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What’s Happening in Philly This Weekend: Mar. 3-5

Each weekend, we will post some of the most unique social and culture 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 [email protected].

1. Franklin Square Is Back

Where: Franklin Square, 200 6th St.
When: Opened Wednesday, March 1st, 10AM-7PM

Center City’s favorite amusement square has returned for the 2017 year. With its shimmering fountain etched in the middle, this historic landmark has something for everyone. There’s a Part Liberty Carousel, an entertaining mini golf course, and more. Square Burger returns on Saturday, March 18th.

For information, click here.

2. First Friday Open Mic at Yards

Where: Yards Brewery Company, 901 N Delaware Ave.
When: Friday, March 3rd, 5:30PM-10PM

Speaking of returns, First Friday at Yards is back. The stage will be opened for any artist to seize the opportunity and show Philadelphia what they’ve got. This event is free to enter and the open mic lineup is first come fist serve.

For information, click here.


Where: Punch Line Philly, 33 E Laurel St.
When: Friday, March 3rd, 8PM & 10:15PM and Saturday, March 4th, 7:30PM & 9:45

Paul Mecurio’s comedy has taken him around the world. Mecurio can currently be seen on “CBS Sunday Morning” as a commentator. He has had many late night talk show and television appearances, has won an Emmy and Peabody Award for his work on “The Daily Show w/Jon Stewart”, and is a published essayist. Punch Line Philly will be filled with laughs this Friday night.

For tickets, click here.

4. Philly Film Showcase March Short Film

Where: Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.
When: Friday, March 3rd, 7:30PM

Every month the Philadelphia Film Society hosts this collective exhibition that supports new and talented filmmakers. Philly Film Showcase displays work from local up-and-coming screenwriters and directors from various levels of expertise. There will be a reception and a post-screening Q&A. This is a free to enter event but donations are welcomed.

For tickets, click here.

5. Kevin Garrett

Where: World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.
When: Friday, March 3rd, 8PM

World Live Café becomes the place to be to hear this smooth singer-songwriter. Kevin Garrett has penned several heartfelt love songs, co-wrote a track on Beyoncé’s critically acclaimed studio album Lemonade, and recently released a new EP titled False Hope. Come see the Pittsburg native this Friday.

6. Martina McBride

Where: Keswick Theatre, 291 N Keswick Ave. Glenside, PA
When: Friday, March 3rd, 8PM

Last year Martina McBride released her thirteenth studio album titled Reckless. This Friday she brings tracks from that album and her celebrated country discography to the Keswick Theatre. The four-time “CMA Female Vocalist of the Year” will serenade you with her fantastic vocals.

For tickets click here

7. Israeli Film Festival

Where: Various locations
When: Saturday, March 4th-Sunday, April 2nd, various times

Philadelphia’s annual Israeli Film Festival will be a hot topic for the next month. The film festival will feature thirteen movies. There will be an opening gala this Saturday at International House at 8 p.m. This festival will include a wide range of genres and have many communal celebrations.

For more information, click here.

8. Winter’s Warmers Chili and Ale

Where: Skybox Event Center, 2424 York Street.
When: Saturday, March 4th, 4PM-7PM

The 5th Annual Winter’s Warmers Chili and Ale Competition is a savory way to spend your Saturday evening. There will be all-you-can-eat chili, home-brew tastings, commemorative glasses, and many fun activities. Early bird tickets are $25, standard admission is $35, and the door price is $40.

For more information, click here.

9. Harlem Globetrotters

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S Broad St.
When: Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th, various times

The Harlem Globetrotters make their Philadelphia stop on their countrywide tour this Saturday and Sunday. Come see these entertainers show off their athleticism, humor, and their love of basketball. This live event will be a great family friendly spectacle full of laughs and cheers

For tickets, click here.

10. The TPRFM at Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

Where: Neshaminy Brewing Company, 909 Ray Ave. Croydon, PA
When: Saturday, March 4th, 12PM-7PM

The Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market brings the best in vendors and excitement to the Neshaminy Brewing Company this Saturday. There will be over 100 merchants, several selections of beer for sale, food trucks, live music, and more. The entry fee is $5 for both days.

11. Philly Craft Beer Festival

Where: The Navy Yard, 5100 S. Broad St.
When: Saturday, March 4th, 12:30PM

Forbes Traveler called this event one of the “Top Beer Festivals in America”. The Navy Yard will be swarmed by the masses to celebrate this craft beer extravaganza. There will be more than 75 breweries and 200 beers from around the world represented. The fest has sold out two years in a row. Get your tickets now! Tickets are $46 for general admission and $75 for VIP.

For tickets, click here.

12. Thundercat

Where: Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.
When: Saturday, March 4th, 7:30PM

Fresh off his third album release Drunk, soul act Thundercat is revving up to take over Union Transfer with his multi-instrument show. From working with acts such as Kendrick Lamar, Erykah Badu, Flying Lotus, and even Michael McDonald, he is surely one of the new transformative acts in music.

13. The Flaming Lips

Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.
When: Saturday, March 4th, 8:30PM

American alternative rock band The Flaming Lips recently released their fourteenth studio album Oczy Mlody in January. The three-time Grammy award-winning band has always provided psychedelic imagery, cosmic sounds, and an essence of alluring fantasy at each of their concerts.

For tickets, click here.

14. UFC 209

Where: XFINITY Live! 1100 Pattison Ave.
When: Saturday, March 4th, 10PM

Entertainment mega-center and sports bar XFINITY Live! has your perfect location to watch the much anticipated UFC 209. Come and watch the brawling sporting event on any of the various screens at the venue or have a watch party at the NBC Sports Arena. This will be a great place to watch Woodley vs. Thompson this Saturday night.

15. Comedy Night at Manayunk Brew Pub

Where: Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, 4120 Main St.
When: Sunday, March 5th, 7PM-10PM

This Sunday Manayunk Brew Pub and Comedy Train Rek has something special prepared for you. Dinner and Comedy Night will be a hilarious event for all who attended. Your $30 ticket covers your meal and night of laughter. The headliner is comedian Derrick Easton.

For tickets and a peak at the menu, click here.

16. Let Them Eat Cake

Where: Loews Philadelphia, 1200 Market St.
When: Sunday, March 5th, 6PM

Come sample 35 sumptuous cakes from the areas best and most prestigious bakers. There will be live music and an endless wine tasting. All the proceeds from this event will benefit The Children’s Charity to Improve the Quality of Life for Children with Special Needs. General admission is $40.

For information, click here.

17. Museum Sundays

Where: The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Sunday, March 5th, 10AM-5PM

Every first Sunday of the month is pay-what-you-wish at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and free admission at the Barnes Foundation. Come see the various new exhibitions both institutions have to offer. The Barnes Foundation will have hands-on and fun activities for guests on a limited basis. These world-renowned museums will enhance your Sunday with artistic excellence and culture.

18. Brewer’s Plate

Where: Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.
When: Sunday, March 5th, 4PM

The Kimmel Center hosts this beer enthusiasts and celebration of local flavors this Sunday. Presented by Fair Food, this pairing event is centered around the theme of buying fresh and local. Many of the areas great chefs’, farmers’, and brewers’ diverse talents will be on display at this event. General admission tickets are $77.

For tickets, click here.

19. Closing Weekend of Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Where: Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd.
When: Ends Monday, March 5th

The Blue Cross RiverRink has been a seasonal gem for many months. Come bid farewell to the fire pits, warm cabin, beautiful ice skating rink, and majestical lodge and restaurant. You have until Monday to enjoy Philadelphia’s largest outdoor rink before it’s too late.

For information, click here.



You can follow Candis McLean on Twitter (@CandisRMcLean) and e-mail her at [email protected]. Follow Philly Influencer on Twitter (@PHL_Influencer), Facebook and Instagram.

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