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
Apr. 3–7: Dine Latino Restaurant Week
Support Philly’s colorful Latino–owned dining scene during Dine Latino Restaurant Week! From Queer–Eye reviewed seafood restaurants to family owned eats, Restaurant Week meal deals will leave both your stomach and wallet full. At participating restaurants, buy two dinner entrées and receive a free appetizer or dessert.
Prices vary, various times and locations.
Apr. 6 + 8–9: Phillies Opening Weekend @ Citizens Bank Park
It’s comeback season! The Phillies home opener is Thursday, April 6, against the Reds. Hang out at the stadium for the rest of opening weekend, and be sure not to miss National League Champions ring ceremony.
$26–$90, 3 p.m., 4 p.m., 1 p.m., 1 Citizens Bank Way
Apr. 7: Vancouver Sleep Clinic @ The Fillmore Philly
Despite their name name, you won’t fall asleep at this concert. This Australian band has been lauded for their “lustful, ambient vibe.” Unsure what that means, but there’s no doubt this is the indie concert that will allow you live out your manic pixie dream.
$22–$24, 8 p.m., 29 E. Allen St.
Apr. 7–29: Toshiro Mifune Retrospective
Experience the cinematic mastery of the mid–20th century actor Toshiro Mifune at this retrospective. Mifune, who depicted images of masculinity and action on screen, popularized Japanese culture during a period of terse post–World War II relationships. Dive into a month of history and art on the big screen.
$8 with student ID, various times, 401 S. Broad St.
Apr. 8–9: African American History & Culture Showcase @ Pennsylvania Convention Center
This cultural celebration is one you won’t want to miss. Support local Black businesses, watch live performances, and engage in thoughtful discussions—all for free, on both Saturday and Sunday.
Free for all ages, various times, 1101 Arch St.
Apr. 15: Museum Mindfulness @ Philadelphia Museum of Art
In honor of “Slow Art Day”—which encourages people to look at art for more than just a few seconds—engage in a mindfulness walk through the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Sculpture Garden. Guided by mindfulness instructor Grady Bates, this event is sure to bring out your inner zen energy.
Free for all ages with registration, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Apr. 15–16: Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival @ Various Locations
Cherry blossoms, sushi classes, and dance performances—the Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival is a weekend full of activities celebrating the onset of spring as the sakura bloom. Celebrate Japanese culture while immersing yourself in the beautiful foliage of Philly.
Free, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., 100 N. Horticultural Dr.
Apr. 23: Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival @ Manayunk Park
Tired of dining halls? Enjoy the best of Philly’s food trucks at the Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival alongside live music. A pun we wish we came up with, the StrEAT Food Festival will leave you with a full stomach and full heart.
Prices Vary, 11 a.m to 5 p.m., Main St. and Cotton St.
Apr. 24–Aug. 6: Judith Joy Ross @ Philadelphia Museum of Art
Noted for her images that are “startling in their transparency,” Judith Joy Ross has been a staple of the eastern Pennsylvania photography scene for decades. This month, see 200 of her transformative and innovative photos—some exclusive—in an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
$14 with student ID, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Apr. 26: Porn Stash @ Punchline Philly
Is that bad hook up from the fall semester the last time you laughed about sex? This is your sign to attend Porn Stash, a sex–positive comedy panel that will have you guffawing so hard that you, well ,who knows what you’ll do.
21+, $20–$28, 8 p.m., 33 E. Laurel St.
Apr. 27: GayC/DC @ Kung Fu Necktie
Go see the world's first—and only—all–gay tribute to the of music AC/DC, featuring imaginative renditions of the rock band’s classic hits and exciting costume changes. Even if you’re not a fan of AC/DC’s music, GayC/DC’s fun spirit makes this show a must–see for all.
21+, tickets $15, doors at 7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m., 1248 N. Front St.
Apr. 27–29: Penn Relays @ Franklin Field
Spring has sprung, and that means it’s once again time to run on over to Franklin Field for the annual Penn Relay Carnival. Last year, 100–year–old Lester Wright set a world record in the 100 M, so literally anything’s possible. The only thing that’s for sure is that you don’t want to miss out.
Free with student ID, Various Times, 235 S. 33rd St.
Apr. 29: Lizzy McAlpine @ The Fillmore Philly
You may know Lizzy McAlpine from her viral TikTok hit “ceilings,” but this up–and–coming singer–songwriter has a lot more to offer. Hear her critically acclaimed album five seconds flat in her first solo headlining tour.
$145 for general admission, doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m., 29 E. Allen St.
Apr. 30: Flavors on the Avenue @ East Passyunk Avenue
The annual springtime food tasting event is back! Enjoy a day spent trying cocktails and seasonal dishes from some of East Passyunk’s highest–rated restaurants. In addition to the food, there will be live music and shops from local vendors.
Free for all ages, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 1904 E. Passyunk Ave.