Pierre's Weekend Calendar March 15-17

On Sale Now:
Steely Dan @ The Met; November 6, 8 & 9

Unlimited Devotion, Ardmore Music Hall’s annual 2-night fundraising concert event, May 31st & June 1st with iconic social activist and “official clown” of the Grateful Dead, Wavy Gravy, as the guest of honor and yet another star studded lineup of musicians and bands to celebrate the music, spirit and generosity of the Grateful Dead community. Unlimited Devotion: A Rex Foundation fundraiser will include performances by George Porter Jr, Steve Kimock, Keller Williams, Amy Helm, members of Furthur, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, The String Cheese Incident, The Disco Biscuits and many more. There is an extraordinary concert poster art exhibit, supergroup sets performing improvised music and the music of the Grateful Dead, and VIP experiences. Proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Rex Foundation, founded by the Grateful Dead, and Camp Winnarainbow, Wavy Gravy’s summer camp for kids; The Unlimited Devotion event has raised over $80,000 in charitable donations so far – and counting. ArdmoreMusic.com

Shows This Weekend
Friday and Saturday
Mo Mandel @ Punchline (on P&S Yesterday)
Meek Mill @ The Met

Friday
Foxtrot and the Get Down @ Milkboy
Art Garfunkle @ Rowan University
Teenage Fanclub @ Union Transfer
The Flesh Eaters @ Johnny Brenda's
Christopher Cross @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Remember Jones @ The Queen
Sponge @ Sellersville Theater
Lazy Eye @ Kung Fu Necktie

Saturday
Little Stranger/ The Hip Abduction @ World Cafe Live
The Machine @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Stella Donnelly @ Johnny Brenda's
J.B. Smoove @ Parx Casino
Glengarry Bhoys @ Sellersville Theater
Bert Kreischer @ Keswick Theatre
Wynchester @ MilkBoy

Sunday
Gogol Bordello @ Franklin Music Hall
Grandson @ Voltage Lounge
Barleyjuice @ World Cafe Live

What’s going on at MMR?
Saturday
Join Brent Porsche from 3pm – 7pm at the Tilted Kilt in Sicklerville, NJ for a St Patrick’s Day Broadcast.

What's Going on in the Movies?
New This Week:
Five Feet Apart (PG-13) Haley Lu Richardson, Cole Sprouse
Wonder Park (PG) Jennifer Garner, Matthew Brodrick, Mila Kunis

Still in Theaters:
Captain Marvel (PG-13) Brie Larson, Samuel L Jackson
Triple Frontier ( R ) Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam

Happening Around Town:
Through March 17
King of Prussia Restaurant Week
Whether you’re headed out to shop at the KOP Mall or live nearby, consider making reservations at one of the area’s restaurants. This Monday kicks off a week full of three-course lunch and dinner deals at more than 35 restaurants. A portion of the proceeds from every meal will go to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. March 11 to 17, locations vary, $10 to $40, visitkop.com/koprestaurantweek

Through March 17
Pennsylvania Ballet presents ‘Giselle’
Giselle, one of ballet’s oldest and most continually performed works, heads to the Academy of Music. Watch as dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet tell the romantic tale of a peasant girl who dies of heartbreak after finding out her lover is engaged to another woman. Through March 17, Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., $35 to $154, paballet.org/events/giselle

Through March 17
Hamilton Was Here an “interactive playscape” dedicated to the popular founding father, as part of their “Year of Hamilton” celebration at the National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.

Through March 23
The Women’s Film Festival 2019
Created five years ago by Philly film enthusiasts Phuong Nguyen and Layne Marie Williams, this 10-day festival spotlights female filmmakers, screening movies centered on the female perspective at seven different venues in the city. Catch events all through the weekend, and pick up an all-access pass to come back for the duration of the festival. Various times, through March 23, Drexel URBN Annex Screening Room, 3401 Filbert St., $10, $8 for students, free on Sunday, thewomensfilmfestival.org

Through March 24
Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza. Inside there is a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids. Lavish Cymbidium dramatically spill from basins, grand Phalaenopsis float overhead, and tiny orchid species make a big impact, among other show-stopping arrangements. Step outside into a world of stillness, solace, and subtlety. Take a quiet stroll through our outdoor gardens and reflect amid the solitude. LongwoodGardens.org

Through March 29
Volunteer with Stickwork Sculpture Artist Patrick Dougherty
Internationally acclaimed artist Patrick Dougherty weaves together twigs, branches, and saplings to create large standing structures that have appeared on museum grounds, college campuses, and botanical gardens all over the United States and beyond. While he creates his newest stickwork sculpture at the Morris Arboretum — debuting on March 30, when it’s fully completed — he’s calling on the public to come out and help. Join Dougherty now through March 29 to help construct the piece(s), which will stay on the arboretum’s grounds for a year or two, depending on how long they hold up. Volunteers age 16 and older can sign up for four-hour shifts. Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave., free, contact Lisa Bailey at [email protected] or call 215-247-5777, Ext. 157, morrisarboretum.org

Through September 2
‘America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far’
Bring the family out to explore the Please Touch Museum’s newest — and first religious — exhibit, a celebration of modern and historic Muslim cultures. Filled with hands-on activities, the six-month feature invites little ones to weigh spices, trade goods, see an 1852 Quran, and watch demos from local and national Muslim artists, musicians, and storytellers. Find influences from Philadelphia’s own Muslim population, one of the largest in the United States. Please Touch Museum, 4231 Ave. of the Republic. Free with admission. pleasetouchmuseum.org

Happening This Weekend
FRIDAY, MARCH 15
JAM
This event is all about the eradication of cancer, with proceeds going to benefit the American Cancer Society. Join friends for a night out to celebrate a great cause on at the luxurious Ben Franklin Ballroom in Philadelphia. Experience a chic cocktail party with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society! Cocktail Attire (Suits for Him & Cocktail Dresses for Her). 4hr Premium Open Bar, Butlered Hors d'Oeuvres, Dinner Stations, Dessert, Entertainment, and a Donation to the American Cancer Society. Starts at 8pm. Ben Franklin Ballroom, 834 Chestnut St. aspire-life.org

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
The Philadelphia Pancakes and Booze Art Show
This traveling national pop-up show at Underground Arts features beer and a mountain of free pancakes, of course, but what you should really come for is the art. More than 75 Philadelphia artists display their best work as live music plays, DJs spin, and attendees get body-painted. 8 p.m., Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., 21+, pancakesandbooze.com
(National Pancake Day was Wednesday)

Gatsby Gala Aboard the Moshulu
Put on your best flapper dress or tweed jacket for a night of dancing aboard the stately sailing vessel. Tickets to this roaring ’20s-themed event include a two-hour open bar, a buffet, hors d’oeuvres, and live jazz. 9 p.m., Saturday to 1 a.m. Sunday, Moshulu, 401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., $45, moshulu.com

SATURDAY, MARCH 16
The Color of Science
The Franklin Institute hosts a group of nine local STEM professionals from diverse backgrounds, including doctors and medical researchers, professors, a mechanical engineer, and a forensic scientist for the Philadelphia Police Department. You and your children will be able to ask questions and meet the experts driving science forward in Philadelphia. 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St., free with museum admission, fi.edu

Family Astronomy Night
Bring out the whole family for a night of stargazing at the Bucks County Audubon Society. Gaze through telescopes and learn about planets, stars, and constellations. Little ones can look forward to crafting activities, too. 7 p.m., Saturday, Bucks County Audubon Society, 2877 Creamery Rd., New Hope, $5 to $10, bcas.org

Springfest Live! at Xfinity Live!
The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is in South Philly this St. Paddy’s. Not only will dozens of breweries pour their top lagers, saisons, and porters into your tiny tasting stein, but there will be plenty of green beer to go around. The party takes place indoors and outside as well, with music, food and games, so don’t forget your jacket. 2pm. Prices vary. Xfinity Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave. ticketfly.com

SUNDAY, MARCH 17
St. Patrick’s Day
Saint Patrick's Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint, the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Celebrations generally involve public parades and festivals, and the wearing of green attire or shamrocks. Historically the Lenten restrictions on eating and drinking alcohol were lifted for the day, which has encouraged the holiday's tradition of alcohol consumption. Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated in more countries than any other national festival.

Kiss Me, I'm Irish Bar Crawl
This St. Patty’s Day bar crawl will start at Tavern on Broad and continue to 5 other bars. Tavern on Broad, Stats on 17th, McGlinchey’s, Misconduct Tavern, Howl At The Moon, and Fox & Hound. Starts at 11am. Tavern on Broad, 200 S. Broad St. eventbrite.com

Irish Stroll Bar Crawl
Fill up on Guinness and Irish gaiety with the annual Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day bar crawl. Philly’s favorite St. Patrick’s Day celebration takes partiers to 8 different bars: Fox & Hound, Howl at the Moon, Down Nightclub, Field House, Tavern on Broad, Ladder 15, 1518 Bar & Grill, Victoria Freehouse. Starts at 1pm at the Fox & Hound, 1501 Spruce St. eventbrite.com

Kegs N' Eggs
Rise and shine with breakfast, beer, and live music to start the party. Yards Brewery will be onhand for tastings, giveaways, and more! Enter through Jefferson Station Entrance on Market Street between Dunkin Donuts and PNC Bank. 10am-12pm. Hard Rock Cafe, 1113-31 Market St. eventbrite.com

Pigs & Yoga
Also known as POGA, Pig Yoga is making its way back to Yoga Hive Philly for the very first time in 2019. Incredibly intelligent, sensitive animals, pigs are the perfect partners for an afternoon stretch sesh. They’ll oink and sniff and climb all over you as you try to simultaneously maintain your pose and keep from dissolving into a fit of laughter. The secret? Let the laughter come. | 1:30pm. $40. Yoga Hive Philly, 1914 E. Passyunk Ave. eventbrite.com for more details.

‘My Sister Hali’
Hali Sheriff, the front-runner for the 1968 Olympics women’s gymnastics team died in a plane crash alongside her parents. More than 50 years later, Paul Sheriff , Hali’s brother and a Temple graphic design professor, opens up about the traumatic experience in a new film that revisits his sister’s career. There’s a free screening and a discussion of the film’s score, which a pianist and cellist will perform live music for the movie. 4 p.m., Sunday, Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 N. Broad St., free, events.temple.edu

Sports Up!
Friday
PHILLIES in Clearwater vs Toronto Blue Jays @ 1:05pm
SIXERS HOME vs Sacramento Kings @ 7pm
FLYERS AWAY vs Toronto Maple Leafs @ 7pm (hear it on WMMR)

Saturday
WINGS AWAY vs San Diego Seals @10pm

Sunday
SIXERS AWAY vs Milwaukie Bucks @ 3:30pm
FLYERS AWAY vs Pittsburgh Penguins @ 7:30pm
UNION HOME vs Atlanta United @ 7pm