First Among Captains Commodore John Barry lecture – At 7 p.m. at Historic Gloria Dei (Old Swedes’) Church, 916 S. Swanson St. in Queen Village, local author Tim McGrath will discuss Commodore John Barry’s daring exploits. McGrath has written two engaging books that include many of Barry’s heroic exploits on the Delaware River and around the world. Admission is $10, which includes a drink ticket for a beverage of your choice (alcoholic or non-alcoholic). Advance registration is required at: https://preserveoldswedes.org/event/john-barry-first-among-captains/.
This event, part of “Great Talks at Gloria Dei,” will take place inside the church sanctuary, followed by a reception in nearby Riverside Hall. For a modest donation, you can taste gourmet desserts and pair them with wine, coffee or tea.
Dancing Queen at ASHM – From 7-10 p.m. at the American Swedish Historical Museum at 1500 Pattison Ave., celebrate the iconic music of ABBA at the American Swedish Historical Museum. DJ Drake will spin the throwbacks as everyone lets out their inner Dancing Queen. Highlights of the evening will include a dancing and costume contest and live performances. ‘70s attire is encouraged. Tickets are $30 members, $35 non-members and include Swedish-inspired bites. A cash bar will also be open to serve the specialty cocktail, “Super Trooper” and mocktail “Take A Chance on Me.” For more info and to register visit: https://www.americanswedish.org/events/.
Join us at The Weitzman’s Passover table for our annual Freedom Seder Revisited event as we ask and explore, “What does freedom mean to you?”
Freedom Seder Revisited – At 6 p.m. at the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Hall. In place of the traditional retelling of the Exodus narrative, the Museum hosts an interpretative seder, with storytellers sharing what freedom means to them through personal reflections, stories and performance. Food, conversation and celebration. Tickets are $36 and $25 for members.
Easter Family Day at ASHM – From 2-4 p.m. at the American Swedish Historical Museum at 1500 Pattison Ave., introduce your little ones to Swedish Easter traditions. Children can make Swedish Easter crafts, dress up as Easter witches, enjoy face painting and participate in an egg hunt. Free for members and children 2 years and under, $10 for non-members. Pay at the door.
Sandy Sprint Philadelphia 5K Run/Walk – at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the event will include the 5K Run/Walk, a Survivor Ceremony and live performances. All participants must pre-register. Registration fees are $40 for adults and $30 for children under 12. The Sandy Sprint supports women currently battling ovarian cancer, honors those who are survivors, and raises funds to prevent future diagnoses.
Rita Rudner at Live! – Comedian, actor and best-selling author Rita Rudner is making her debut at the Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. Show time is at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and are available for purchase now at Philadelphia.livecasinohotel.com or AXS.com. Live! Rewards members will receive $10 in free slot play for each order. Rudner is known for her hilarious and epigrammatic one-liners. She’s won Las Vegas’ Comedian of the Year nine years in a row and received the Casino Entertainment Legend Award in October 2017.
SPHS Class of ‘63 Reunion – The South Philadelphia High School Class of 1963 (January-June) will hold its 60th reunion from 1-4 p.m. at Adelphia Restaurant, 1750 Clements Bridge Road, Deptford, New Jersey. Tickets are $60 and include a buffet luncheon with a cash bar. For tickets and more information, contact Mike Melograna (856-424-6587) or Paul Berger (LAUP789@aol.com) or mail your check to SPHS Class of 1963, P.O. Box 37386, Phila., PA 19148. Please purchase tickets by April 7.
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.
Plazapalooza – From noon to 6 p.m. at the intersection of 23rd and South streets, Plazapalooza is SOSNA’s annual family-friendly spring festival at the Triangles. Face painting, kiddie trains, live music, food trucks and more. Interested sponsors should email firstname.lastname@example.org.