We love those weekends that are perfectly representative of Philadelphia’s diverse, eclectic and cutting-edge cultural scene, those Saturdays and Sundays that see, say, Comedy Month overlap with The Music Man on stage at the Walnut Street Theatre while brand new restaurants dish out already-award-winning cuisine to diners with bellies partially full with creative craft cocktails.
This is one of those weekends: there’s an impressive assortment of exciting events and activities in neighborhoods all over the city, from Fairmount to Callowhill to Old City to Northern Liberties to University City to South Philly.
Our top picks for your best weekend, below:
Friday, November 9
Philadelphia Museum Of Art Craft Show (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
First Person Arts Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Walnut Street Theatre presents The Music Man (Fri, Sat, Sun)
BalletX Fall Series 2012 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
FirstGlance Film Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Theatre Exile presents The English Bride (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Pookie Goes Grenading at Azuka Theatre Company (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Saturday, November 10
Craft Beer Express (Sat, Sun)
Dancing Around The Bride at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Franklin Institute (Sat, Sun) — Opening Day!
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
Weekend Picks continues below.
Freud’s Last Session at the Arden Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, November 11
Lantern Theater Company Presents The Liar (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Philadelphia Comedy Month 2012 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Stars of David (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Building a Masterpiece: Frank Furness’ Factory for Art at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Maya.2012: Lords of Time at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Art By Architects at the Center for Architecture (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Local Spirit Month at Continental Old City (Fri, Sat, Sun)
***Veteran’s Day at Philadelphia attractions:
Independence Hall — no tickets required today!
National Constitution Center — opening early at 9:30 a.m. with free admission for veterans and active duty military
Independence Seaport Museum — free admission for veterans and active duty military
Philadelphia Museum of Art — free admission for military personnel and their families
World Cafe Live — Bands of Brothers Veterans Day Concert
National Liberty Museum — crafts, activities and free for veterans and active duty military
Rosenbach Museum & Library — free admission, and special “War Stories” exhibition will be on display
Battleship New Jersey — special awards ceremony