On Saturday, 12 world championship high-horsepowered monster trucks that weigh more than 5 tons each will jump 125 feet, soaring up to 35 feet in the air, as they compete at the Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam at Lincoln Financial Field.
The trucks, which stand 12 feet tall and 12 feet wide, can travel up to 100 m.p.h. This year's drivers include world champions from the Monster Jam World Finals XII; Tom Meents, winner of the racing competition with his Maximum Destruction truck; and Jim Koehler, who won the freestyle competition driving a truck known as the Avenger. Driver Linsey Weenk's Lucas Oil Crusader will make its Philadelphia stadium debut and Marc McDonald will drive El Toro Loco.
Spectators can watch how long it takes the Monster Jam trucks to flatten the crush car. The crush cars used as obstacles in the freestyle phase will include a 1991 Subaru painted by local students from the Hussian School of Art.
Before the competition fans can meet the drivers and see their trucks up close in the parking lot from 3 to 6 p.m. at the "Party in the Pits." Admission to the party is included with ticket purchases.
Jack and the Beanstalk
Storybook Musical Theatre's stage production of
Jack and the Beanstalk
plays at the Mitchell Performing Arts Center through Sunday.
The original musical tells the story of a boy who trades in his family's cow for a handful of magic beans. The beans grow into a stalk that reaches the sky. As Jack climbs the beanstalk, he discovers a peculiar land, steals a giant's treasure, and has other adventures. Showtimes are 10:15 a.m. Friday, 11 a.m. Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. The show is appropriate for children 3 and older.
Arts in the Park
On Sunday, Friends of High School Park present the 16th Annual Arts in the Park, a juried craft show and festival in Cheltenham.
Festivities, scheduled 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include performances and children's arts and crafts activities, face painting, a moonbounce, and hayrides. Performers in jazz, folk and rap, will include a cappella groups Up the Octave and Sons of Pitch from Cheltenham High School.
More than 50 juried artisans will be featured and families can shop for jewelry, ceramics, fiber and apparel, photography, and other hand-crafted items. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. Rain date is June 12.