Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend

MUSIC

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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.

 

KIDS

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.

 

FREE LIBRARY

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.

 



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