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FROM TOP BROAD­WAY TICK­ETS TO PROVOCA­TIVE ART EX­HIBITS, MARK YOUR GOOGLE CAL­EN­DAR FOR THESE EIGHT CAN’T-MISS EVENTS.

Philadelphia Style - - Contents - BY MARY-MAR­GARET EWENS

From top Broad­way tick­ets to provoca­tive art ex­hibits, mark your Google cal­en­dar for these eight can’t-miss events.

Must-see #1 & #2: Two pro­duc­tions set to scores that ev­ery­one knows by heart re­turn to Philly for hotly an­tic­i­pated sec­ond runs. From May 16 to 21, Baby and Johnny mambo into the Mer­riam Theater for the movie-turned-mu­si­cal Dirty Danc­ing (250 S. Broad St., 215-893-1999; kim­mel­cen­ter.org). And trust us when we say you’ll have the time of your life. The Tony-nom­i­nated

Mo­town: The Mu­si­cal,

May 30–June 11 at the Academy of Mu­sic (240 S. Broad St., 215-893-1999; kim­mel­cen­ter.org), prom­ises to be one of the sea­son’s hottest tick­ets thanks to count­less songs from R&B icons Ste­vie Won­der, Diana Ross, and the Jack­son 5.

Must-see #3: Rock­ing a dif­fer­ent kind of stage, the Roots Pic­nic re­turns to Fes­ti­val Pier (Colum­bus Boule­vard and Spring Gar­den Street, 800-7453000; fes­ti­valpier­philly .com) June 3 for its 10th an­niver­sary. Phar­rell co-head­lines with the band and joins Lil Wayne, Solange, and 21 Sav­age.

Must-see #4: Ice­landic band Sigur Ros show off their mu­si­cal chops at the out­door Mann Cen­ter June 16 (5201 Park­side Ave., 215-546-7900;

THE ROOTS PIC­NIC RE­TURNS TO FES­TI­VAL PIER JUNE 3 WITH A PACKED LINEUP FOR ITS 10TH AN­NIVER­SARY.

man­n­cen­ter.org). “This will be the band’s fourth time on the Mann stage,” says Mann Cen­ter Pres­i­dent and CEO Cather­ine M. Cahill.

Must-see #5: Open-air concert venue BB&T Pav­il­ion (1 Har­bor Blvd., Cam­den, NJ, 856-365-1300; bbt pav­il­ion.org) kick-starts its sea­son with Bri­tish folk singers Mum­ford and Sons on May 25 fol­lowed by John Leg­end on June 22. The 10-time Grammy Award win­ner will per­form his big­gest hits for a home­town crowd at the Mann.

Must-see #6: In art news, the Mich­ener Mu­seum (138 South Pine St., Doylestown, 215-340-9800; mich­ener­art mu­seum.org) takes a sar­to­rial turn with its lat­est exhibit, “Charles Sheeler: Fash­ion, Pho­tog­ra­phy, and Sculp­tural Form.” On view through July 9, the Philly na­tive, for­mer Doylestown res­i­dent, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts alum­nus is best known for his work at Vogue and Van­ity Fair. “We’re thrilled to present this body of work, where just a few blocks away from our mu­seum, Sheeler made his first im­por­tant pho­tographs,” says mu­seum di­rec­tor Lisa Trem­per Hanover.

Must-see #7and #8: Two of Philly’s big­gest street fairs take place on the same week­end this May: On May 20, the Rit­ten­house Row Spring Fes­ti­val (rit­ten­house­row.org) takes over six blocks of Wal­nut Street with food, mu­sic, and peo­ple-watching for crowds of more than 50,000. Over in South Philly the 9th Street Ital­ian Mar­ket Fes­ti­val (ital­ian mar­ket­fes­ti­val.com) is back May 20–21, pack­ing enough pro­sciutto and Peroni to sat­isfy some 70,000 rev­el­ers. Not to be missed: the an­nual grease-pole chal­lenge.

TEN-TIME GRAMMY AWARD WIN­NER JOHN LEG­END WILL PER­FORM HIS BIG­GEST HITS FOR A HOME­TOWN CROWD AT THE MANN.

Hear all the hits from the Jack­son 5 in Mo­town: The Mu­si­cal.

The voice: Phar­rell, Lil Wayne, and Solange head­line the Roots Pic­nic.

The fi­nal dance num­ber from Dirty Danc­ing. be­low: John Leg­end.

Famed fash­ion photographer Charles Sheeler is in sharp fo­cus at the Mich­ener Mu­seum. Here, ac­tress and Ziegfeld dancer Bobbi Arnst, shot by Sheeler for Van­ity Fair in 1928.

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