XPN Weekend Arts Crawl…A parade of Irish arts for St. Patrick’s Day, The PA Ballet at 50, and more!

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Irish events abound for St. Patrick’s Day 2014 .  The annual parade is Sunday, and a number of musical and cultural events surround the holiday…including Celtic Nights: A Night of Music,Song and Dance at the Annenberg Center Saturday featuring musicians and dancers straight from the Old Sod. Here’s a full listing of Irish events in the area.

Carmina[1]The Pennsylvania Ballet celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special encore presentation with a live chorus of John Butler’s Carmina Burana, which has been in its repertoire since the 1960s, and the Company premiere of George Balanchine’s Stravinsky Violin Concerto. Friday and Saturday.

 

Plays & Players Theater launches a new yearly series for young audiences with the P.L.A.Y. (Philadelphia Local Artists for Youth) production of Delaware Mudtub and the Mighty Wampum, which explores myths around local animals — the great blue heron, the red fox, and the box turtle–from the indigenous people of the Delaware River, the Lenni-Lenape.  Through March 29.

491px-Descente_d'Absalon_par_Miss_Stena,_circus_poster,_ca._1890[1]This weekend is your last chance to see secrets of the circus in the traveling exhbiition Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890-1965 at the Mercer Museum in Doylestown.

Also this weekend…

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