Tonight Picks: The Flower Show, Women’s Film Festival, The Freedom Principle, Live Music And More

Warm your week up with these fun things to do in Philly tonight...

With the weekend around the corner and snow melting away, tonight is the perfect time to have a fun night out.

The Women’s Film Festival begins tonight at the Perelman Theater with a screening of Unleashed.

International House hosts a special presentation of short films from the Institute of Contemporary Art’s The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now and Endless Shout exhibitions.

Our top picks for tonight, below…

Philadelphia Flower Show

Tonight, take in major spring views at the annual Philadelphia Flower Show at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. It features top-of-the-line horticulture and landscape design, entertainment and more than 100 vendors. For 2017, the show focuses on Holland, exploring the country's eco-design, modern greening, traditional windmills, wooden shoes and tulips.

Philadelphia Flower Show

Where:1101 Arch Street
Cost:Online tickets, $28, adults ($31 March 11-19); $20, students; $15, children; Box office tickets, $35, adults; $22, students; $17, children; Free for children under 2

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DIY Craft Night: Make, Shake and Take: Sekere at Penn Museum

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Shake up your week with a sekere! Handmade percussion instruments like sekeres are perfect for bringing in the warm months, and this fun workshop helps you create them from scratch. The sekere is a traditional West African percussion instrument made from a dried gourd with beads woven into a net to cover it.

DIY Craft Night: Make, Shake and Take: Sekere at Penn Museum

When:Thursday, March 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where:Penn Museum, 3260 South Street
Cost:$45

www.penn.museum

Women’s Film Festival: Unleashed at the Perelman Theater

The Women's Film Festival continues its tradition of showcasing films that empower women tonight at the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater with a screening of Unleashed.

Women’s Film Festival: Unleashed at the Perelman Theater

When:Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m.
Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost:$15

www.kimmelcenter.org

Cheech Marin at Parkway Central Library

Famed Mexican-American comedian and actor Cheech Marin stops by Parkway Central Library for a Q & A and book signing in support of his new book, Cheech Is Not My Real Name: ...But Don't Call Me Chong.

Cheech Marin at Parkway Central Library

When:Thursday, March 16, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Parkway Central Library , 1901 Vine Street
Cost:$15 general admission, $7 students

www.freelibrary.org

Martha Graham Cracker in Lashed But Not Leashed at the Kimmel Center

Exciting drag star Martha Graham Cracker puts her life on center stage in a show that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Disappointed by love and showbiz, she contemplates leaving show business for good — but not without a few surprises. This show is BYOB.

Martha Graham Cracker in Lashed But Not Leashed at the Kimmel Center

When:Thursday, March 16, 8 p.m.
Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost:$40

www.kimmelcenter.org

The Freedom Principle / Endless Shout Screening at International House

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and International House collaborate for a screening of short films that explore the black nationalist and anti-colonial themes of the ICA's popular The Freedom Principle: Experiments in Art and Music, 1965 to Now and Endless Shout exhibitions.

The Freedom Principle / Endless Shout Screening at International House

When:Thursday, March 16, 7 p.m.
Where:International House, 3701 Chestnut Street
Cost:Free with RSVP

www.ihousephilly.org

Strange Beauty at the Wagner Free Institute

Beautiful flowers are arguably the best part of spring, and this lecture at the Wagner Free Institute of Science discusses the challenges and opportunities of collecting flowers in the Victorian era.

Strange Beauty at the Wagner Free Institute

When:Thursday, March 16, 6 p.m.
Where:Wagner Free Institute of Science, 1700 W. Montgomery Avenue
Cost:Free

www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org

Live Music Tonight

A Tribe Called Red at the Foundry and The Magnetic Fields at Union Transfer.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, March 16
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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