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Cat Circus

The Amazing Acro-Cats, one of the four “cat shows” in the United States, performs to sold-out venues across the country, and now they’re coming to Philadelphia! They perform and educate the public on animal treatment and pet care. The purr-forming purr-sonalities have as much fun as their audience with obvious content with their limelight status as they demonstrate astounding feats of agility. On their trainer’s cue, they perform tricks with various hoops, tumblers, skateboards, hoisting flags, reading signs, and even rolling balls over parallel ropes. And now that they’re coming to visit the City of Brotherly Love, you can see for yourself!

Painted Pride Art Center, 230 Vine St.
Friday-Sunday, July 12-14, times vary
Cost: $20
www.circuscats.com

 

Hispanic Fiesta

The Hispanic Fiesta is a fun-filled, two-day showcase of Latino culture held at Philadelphia’s premier waterfront location, the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. One can sit back and enjoy the multicultural rhythms and melodious harmonies of salsa, merengue, bachata, samba, cumbia, mariachi and flamenco.  Attended by over 30,000 people over the course of the weekend, the Hispanic Fiesta is one of the most popular and best-attended events at Penn’s Landing. This regional celebration features music, dance, entertainment, ethnic foods and artisan crafts from Puerto Rico and many Latin American countries, making it a true family event for children of all ages.

Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Saturday-Sunday, July 13-14, 2-8 p.m.
Cost: free
www.elconcilio.net

 

Yoga on the Race Street Pier

Every Sunday morning in July and August, yoga enthusiasts of all levels can enjoy a yoga class out on the beautiful Race Street Pier. Dhyana Yoga, an established yoga studio with five locations, will be running these free Soulful Sunday classes. Donations will be accepted.

Race Street Pier, North Columbus Boulevard
Sundays in July and August, 9:30 a.m.
Cost: free
www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

 

Third Thursday Live and Local

This music event is part of the newest series offered by the Delaware River Waterfront. At Race Street Pier, the third Thursday of the month is dedicated to local talent and curated by a collective of artists, producers and promoters. On July 18, take part in the record release party for Young Robot’s “Philadelphia Maneto” as well as a showcase of global sounds brought to you by DJ Apt One and Ben Arsenal, one of the founders of Worldtown Sound System.

Race Street Pier, North Columbus Boulevard
Thursday, July 18, 6-9 p.m.
Cost: free
www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

 

String Band Music Under the Stars

On Thursday evenings from May through September, the Mummers Museum holds a free outdoor string band concert. Refreshments are served at 7:30 p.m., and the concert begins at 8 p.m. Bring friends, lawn chairs (a must) and hearty appetites. Enjoy an old-fashioned block party while listening to a famous string band and/or learning the Mummers Strut.

Mummers Museum, 1100 S. 2nd St.
Thursdays through September, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: free
www.mummersmuseum.com