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Great fun at the Mann on Aug. 26 when two world-class operatic tenors, Michael Spyers (l.) and Lawrence Brownlee join forces as "Friends and Rivals" in "An Evening of Vocal Fireworks", a festive fund-raiser presented by Opera Phila.

The tenth anniversary of the Philadelphia Fashion Incubator (PFI) calls for a

celebration and indeed there is in one the form of a new exhibition now

through Sept. 10 featuring works by PFI alumni as well as other designers, some of whose creations will be available for purchase. InLiquid Gallery,  1400 N. American St.  215-235-3405 or •

Two appealing summer events will end their runs on Aug. 25.  The

Arts on Center Stage in Dilworth Park's series of  music ensembles and

local dance groups requires masks  and social distancing;  food and

drinks are available on site.  1 S. 15th St. or 215-599-0776.  Also, Pennypack Park's Yoga on the Pier ends from 6 to 7

p.m. offers free yoga by qualified instructors; masks and one's own yoga

mat are required and donations are accepted.  7801 State Road. or 215-599-0776.  •

Still going strong is beloved Spruce St. Harbor Park where

hammocks, food and beverages, riverside breezes, lawns and a floating

bar are among the many amenities.  A delightful oasis for families and

millennials and others  through Sept. 26 at 301 S. Columbus Blvd.  215-922-2386 or •

Only a few weeks are left to capture tales of a Black soldier who

fought in  the American Revolution. The stimulating exhibition at the

Museum of the American Revolution ends on Sept. 6 and depicts the life

of soldier Edward Hector as well as Helena Harris, a Black 18th century

teacher who taught white students in Phila.  Chestnut and 3rd Sts.  215-253-6731 or •

Fans of our city's great home-grown dance troupe Philadanco will be

happy to know that the determined and talented dancer/ founder Joan

Myers Brown. who led the company for fifty years,  is now honored with

the title  of artistic adviser and  founder. Now 89 years old, Ms.

Brown has as her successor  Kim Bears Bailey, a former Philadanco dancer

and recently its assistant artistic director.  •

"An Evening of Vocal Fireworks" brings great singing and excitement to the Mann Music Center in Fairmount Park on Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. when Opera Phila. presents "Amici e Rivali" starring two operatic giants, tenors Michael Spyres and Lawrence Brownlee who are friends and rivals, singing a colorful evening of solo arias and duets from  Rossini's  "Otello", "The Barber of Seville", "Tancredi" and "Riccardo e Zoraide" as well as other works by Ambrose Thomas and BellinI in Italian and French with English subtitles.  This glamorous fundraiser event will be conducted by Opera Philadelphia's Corrado Rovaris and will end with a triumphant display of fireworks.  5201 Parkside Ave.  800-982-2787.  •

Art Kids Studio at the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites families to the South Vaulted Walkway for a program under the direction of Lynda Benglis for a  project that visitors 2 - 14 can produce in all Benglis' glittering  sculptural technique.  Aug. 26 through Sept. 4 at various kid-friendly times.  2600 The Parkway.  215-763-8100.  •

Bristol Riverside Theater's Summer  Music Fest continues on Aug. 27 and 28 at 8 p.m.  with the colorful and dynamic male quintet the Doo Wop Project performing on the grassy park-like outdoor amphitheater, an evening of nostalgia and remembered charm.  2501 Bath Rd.  215-785-0100 for tickets, information on bringing chairs and blankets. and details on other Bristol attractions.  •  

"Griot Tales:  Storytelling by Keepers of the Culture" is the alluring title of the African American Museum's Aug. 28 event, highlighting the impact ot the Griot, an African historian who passes on culture through the practice of storytelling.  1 p.m.,  Franklin Square,  215-629-4026.  •

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