Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend

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ABBA Mania
March 16, 8 p.m.
Prince Music Theater
1412 Chestnut St.
$29.50-$45, 215-569-9700
www.princemusictheater.org
Stopping in Philly and playing one show only is ABBA Mania, the world’s top touring ABBA tribute. The two-hour live concert performance is sure to please any and all ABBA fans as they churn through hits such as “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” Mamma Mia” and more.

Celtic Nights
Saturday, 8 p.m.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut St.
$20-$55, 215-898-3900
www.annenbergcenter.org
Celtic Nights is a celebration of the Celtic heritage through musicianship and dancing. This history of the Celtic people is told using some of Ireland’s most prominent singers and step dancers. After the performance, stick around for a meet and greet with the artists.

Bury The Dead
March 16, 3 p.m.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave.
$20, 215-228-8200
www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org
Experience the Renegade Company, a Philadelphia-based theatrical group, retell the story “Yellow Birds” by Kevin Powers. The story focuses around war and the life of a soldier and examines life and death. A fitting location, the Laurel Hill Cemetery is sure to provide atmosphere as the backdrop for the performance.

 

MUSIC

Juicy J
Thursday, 7 p.m.
TLA
334 South St.
$41.50, 215-922-1011
www.tlaphilly.com
Southern hip-hop is invading Philly as Tennessee rapper Juicy J comes to the TLA. The founding member of Three 6 Mafia is on the road supporting his 2013 album, “Stay Trippy,” and previewing his new album to be released later this year, “The Hustle Continues.”

The Glitch Mob
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
Electric Factory
421 N. 7th St.
$28, 215-627-1332
www.electricfactory.info
The Glitch Mob represents the biggest and best of the Los Angeles beat scene. They play electronic dance music and use MIDI controllers to create a signature sound. They are touring and performing songs from their new album, “Love Death Immortality,” released in February.

West Philadelphia Orchestra
Friday, 9 p.m.
Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave.
$10-$12, 215-739-9684
www.johnnybrendas.com
The West Philadelphia Orchestra is a live brass ensemble that started out playing Romanian ballads, Macedonian folk-dance songs and Bulgarian wedding music. They still play Eastern European music, but have graduated to playing original music that blend jazz, classical and sounds of the Balkan. Grab a beer and check out some truly original homegrown tunes.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Special Exhibition Panel: Place and Photography
March 16, 3-4:30 p.m.
Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine St., Doylestown
$10 for members, $20 for non-members
215-340-9800
www.michenermuseum.org
Contemporary photographers Andrea Baldeck, Susan Bank and Ed Eckstein are unveiling an illustrated panel presentation. They focused on themes of identity and place and have been intertwined with the exhibition “Where Children Sleep: Photographs by James Mollison,” also at the Michener Museum.

 

CONTEST

The Big Quiz Thing
March 16, 8:30 p.m.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
$8, 215-222-1400
philly.worldcafelive.com
Calling all game show lovers and eggheads! World Cafe Live is holding a live game show spectacular hosted by the star of the TV show ‘Quizmaster Noah Tarnow,” with trivia ranging from pop culture, to sports, to the completely absurd. Compete for cash prizes and the honor of saying, “I did it!”

 

COMEDY

Paul Mooney
Thursday, 8 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 and 10p.m.; Saturday, 10 p.m.
Helium Comedy Club
2031 Sansom St.
$21-$30, 215-496-9001
www.heliumcomedy.com
A comedy legend is in Philly this weekend. Known for his roles on “Chappelle’s Show” and as a writer for “Sanford and Son,” “Good Times” and “In Loving Color,” Paul Mooney brings a no-holds-barred roasting of pop culture icons and blatantly honest social commentary.

 



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