Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend
Friday, 8 p.m.
Ardmore Music Hall
23 E. Lancaster Ave.
The ’70s psychedelic rock group featuring members of the influential and classic rock band Jefferson Airplane is still touring. Jefferson Starship is playing the Ardmore Music Hall — and playing the classic Jefferson Airplane album, “Surrealistic Pillow,” in it’s entirety. Hear hits such as “Somebody to Love” and “White Rabbit,” as well as other original songs.
Northern Liberties Variety Show
Friday, 8 p.m.
1201 Frankford Ave.
This carnival-style variety show, going strong for 12 years, features burlesque from legendary performer Ginger Leigh, as well as music, bagpipes and freaks. Johnny Brenda’s is bringing the circus to you!
Karaoke Gung Show
Friday, 10 p.m.
The Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch St.
The Troc balcony is testing their new digital karaoke machine that features over 6,000 songs. Hosted by Skeletor, (yes, the archenemy of He-Man), the show will let you have your moment in the spotlight to showcase your vocal talent. But can you make it through a whole song without getting the gong from Skeletor?
March 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m.
300 S. Broad St.
$24 to $81, 215-545-5451
A tribute to the one, the only, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is taking place this Sunday at the Kimmel Center. Joining the Chamber Orchestra will be guest conductor Matthias Bamert as he spearheads three brilliant pieces of music: Symphony No. 17 in G major, Symphony No. 40 in G minor and Flute Concerto No. 2 in D major. The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Jeffrey Khaner will be on flute.
Tyler Tales: And Then It’s Spring
Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
515 Painter Rd.
$7 for members, $11 for non-members, 610-566-9134
Bring the kids and say goodbye to winter and hello, spring. Tyler Tales is a nature-based hike and story time for children ages 3-5 years. Each class is 90 minutes and provides time outside and either a story, activity or craft. The focus this week is how the earth thaws after winter and warms and blossoms for spring.
What Shakespeare Watched
March 26, 6 p.m.
The Free Library of Philadelphia
1901 Vine St.
Shakespeare has influenced playwrights and scriptwriters for hundreds of years — but who influenced the bard himself? “What Shakespeare Watched” takes a look at the plays Shakespeare might have seen living in London and Stratford in the late 1500s.
FOOD & DRINK
Charcuterie Workshop with Pickled Heron
Saturday, noon to 2 p.m.
Greensgrow Community Kitchen
St. Michael’s Lutheran Church
2139 E. Cumberland St.
Chefs Todd Braley and Daniela D’Ambrosio from The Pickled Heron in Fishtown will demonstrate how to make charcuterie at home, focusing mostly on sausage, terrines, mousse and rillettes. Basics such as butchering charts, cuts of pork and recipes will also be shared — along with plenty of samples.
Vodka Tasting Business Mixer
Thursday, 6-8:30 p.m.
The Racquet Club of Philadelphia
215 S. 16th St.
$30 for members, $35 for non-members, 215-735-1525
All dressed up with nowhere to go? We have you covered this Thursday at The Racquet Club. Sample top shelf vodka from around the globe, enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres and chat it up with fellow spirit enthusiasts. Everyone is welcome, but there is a business professional dress code. Look sharp!
Allagash Saison Release Party
Friday, 11:30 a.m. to midnight
Resurrection Ale House, Local 44, Memphis Taproom and Stangelove’s will be featuring the first tapping of the new Allagash Saison. Nibble on Allagash-washed cheeses while sampling other Allagash drafts including Dubbel, Interlude and White.