Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend
Young Professionals: Music and Muses
Friday, 7 p.m.
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
$15 for members, $30 for non-members, 215- 278-7200
Join the young and chic at the Barnes. Famed Miami DJ Serop Buldukyan will be providing a soundtrack of house music inspired by ’70s and ’80s disco funk, with the Enon Tabernacle Mass Choir closing the evening. Sip cocktails and check out special after-hours access to the museum’s famed collection.
Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival Preview Party
Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
Preview the annual Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival, happening May 3, at this swank party at the Rittenhouse Hotel, complete with cocktails and cuisine from the neighborhood’s restaurants, music and a silent auction.
Friday, 8 p.m.
World Cafe Live
500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.
Even after releasing 20 albums, Ani DiFranco still tours relentlessly and is a model for consistency. The self-described “Little Folksinger” last released an album in 2012 entitled, “Which Side Are You On?”
Toadies The Rubberneck 20th Anniversary Tour
Saturday, 8 p.m.
334 South St.
’90s alt-rock band The Toadies are on the road touring in support of the 20th anniversary of their cult classic album “Rubberneck.” The album included six singles, most notably “Possum Kingdom,” which is still in heavy rotation on local and national rock radio. If you think you don’t know “Possum Kingdom,” Google it — you know it.
Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 p.m.
Helium Comedy Club
2031 Sansom St.
You know comedian Susie Essman from her profanity-laced banter with Larry David on the HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Tickets for this one are only available online.
Astronomy Night: Stargazing from the Cemetery
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave.
Head down to the Laurel Hill Cemetery this Friday and don’t forget your telescope. The Cemetery is the setting for Astronomy Night, part of a Philadelphia Science Festival event featuring features over 20 different venues hosting star parties. Cross your fingers for clear skies.
Academy of Music
240 S. Broad St.
Mozart’s opera of love, sex and revenge, “Don Giovani” features the robust pipes of singer and actor Elliot Madore in the lead, with Amanda Majeski as Donna Elvira and Michelle Johnson as Donna Anna
Egypt of the Pharaohs
Saturday, 1:30 p.m.
3260 South St.
Free with museum admission, 215-898-4000
Make an afternoon of Egypt-centered events at the Penn Museum this Saturday. Experience Ancient Egypt in galleries that span two floors and feature a 15-ton sphinx — the largest in the Western Hemisphere. You’ll also learn the story behind the birth place of King Tut and hear a talk on “The Place and Role of Mothers in Private Tomb Decorations” at 3:30 p.m. the same day. Don’t forget to take a guided tour, free with admission.
Sunday, 2 p.m.
Michener Art Museum
138 S. Pine St., Doylestown
$20 for members, $30 for non-members
A panel of specialists from New York and Philadelphia auction houses and galleries are gathering at the Michener Museum to explore the recent spike of interest in mid-century modern furniture. Speakers include James Zemaitis, former head of Sotheby’s, and David Rago of Rago Arts and Auction Center.