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What’s Happening In Philly

30th Street Craft Market at 30th Street Station

This Valentine show will highlight 30 local artists and craftspeople in America’s third-busiest railway station. The list of vendors features some of Philly’s finest makers of lovely local gifts like jewelry, hand-knits, prints, cards, glassware, ceramics and more. The market will be inside 30th Street Station. Presented by University City District and VIX Emporium.

30th Street Station, 2955 Market St.
Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pay as you go


Supremes Exhibition at African American Museum

Nearly a half-century after American female singing group the Supremes conquered the airwaves and rose to international stardom, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, in cooperation with Blair-Murrah Exhibitions, will celebrate the group’s historic imprint on American culture, women’s history, music and fashion through a groundbreaking new exhibit. “Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection,” will feature over 30 of the Supremes’ most glamorous gowns. “Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection” is a showcase conceived by Mary Wilson, an original member of the Supremes. In addition to the group’s stunning gowns, “Come See About Me” will feature rarely seen video footage, gold records and album covers, historic photographs, and contemporary magazine and news articles. Wilson’s determined journey toward self-actualization — a story of universal relevance for women of all ages and backgrounds — will also be a key theme of the presentation.

African American Museum, 701 Arch St.
Now through June 30


Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ at the Kimmel Center

The New York Times calls “American Idiot” “thrilling and emotionally charged, as moving as anything on Broadway!” Based on Green Day’s groundbreaking rock opera of the same name, this daring new musical tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. It features the smash hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “Holiday” and “21 Guns.”

Merriam Theater, 1500 Walnut St.
Feb. 12-17
Cost: prices vary


Night Skies in the Observatory at the Franklin Institute

Hosted by Derrick Pitts, chief astronomer at the Franklin Institute, the Joel N. Bloom Observatory is open late to the public and offers five different telescopes for visitors to view celestial objects in the sky, including stars, planets, nebulae, and if conditions are right, a galaxy or two. The evening includes a Fels Planetarium show and a lecture or presentation (appropriate for ages 5 and up) on an astronomical or space science topic. The observatory is staffed with knowledgeable observers, and free star maps are provided. Meet some big stars on the second Thursday of each month at the Franklin Institute! Admission is $5. Members are free. Advance reservations are not needed. Tickets are sold onsite upon arrival.

Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th St.
Thursday, Feb. 14, 6-9p.m.
Cost: $5, free for members


Sweet Honey in the Rock … A Tribute

Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock unveils its most adventurous live presentation yet, a tribute titled “Sweet Honey in the Rock: Remembering Odetta and Miriam,” with a special salute to Abbey Lincoln. Featuring a seasoned jazz trio on several songs, Sweet Honey in the Rock honors the legacies of these distinct and outspoken musical icons in an incredible program with a special segment dedicated to each artist and new arrangements of some of their classic and most popular recordings. Premiered at Jazz at Lincoln Center in a spectacular set of performances, the live recording will be released as an album including songs along the lines of Odetta’s “Freedom Suite” and “Midnight Special,” Makeba’s “Pata Pata” and “Sabou Maya,” and Lincoln’s “A Turtle’s Dream” and “Down Here Below.”

Merriam Theater, 1500 Walnut St.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Cost: prices vary