This is clearly not for the vegetarians out there: World Cafe Live is teaming up with Shangy's to present a big beef dinner this Monday night. The "Here's the Beef" event will feature an eight-course meal featuring just about every kind of meat dish imaginable, and even organizers claim it is clearly "not for the faint of heart." Monday, March 30th, 7:00 pm, $50, World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
No one puts Baby in the corner! If you're a fan of the iconic movie Dirty Dancing, you'll love the stage production that plays this week at the Academy of Music. All of your favorite hits from the '80s film are here, and, as the name suggests, the dancing will be out of this world. This production opened in Australia in 2004, and has since broken records in London and around the world. Through April 5th, various times, $20-105.50, Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street.
Philly's own Jeff Bradshaw will be having a huge homecoming this Tuesday at the TLA as he presents a concert that is sure to leave you jamming in the isles. He'll be joined on stage with Eric Roberson, Black Thought, and Kenny Lattimore. Don't miss this opportunity to catch this superstar homegrown talent. Tuesday, March 31st, 8:00 pm, $25, TLA, 334 South Street
The National Museum of American Jewish History opens an exhibit on Wednesday featuring the work of photographer Richard Avedon, whose family portraits became the stuff of legends in the 1960's and 1970's. Richard Avedon: Family Affairs includes portrait murals and nearly 70 shots taken by the late Avedon. This is the only U.S. stop on the tour of this special exhibition. Opens Wednesday, April 1st, various times, free after admission, National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East
The Emmy-Award winning series Philadelphia: The Great Experiment returns this week with a free screening of In The Storm at Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater. The segment will cover Philadelphia history from 1765-1790, and movie watchers will see familiar historical figures gracing the screen. This is a great family-friendly evening, perfect for history lovers. Wednesday, April 1st, 7:00 pm, free, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
The Philadelphia Orchestra's Yannick Nezet-Seguin leads large-scale musical forces to present Bach's epic The Passion According to St. Matthew. The production, which has a minimalist staging by director James Alexander, features a host of acclaimed singers, along with the talents of The Westminster Symphonic Choir and The American Boychoir. Wednesday, April 1st and Saturday, April 4th, 8:00 pm, $35-110, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.
One of the special events of the Macy's Spring Flower Show is this Wednesday evening party. The Art in Bloom fashion show will feature all the latest trends and best bets for updating your wardrobe, plus there will be light bites, mini-makeovers, and live music to celebrate amongst the gorgeous floral displays in the store. Wednesday, April 1st, 5:00 pm, free, Macy's, 1300 Market Street