March 16-18, 2018

Weekend Picks: Leonard Bernstein Opening, Women’s Film Festival, Last Chance For Winter Fountains And More

From stunning art installations to family fun, events of all kinds unfurl this weekend...

Welcome to another packed weekend in the City of Brotherly Love. Here’s what’s on tap:

The National Museum of American Jewish History opens its new exhibition Leonard Bernstein: The Power of Music this weekend, celebrating the legacy of the talented composer behind West Side Story and examining the Jewish experience in 20th-century America.

For art lovers, this weekend is the last chance (!) to see the outdoor Winter Fountains art installations on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. To mark the occasion, the Rodin Museum will have extended hours on Friday evening and a free closing reception will be held at Park Towne Places.

Women’s History Month continues this weekend with the kick off of the Women’s Film Festival as well as events at the Wyck Historic House and Stenton.

Ready to wear wear your green? Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day with a family festival at the Please Touch Museum.

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Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philly.

Friday, March 16

Live Music, Comedy, Theater & Dance

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

Exterior of the National Museum of American Jewish History

This weekend, celebrate composer Leonard Bernstein at a new exhibition at the National Museum of American Jewish History. (Photo by Visit Philadelphia)

Saturday, March 17

Top Pick

Women’s Film Festival

This festival highlights female-centric films as well as strong women producers, directors and actors at venues like the Kimmel Center throughout the coming week...

Live Music, Comedy, Theater & Dance

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

People checking out Winter Fountains

It's the last weekend for the free, outdoor Winter Fountains exhibition that's been illuminating the Benjamin Franklin Parkway with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes all winter long. (Photo by James Ewing Photography)

Sunday, March 18

Top Pick

Israeli Film Festival

Israeli film talents showcase their skills at this annual film celebration which continues this weekend...

Live Music, Comedy, Theater & Dance

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

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