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Mark Your Calendars for These March Happenings

| March 2, 2020 |

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Joan Miró (1893-1983), “Rhythmic Figures (Personnages rythmiques)” or “Woman and Birds” (1934, cotton and wool with silk), woven in Aubusson

Through 5/10

Marie Cuttoli: The Modern Thread from Miró to Man Ray

It wasn’t enough for entrepreneur and arts patron Marie Cuttoli to collect works from names like Man Ray, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso—she also inspired these famous creatives to revive the obscure, lost art of French tapestry in the 1930s. The exhibition traces Cuttoli’s career from her origins in fashion to art-world insider. 11a.m. - 5 p.m., tickets from $25, Barnes Foundation, Parkway District, barnesfoundation.org

Through 3/17

Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Soldier

Richard St. George was an Irish soldier from the Revolutionary era—and now he’s the face of the Museum of the American Revolution’s special exhibition in March. Peruse the sketches, published cartoons and commissioned portraits he created to document his experiences while at war. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., tickets from $20, Museum of the American Revolution, Old City, amrevmuseum.org

Through 3/22

Fully Saturated

Featuring works by over 30 artists, including Bill Scott, Moe Brooker, Jessie Drew Bear and Benjamin Passione, the Woodmere’s new exhibit explores the use of color in a range of mediums. Times and prices vary, Woodmere Art Museum, Chestnut Hill, woodmereartmuseum.org


Through 5/16

BeethovenNOW

For his 250th birthday, the Philadelphia Orchestra celebrates Beethoven with performances of all nine of his symphonies every week through mid-March. Look to composer-in-residence Gabriela Lena Frank and fellow composers from her Creative Academy of Music to reinvent Beethoven’s extraordinary classics. Times vary, tickets from $48, locations vary, philorch.org


Through 7/12

Awakened in You

PAFA’s latest exhibition features over 70 pieces created by renowned African American artists from the late 19th to 20th centuries. Featured artists include Harlem Renaissance sculptors Richmond Barthé and Augusta Savage. This culturally significant collection was gifted to the museum by American educator and arts advocate Constance E. Clayton. Times vary, tickets from $8, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, North Broad, pafa.org


3/5-15

La Bayadère

The renowned Pennsylvania Ballet, whose dancers appeared behind Natalie Portman in the psychological thriller Black Swan, are putting on an electrifying performance of the classic love story La Bayadère. Artistic Director Angel Corella takes us back in time to royal India for his restaging of this famous love triangle. Times vary, tickets from $37, Academy of Music, Avenue of the Arts, paballet.org


3/12

Dan + Shay

You’ll be listening to the hits of this pop-country duo for 10,000 hours to prepare for their stop in Philadelphia. Snag VIP tickets for exclusive merch and front-row seats—and don’t forget to drink on-theme with shots of tequila while you shout the lyrics to their chart-toppers. Tickets from $36, VIP from $179, Wells Fargo Center, Stadium District, wellsfargocenterphilly.com


3/13

Billie Eilish

After debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and becoming the youngest and the only female to ever secure the four main Grammy titles, it’s clear that 18-year-old singer Billie Eilish is taking the entertainment industry by storm—albeit through lullaby crooning atop saccharine synths. She’s bringing her bad-guy energy to the Wells Fargo Center for one night only. 7:30 p.m., tickets from $40, Wells Fargo Center, Stadium District, wellsfargocenterphilly.com


3/14

The BIG Event 2.0

Celebrate Notorious B.I.G.—aka one of the greatest rappers of all time—during this one-night pop-up exhibit. Watch as artists from the Philadelphia area pay tribute to the late rapper over sips of wine and fun giveaways. The first 1,000 tickets are free and the proceeds go toward the future opening of The Blackbird Community Center. 4-9 p.m., ticketsfrom $10, Philly Art Collective, Old City, phillyartshow.com


3/17-29

Les Misérables

Do you hear the people sing? We do, which can only mean one thing: Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables is back in town. There’s something new to love about the production no matter how many times you’ve seen this stage adaptation of Victor Hugo’s literary classic. Times vary, tickets from $39, Academy of Music, Avenue of the Arts, academyofmusic.org


3/28

Philly Chocolate, Wine & Whiskey Festival

The next time you feel guilty eating chocolate, remind yourself that it is a great source of antioxidants. And what goes better with chocolate than wine? Satisfy those indulgences at the Philly Chocolate, Wine & Whiskey Festival. There will be no shortage of flavor from artisan chocolates to unlimited wine pours and whiskey samples. Times vary, tickets from $45, 23rd Street Armory, Center City, chocolatewinewhiskey.com



Photography by: PHOTO COURTESY OF © SUCCESSIÓ MIRÓ/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/ADAGP, PARIS 2019 AND THE BARNES FOUNDATION