Bundle up, Philadelphia. The weekend forecast calls for a bit more snow and plenty of chill, making it a perfect weekend for museum-going, movie watching, bar hopping, fireside dining and other cozy diversions. (Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia)
Old Man Winter continues his extended stay in the northeast this weekend, but don’t let Arctic temperatures prevent getting out into the city to enjoy some wintertime relaxation and entertainment.
There are tons of indoor happenings on tap this weekend from an amazing exhibition opening at The Barnes Foundation and a gala concert at the Academy of Music to dining deals in Center City and a Robert Burns-themed whiskey tasting in University City.
Remember, take care to stay warm in the cold and watch out for an afternoon snow squall on the way this Saturday. Be safe, stay cozy and enjoy the winter wonderland!
Our top picks for this weekend, below.
Friday, January 24
Top Pick: The Barnes Foundation Opens Yinka Shonibare MBE: Magic Ladders — Opening Weekend!
Top Pick: Warm up with a big bowl of ramen — Our Picks for the Best Ramen in Philly
Top Pick: Center City District Restaurant Week (Fri, Sun)
Top Pick: The Philadelphia Home Show (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Pig Iron Theatre Company Annual Benefit Cabaret
Art After 5 at The Philadelphia Museum of Art
JUMP Winter Issue Launch Party at Ortlieb’s
An Evening in the Black Forest Chef Dinner at City Tavern
The Lodge at Waterfront Winterfest at Penn’s Landing (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Free to Love: The Cinema of the Sexual Revolution at International House Philadelphia (Fri, Sat)
Other Desert Cities at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Canicular: Demetrius Oliver at The Print Center (Fri, Sat)
Winter Adventure Tours at Eastern State Penitentiary (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Nicole Miller Semi-Annual Sale
Beyond the Paint: Philadelphia’s Mural Arts at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Dinosaurs Unearthed At The Academy Of Natural Sciences (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Saturday, January 25
Top Pick: The Academy Of Music 157th Anniversary Concert
Top Pick: Dinner by a roaring fire? Yes, please. — Our Picks for Fireside Dining
Top Pick: World Culture Day: Chinese New Year at The Penn Museum
Top Pick: BHLDN Sample Sale at The Navy Yard
Pea Soup and Punch Dinner at The American Swedish Historical Museum
2014 Burns Night Supper and Whisky Tasting at World Cafe Live
Robert Burns Night at The Victoria Freehouse
Limoncello Tasting at Pollyodd
Sushi Pop-Up at 10 Arts Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton
Food Trucks at the Piazza at Schmidt’s
Breakfast Boot Camp at The Market & Shops at Comcast Center
Free Fitness Class at Sweat Manayunk
Reverend Horton Heat at The Trocadero
Arts Nova Workshop presents Lucian Ban/Mat Maneri Duo
More happenings, below.
Cherokee at The Wilma Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Frogs: Nature’s Messenger at Adventure Aquarium
(Fri, Sat, Sun)
Art in City Hall Presents Eco + Fashion
Pretty Vacant: The Graphic Language of Punk at Moore College of Art and Design — Opening Day!
Philagrafika presents Due North — Closing Day!
One Day in Pompeii at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Step Right Up! Behind the Scenes of the Circus Big Top, 1890-1965 at the Mercer Museum
Sunday, January 26
Top Pick: From Philadelphia To Monaco: Grace Kelly Beyond The Icon at the Michener Art Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
Top Pick: Chinatown Flower Market (Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens (Sat, Sun)
What Oozed through the Staircase: A Winter Afternoon of Surrealist Writing and Music at Philadelphia Museum of Art
Delorean at Johnny Brenda’s
Beef and Beer at South Philadelphia Tap Room
Sunday Tapas Tasting at Jamonera
Pizza Week at Pizzeria Stella
Movie Night at Nomad Pizza
Sunday Wine Night at Ocean Prime
Late-Night Happy Hour at North Bowl
Blue Cross RiverRink
Black Bodies in Propaganda: The Art of the War Poster at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Water By The Spoonful at The Arden Theatre Company (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Mauckingbird Theatre Company Presents Beautiful Thing (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Unflinching Eye: Works of the Tiberino Family Circle at the African American Museum in Philadelphia (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Just In: Martha Mayer Erlebacher at the Woodmere Art Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)