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Here are the top 5 Campus Philly picks for events going on in Philly this week. For more events, visit the Campus Philly Events Calendar.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Present Dragons
Price: $10 – $95 | When: February 27th, 7:00 pm | Where: Wells Fargo Center – 3601 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148
Ever feel like you’ve regressed back to whining childhood during college? Fortunately, it’s okay to be a kid again at the circus, especially if it’s presented by the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Enjoy a slice of nostalgia at The Greatest Show on Earth, as they celebrate the year of the Dragon with jaw-dropping acts of bravery and gravity-defying shows of athleticism that make us go “ooh!” and “ahh!” just like the 5-year old sitting next to us.
WXPN’s 8th Annual Musicians on Call Benefit Concert
Price: $28 | When: February 29th, 7:00 | Where: World Cafe Live –
It’s difficult to rationalize going out in the middle of midterms, but WXPN allows you to party for a purpose at WXPN’s 8th Annual Musicians on Call Benefit concert. All proceeds from this event will benefit Musicians on Call, a community service group that sends musicians to six-area hospitals to perform at the bedsides of room-bound patients. And with performances by Diego Garcia and Special Guest Mutlu, you can expect musician therapy for your ears too.
Green, Urban, Glocal: Student Work from Philadelphia Design Schools
FREE! | When: Ongoing until March 2nd, Mondays-Saturdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sundays 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm | Where: Philadelphia Center for Architecture -1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
As society transforms, architectures are faced with an ever-expanding set of issues that reaches well beyond mere aesthetics. Each year, the Philadelphia Center for Architecture reminds us that Philly students are meeting these challenges by featuring the best of student work from five of Philadelphia’s Architecture and Design Schools, including Drexel University, Philadelphia University, Temple University, University of the Arts and University of Pennsylvania. The exhibit features work that tackles the challenge of going-green, becoming increasingly urban, and remaining local while addressing global implications.
The 3rd Annual Philly Chilli Bowl
Price: $10 to compete, $5 to eat | When: March 3, 4:00 pm for contestants, 5:30 pm for spectators| Where: Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street, Philadelphia PA 19147
For decades, rich delicious chili was left neglected on the competition scene, out-shined each year by scantily-clad women holding large plates of buffalo wings. Now, chilli is back for revenge in the 3rd annual Philly Chilli Bowl. Make the best chilli in Philly
(that rhymes)? Submit an application to compete by February 29th and come prepared with six courts of your best home-made recipe. For those who are more skilled at eating than cooking, it’s only $5 to taste the best of Philly and rub elbows with a star studded panel of judges including Di Bruno Brother’s owner Emilio Mignucci and Top Chef Winner Kevin Sbraga.
Beta Test Presents: Heroes
Price: $10 | When: March 3rd, 7:30 pm | Where: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia – 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hours of Super Mario can be seriously detrimental to your grades
(trust me, I know). Fortunately you can cram all your not-so-secret nerdom into one night at Beta Test Presents: Heroes, where our favorite stars of video games, anime and novels become the subjects of a musical tribute. Featuring music from Super Mario Land, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, Firefly, Batman, and many more, this event is sure to win the high-score in your heart.
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