15 fun things to do in Philly this weekend


West Philly Orchestra Purim Party
March 1, 8 p.m.
World Café Live
3025 Walnut St.

The West Philadelphia Orchestra plays traditional Jewish songs to celebrate the Purim holiday of salvation. Susan Watz and Dan Blacksberg join with ancient instruments in a convivial environment—with beer, wine and signature cocktails from World Café Life, of course.

Corey Smith
March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.

Charismatic country act Corey Smith, now on his 10th album, brings his popular tour to Philly, focusing on latest LP “Getting’ is Good”—written entirely by him and claimed to be his most personal effort yet. Kasey Tyndall, with single “Everything is Texas,” opens.

Philly Soul Jam
March 3, 8:30 p.m.
1100 Chestnut St.

My Funky Brethren, a love-and-good-vibes soul band from Philadelphia, headlines this soul showcase. Also among the lineup: gospel singer Shae Davis, DJ Meech and smooth-voiced R&B and rap singer Shacara Diane.

March 4, 3 p.m.
World Café Live
3025 Walnut St.

VOCES8, an eight-person ensemble that excels with Renaissance polyphony, bands together with choirs from the C.W. Henry School, Germantown Recovery Community and Our Lady of Confidence Day School to showcase singing as an accessible art form. VOCES8, notably, maintains a method program that uses rhythm and sound to promote literacy and numeracy among a variety of ability levels.


Tom Green
Through March 3
Helium Comedy Club
2031 Sansom St.

A comedy icon from the ‘90s and ‘00s, Green kicks off a multi-city tour in Philadelphia with three nights of performances. Green is currently host of “The Tom Green Podcast.”


Pride and Prejudice
Through March 3
Annenberg Center
3680 Walnut St.

Douglas Martin’s 2017 ballet spin on the full-length Jane Austen play, written in 1813 about the English class system, transforms the treasured story through movement. This guest event will show Friday and Saturday at the Zellerbach Theatre.

Price is Right Live!
Through March 4
Harrah’s Resort Atlantic City
777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City

Prepare for a more interactive theater experience: audience members are picked to, yes, play for prizes like dazzling kitchen appliances while enjoying the cast’s theatrics and a live performance of the iconic music theme. Registration is required to be eligible to play.


Flower Show After Hours: Disco Fever
March 3, 8:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St.

A way to beat the crowds for the standard show while also indulging in libations, this after-hours, disco-themed Flower Show party features a performance from the Village People. Wines will be provided by New York Finger Lakes, riffing off the show’s water theme this year.

West Laurel Hill Duffy’s Cut Memorial Service
March 4, 2 p.m.
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
225 Belmont Ave.

Fifty-seven Irish immigrant workers died from violence and cholera just outside Malvern in 1832; this annual ceremony at West Laurel Hill honors their memory with a service and procession from Duffy’s Cut Pipers. The event is timed for St. Patrick’s Day.


The Little Lion Fire Benefit
March 4, 1 p.m.
Mad Rex
1000 Frankford Ave.

This fundraiser supports employees displaced by the four-alarm fire in Old City last week. The owners host the event, but out of Mad Rex Restaurant and Virtual Reality Lounge, where there will be food—from Sysco and Mad Rex—with drinks included in the ticket price. The Little Lion is accepting gift donations for a silent auction. 

Square 1682 Oscar’s Party
March 4, 8 p.m.
Square 1682
121 S. 17th St.
Pay as you go
To really celebrate the spirit of the Oscars, Square 1682 rolls out a red-carpet entrance at 8 p.m. After, viewers watch in the lounge with complimentary truffle popcorn, with film-themed cocktails—like the “Lady Bird,” with gin, lemon and bubbles—for a happy-hour price of $7.

Jet Wine Bar Oscars Party
March 4, 8 p.m.
Jet Wine Bar
1525 South St.
Pay as you go

Keep it classy and bubbly at Jet Wine Bar, which is offering a $50 wine and caviar pairing. Guests can also enjoy caviar as a la carte small plates, priced from $12 to $15 each, along with a trio of sparkling wines—from France, Spain and Washington—priced at $10 per glass.

Ocean Prime Oscars Viewing Party
March 4, 4 p.m.
Ocean Prime
124 S. 15th St.
Pay as you go

Catch the show on the restaurant’s screens while sipping $10 signature cocktails, like a cucumber gimlet or whiskey clover. Guests receive complimentary truffle popcorn, with a small plates menu planned by Chef Jen Grosskruger for the evening.


Tavern and Tiara’s
March 2, 8 p.m.
Tavern on the Lake
101 N. Main St., Hightstown

A Broadway-themed drag show held in the upstairs bar, this showcase features performances from “Rent,” Hairspray,” “Chicago” and other crowd-pleasing favorites. Hosted by Astala Vista.

Drag Wars Opening Night
March 3, 8 p.m.
Voyeur Nightclub
1221 Saint James Street

The popular, ongoing drag competition debuts its ninth season with a new cast but a familiar face as host: former “RuPaul’s Drag Race” contestant Mimi Imfurst. The competition will run through May 19.

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