20+ Super Things To Do In Philadelphia This Week, January 29-February 4

The Eagles in the Super Bowl, the Philadelphia Auto Show, grand opening of Concourse Dance Bar and more...

The beginning of February not only brings start-of-the-month celebrations (free museum admission! exhibition openings! after-work dance parties!), but it also brings a major sporting event featuring one of our favorite home teams (ahem, Eagles).

The excitement in the city is palpable as we inch closer and closer to Super Bowl LII when the Philadelphia Eagles will take on the New England Patriots. Sunday marks the Eagles’ first time in the Super Bowl since 2004 and the whole city is rooting for the team as they play their biggest game of the season. And while the game isn’t happening in Philly, there are still plenty of watch parties happening at bars and venues across the city.

This week is the final week of the Philadelphia Auto Show, a super-popular event that draws car fans from all around. Be sure to stop by to check out the hundreds and hundreds of impressive cars before they race away.

The start of this new month also promises free admission to the Barnes Foundation, exhibition openings at the African American Museum and the Institute of Contemporary Art, the grand opening of Concourse Dance Bar in Center City and more.

Read on for our guide to this week in Philly — and go Birds!

Celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' Appearance in the Super Bowl

Fans cheering on the Philadelphia Eagles at Chickie's & Pete'sPhoto courtesy Chickie's & Pete's

Maybe you've heard (LOL), but our own Philadelphia Eagles are in the Super Bowl! Though the big game goes down in Minneapolis, there's still tons to do here in the City of Brotherly Love between now and the big game on Sunday. Don't miss our guides to the absolute best Super Bowl watch parties in Philadelphia as well as 10 fun ways Philly is showing incredible Eagles team spirit. And here's a pro tip: Check the hash tag #eaglesdeals on Twitter and Instagram for a comprehensive look at what venues around the region are doing to celebrate.

Celebrating the Philadelphia Eagles' Appearance in the Super Bowl

When:Through Sunday, February 4;
Super Bowl: Sunday, February 4, 6:30 p.m. (in Minneapolis)
Where:Various locations including Chickie's & Pete's, 1526 Packer Avenue
Cost:Varies by event

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Philadelphia Auto Show

Philadelphia Auto ShowPhoto by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Explore the automotive industry's newest creations at the Pennsylvania Convention Center during the 2018 Philadelphia Auto Show. More than 700 concept, classic, luxury and exotic cars will be on display over a 700,000-square-foot area. The best part? A select number of cars will be available to test drive.

Philadelphia Auto Show

When:Through Sunday, February 4
Where:Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street
Cost:Online: $14.00, general admission (ages 13+); $11, military personnel with active ID; $7, child (ages 7-12) and seniors (ages 62+); free, children ages 6 & under are admitted free with a ticketed adult

www.phillyautoshow.com

Dilworth Park Wintergarden at City Hall

Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth ParkPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

The seasonal fun continues at City Hall, where Dilworth Park has been transformed into a winter wonderland with chances to explore (America's Garden Capital Maze), ice skate (Rothman Institute Ice Rink) and lounge (Rothman Institute Cabin). Special events this week include Game Night (Tuesday), Cocktails and Cold Ones (Wednesday) Karaoke Night (Friday).

Dilworth Park Wintergarden at City Hall

When:Through Sunday, February 25
Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.centercityphila.org

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

A group hangin out at The Lodge at Blue Cross RiverRink WinterfestPhoto courtesy Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

The popular Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest continues to bring the waterfront alive with a chalet-style Lodge Restaurant and Bar, hearty fare from Garces Group and Chickie's & Pete's, sweets from Franklin Fountain Confectionery Cabin and a regulation skating rink with a spectacular view of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest

When:Through Sunday, March 4
Where:Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

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Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The free, outdoor Winter Fountains exhibition illuminates the Benjamin Franklin Parkway this winter with a stunning nighttime display of surreal, glowing videos projected on to four large domes. The dazzling works — inspired by the Parkway's grand fountains — are a centerpiece exhibition of Parkway 100, the city's 14-month celebration commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the avenue's groundbreaking.

Winter Fountains on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway

When:Through Sunday, March 18
Where:Four points along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway including outside the Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Free

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WWE Monday Night Raw at the Wells Fargo Center

World Wrestling EntertainmentPhoto courtesy WWE

The week kicks off with a serious dose of competition as WWE Monday Night Raw hits the Wells Fargo Center as part of WWE’s Royal Rumble Week. The Monday night showdown brings favorite wrestlers like John Cena, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and more to the ring.

WWE Monday Night Raw at the Wells Fargo Center

When:Monday, January 29, 7:30 p.m.
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$25 and up

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Movie Monday: Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Trocadero Theatre

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, one of Audrey Hepburn’s most celebrated films, fills the big screen at the Trocadero Theatre for this week’s edition of Movie Monday. The admission price of $3 not only gets you into the theater, but it also goes toward your first drink or snack. How’s that for a deal?

Movie Monday: Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Trocadero Theatre

When:Monday, January 29, 8 p.m.
Where:Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street
Cost:$3

www.thetroc.com

Uncorked: Wine Tasting at the Market and Shops at Comcast Center

Cheese and wine are the focus of the evening this Tuesday night as the Market and Shops at the Comcast Center hosts its recurring tasting event. From 5 to 7 p.m., attendees can sample perfectly paired cheeses from Di Bruno Bros. and delicious wines (both red and white!). Note: Guests must RSVP via the Facebook event page to gain entry to this wine-fueled event.

Uncorked: Wine Tasting at the Market and Shops at Comcast Center

When:Tuesday, January 30, 5-7 p.m.
Where:The Market and Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Cost:$5

www.themarketandshopsatcomcastcenter.com

Tango Fire at Merriam Theater

Tango FirePhoto courtesy the Kimmel Center

Merriam Theater hosts a one-off performance by an internationally renowned tango group visiting from Buenos Aires, Argentina. With a global audience of more than 20 million fans on YouTube and 12 years of performances, Tango Fire is the kind of dance show that will sweep you off of your feet.

Tango Fire at Merriam Theater

When:Wednesday, January 31, 8 p.m.
Where:Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad Street
Cost:$39 and up

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Black History Month in Philadelphia

Mother BethelPhoto by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

In recognition of the role that Black people played — and continue to play — in the history of our nation, Black History Month inspires celebrations across the region. During February, many of Philadelphia's beloved institutions will hold special events, film screenings, discussions and exhibits that highlight the incredible lives and contributions of African-Americans like Maya Angelou, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Octavius V. Catto, Henry "Box" Brown and Harriet Tubman. Check out the complete guide to Black History Month on visitphilly.com for more.

Black History Month in Philadelphia

When:February 1-28
Where:Various locations including Mother Bethel A.M.E. Church, 419 S. 6th Street
Cost:Varies by event

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Men's College Basketball: Villanova vs. Creighton at the Wells Fargo Center

The Villanova men’s basketball team brings their talent to the Wells Fargo Center for a special basketball game against Creighton University. Cheer on the home team this Thursday night at the South Philly venue. Go, Wildcats!

Men's College Basketball: Villanova vs. Creighton at the Wells Fargo Center

When:Thursday, February 1, 6:30 p.m.
Where:Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad Street
Cost:$32 and up

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

Sp3 at FringeArts

Sp3 at FringeArtsPhoto by Bill Hebert

This week, FringeArts opens Sp3, a moving performance that aims to encourage social presence and engagement during a time of alienation due to technology and world happenings. The exciting show features intricate modern dance and a soundtrack of highly technical, pulse-like sounds.

Sp3 at FringeArts

When:February 1-3
Where:FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Boulevard
Cost:$29, general admission; $15, students and ages 25 and under

www.fringearts.com

Groundhog Day All Day at South Street Cinema

In celebration of Groundhog Day (this Friday!), South Street Cinema, a boutique theater, will screen Groundhog Day all day long on February 2. Screenings are slated to start at 12 p.m. and run all the way until midnight. Stop by for one showing — or see them all!

Groundhog Day All Day at South Street Cinema

When:Friday, February 2, noon-midnight
Where:South Street Cinema, 327 South Street
Cost:$5 (suggested donation)

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Opening: Black Pulp! at the African American Museum

African American Museum in PhiladelphiaPhoto courtesy the African American Museum in Philadelphia

The African American Museum presents an International Print Center New York exhibition that displays works by artists, graphic designers, writer and publishers — including comic books — to example perspectives on black identity from 1912 to 2016.

Opening: Black Pulp! at the African American Museum

When:Friday, February 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Where:The African American Museum, 701 Arch Street
Cost:Free with RSVP

www.aampmuseum.org

Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Music and Food at World Cafe Live

Transport yourself to Cuba simply by stepping foot inside of World Cafe Live this Friday night. The performing arts venue celebrates the culture of the Caribbean island with authentic food and drinks, dancing and live music from Conjunto Philadelphia, a popular Cuban musical group.

Havana Nights: A Celebration of Cuban Music and Food at World Cafe Live

When:Friday, Feburary 2, 8 p.m.
Where:World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
Cost:Free

www.worldcafelive.com

Philly POPS: Lenny's Revolution at Verizon Hall

Philly POPSPhoto courtesy Philly POPS

The Philly POPS marks 100 years of Leonard Bernstein’s birth with a tribute performance at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Berstein protégé David Charles Abell conducts the show, which also features guest vocalists and the 150-voice POPS Festival Chorus.

Philly POPS: Lenny's Revolution at Verizon Hall

When:February 2-4
Where:Verizon Hall, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost:$35 and up

www.kimmelcenter.org

Concourse Dance Bar Grand Opening

Get excited: The team behind Morgan’s Pier is opening an underground bar (!) on Market Street in Center City. Concourse Dance Bar opens to the public on Friday, February 2 at 9 p.m. and promises to entertain the city with awesome music (think throwback hits from the '80s, '90s and 2000s, in addition to some of today’s biggest hits) as well as plenty of space for dancing. The bar will even be home to a ball pit!

Concourse Dance Bar Grand Opening

When:Friday, February 2, 9 p.m.
Where:Concourse Dance Bar, 1635 Market Street
Cost:$5 admission; pay-as-you-go drinks

www.concoursedancebar.com

Winter Opening Celebration at the Institute of Contemporary Art

ICAPhoto by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) kicks off its winter 2018 exhibitions with a Friday night party that celebrates the debut of three major shows — Tag: Proposals on Queer Play and the Ways Forward, Cary Leibowitz: Museum Show and Broadcasting: EAI at ICA. The exhibition opening party is free to attend, but guests are encouraged to RSVP.

Winter Opening Celebration at the Institute of Contemporary Art

When:Friday, February 2, 6:30-9 p.m.
Where:Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th Street
Cost:Free; pay-as-you-go drinks

www.icaphila.org

Opening: Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey, showcases a wide spectrum of passionate works of art produced in the 1960s, ranging from vintage rock ‘n’ roll posters to anti-war expressions to Pop Art creations. Works from designers, artists and architects will be on display in this exploration of counterculture art.

Opening: Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

When:February 3-September 9
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$20, adults; $18, seniors; $14, students and youth (13-18); free, children 12 and under

www.philamuseum.org

Opening: Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Crocs at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel UniversityPhoto courtesy the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

Live crocodilians descended from 200-million-year-old ancestors star in an Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University exhibition featuring a live Siamese crocodile, an Albino American alligator, 3D animation and more. The three-month exhibition will also teach visitors how to speak “croc” and explore how crocs communicate via sight, sound, smell and touch.

Opening: Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World at Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University

When:February 3-May 6
Where:The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:$22.95, adults (age 13 and above); $19.95, seniors (age 65+), military and students (with ID); $18.95, children (ages 3–12); free, children (under age 3), members and Drexel DragonCard holders

www.ansp.org

Pay-What-You-Wish First Sunday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia Museum of ArtPhoto by B. Krist for Visit Philadelphia

Go at your own pace and pay what you wish on Sunday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Admire the beautiful collections and take advantage of one of the best deals in Philly.

Pay-What-You-Wish First Sunday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

When:Sunday, February 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Pay what you wish

www.philamuseum.org

Free First Sunday: Shine the Light at the Barnes Foundation

Barnes FoundationPhoto courtesy the Barnes Foundation

Scholar Dr. Ysaye Barnwell teaches attendees about African-American singing tradition as part of this month's free first Sunday at the Barnes Foundation. In addition to fun music-based activities, check out the Barnes' permanent collection and its current exhibition, Kiefer Rodin.

Free First Sunday: Shine the Light at the Barnes Foundation

When:Sunday, February 4, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where:Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Free

www.barnesfoundation.org

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