The first First Friday of spring is upon us, get out there and enjoy exhibition openings, parties, museum events and more in neighborhoods like Old City (shown here) and Fishtown. (Photo by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia)
Happy Weekend, Philadelphia. It’s finally starting to feel like springtime, so don’t let a few April showers rain on your parade.
Tonight marks the first
First Friday of the spring, which makes it a great night to get out there and take full advantage of the exhibition openings, parties, sales and more, no matter the weather.
On Sunday, two of the city’s most popular museums offer discounted — or free — admission for those looking to make their Sunday into a museum day. Head to the
Barnes Foundation for free admission and the Philadelphia Museum of Art for pay-what-you-wish admission.
This weekend also marks
Passover and Easter — a ton of the area’s top restaurants have special menus planned for those celebrating the holidays.
Read on for our guide to Easter/Passover weekend.
Friday, April 3
Top Pick: First Friday
First Friday in Old City and Frankford Avenue in Fishtown
Top Pick: Happy Passover! Our Guide To Passover Dinners in Philadelphia (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Top Pick: First Friday at the Barnes Foundation
Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Richard Avedon: Family Affairs at the National Museum of American Jewish History (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Jazz Appreciation Month (Fri, Sat, Sun)
First Friday at Little Baby’s Ice Cream
First Friday Sale at Third Street Habit
Vox Populi First Friday
at Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Fri, Sat, Sun)
The Taming of the Shrew at the St. Stephen’s Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)
First Friday: The Alchemist’s Cookbook at The Chemical Heritage Foundation
Spring Sessions at Skyspace at Chestnut Hill Friends Meeting (Fri, Sun)
Beneath The Surface: Life, Death And Gold In Ancient Panama at the Penn Museum
Easter Eggstravaganza at Shady Brook Farm (Fri, Sat)
Art and Jewelry Show at Soiree Philadelphia
Look It’s Not You It’s Everything Opening at Indy Hall
The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887-1920 at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)
First Friday Open House at Asian Arts Initiative
Everything is Going On Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde and Philadelphia at the Rosenbach Museum and Library
The Barnes Foundation celebrates the first Sunday of the month by offering free admission to guests.
(Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)
Saturday, April 4
Top Pick: Breakfast — Our Guide To Bagels in Philadelphia
Top Pick: 35+ New Philadelphia Restaurants To Check Out This Spring
Top Pick: Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens (Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Now Open: Franklin Square (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography Of Jacques Lowe at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Easter Hayride To Bunnyland at Linvilla Orchards (Fri, Sat)
Framing Fraktur at the Parkway Central Library
The Philadelphia Orchestra Presents St. Matthew’s Passion
Macy’s Flower Show (Fri, Sat) — Closing Day!
More Weekend Picks, below.
Science Saturdays at Fairmount Water Works
Mz. Fest at Plays & Players Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Stenton Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunt at Awbury Arboretum
The Great Philadelphia Comic Con
Macbeth at the Arden Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Brunch at Rosa Blanca (Sat, Sun)
Patrick Dougherty Sculpture at Morris Arboretum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Behind-the-Scenes Tours of Historic Ships at Independence Seaport Museum
Split Thy Skull Barleywine Festival at Tattooed Mom
Matthew E. White at World Cafe Live
The Fair Maid of the West at Broad Street Ministry
Dinosaurs of the Deep at Adventure Aquarium (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Native American Voices: The People — Here and Now at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
On Sunday, the Four Seasons Hotel not only hosts an Easter brunch, but also presents an egg hunt for youngsters.
(Photo courtesy Four Seasons Philadelphia)
Sunday, April 5
Top Pick: Happy Easter! Our Guide To Easter Brunches, Dinners, Egg Hunts and More (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Top Pick: Free First Sunday at the Barnes Foundation
Top Pick: Pay-What-You-Wish First Sunday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Top Pick: Jamie Wyeth at the Brandywine River Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
SkyBrunch at Top of the Tower
Philadelphia’s 84th Easter Promenade in South Street Headhouse District
Greet the Light Easter Morning at the James Turrell Skyspace
The Great Egg Hunt at Franklin Square
Easter Brunch at Longwood Gardens
Philly Zombie Crawl
— Represent: 200 Years of African American Art at the Philadelphia Museum of Art Closing Weekend!
Dirty Dancing at the Academy of Music (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Closing Day!
Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
And Then There Were None at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Mz. Fest at the Plays and Players Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Great Egg Hunt at Franklin Square
The Art of The Brick at The Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Liberace at the Walnut Street Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)