Events 3/16-3/24: Rad Fest, Yoga with Cats, Rare Pliny the Younger at Monk’s & more

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, March 16 to Saturday, March 24. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


A Listening Room: Flounder Warehouse and Benjamin Poole

Friday, March 16

8:30 – 11pm

Elixr Coffee

207 S Sydenham St. 

Cost: $5 suggested donation

The March edition of ALR at Elixr will feature the introspective folk style by Benjamin Poole, as well as Philly’s own Flounder Warehouse. Don’t miss this musical evening!


MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora

Friday, March 16


African American Museum in Philadelphia

701 Arch St.

Cost: $8

Join the AAMP and the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center (PPAC) for a special conversation, book signing, and reception to celebrate the launch of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora.  


Pussy Claps Back

Friday, March 16

9pm – 1am

Johnny Brenda’s   

1201 Frankford Ave.

Cost: $10

Join PUSSY* CLAPS BACK,  a pro-femme and pro-womyn music and arts initiative based in Philadelphia, for an evening of music and art. Through events such as art exhibits and benefit concerts, PCB seeks to raise funding for organizations that support womyn’s and pro-femme rights, and artistic expression.


Those Who Talk Back Workshop

Saturday, March 17

2 – 5 pm

Asian Arts Initiative

1219 Vine St.

Cost: Free

Join artist and activist Aram Han Sifuentes in this artist-led workshop to get a first-hand look at the artist’s creative process and learn the skills and techniques to make a protest banner of your own!


Crochet Workshop at the Barnes with Olek: Love Across the USA

Saturday, March 17

2 – 5pm  

The Barnes Foundation

2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Cost: Free

Olek’s Love Across the USA project is coming to Philadelphia, and you can be part of it! This massive crochet mural is a community-made public art project that highlights the accomplishments of women throughout US history, and brings people together through workshops and installations.


Yoga With Cats

Sunday, March 18

1 – 4pm


1546 Frankford Ave.

Cost: $15

Love yoga? Love cats too? Join Stacia Nero from Amrita Yoga  who will teach the class while adorable (and adoptable) cats roam the room to provide additional stress relief. All levels welcome and alll proceeds will benefit the PSPCA’s life-saving mission.


Pliny the Younger Healing Hop for Sheila

Monday, March 19

5 – 7pm  

Monk’s Cafe

264 S 16th St. 

Cost: Ten ounce glasses of Pliny the Younger will be $15, CASH ONLY

Monk’s is tapping a keg of rare and delicious Russian River Pliny the Younger, 100% of the proceeds are going to Sheila Modglin, a beloved bartender in the Philly scene who was struck by a car on the Lincoln Drive and sustained devastating injuries. Sheila is well-known in the Philadelphia community, having worked 25 years at Dirty Frank’s and spread joy and creativity by bringing the arts to kids in Upper Darby. She is not insured, and currently faces a long road of rehabilitation and no income.


Release Party: Please Plant This Book

Monday, March 19

6:30 – 10:30pm  

Jasper’s Backyard

101 E 7th Ave., Conshohocken, PA 19428

Cost: $15 or $30

Join Francis Daulerio, Nick Gregorio, and The Head & The Hand to celebrate the release of “Please Plant This Book.” The evening will be filled with readings, music, and light fare.


Thinking in Bets: Decision-Making in The Face of Uncertainty

Tuesday, March 20

6 – 7:30pm

The Franklin Institute

222 North 20th St.

Cost: Free

Join world-renowned poker champion turned author Annie Duke for an insightful look at the psychology of decision making through her unique and expert poker lens!  The Franklin Institute’s Chief Bioscientist Jayatri Das will guide a dynamic conversation about how our brains process information, and about how we assess the risks and rewards of opportunities in the face of uncertainty.  


Rad Fest Women’s Expo

Thursday,  March 22


421 N 7th St


Equal parts job fair, showcase, market, and conference, the inaugural Rad Fest brings together women-led businesses and ideas for a productive day of networking and celebration in honor of Women’s History Month.


City & State PA’s 2018 Above & Beyond Awards: Honoring Women of Public and Civic Mind

Thursday, March 22

5:30 – 7:30pm   

325 Chestnut St.

Cost: $35

Join City & State PA for their inaugural event recognizing 25 exceptional women from the Commonwealth for their accomplishments across various sectors including politics, healthcare, education, nonprofits and beyond. Join them for an evening of shining a light on these powerful women who have distinguished themselves in their respective industries!



February 8, 2018 – March 24, 2018  

Esther Klein Gallery

3600 Market St.

Cost: Free

[RE]Imagining Science showcases researchers’ work in the fields of visual and sound arts, design, sciences and social sciences. The exhibit features large-scale sculptural objects, photographs, installations, video works, interactive environments, microscopy images, and sound works.