If you’re looking for a taste of Philly’s arts scene, you don’t have to travel far from your The Hamilton apartment to get it. While Center City is considered the prime headquarters for the city’s arts and entertainment venues, the North Broad community recently got its own artistic outlet, which is quickly becoming a mainstay in the arts community. The Met Philadelphia—an historic opera house that has served a variety of functions over the past century, including as a church, sports venue and school—has reopened its doors as a comprehensive center for arts appreciation, where you can always find something to liven up your weekend (or your weeknights!).
Whether you’re into comedy or drama, music or dance, or all of the above, The Met will provide. Just in the coming weeks, the venue is hosting an eclectic lineup of shows, including:
Louis C.K.: The legendary comic takes the stage March 6 and 7, with a second show having been added by popular demand.
Sturgill Simpson: The country music sensation visits Philly with special guest Tyler Childers on March 14.
The Bachelor Live: Previous contestants from “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” host this interactive behind-the-scenes look at the popular shows, while single ladies in the audience will get the chance to make a connection on stage with one local bachelor. The fun all happens March 20.
Paul Reubens: Revisit your youth as the famed “Pee-wee Herman” actor takes the stage March 27 for a screening of “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure” to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the film.
BRAVA Philadelphia: On March 28, opera lovers can enjoy the talented artists from the Academy of Vocal Arts, which is celebrating its 85th anniversary.
Celtic Woman: St. Patrick’s Day may be over, but keep the party going until March 31 as the renowned all-female Irish musical ensemble converges on Philly.
With all of this top-notch entertainment just six blocks from your The Hamilton apartment, you can head out for dinner and a show without worrying about travel or time—making for an exciting night out enjoying the arts in Philadelphia.
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