Jefferson Starship Friday, 8 p.m. Ardmore Music Hall 23 E. Lancaster Ave. $30, 610-649-8389 www.ardmoremusic.com
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. Johnny Brenda’s 1201 Frankford Ave. $12, 215-739-9684 www.johnnybrendas.com
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. Free, 215-922-6888 www.thetroc.com
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?
All Mozart March 23, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Kimmel Center 300 S. Broad St. $24 to $81, 215-545-5451 www.kimmelcenter.org
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. Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Rd. $7 for members, $11 for non-members, 610-566-9134 www.tylerarboretum.org
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. Free, 215-496-8001 www.phillyshakespeare.org
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. $35, 267-283-6787 www.greensgrow.org
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 www.rcop.com
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 Various venues
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.