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What’s happening in Philly this weekend: Mar. 13-15

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].

This week’s Sips & Eats | [Dates and times are subject to change as a result of COVID-19 updates and announcements]

1. Closing Soon: La Bayadère

Oksana Maslova | Photo: Claire McAdams

Where:Academy of Music|  240 S. Broad St
When: Runs through Sunday, March 15

The Academy of Music has been lit up by the beautiful performance of La Bayadère 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.

For more information, click here.

2. Closing Soon: Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier

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Where: Museum of the American Revolution | 101 S. 3rd St
When: Runs through Sunday, March 15

The Museum of the American Revolution will be closing the exhibit, Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier, this Sunday. The display followed the story of an Irish soldier and artist Richard St. George. His life, death, and work will give you a glimpse into the American Revolution of 1776 and the Irish Revolution of 1798.

For more information, click here.

3. Israeli Film Festival Continues 

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Where: Various locations
When: runs through Sunday, March 29

This Israeli Film Festival will be continuing its run in the City of Brotherly Love this weekend. The festival features documentaries, short films, full-length productions, and more. Don’t miss your chance to hear the panel discussions, Q&As, and more.

For more information, click here.

4. Women’s History Month Weekend Events

Where: Various locations
When: Runs through Sunday, March 15

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. Cruiser Olympia will be hosting an event about the lives of women aboard a ship. The Betsy Ross House will continue its Suffragette Saturdays (every Saturday in March). visitors will get the chance to meet Dora Lewis.  This native Philadelphian was a hero of the American suffrage movement.  She will share fascinating stories from the front lines of the struggle to get women the vote, including tales of brutal beatings, arrests and hunger strikes she endured for the cause. Once Upon A Nation Storytellers will share short, interactive tales of women’s struggle to gain the vote and other stories of women throughout history who made often unsung contributions to society.

For more information, click here.

5. King of Prussia Restaurant Week

Where: Various locations
When: Sunday, March 15

King of Prussia Restaurant Week runs through Sunday, March 15. Revolution Chophouse, J. Alexander’s, Season 52, Fogo de Chao, The Capital Grille, and several other restaurants are serving up lunches at $10, $15 or $20 and dinners at $20, $30 or $40. Proceeds for the week benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s King of Prussia Specialty Care Center.

For more information, click here.

6. St. Patrick’s Day Events

(Urban Farmer’s Bangers and Mash)

Where: Various locations
When: Runs through Tuesday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day is under a week away. Over the weekend and next week, there will be several restaurants, bars, and establishments that will feature specialty menus and host celebratory events. don’t miss these amazing gatherings and sizzling drink and meal options.

For more information, click here.

7. Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles

RAIN AbbeyRd © Matt Christine Photography

Where: Merriam Theater | 250 S. Broad St
When: Runs through Sunday, March 15

The Merriam Theater will be filled with tremendous music from the Beatles this weekend. In celebration of the anniversary of Abbey Road, Broadway Philadelphia presents this stellar production. Don’t miss your chance to hear the best of the Beatles’ catalog.

For more information, click here.

8. Paradigm Gallery’s TEN

Where: Paradigm Gallery + Studio |  746 S 4th St
When: Runs through Sunday, March 22

Paradigm Gallery + Studio is pleased to present TEN, a comprehensive, group exhibition curated in celebration of the gallery’s tenth anniversary. TEN features the work of over 125 artists, who have presented at Paradigm over the last 10 years. The work included in the exhibition spans across mediums, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, fibers, craft, mixed media and everything in between. To mark this exciting milestone, a majority of the artists have created new work specifically for this exhibition.

For more information, click here.

9. Ten Years: Teen Photo Alumni Exhibition

Austin Cuttino

Where: Philadelphia Photo Arts Center | 1400 N American St #103
When: Runs through Saturday, May 2

The Philadelphia Photo Arts Center celebrates its 10-year anniversary by featuring creative works by students who participated in the Teen Photo program over the last decade. Alumni were invited to submit their work for the Ten Years: Teen Photo Alumni Exhibition and share how creativity has manifested in their lives and through their photography. The exhibit will feature the work of 28 local artists. Photographs from the exhibition will be printed, mounted and framed by Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. The exhibition will be on display from March 12 – May 2. Proceeds from the sale of the works will be split between the artist and Philadelphia Photo Arts Center.  In total, the Teen Photo program has served 260 Philadelphia high school students since its inception.

For more information, click here.

10. Walnut Street Theatre 

Where: Walnut Street Theatre | 825 Walnut St
When: Various times

Several productions will be lighting up the Walnut Street Theatre stage this weekend. Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, will be running through the end of April. The over-the-top comedy Popcorn Falls will is also entertaining fans through Sunday, March 29.

For more information, click here.

11. Friday Night at the Museum 


Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art| 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
When: Friday, March 13 | 5-8:45 p.m.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art holds a special happy hour series each Friday. The gathering uniquely blends arts and music in this special clash of culture. Each week there’s small bites, beverages, cocktails, special gallery access, and live music. This week features a performance by jazz vocalist Douyé.

For more information, click here.

12. Ms. Pat 

Ms. Pat

Where: Punch Line Philly | 33 E. Laurel St
When: Runs through Saturday, March 14

Comedian and entertainer Ms. Pat is performing at Punch Line Philly this weekend. She will be performing a total of four shows at the popular comedy venue. If you’re looking for a laugh this weekend, look no further.

For more information, click here.

13. Michael Colyar 

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Where: Helium Comedy Club | 2301 Sansom St
When: Runs through Sunday, March 15

Michael Colyar will be live and onstage at Helium Comedy Club this weekend. The actor and stand-up comedian will be bringing his signature stage presence and delivery to his Philly fans. The Martin and House Party 3 entertainer will have you laughing all night long.

For more information, click here.

14. Kristin Chenoweth 

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Where: Kimmel Center | 300 S. Broad St
When:  Friday, March 13 | 8 p.m.

Emmy and Tony award-winning actress Kristin Chenoweth will be performing at the Kimmel Center this Friday night. The talented vocalist and Wicked star will captivate you with her range and signature sound.

For more information, click here.

15. Disco Biscuits 

The Disco Biscuits

Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia | 29 E. Allen St
When: Runs through Saturday, March 14

Philly jam band Disco Biscuits will be performing at The Fillmore Philadelphia this weekend. The electronic rock group will have the pleasure of playing in front of a home crowd during their three-day stint.

For more information, click here.

16. Billie Eilish 

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Where: Wells Fargo Center | 3601 S. Broad St
When: Friday, March 13 | 7:30 p.m.

Pop sensation Billie Eilish will be serenading the masses this weekend at the Wells Fargo Center. The “Ocean Eyes”, “When the Party’s Over”, and “Bury A Friend” singer will have the arena rocking all night long with her string of hits.

For more information, click here.

17. AAMP Family Fun Day


Where: The African American Museum in Philadelphia | 701 Arch St
When: Saturday, March 14 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

The African American Museum in Philadelphia will be hosting its series, AAMP Family Fun Day this weekend. There will be artmaking and plenty of other family-friendly activities. The first 250 people will receive free access to the museum.

For more information, click here.

18. Farmers’ Markets

Where: Various locations
When: Saturday, March 14

Each weekend in the City, several areas in the city are filled with produce and handmade crafts. Head over to Clark Park Farmers’ MarketHeadhouse District Farmers’ MarketRittenhouse Square Farmers’ MarketMarket at the Fareway in Chestnut Hill, or Fairmount Farmers Market for all your needs. For those in collegiate domains, there’s a weekly University City Farmers’ Market and Cecil B. Moore Farmers’ Market.

19. Reading Terminal Market

Where: Reading Terminal Market | 51 N 12th St
When: Saturday, March 14

Each Saturday, the Reading Terminal Market hosts Taste of Philadelphia Tours. This Saturday morning, there will be a culinary food tour throughout the historic and culinary hotspot. There will also be a free matzo ball soup demonstration.

For more information, click here.

20. Pi Day at The Franklin Institute

Pi Day

Where:  The Franklin Institute | 222 N. 20th St
When: Saturday, March 14 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This Saturday’s date should give you a hint into why it’s Pi Day at the Franklin Institute. There will be several hands-on activities, a Pi precession with flags, a visit from Pi Man the superhero, and so much more.

For more information, click here.

21. 12th Annual Stout Brunch 

12th Annual Stout Brunch

Where: Johnny Brenda’s | 1201 Frankford Ave
When: Saturday, March 14 | 11 a.m.

Johnny Brenda’s will be throwing a party like no other this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The 12th 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.

For more information, click here.

22. BIG Exhibit 2.0

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Where: Philly Art Collective | 253 N. 3rd St
When: Saturday, March 14 | 4-9 p.m.

Recognizing the anniversary of Notorious B.I.G’s death, this exhibit features over 30 visual artists present work dedicated to the Notorious B.I.G. Get there early and get a free print and more giveaways. There will be free wine, live music, and more.

For more information, click here.

23. Sturgill Simpson 

Sturgill Simpson: A Good Look’n Tour

Where: The Met Philadelphia |  858 N. Broad St
When: Saturday, March 14 | 7:30 p.m.

Country music singer-songwriter and star Sturgill Simpson will be performing at The Met Philadelphia this Saturday night. The A Sailor’s Guide to Earth renowned act is celebrated Grammy nominee. Country fans will be taking over Center city this Saturday night.

For more information, click here.

24. Ms. Lauryn Hill 

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Where: Tower Philly | 69th and Ludlow Sts
When: Saturday, March 14 | 9 p.m.

Ms. Lauryn Hill will be front-and-center at Tower Philly this Saturday night. The Grammy award-winner, renowned act, and NJ native will be showing off her amazing talent and musicianship to the Philly faithful. Don’t miss your chance to see this legend.

For more information, click here.

25. Let them Eat Cake

Where: Loews Philadelphia Hotel | 1200 Market St
When: Sunday, March 15 | 6-8 p.m.

Let Them Eat Cake, a foodie event that invites the most creative confectionary talent from across the region to compete in one of the nation’s biggest cake-off fundraisers to benefit Variety — the Children’s Charity of the Delaware Valley, will take place at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel’s Millennium Ballroom. More than two dozen of the area’s best pastry chefs will bring this year’s theme — Mythical, Magical Beasts & Creatures — to life with over-the-top cake creations.

For more information, click here.

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