Philly Weekly 5-4-2016

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Food in Jars’ Marisa McClellan

#BYO: Brew Masters Head to the PFS Roxy Theater all month long for BYO screenings of classic beer-themed movies, all in anticipation of Philly Beer Week. Each screening will feature a local craft brewer or brewery sampling before the show. Tonight’s screening: Beerfest.

9 SCREEN Philly Independent Film Fest

12 OUTDOOR South Street Spring Fest

7pm. PFS Roxy Theater, 2023 Sansom St. ďŹ

14 ART Meet the Art Stars


Technology and Social Change

16 STAGE Elixer of Love

Learn about the ways contemporary protest movements, such as Occupy Wall Street and #BlackLivesMatter, use the internet and social media to ďŹ ght for social change. Panelists include Todd Wolfson and Asa Khalif. Noon.

18 SAVAGE LOVE Virgin Territory

19 MUSIC Brian Jonestown Massacre


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Kentucky Derby Party


est Laurel Hill Cemetery celebrates the 142nd Kentucky Derby with a fundraising bash complete with horses, hats, and history. All proceeds will beneďŹ t Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy Center, which was founded in 1997 by Elena Gonzalez Shaffer to help children and adults with disabilities. “[Shaffer] was looking for a different way in which to use the horse as a therapy tool to help people with disabilities gain conďŹ dence and more self-esteem,â€? says Jeannie Knowlton, Executive Director and Senior Instructor at Hope Springs. “She started with one pony, one student, and since that humble start, we have grown to have helped over 1,000 individuals reach their own personal goals, achieve more conďŹ dence in their own abilities.â€? Hope Springs largest population of students are on the Autism spectrum, but they work with all types of disabilities from accident survivors to youth at risk. The organization hopes that the Kentucky Derby party will not only raise money, but also raise awareness about Hope Springs’ work in the communuty. “West Laurel Hill is dedicated to giving back to the communities we serve and helping organizations further their mission,â€? says Deborah Cassidy, Director of Sales, Marketing and Family Services at West Laurel Hill Cemetery. “When

we learned of Hope Springs Equestrian Therapy Center and how they’ve helped hundreds of children and adults with disabilities, we felt it was an exceptional organization to adopt and support for the next few years.â€? The afternoon will include a live viewing of the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby. Everyone is encouraged to come in their ďŹ nest southern garb, bow ties and big hats, as celebrity guest judges will be searching the crowd for the best dressed male and female of the night. Guest judges in attendance will be Geno Vento of Geno’s Steaks, Bex from 96.5 AMP, Patrica Nogar, host of “Living Well with Pat Nogar,â€? and Brittiny Stewart-Adams, of Fashion of Philly. Live music will be provided by The Red Hot Ramblers, an authentic 1920’s Prohibition Era Jazz Ensemble, while horses take attendees on carriage rides through the historic cemetery grounds. Snack on delicious food from Feastivities, Derby-themed cupcakes from Cupcakes By Ruth and refreshing mint juleps, and enter to win one of the multiple raffles, door prizes, and giveaways. —ABIGAIL DUREY

Sat., May 7, 4:30pm. $45. West Laurel Hill, 225 Belmont Ave.

Central Library, 1901 Vine St.


KYL/D The South Philly-based KunYang Lin/Dancers bring two free performances of their “HOME PROJECT� to the courtyard of City Hall. The work, which features original music composed by Cory Neale, references immigrant journeys, and the notions of “American-ness.� 2pm and

5:30pm. Free. Center Courtyard of City Hall, 1401 JFK Boulevard BENEFI T

Bear Affair Support the Philadelphia Children’s Alliance ďŹ ght for child victims of sexual abuse at this year’s annual affair, which includes a silent auction and cocktail party. 6pm. $85. Crystal

Tea Room, 100 Penn Square East. T ECH WEEK

#PTW16 Cinco De Mayo Block Party Philly Junto and N3rd Street present a community block party at The Piazza in honor of Cinco de Mayo and Philly Tech Week. More than 60 tech companies, restaurants, and businesses will be showcasing their wares and performing demos throughout the day. 3pm. The Piazza,

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