Pub crawl with Craft Beer Express
The concept behind the Craft Beer Express is simple: A handful of Philly bar owners wanted to share their love of beer with people who appreciate a fine brew as much as they do. What better way than a pub crawl? We collaborated to create a crawl that would attract a knowledgeable audience who has a passion for quality beers and in-depth tasting events. Just like that, the CBX was born. While we’d love to have as large a crowd as possible at our bars, we’d also like to make sure everyone is comfortable, so ticket sales are limited. We constantly add buses to the route to minimize wait times and to maximize adequate seating. The CBX grows every year (two events per year), so gather your friends and enjoy the finest beers Philly has to offer. Tickets are available online until the day of the event.
March 9, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“Great and Mighty Things” showcase at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
The power of self-taught artistic talent, the drive of the human spirit to create, and the wonders of highly original inner worlds revealed. These are just a few of the reasons why the Philadelphia Museum of Art is proud to debut the Jill and Sheldon Bonovitz Collection, a promised gift to the Museum of more than 200 works by self-taught artists.
Discover the visual strength and original beauty of these works by 27 untrained American artists, each with a moving personal story, many from disadvantaged, rural backgrounds far removed from the mainstream art world. This exhibition surprises and challenges museumgoers, forces examination of the conventional definition of the word “artist,” and shows that good art is good art regardless of the maker’s resume. Visitors will see unforgettable works, dating from the 1930s to 2010, by passionate artists who made objects of seductive richness that can stand alongside the best of modern and contemporary art.
Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
March 3 through June 9
Cost: free with admission
Women’s History Month at the National Constitution Center
In this engaging show, learn about the remarkable women who have called Philadelphia home, such as Betsy Ross and Marian Anderson. Take a special self-guided tour of the Center’s main exhibition to see highlights defining moments in women’s history, such as a judicial robe worn by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and a collection of artifacts from Susan B. Anthony and the movement for women’s suffrage. With this fascinating show, you’ll get to know extraordinary women throughout history and the issues they faced while trying to secure equal rights.
National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St.
Cost: free with admission
International House Philadelphia opens “First 100 Years” exhibition
Over the decades, IHP has amassed an incredible archive of documents, including photographs, original correspondence, newsletters and press clippings. These have now been assembled, with the generous help of Vision Graphics Custom Framing, into a fascinating exhibit illustrating the story of International House from its beginning. This story reveals a common thread through the changing physical, economic, religious and political climates that have given International House Philadelphia a prominent place among institutions that advocate for open dialog, cultural exchange, progressive thinking and peace.
International House Philadelphia, 3701 Chestnut St.
Exhibit open permanently
Penn Museum’s annual celebration of African culture
Penn Museum invites you to an afternoon exploration of the rich cultures of Africa and the African diaspora. This annual celebration features drum and dance workshops, storytelling, crafts, games, cuisine, and art and artifacts. Visitors can visit our Egypt and Africa Galleries as well as “Imagine Africa,” our special extended-run gallery project, to find out what intrigues other visitors about Africa and to share their own interests and understandings.
Penn Museum, 3260 South St.
Saturday, March 2, 1-4 p.m.
Cost: free with museum admission