Best Things to Do in Philly in March
Check out Not to Disappear, the brand-new release from this atmospheric British band. Our favorite single is “Doing the Right Thing.” We think you’ll like it.
Our Orchestra is joined by the daring French classical pianist for a program that includes Brahms and Schumann.
Doomy hard rock at its modern best, all the way from Australia. Listen to their eponymous 2005 debut for a primer, especially the Grammy-winning single “Mother.”
After a few years of rather lackluster shows under the former leadership, new Pennsylvania Horticultural Society president Matt Rader gets a chance to impress and turn things around.
We’re pretty sure Kash Goins is one of the busiest guys we know. The 42-year-old Point Breeze native has three school-age sons, a wife, a house in North Wilmington, and a full-time job with an insurance company. He also runs his own theater company, GoKash Productions. He acts on local stages. (This month he turns up at the Arden with a pivotal role in August Wilson’s Two Trains Running.) And he recently delved into TV and film, with a speaking part in Creed, a spot in the next M. Night Shyamalan movie, and some just-completed work on Fox’s Gotham. “I feel terribly uncomfortable waiting for opportunity,” says Goins, a graduate of South Philadelphia High and Lincoln University. “I just speak, and the universe speaks back.” Through April 10th.
The New York City-based writer and performer brings to town her latest work, Bronx Gothic.
It’s worth it just to hear “Baba O’Riley” played live once in your lifetime.
If you don’t take Mom, she’ll never forgive you.
March 16-April 10
A modern interpretation of the 19th-century play, featuring an all-star Philadelphia cast.
One of Philly’s most inventive bands in their debut at our newest concert venue.
We don’t like going to South Street these days, either, but for the master of the human beat box — and, of course, a memorable personality on kids’ show Yo Gabba Gabba! — we might make an exception.
A boundary-pushing monthly cabaret from gender-bending Philly troupe the Bearded Ladies.
A moving musical composition and performance about life behind bars.
Some of the greatest guitarists alive in the world today, from Buddy Guy to Dweezil Zappa to Kenny Wayne Shepherd, pay tribute to the man, the myth and the legend.
From Penn grad to rapper; he just came out with his second album, Happy Camper.
At 50 million albums and counting, Dave Mustaine and his migraine-inducing friends aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Suicidal Tendencies opens.
March 22-April 3
The Tony-winning story of a giant of American songwriting.
Gospel, just in time for Easter.
If you want a sense of humor with your metal, you can do no better than this wonderfully terrible Black Sabbath parody band that dresses in scarified McDonald’s character costumes and changes the lyrics to suit their fast-food spirit. “I am Iron Man” becomes “I have frying pan,” and so forth, and so on.
One of the country’s preeminent party bands combines bangra and funk in a show that the ladies love to dance to.
A rare tour from a rare talent.
March 25-April 17
Interact Theatre Company takes on a futurist work the New York Times has described as “very cunning and equally creepy.”
If you’ve never seen this jazz guitar icon — and native South Philadelphian, to boot — you owe yourself the chance.
A festival of 10-minute plays. Perfect for those of you with short attention spans.