4 things to do in Philly this weekend that aren’t the papal Mass

Blaise Tobia

Whether you’re a sinner or a saint, here are four things to do during #PopeinPhilly.

1.The Pope’s Favorite Films: ‘La Strada’

Thursday, 7:40 p.m.

Prince Theater

1412 Chestnut St.

$8 – $10, 215-422-4580


This 1954 Italian drama, directed by Federico Fellini, tells the story of the young Gelsomina, forced into a relationship with circus strongman Zampano. But when she attempts to escape and encounters The Fool, Gelsomina realizes she doesn’t need to continue playing second fiddle to her husband.

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2.Cabaret Verite III: Our Family Meeting

Saturday, 8 p.m.

William Way LGBT Community Center Ballroom

1315 Spruce St.

$18 – $25, 215-732-7494


Come to the William Way Center for a different kind of meeting of families: Andrew Crowley, Messapotamia Lefae, Jaye Sanders, Ibrahim Vicks and Tom Wilson sing, dance and speak about families of all shapes and sizes.

3.​Pope Up: Pope-Inspired Art


Globe Dye Works

4500 Worth St.

Free, 215-288-4554


This is your last chance to catch the exhibit of papal-themed sculptures from a variety of artists, ranging from the traditional to the wacky. It’s part of the Fringe Festival.

4.Pontification: A Week of Bad Habits

Through Saturday, 10 p.m.

The Trestle Inn

339 N. 11th St.

Free, 267-239-0290


Trestle is hosting nightly parties: Thursday is the Fallen Angel Disco Dance Party with Shearn and Del, the Save Your Soul Dance Party is on Friday with Sir Racha, and Saturday sees the Dancing in Heaven Dance Party with DJ September. Drink specials include $5 Heaven and Helles Citywide.

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