‘Step Into Spring’ with Mall at Chestnut Hill

Escape the cold! Refresh and rejuvenate with the Mall at Chestnut Hill’s vibrant Step Into Spring event. The spring festivities begin this Saturday, April 5th. Several gorgeous displays will be showcased throughout the mall, highlighting some of New England’s most prized and beloved gems this time of year - beautiful flowers. The displays will also include some “rare and unusual varieties,” so you will simply have to attend and enjoy the splendor.

Weekend Pick: Gramatik at 9:30 Nightclub

Gramatik describes himself as a “part-time musician and full-time comedian,” because he never takes his music seriously. But anyone who’s heard his debut album Beatz and Pieces, Vol. 1 knows the catchy hooks and infectious beats are no joke.

Selling 80,000 tracks on Beatport.com is no laughing matter either. Gramatik’s skills as a producer are only surpassed by his comedic skills, making it impossible to tell what he’s best at: making people dance, or making them laugh. Born in Slovenia, Gramatik currently resides in NYC, but will be hanging in DC this weekend at 9:30 Nightclub.

Come join the party for an uproariously good time! Show is 21+.

When: Saturday, April 5th, 9pm

Where: 9:30 Nightclub, 815 V St. NW, Washington, DC

Weekend Pick: House Party Launch at Webster Hall

This Thursday, Webster Hall launches House Party, a hip-hop party that will take NY back to the ‘90’s—the genre’s golden era.Utilizing all four floors of the legendary nightclub, House Party will feature different styles of hip-hop on each level, with NY DJs offering funky-fresh new material.

Headlining the Grand Ballroom will be one of hip-hop’s most gifted producers and DJs, Just Blaze, alongside one of the most knowledgeable record selectors in the game, DJ Soul.

Weekend Pick: First Saturdays at Bottle Bar East

First Saturdays are hip-hop night at Bottle Bar East. DJ Haveboard shares his knowledge of the best old and new hip-hop from ten to two.

If you love hip-hop and beer, this is the perfect excuse to discover or further explore Bottle Bar East’s extensive beer menu. These are clearly guys who love beer and their beer selection is unusual, thoughtful and – most importantly – delicious.

There are also duck confit strudel, bison burgers, and cheeses with beer pairings picked out to sustain your night of partying.

When: Saturday, April 5th, from 10pm to 2am

Where: Bottle Bar East, 1308 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia PA

Weekend Pick: Ørjan Nilsen at Rumor

Norwegian DJ Ørjan Nilsen takes over Rumor this Friday. His energy and chunky grooves have led him to terrific success as a DJ, including his work collaborating with Armin van Buuren. In addition to Ørjan Nilsen's international take on dance music, Michael Myers (not that one) will also be holding down the fort.

Tickets are $20, or $40 for two hours of open bar, and available here.

When: Friday, April 4th, 10pm

Where: Rumor, 1500 Sansom St., Philadelphia PA

Weekend Pick: The N Crowd Improve Troupe at The Actor's Center

When: Friday, April 4th, 8pm

Where: The Actor's Center, 257 N Third St., Philadelphia PA

Weekend Pick: Makj at District N9ne

What: Makj at District N9ne

When: Friday, April 4th, 8pm-2am

Where: District N9ne, 460 N 9th St., Philadelphia PA

Weekend Picks: International Pillow Fight Day in Union Square

When: Saturday, April 5th, 3pm

Weekend Pick: Clockwork at Webster Hall

Where: Webster Hall, 125 E. 11th St., New York, NY

Weekend Pick: Candy Shop at The Greatest Bar

Craving something sweet? The Greatest Bar has just the thing to satisfy your sweet tooth. Every Saturday night, the Candy Shop is open for business at one of Boston's hottest party spots. With four floors and three bars at your disposal, The Greatest Bar is the best place to find the sweetest sounds. This weekend, it's Scrap and Jinx bringing in the sugar and spice to make everything nice.

Ladies get in free before 10pm, but everyone can party VIP style (guest list, reduced cover, all that jazz) if they RSVP. Make your weekend that much sweeter, you know you want to take someone to the Candy Shop .

When: Saturday, April 5th, 9pm