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November 9, 2012

Weekend Picks: Frankford Fall Music & Arts Fest, Craft Beer Express, Titanic Opens At The Franklin Institute, First Person Arts Fest, PA Beer Fest, PMA Craft Show, BalletX And More

Head to the newly renovated Pennsylvania Convention Center this weekend for both the 36th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and the PA Beer Fest featuring more than 250 brews. (Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC)

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)

Where To Extend The 2012 Outdoor Dining Season In Philadelphia — Restaurants With Heat Lamps Or Fire Pits

New Restaurants In Philadelphia To Add To Your Must-Try List For Fall 2012

Walnut Street Theatre presents The Music Man (Fri, Sat, Sun)

BalletX Fall Series 2012 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

“A Sip of Science: Electrifying” at Wagner Free Institute of Science

FirstGlance Film Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Second Friday at Studio Christensen

Second Friday on Lancaster Avenue

Friday Night Jazz at Woodmere Art Museum

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)

American Sprits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Saturday, November 10

PA Beer Fest at the Convention Center

Craft Beer Express (Sat, Sun)

Drinking With Dickens Pub Crawl

Neighborhood guides to BYOBs in Philadelphia

RUST3 (Renewed Urban Studio Tent) Opening, Workshop and Panel at Mt. Airy Art Garage (Sat, Sun)

17th Annual Sippin By The River Festival

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.

Second Saturday on East Passyunk

City Food Tours Prohibition Cocktail Tour

Frankford Fall Music And Arts Fest

Second Annual Flashpoint Brewfest at Triumph

Bartram’s Mile Design Workshop

Girl Scout Day at the National Constitution Center

Eats and Beats at the Calvary Center for Culture and Community

Marine Corps Anniversary Service and KIA Veterans’ Day Tour at Laurel Hill Cemetery

Second Annual Frank Furness Birthday Party at historic Castle Ringstetten

Philly Roller Girls Warrior Cup Championship At Liacouras Center

Clark Park Veterans Day Commemoration at the Gettysburg Stone

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)

Pennsylvania Ballet Fashion Show at Saks Fifth Avenue

Second Sundays at the Penn Museum: Family Workshops and Culture Films Series

Jamonera Tapas Tasting

Uwishunu’s Top Picks For The Best Brunch In Philadelphia, Fall 2012

Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Stars of David (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections at the Mercer Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Building a Masterpiece: Frank Furness’ Factory for Art at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and the Life Line at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (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

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CJ says:

You need to do more to both list and call-out items for kids and families.