14+ Terrific Things To Do In Philly This Week, February 6-12

Pegsicle at FringeArts, Black History Month, Opera Philadelphia's performance of Tancredi and more...

A new week means new major performances, cool festivals, fun museum events and so much more.

The National Museum of American Jewish History continues to offer free admission throughout the month. Stop by this week to check out the core exhibition.

On Saturday, Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest invites Valentine’s Day revelers in for a day of free stout samples, desserts, special crafts and more for its Sweets and Stouts party. The party is completely free to attend at the waterfront attraction.

Read on for our guide to this week in Philly.

Black History Month

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Throughout February, the National Constitution Center, the Annenberg Center, Independence National Historical Park and more offer special programming to celebrate Black History Month. Click here for our complete guide to events like live dance performances, arts workshops, film screenings and more.

Black History Month

When:February 1-28
Where:Various locations including The African American Museum, 701 Arch Street
Cost:Various prices

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Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

WinterfestPhoto by Matt Stanley for DRWC

With ice skating, s’more roasting, tasty snacks, craft beer and plenty of games, it’s no wonder that Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest is one of the most popular wintertime attractions in the city. The waterfront spot is open daily through March 5.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

When:Through March 5, 2017
Where:Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

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Free Admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History

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Throughout the month of February, the National Museum of American Jewish History offers up free admission to its collections thanks to generous support from the Parkway Corporation. That's right — every day this month, museum guests can explore the site for no cost at all.

Free Admission to the National Museum of American Jewish History

When:February 1-28
Where:National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall E.
Cost:Free

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Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park

Rothman Rink at Dilworth ParkPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Through February 26, Dilworth Park welcomes winter revelers for ice skating, exploration throughout its winter garden maze and delicious food and drinks inside of the Rothman Cabin.

Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park

When:Through February 26
Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street
Cost:$13-$15

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Palestra 90th Anniversary Game: Penn vs. Princeton

This Tuesday, the University of Pennsylvania celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Palestra, its historic sports arena, with an exciting matchup between the men’s basketball team and Princeton, one of the university's biggest rivals. Tickets start at just $17 for what’s sure to be an energetic game.

Palestra 90th Anniversary Game: Penn vs. Princeton

When:Tuesday, February 7, 7 p.m.
Where:The Palestra, 223 S. 33rd Street
Cost:$17 and up

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Latin Roots Live! at World Cafe Live

This Thursday night, World Café Live and WXPN team up to present another edition of the Latin Roots Live! concert series. This week’s concert features Los Hacheros, a six-piece band that combines charanga, salsa and Puerto Rican bomba music to create a one-of-a-kind sound.

Latin Roots Live! at World Cafe Live

When:Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m.
Where:World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost:Free with RSVP

www.worldcafelive.com

Night Skies in the Observatory

Franklin InsitutePhoto courtesy the Franklin Institute

Stargaze with the help of Derrick Pitts, Chief Astronomer at The Franklin Institute and leader of its recurring Night Skies in the Observatory event. At each event, guests get to use NASA-grade telescopes to check out stars, planets, the moon and other celestial objects while learning about the things they’re looking at from Pitts himself.

Night Skies in the Observatory

When:Thursday, February 9, 6-9 p.m.
Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost:$10

www.fi.edu

Sans Everything at FringeArts

This week, the FringeArts stage welcomes a world premiere performance that takes place thousands and thousands of years in the future. In the show, future beings deal with the human life cycle for the first time and the chaos that ensues with it.

Sans Everything at FringeArts

When:February 9-11
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$20 general admission; $15 student and 25-and-under; $14 members

www.fringearts.com

iLuminate at the Merriam Theater

iLuminatePhoto courtesy the Kimmel Center

iLuminate takes the stage at the Merriam Theater this weekend for an uncommon performance featuring dancers in glow-in-the-dark suits who perform on a dark stage to create a completely one-of-a-kind show. Does this sound familiar? You may have seen this troupe on America’s Got Talent.

iLuminate at the Merriam Theater

When:February 10-11
Where:Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street
Cost:$20 and up

www.kimmelcenter.org

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

This weekend, the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention returns to the Pennsylvania Convention Center for its 19th year of showcasing impressive tattoo art from both local and national artists. Meet members of the Ink Master cast, check out live entertainment and more. Tickets are $22 per day and are available at the door.

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

When:February 10-12
Where:Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Cost:$22 per day

www.villainarts.com

Opera Philadelphia Presents Tancredi

Rossini’s music provides the soundtrack for Opera Philadelphia's performance of Tancredi, a love story about exiled soldier Tancredi and the beautiful Amenaide, daughter of the powerful Argirio.

Opera Philadelphia Presents Tancredi

When:Select Dates, February 10-19
Where:Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad Street
Cost:$19 and up

www.operaphila.org

Chestnut Hill Valentine's on Ice

Winter fun is the theme of the day in Laurel Hill Gardens in Chestnut Hill as the neighborhood presents its Valentine's on Ice festival. From noon to 2 p.m., guests can enjoy ice carving demonstration, a bonfire (complete with free s'mores), hot chocolate and a visit from Frozen's Queen Elsa.

Chestnut Hill Valentine's on Ice

When:Saturday, February 11, noon-2 p.m.
Where:Laurel Hill Gardens, 8125 Germantown Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.chestnuthillpa.com

Sweets and Stouts at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest kicks off its Valentine’s Day events a few days early with a Sweets and Stouts party this Saturday afternoon. Guests of the waterfront attraction will enjoy free samples of various local stouts, free sweet treats from Franklin Fountain, Garces and Chickie’s and Pete’s and wine samples to boot. In addition to food, guests can enjoy a make-your-own perfume craft station, balloon animal makers and more.

Sweets and Stouts at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

When:Saturday, February 11, 3-5 p.m.
Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

www.delawareriverwaterfront.com

Macy's Family Fun Day at AAMP

In Valentine’s Day spirit, the African American Museum celebrates black love with a day of crafts, live performances, workshops and more. The first 250 people who RSVP to this event will receive free admission to the museum and free access to this day of fun.

Macy's Family Fun Day at AAMP

When:Saturday, February 11
Where:The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street
Cost:Free for first 250 people who RSVP

www.aampmuseum.org

Pegsicle at FringeArts

It's week two for Pegsicle, an awesome pop-up ice bar at La Peg at FringeArts. Open through February 13 (or until the ice melts), the bar promises an ice luge for shots, games, fire pits and drink options from a full bar.

Pegsicle at FringeArts

When:Through February 13
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

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Free Admission to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

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The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts offers free admission on Sundays during the run of its landmark World War I exhibition. Sunday guests can explore the regular collection and special exhibits for no cost at all.

Free Admission to the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

When:Sunday, February 12
Where:Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N. Broad Street
Cost:Free

www.pafa.org

Sweetheart Skate at Rothman Rink

Sweetheart SkatePhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Dilworth Park welcomes Valentine’s Day revelers for its Sweetheart Skate this Sunday evening. Guests can enjoy two-for-one admission to the rink, drink specials in Rothman Cabin and a complimentary rose for couples all while love-themed songs play throughout the space.

Sweetheart Skate at Rothman Rink

When:Sunday, February 12, 4-8 p.m.
Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.dilworthpark.org

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