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Community Calendar: March 16th, 2022

A production of My Big Gay Italian Wedding will take place at Live! on March 26.

March 16

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.

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 18-19

IMPACT Wrestling – at the 2300 Arena, superstars Rhino and Deonna Purrazzo will highlight back-to-back nights of live wrestling in South Philly at the former ECW Arena. Tickets for the IMPACT Shows in Philadelphia are on-sale at https://2300arena.showare.com/.

March 19

JD Walter Trio with Tierney Sutton – JD Walter Trio hits the Chris’ Jazz Cafe stage with 9-time Grammy-nominated jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton, who has received a “Best Jazz Vocal Album” Grammy nod for every project she has released over the last decade. Check http://www.ChrisJazzCafe.com for ticket prices and arrival times. All tickets are premium seating. “Pay-As-You-Wish” streaming is also available via https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/PhillyJazz.

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 artists 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.

Youth Soccer Day – from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at FDR Park, free Youth Soccer Day for children 8-12 years old. The event will feature kayak tours (ages 6 and up), a meet and greet with the Philadelphia Union, giveaways, food trucks, a DJ, balloon artist and face-painting. Advance registration is recommended.

Stacey Kent performs – At Chris’ Jazz Cafe, international jazz star Stacey Kent, who has legions of fans worldwide, graces the stage. Kent has racked up a host of honors and awards including a Grammy nomination, Platinum, Double-Gold and Gold-selling albums that have reached a series of No. 1 chart positions during the span of her career. Check http://www.ChrisJazzCafe.com for ticket prices and arrival times. All tickets are premium seating. “Pay-As-You-Wish” streaming is also available via https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/PhillyJazz or Venmo: @ChrisJazz-Café. All guests must show proof of vaccination with a photo ID to gain entry. 

March 30

Vaccine Clinic – Universal Alcorn Charter School at 3200 Dickinson St. will host a free COVID-19 vaccine clinic. Children are welcome for walk-in vaccines from 1-4 p.m. Parents are welcome from 4-6 p.m. Parent/guardian consent is needed for children. 

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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