Immerse yourself in different cultures on Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and celebrate Philadelphia's 10 Sister Cities at the Sister Cities Park International Festival. Event festivities include dancing, music, cooking demos, and hands-on activities.

There will be cultural activities and performances throughout the day. The Italian Council's Luigi Scotto will sing, the Guang Hua Chinese School troupe will dance, and Taiko drummers will enrich with a Japanese percussion show. Guests can even get a French language lesson at 3:05 p.m. Other activities include a Cameroonian fashion show and Israeli, Polish and Korean dance performances. French and Italian chefs from local restaurants will give cooking demonstrations.

Philadelphia's 10 Sister Cities are Douala, Cameroon; Tianjin, China; Aix en Provence, France; Tel Aviv, Israel; Abruzzo, Italy; Florence, Italy; Kobe, Japan; Torun, Poland; Nizhny Novgorod, Russia; and Incheon, South Korea.

Sister Cities Park International Festival, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at Sister Cities Park, 18th Street & Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Event is free. Information:

Elmwood Park Zoo Season Kickoff Carnival

Elmwood Park Zoo in Norristown continues its summer opening celebration with a Season Kickoff Carnival through Sunday.

During the day, you can enjoy the zoo and check out the animal residents. In the evening, the zoo parking lot will be transformed into a full-scale carnival, with games, rides, and food for kids and adults to enjoy. The rest of the carnival can also be enjoyed during the day on Saturday and Sunday.

Season Kickoff Carnival 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, noon to 10 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday at Elmwood Zoo, 1661 Harding Blvd., Norristown. Zoo hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission: $14, $10 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $12 for students with valid ID. Free for ages 2 and younger. Carnival tickets will be available for purchase at the zoo. Information: 610-277-3825,

Imagination Movers

On Saturday and Sunday families can rock out as Disney Junior network's Imagination Movers returns to Sesame Place, performing its high-energy concert.

The Emmy-winning band, composed of Rich Collins, Scott Durban, Dave Poche, and Scott "Smitty" Smith, will perform songs from their latest CD Rock-O-Matic. The band has appeared on The View and Good Morning America.

Imagination Movers, 11:30 a.m., and 1 and 4:30 p.m. Saturday; and 11:30 a.m., and 1 and 5:15 p.m. Sunday at the Monster Rock Theater at Sesame Place, 100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne. Concert tickets are $10. Tickets not valid for park admission, and paid park admission is required. The park will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission: $59.99, $54.99 for seniors. Information: 215-752-7070 or

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