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The best things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

The best things to do in Philadelphia, including popular events, festivals, attractions and tours, free activities and entertainment. See upcoming events and what’s on in New York today.

Philadelphia Flower Show returns this weekend to the convention center.
Philadelphia Flower Show returns this weekend to the convention center.Read moreCourtesy of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Happy Friday! Below are some of our favorite things to do in the Philadelphia area this weekend. We put out new Philly weekend plans for you every week, so you’ll always have something to do on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.

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Sam Ruland, Mike Newall, Amber Burns and Lauren McCutcheon contributed to this calendar.

Philly Theatre Week

(Theater) This festival will celebrate artists, organizations, and audiences that have made Greater Philadelphia one of the most vibrant theater regions in the nation. With over 100 performances to view and enjoy, there’s bound to be something for everyone. Discover new favorite shows or revisit old stories you love with work presented from 41 different companies and artists. (March 23-April 2,

Noel Miller: Everything Is F#&ked

(Comedy) You might know Noel Miller from his YouTube series The Cringe or his podcast, Tiny Meat Gang. Now, he’s bringing his witty one liners and laugh-out-loud worthy takes on modern life to the Kimmel Center. Grab tickets for a night of hilarious comedy. (March 24, 7p.m. 250 S. Broad St.,

Stock Market Flea

(Shopping) This flea market brings together amazing local vendors offering unique items across diverse product ranges. While you shop, you can also enjoy great live music and delicious food. (March 25, 4-8 p.m., 1218 Arch St.,

Penn Live Arts presents FLIP Fabrique

(Theater) What does it mean to be your true self? FLIP Fabrique explores this question through their visually stunning acrobatics. Known for performing “acts that don’t seem humanly possible,” the show will defy gravity and societal norms as the performers challenge themselves physically while also slipping between traditional gender roles. (Mar. 25, 2-4p.m., 3680 Walnut St.,

Chocolate, Cupcake & Wine Tasting

(Community) Whether you’re planning a friend’s night out or a solo date, this event will be a treat. You learn elements of wine tasting, and enjoy a wine pairing with chocolate and cupcakes. Your ticket includes sampling over more than 8 wines, food pairings and a live DJ performance. ($35-55, March 25, 12-7 p.m., 5607 Germantown Ave.,


(Community) Put on your favorite cocktail attire and come celebrate the things that make Philly amazing: community, music and, of course, art. You’ll dance the night away to Philly’s own Suzann Christine and TreWay, alongside others. The bar will be open with specialty cocktails and snacks will be flowing to keep you fueled to dance all night. ($110, March 25, 8 p.m. - midnight, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.,

Music for Food Benefit Concert

(Music) What could be better than great music for a great cause? Grab tickets for this afternoon of music presented by world-class musicians from The Philadelphia Orchestra and Curtis Institute of Music in The College of Physicians of Philadelphia’s Mitchell Hall.  Proceeds from the concert will benefit The Sunday Love Project, a local nonprofit that feeds the homeless. ($10-30, March 26, 3-5 p.m., 19 S. 22nd St.,

The best events for kids in Philly

Prescribe Outside Nature Walk

(Outdoors / free) Wander the easy loop around the Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. This guided nature walk is a great way to get you and the little ones active in time for warmer months. Registration requested. All ages. (Free, March 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 8601 Lindbergh Ave.,

Who Is Florence Price?

(Music) Short answer: a pioneering Black woman composer. The Philadelphia Orchestra, under conductor Lina Gonzalez-Granados, welcomes students from New York City’s Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center to play and celebrate Price’s accomplishments and legacy at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus. Ages 5+. ($22-$51, March 25, 11:30 a.m., 300 S. Broad St.,


(Seasonal) Kickoff to spring at Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse. Families will experience science and art activities, bookmobile, event games, nature play, live performances, food trucks, and more. Ages 2-14. ($10 ages 2-14, free adults, ACCESS cardholders, under age 2, March 25, noon-4 p.m., 3500 Reservoir Dr.,