5 Can’t-Miss Events Happening Around the Main Line in May

From SoulCycle to a new book, here’s our picks for the month.

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EDITOR’S PICK

May 20

Pom Pom Squad at PhilaMOCA

Here’s your chance to see one of America’s hottest buzz bands in one the coolest arts venues in Philadelphia. Fronted by charismatic New Yorker Mia Berrin, Pom Pom Squad blew plenty of minds (including mine) at this year’s South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas. Their joyfully chaotic pop-punk sound is laced with a hint of wistful nostalgia. And it should go down well in PhilaMOCA’s unique space, a former mausoleum showroom that dates to 1865. Visit philamoca.org

—Hobart Rowland

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“Pig” (1967) by Millicent Krouse. Photo courtesy of Woodmere Art Museum

Thru May 8

Don’t Feed the Art: Woodmere’s Animal Menagerie

Head to Philadelphia for a unique perspective on creatures great and small through the eyes of artists. Art and writing activities add to the hands-on fun for kids and adults alike at this new family-friendly exhibit. To close out its run, Elmwood Park Zoo will be bringing real animals to Woodmere Art Museum for a special event on May 8. Visit woodmereartmuseum.com

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May 7

Sam’s Place Fundraiser Bike Ride

Bike to benefit Project Bike Tech, a Sam’s Place program that teaches two-wheeled safety in memory of Samuel Ozer, an avid cycler who died in a biking accident. The route begins in Conshohocken and follows the river to Valley Forge. Visit ostrofflaw.com/sams-place-fundraiser-bike-ride

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Thru May 29

The Helicopter and the Presidency at the American Helicopter Museum

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of Dwight D. Eisenhower’s flight to Camp David, the first time a U.S. president flew in a helicopter. You’ll also learn more about this iconic mode of transportation and how copter presentation became a hallmark of the American presidency. Visit americanhelicopter.museum

May 21

West Chester Porchfest

Spurred by the success of South Wayne Porchfest, West Chester is mounting this first-ever free event, which will feature an array of regional talent performing from 1 to 7 p.m. at homes throughout the historic borough. Food trucks are also part of the day. Visit westchesterporchfest.com

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