With Chinese New Year celebrations, Super Bowl parties, the final day of Center City Restaurant Week (today!) and first Sunday museum discounts, this weekend is chock full of things to do.
Today marks the Chinese New Year, so celebrate the Year of the Horse with special dinners, museum events and a parade in Chinatown throughout the course of the weekend.
On Sunday, tons of bars and restaurants are dishing out Super Bowl specials — a wing cook-off, take-out specials, beer battles and plenty of parties complete with all of your game day favorites — so you’ll be well-fed while watching Super Bowl XLVIII.
On the first Sunday of every month, The Barnes Foundation offers guests free admission while The Philadelphia Museum of Art provides guests with pay-what-you-wish admission all day long. In addition to The Barnes and PMA, The Pennsylvania Academy of The Fine Arts continues its free admission Sunday this weekend. How’s that for an art-full weekend?
Plus, the weather forecast for this weekend is a serious breath of fresh air. Saturday is slated to be 45 degrees and Sunday is expected to hit 50. Enjoy the mild temps with an ice skating session at the RiverRink followed by some craft beer at The Lodge.
Our picks for this weekend, below.
Friday, January 31
Top Pick: Center City District Restaurant Week — Closing Day!
Top Pick: Late-Night fried chicken and biscuits at The Fat Ham (Fri, Sat)
How about a soul-warming bowl of pho? Our Picks for Ramen
Bus Stop Boutique’s Annual Winter Warehouse Sale (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Renegade Theatre Company presents Grimm’s Juniper Tree (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Opening Day!
Arcadia Boutique Annual Winter Warehouse Sale (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Nicole Miller Semi-Annual Sale — Closing Day!
Other Desert Cities at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun)
One Day in Pompeii at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Tribes at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Dinosaurs Unearthed At The Academy Of Natural Sciences (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Saturday, February 1
Top Pick: Dinner is served — Our picks for pho in Philadelphia
Top Pick: Sweet or Savory? — Our Top Picks for Brunch
Top Pick: Blue Cross RiverRink (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Lodge at Waterfront Winterfest (Fri, Sat, Sun)
More happenings, below.
Chinese New Year Special at Buddakan (Fri, Sat)
Water By The Spoonful at The Arden Theatre Company (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Winter Adventure Tours at Eastern State Penitentiary (Fri, Sat, Sun)
True West at the Plays & Players Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, February 2 — Super Bowl Sunday!
Shop on the Square Craft and Design Sale (Sat, Sun)
Frogs: Nature’s Messenger at Adventure Aquarium (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Cherokee at The Wilma Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Just In: Martha Mayer Erlebacher at the Woodmere Art Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)