Events 3/2-3/8: Oscar Watch Parties, Party for the Rail Park, Live Performances & More

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, Mar 2 to Thursday, Mar 8. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


The 2018 Bechdel Test Fest

Friday, March 2   

7PM – 12AM

Bourbon & Branch

705 N 2nd St

Cost: $10

Join the Bechdel Test fest for three nights of comedy performed by women, trans and non-binary comedians who make up a significant part of the local comedy scene. This celebration of these Philly artists and performers is back for its third year and is sure to be hilarious!


The 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show

March 3-11

All Day Event  

Pennsylvania Convention Center

12th & Arch St.

Cost: $19-$40

Explore the interplay of horticulture and water at The 2018 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, “Wonders of Water.” This year’s show will feature flowers and plants from a variety of climates and landscapes. Don’t miss this annual event!



Friday, March 2  

7PM – 8:30PM

Asian Arts Initiative

1219 Vine St.

Cost: Free

Voided, inspired by the true story of Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian female astronaut in space who died in the 2003 Columbia accident, is a solo theatrical performance performed by writer/performer Pratima Agrawal.  In this performance, Pratima explores racial representation and feminism and her struggle to “fit in” as a performer in Philadelphia.


Philadelphia Finding the Hidden City

Saturday, March 3

2:30PM – 3:30PM

Philadelphia City Institute Free Library  

1905 Locust St.

Cost: Free

Authors Nathaniel Popkin and Peter Woodall will present their book, Philadelphia: Finding the Hidden City at the Philadelphia City Institute and will sign copies of the book, which will be available for purchase.  


Oscar Shorts – Saturday Matinee

Saturday, March 3

2 – 4PM

South Street Cinema

327 South St.

Cost: Unknown

Celebrate the Oscars a day early by watching a series of Oscar nominated animated shorts from previous years.


Love City: Interactive Art Exhibit

Saturday, March 3

7 – 11PM

LIVE at William Street Common

3900 Chestnut St.

Cost: $10

Be a part of the interactive art exhibit, Love City, at William Street Common and also have the opportunity to explore the work of visual multimedia artist, Odd Jar, and multi-surface acrylic painting artists, The Super Poor Kids.


Everybody W/Ns [A Kitchen Takeover at W/N W/N]

Sunday, March 4

5 – 10PM

W/N W/N Coffee Bar

931 Spring Garden St

Cost: Pay as you go (Cash Only)

People food, aka Sulaiha Olatunji, Nia D. Minard, and Khaliah D. Pitts, will be taking over the kitchen of W/N W/N Coffee Bar and will be serving up specials for vegans and carnivores alike. Make sure to arrive hungry!


Manifesting the Creative Body

Sunday, March 4

5:30PM – 7:30PM

Moon + Arrow

754 S 4th St.


Unblock your creative flow and relearn how to create out of pure joy in the Manifesting the Creative Body workshop at Moon + Arrow with Rebekah Erev. This workshop will utilize meditation, breathing and learning about the moon cycle to unlock creative energy.


An Environmental Justice Evening With Sunrise Justice Movement

Tuesday, March 6

6:30PM – 8:30PM

707 S 50th St.

Cost: FREE

Join Sunrise Movement for an evening exploring the impacts of climate change and what can be done to stop it. This event is a part of Sunrise Movement’s tour focused on making 2018 a watershed moment in the fight for environmental justice.  


Floral Cocktail Happy Hour

Thursday, March 8

6PM – 8PM   

Art in the Age

116 North 3rd St. 

Cost: Pay as you go

In honor of the Philadelphia Flower Show, stop by Art in the Age to enjoy a happy hour featuring floral and botanical cocktails.  


Party for the Park

Thursday, March 8   

6PM – 12AM

Voyager Night Club

1221 St James St.

Cost: VIP reception+concert-$125, Concert-$25

Friends of the Rail Park is hosting Party for the Park, a concert and fundraiser to renovate a historic rail car which will be located at the corner of North Broad and Noble Streets. Music will be provided by Soulection artist Sango, Xavier Omär, Bosco, and DJs Sylo, Lean Wit It, and Hvnlee.



The 2018 Academy Awards Viewing Parties


Representation Matters: cineSPEAK presents Awards Night 

Sunday, March 4

7 – 11PM

Martha Bar

2113 E York St

Cost: FREE

cineSPEAK will be hosting an Oscar Watching party with drinks, snacks, and some party games throughout the evening. cineSPEAK believes that depictions of varying identities on-screen is a human right which is why #RepresentationMatters.


Oskar Blues Oscar’s Party

Sunday, March 4

7PM – 12AM

City Tap University City

3925 Walnut St, Fl 2, 

Cost: FREE

Oskar Blues Brewery and Cigar City Brewing are hosting a party at City Tap University City for Oscars night! Win prizes, play Oscars bingo, and enjoy $5 Oskar Blues and Cigar City beers all throughout the night.


Movie Awards Viewing Party

Sunday, March 4


Square 1682

121 South 17th St. 

Cost: FREE

Get a “front row” seat to the Oscars at Square 1682. Enjoy happy hour prices for drink specials, trivia, and truffle popcorn throughout the evening.