Read the Revolution Speaker Series – From 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Museum of the American Revolution, historian and author Dr. Kari J. Winter will discuss the memoir of Jeffrey Brace, an enslaved man who won his freedom through service during the Revolutionary War, before being joined by Brace descendant and family historian, Rhonda Brace.
Trinity Irish Dance Company – at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. Hard-driving percussive power, lightning-fast agility and aerial grace as this troupe fuses Ireland’s vibrant tradition and legacy with ever-evolving, American innovation. Showtimes are Feb. 18 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Visit PennLiveArts.org for more information.
Curtis Symphony Orchestra – at 8 p.m. at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Curtis Symphony Orchestra returns to the stage for the first time since February 2020 with Strings, Symphonies and Strauss, led by Peter Oundjian, conductor emeritus of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, for in-person audiences. Single tickets start at just $19 and are available at KimmelCulturalCampus.org.
Beginnings – The Ultimate Chicago Tribute Band – at 9 p.m., Beginnings is a tribute to America’s favorite “Rock and Roll Band with Horns,” Chicago. The show is an electrifying live concert experience, featuring world-class musicians performing accurate versions of Chicago’s vast catalog of hits including “Make Me Smile.” All tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Philadelphia.LiveCasinoHotel.com or AXS.com.
Philadelphia Auto Show – at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, 500,000-plus square feet of automotive awesomeness displayed across the convention center floor, showcasing some of today’s leading vehicle manufacturers, fan-favorite experiences and exotics, and new features – something for everyone. Tickets ($10-$16) will be sold electronically this year on phillyautoshow.com.
Spring Fever Train Show and Sale – From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Penns Landing Caterers, 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. Visit 140 tables with a variety of vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, test track, operating toy train layouts, kids activities, and door prizes for adults and children. Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and under. Food is available on premises, and free parking. For more information, visit www.ADTCA.com or call Bob at 610-872-3309.