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The May Events You Won’t Want to Miss Around the Main Line

Featured courtesy of Heartless Bastards

With warmer weather approaching, outdoor events are popping up around the Main Line, including an outdoor art festival, the Tough Mudder race, and more.


Heartless Bastards at Ardmore Music Hall

May 11

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Courtesy of Heartless Bastards

Punk, garage rock, blues, country—Heartless Bastards have had their way with all of it over six albums and 18 years. Helmed by unflappable Ohio native Erika Wennerstrom, the road-tested quartet always shoots from the hip and aims for the heart. Even if their message isn’t always easy to hear, the rewards are ample—especially live. Visit ardmoremusichall.com.
—Hobart Rowland

Masquerade at Suzanne Roberts Theater

May 4–7

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Photo by Shannon Bramham

Electronic symphonic music, voice and dance intertwine in this operatic “intra-active” dance show, accentuated by the powerful soprano of Sage DeAgro-Ruopp and dancers from the Koresh Dance Company. Visit koreshdance.org.

May 7–12

outdoor art festival

Courtesy of Wayne Art Center

For six days, more than 30 artists will take to a 35-mile radius around Wayne for outdoor inspiration in creating original work. Utah-based painter and lecturer Bryan Mark Taylor selects the participants, and contemporary landscape artist Shanna Kunz chooses the winners. All pieces will be on sale May 13–June 24 at Wayne Art Center. Visit waynepleinair.org

Wine & Chocolate Tasting at the Inn at Grace Winery

May 14
Glen Mills

Philadelphia-based chocolate sommelier Estelle Tracy and Grace winemaker Andrew Yingst pair up for this exclusive event. Sample four wine-and-chocolate pairings and learn to create your own. Visit 37chocolates.com.

Tough Mudder Philly 5K & 10K

May 20–21

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Challenge yourself and your team to a 5K or 10K extreme run at the Plantation Horse Trials field in Coatesville. Prepare to go under, over and through various obstacles along miles of muddy trails. Visit toughmudder.com.

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