This Weekend’s Must-Do: Hidden City Philadelphia Block Party Under the Reading Viaduct

The Hidden City Philadelphia Festival kicks into full swing this weekend with an Eraserhood/Loft District/Callowhill/Provence-zone block party with DJs, craft brews and food trucks (the obligatory triple threat for any Philly outdoor gathering). The party celebrates the official launch of the city’s most unique celebration–one we like to call the Fringe for the Forgotten.

The Fest brings contemporary art installations and performance into forgotten architectural spaces that the general public is generally too general to get into. It’s six weeks of programs to gratify music lovers, urban explorers, ruin festishists, art enthusiasts, history buffs and, most especially, The Philadelphia Obsessive, that strange breed of person who gets flushed talking about the fate of the Sameric (sorry, the Boyd) and who worries a lot about the Reading Viaduct.

So what could be better than a block party under the Viaduct to get things going? Nothing! For tickets, go here. For more info, there’s more. And

WHAT: Hidden City Festival 2013 Block Party, Live music and dance party
WHERE: The Goldtex Building, 12th and Wood sts under the Reading Viaduct.
WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 7pm
HOW MUCH: $10-$15

Entertainment provided by:
Hank & Cupcakes
City Rain
DJ Adrian Hardy
DJ Lina Luv
New Sound Brass Band

Gourmet Food Trucks including:
The Dapper Dog
Spot Burgers
Hot Tea
Little Baby’s Ice Cream