See ‘Pippin,’ and other things to do this weekend

Terry Shaprio


International Pop
Thursday through May 15
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Free with admission,

Over 120 works from 1956 to 1972 make up this exhibit that explores the pop art movement and its relationship to commercialization in international societies. Giants like Warhol and Jasper Johns are represented, as well as lesser-known artists from Brazil, Japan and more.

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Second Annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch
Sunday, 1 p.m.
ArtsQuest Center
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem
From $21,

Willing to drive for a delicious Sunday? The Second Annual Girl Scout Cookie Crunch features innovative dishes from restaurants in the region that all feature at least one type of Girl Scout Cookie, incorporated into sweet and savory dishes. Attendees will be able to taste each dish and vote for their favorites. Proceeds benefit the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania.

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Thursday through Mar. 13
Studio X
1340 S. 13th St.
From $10,

Written by playwright Kim Davies, “Smoke” is an erotic thriller set in a NYC sex party, where the two protagonists separate from the rest of the group, playing out a more dangerous, psychological struggle for dominance. A few comedic moments lighten the mood.

Thursday through Mar. 6
The Drake
1512 Spruce St.
From $5 with donation of a children’s book,

“Spine” follows a directionless teenager as she befriends an elderly woman who lives in a house full to the brim with books, during a time when a strapped British government has cut funding for libraries. This is the first show in The Drake for theater company Inis Nua, which focuses on contemporary works written in the British Isles. Book donations benefit the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Thursday through Feb. 28
Academy of Music
240 S Broad St.
From $28,

“Pippin” is a Broadway show set in the Middle Ages amidst mysterious circumstances that combines acrobatics, wondrous feats of agility and an uplifting score from the composer of “Wicked.” This particular production won a 2013 Tony for Best Musical Revival.


Straighten Up and Fly Right: The Nat King Cole Tribute
Friday, 8 p.m.
Merriam Theater
250 S Broad St.
From $30,

Pianist Ramsey Lewis and guitarist John Pizzarelli perform a tribute to the smooth vocals and jazz sensibilities of the breaker of pop music barriers, Nat King Cole. Named after Cole’s first mainstream hit, this show explores the many genres within the singer’s expansive repertoire, nodding to his talent and debonair personality.

Julia Holter
Friday, 8 p.m.
Johnny Brenda’s
1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Ethereal and rock-driven, Julia Holter’s new album “Have You in My Wilderness” is a starkly personal narrative wrapped in a gust of strings and soft synthesizers that complement the plaintive harmony of her voice. Pennsylvania artist Circuit Des Yeux opens.

Emmy the Great
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Boot & Saddle
1132 S. Broad St.
From $12,

British songstress Emmy the Great tours in support of her upcoming album “Second Love,” due out March 11. Nodding to her 2009 album, “First Love,” her new endeavor explores how to find and create intimacy in the sterile atmosphere of a technologically-focused world. Little Strike opens.

Led Zeppelin 2
Saturday, 9 p.m.
Theater of the Living Arts
334 South St.

This premier Led Zeppelin cover band provides the full Zeppelin experience, down to a shirtless lead singer. The Chicago-based group is gaining notoriety for their truly loyal approximation, capturing the energy of a crowd comprised of aging Zeppelin die-hards and fans too young to have known the original.

Naughty By Nature
Sunday, 8 p.m.
Theater of the Living Arts
334 South St.

Hip hop giants of the 90s Naughty By Nature play the last show of their 2016 tour. The trio hopes to produce another album to celebrate 25 years of the band, and have created a Kickstarter to ask for fans’ support. Ty Dolla $ign, Darq and Dirty South Joe take this lineup to the next level.


Oscar Party with Joan Schuylkill Rivers
Sunday, 7:30 p.m.
Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center
7 Lock St.

Watch the 88th Academy Awards with your host Joan Schuylkill Rivers, brought to life by Philly performer Mistor Fahrenheit. Walk the red carpet, and expect to be grilled by Rivers on who you’re wearing. Academy Awards trivia, prizes and humor are in store.

Saturday, 8 p.m.
Verizon Hall
300 S Broad St.

This 1927 silent film by Fritz Lang Depicting depicts a dystopian, futuristic city replete with stark contrasts between the moneyed, cultured elite and an invisible, mistreated working class. Peter Richard Conte will accompany the movie on Verizon Hall’s impressive organ, adding depth to this classic piece. At 1 p.m. the same day, organist Rudy Lucente will give a free demonstration of the organ.