Here are *40* ways to celebrate Women’s History Month in Philly

Happy hours, film screenings, panel discussions, dinners, dance parties and more.

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Philadelphia has been making American HERstory for hundreds of years.

Hannah Callowhill Penn, Margaret Mead, Maria Anne Fisher, Grace Kelly, Oney Judge Staines, Harriet Forten Purvis, Betsy Ross, Patti LaBelle, Eve, and Katherine Drexel are just a handful of the Philly natives who made a lasting impact in their respective fields.

There’s a year-round tour that’ll introduce you to several of these great female leaders of the past, but March also brings dozens of other opportunities to learn about them — and to meet women making a difference today.

You can go to happy hours, attend film screenings and discussions, sing karaoke, participate in workshops or dance at the crack of dawn, all for the sake of celebrating womanhood and whatever being a woman may mean for you.

Here are 40 ways to honor Women’s History Month in Philadelphia.

HerStory happy hour and reception

Who: Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and Women in Media
Where: CIC Philadelphia, 3675 Market St.
When: 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 6
Cost: Free

Captain Marvel advance screening

Who: Philadelphia Film Society
Where: Prince Theater, 1412 Chestnut St.
Date: 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 7
Cost: $13

Rewriting the Story of Girls’ Education in STEM

Who: Professor Kim Tolley and Dr. Natalie King
Where: Wagner Free Institute of Science, 1700 W Montgomery Ave.
Date: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 7
Cost: Free

America’s Jewish Women

Who: Professor and historian Pamela Nadell
Where: National Museum of American Jewish History,101 S. Independence Mall East
Date: 7 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 7
Cost: $10

Philly Unite: International Women’s Day Jam

Who: Philly Unite and Masha T.
Where: 2207 N American St.
Date: 8 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday, Mar. 8
Cost: $10

Soccer: International Friendly Women’s Soccer-Switzerland at USA
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International Women’s Day: An evening of open dialogue & games

Where: Original 13 Ciderworks, 1526 N American St.
Date: 6 p.m. Friday, Mar. 8
Cost: Pay as you go

Welcome The Stranger: Reimagining Heroes Past & Present

Who: Ceramicist Micaela Amateau Amato
Where: National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St.
Date: 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Mar. 8
Cost: Free ($12 donation suggested)

International Womxn’s Day

Who: Asian Arts Initiative and Qunify
Where: Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St.
Date: 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, Mar. 8
Cost: Sliding scale

International Women’s Day happy hour

Who: Professional Women’s Roundtable
Where: PJ Clarke’s, 601 Walnut St.
Date: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 8
Cost: Pay as you go

Jeans, Pearls, Just Us Girls Women’s Conference

Who: Lady Tiffany Simmons and the Women of Destiny
Where: First Baptist Church-Paschall, 7100 Woodland Ave.
Date: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 9
Cost: $40

Mar. To End Rape Culture karaoke benefit

Who: Mar. to End Rape Culture
Where: Win Win Coffee Bar, 931 Spring Garden St.
Date: 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, Mar. 9
Cost: $5-10 sliding scale donation at the door

MilkGirl Presents: Women Who Kill (With Comedy)

Who: Maddie McLennon and friends
Where: MilkBoy, 401 South St.
Date: 8 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 9
Cost: Free

Community Care with Blew Kind: Poetry workshop with tea & talks

Who: Blew Kind, owner of Franny Lou’s Porch
Where: Free Library Culinary Literacy Center, 1901 Vine St.
Date: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 9
Cost: $10

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Macy’s Family Funday: Through HER Own Lens

Who: Macy’s and AAMP
Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.
Date: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 9
Cost: $14

ANNA’s Singing Out Proudly for International Women’s Day

Who: Anna Crusis Women’s Choir
Where: Parkway Free Library, 1901 Vine St.
Date: 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 10
Cost: Free

Sisters in Freedom screening

Who: History Making Productions
Where: Blanche A. Nixon/Cobbs Creek Library, 5800 Cobbs Creek Pkwy.
Date: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 11
Cost: Free

Girl Scouts birthday happy hour

Who: Girl Scouts of Eastern Pa.
Where: City Tap House UCity, 3925 Walnut St.
Date: 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 12
Cost: Pay as you go

Film screening and discussion: Say Her Name

Who: Penn Center for Africana Studies
Where: Annenberg School for Communication, 3620 Walnut St.
Date: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 14
Cost: Free

Running from the Washingtons

Who: Erica Armstrong Dunbar
Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.
Date: 6 to 8 p.m Thursday, Mar. 14
Cost: $8

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The Future is Feminine

Who: Daybreaker PHL
Where: Fillmore Philly, 29 E Allen St.
Date: 6 to 9 a.m. Friday, Mar. 15
Cost: $35

#MeToo Global Roundtable

Who: Temple’s Student Success Center
Where: Temple Writing Center, 1809 N 13th St.
Date: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Friday, Mar. 15
Cost: Free

Black Womxn Time Camp

Who: Black Quantum Futurism
Where: Vox Populi, 319 N 11th St.
Date: 12 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 16
Cost: Sliding scale

AXIA: A Celebration of Extraordinary Greek American Women

Who: Greek American Heritage Society
Where: Stotesbury Mansion, 1923 Walnut St.
Date: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 16
Cost: $35

WASC Women’s History Month: Telling Our Stories

Who: Women Authors For Social Change
Where: Joseph E. Coleman Northwest Regional Library, 68 W. Chelten Ave.
Date: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 16
Cost: Free

Grassroots Organizing in the Era of #MeToo

Who: Penn’s Perry World House, Alice Paul Center and Ortner Center
Where: Perry World House, 3803 Locust Walk
Date: 12 to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Mar. 18
Cost: Free

Students and teachers at the new Young Women's Composers Camp

Students and teachers at the new Young Women's Composers Camp

Courtesy Erin Busch

History After Hours: Burn After Reading

Who: Museum of the American Revolution
Where: Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S Third St.
Date: 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 19
Cost: $10

C U Next Tuesday: A Ke$ha Party

Who: Live Nation
Where: The Fillmore, 29 E Allen St.
Date: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 19
Cost: $5

Radical Menstruation & Moon Cycles

Who: Artists Sadie Francis and Rachael Amber
Where: The Common Room, 1509 N Front St.
Date: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 20
Cost: $25

Women’s Small Business Development

Who: Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown and young professional Michelle Snow
Where: City Hall, 1400 JFK Blvd.
Date: 12 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 20
Cost: Free

They Persisted: Three Centuries of Philadelphia’s Courageous Women

Who: Philadelphia’s Historic Neighborhood Consortium
Where: Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St.
Date: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Mar. 22
Cost: $30

Women Of Class celebration ceremony

Who: Social World Networking Professionals
Where: African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.
Date: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Mar. 22
Cost: $40

Women in STEM Day

Who: The Franklin Institute
Where: Franklin Institute, 271 N 21st St.
Date: 10 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 23
Cost: $23

A World of Blue: Cyanotypes and Early Photography

Who: Atlas Obscura
Where: The Print Center, 1614 Latimer St.
Date: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 23
Cost: $90

Miss Philadelphia & Miss Philadelphia’s Outstanding Teen 2019

Who: Miss Philadelphia Scholarship Organization
Where: Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St.
Date: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Mar. 23
Cost: Free

Heather Thomason (center) walks with a farmer and her business partner, Cecilie May

Heather Thomason (center) walks with a farmer and her business partner, Cecilie May

James Collier Photography

Knife Skills with Chef Clara Park: Soup’s On!

Who: Chef Clara Park
Where: Free Library Culinary Literacy Center, 1901 Vine St.
Date: 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Mar. 25
Cost: $20

Library Pop-up: Women’s History Month

Who: Mutter Museum
Where: The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S 22nd St.
Date: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Mar. 26
Cost: $18

An Evening with Women in Leadership

Who: Jeri Lynn Johnson, Neeek Nyce, Carol Stoudt, Emily Selvin, Alicia Meyer
Where: National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut St.
Date: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 28
Cost: $15

Make Trouble: Stand Up, Speak Out

Who: Cecile Richards and 6ABC’s Tamala Edwards
Where: Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.
Date: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mar. 28
Cost: $26

Classy Broads and Daring Dames of South Laurel Hill

Who: Laurel Hill Cemetery
Where: Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave.
Date: 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 31
Cost: $15

Bad & Boozy Brunch

Who: DJ Xtina
Where: City Tap House UCity, 3925 Walnut St.
Date: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 31
Cost: Pay as you go

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