Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend
‘Through a Lens Darkly’
Thursday, April 17, 6 p.m.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
1400 N. American St.
Free, RSVP required, 215-232-5678
Join Philadelphia Photo Arts as they premiere the film “Through a Lens Darkly” directed by Thomas Allen Harris. The film, featured at Sundance Film Festival in January, analyzes the role of photography in shaping the identity and capturing the culture of African Americans from slavery to current day. A Q&A and discussion with director and producer Deborah Willis will follow the premiere.
‘House on Haunted Hill’
Saturday, April 19, 7:45 p.m.
World Cafe Live at The Queen
500 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE
The 3rd annual screening of the Vincent Price classic horror film, “House on Haunted Hill” will be at World Cafe Live in Delaware this Saturday. Benefiting the Light Up The Queen Foundation, the event will feature a showing of the film, a 1950s-inspired cocktail party, live jazz and more.
83rd Easter Promenade
Sunday, April 20, 12:30 p.m.
Passyunk Ave. & South St.
Bring the kids and don your Sunday best to one of Philadelphia’s oldest Easter traditions. In addition to the parade, there will be a dozen awards including best-dressed and best Easter bonnet. Even the family pet can win a prize!
Center City Jazz Festival
Saturday, April 19, 1 p.m.
$15 in advance, $20 at the door
The second annual Center City Jazz Festival is back and this time it will feature 16 acts spread out across four different venues — all over the course of one day. Venues include Time, Milkboy, Chris’ Jazz Cafe and Fergies and tickets are available online or from any of the venues. Performer include Tim Warfield Jr., Branford Marsalis’ drummer Justin Faulkner, Thumbscrew featuring Tomas Fujiwara and avant-garde guitarist Mary Halvorson.
Stephen “Ragga” Marley
Friday, April 18, 7 p.m.
1003 Arch St.
Reggae legend and son of the godfather of reggae is touring in support of his new album, “Revelation Pt. 2-The Fruit of Life,” which will see record store shelves this summer. The first single from the record, “Rock Stone,” is available now. Marley is a five-time Grammy Award winner and a member of Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers.
ARTime Storytime: Lines that Wiggle
Thursday, April 17, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
2025 Ben Franklin Pkwy.
Another fun and family friendly event in the Barnes Foundation ARTime Storytime program, Lines that Wiggle is designed for children ages 2-5 and teaches art education to young creative minds. Based off of the book “Lines that Wiggle” by Candace Whitman, artists of the future will enjoy the beautiful and quirky illustrations by illustrator Steve Wilson.
Thursday, April 17, 8 p.m., Friday, April 18, 7:30 and 10 p.m., and Saturday, April 19, 7:30 and 10 p.m.
Helium Comedy Club
2031 Sansom St.
A Regular on Louis Ck’s show “Louie” on FX, Godfrey tours the comedy circuit relentlessly and will be at Helium this weekend. A veteran of the scene, he’s has had his own special on Comedy Central, as well as onscreen credits including “Zoolander” and “30 Rock,” and is currently featured on “Upload with Shaquille O’Neal.”
Mexico and Central America
Saturday, April 19, 1:30 p.m.
3260 South St.
Free with museum admission
Explore the history and civilizations of the ancient Maya and other people of the region in the Penn Museum’s exhibit “Mexico and Central America.” View the circular altars and monuments of the Maya, as well as hieroglyphs, jade jewelry and beautifully painted pottery depicting the life and rituals of Mayan priests.
‘Vanya Sonia Masha Spike’
Thursday, April 17 and Friday, April 18, 8 p.m., Saturday, April 19, 2 and 8 p.m., and Sunday, April 20, 3 p.m.
The Philadelphia Theatre Company
480 S. Broad St.
“Vanya Sonia Masha Spike” is a new play by Christopher Durang and won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. The show chronicles the evolution of three siblings and their hilarious rivalries, inspired loosely by the works of famed Russian writer Anton Chekhov.
Dstructive Nature Presentation and Pop-Up Shop
Saturday, April 19, 5 p.m.
James Oliver Gallery
723 Chestnut St.
Free, RSVP required
Street apparel brand Dstructive Nature is unveiling their Spring/Summer 2014 collection in style. The stage is the James Oliver Gallery and will feature custom artwork by NYC street artist Ainac, as well as music by DJ KO and catering by Pulled Together.