As we slowly come out of our post-polar vortex fog (that's essentially what this winter was, right?), we're greeted with fun, outdoor nighttime activities since we're finally able to sit outside during the evenings and not absolutely freeze to death.

The first of these events starts this weekend at Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, located on South Street. Every fourth Friday of the month, from April through October, the mosaiced garden hosts Twilight in the Gardens, featuring musical performances, an instructional art demonstration lead by a local artist, refreshments and mini-tours of the Magic Gardens.

The first night of the 2014 season is this Friday, April 25, where percussion duo Loop 2.4.3 will perform, and needle felting is the activity of choice. Philly artists The Late Ancients, Avi Wisnia, Jackie Paper and Andrea Carlson and the Love Police play at May, June, August and September's installments of TIG, respectively. July features a special mid-season celebration of Iranian culture, while October salutes the Day of the Dead.

Every Twilight in the Garden runs from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. and is a BYOBB (booze and blanket), but wine will be on-hand for purchase.