Weekend event picks: Chili Bowl, St. Patrick’s Day & more
It’s about that time again: When you start looking at the calendar, realizing there aren’t many more days left in this week. You start humming one of your favorite songs. And then you start planning your weekend. This should help move things along.
It's about that time again: When you start looking at the calendar, realizing there aren't many more days left in this week. You start humming one of your favorite songs. And then you start planning your weekend. This should help move things along.
The all-female aerial dance company, Tangle, comes to the Christ Church Neighborhood House (20 N. American St.) for their latest circus-theatre production, "Tell It Slant." Utilizing dance movements, acrobatics, rope climbing and trapeze art, the show explores dynamic relationships between women. Catch "Tell It Slant" at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13 and 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 14.
You know you'd look good in a boat this summer. Set your sights on the seas at the Greater Philadelphia Boat Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave., Oaks) for three days of boat shopping. With vessels ranging in type from ski boat, pontoon, deck boat and more, you'll be setting sail in no time. Show hours are 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, March 14 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15.
When 6 p.m. Friday, March 13 rolls around and hunger sets in, make your way to Garage (1231 East Passyunk Ave.) where Taproom on 19th will make its home for the evening with a kielbasa cheeseburger, queso frito and Mexican grilled zucchini.
Singer/pianist Tony DeSare will perform classic jazz pieces with a modern-day twist. Expect "Night and Day," "The Times They Are a-Changin'" and many more at this Philly POPS production at the Kimmel Center (Broad and Spruce Streets). Shows are at 8 p.m. on Friday, March 13 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15.
Don't wait until Tuesday to start celebrating for Saint Patrick's Day. The city will be seeing green starting Friday, March 13 with music at World Café Live (3025 Walnut St.) at 7 p.m., Running of the Micks on Saturday, March 14 beginning at noon, and Irish drink specials at McGillin's Olde Ale House (1310 Drury St.) on Sunday, March 15 (they open at 11 a.m.).
Honor the mathematical and delicious at the Franklin Institute's (222 N. 20th St.) Pi Day celebration on Saturday, March 14. From 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., families will be able to measure pi, recite the digits of pi, launch actual pies and, of course, take part in a pie eating contest.
All aboard the Craft Beer Express. Starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 12 bars — including Johnny Brenda's (1201 Frankford Ave.), The Institute (549 N. 12th St.) and The Sidecar (2201 Christian St.) — will be stops for buses running every 25 minutes along a route until 7 p.m., so start and end wherever you please.
A collection of some of the city's coolest bands will perform marathon-style at Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) starting at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 14. Including the event's organizers, Rosu Lup, other bands include Square Peg Round Hole, The Chairmen Dances, Liz & the Lost Boys, Sympathy & the Lion, Gretchen Lohse, Sierra Cook and a DJ set from The Key's John Vettese.
The second — and final — weekend of the Pennsylvania Ballet's production of "Swan Lake" includes 2 p.m. performances on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, as well as an 8 p.m. show on Saturday, March 14 at the Academy of Music (Broad and Locust Streets).
Another weekend, another chili bowl it seems. This one, however, will see 25 competitors duking it out for the judges' — and public's — choice of top cooker on Saturday, March 14. Doors open at 3 p.m. at the Ukranian Club (847 N. Franklin St.) and you'll be free to try any and all of the 25 chilis. To top it off, there'll be a Di Bruno Bros Cheese Bar and KRN.BRD cornbread bar.
For more Things to Do, check out our calendar for the most up-to-date happenings.