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Punxsutawney Phil, Pennsylvania's famous weather-predicting groundhog, demonstrated the fallibility of predictions when he forecasted an early spring back in February. Three months (and more than a few winter storms later) spring has finally sprung. Now, as the calendar beings to fill with outdoor music festivals, art fairs, and other must-see cultural events, we're willing to venture that summer will be here soon. To celebrate the coming change of seasons, we've handpicked five must-see festivals and concerts to satisfy your culture craving. 

The 2nd Annual Frieze Art Fair (New York, NY / May 10 - 13)
Established nine years ago in London, the Frieze Art Fair expanded to New York City in May of last year. One of the world's most important contemporary art fairs, Frieze attracts 180 of the world's leading galleries from more than 30 countries, and stands out from other art festivals with its dedicated focus on contemporary and living artists. Frieze Projects, a series of programs and works commissioned specifically for the fair, includes custom visual and audio works, plus a speaker series with special lectures and discussions. Hosted on Randall's Island Park in Manhattan, the fair runs opens its doors on May 10. 

Hollywood Bowl Summer Program (Los Angeles, CA / June 22 - September 15)
When the Los Angeles Philharmonic wraps up in early June (a highlight of the final month is this concert series), LA music lovers trade-in black ties for picnic blankets for the launch of the Hollywood Bowl's summer music season. The largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States, the Bowl hosts a standout annual program that provides a space for al fresco enjoyment of top jazz, classical, Broadway, and world music acts. Highlights of the 2013 season include an Opening Night extravaganza featuring rocker Steven Tyler and a massive fireworks display (June 22); Josh Groban July 4th Fireworks Spectacular (July 2-4); and Chicago: The Musical (July 26-28). 

The Grant Park Music Festival (Chicago, IL / June 12 - August 17)
Speaking of Chicago, The Windy City boasts its own top-notch outdoor music venue right on Lake Michigan. Millennium Park, which hosts The Grant Park Music Festival, is one of the summer gems that make Chicago winters worth tolerating. Founded in response to the Great Depression of the 1930s, The Grant Park Music Festival is the nation's only free, outdoor classical music series of its kind. Each season features some of the world's best conductors, solo musicians, and orchestras bringing audiences new and classical music. For a truly international experience, don't miss the Chicago premiere of Iris dévoilée (June 21-22), an east-meets-west composition inspired by Beijing Opera, from Chinese composer Qigang Chen.

DC Jazz Festival (Washington, DC / June 5-16) 
Founded in 2004, the annual DC Jazz Festival features more than 125 performances over two weeks at dozens of venues throughout Washington, DC, including many of the city's renowned museums, restaurants and hotels. Spotlighting a mix of major international artists as well as fresh, undiscovered talents, the festival offers audiences an opportunity to experience musical styles that range from Blues and Soul, to Latin, Swing and World.  Past years have featured some of the best names in jazz, and 2013 is no exception. Check out marquee names like The Roots (June 15), or pop in to discover acts you haven't heard of yet. You might just discover the next jazz star.

Outside the Box Festival (Boston, MA / July 13-20)
New in 2013, Outside The Box is poised to become Boston's first annual, citywide, multi-arts festival, featuring more than 300 events, from theatre and ballet, to music and art, and even magic shows and cooking demonstrations. Events will take place across Boston's historic theatres, concert halls, parks, commons, conservatories, and performing arts centers; all events held in public spaces are free to visitors. Details of the festival's full program are pending, but count on an opening-day premiere of "Welcome to Earth," a globe-trotting ensemble show by Rhythm of the Universe, on July 13. 

A great evening begins with a great meal. Make your reservation for dinner at The Capital Grille before heading out for your evening's activities.