Directed by Jack O’Brien, this musical tells the beloved story of Fraulein Maria and the Von Trapp family at the beginning of the Second World War in Austria. The original film soundtrack won a Grammy, a Tony and an Academy Award.
PostSecret is a website and movement that allows people to anonymously share their untold secrets. Using submitted secrets, this show will use audience participation to create a crowd-sourced narrative to give the history of some of these incredible secrets. A Saturday matinee of the show will be ASL interpreted.
Hometown heavyweights Dr. Dog is a party in perpetual motion. Part Beach Boys sweetness, part psychedelic jam, they can swing from contemplative, throwback rock to high-energy anthems with the smoothest of transitions. Florida band Hop Along opens.
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
1100 Chestnut St.
Saratoga Springs rock trio Wild Adriatic cites classic rock and soul among their influences, as well as contemporaries My Morning Jacket and Alabama Shakes. Catch them before the head to Europe for a tour. Fellow New Yorkers Animal Years and Philly’s own The Wayside Shakeup open.
Questlove returns to The Fillmore as Questlove Supreme, spinning records to create one of the town’s most incredible dance parties. Even if Philly couldn’t claim his as a hometown hero, we know he has one of the best tastes in tunes around.
Saturday, 1 p.m.
300 S. Broad St.
Organist Michael Stairs performs a brief piece on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ to demonstrate the instrument’s rich sounds combined with the acoustics of Verizon Hall. This is part of an expansion to the daily, hour-long tour of the Kimmel Center that depart from the information desk in the Commonwealth Plaza.
Khaner Plays Mozart
Thursday through Mar. 20
300 S. Broad St.
From $35, Kimmelcenter.org
This evening of optimistic, Spring-inspired music begins with “Orchestral Suite No. 3” by J.S. Bach, followed by flautist Jeffrey Khaner performing Mozart’s energetic and optimistic “Flute Concerto No. 1.” Haydn’s “Symphony No. 83,” also known as ‘The Hen,’ concludes the performance.
Fairmount Water Works Family Tours
Thursday through Jun. 25
Fairmount Water Works
640 Water Works Dr.
Tour the Fairmount Water Works and learn about the grounds and history of this National Historic Landmark. A film and a tour will give more detail about the beginnings of the building as a water filtration plant in 1815, to its current use as an urban water education center.
Legendary Civil War Ladies
Sunday, 1 p.m.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave.
From $9, Thelaurelhillcemetery.org
Historian Kerry Bryan tells stories about the sacrifice and the struggles of women during the Civil War. In conjunction with this year’s One Book Philadelphia selection, “Cold Mountain,” she will portray such women as Benjamin Franklin’s granddaughter.
Pruning for the Homeowner
Thursday through Mar. 19
100 E. Northwestern Ave.
From $50, Morrisarboretum.org
This two-part class instructs on how to correctly prune shrubs and small trees. Chief Horticulturist at the Morris Arboretum Vince Marrocco will teach about naturalistic pruning, as well as methods for creating attractive hedges and reducing overgrowth. Students should bring hand pruners and a small pruning saw.