February 17, 2012
Weekend Picks, Presidents’ Day Edition: Bruce Springsteen Exhibition Opening, Independence Hall Tower Unveiling, Paleopalooza And More
It’s a long weekend, with Presidents’ Day on Monday, and a solid four days’ worth of activity in Philadelphia.
The National Constitution Center’s blockbuster Bruce Springsteen exhibition officially opens its doors today, the Independence Hall scaffolding has come down and the city will celebrate with a special ribbon-cutting on Saturday and Shane Victorino’s time to shine on Hawaii Five-0 is here at last!
There is also a slew of brand new boutiques open, and you have an extra night this weekend to try out one of Philadelphia’s many decorated restaurants. In all, it’s set to be an awesome holiday weekend.
Our top picks for how to spend it, below:
Friday, February 17
From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon) — Opening Day!
Force of Nature at Woodmere Art Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Opening Day!
Inis Nua’s Little Gem (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Theatre Exile’s Knives In Hens (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Saturday, February 18
E-Textiles 101 Workshop at NextFab Studio (Sat, Sun)
Colonial Chocolate-Making at the Betsy Ross House (Sat, Sun, Mon)
More Weekend Picks, below.
Clybourne Park at the Arden Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, February 19
Time Stands Still at Act II Playhouse (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Van Gogh Up Close at The Philadelphia Museum Of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Intelligent Design at the Michener Art Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Philadelphia Theatre Company’s The Scottsboro Boys (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
Zoe Strauss: Ten Years at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Design Zone at Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
Monday, February 20
Family Presidents’ Day Weekend in Historic Philadelphia (Sat, Sun, Mon)
The Franklin Institute Celebrates President’s Day Weekend (Sat, Sun, Mon)
President’s Day Weekend at the NCC (Sat, Sun, Mon)