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Monday, April 3rd

Tuesday, April 4th

  • Life is a cabaret! Tony Award-winning Broadway masterpiece Cabaret is opening at The Academy of Music. The first performance starts tonight at 7:30 p.m., and the show closes on 4/9 with a final performance at 6:30 p.m.
  • Jerry’s Girls, an electrifying musical tribute to all-American song master opens at the Walnut Street Theater. The all-female cast reminds us how Jerry Herman has given voice to some of Broadway’s biggest legends, with his unique ability to write comedy, ballads and show-stoppers.
  • The second annual Penn Bioethics Film Festival’s theme is “Almost Human?” Participants will explore the questions “What is a Person?” and “What is Human?” The festival begins tonight at the International House with a 5:30 p.m. reception, followed by a free screening of James Cameron’s Avatar.

Wednesday, April 5th

  • Jazz Appreciation Month Film Series beings with FREE showings every week until May 3. Enjoy Hollywood productions and documentaries about the development of jazz. This week’s film is Mo’ Better Blues starring Denzel Washington, Wesley Snipes, and Spike Lee.
  • UPenn’s Bhakti Yoga Club hosts an evening lead by Yale University graduate, teacher, author and monk Devamrita Swami speaking on “The Bliss of Nonmaterial Intelligence: Defining Outer and Inner Success.” This free event includes an evening of meditation and discussion followed by a vegan dinner.

Thursday, April 6th

Friday, April 7th

  • The boys are back! The Phillies Home Opener is today at Citizens Bank Park. The game starts at 3:05 p.m. against the Washington Nationals.
  • The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah is coming to town. He’ll be performing two shows at the Tower Theater tonight at 8:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
  • University of the Arts kicks off its 8th annual Art Unleashed Public Exhibition & Sale showcasing a variety of artwork starting from photography to furniture of emerging and established artists. All sales from the artwork go towards student scholarships.
  • I want to scream at the top of my lungs… John Mayer is performing at the Wells Fargo Center for one night only.
  • Check out some jaw-dropping acrobatic and aerial performances at Christ Church Neighborhood House for the Points of Light: new circus-theater from Tangle Movement Arts at 8:00 p.m. Performances include internationally-performing circus artists Megan Gendell and Noa Schnitzer, as well as a trapeze solo by 7-months pregnant Tangle founder Lauren Rile Smith.

Saturday, April 8th

  • “Spring” into cherry blossom season with the Cherry Blossom 10k & 5k run or walk. Take in great views of Memorial Hall and Shofuso Japanese House and Gardens. All participants will receive a race T-Shirt, free admission to Shofuso and a gift certificate to Philadelphia Runner!
  • Philly Farm and Food Fest* is one of the country’s biggest single day food and drink festivals with over 100 local farmer, artisan and food vendors all in one place! This ultimate farm-to-city experience will be held at the the PA Convention Center from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Philadelphia’s historic former prison, Eastern State Penitentiary, holds its fifth annual Pop-Up Museum: Prison Breaking News. This special exhibit runs between 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 m.m until April 17.
  • Need a good laugh? The Cake Comedy Tour is at The Good Good Comedy Theatre. The all-girl lineup is headlined by four funny broads: Erin Judge (Comedy Central), Abbi Crutchfield (VH1), Kaytlin Bailey (Gotham Comedy Club) and Carrie Gravenson (Catch a Rising Star) who guaranteed to make you L-O-L.

Sunday, April 9th

  • Get ready to celebrate at Sakura Sunday 2017 all day at Fairmount Park’s Horticulture Center. Home to hundreds of blooming cherry trees, the park will also have Japanese dance, live music, martial arts performances, karaoke, fashion shows, and much more! 
  • Hit the streets of Manayunk for the semi-annual StrEAT Food Festival. The event features more than 50 food trucks and gourmet food vendors. Stroll along the neighborhood’s historic Main Street from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Self-taught baker and cook and now award-winning food blogger, Joy the Baker, is coming to Queen Village’s Head House Books. Joy will sign copies of her new book Over Easy, made up of 125 delicious brunch recipes.


* Philly Farm and Food Fest is a client of Philly PR Girl.