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72 Things to Do in Philly This Weekend
St. Patrick’s Day, jellicle cats, Black Panther and more.
Get our weekly picks of what to do this weekend and the latest on Philly's arts and entertainment scene.
Watch the modern Marvel classic while the Philadelphia Orchestra, led by Damon Gupton, performs Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar-winning score. Featuring talking drum soloist Massamba Diop.
$35-$85, March 17th-19th, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.
Ritz Theatre Company in Haddon Township, NJ, presents the Bard’s classic tragedy, as directed by Mary Martello. Pro-tip: Look like the innocent flower, but be the serpent under it.
$27-$47, March 17th-April 2nd, Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township.
Bonnie & Clyde
Media Theater presents the Tony-nominated musical about Great Depression era-scofflaws/romantics/folk heroes/murderers. I’m routing for these two crazy lovebirds.
$34-$59, through March 26th, Media Theater for the Performing Arts, 104 East State Street, Media.
Philly’s esteemed dance company performs George Balanchine’s Dancing With Gershwin, which includes works by composers Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Igor Stravinsky and George Gershwin.
$25-$232, March 16th-19th, Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street.
Tempesta di Mare
Philadelphia’s resident Baroque Orchestra presents The Fasch Files, a program focusing on the works of “Bach contemporary and musical visionary” Johann Friedrich Fasch, including three modern premieres.
$29-$39, March 18th, 7:30 p.m., Episcopal Cathedral, 23 South 38th Street; March 19th, 4 p.m., Immanuel Highlands Episcopal Church, 2400 West 17th Street.
Prints and paintings by “Mexi-Rican” artist Nitza Tufiño and Taller Puertorriqueño. Things kick off with the opening reception on Friday, March 17th, 5:30-8 p.m.
Free, March 17th-May 13th, Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 North 5th Street.
Women Makers Market
A two-day shopping opportunity featuring “jewelry, lingerie, bath and body products, ceramics, candles” and more. Vendors include Mindful Presents, AsiSoy, Buddha Babe and Mother Butter.
Free to enter; March 18th, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; & March 19th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Hyatt Centric Center City, 1620 Chancellor Street.
See Also: Women’s History Month Events in Philly
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular, long-running musical — featuring songs “Memory,” “Jellicle Songs for Jellicle Cats” and “The Jellicle Ball” — returns, directed by Trevor Nunn. And now I will present you with a list of names and you have to guess which ones are actual Cats characters: Mangoberry, Rumpleweener, Crustopher Moltisanti, Macavity Hurtsobad and Num Paw Tugger. (Answer: Yeah, I made them all up.)
$45-$109, through March 19th, Miller Theater, 250 South Broad Street.
People’s Light presents George Stevens, Jr.’s one-man play about the life and career of lawyer and Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall. Stars Brian Marable. Directs by Steve H. Broadnax III. Last chance!
$42, through March 19th, People’s Light, 39 Conestoga Road, Malvern.
Jilly from Philly (I’m allowed to call her that) plays three shows at the Met this weekend, her first hometown gigs since the start of the pandemic. The first two are sold out, but Sunday still has tickets available at press time.
$79-$169, March 16th, 18th & 19th, 8 p.m., The Met, 858 North Broad Street.
King of Prussia Restaurant Week
KoP’s got plenty of non-court/non-plaza eating options, and this is your chance to go exploring. Enjoy prix-fixe lunches and dinners, and raise a little money for CHOP in the process. See the list of participating restaurants here.
Lunch $10, $15 & $25, dinner $30, $40 & $50, March 13th-April 24th, various locations.
See Also: Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parties, Bar Crawls, and Events
The Complete Deaths
Curio Theatre Company presents “all 74 onstage Shakespearean deaths in 90 minutes.” Written and adapted by Tim Crouch. Created by Tim Crouch & Spymonkey. Note: William Shakespeare killed a lot of characters, yes, but he also created them, though as this sentence winds down I can’t help but think I don’t have a point.
$15-$30, March 16th-April 1st, Curio Theatre Company, 815 South 48th Street.
PEEPS in the Village
Ya gotta hand it to Peddler’s Village — the New Hope shopping maze keeps its calendar packed with seasonal displays expertly dreamt up to lure families out of their living rooms no matter the weather. You tell yourself you’re only there to see the marshmallow dioramas (or scarecrows, or snowmen) but you’re probably going to leave with a scented candle and a sack full of artisanal jerky. Machiavellian geniuses, they are.
Free till you buy something, through April 23rd, Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Road, New Hope.
Flyers Games this Weekend
On Friday the Philadelphia Flyers play the Buffalo Sabres, and after awhile the game will end. And then on Saturday the Flyers play Carolina Hurricanes, and that game too will end. But the season? The season will never end.
$25-$225, March 17th & 18th, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street.
Mid-Century to Manga: The Modern Japanese Print in America
This major exhibition at Doylestown’s Michener Art Museum “celebrates the historical and continued local interest in Japanese and Japanese American printmaking and illustration.” Includes more than 75 prints on paper and original copies of James Michener’s 1962 book The Modern Japanese Print: An Appreciation.
Included in $13-$15 museum admission, through July 30th, Michener Art Museum, 138 South Pine Street, Doylestown.
South Street Egg Hunt
Artists like Isaiah Zagar, Ryan “Chubb Rock” Pasquale, Conrad Booker and more have hidden their fancy eggs in the windows and storefronts of businesses in the South Street/Headhouse District area. Find one and your name goes into a drawing for gift cards and other prizes. But be warned: There is more than one Chubb Rock out there, apparently.
Free, March 17th-April 9th, South Street and Headhouse District area.
Quintessence Theatre Group presents Shakespeare’s romantic classic. Directed by Quintessence artistic director Alexander Burns. Stars Lawrence Pressman as Prospero. Pro-tip: Hell is empty and all the devils are here.
$25-$60, extended through April 2nd, Sedgwick Theatre, 7137 Germantown Avenue.
The Mashrabiya Project
This new international exhibition at the Museum for Art in Wood in Old City is based around the mashrabiya, a latticed window screen that’s a traditional element of Islamic architecture. Includes contributions by artists Anila Quayyum Agha, Nidaa Badwaan, Susan Hefuna, Nadia Kaabi-Linke and more.
Continues through July 23, Museum for Art in Wood, 141 North Third Street.
Now Playing at the Film Center
In addition to its usual first-run fare, the Philadelphia Film Society is hosting these repertory screenings this weekend at their Film Center location:
- The Hidden (Jack Sholder, 1987) Horror thriller starring Kyle MacLachlan. Part of the Film Society’s After Hours series, print provided by Exhumed Films. Tagline: “A new breed of criminal.” March 17th, 9 p.m.
- One Sings, The Other Doesn’t (Agnès Varda, 1977) to paraphrase the IMDB: “An aspiring singer and a struggling mother search for their own identity in 1970s France.” Part of the Women’s March limited series. March 18th, 6 p.m.
- Speed Racer (Lana Wachowski & Lilly Wachowski, 2008) Part of the Women’s March limited series. Tagline: “Go.” March 18th, 8:30 p.m.
- Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart, 2020) animated adventure about werewolves (I think?) in Ireland. Tagline: “Be fierce. Be wild. Be free.” March 19th, 3 p.m.
- Imitation of Life (Douglas Sirk, 1959) Says IMDB: “An aspiring white actress takes in an African-American widow whose mixed-race daughter is desperate to be seen as white.” Part of the Sight and Sound 100 series. March 19th, 5:30 p.m.
$13, March 17th-19th, Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut Street.
Now Showing at Fabric Workshop and Museum
Dream House — New Mexico-based artist Rose B. Simpson’s immersive site-specific installation includes new works in video, ceramic, textile, and sculpture. Continues through March. In Focus: Isaac Julien — a selection of works from the museum’s permanent collection displayed in conversation with Julien’s Paradise (Omeros) #2, a photographic multiple created for the Fabric Workshop and Museum in 2002.” Through April 23rd. Henry Taylor: Nothing Change, Nothing Strange — the artists in residence incorporates found objects from L.A. and Philly into an exhibition of assemblages, tapestries and textiles. Continues through July 23rd.
Free, Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch Street.
All My Mothers Dream in Spanish / Todas Mis Madres Sueñan en Español
Azuka Theatre and Teatro del Sol present the world premiere of AZ Espinoza’s “physical and percussive dream play in pursuit of radical liberation, inspired by Afro-Venezuelan folk history.” Directed by José Avilés, movement direction by Keila Cordova. Stars Keila Cordova, Taysha Marie Canales, and Cianna Castro. Last chance!
Pay what you decide after the show, through March 19th, Louis Bluver Theatre at The Drake, 302 South Hicks Street.
Five Philly shows by the comedian and actor — you may recognize his face or voice from the Friday sequels, Adult Swim’s Black Jesus and, back in the day, Grace Under Fire.
$28-$36, March 17th-19th, Helium, 2031 Sansom Street.
Sue Williamson & Lebohang Kganye: Tell Me What You Remember
This exhibition at the Barnes by two South African artists incorporates oral histories, film, photos and textiles and more to tell the stories of people who grew up under apartheid and those who came of age after.
Runs through May 21, Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Conversations With Birds
This exhibition at the Academy of Natural Sciences features nest-cam footage, avian photography and video, hands-on activities, demonstrations and more, with a focus on local birds.
Included with museum admission of $21-$25, through May 21st, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia
This exhibition at the Museum of the American Revolution collects 100 historical artifacts like art, documents, and more to tell the life story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his remarkable family, “from the Revolutionary era through the Civil War and Reconstruction.”
Included in the admission price of $21-$25, continues through November 26th, Museum of the American Revolution, 101 South Third Street.
Disney100: The Exhibition
The Franklin Institute’s newest major exhibition features “ten magnificent and imaginatively themed galleries” dedicated to a century of Disney movies, TV shows and more, with interactive installations, plus costumes, props, etc.
$25-$45, continues through August 27th, Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street.
Emotions at Play
Little ones can explore big feelings with a new exhibit based on the Disney/Pixar film Inside Out. The exhibit focuses on the five emotions featured in the film — Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, Fear and Lactose Intolerance — with hands-on experiences to teach kids how to recognize, express and manage those intense feelings.
$19-$22, through May 7th, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic.
If you’re a big fan of popular ’90s sitcom Friends, you will enjoy this “immersive” and infinitely TikTok-able exhibit featuring The Couch in Front of the Fountain from the Opening Credits, among other mockups of the sets, props and costumes from the show. Read more here.
$39.50, through May 29th, King of Prussia Mall (The Court), 640 West Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia.
Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss
This exhibit collects the large, colorful and highly detail photos of insects by British photographer Levon Biss. They’re quite striking.
Included with museum admission of $23-$27, through April 23rd, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Sisterhood Sit-In Trolley Tour
The Sisterhood Sit-In Trolley returns with Rebel Rides, leading you on a tour from one Black-owned business to another while offering “gifts, games, and sisterhood galore.” Participating businesses include Nyambi Naturals, French Toast Bites (at Cherry Street Pier), Ceramic Concepts and more.
$40, through March 25th, multiple tours daily, starting and ending at Harriett’s Bookshop, 258 East Girard Avenue.
Making American Artists: Stories from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 1776-1976
Organized by theme — “portraiture, history painting, still life, genre scenes, and landscape” — this group aims to show familiar works in a new light.
Admission is $15-$18, through April 2nd, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 North Broad Street.
All Aboard: 2023 Faculty Triennial
Some 45 Moore College faculty members contribute to this eclectic group show, including Emmanuela Soria Ruiz, Lauren Stichter, Daniel Tucker, Heather Ujiie and Daniel Velasco.
Free, through March 18th, the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design, 1916 Race Street.
Multitudes: A Multisensory Event Series Celebrating Women, LGBTQIA+, and Artists of Color
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and World Café Live team up for this series which includes an art exhibition and four concerts. (Last one is March 18th: Kingsley Ibeneche, Jaylene Clark Owens and ILL DOOTS. $15-$20, 7 p.m., Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.) Last chance!
Exhibition continues through March 18th, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 128 North Broad Street.
This group show at the National Liberty Museum features works by Agaba Solomon Peabo, Annie Blazejack and Geddes Levenson, Chau Nguyen, Heather Ujiie, Solarpunk Surf Club, Juan Jose Cielo and more. “The exhibition artwork explores themes of ecology, community, liberation, and self-determination and interrogates society’s relationships with history, culture, and economy.”
$8-$12, through April 24th, National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street.
Outdoors: The lush vistas of Longwood Gardens have been stripped bare by the bitter winds of winter. Indoors: Nature has been tricked! Flowers and other rooted things explode with color, blissfully unaware of the season or the latitude in which they reside. As far as they know, it’s always summer. When finally they grow eyes will they be vengeful? Almost certainly.
$13-$25, timed tickets required, through March 26th, Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.
The veteran (insult) comic and roastmaster plays four shows at Punch Line this weekend. Just look how many roasts he’s hosted.
$40, March 17th & 18th, 7:30 & 9:45 p.m., Punch Line Philly, 33 East Laurel Street.
Women’s History Month at Betsy Ross House
Reenactors will portray women from history and tell their stories.
Free, Saturdays (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) & Sundays (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) through May, Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street.
Dracula and the Incorruptible Body
“Inside this new case exhibit, the Mütter explores how folklore, embalming and funerary practices, and the misunderstanding of diseases like tuberculosis, led to post-mortem identifications of ordinary citizens as vampires in the 19th century.” This is the Year Of Dracula at the Mutter, and they have several events on their calendar related to the popular vampire.
$15-$20 (museum admission), through May 30th, Mütter Museum, 19 South 22nd Street.
The Clay Studio hosts this group exhibition of full-scale, figurative sculptures by Tip Toland, Jonathan Christensen Caballero, Kyungmin Park, Sergei Isupov and more. “Each of the artists chosen uses the figure to usurp the painful history of bodies on display in American history.”
Free, continues through April 16th, Clay Studio, 1425 North American Street.
This two-day, family-friendly “self portrait exhibit” promises photogenic social media backdrops. Includes an adults-only cocktail hour on Friday.
$5-$25, March 17th & 18th, Germantown ArtHaus, Our House Culture Center, 6380 Germantown Avenue.
The Philadelphia Zoo’s two-day crowdfunding event raising money for animal enrichment, offer the animals “a creative outlet for physical activity and mental exercise, offering more choices for animals on how they spend their time.” Includes keeper chats, animals painting and other activities.
$25-$500, March 17th & 18th, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 West Girard Avenue.
Now Showing at the Berman Museum
The art museum at Ursinus College opens a new slate of exhibitions this weekend: Essential Work — inspired by the term “essential worker,” this group show “brings together a diverse group of international artists to examine questions of labor and value.” Through April 2nd. Lydia Ricci: Some Things Last a Long Time — constructions and animated vignettes “fabricated from the artist’s obsessive amassing of her family’s documents and scraps.” Through April 2nd. Michael Dela Dika: Shaping Rhapsody — sculpture, mixed-media assemblages. Through May.
Free, The Philip and Muriel Berman Museum of Art, Ursinus College, 601 East Main Street, Collegeville.
Now Showing @ the Art Museum
Macho Men: Hypermasculinity in Dutch & American Prints — This exhibition draws comparisons between depictions of “brawny he-men” in art from 16th century Dutch Republic and Depression-era United States. Through March 20. Medieval Treasures from the Glencairn Museum — The Art Museum mingles its medieval collection with items from the museum in Bryn Athyn. Through fall of 2023. Oneness: Nature & Connectivity in Chinese Art — Works by four contemporary artists who “examine the boundaries between humans and nature from a philosophical, spiritual, and material perspective.” Through June 23rd. Rhythms of Nature: The Art & Design of DRIFT — an installation of sculptures and other works by the multidisciplinary Amsterdam-based DRIFT. Through April 23rd. Isaac Julien: Lina Bo Bardi, A Marvellous Entanglement — video installation about the life and work of architect Lina Bo Bardi. Through May 29th. House of Photographs: The Kasakoff-Adams Collection — photos by anthropologists Alice Kasakoff Adams and John W. Adams. Through June 11th. Ink and Brush: The Beauty and Spirit of Japanese Calligraphy. Through April 30. Oneness: Nature & Connectivity in Chinese Art. Through June. Martine Syms: Neural Swamp / The Future Fields Commission — A multichannel video installation. Through Spring. Fikret Atay: Tinica (2004), video art highlights tensions between civilian life and military occupation, tradition, and contemporary culture in Turkey. Through June.
$14-$23 admission, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
A solo exhibition of works by photographer Karim Brown. Curated by Zindzi Harley.
Included in general admission of $10-$14, continues through May 5th, African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street.
Banksy Was Here
This hard-touring “unauthorized exhibition” celebrates the mysterious British street artist by displaying works from private collections. Pay a little extra and you can enjoy “the VR experience,” or at least find out what that entails.
$37.90, extended through April 17th, Fashion District, 901 Market Street, Suite 1150.
FRIDAY, MARCH 17th
The veteran Portland duo — featuring Janet Weiss (formerly of Sleater-Kinney) on drums and backing vocals and Sam Coomes (who played with Elliott Smith in Heatmiser back in the day) on Rock-Si-Chord, guitar and lead vocals — specializes in weird/weirdly upbeat rock songs about getting tangled up in the modern dystopia. It soothes the soul in a “we’ll all go down together” kind of way, with hints of “it’s all pointless” and “we’re surrounded by ghosts and robots.” There are days when I think Quasi is the best band that’s ever roamed the earth. I’ve had a lot of those days since they released their catchy/doomy tenth record Breaking the Balls of History back in February, and I’ve had Friday’s show at Johnny Brenda’s circled in my brain for a long, long time. P.S. make sure you show up on time for Bat Fangs, too.
$20, 9 p.m., Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 North Frankford Avenue.
Shamrocks & Shenanigans
Live music, silent disco, karaoke, bull riding, green beer, prizes, etc.
Free until you buy something, Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Avenue.
St. Paddy’s Gay,
Balena Canto presents a “queer twist on a classic holiday” with live music, drag, Irish Potato Eating contest and more.
$15-$30, 7-11 p.m., Love City Brewing, 1023 Hamilton Street.
The Jersey-born singer-songwriter-producer just released Tunnel Vision and it’s full of uplifting beats and poppy grooves, and Graham’s engaging voice. Give this a listen right now. With Indoor Yves, Kyler St Phard and Jonill.
$14.93, 7:30 p.m., PhilaMOCA, 531 North 12th Street.
Philadelphia Chamber Music Society presents this performance by French lutenist Thomas Dunford’s Jupiter Ensemble. The evening’s program is all Vivaldi. A lutenist is a person who plays the lute. The lute is an ancient guitar/mandolin with a delicate sound and a thicc bottom.
$30, 7:30 p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.
The L.A. party band is simultaneously a for-real hair-metal/hard rock band, and a parody of same. They’ve got the spandex, the head bands and chops. It’s up to you how seriously you want to take it. With Crobot and Tragedy.
$29.50-$54.50, 8 p.m., Keswick Theatre, 291 North Keswick Avenue, Glenside.
Philly Undercover: Dominy covers Velvet Underground
In World Cafe Live’s Undercover series, they invite some favorite Philly artists to pay homage to their favorite artists. This time, indie band Dominy takes on the Velvets.
$12, 8:30 p.m., World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.
The Rocky Horror Horror Picture Show
Costumes are welcome and prop bags are available for this Midnight Madness Series presentation of RHPS with a live shadowcast. Pre-show festivities begin at 9:30 p.m.
$15, 10 p.m., Ritz Five, 214 Walnut Street.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18th
Spring Break ’83 35mm Double Feature
Exhumed Films escapes the basement with two sex-comedy romps from 1983. Directed by Sean S. Cunningham, Spring Break concerns two college dudes exploring the Florida beach and wet t-shirt scene. Tagline: “Like it’s really, totally, the most fun a couple of bodies can have. You know?” In Greydon Clark’s Joysticks!, baddie business man Joe Don Baker and his nephews Leif Green and Jim Greenleaf (?!) try to get a popular arcade shut down because it’s too cool and sexy. Taglines: “More fun than games.”
$18.66, 7:30 p.m., PhilaMOCA, 531 North 12th Street.
This dance party is specifically aimed at “musical theatre nerds, drama geeks, actors, actresses,” and so on. So we’re talking showtunes, sing-alongs, costumes (if you wanna), etc. Includes a DJ set by Sheila Watko.
$15-$20, 10 p.m., Brooklyn Bowl Philly, 1009 Canal Street.
The Rock & Roll Playhouse presents Music of Taylor Swift for Kids
If you’re one of the many who couldn’t get their hands on Taylor Swift tickets for May, but your tiny Swifties still want to gather and rock out to her music, you’re in luck. The Rock and Roll Playhouse brings the music of Taylor Swift to Brooklyn Bowl with a side of fun (think glow-sticks, freeze-dance games and a giant parachute) for the littlest fans. The concert features Philly-based indie musician Miss Cantaloupe, and it’s a full-on tribute that parents will enjoy too. Plus, you can stay after and bowl!
$16, noon, Brooklyn Bowl Philly, 1009 Canal Street.
Family Saturday at Dilworth Park
Dilworth Park has a Wintergarden, which has something called the Greenfield Lawn, and every Saturday in March it hosts kid-friendly entertainment. Still on the agenda: March 18th: Music Play Patrol, March 25th: Bubble Magic with George the Magician.
Free, 11 a.m., Dilworth Park, 15th and Market near City Hall.
Elizabeth Ward Land
The Broadway singer/actress performs Still Within The Sound of My Voice: The Songs of Linda Ronstadt. Expect the hits like “You’re No Good,” “Blue Bayou,” “Frenesi” and more.
$45, 8 p.m., Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope.
A solo show by the Alice in Chains singer-slash-guitarist-slash… actor? Yeah, apparently Jerry Cantrell has appeared in Jerry Maguire, Deadwood and more.
$25-$65, 8 p.m., Xcite Center at Parx Casino, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem.
Sidewalk Girl Talk Spring Market
There seems to be some extra words in that title. An indoor/outdoor pop-up featuring items by local vendors and makers. More info here.
Free till you spend money, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Silk City, 435 Spring Garden Street.
Dave Douglas Sextet
The veteran jazz trumpeter leads a team of highly trained improvisers to create a jazz/poetry hybrid. Here, give this a listen.
$28.33, 8 p.m., Solar Myth, 1131 South Broad Street.
Emanuel Ax, Leonidas Kavakos and Yo-Yo Ma
The Philadelphia Orchestra presents this evening of Beethoven trios performed by a trio of masters of their instruments: pianist Ax, violinist Kavakos and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Let’s imagine them all driving to the show in a cramped Prius, fighting over the radio, raising hell at rest stops.
$95-$299, 8 p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.
The B-Street Band
Looks like Delaware Ave.’s specious Craft Hall is doing live music on the regular. Judging by the calendar, they’re into tribute acts, like this one who specialize in Springsteen.
$25, 8-11 p.m., Craft Hall, 901 North Delaware Avenue.
The Louisville garage punks dropped their fourth record Asking for a Ride in January. With Mamalarky.
$20, 7:30 p.m., Underground Arts, 200 Callowhill Street.
SUNDAY, MARCH 19th
This Washington D.C. instrumental jazz-punk trio (featuring guitarist Anthony Pirog plus Fugazi’s Brendan Canty and Joe Lally) released records in 2018 and 2019, the most recent being Anthropocosmic Nest. With James Brandon Lewis Trio.
$20, 8 p.m., Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 North Frankford Avenue.
Lifting Your Voice
This women’s motivational event features speaker Jen Croneberger and NBC10 Anchor Tracy Davidson. “Prepare to relax, connect, learn and reflect with us. This experience will be very interactive with exercises and small discussion groups.”
$129, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Philadelphia Country Club 1601 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne.
Philadelphia Young Artists Orchestra
Rosalind Erwin leads the PYAO in a program that takes you “around the world in 60 minutes,” with works by Verdi, Rimsky-Korsakov and Hanson.
$10-$20, 3 p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.
Bubble Tea and Cigarettes
It’s a night of misty, dreamy indie-pop with NYC’s Bubble Tea and Cigarettes and Tokyo band Lubysparks (on their first international tour), plus the loud and lush Doused of Philly.
$24.87, 8 pm., PhilaMOCA, 531 North 12th Street.
Participants in this “Brazilian adventure in music” will learn about samba, bossa nova, lambada and more. Kids welcome.
Free, 10 a.m., Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street.
I was surprised to learn the British band who gave us grand vaguely defiant space-pop-rock anthems like “Madness” and “Uprising” — both of which turn up in a bunch of creepy Five Nights at Freddy’s videos my nephew is fond of — has been in the biz since 1994. Good for you guys. Keep fighting the vague good fight. With Evanescence and One Ok Rock.
$35.50-$175.50, 6:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street.