Lots of people know poet/publisher/jack of all trades and fixer to many Laris Kreslins from all of the aforementioned things, but Kreslins might also be the most Philly-famous Latvian in town. For years, Kreslins has been involved with the Society of Free Letts — home to independent theatre as well as the coolest Latvian happy hour in town — and recently, he’s begun to publish poetry in his native tongue. So it’s no surprise that he’s behind the Slavic Block Party, a distinctly eastern European take on that old Philly tradition. Reuniting with his DJ partner Al Paschyn (the two had a long-running Euro pop night called Foreign Service), Kreslins will be bringing the tracksuit borschtfunk to the Maas Building along with some likewise live entertainment. For those who long to find other continents within the city, this is your frequency, Kenneth.
More info/Facebook invite here.