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Community Calendar: March 8th, 2022

Beatles tribute band Classical Mystery Tour will perform alongside the POPS from March 11-13.

March 9

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. Continues through March 19.

March 11-13

The Philly POPS Rocks: Let it Be – At the Kimmel Center, acclaimed international touring Beatles tribute band Classical Mystery Tour will return to perform alongside the POPS to play the Fab Four’s final album “Let it Be”. Classical Mystery Tour presents The Beatles’ songs with authentic instruments and costumes – imagining how The Beatles would have sounded with a full orchestra. Tickets start at $35 and are available at phillypops.org/letitbe.

March 14

Studio X-hibition 2022: abSolution by Brenden Dahl – At 8 p.m., presented by Theatre Exile, A one-night-only virtual reading of abSolution by Philadelphia playwright Brenden Dahl through its new play development program, Studio X-hibition. Pay-what-you-wish for the virtual reading on Zoom. Visit https://theatreexile.org/on-stage-original/studio-xhibition/.

March 16

Betsy Ross Beyond the Flag – from 6:30-7:30 p.m. join the Museum of the American Revolution and American Repertory Theater at Harvard University to uncover facts and fictions about famous flag maker Betsy Ross. Author and historian Dr. Marla R. Miller, Director of Collections and Exhibitions at the Museum Dr. Aimee E. Newell, and actor Lenne Klingaman, will discuss Ross’s influence on cultural memory about women’s contributions to the American Revolution, contemporary curatorial work, and theatrical performance. The event will be virtual only, with tickets available at amrevmuseum.org.

March 23

Bees Deluxe – At 8 p.m. at City Winery Philadelphia Loft, 900 Filbert St., the genre-bending band, Bees Deluxe, will deliver a dose of acid blues. Fronted by guitar monster Conrad Warre, who was a regular at CBGB’s in the 1980s and a founding member of the Brooklyn Beat, Bees Deluxe combines distinctive originals with fresh takes on less-traveled tunes by artist like the Three Kings, Aretha Franklin, Etta James and Joe Zawinul. Tickets $12 in advance at citywinery.com, $16 at the door.

March 26

My Big Gay Italian Wedding – At 8 p.m. at  Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia, Andrew and Anthony are getting married – and everyone wants to “help”! My Big Gay Italian Wedding spins into a fiasco as everyone tries to have their way. From a saboteur ex-boyfriend to a loud, opinionated, outspoken Italian mother, personalities and culture collide in a music and comedy-filled extravaganza at the Live! Event Center. Tickets start at $49 and can be purchased at AXS.com.

March 31

Rock to the Future’s 9th annual Music for All Ball – At World Cafe Live from 6:30-11 p.m.,  featuring live performances from PA Blues Hall of Famer and original Black Cowboy Georgie Bonds and Rock to the Future students. Emceed by REC Philly’s co-founder and visionary Will Toms. It will also be viewable via live stream. Rock to the Future hopes to raise $50,000 to support its free music programs for Philadelphia youth.

April 3

Dope Shows Birthday Bash – At the Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia’s own concert promotional company, Dope Shows, is taking over the city’s biggest indoor arena in celebration of five years of success. Headliners include 2022 Grammy-nominated artists, Lil Baby and Gunna, as well as popular rappers Lil Durk and GHerbo. Dope Shows cofounders, Stephen Piner and Jamir Shaw are making waves in Philadelphia by consistently hosting authentic, unique, hip hop experiences. For ticket info, visit WellsFargoCenterPhilly.com.

May 13

Comedy show at Live! – at 7 p.m., two of the nation’s top comedians, Eric D’Alessandro and Vic DiBitetto, will come together for the first time ever this spring to launch their much-anticipated ‘Funny How?’ Tour at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. Tickets are $45, $55 and $65 and available for purchase at AXS.com.

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