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What’s happening in Philly this weekend: Mar. 15-17

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.

This week’s best Sips & Eats!

Events Running Through the Weekend

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1. Closing Soon: Hamilton Was Here

Where: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St.
When: Runs through Sunday, March 17th

This weekend marks the closing of Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia at the Museum of the American Revolution. This exhibit is an “interactive playscape reveals connections between our own city and Alexander Hamilton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation’s founding.” Don’t miss your chance to

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2. Closing Soon: Giselle

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Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.
When: Runs through Sunday, March 17th

The Academy of Music has been lit up by the beautiful performance of Giselle for the last week.  Angel Corella’s retelling of this wondrous work is a true display of talent and grace.  This exquisite tale of darkness and love should not be missed.

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3. Closing Soon: BalletX Spring Series 

Where: The Wilma Theater, 265 South Broad St.
When: Runs through Sunday, March 17th

Choreographers Lil Buck, Nicolo Fonte, Katarzyna Skarpetowskan have created a wonderful lineup of tremendous dances for BalletX Spring Series. Come to one of the most anticipated and showcased series in the city each year before it’s too late.

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4. Women’s History Month Events this Weekend

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Where: Various locations
When: Various times

We’re at the halfway point of Women’s History Month. The city has been brimming with various events, discussion, panel event events, art shows, and much more. The National Constitution Center will be having daily tours throughout the month. The Foundry will be hosting a “The Future is Feminine” dance party this Friday. There will also be a Girls Rally hosted by the National Youth Foundation at City Hall this Saturday. There will be artists, speakers, authors Rachel Renee Russell and Nikki Russell of the Dork Diaries book series will be there. Attendees can mingle at the photobooths, get food and drinks, and more.

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5. St. Patrick’s Day Events 

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Where: Various locations
When: Various times

St. Patrick’s Day weekend is officially here! These next few days will be filled with celebration and cultural remembrance. There will be bar crawls, Irish baking classes, walking tours, and restaurants filled with fantastic menus highlighting the holiday.

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6. King of Prussia Restaurant Week 

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Where: Various locations
When: Runs through Sunday, March 17th

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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7. The Women’s Film Festival

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Where: Various locations
When: Runs through Saturday, March 23rd

Back for its 5th year, this weekend kicks off The Women’s Film Festival. There will be an opening night gala, plenty of screenings throughout the week, discussions, Q&As and more. Don’t miss your opportunity to see some fantastic work through next week.

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8. Patrick Dougherty Installation at Morris Arboretum

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Where: Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave.
When: Runs through Friday, March 29th

The Morris Arboretum will be entranced by a wonderful new stickwork sculpture by artist  Patrick Dougherty. The beautiful landscape and blossoming venue will host his third art-in-residence visit through the end of the month.

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9. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.
When: Runs through Sunday, April 28th

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a 2003 mystery novel by British writer Mark Haddon. Beginning this week, Walnut Street Theatre will be bringing the work to life like no other with stellar performances. The production has previously won Best Play at the Tony Awards.

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10. Punch Line Philly Weekend

Just Mike The Poet Presents World Play Philly Feat. Maui The Poet

Where: PunchLine Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.
When: Friday, March 15-Sunday, March 17th

Punch Line Philly is filled with laughs and exciting events daily. This weekend will be no different. Stop by on Friday for the American Me Comedy show. On Saturdays, the Drag Diva Brunch is a can’t miss fun time. To cap off your weekend,  Word Play Philly featuring Maui the Poet will feature an amazing lineup this Sunday.

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11. DC Curry 

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Where: Helium Comedy Club, 2301 Sansom St.
When: Friday, March 15-Sunday, March 17th

Don “DC” Curry will be live and onstage at Helium Comedy Club this weekend. The actor and stand-up comedian will be bringing is signature stage presence and delivery to his Philly fans. The Next Friday and Friday After Next entertainer will have you laughing all night long.

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12. Good Good Comedy Theatre Weekend

Good Good presents Joyelle Nicole Johnson (Broad City)

Where: Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.
When: Friday, March 15-Sunday, March 17th

Another fantastic comedy club in the city will be hosting some exciting and hilarious fun this weekend. Come to Good Good Comedy Theatre for Ur Mom Is Funny, an act that teams comedians up with their mothers, and Joyelle Nicole Johnson on the same night. The comedian has recently written for Broad City and has performed stand-up on Late Night with Seth Meyers, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, and many others.

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13. Kings vs. 76ers

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Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Friday, March 15th, 7PM

Joel Embiid is back with a vengeance! The next opponent in the 76ers way is the Sacramento Kings led by De’Aaron Fox and company. Come to the Wells Fargo Center to cheer on Simmons, Butler, Harris, and so many others as they attempt to take down this Western Conference team.

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14. Parti B X Emo Night at The Fillmore and The Foundry 

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Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St
When: Friday, March 15th 9PM (Parti B) and 10:30 (Emo Night)

The Fillmore Philadelphia and The Foundry will both be throwing themed music nights this Friday. The Fillmore’s speakers will be playing the latest hip-hop hits and sounds from Cardi B at Parti B. In the same venue, head to The Foundry for Emo Night Brooklyn to hear everything from Taking Back Sunday to My Chemical Romance.

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15. Meek Mill

Meek Mill

Where: The Met Philadelphia, 858 N. Broad St.
When: Friday, March 15th & Saturday, March 16th

Philly’s native son and hip-hop superstar will be doing a two-night residency at the newly renovated Met Philadelphia this weekend. Fresh off his massive success of the recent release Championships, the rap star will be lighting up his city all weekend long!

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16. Israeli Film Festival

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Where: Various locations
When: Saturday, March 16th – Sunday, April 7th

The 2019 Israeli Film Festival begins this Saturday. The annual film showcase illustrates the best in Israeli productions each year. There will be movie screenings, Q&A sessions, cultural discussions, and more. The festival will have everything from visual shorts, to documentaries, and beyond.

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17. The Color of Science at The Franklin Institute

The Color of Science at The Franklin Institute

Where: The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.
When: Saturday, March 16th, 9:30PM – 12:30PM

The Franklin Institute will be hosting The Color of Science this Saturday. The in-depth and education event will be “celebrating the vast contributions of local scientists and engineers from diverse backgrounds”. There will be STEM exhibits and professional on-hand to give immersing talks and demonstrations for all in attendance.

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18. TEDxPenn 2019

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Where: University of Pennsylvania’s William B. Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street
When: Saturday, March 16th, 1PM

The William B. Irvine Auditorium at the University of Pennsylvania will be hosting a plethora and wellspring of information and advancement this Saturday. TEDxPenn 2019 will have tremendous speakers and innovators sparking great conversation throughout the entire day.

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19. Rina Banerjee and Jodi Throckmorton at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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Where: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad St.
When: Saturday, March 16th, 2PM-3PM

This Saturday the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) will be hosting artist Rina Banerjee.  Along with Curator of Contemporary Art Jodi Throckmorton. Banerjee will discuss “her core practices of assembling, sculpting and printing artworks that make visible the transnational movements of people.” This will be a wonderful cultural and artistic event that will finish with a toast to Banerjee.

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20. 11th Annual Stout Brunch at Johnny Brenda’s

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Where: Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave.
When: Saturday, March 16th, 11AM- 3PM

Johnny Brenda’s will be throwing a party like no other this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The 11th Annual Stout Brunch is this Saturday. There will be various selections from breweries in the region. There will be live music spun by DJs, a flavorful full Irish breakfast brunch, and plenty of brews.

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21. The Pancake and Booze Art Show at Underground Arts

The PANCAKES & BOOZE Art Show

Where: Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.
When: Saturday, March 16th, 8PM

Speaking of annual food and booze traditions in the city, the 10th annual Pancakes and Booze Art Show is this Saturday night. There will be unlimited pancakes at this creative and fun artistic event. Come look at some phenomenal work by great artists in the city, have a few drinks and laughs, and dance the night away.

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Map of Events 


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