“Good People” playing at Walnut Street Theatre
“Good People” takes you to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. This new American play is a smart, funny and suspenseful story about people who succeed and the “Good People” who help them do it.
Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St.
March 20 through April 28
Fourth annual Philly Chili Bowl
Join us for our fourth annual chili cook-off with good people, good food and good music (provided by DJ 2-Tone Jones!). Twenty-five competitors will get to showcase their culinary skills in front of several notable Philly restaurants, chefs, critics and beyond. Competitors who purchase their chili products at Di Bruno Bros. will receive a 10 percent discount.
RUBA Club Studios, 414 Green St.
Saturday, March 9, 4 p.m. for contestants, 5:30 for spectators
Brewer’s Plate event at Constitution Center
Fair Food once again brings you a celebration of our region’s craft breweries, restaurants, farmers and artisanal producers — all independently owned and located within 150 miles of the city! Join us for our ninth year of Brewer’s Plate: a one-of-a-kind tasting event that pairs craft beer with local gourmet food for eaters of all kinds!
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.
Sunday, March 10, 6-9 p.m.
“A Raisin In The Sun” at Arden Theatre
In Chicago’s South Side in the early 1950s, a life insurance check sent to the Youngers’ home arrives with the promise of change. This African-American family then considers buying a house in the all-white Clybourne Park, but conflicting aspirations and a neighborhood’s intolerance threaten the dream’s reality. Walter Dallas (“The Piano Lesson,” “Blue Door”) directs this classic drama that paved the way for the African-American voice to be heard onstage.
Arden Theatre Co., 40 N. 2nd St.
March 7 through April 21
Philly Museum of Art presents “Journeys To New Worlds” exhibition
With a rare group of paintings, decorative arts and sculptures from the collection of Roberta and Richard Huber, “Journeys to New Worlds” explores the artistic exchanges between Spain and Portugal and their colonies in the Americas and Asia during the 17th and 18th centuries. This unique combination of rich visual traditions offers viewers a glimpse into the fascinating history and global influence of Iberian colonial art.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Perelman Building, 2525 Pennsylvania Ave.
Now through May 19
Cost: Free with admission