Extended Weekend Picks, MLK Day Edition: Center City District Restaurant Week Kicks Off, Philadelphia Flyers Season Opener, MLK Day Celebrations And Day Of Service, Free Museum Admission And More

This extended weekend features tons of great activities including free MLK Day events, dining specials, the return of the Flyers, exhibitions, theater and so much more! (Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC)
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is upon us. This means extended weekend picks and lots and lots of activities going on in Philadelphia. Many museums are offering free or discounted admission on the holiday, and there are concerts and community get togethers galore.

This holiday weekend will provide you with lots of great things to do. We’ve compiled a list of events at bars, museums, restaurants, concert halls, and more, below:

Friday, January 18

Philadelphia Theatre Company’s The Mountaintop (Fri, Sat, Sun) – Opening Day!

Wyatt Cenac at the Trocadero Theatre

Why I’m Scared of Dance at Act II Playhouse (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Nicole Miller Semi-Annual Sale (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Endgame at the Arden Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Assistance at the Wilma Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Blue Cross RiverRink at Penn’s Landing (Fri, Sat, Sun)

The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making their World at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)

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

Saturday, January 19

Recycle Your Christmas Tree (Fri, Sat) – Closing Day!

The Trouble with Trippels at Johnny Brenda’s

2013 Philadelphia Auto Show (Sat, Sun, Mon) – Opening Day!

An Ideal Husband at the Walnut Street Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Second State, Second Edition Art Show at Metropolitan Bakery’s Gallery 250 (Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Flyers Season Opener

The Weeks at Milkboy

New Year, New You! at Three Sirens Boutique

More picks below!

Spring Garden Indoor and Antique Vintage Flea Market

Brian Sanders’ JUNK’s Snowball

Joan Shepp’s Annual Basement Sale (Fri, Sat)

Snow Bar at Chaddsford Winery (Sat, Sun)

Sunday, January 20

Center City District Restaurant Week: Winter 2013 (Sun, Mon) – Opening Day!

La Cottora Festival at Le Virtu

Pod’s Late-Night Happy Hour (Sun, Mon)

Turtles: Journey of Survival at Adventure Aquarium (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Top Picks for Sunday Suppers

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Franklin Institute (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Our Top Picks for Brunch (Sat, Sun)

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Pizza Week at Pizzeria Stella (Sun, Mon) – Opening Night!

Monday, January 21

Our Top Picks For Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebrations

Including free admission to the following:

  • • National Constitution Center
  • • African American Museum in Philadelphia
  • • National Museum of American Jewish History
  • • National Liberty Museum
  • • Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute at the Kimmel Center
  • • Philadelphia Museum of Art (Pay-What-You-Wish admission)

La Viet’s Restaurant Week Menu (Sun, Mon)

Martin Luther King Day and Inauguration Day at the National Constitution Center

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

Martin Luther King Weekend at Eastern State Penitentiary (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)


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