You can celebrate “The Crown” in Delaware, take in a baseball game or hear music from legends in the making − and legends taking their last bow.
Costuming ‘The Crown’ panel discussion
5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware
March 30; 3 p.m.
Panel, $20-$40; exhibit admission, $6-$20
The Netflix show “The Crown” has generated an enormous following with its depiction of the life of the world’s longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. While we don’t know if the 92-year-old queen watches, the story of her life from coronation through (so far) the first 10 years of her reign has riveted viewers. “Costuming the Crown” is an exhibit of 40 costumes from the series. The panel discussion, at the Winterthur, includes executive producer Suzanne Mackie and designers Michele Clapton and Jane Petrie, both Emmy winners for their work on the show. The third season of “The Crown,” due later this year, will switch out Claire Foy with Oscar winner Olivia Colman playing the queen in the years 1964 -1976.
An Evening with Women in Leadership
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St., Philadelphia
March 28; 7-9 p.m.
As Women’s History Month winds down, there’s a last chance to celebrate with some dynamic women in a panel discussion based on the themes of the current exhibit, “Welcome the Stranger” by Micaela Amateau Amato. Black Pearl Chamber Orchestra founder Jeri Lyn Johnson, DJ Vernique Field of Into Live Entertainment, entrepreneur Carol Stoudt of Stoudts Brewery and artist Amy Selvin of Selvin Glass.
291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside, Pennsylvania
March 29; 7:30 p.m.
Hailing from East LA, Los Lobos has enjoyed a four-decade career with a lineup that’s been together since 1984. Founding members David Hidalgo and Louie Perez met in high school in 1973, and they have been making music ever since. Although best known to some for their 1987 hit, the cover of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba,” the band has recorded 21 albums, appeared on movie soundtracks and released two live performance DVDs while touring the world. Los Lobos was honored with a Latin Grammy for Lifetime Achievement in 2011.
Kiss End of the Road World Tour
Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
March 29; 7:30 p.m.
$72 and up
Like Los Lobos, Kiss began in 1973 (must have been a great year for musicians) in New York City. The four original members, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Peter Criss and Paul Stanley, soon became known for their dynamic live performances along with elaborate costumes and full-face makeup, based on common comic book character archetypes. After hits “Rock and Roll All Night,” “Beth” and “I Was Made for Loving You,” Kiss “unmasked,” went through multiple lineup changes, reunited, and then changed lineups again. Founding members Simmons and Stanley say this tour is the last for them and the band.
Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves
Citizens Bank Park, Philadelphia
March 28; 3:05 p.m.
$18 and up
It’s officially spring, and major league baseball is back at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies season begins with a home stand against the Atlanta Braves with games Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The home opener is mostly sold out, but tickets may still be available via Stubhub.com or by calling the Philadelphia Phillies customer service number at 215-463-1000. You may notice a slight tweak in the uniforms this year, and Citizens Bank Center has added (and subtracted) some eating options, including replacing McFadden’s Bar with a new one, Pass and Stow, and adding a Shake Shack. Questlove’s vegan cheesesteaks will be available as well. Note to fans: The new bar, unlike McFadden’s, is no longer accessible without a game ticket.
Gary Clark Jr.
The Met Philadelphia
858 N. Broad St.
March 29: 8:30 p.m.
$34 and up
The 35-year-old Austin, Texas-born bluesman is making a case for future legend status, as he’s shredded his way to industry respect. The title track of “This Land,” his latest release, is based on an experience Clark had after buying a 50-acre farm in his native Texas and having his neighbor question who lived there.
Sonic Seasonal At Skyspace with Laraaji
The Skyspace at Chestnut Hill Meeting
20 E. Mermaid Lane, Philadelphia
March 29, 30; 6:30-8:30 p.m.
When Chestnut Hill’s Quaker meetinghouse was finished in 2013, it included artist James Turrell’s art installation “Greet the Light.” Turrell’s light show complements the natural light coming through the retractable roof, which is the basis of the “Sonic Seasonal” event, sponsored by curators of quirkiness the Atlas Obscura Society Philadelphia. Visitors are encouraged to lie down on the benches or floor, while the music of Laraajii , created specifically for the event, engages the viewer in way meant to entice multiple senses. Craft Tea will provide a custom blend to take the sensory experience even further.
Philly Wine Week
Various venues, prices
April 1 -7
It’s always wine o’clock somewhere. This week, you can celebrate the fruit of the vine daily during Philly Wine Week. Local and international wines will be featured in diverse varietals at more than 50 venues. That includes tastings, receptions, dinners, parties, pairings and educational events. Participating venues include Nineteen, Walnut Street Café, Amada, Fork, Parc, Barclay Prime, and Terrain Café.
Philly Celebrates Jazz 2019
Various venues, prices
Philly Celebrates Jazz Kickoff Event
Mayor’s Reception Room (Room 202), City Hall
March 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Free with RSVP
In 2001, John Edward Hesse, a curator at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, established Jazz Appreciation Month to promote awareness of the genre and its contributions to American society. Philadelphia, a place receptive to jazz music and musicians from the genre’s very beginnings, embraces the month fully with more than 200 performances, films, dance lessons, and panel discussions. Many events are free, others are ticketed. This year’s kickoff event at City Hall honors guitarist Kevin Eubanks with the 2019 Benny Golson Award and vocalist Ella Gahnt with the Philly Celebrates Jazz Award.
“The Importance of Being Earnest”
Vasey Hall, Villanova University
800 Lancaster Ave.
Through April 14
$21 and up
The comedic classic from the pen of Irish author and playwright Oscar Wilde has been performed continuously since its debut in 1895. That’s despite a rocky start in London when Wilde was targeted by the influential father of his male lover who disapproved of the relationship. From the notoriety of that scandal and the play’s overall themes mocking self-importance and societal mores of the time, Wilde had an enduring hit on his hands. The Villanova production offers a “Wine Down Wednesday” on April 10 that includes a complimentary glass of wine. Speaker’s Night on April 11 includes a panel with the director, dramaturg, cast and crew after the show.
“The Glass Menagerie”
915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township, New Jersey
Through March 31
Another theatrical classic, “The Glass Menagerie” tells the story of the Wingfields of 1930s St. Louis as the family navigates the kind of struggles that has resonated with theater-goers for almost a century. Williams’ first play helped make him wildly successful and is said to be, like much of his work, based his own strained family relationships.
Sonya Clark: Monumental Cloth, The Flag We Should Know
The Fabric Workshop and Museum
1214 Arch St., Philadelphia
March 29 opening, 6-8 p.m.
Through August 4.
On April 9, 1865, General Robert E. Lee declared defeat at the Appomattox Court House in Virginia using a lowly dishcloth to symbol his surrender. The “truce flag” is re-examined by artist and professor Sonya Clark in six new works and via several events including children’s programs, performances, displays and talks at two museums – the Fabric Workshop and Museum, where she’s been in residency for two years, and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.
Graffiti and Ornament
4000 Woodland Ave., Philadelphia
Through April 28
March 31, opening reception, 1-4 p.m.
Artists Roberto Lugo and Leo Tecosky display their pottery and glass pieces at the Hamilton Mansion in the 54-acre Woodlands Park and Cemetery. The artists both use their work to draw a connection between the hip-hop, graffiti and poetry that influenced them while connecting their art to the history of the storied mansion. Consider it a mashup of the old and new, housed in an unexpected place. The Woodlands itself is a beautiful outdoor space − in the midst of a busy city − utilized by joggers, dog walkers and more and is the host of other annual events.
Millennium Tour: B2K, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins
1776 N. Broad St., Philadelphia
March 30; 7:30 p.m.
$79.50 and up
R&B boy band heartthrobs B2K, R&B group Pretty Ricky, singer Lloyd and trap rappers the Ying Yang Twins swing by on a tour hoping to generate some nostalgia for their hitmaking days. At one time or another, these acts ruled the R&B and rap charts with hits like B2K’s “Gots To Be,” Pretty Ricky’s “On The Hotline,” and the Ying Yang Twins’ “Wait (The Whisper Song).” Lloyd scored the most recent hit with 2016’s heartfelt ballad, “Tru.”