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5 Can’t-Miss Events Happening in the Main Line Region in March

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Check out our short list of must-do arts and entertainment events happening in March around the Main Line region.

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Photo courtesy of The Smithereens

EDITOR’S PICK

March 18

The Smithereens at Ardmore Music Hall

Anyone who went to college in the mid-’80s should remember Carteret, N.J.’s Smithereens. The powerful live outfit had a short string of memorable hits, including “A Girl Like You” and “Behind the Wall of Sleep.” All were sung by band leader Pat DiNizio, who passed away in 2017 at 62. The group continues to perform with help from fill-in vocalists. This show features Marshall Crenshaw, a minor ’80s legend in his own right. Visit ardmoremusichall.com

—Hobart Rowland

artwork

Wayne Thiebaud, “Pies, Pies, Pies,” 1961. Oil on canvas, 20 x 30 in. Crocker Art Museum, gift of Philip L. Ehlert in memory of Dorothy Evelyn Ehlert, 1974.12. 2022 Wayne Thiebaud/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS). N.Y.

Thru April 11

Wayne Thiebaud 100: Paintings, Prints, and Drawings at Brandywine River Museum of Art

Sacramento, Calif.’s Crocker Art Museum organized this varied exhibition to spotlight the remarkable 70-year career of celebrated artist Wayne Thiebaud, who passed away last year at 101. The retrospective features a selection of his paintings, watercolors and prints. Visit brandywine.org

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Photo courtesy of Universal Music

March 9–April 3

Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical at People’s Light

Get set for the world premiere of this propulsive musical by B. Jeffrey Madoff, which celebrates the journey of R&B legend Lloyd “Mr. Personality” Price. Visit peopleslight.org

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Photo by R. Kennedy/Visit Philadelphia

March 12

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Philadelphia

Celebrate 250 Years of “faith, family, friendship and heritage” at this iconic parade and cultural event. Visit philadelphiastpatsparade.com

March 12

Cabbage & Stout 5K in West Chester

Don your most festive Irish garb to snare a prize in this St. Paddy’s Day 5K winding through West Chester. Then celebrate your finish with a beer and a plate of broiled cabbage and potatoes at the Stove & Tap after-party.
Visit racemob.com

For more events, check out mainlinetoday.com.