Spring Break in Philly: 10 Cool Things to Do!

posted by , Bryn Mawr, '14 on March 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Spring break is on its way, and we’ve picked the best events that are going on while you’re off from school. Plan ahead to see cool concerts, exhibits and eat at great restaurants.

1. Harlem Globetrotters

When: Friday, March 8th at 7 pm Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. Philadelphia Price: $15

Check out this awesome exhibition basketball team that includes athleticism, theater and comedy!

2. Season Sneak Peak at the Eastern State Penitentiary 

When: Friday, March 15th  Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia Price: Free!

Eastern State Penitentiary is offering a FREE sneak peak preview of all their upcoming events and exhibits. Check it out.

3. Beautopia: A Face of Odyssey

When: Saturday, March 16th at 8 p.m Where: The Mask & Wig Club, 310 S Quince St, Philadelphia Price: $15 for students

Grab a few friends and head over to this show at some point during your break. It’s a chance to see a fun production about a delivery boy on his way to Antartica who is frozen in a block of ice. When he wakes up, he finds that the world’s problems have been solved, but is under the rule of an evil dictator. We think the plot sounds super cool, and you get to enjoy the student price of only $15.

4. Pink

When: Sunday, March 17th at 7:30 p.m Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street, Philadelphia

Pink, song-writer and musician, will be performing live at the Wells Fargo Center! Tickets are nearly sold out, so hurry and gather a group of friends.

5. Disclosure

When: Tuesday, March 19th at 8:30 p.m Where: Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia Price: $15-$17

Everyone’s raving about this upcoming concert. Disclosure, an electronic band from the UK, will be performing live at one of Philly’s coolest concert venues-Union Transfer. Whether you’re already familiar with their music or not, we hear they’re great performers. A junior at Bryn Mawr College gave us the inside scoop, and she also bought her tickets way in advance. “Disclosure’s songs, for me, are a perfect mix of eclectic vocals and chill house music. ‘Latch’ and ‘Control’ are two of my favorite songs at the moment,” Deanna Chang said. Check out her  song suggestions and buy your tickets soon.

6. Eric Whitacre and the Eric Whitacre Singers Inspirations: North American Debut Tour

When: Wednesday, March 20th at 8 p.m Where: The Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St Philadelphia Price: $24

Love music? Check out this Grammy Award winning choir perform on their debut U.S tour! Don’t miss the opportunity to hear 28 talented voices under one roof!

7.The Angels’ Share, Screening for Passport to World Cinema

When: Thursday, March 21st at 7:30 p.m Where: The Gershman Y, 401 S Broad St  Philadelphia Price: $5

Passport to World Cinema is a program featuring a handpicked selection of the year’s strongest films from around the globe. On March 21st, the program is screening the film The Angels’ Share, hailing from the UK, France, Belgium, and Italy by director Ken Loach. This awesome film is about a working-class hooligan and father-to-be, who sees a chance to turn his life of crime around.

8. Anberlin

When: Friday, March 22nd Where: Trocadero Theatre. 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia Price: $22.50

Anberlin, an American rock band, will be performing at the Trocadero Theatre. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:00pm. Come and jam with Anberlin at one of Philly’s most loved venues! Paper Route and All Get Out will also be performing.

9. Brunch at Sabrina’s Cafe

When: Anytime! Where: There are three locations spread out over University City, Fairmount, & Italian Market Price: Starting at $11

There’s no better way to unwind on Sunday at noon than to enjoy brunch with a few of your friends. We love Sabrina’s because its fun, affordable and absolutely delicious. Starting at only $11, you’ll find great portion entrees that include stuffed french toast, pumpkin pancakes, and more. Note: they do not accept brunch reservations.

10. The Mütter Museum

When: Anytime! Where: 19 South 22nd St., Philadelphia Price: only $15 for students

If you have the chance to check out some cool museums over break, we suggest this one. Philly has a bunch of great museums around, but this quirky place is definitely a good time. Check out antique medical equipment, wax models, and other medical oddities.

Plan ahead and enjoy your break!

You can contact Yara at yjishi@brynmawr.edu









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