What’s happening in Philly this weekend: March 9-11

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

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

Events Running Through the Weekend

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1. King of Prussia Restaurant Week

Where: Various Locations
When: Runs through Sunday, March 11th

King of Prussia is one of the major hubs in the Greater Philadelphia area. The scenic location is constantly bursting with several great and exciting restaurants. This weekend if you happen to be around the shopping and business region, be sure to stop by any participating restaurants. Each culinary hotspot will have $10, $15 or $20 lunch specials and $20, $30 or $40 dinner bargains.

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2. Philly POPS: Best of Broadway

Where: Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.
When: Friday, March 9th-Sunday, March 11th

The Philly POPS: Best of Broadway is this weekend. Conductor Todd Ellison and the orchestra will be pulling out all the stops with some of the greatest Broadway hits of all time. From Beauty and the Beast hits, to My Fair Lady, to Cats,  and to Wicked, you’ll hear it all.

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3. Swan Lake

Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
When: Runs through Sunday, March 18th

Swan Lake is one of the most memorable ballets in history. The Academy of Music will be showcasing this outstanding piece through next week. Come see the stellar artistry and be swept away by Tchaikovsky’s work. This exquisite tale of darkness and love should not be missed.

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4. Ballet X Spring Series

Where: The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.
When: Runs through Sunday, March 18th

BalletX offers up some fantastic movement and choreography that’s truly out of this world. Choreographers Darrell Grand Moultrie, Trey McIntyre, and Matthew Neenan will be cultivating a lineup full of premieres. Come to one of the most anticipated performance series in the city each year.

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5. A Quiet Place

Where: Perelman Theater in the Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.
When: Friday, March 9th & Sunday, March 11th

The great Leonard Bernstein called his visionary A Quiet Place “unlike any work I have ever written or seen.” The famous composer, author, conductor, and music legend gave us masterpieces like On the Waterfront and Westside Story. This marvel of an opera examines family dynamics after tragedy and how they take measure to heal.

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6. First Academies: Benjamin West and the Founding the Royal Academy of Arts

Where: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA), 118 N. Broad St.
When: Runs through Sunday, June 3rd

Benjamin West (1738—1820) was born just outside of Philadelphia and later travelled to Europe. He soon became one of the founding fathers of the Royal Academy of Arts. Through his networking and cultivation of art masterworks, West helped in PAFA’s emergence in North America. Come see this exhibit that uses paintings, sculptures, and more to highlight one of the artist-founders of PAFA.

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7. The Peking Acrobats

Where: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St.
When: Friday, March 9th & Saturday, March 10th

The Zellerbach Theatre in the Annenberg Center for Performing Arts will be overflowing with tremendous acrobatics and cultural pageantry. The Pecking Acrobats will be performing flights of fancy, strength, skill, and wonder this Friday and Saturday. From spinning dishes to amazing aerial flights, come see this entertaining show.

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8. Gala

Where: FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.
When: Friday, March 9th, 8PM

FrineArts will mix professional dancers, first timers, children, and more at Gala. Displaying the complexities and versatility of dance and movement, this inclusive performance is unabashed and bold. From the imagination of French choreographer Jérôme Bel, this is assuredly going to be a unique showcase like no other.

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9. Ready Steady Yeti Go

Where: Azuka Theatre, 302 S. Hicks Street.
When: Runs through Sunday, March 11th

The Azuka Theatre has steadily been making a name for itself in the Philadelphia theater world. This weekend their production Ready Steady Yeti Go will be front and center. A National New Play Network Rolling world premiere, the play tells the story of a blossoming romance emerging after a hate crime in a small town.

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10. Nada Surf

Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.
When: Friday, March 9th, 8PM

WXPN will be hosting An Evening With Nada Surf: Celebrating the 15th Anniversary of Let Go this Friday night. The alternative rock and indie band will be heralding their third studio release and thrilling some of their most devoted Philly fans. Come hear the “Inside of Love” singers this weekend.

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11. Dave East

Where: Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St.
When: Friday, March 9th, 8:30PM

Hip act and rapper Dave East will be performing at the Theatre of Living Arts this Friday night. Coming off the recent release of this fourth studio album, Paranoia 2, East’s supporting tour will be sure to pack any venue. The “Perfect” rapper teamed up with T.I., Marsha Ambrosius, Tory Lanez, and others for his new record and is looking to try out the new singles for all his fans.

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12. The Revolution

Where: SugarHouse Casino, 101 N. Delaware Ave.
When: Friday, March 9th, 9PM

Wendy Melvoin, Lisa Coleman, Bobby Z, BrownMark and Dr. Fink will be bringing all of the rhythm and psychedelic sounds of Purple Rain to the SugarHouse Casino this Friday night.  Come see this world-renowned and award-winning legends in music this weekend.

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13. Painting Saturday

Where: Lucky Strike, 1336 Chestnut St. and SplashLab Arts, 3510 Scotts Ln.
When: Saturday, March 10th, 9AM-2:30PM (Splash) and 1PM-3PM (Paint Nite)

There’s two fun painting events to bring your attention to this weekend. SplashLab will be having its grand re-opening this weekend. Bring the entire family out for crafts, games, and more. At Lucky Strike there will be a Paint Nite event. Come make one-of-a-king pieces and sip on some cocktails.

14. Flyers vs. Jets

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Saturday, March 10th, 1PM

The Philadelphia Flyers will be taking on the Winnipeg Jets this Saturday afternoon. The Flyers are third in the Metropolitan Division and are losers of three straight matchups. With the season coming to an end, be sure to stop by and see this team scratch and claw for their way up the standings.

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15. 21st Annual Fur Ball

Where: Simone Foundation Auto Museum, 6825 Northwithc Dr.
When: Saturday, March 10th, 8PM-12AM

The Morris Animal Refuge will be hosting their 21st Annual Fur Ball. The theme for this lavish event will be Havana Nights. Come to the Simone Foundation Auto Museum for access to a mojito bar, a view of 50 cars, live music, dancing, and Cuban eats catered by 12th Street Catering. Former Governor Ed Rendell and Animal Planet will also be awarded.

For more information, click here.

16. The Found Footage Festival

Where: Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.
When: Saturday, March 10th, 10PM

Good Good Comedy Theatre hosts The Found Footage Festival this Saturday night. The Onion writer Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher from the Late Show with David Letterman will be showing audiences the comedic gems in treasures they found in old VHS tapes.

For more information, click here.

17. Excision

Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.
When: Saturday, March 10th, 9PM

Excision, Liquid Stranger, Monxx, and Dion Timmer will be performing a mega mash at The Fillmore Philadelphia this Saturday night. Come see these electric DJs rock the crowd with the best mixes of EDM and house.

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Where: Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St.
When: Saturday, March 10th, 8PM

COLORS Presents: R&B ONLY features DJ Printz, Dauchè, and Jabari in this travelling concert series. R&B lovers come out for a night of a packed dance floor and drinks. Your favorite R&B jams from the 90’s, 2000s, and more will be filling the venue. Nobody will be standing on the wall on this night.

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19. St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Where: Starts 16th St. and JFK Blvd.
When: Sunday, March 11th, 12PM-3PM

This Sunday is Philadelphia’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade. It first took over the city in 1971 and has been a great annual tradition since. Come out for the traditional bagpipes, the costumes, the cuisine, and stunning sight of a cultural atmosphere.

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20. Chaka Khan

Where: Tower Theatre, S 69th St. & Ludlow St.
When: Sunday, March 11th, 8PM

The Tower Theatre will be overwhelmed with greatness this Sunday evening. Music legend Chaka Khan will be performing at the Upper Darby theater. The ten time Grammy award-winner has a wonderful catalogue to choose from. Come hear some generational and enduring tracks from this timeless songstress.

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