Weekend Picks: St. Patrick’s Day Festivities, Opening Weekend Of The Art of Golf At The Philadelphia Museum Of Art, Free Admission At Eastern State Penitentiary And More

The Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts a handful of excellent exhibits this weekend. (Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC)

This weekend kicks off with the Ides of March, the alleged day of Julius Caesar’s assassination, on Friday, and ends with St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday. The city is abuzz with events and activities spanning past the two holidays.

As always, remember to check out the Uwishunu Events Calendar for even more events and activities, and also follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.

Check out our top picks for your best weekend, below:

Friday, March 15

Top Pick: Free Admission at Eastern State Penitentiary

Top Pick: Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents Seminar (Fri, Sat, Sun) – Opening Day!

The Arden Theatre Companay’s A Raisin In The Sun Now Extended Through April 21

Northern Exposure Bar Crawl in Northern Liberties (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Great and Mighty Things: Outsider Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Art in the Age of Prohibition (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Theatre Confetti Presents Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Come See About Me at the African American Museum of Philadelphia (Fri, Sat, Sun)

A Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor at the National Constitution Center

AIGA Philadelphia Presents MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps (Fri, Sat)

The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making their World at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Liz McIlvaine Exhibit at stadler-Kahn (Fri, Sat)

Knit Wit Hosts A Lionette Trunk Show (Fri, Sat)

Journeys to New Worlds at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Alonzo Kings LINES Ballet Discovery Project (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Walnut Street Theatre Presents Good People — Opening Weekend!

Women’s History Month at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Saturday, March 16

Top Pick: The Art of Golf at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Sat, Sun) – Opening Day!

Waffle Day at the American Swedish Historical Museum

Barrels on the Brandywine (Sat, Sun)

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Sendak in Spring at the Rosenbach Museum (Sat, Sun)

Spring Garden Indoor Antique & Vintage Flea Market

Our Top Picks for Brunch

Chestnut Hill Restaurant Month (Fri, Sat, Sun)

More picks below

Supreme Esteem at the African American Museum in Philadelphia

The West Philly Tool Library’s Annual Tool Sale

Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars At Black Colleges at the National Museum of American Jewish History (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Present An Evening with Lennon and McCartney (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Our Top Picks for Affordable Attractions in Philadelphia (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Besame Brew at the Painted Bride Art Center

Andrew Wyeth’s Ides of March at the Brandywine River Museum (Sat, Sun) – Opening Day!

Sunday, March 17 – Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Top Pick: Our Top Picks for St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Vegan Fest at Weavers Way

FELA! at the Merriam Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun) – Closing Day!

The Gershman Y Presents The Philadelphia Seder

Ela’s Whiskey and Waffle Brunch Collaboration With South Philadelphia Tap Room

A Play, a Pie and a Pint

Drawn To Dinosaurs at the Academy of Natural Sciences (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Lod Mosaic at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Food Chain at Reading Terminal Market

An Evening with Mandy Patinkin and Intercultural Journeys

Curtis Opera Theatre Presents Owen Wingrave (Fri, Sun)

The Pennsylvania Ballet’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Sat, Sun) – Closing Day!

Tugboats: The Art of Dave Boone at the Independence Seaport Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Pod’s Late-Night Happy Hour

American Spirits: The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun)


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