February 17-20, 2017

Long Weekend Picks: Presidents’ Day, Grand Opening Of Philadelphia Distilling, Free Museums And More

How to spend Presidents' Day weekend in Philadelphia...

We have a holiday weekend coming up (Presidents’ Day) and a weekend of spring-like weather. (It’s supposed to be 60 degrees!)

In the coming days, enjoy free admission to some of the city’s most popular museums, the grand opening of a hotly anticipated distillery in Fishtown, Black History Month events and more.

We’ll be out celebrating Presidents’ Day on Monday, so our Weekend Picks post covers Monday, February 20 to allow for day-off planning.

And don’t forget to follow Uwishunu on Twitter and Instagram for updates throughout the weekend.

Read on for our guide to this holiday weekend in Philly.

Friday, February 17

Top Pick

BalletX Winter Series 2017

Catch a newly commissioned piece in BalletX's winter program...

John at Arden Theatre Company

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Life’s little tragedies and too-real ghosts haunt this quietly moving new play at Arden Theatre Company...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

Jurassic World

The long weekend is a perfect excuse to check out some of our great winter exhibitions including Jurassic World at The Franklin Institute. (Photo by M. Fischetti for Visit Philadelphia)

Saturday, February 18

The Enchanted at Walnut Street Theatre

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Masters of the absurd Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium present Jean Giroudoux’s playful and relevant consideration of life, death and other trifling issues...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

Root Restaurant |

Cozy up inside of one of Philly's popular bars or restaurants (like Root, shown here) this long weekend. (Photo by C. Smyth for Visit Philadelphia)

Sunday, February 19

Seagull at the Latvian Society

(Fri, Sat, Sun)

Anton Chekhov’s classic drama of love and isolation gets a symbolist rethinking as part of the Ego Classic Theater Russian Masters Festival...

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

Blue Cross RIverRink Winterfest

This holiday weekend, enjoy ice skating, games, food and drinks at Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest. (Photo by Matt Stanley for DRWC)

Monday, February 20

Ongoing Exhibitions

Prisons Today at Eastern State Penitentiary

(Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Eastern State Penitentiary is now home to the nation’s first major museum exhibition addressing preconceptions surrounding incarceration in America...

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