Extended Weekend Picks, Presidents’ Day Edition: Pay-What-You-Wish At The National Museum Of American Jewish History, More Valentine’s Happenings, Opera Philadelphia Presents Silent Night And More

Valentine's Day may have passed but love is still in the air in Philadelphia this weekend. (Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC)

This long weekend is full of President’s Day celebrations and Valentine’s festivities in addition to award-winning performances, great specials at some of the city’s bars and exciting exhibits at our finest museums.

And of course, remember to check out the Uwishunu Events Calendar for even more events and activities, and also follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates.

Here are our top picks for this weekend, below:

Friday, February 15

Opera Philadelphia Presents Silent Night (Fri, Sun)

Lotus Farm to Table and Art in the Age Collaboration Dinner

Young Professionals Night at the Barnes Foundation

Green Day’s American Idiot at the Merriam Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation 47th Anniversary Chinese New Year Banquet

Drawn To Dinosaurs at the Academy of Natural Sciences (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Peek A Boo Revue – A Valentine’s Day Special at World Cafe Live

1812 Productions presents To Fool The Eye (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Metropolitan Gallery’s Second State, Second Edition (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Art in the Age of Prohibition Exhibit (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

AIGA Philadelphia Presents MAPnificent: Artists Use Maps (Fri, Sat)

Arden Theatre Presents Endgame (Fri, Sat, Sun)

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

Saturday, February 16

Paleopalooza at the Academy of Natural Sciences (Sat, Sun)

Luna Theater’s Lungs (Fri, Sat) – Closing Day!

Harvest’s Early Happy Hour

Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at the Franklin Institute

Noir’s Canadian-Inspired Happy Hour (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Northern Liberties Winter Music Festival (Fri, Sat)

Philadelphia Orchestra presents Carmina burana at the Kimmel Center (Fri, Sat)

Valentine’s Ghost Tour (Fri, Sat)

Philadelphia Theatre Company Presents The Mountaintop (Fri, Sat, Sun)

More picks, below.

Curio Theatre Company presents Equus

Our Top Picks for Valentine’s Day Dinners

American Theater Arts for Youth Presents Beauty and the Beast

Israeli Dance Marathon at Gershman Y

The Lod Mosaic at the Penn Museum

Sunday, February 17

Philadelphia Youth Orchestra at the Kimmel Center

Come See About Me at the African American Museum of Philadelphia (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Nicole Miller Manayunk Bridal Trunk Show

Our Top Picks for Brunch (Sat, Sun)

The Clay Studio’s Valentine’s Day Date Night (Fri, Sat, Sun)

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

Witchhazel is your favorite? at the Morris Arboretum

Xochitl’s Molcajete Meal

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey at the Wells Fargo Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Bowl for Sole Shoe Drive at North Bowl

Our Top Picks for Sunday Suppers
The Souls of Black Baseball Lecture at the Mercer Museum

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

Lancaster Night at Old Eagle Tavern

Pod’s Late-Night Happy Hour

Monday, February 18 – Happy Presidents’ Day!

Our Top Picks for Presidents’ Day Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

Presidents’ Day Weekend at the National Constitution Center (Sat, Sun, Mon)

Pay-What-You-Wish at the National Museum of American Jewish History

Presidents’ Week at City Tavern (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

OrKid Day Concerts at Longwood Gardens

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

Beyond Swastika and Jim Crow: Jewish Refugee Scholars At Black Colleges at the National Museum of American Jewish History (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)


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