Well, would you look at that?
Out of Bounds
What: Search for Susan Benarcik’s knotted droplets suspended from the trees and other multimedia pieces scattered throughout The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education.
Why: Reimagine your surroundings.
When: Thurs.-Sun., dawn-dusk.
Where: 8480 Hagys Mill Rd. (215-482-7300). Suggested donation is $3.
Summer Picnic Baskets
What: Mosey to Rittenhouse Square or any grassy spot with a three-course feast of salads and sandwiches ($45, plus $50 returnable deposit).
Why: A blanket and dessert are tucked inside (the ants are already jealous).
When: Thurs. & Fri., 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. & 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 111 S. 17th St. To order, call 215-563-4810 at least one hour before pickup.
Made in America
What: Not content to simply headline sold-out festivals, Jay-Z puts his stamp on the scene with a choice lineup of indie (Dirty Projectors, Santigold), hip-hop (Run-DMC), EDM (Calvin Harris, Skrillex), and more at the inaugural event.
Why: Where Hova goes the party follows.
When: Sat. & Sun.
Where: Benjamin Franklin Pkwy., at 26th St. Tickets (starting at $75 per day) at madeinamericafest.com.
Joni Mitchell’s Blue: a 40th Anniversary Celebration
What: Twelve songstresses perform the legendary album in its entirety, along with a few original tunes inspired by her melodic trills.
Why: The ’60s-era chanteuse has serious staying power.
When: Sat., 8 p.m.
Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. (215-222-1400). Tickets ($20) at tickets.worldcafelive.com.
Photo: Susan Benarcik, Drop, 2012. Courtesy of The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia