Calendar: March 2-8

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Sat., Mar. 5, 8pm. $10. Vox Populi, 319 N. 11th St. 215.238.1236.

Sunday, March 6

Alternative Living Expo
Are you trying to live a green, retro-futuristic lifestyle all while planning the best darn three-way commitment ceremony ever? It’s hard to find a way to do it all. But the Alternative Lifestyle Expo can help you navigate all your needs with one short trip to Oaks, Pa. The Distinct Pleasures Gala, with all the fine candy, toys (yes, those kind of toys), food and liquor you can imagine will help you be as ... refined as possible. The Alternative Bridal Expo will help you spice up your regular wedding, or totally reinvent the wheel with the quirkiest performers, photographers, dresses, jewelry and videographers you can imagine. And if that isn’t enough for your particular lifestyle, the Back Home to the Future Show brings some of the finest steampunk craftspeople to town to make sure your abode is as high-tech as 1890s London can possibly get. -Alli Katz

Also on Sat., March 5. $20. The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks. 484.754.3976.

Wild Flag
The Dead Weather, Them Crooked Vultures, Shrinebuilder ... right now we’re in the middle of the greatest era of rock supergroups since the days of Bad English and Damn Yankees! (Let’s try to forget about Audioslave and Velvet Revolver, if we can.) Adding themselves to the supergroup list—and they might be the best of all—is Wild Flag: Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss (both Sleater-Kinney alum), along with Helium’s Mary Timony and the Minders’ Rebecca Cole. Together, they make a sometimes-chaotic, psychedelic power-pop racket that from all accounts is not to be missed. Given their individual pedigrees, we imagine the sum of these parts will indeed make for one of the best shows of the year. -Michael Alan Goldberg

Sun., March 6. 9pm. $12. With Yellow Fever. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. 215.739.9684.

Monday, March 7

The Unfinished Business of Women’s Equality
Ladies, did you know that the very first Girl Scout cookie was sold right here in Philly? Or that Betsy Ross married her first husband when she was 21 at a bar in New Jersey? These are just some of the fun facts you can learn this month at the Constitution Center, which is honoring Women’s History Month with a series of estrogen-fueled programs and exhibitions. Visitors can trace the defining moments in the fight for gender equality from 1920 to today while learning about the awesome women who have called this city home through an interactive show. Stories about the nation’s most notorious female spies will also be revealed as part of the museum’s newest exhibit, Spies, Traitors & Sabotage: Fear and Freedom in America. When it’s all said and done, you can put your knowledge of women’s history to the test and compete against a friend on a giant board game. -Nicole Finkbiner

Through March 31. $8-$12. The National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. 215.409.6700.

Tuesday, March 8

Sic Alps
Now that the indie-sphere’s 2009 lo-fi rock hype has dissolved, the real gems are rising to the surface. San Francisco’s Sic Alps have concealed pop nuggets under layers of hissing amp static since 2004, when the drum and bass duo released a limited edition cassette called Semi Streets. This year, they delivered Napa Asylum, a 22-song garage-burner that connects the true grit of 2007’s Description of the Harbor with the pop-smear of 2008’s U.S. Ez (released by Philly’s Siltbreeze label). Merging the Bonnie and Clyde heroism of “Message from the Law” and the razor-hook of “Gelly Roll Gum Drop,” it’s the fiercest rock record of the year (so far). -E.S.

8pm. Free. With Magik Markers. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St. 215.573.3234.

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1. Anonymous said... on Mar 12, 2014 at 03:40PM

“That is a lot of things going on in one day. Are you trying to do all of them, or do you have a path of which to follow? Or better yet, a path which you build, where you choose?”


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