Weekend Picks: Manayunk On Ice, Chinese New Year Events, Opening Weekend Of The Lod Mosaic At The Penn Museum And More

Don't miss all of the great food, exciting exhibitions and awesome events in the city this weekend. (Photo by B. Krist for GPTMC)

Black History Month, Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day events are in full swing this weekend.

In addition to holiday events, there are lots of other happenings going on in the city this weekend – from spring fashion events to major museum exhibitions to dining specials at some of the city’s top restauraunts.

And remember to check out the Uwishunu Events Calendar for all of the can’t-miss 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 8

Lotus Farm to Table and Art in the Age Collaboration Dinner

Manayunk on Ice (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Open Studio Night At PAFA

The Opera Company of Philadelphia Presents Silent Night (Fri, Sun)

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

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

Blue Cross RiverRink (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Harvest’s Early Happy Hour

Former Belle at Milkboy

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

Friday Night with Radio One At The Barnes Foundation

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

Our Top Picks for Black History Month Celebrations (Fri, Sat, Sun)

American Spirits: The Rise And Fall Of Prohibition at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

An Evening with Director Sarah Christman at International House Philadelphia

Saturday, February 9

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

Arden Theatre Presents Endgame (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops Presents: Mostly Gershwin at the Kimmel Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Our Top Picks For Fireside Dining at Bars and Restaurants (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Fashion Incubator Pop-Up Shop at Knit Wit (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Til Death Do Us Part: The Love Stories of Laurel Hill Cemetery

Top Picks for February Art Happenings (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)

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

More picks, below.

Second State, Second Edition at Metropolitan Gallery (Sat, Sun)

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

Heather McDonald at Helium Comedy Club (Fri, Sat)

AIDS Fund Philadelphia presents Gay Bingo

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

Sunday, February 10

The Lod Mosaic at the Penn Museum – Opening Day!

Banana Mini-Pie Weekend at Magpie (Sat, Sun)

I Love Mythology at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

2nd Annual West Philadelphia Homebrewing Competition at Dock Street Brewing Co.

Xochitl’s Molcajete Meal

Our Top Picks for Chinese New Year Events Around the City (Sat, Sun)

Pod’s Late-Night Happy Hour

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

Pennsylvania Ballet at the Merriam Theater (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Family Jams: Los Rumbos de Vidas Aztec Stamping Activity at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens

Our Top Picks for Brunch

Luna Theater Presents Lungs (Fri, Sat, Sun)

Fork’s New Winter Cocktail Menu (Fri, Sat, Sun)

SA VA Spring Preview 2013 at the Sofitel

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

Our Top Picks for Sunday Suppers

Second Sunday Culture Film Series: El Olvido at the Penn Museum


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