Mar 7, 2024 - Things to Do

10 things to do this weekend in Philadelphia, including Boat House Row and Beanie Sigel

Illustration of "Weekend" in graffiti on a brick wall.

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💐 Don't miss these exhibitors at the Flower Show, which runs through Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Bring your furry friends to enjoy Fido Friday. Tickets: $49.99 for adults, $35 for students, $25 for kids.

⚡ Light 'em up. Philly's Boathouse Row is back in business with a relighting ceremony at the Fairmount Fish Ladder on Thursday from 6-8pm. The iconic boathouses underwent a $2.1 million upgrade to outfit the lighting system with 6,400 programmable LED lights. Enjoy food trucks, live music and a free light show.

😆 Netflix is a Joke, so ditch it and go check out comedian Nate Bargatze at the Wells Fargo Center Thursday at 7pm. He's been described as the "nicest man in standup." Tickets: $59.75+.

👁️‍🗨️ Comma down. For these word nerds, their love language is actually just language. The funny musical, "The Angry Grammarian," about the semantics of syntax opens Thursday and runs through March 16 at Theatre Exile. Tickets: $20.

ğŸŽ¤ Beanie Sigel, one of Philly's best rappers, at The Met on Friday night? Bet. Sigel takes you through more than two decades of his music — and on his 50th birthday no less. Tickets: $60.10.

ğŸŽ­ Cannonball into creativity at this event featuring performances that run the gamut from gay pirate queens to a solo clown show at FringeArts in Old City. Grab a drink at the bar and take in the exhibits between the acts, each running about an hour. Friday, 6-10:30pm. Tickets: $25.

ğŸŽ¶ We've been waiting "All This Time" … for Sting to team up with the Philadelphia Orchestra! The rock icon stops by for a special program at the Kimmel Center, featuring the biggest hits of his illustrious career. Friday and Saturday. Tickets: $416+.

⚽ Lookin' to kick it this weekend? Check out the Union taking on the Seattle Sounders on Saturday at Subaru Park. Tickets: $20+

🍀 Pinch me, I must be dreaming. St. Paddy's Day comes early at this full-day Irish festival in Northeast Philly. Live performances, a DJ, face painting, food and arts and crafts. Sunday, 11am-8pm.

👏 It's the ultimate comedy battle at Johnny Brenda's. Sixty-four comedians bust out their best one-liners in an ultimate single-elimination tournament, determined by audience applause. Sunday, 8pm. Tickets: $15.


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