Weekend Picks: Philadelphia Auto Show, Henry Ossawa Tanner Opens At PAFA, Lion Dance Parade In Chinatown And More

Chinatown gets festive this weekend with a Lion Dance Parade this Sunday, just one of many festivities happening in Philadelphia.
(Photo by Christian Carrollo of PicturePhilly)

Tons of great stuff going down this weekend, from the bigger-and-better-than-ever Philadelphia Auto Show to the grand opening of PAFA’s latest blockbuster exhibition, Henry Ossawa Tanner: Modern Spirit.

Feast to your heart’s content on a budget at Route 6’s Lobster Week, Pizzeria Stella’s Pizza Week, Tashan’s awesome $50 for $35 deal and any of the hundreds of Center City Restaurant Week participating restaurants.

Check out all our top picks for how to spend your weekend in Philly, below:

Friday, January 27

Our guide to restaurants and bars with extracurriculars, from ping pong and shuffleboard to Jenga and Pac-Man

Art After 5 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Jrue Holiday Bobblehead Night: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Charlotte Bobcats

Pig Iron Theatre Company’s The Aporkalypse

Arcadia Boutique’s Winter Attic Sale & Spring Pre-Sale (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Bus Stop Boutique’s Warehouse Sale (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Pearls of the East: 10th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration at International House

Wok ‘N Walk tour of Chinatown (Fri, Sat, Sun)

2012 Lambertville*New Hope Winter Festival (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philagrafika presents “Doing Time | Depth of Surface” at Moore College (Fri, Sat, Sun) — Opening Day!

Tashan Restaurant Week $50 for $35 deal (Fri, Sun)

Center City Restaurant Week (Fri, Sun)

Frankford Hall Late-Night Menu (Fri, Sat)

Lobster Week at Route 6 (Fri, Sun)

Friday Night Flights at Ristorante Panorama

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

Pizza Week at Pizzeria Stella (Fri, Sun)

Saturday, January 28

Doug Collins Bobblehead Night: Philadelphia 76ers vs. Detroit Pistons

Philadelphia Auto Show (Sat, Sun)

Valentine’s Day Retail Roundup: Top Picks For Philadelphia Card and Gift Shops

Jerry Blavat at the Kimmel Center

Iron Hill Brewery’s Belgium Comes to West Chester 2012

155th Anniversary Concert of the Academy of Music

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Radio 104.5’s Winter Jam 2012 at the Piazza featuring New Found Glory

Temple Owls vs. St. Joseph’s Hawks at the Liacouras Center

Seafarin’ Saturday Family Fun Day at the African American Museum

Northern Liberties Scavenger Hunt

Orchestra 2001 at Trinity Center for Urban Life (Sat, Sun)

Giant Mysterious Dinosaurs at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Zoe Strauss: Ten Years at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Sunday, January 29

Lion Dance Parade in Chinatown

Mavis Smith: Hidden Realities at the Michener Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Roundye Noodle Bar Pop-Up at Matyson

South Philadelphia Taproom’s 4th Annual Beef & Beer Event

Birra rolls out Sunday brunch

Chick’s Tavern Mussel Bowl

Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens (Fri, Sat, Sun)

InterAct Theatre Company’s Microcrisis (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Theatre Company’s The Scottsboro Boys (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Nicole Miller Winter Sale (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Month of Monkey Bread at Jones (Sat, Sun)

Proof at Walnut Street Theatre’s Independence Studio on 3 (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Arden Theatre’s Charlotte’s Web (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Year of the Dragon Prix Fixe Menu at Sampan (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Chinese New Year Banquet at Susanna Foo (Fri, Sat, Sun)

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