The Future of True Love – From 6-9 p.m. at the National Liberty Museum. Celebrate love in all its forms, from romance to self-care, in an evening dedicated to this eternal pursuit of happiness, as inspired by exhibitions Imagined Futures and truth*. Singles, couples, “situationships” and all others are invited for signature cocktails, interactive experiences, presentations that dive into the depths of the search for love and more. $15 for general admission, $10 for members.
Free Jazz Concert – At 3:30 p.m. at the Whitman Library, in celebration of Black History Month, a concert highlighting the contributions of Philadelphia composers to the rich and varied cultural tradition of Black American Music. The Renaissance Sextet, led by Leon Jordan Sr., will perform live, offer insights on the composers of the music you will hear and host a brief Q&A after the performance.
The Jersey Tenors – At 8 p.m. at the Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, 900 Packer Ave, the opera/rock mash-up sensation. Sing along to explosive mashups blending opera classics with rock n’ roll greats like Queen, Elton John and Bon Jovi. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Philadelphia.LiveCasino.com.
Stray Cat Relief Bingo Night – at EOM at 144 Moore St. from 7-11 p.m.
Ten games of bingo. Tickets are $40 ($50 at the door) and a table of eight is $280. Light food, soda, water and snacks will be served. Raffle prizes, door prizes and BYO bottles and snacks. Email email@example.com or Venmo @straycatrelief to purchase tickets.
Galentine’s Day at Rex – from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rex, 1524 South St. Keeping it Small Galentine’s Day Market featuring female-owned businesses selling jewelry, ceramics, tea, flowers, soaps, candles and more. Raffle baskets and drink tickets so you can sip and shop. First 50 attendees get a free drink ticket and raffle ticket.
Boyz II Men – Philadelphia’s own R&B group will perform a concert at The Met Philadelphia during its annual Valentine’s Day Weekend visit to the iconic theater on North Broad Street. Tickets at Ticketmaster.com.
Career Link – from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the Whitman Library PA CareerLink can help with all aspects of job searching, resume building and career coaching. Drop in while they’re here.
Guided Tour at Magic Gardens – An intimate tour focusing on the many romantic aspects of the glittering galleries and labyrinth at Magic Gardens, 1020 South St. Learn about the love story of PMG creator Isaiah Zagar and his wife Julia and how the space itself is a love letter to art and artists. Two tours (6:30 and 8 p.m.) will last about 45 minutes followed by time to explore the space on your own. No general admission visitors will be in the museum during that time. Tickets ($25 per person/$16 for members) must be purchased in advance. Most of the tour takes place in the indoor galleries, but the outdoor sculpture will be open, weather permitting. The tour also includes the fully-mosaicked basement, which is not normally open to the public.
Interactive Drum Demo – At 4:30 p.m. at the Whitman Library, Educator and musician Julius Rivera will present a drum presentation where visitors of all ages can learn about drums and have the opportunity to play along.
Mardi Gras Celebration – From 4-11 p.m. at Chris’ Jazz Café at 1421 Sansom St. A night of all things NOLA — crawdads, jambalaya, Hurricanes, Sazerac and King Cake. Chris’ chef/owner Mark DeNinno has created a special menu featuring crawfish, frog legs, jambalaya, gumbo and all the Fat Tuesday traditions. The Hoppin’ John Orchestra, a 10-piece unit with horns galore and second-line grooves, returns for another year. Show times are 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Admission is $20.
Fiedler representative at the Library – From 2-4 p.m. at the Whitman Library, a representative from Elizabeth Fiedler’s office will be here to assist with car registrations, unemployment compensation problems, birth certificate applications, income tax problems, consumer complaints and much more.
Jazz Sanctuary – at 7:30 p.m. at Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Episcopal Church, 8 Christian St., Jazz Sanctuary returns to Queen Village for a free, two-hour concert. Additional information is available at http://www.thejazzsanctuary.com.
Beyond Wakanda – Imagining the Future with Black Comic Creators – from noon to 5 p.m. at the National Liberty Museum. Superhero media inspired by Marvel’s Black Panther, DC’s Cyborg and a vibrant scene of independent creators put forth powerful visions of futuristic heroes shaped by black identity. NLM teams up with the East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention for a day of all-ages programming highlighting glimpses of the future that bring out the hero in all of us. Free with museum admission, advanced registration encouraged.
SZA in concert – At the Wells Fargo Center, music trendsetter and icon SZA will embark on a highly anticipated arena tour this spring with support from Grammy-nominated best new artist Omar Apollo. Tickets on sale at szasos.com.
Waterparks in concert – At the TLA, pop/rock three-piece Waterparks is back out on the road in 2023 for its much-anticipated “PROPERTY TOUR.” Tickets on sale at waterparksband.com.