Going to college in Philly, we're so often bombarded—on social media and IRL—with seemingly endless options for how to spend our free time. So I’m delighted to announce that Street has done the hard part for you: We’ve rounded up what we think are the can’t–miss events for the month in one convenient place. If I’ve done my job right, there’ll be something in here for every one of our readers, no matter what you like to do with your weekends.
—Arielle Stanger, Print Editor
Mar. 2: SZA @ Wells Fargo Center
After releasing her much–awaited sophomore album SOS, R&B artist SZA is stopping at the Wells Fargo center for her SOS Tour. Grappling with themes of toxic love, loneliness, and retribution, SZA’s critically acclaimed album would be even better performed live. Resale tickets starting at $230, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., 3601 S Broad St.
Mar. 4–Mar 12: Philadelphia Flower Show @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
Let spring bloom at the Philadelphia Flower Show! There’s no doubt you’ll leaf here feeling ready for spring. So petal over with pollen your friends to see the biggest and brightest flowers of the seasons! $30 with student ID, various times, 1101 Arch St.
Mar. 5: The Gays of March @ Punchline Philly
What does this have to do with the Ides of March? We have no clue, but it’ll be fun anyway! This queer comedy conjuncture features stand–up, burlesque, music, and games, as well as "goof, glee, merriment, and a gay bee." 21+, tickets from $20 for general admission, doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., 33 E Laurel St.
Mar. 5–May 21: Sue Williamson & Lebohang Kganye: Tell Me What You Remember @ The Barnes Foundation
The newest Barnes Foundation exhibit explores the legacy of apartheid through the work of Sue Williamson and Lebohang Kganye in a series of films, photographs, installations, and textiles that consider how the stories our elders tell us shape family narratives and personal identities. $5 with student ID, various times, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Mar. 10–Jul. 9: Terence Nance: Swarm @ ICA
Celebrate the first solo show of Terence Nance at the Institute of Contemporary Art. The exhibition highlights the artist’s experimentation in film, video, television, sound and performance during the ten–year period spanning 2012 to 2022. Free, 118 S 36 St.
Mar. 11: Culture Fest @ Penn Museum
Come down to the Penn Museum for a daylong festival celebrating female and femme creatives from around the Philadelphia area. This event is part of the Penn Museum’s CultureFest! series, which is highlighting the many cultures in the city with themed events that showcase local creatives and community organizations. Grab some friends and spend the day watching live performances, engaging in hands–on workshops, and discussing feminine power and creativity. Free for Penn students, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 3260 South St.
Mar. 12: 10th Annual Oscars Party and Screening @ Philadelphia Film Society
Join the Philadelphia Film Society for the most celebrated night of the year! Attend the 10th Annual Oscars Party & Screening to witness Michelle Yeoh’s yet-another conquest, while enjoying an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and food tasting stations, as well as the 95th Academy Awards on the biggest screen in center city! 21+, general admission tickets starting at $75, 7:30 p.m., 1412 Chestnut St.
Mar. 12: keshi @ The Met Philadelphia
Multi–instrumentalist and singer keshi first rose to prominence with songs such as “Like I Need U” and “Right Here” beginning in 2017. After releasing his debut studio album GABRIEL last March, his To Hell and Back tour is coming to Philly on March 12. General Admission tickets from $92, doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., 858 N Broad St.
Mar. 21: Care of Collections, A Conversation between Jennifer A. Thompson and Lynn Marsden-Atlass @ Arthur Ross Gallery
Have you ever wondered how museums and galleries care for their priceless collections and develop sustainable approaches to long–term exhibition? Tune in for a conversation between Jennifer A. Thompson, head of the European Painting and Sculpture Department at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and Lynn Marsden–Atlass, executive director of the Arthur Ross Gallery and Curator of the University of Pennsylvania Art Collection. Webinar option available upon registration. Free, 5:30 p.m., 220 S 34 St.
Mar. 24: The Pancakes & Booze Art Show @ Underground Arts
For just $10 a ticket, you can go to the Pancakes & Booze pop–up art show: eat endless (yes, endless) pancakes and see the work of over 75 emerging local artists. Feel free to indulge in other activities like body painting, or enjoy the live performances from Philadelphia–area DJs. The iconic Pancakes & Booze popup has appeared in over 35 cities within 10 years— you don’t want to miss this event! 21+, tickets for $10, doors and show at 8 p.m., 1200 Callowhill St.
Mar. 23–Apr. 2: Philly Theatre Week @ Theatre Philadelphia
If you’re a fan of live theater, this 10–day–long event series is the ideal way to watch shows and participate in 60+ interactive events that showcase Philadelphia’s long and storied history as a creative center for numerous artists. This series an affordable and fun way to spend a day (or multiple), and all events will be listed on the Philly Theatre Week website. Pay what you can, multiple times, 1315 Walnut St., Suite 732.
Mar. 30: Harry Potter Trivia Night @ Imprint Beer Co.
Do you consider yourself to be a solid Harry Potter fan with trivia–worthy knowledge? Come to Imprint Beer Co. on March 30 for five rounds of Ordinary Wizarding Levels, meet your fellow potterheads, and venture back to the magical world that once swooned each and every one of us! Free, reservation required, 7 p.m., 1500 Industry Road, Suite R, Hatfield.