March 9-11, 2018

Weekend Picks: Philadelphia Flower Show, Best Of Broadway, St. Patrick’s Day Parade And More

Celebrate the weekend with dozens of vibrant things to see and do in Philly...

Philadelphia! We made it through that crazy weather!

And though it definitely doesn’t feel like spring out, you can pretend it is at the Philadelphia Flower Show, which ends another successful run this weekend at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Sunday is your last chance to check out the Wonders of Water-themed exhibits, shop from more than 180 vendors and more at this major annual event.

Elsewhere, the Philly POPS take to the Kimmel Center stage with amazing songs and performances during The Best of Broadway, featuring tunes from your favorite shows like Wicked and Chicago.

Also on tap: the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the end of East Passyunk Restaurant Week, the Israeli Film Festival, tons of performing arts and live music and so much more.

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Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philly.

Friday, March 9

Top Pick

Last Chance: East Passyunk Restaurant Week

Today's the last day to enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches and dinners at 26 different restaurants in the vibrant East Passyunk neighborhood...

Top Pick

Gala at FringeArts

This popular FringeFest show welcomes dancers of all ages and skill levels to the stage to recreate famous dances from a number of eras...

Live Music, Comedy, Theater & Dance

Swan Lake at the Academy of Music

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Pennsylvania Ballet reprises the Tchaikovsky-scored ballet classic as staged by Angel Corella after Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov...

BalletX Spring Series 2018

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

World premiere performances and the resurfacing of a popular 2004 show combine to make up these performances, which consist of works choreographed to Latin and Afro-Caribbean music, classical music and more...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Part of Parkway 100, this free, outdoor exhibition illuminates the Parkway with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes...

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...

Philly POPS

This weekend, the Philly POPS showcase popular tunes including those from Chicago, Beauty and the Beast, Wicked, Phantom of the Opera and more. (Photo courtesy the Kimmel Center)

Saturday, March 10

Top Pick

Philly POPS: Best of Broadway at the Kimmel Center

The Philly POPS team up with Broadway stars for three unforgettable nights of performances featuring tunes from Chicago, Wicked and more....

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King of Prussia Restaurant Week

Visit King of Prussia this weekend, where 20 restaurants offer up either $10, $15 or $20 lunch specials and $20, $30 or $40 dinner deals through Sunday...

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The Peking Acrobats at Annenberg Theatre

Brightly costumed performers will perform gymnastics, juggling, tumbling and more to a score of live music during these shows in West Philly...

Live Music, Comedy, Theater & Dance

Ongoing Exhibitions

Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Part of Parkway 100, this free, outdoor exhibition illuminates the Parkway with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes...

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...

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Pull out your greenest attire and spend St. Patrick's Day watching the city's annual parade travel down Broad Street to City Hall and from City Hall to Market Street to Penn's Landing. (Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia)

Sunday, March 11

Top Pick

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Spend St. Patrick's Day watching marching bands, decorated floats, music and dance groups, youth groups and Irish associations parade through Center City...

Top Pick

Israeli Film Festival

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

Ongoing Exhibitions

Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Part of Parkway 100, this free, outdoor exhibition illuminates the Parkway with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes...

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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