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January 3, 2014

Weekend Picks, Snow-Day Edition: Fireside Dining, Snow-Day Bar Crawls, Dr. Barnes Birthday Party, First Friday Festivities, And Something Regarding An Eagles Playoff Game… What!?! Go Eagles! Beat The Saints!

Happy Snow Day, Philadelphia! The city looks picturesque under a blanket of snow, so enjoy the beauty of winter with brunches, First Friday, museum visits and more. Like an Eagles playoff game(!!). (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

It’s a super snowy weekend, Philadelphia. The white dusting over the City of Brotherly Love brings a weekend of winter cheer to all inhabitants.

Due to the inclement weather, be sure to call ahead regarding closures and cancellations, and check the hashtag #OpenInPHL on Twitter for all of the latest updates.

In the meantime, look forward to First Friday festivities all around the region (including a birthday party at The Barnes Foundation!), opportunities to cozy up and dine next to a roaring fireplace, the final weekend of Léger: Modern Art And The Metropolis at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and KAWS @ PAFA and, of course, the Eagles’ huge playoff game on Saturday night.

The Birds take on the New Orleans Saints at Lincoln Financial Field at 8 p.m. Saturday and we have a rundown of some of the best places to watch the game at bars around town. Remember, the Eagles want their fans to help them crash the NFL’s playoff party and who are we to say no to a friend?

In the meantime, today is a snow day for many. And we have a few suggested neighborhood bar crawls for folks looking to get out of the house. Just remember that it is beyond cold out there today, so be safe, stay warm and enjoy the snow!

Our top picks for this weekend, below.

Friday, January 3

 
Top Pick: First Friday — Our First Friday Picks

Top Pick: First Friday! Music and Dr. Barnes, A Birthday Celebration

Top Pick: Eagles Pep Rally — 12:30 p.m. at the Municipal Services Building across from City Hall

Top Pick: ***Snow-Day Special*** – A Bar Crawl Through Graduate Hospital

Top Pick: ***Snow-Day Special*** – An Eating & Drinking Tour Through Fishtown

Top Pick: ***Snow-Day Special*** – A Foodie Crawl Along East Passyunk Avenue

Top Pick: Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

A Longwood Gardens Christmas (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Pizza Wonderland at Pizza Brain

A Child’s Christmas in Wales at St. Stephen’s Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Winter White Sale at Bus Stop Boutique

The Philadelphia Poetry Slam at PhilaMOCA

One Day in Pompeii at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Winter Adventure Tours at Eastern State Penitentiary (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Broadzilla at the Dolphin Tavern

The Surrealists: Works from the Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Focus 2013: Annual Abstract Photography Exhibition at LG Tripp Gallery

Meet Your Maker: An Inside Look at Fishtown’s Creative Economy at The Art Dept.

Sounds of Philly at World Cafe Live

Saturday, January 4

 
Top, Top, TOP PICK: Philadelphia Eagles vs. New Orleans Saints — 8 p.m.
Roundup: Where to Watch the Game – Go Eagles!! Beat the Saints!

Top Pick: Our Picks for Brunch (Sat, Sun)

University City District Tree & Electronics Recycling Day

Dinosaurs Unearthed At The Academy Of Natural Sciences (Sat, Sun)

UPenn vs La Salle Men’s Basketball at The Palestra

Skate at The Piazza (Sat, Sun)

Blue Claw Co. Pop-Up Shop (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents Cirque de la Symphonie at The Kimmel Center (Fri, Sat)

Duke and Winston Main Line Pop-Up

More picks, below.

DJ Urban Spins at L’Etage

Greenlimbs Treecycling (Sat, Sun)

Morris Arboretum’s Holiday Garden Railway (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Potted Potter at The Prince Music Theater (Sat, Sun)

First Saturday Brunch at Johnny Brenda’s

The Malcolm X Steles at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Ghost Tours of Philadelphia in Old City

Sunday, January 5

 
Top Pick: Léger: Modern Art And The Metropolis at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!

Top Pick: KAWS at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!

Top Pick: Warm up with dinner by a roaring fire — Our Picks for Fireside Dining

Top Pick: Our Guide to Waterfront Winterfest at Penn’s Landing (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Top Pick: Free Admission to PAFA

Pay-What-You-Wish First Sunday at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

A Guide to Ice Skating in the Philadelphia region

Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster at the Penn Museum (Sat, Sun)

Free First Sunday at The Barnes Foundation

Try Chef Jose Garces’ newest restaurant, Rosa Blanca

Elf at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Holidays at the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle

A Brandywine Christmas

Jersey Boys at the Forrest Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Late-Night Happy Hour at North Bowl

From Philadelphia To Monaco: Grace Kelly Beyond The Icon at the Michener Art Museum (Sat, Sun)

LGBT Ladies on the Ave at Noir

Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

Sunday Karaoke at Bob and Barbara’s

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