Pulse: Pursuits: Hot Tickets
ON THE WALL
Renoir & Warhol
Explore Pierre-Auguste Renoir’s last decades of work at the Museum of Art’s ”Late Renoir” exhibit (from 6/17), featuring scores of paintings, sculptures and drawings. And at PAFA, see Andy Warhol’s Polaroids of subjects like Pia Zadora and Martha Graham (from 6/26).
Other Than Conan
Chances you’ll get tickets to Conan’s massively sold-out show at the Tower (6/7)? Slim to none. But take heart: Other side-splitting options include Lewis Black (6/18-19), Joel McHale (6/25-26) and Wanda Sykes (6/4), all of whom are at the Borgata.
The Roots Picnic
Questlove and company will be jamming at the Festival Pier for the third annual Roots Picnic (6/5). This year’s sweet lineup: former Fresh Prince partner DJ Jazzy Jeff, frenetic Vampire Weekend, Mayer Hawthorne & the Country, Clipse, MM Jamboys and Pattern Is Movement. Plus, rumors of Run DMC.
Party It Up
Eat well and improve your karma with Marc Vetri, whose Vetri Foundation for Children hosts the Great Chefs Event (6/15) at the Navy Yard, benefiting Alex’s Lemonade. Or do your part to help keep Rittenhouse Square beautiful and join in the glamorous tradition — 27 years strong — of the Ball on the Square (6/21).
Don’t miss these worthy reasons to relive the past: Earth, Wind & Fire (Borgata, 6/11-12), Carole King and James Taylor (Wachovia, 6/10, 22), and the Eagles (Citizens Bank Park, 6/14). And one slightly less worthy: the Backstreet Boys (Taj, 6/12).