Philly Events: March 20-26
Greek Parade, Meek Mill, Macys Flower Show, Annie
Seasonal celebration includes new, soft-block filled indoor Imagination Playground (opens today), live music by the Plants (11 a.m., 1 & 3 p.m.), visits from "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" (noon & 2 p.m.) and parade (4:30 p.m.).
Please Touch Museum, 4231 Ave. of the Republic, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow, $17 (under 1 free), 215-581-3181, pleasetouchmuseum.org.
Travel & Adventure Show
The Travel Channel jumps into the convention scene with promotional booths from Aruba to New Zealand, Phil Keoghan from "The Amazing Race," and Philly's own Todd Carmichael, of La Colombe and "Dangerous Grounds."
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, $16, travelshows.com.
Make a mummy, see a sphinx, dance like a (real) Egyptian.
Penn Museum, 3260 South St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. tomorrow, $10-$15 (under 6 free), 215-898-4000, penn.museum.
Kids Corner Music Festival
Doors are open to all at this talent showcase. Features frothy duo The Pop Ups, Joanie Leeds and the Nightlights, and wee one rockers The Not Its!
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St., 11 a.m. Sunday, $15-$18 (under 1 free), 215-222-1400, worldcafelive.com.
Macy's Flower Show
Center City store takes over where the Horticultural Society left off, giving passers-through a springtime alternative to the Grand Court's Christmas light show, daily tours, fashion shows and cooking demos. Sunday "family fun" opening, 1 p.m.
1300 Market St., Sunday-April 4 (11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday), free, 215-241-9000, macys.com.
Greek Independence Day
Ancient civilization celebrates 194 years free from Ottoman rule by bringing blue-and-white pride to the Parkway. Beforehand, the Cathedral of St. George (256 S. 8th St.) opens its Official Great Doxology to the public, 10:30 a.m.
19th Street and Logan Circle to Eakins Oval, 2 p.m. Sunday, free, 856-986-8972, hellenicfed.org.
Jessica Lang Dance
Lang's piece for Pennsylvania Ballet a few years back made it clear that the Doylestown native had a special choreographic gift. Her company, founded in 2011, makes its local debut performing six of her creations.
Zellerbach Theater, Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St., 8 tonight, 2 & 8 p.m. tomorrow, $20-$50, 215-898-3900, annenbergcenter.org.
Shut Up & Dance
Each year, Pennsylvania Ballet dancers plan numbers completely outside their usual in an evening of stunning, amazing tableaux to benefit MANNA, which has provided meals to neighbors in need for 25 years.
Forrest Theatre, 1114 Walnut St., 8 p.m. tomorrow, $25-$100, 215-496-2662, mannapa.org/dance.
Five musicals. Five days. Five dollars - for all five in five. Tony awardees introduce new productions and stage classics "A Little Night Music," "Threepenny Opera" in this bargain theater binge.
Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St., 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Mar. 28, $5,
Amerita Chamber Players
Ensemble has been playing through the thousands of Italian Baroque concertos for years, and each one seems to have something unique to say. This time out, the Philadelphia Orchestra's revered concertmaster David Kim is the guest artist.
Beth Zion Temple, 18th and Spruce streets, 8 p.m. Wednesday, free, 215-735-3250, aisphila.org/concerts.
Caught in a culture gulch of their own, er, Macon, these outlaw country/blues-tinged Southern rockers evoke the (Georgia-based) Capricorn Records family of yore (Marshall Tucker, Wet Willie, the Allmans).
Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St., 8 tonight, $30, 215-627-1332, electricfactory.info.
Concert Operetta Theater
For 14 seasons, Academy of Vocal Arts singers and instrumental ensembles have delved into the vast catalog of these popular works, this time featuring Oscar Straus' well-known "The Chocolate Soldier," in English.
Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St., 4 p.m. tomorrow & Sunday, $30, 215-389-0648, concertoperetta.com.
"Dreamchaser" titan of "killadelphia" rap takes over the big house. Maybach Music mentor Rick Ross plus DJ Khaled, Judakiss and Yo Gotti share the "Welcome Back" party. (Will Minaj show? We hope so.)
Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. 7 p.m. tomorrow, $36-$95, 800-298-4200, comcasttix.com.
Back at his game after a self-imposed career retreat, frontman Justin Ringle aims to make you grin, with the upbeat 2015 edition of his Portland-based folk rock band. David Ramirez plays first.
The Boot and Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St., 8:30 p.m. Sunday, $13-$15, 267-639-4528, bootandsaddlephilly.com.
-Compiled by Tom Di Nardo,
Lauren McCutcheon, Jonathan Takiff