Original music from local bands. Sunday: “Live at the Nail” radio show, 6 p.m. Click here for admission prices, times, and more information.