November 22, 2013
Weekend Picks: The Final Awesome Fest Drive-In Movie Of The Season, Grand Illumination Celebration At Peddler’s Village, Opening Weekend Of Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway And More
Tonight, The Awesome Fest ends its multi-week Center City drive-in movie theater with two screenings of feature films. Catch screenings of Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians on a giant, outdoor screen in Eakins Oval. While tickets for cars are sold out, there are still spots available for pedestrians and cyclists who are invited to attend the screening at no cost.
In celebration of the last drive-in, Visit Philly will be on hand for a golden ticket giveaway. To win, come out for the movies and purchase a bag of popcorn. If your bag has a golden sticker, you’re a winner. See you out there!
The holidays kick off with the Grand Illumination Celebration at Peddler’s Village, head to the Bucks County attraction tonight, Friday, November 22, for a true lights show — nearly one million twinkling lights will be turned on for the first time this season.
This weekend also marks the beginning of Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway, a well-loved holiday tradition of model trains, as well as Chestnut Hill’s Circle of Trees and Lights opening at Woodmere Art Museum on Saturday.
Our top picks for this weekend, below.
Friday, November 22
Top Pick: Final Drive-In Movie of the Season: The Awesome Fest Presents Planes, Trains & Automobiles and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians — Tickets for cars are sold out, but bicyclists and pedestrians are still welcome to attend for free!
Top Pick: Lobster Mania at Route 6 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Opening Day!
BalletX Fall Series 2013 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
End the workweek on a sweet note — Roundup: Our Top Picks for Pie
Flashdance the Musical at The Academy of Music (Fri, Sat, Sun)
CandyCoated Wonderland at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Way of Chopsticks at The Philadelphia Art Alliance (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Gary Gulman at Helium Comedy Club (Fri, Sat)
Saturday, November 23
Top Pick: Bacon and eggs, yes please! Our Top Picks for Brunch
Top Pick: Franklin Flea Indoor Market
Top Pick: Capture The Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: KAWS at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Holidays on the Hill in Chestnut Hill — Opening Day!
Lanxgiving in West Philly — Food truck fare, free cold drinks, music and more!
Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (Fri, Sat) — Closing Day!
A Very Furry Christmas at Sesame Place (Sat, Sun) — Opening Day!
More picks, below.
Duke & Winston Main Line Pop-Up (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Elf at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Malcolm X Steles at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Philly Photo Day Exhibition (Fri, Sat)
Blue Claw Co. Luxury Luggage Pop-Up Shop (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, November 24
Top Pick: Electrical Spectacle: A Holiday Light Show at Franklin Square — Daily Food Trucks
Top Pick: Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
Top Pick: Headhouse Farmers’ Market
Curtis Opera Theatre presents L’elisir d’amore (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Free Yards Brewing Company Tours (Sat, Sun)
PHS Holiday Pop-Up Store (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sustaining Fashion in Philadelphia (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Dinosaurs Unearthed At The Academy Of Natural Sciences (Fri, Sat, Sun)