Under the radar

West Side Story

March 27 – April 8

Times vary

$10 +

Kimmel Center

300 S. Broad St.


Heralded as one of the greatest musicals ever produced, West Side Story tells the Romeo-and-Juliet-reminiscent tale of Tony and Maria, two New York City lovers from different backgrounds. Since the play’s first Broadway production in 1957, it has procured a slew of Tony and Grammy awards, and its 1961 film adaptation won 10 Academy Awards.

Tickets are available through the Kimmel Center starting at $20, but limited quantities are available through Student Activities for $10 while supplies last.

The opening show on Tuesday starts at 7:30 p.m. Before the show, head down to Oyster House on 15th and Sansom streets for a 5 to 7 p.m. happy hour and $1 oysters for a swanky night on the town.


Yoga Rave

Fri., March 30

7 p.m.


2424 York St.


How can you rave while doing yoga? It seems counterintuitive, right? Or do yoga while raving? Well, folks, not only is it possible, it’s a trend that’s sweeping the globe full-force. So put down the Svedka and walk away from the pizza, because Friday night is dedicated to the healthier and more balanced alternative.

The party starts off with light yoga, then segues into a guided meditation by the yogi. From there, the music kicks in and attendees are encouraged to connect with the music. At the end of the night, there is a final guided meditation.

There will also be a bar – nonalcoholic, of course – and vegetarian offerings.

With the impending doom of finals week, the gorgeous weather keeping you out of the library and Spring Fling around the corner, head down to this alternative rave to find your center. Namaste.


First Aid Kit

Sat., March 31

8:30 p.m.


Union Transfer

1024 Spring Garden St.


The Swedish are coming, the Swedish are coming! First Aid Kit, the Swedish sister-duo Johanna and Kiara Söderberg, is hitting up Philadelphia on its North American tour. After New York City and Washington, D.C., these sisters will make their way to Philadelphia, and eventually mosey to California for Coachella.

With its whimsical folk tunes, First Aid Kit is reminiscent of musicians like Joanna Newsom, Cat Power and Fleet Foxes. Johanna, 21, and Kiara, 19, started recording in 2007 and will be headlining on “Conan” on April 16.

With the band’s popularity spreading like wildfire, we recommend you head down to Union Transfer on Friday before the girls start charging $50 or more for the same show.

-Alexis Sachdev

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