Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend

PARTY

A Young Professional at the Music and Muses Credit: provided
Rock out in high style at the Barnes’ Young Professionals party. 
Credit: Provided

Young Professionals: Music and Muses

Friday, 7 p.m.

Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

$15 for members, $30 for non-members, 215- 278-7200

www.barnesfoundation.org

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.

Rittenhouse Hotel

210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.

$75-$125, 215-546-9000

www.rittenhousehotel.com

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.

MUSIC

Ani DiFranco

Friday, 8 p.m.

World Cafe Live

500 N. Market St., Wilmington, Del.

$30, 302-994-1400

www.worldcafelive.com

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.

TLA

334 South St.

$29, 215-922-2599

www.tlaphilly.com

’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.

 

COMEDY

Susie Essman

Friday, 7:30 and 10 p.m.; Saturday, 10 p.m.

Helium Comedy Club

2031 Sansom St.

$30, 215-496-9001

www.heliumcomedyclub.com

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.

 

SCIENCE FESTIVAL

Astronomy Night: Stargazing from the Cemetery

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

Laurel Hill Cemetery

3822 Ridge Ave.

Free, 215-228-8200

www.thelaurelhillcemetery.com

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.

 

OPERA

‘Don Giovani’

Friday-May 4

Academy of Music

240 S. Broad St.

$20-$247, 215-893-1999

www.academyofmusic.org

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

 

MUSEUM

Egypt Gallery Sphinx Credit: provided
Travel back to Ancient Egypt at the Penn Museum. 
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Egypt of the Pharaohs

Saturday, 1:30 p.m.

Penn Museum

3260 South St.

Free with museum admission, 215-898-4000

www.penn.museum

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.

Collectors Seminar

Sunday, 2 p.m.

Michener Art Museum

138 S. Pine St., Doylestown

$20 for members, $30 for non-members

215-340-9800

www.michenermuseum.org

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.



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