Events 3/23-3/29: The Electric Lady Series, #WomensHistoryMonth Panels, Film Screenings & More

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly from Friday, March 23 to Thursday, March 29. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eyes

Running through April 8

The Arden

40 N. 2nd St.


This powerful adaptation explores the destructive power of racism and the strength of a community attempting to embrace an era of change. Extended by popular demand, make sure to purchase your tickets in advance as they sell out quickly!


Elements of Friction

March 23-24  

3 pm (Saturday) & 8 pm

The Icebox Project Space

1400 N. American St.

Cost: $15-20

When everything is wrong, do you ground yourself first–or charge into the flames? Tangle Movement Arts presents Elements of Friction, a circus-theater experience. Philadelphia Weekly says Tangle “blends circus-style acrobatics with a smart theatrical spin.” Don’t miss this unique performance!


2001: A Space Odyssey- 50 Years Later

Saturday, March 24

7:30 pm

The Gershman Y   

401 S Broad St.

Cost: $12

Attend a mind-bending evening that will feature multimedia presentations, a panel discussion, film clips, and video about Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece, 2001: A Space Odyssey.  



Saturday, March 24

11 am – 4 pm

Penn Museum

3260 South St. 

Cost: Free with Museum admission  

The Penn Museum is celebrating all things Egyptian at their upcoming World Culture Day. The galleries will come to life with a medley of activities to help visitors discover ancient Egypt, one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Come out and enjoy a Mummy Makers workshop, interactive belly-dancing, art-making, games, Egyptian hieroglyph lessons, and talks on Egyptian history and archaeology.


QFLIX + TWFF 2018: Centerpiece Film: The Feels

Sunday, March 25

2:30 – 4:30 pm

University of the Arts – Connelly Auditorium Terra Hall – 8th Floor

211 South Broad St.

Don’t miss this special screening of, “The Feels,” a funny, sexy, lesbian story of a bachelorette party gone awry featuring Constance Wu, star of, “Fresh off the Boat.” This screening is a part of the QFlix Film Festival, an exhibition of, American and international, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual and queer independent film in the Philadelphia region.


Ballet, Bourbon and Brunch

Sunday, March 25  

1 pm

La Peg

140 North Columbus Blvd. 

Cost: $30

La Peg at FringeArts will host Ballet, Bourbon and Brunch: a lively private ballet lesson, followed by a bourbon tasting and buffet-style, New Orleans-inspired brunch. Attendees will learn the basics of ballet in a 45-minute lesson, followed by food and drink! Tickets are strictly limited to 30 guests and are expected to sell out quickly so please call 215-375-7744 to reserve your place.


Camden Supper Club

Monday, March 26th

6:30 pm

Freddy’s Restaurant

3200 Westfield Ave, Camden, NJ 08105

Join the Camden Supper Club for their March dinner. This month’s meal will be at Freddy’s, a Puerto Rican restaurant. Please RSVP by emailing


ENOUGH: A Discussion About Rape Culture

Monday, March 26

6 pm – 8 pm

William Way LGBT Community Center

1315 Spruce St.

Lara Witt will be leading a discussion in which panelists will delve into what rape culture means and what it looks like, as well as what tools we can use to dismantle it, and how we can take into account the intersections of race, gender and beyond. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!


Assembling a Monumental Speech/Orchestra

Tuesday, March 27

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Moore College of Art & Design

1916 Race St.

Cost: Free

This program will explore four projects that challenged and engaged viewers throughout Philadelphia in the fall of 2017: Monument Lab, Philadelphia Assembled, Speech/Acts, and Symphony for a Broken Orchestra. Register today!


Women in Sustainability Leadership Panel

Tuesday, March 27

5:30 pm – 8 pm  


1900 Market St.

Cost: $15

Green Philly is continuing their “Beyond the Blog” event series which gives in-depth perspective of current sustainability issues. This upcoming panel will cover a range of topics from collaboration, leadership, and professional development from women who have made an impact on sustainability. Join Green Philly for a great discussion!  



Tuesday, March 27

6:30 pm – 9 pm

Location: TBA

Cost: $10

Part of The Electric Lady Series, boss ladies share how they turned their passion into profit.  Don’t miss this panel discussion led by Alexis Mercado about how women of color in Philadelphia have turned their passion into their careers!


From Moment to Movement

Wednesday, March 28

7 pm – 8:30 pm


150 North 6th St.

Cost: Free

As the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements grow, it’s important to continue the work and conversation around women, sexual harassment, and how to create intersectional change. Join WHYY’s Marty Moss-Coane of Radio Times and Maiken Scott of The Pulse, as well as human resources expert Alison Diflorio, and journalist Annette John-Hall, for an evening of panels and learning and support in building this movement.


Women Lead(ers) 2.0

Thursday, March 29  

6 pm – 8:30 pm

Science History Institute

315 Chestnut St.


Young Involved Philadelphia invites all for a panel discussion and networking reception to learn concrete tools and methods to navigate the workplace as a woman. There will be a panel of female professionals from the nonprofit, education, business, government, and tech sectors. Don’t miss this!


“O”: A conversation about sex-positivity and pleasure for women

Thursday, March 29

6 pm – 9 pm

Art Sanctuary

628 S 16th St.

Cost: $10  

The Electric Lady Series presents a conversation about sex-positivity and pleasure for women. In this space, the priority is pleasure for women. They will tackle the taboos that hinder women and map out the pathway to sexual liberation.