Weekend Picks: Flower Show, Rent, St. Patrick’s Day Parade And More

Philly continues its march toward spring with a weekend full of fabulous events (and — helpful reminder! — daylight saving time).

Major theater and dance productions on the schedule for the next couple of days include Broadway Philadelphia’s Rent, BalletX‘s Spring Series of contemporary performances and the Pennsylvania Ballet‘s take on the classic story of Giselle about a girl who dies of a broken heart.

The PHS Philadelphia Flower Show wraps up Sunday, offering visitors one last chance to see the impressive displays and the winning concepts of the FTD World Cup, the world’s most prestigious floral design competition.

This weekend is packed with Women’s History Month events as well, including International Women’s Day celebrations at Asian Arts Initiative and The Logan, Philadelphia’s Hotel, plus a documentary screening at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown about the role African-American women played in World War II.

And food lovers can snag fixed-price meal deals during East Passyunk Restaurant Week (ends Friday), get an in-depth look at the restaurant industry at the Philly Chef Conference (Friday and Sunday) and check out the grand-opening celebration of Braeloch Brewing in Kennett Square (all weekend).

Cap the weekend off with Philly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and celebration on Sunday (and be mindful of road closures).

Select concerts this weekend — including James Bay and Bob Weir with Wolf Bros — are part of the Visit Philly Live Nation Hotel Package, a stellar hotel package that includes up to $230 in show-enhancing perks, including free hotel and concert parking, complimentary food and drinks during the show and other bonuses.

And don’t miss a chance to turn a fun weekend into a sleepover. Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for a weekend getaway featuring more than $200 in free perks.

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Read on for our guide to this weekend in Philadelphia.

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