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What’s happening in Philly this weekend: March 16-18

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 [email protected].

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

Events Running Through The Weekend

1. The Women’s Film Festival

Where: Various locations
When: Friday, March 16th-Saturday, March 24th

March is Women’s History Month across the globe. There have been many events in the city of Philadelphia promoting this wonderful month. This Friday 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. 

For more information, click here.

2. Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music

Where: National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E
When: Friday, March 16th-Sunday, September 2nd

Speaking of celebrations, the National Museum of American Jewish History will be heralding the work of Leonard Bernstein through September. The famed composer and conductor will have a full exhibition to highlight his heritage and legacy.

For more information, click here.

3. Noises Off

Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.
When: Runs through Wednesday, April 29th

The Walnut Street Theatre welcomes the raucous comedy Noises Off to their renowned stage this weekend. The Michael Frayn hit will be running through the Spring. Come see these great performers and this play about the ups and downs of opening night on the stage.

For more information, click here.

4. Rachel Feinstein

Where: Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.
When: Thursday, March 15th-Saturday, March 17th

Comedian and actress Rachel Feinstein will be taking over the Punch Line Philly stage all weekend. The Trainwreck, Top Five, and Last Week Tonight With John Oliver act will be doing a three-night residency at the comedy club. Come out for some of the best laughs in the city. 

For more information, click here.

5. 76ers vs. Nets

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Friday, March 16th, 7PM

The Philadelphia 76ers took a hard loss to the Indiana Pacers Tuesday night. When I say hard, I mean it was hard to watch. Tonight they play the Knicks in NYC and Saturday night they’re back at the Wells Fargo Center to take on the Brooklyn Nets. The team blew out the Nets last week and will look to cement the same outcome.

For more information, click here.

6. Judah & The Lion

Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E. Allen St.
When: Friday, March 16th, 8PM

Nashville band Judah and The Lion will be playing at The Fillmore Philadelphia this Friday night. The band’s most recent release Folk Hop n’ Roll  peaked at #4 on the Billboard Alternative Charts. Come see this Americana rising act this weekend.

For more information, click here.

7. Moose Blood

Where: Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. 
When: Friday, March 16th, 8PM

UK band Moose Blood latest project I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore is their finest work. Alternative Rock, emo, and punk fans will be enamored when they come to the Theatre of the Living Arts this Friday night. 

For more information, click here.

8. An Evening with John Dorenbos

Where: SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. 
When: Friday, March 16th, 9PM

Beloved ex-Philadelphia Eagle and known magician John Dorenbos will be pulling out all the tricks at SugarHouse Casino this Friday night. The America’s Got Talent finalist and TV personality will thrill you and have you mystified throughout his entire show.

For more information, click here.

9. Get Pegged

Where: FringeArts, 140 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
When: Friday, March 16th, 10:30PM

FringeArts is always a great place to see edgy, lively, and creative entertainment in the city. This Friday night their annual series Get Pegged returns. The late-night cabaret will have intimate performances full of appeal, laughs, and in-your-face-routines.  

For more information, click here.

10. Please Touch Museum’s St. Patrick’s Day

Where: Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic
When: Saturday, March 17th, 11AM-5PM

The Please Touch Museum offers up one of the few family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day events in the city. There will be craft stations, a musical dance party, an Irish food demonstration, storytelling, games, learning activities, and more. 

For more information, click here.

11. Taste of Market Tour

Where: Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St.
When: Saturday, March 17th, 10AM-11:5PM

Every Saturday the famous eating hub Reading Terminal Market offers up instructional tours about the eateries throughout the culinary structure. Join the engaging staff as they walk you through the 124-year old market.

For more information, click here.

12. Kickoff Workshop with Olek at The Barnes

Where: Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Saturday, March 17th, 2PM-5PM

The Saturday at The Barnes Foundation New York artist Olek will be bursting with the amazing Love Across The US. The program “celebrates important women throughout US history and brings together communities through crochet workshops and installations”. The workshop is currently full but interested guest can come to The Barnes and hear from Olek at 2PM.

For more information, click here

13. Bubble Guppies Live!

Where: Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. 
When: Saturday, March 17th, 5PM

Nickelodeon’s The Bubble Guppies Live! will be one of the main attractions at The Merriam Theater this Saturday. The “Ready to Rock” show will have an interactive sing-a-long, photo opportunities, meet-and-greets, and more. 

For more information, click here.

14. Philadelphia Union vs. Columbus Crew SC

Where: Talen Energy Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr. Chester, PA
When: Saturday, March 17th, 2PM

The Philadelphia Union are undefeated. Granted, the local club has only played one game but they won it. This Saturday they’re taking the Columbus Crew SC (2-0). Come to Talen Energy Stadium to get your soccer fandom fix. 

For more information, click here.

15. Erin Express

Where: Various locations
When: Saturday, March 17th, 9AM-6PM

This 30-year St. Paddy’s Day tradition has no tickets, no reservations, no bracelets, and no cover charge. Crawlers will get a free t-shirt, earn points at each stop, experience live music at each stop, and more. Come out for the drink specials and your chance to be crowned the ultimate crawler.

For more information, click here.

16. XFINITY LIVE! St. Patrick’s Day

Where: XFINITY Live!, 100 Pattison Ave.
When: Saturday, March 17th, 5PM

XFINITY Live! is known for throwing amazing parties and celebrations. Be sure to stop by the entertainment hub this Saturday for a blowout St. Paddy’s Day celebration. There will be drink specials, cash confetti, live music, green beer, beads, and free parking after 8:30PM.

For more information, click here.

17. Blake Shelton

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Saturday, March 17th, 7PM

Country music star and The Voice judge Blake Shelton will be bringing his Country Music Freaks Tour to the Wells Fargo Center this Saturday night. Trace Adkins, Brett Eldredge, and Carly Pearce will open the star-studded show.

For more information, click here.

18. Flyers vs. Capitals

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Sunday, March 18th, 5PM

The list ends with a double dip at the Wells Fargo Center. This Sunday the Philadelphia Flyers will be taking on the Washington Capitals. The team has only won two games in the month of March. Come support the Flyers as they look to finish out the season on a roll.

For more information, click here.


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