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. 

—Catherine Sorrentino, Print Editor

Until September 2nd: Art of the Brick Exhibit @ The Franklin Institute

Tap into your inner ten year old at the new visiting exhibit Art of the Brick at The Franklin Institute. We’re talking life size Lego animals, lego dresses, and the iconic sculpture of a guy ripping open his chest to reveal… you guessed it, Legos. $20, 222 N 20th Street.

Opens March 1: Risa Puno: Group Hug @ The Fabric Workshop 

“Kapwa” is a pre–colonial Philippine concept that represents “a deeply shared identity and the belief that we have a moral imperative to care for others as we do ourselves.” As a central notion to Risa Puno’s first solo exhibition Group Hug, kapwa captures both the interactive features of the exhibition and the artist’s intent to explore the complex social relations in receiving and giving care. Free Entry, 1214 Arch St.

Through March 15 , 2024: Public Art in Philadelphia Exhibit @ The Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Highlighting the historic accomplishments and recent contributions of women artists, benefactors and leaders, the Association for Public Art is presenting the Public Art in Philadelphia Exhibition: A Legacy Shaped by Women. Tracing the captivating history of early 20th century female artists, the exhibition cogently adds to a larger conversation surrounding the intersection of art and representation. Free Entry, 1300 Locust St.

March 3 – May 19, 2024: Alexey Brodovich – Astonish Me @ The Barnes Foundation

Alexey Brodovich, designer and photographer at Harper’s Bazaar, has his work on exhibition at the Barnes Foundation starting this month. Don’t miss the work of one of the most influential photographers of the 20th century. $5 with Student ID, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

March 7-April 7, 2024: The Lehman Trilogy @ The Arden 

Witness the Philadelphia premiere of the Tony award winning play The Lehman Trilogy. Staged in one of Philadelphia’s local theaters, this play centers around the 2008 financial crisis and spans three generations of a family history. You’ll want to call your mom after, but in a good way. $30-$60, 40 N 2nd St.

March 14-16, 2024: Dance Masterpieces @ Philadelphia Ballet

No one needs to be a hardcore ballet fan to appreciate the eternally beautiful and exhilarating work of Alvin Ailey, Twyla Tharp, and William Forsythe. This celebration of some of their most famous works represents a true compilation of genius. It’s not to be missed. $25-$273, 323 North Broad Street

March 20, 2024: KWH Speakeasy Open Mic Night @ Kelly Writers House

Come down to the Kelly Writers House for an open mic night that welcomes all kinds of readings, performances, spectacles, and happenings! Whether you’ve just finished an award–winning essay or you’re part of a modern dance troupe, Kelly Writers House welcomes all. 7 p.m., Free entry, 3805 Locust Walk.

March 22-March 23, 2024: Rennie Harris Puremovement American Street Dance Theatre @ Annenberg Center

Forget “Shake it Up”. See this 30 year retrospective curated by hip hop choreographer Rennie Harris right on Penn’s campus. $10 Penn Student Tickets, 3680 Walnut Street.

March 23, 2024: Pictures of Ghosts @ Lightbox Film Center

Acclaimed Brazilian director Kleber Mendonca’s newest film Pictures of Ghosts is coming to Philadelphia for a one–night–only special limited engagement! With archival material and photographs and moving images found in personal collections, Pictures of Ghosts explores the urban landscape of Recife, while gradually developing into a map of a city through the lens of cinema. $8 with student ID, 401 South Broad St.

March 23, 2024: Organ Day @ The Kimmel Center

Join the Kimmel Center for a day of free organ music, and in case that prospect isn’t immediately appealing to you, consider that you’d have the immense privilege to meet “Fred”—the largest concert organ in the United States—up close. 3:45 pm, Free, 300 S Broad St. 

March 23, 2024: Sound Type with Victoria Shen @ Asian Arts Initiative Theater

DIY Music for all electropop experimental listeners, show out at the inaugural concert of the SOUND TYPE Music Festival by Asian Arts Initiative. Victoria Shen, self described sound artist/experimentalist, is opened by Levi Lu. $20, Doors open 7:30pm, 1219 Vine St.

March 28, 2024: Philadelphia Phillies Opening Day @ Citizens Bank Park

After yet another devastating Eagles loss, it’s time to return to Citizens Bank Park. On March 28, the Fightin Phils will kick off their 2024 baseball season against the Atlanta Braves. Grab your Crabfries and place your bets! This will be the perfect pregame for your Thirsty Thursday. Ticket Prices Vary. 1 Citizens Bank Way/

March 29, 2024: Nicki Minaj @ Wells Fargo Center 

Come one come all, Barbs and Big Foot bitches. The Queen of Rap is returning to Philly at Wells Fargo Center on March 29. With all recent controversies considered, this Pink Friday will be one for the books. Ticket Prices Vary, 3601 S Broad St.

March 29, 2024: Arlo Parks @ Union Transfer 

Sad girls, get in line. Arlo Parks is back in Philly, which means it’s time to break out the Doc Martins and pack your tissues. Get ready to reminisce about that ex or dream about that crush, and if you see any members of Street in the audience … no you didn’t. Ticket Prices Vary, Doors at 7:00 p.m, 1026 Spring Garden Street.

March 30, 2024: MISCHIEVOUS MANIACS @ Philadelphia Film Center

Join Exhumed and Philadelphia Film Society for an all–day slasher movie marathon with films that specifically centers around sinister pranks! From Fred Walton’s April Fool’s Day (with actress Deborah Foreman in person!) to Brian de Palma’s all–time–classic Carrie, Mischievous Maniacs is an experience back to the 1970s that you don’t want to miss. $50 for all four films, 1412 Chestnut St.