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What’s happening in Philly this weekend: March 23-25

Each weekend, we will post some of the most unique social and cultural places to visit in addition to exciting events in and around the Philly area. We call it Philly Influencer’s Weekend Picks. If you attend any of these places or events, let us know how it went! Tweet us or email us at thephillyinfluencer@gmail.com.

Here’s a list of the best Sips & Eats this week!

Events Running Through the Weekend

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1. Closing This Weekend: A Steady Rain

Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.
When: Runs through Sunday, March 25th

The Walnut Street Theatre has brought the play the Chicago Tribune called, “a gritty, rich, thick, poetic and entirely gripping noir tale” to Philadelphia over the past month  A Steady Rain has been a great centerpiece of the Center City theater. The cop drama has many twists and emotional turns that will have you on the edge of your seat.

For more information, click here.

2. Closing This Weekend: Israeli Film Festival and Women’s Film Festival

Where: Various locations
When: Closes Saturday, March 24th (WFF) and Sunday, March 25th (IFF)

The Women’s Film Festival and Israeli Film Festival both celebrated great achievements by stellar creators in the visual medium.  Both of these great entertainment fixtures featured. There will be movie screenings, Q&A sessions, cultural discussions, and more. Come see everything from visual shorts, to documentaries, and beyond before it’s too late.

3. qFLIX

Where: Various locations
When: Runs through Sunday, March 25th

qFLIX Philadelphia has taken over the city for over a week. The film festival celebrates and puts work reflecting the lives of LGBTQ community front and center. There are countless film screenings, Q&A sessions, discussions, awards, and more through at this annual event.

For more information, click here.

4. Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation

Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.
When: Friday, March 23rd-Monday, December 31st

The National Constitution Center will be opening their new exhibit this Friday. Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation displays the perils and drama between James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Aaron Burr. The intensive will look at Hamilton’s struggles, timeline of his life, and unmask the historical figure.

For more information, click here.

5. Philly Wine Week

Where: Various locations
When: Thursday, March 22nd-Thursday, March 29th

Philly Wine Week runs from Thursday, March 22nd through Thursday, March 29th. The various participating locations will be shelling out the best in glorious wines from the area and around the world. There will be an Opening Corks celebration at 23rd Street Armory today, several wine tasting and pairing events all over the city, a wine pong tournament, tasting challenges, wine week happy hours, and more.

For more information, click here.

6. Dinos After Dark 

Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Friday, March 23rd, 5PM-8PM

The fourth Friday of the month transitions The Academy of Natural Sciences into an after-hours hangout. The museum gives gallery access, has food and drinks for sale, a spanning beer garden, and plenty fun instructional for the masses.

For more information, click here.

7. Elements of Friction

Where: Icebox Project Space, 1400 N. American St.
When: Friday, March 23rd-Saturday, March 24th

If you’re looking for stunning choreography at aerial heights, then Elements of Friction is for you. The Icebox Project Space will feature trapeze and dynamic acrobatics. Come see these talented performers display great movement this weekend.

For more information, click here.

8. RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles

Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.
When: Friday, March 23rd-Sunday, March 25th

The Academy of Music will b filled with the magic and wonder of The Beatles this weekend. The RAIN-A Tribute to the Beatles will highlight the amazing musical legacy of this legendary group. For all The Beatles fans out there, this event is for you.

For more information, click here.

9. Demi Lovatio, DJ Khaled, and Kehlani

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Friday, March 23rd, 7:30PM

For other music fans, the Wells Fargo Center will be housing three of the biggest names in music this Friday night. Demi Lovato, Kehlani, and DJ Khaled will be bringing their countless hits to Philadelphia as part of their nationwide tour. Come see the acts behind “Sorry Not Sorry”, “Honey”, and “Wild Thoughts” acts this weekend.

For more information, click here.

10. Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

Where: Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Lansdowne Dr. & Horticultural Dr.
When: Opens Saturday, March 24th

The Shofuso Japanese House and Garden will be opening for the season this Saturday. Come to this melding of rich history and Japanese culture at this beautiful setting.  The traditional-style Japanese house and garden hosts tours, tea events, has exhibits, and has several cultural activities daily.

For more information, click here.

11. East Passyunk Easter Egg Hunt

Where: South Philadelphia Older Adult Center, 1430 E. Passyunk Ave.
When: Saturday, March 24th, 11AM

One of the best and annual Easter celebrations in the city takes place this Saturday. The East Passyunk Ave Easter Egg Hunt will have droves of families coming out to share in the communal festivities. The free event will have egg collection bags, photo opportunities with the Easter Bunny, live music, snacks, and more.

For more information, click here.

12. Egyptomania

Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South St.
When: Saturday, March 24th, 11AM-4PM

Penn Museum will be taking you to the historic sands of Egypt this weekend. The phenomenal institution will have a mummy makers workshop, a hieroglyphics class, crafts, storytime, live dancing, and discussions about archaeology.

For more information, click here.

13. Museum of the American Revolution Spring Break

Where: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St.
When: Saturday, March 24th-Sunday, April 8th

Forget Daytona Beach or Cancun, the Museum of the American Revolution is getting into the Spring Break 2018 mode. The themed events will be full of crafters, discussions, classes, and other events shining a light on what life was like in the Spring of 1778. From fencing, to shoemaking, to storytelling, this showcase has something for all.

For more information, click here.

14. Victoriana Reimagined 

Where: Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion, 200 W. Tulpehocken St.
When: Saturday, March 24th, 5PM-7PM

This Philadelphia authentic Victorian House will be hosting an opening reception event this Saturday. The structure has me invigorated by the designs of three artists’ vision. From the intricate wallpaper, furnishings, and fabulous chandeliers, the historical home will transport you back in time.

For more information, click here.

15. 76ers vs. Timberwolves

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Saturday, March 24th, 6PM

Regardless of Andrew Wiggins saying the Timberwolves were gonna destroy the Sixers on Embiid’s Instagram, the game still has to be played. The forty win Philadelphia 76ers will be taking on the Minnesota Timberwolves this Saturday evening. The playoff bound Sixers will be looking to keep the winning streak going against this tough Western Conference opponent.

For more information, click here.

16. The 2018 Red Ball

Where: Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
When: Saturday, March 24th, 8PM

This Saturday Lincoln Financial Field will be filled with partygoers for a good cause. The 2018 Red Ball will have dancing, a silent auction, guest speakers, live music, and more. Proceeds from the gala will be going to the American Red Cross.

For more information, click here.

17. Afrodisco

Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.
When: Saturday, March 24th, 8PM

World Cafe Live will be featuring the amazing sounds and rhythms of the African diaspora this Saturday night. DJ Rahsaan will be playing the best in futuristic, synth infused African beats. Come out and light up the dance floor with your best moves.

For more information, click here.

18. Easter Family Fun

Where: American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave.
When: Sunday, March 25th, 2PM-4PM

East Passyunk Avenue isn’t the only neighborhood revving up for Easter. The American Swedish Historical Museum will be hosting an Easter Family fun Day this Sunday. There will be face painting, an egg hunt, crafts, and more.

For more information, click here.

19. Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Showcase

Where: Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.
When: Sunday, March 25th, 3PM

Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center will be hosting the 2018 Philadelphia Youth Orchestra Showcase this Sunday afternoon. The excellence and tireless work of these young musicians will be on full display. This is the third year for this annual event which will be a great addition to your Sunday lineup. Come see the musicianship and skill this weekend.

For more information, click here.

20. Love Me Some Comedy

Where: Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.
When: Sunday, March 25th, 8:30PM

What’s a better way to end your weekend than laughs? This Sunday night Skeet Carter will be hosting Love Me Some Comedy at Punch Line Philly. There will be a great ensemble of comedians ready to hit you with some hilarious quips and jokes this Sunday. Don’t miss out on all the gut-busting fun.

For more information, click here.

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You can follow Candis McLean on Twitter (@CandisRMcLean) and e-mail her at candis.mclean@gmail.com. Follow Philly Influencer on Twitter (@PHL_Influencer), Facebook and Instagram.

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