Your Guide to This Weekend's Fun and Safe Happenings in Philadelphia

By Madison Duddy | January 26, 2021 |

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Put your Netflix on pause and attend one of these seven activities and events around the city— in-person or virtually. From art exhibitions to music, garden tours and exciting dining pop-ups, there’s something to peak everyone’s interest and palette—all while staying safe, of course.

Winter Wonder at Longwood Gardens

After taking a walk around the outdoor winter gardens, escape to a tropical oasis in their indoor sanctuary. Surrounded by vibrant flowers and foliage with hanging baskets of jasmine, cape-primrose and lipstick-plant, you might forget it’s the middle of winter. Open all weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Reserve your time slot online. $25, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, 610.388.1000, longwoodgardens.org

Wister & More: EStrella Piano Duo

Savor the works of your favorite classical musicians like Franz Schubert, Wolfgang A. Mozart and Claude Debussy, all performed by the Russian piano duo Svetlana Belsky and Elena Doubovitskaya. This Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., The German Society of Pennsylvania invites classical music lovers to watch this concert virtually, from the comfort of their homes. Virtual, $10, 215.627.2332, germansociety.org

Dinner with a View at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia

With your own private room overlooking Liberty Park, a candlelit three-course dinner paired with a bottle of red, white or sparkling wine and a pre-paid movie to enjoy, your three-hour stay at the hotel will surely be a treat. If you can’t possibly part with your room after dinner, upgrade to an overnight stay to keep the relaxation going for an additional $99. From $199, 433 Chestnut St., 215.925.2111, monaco-philadelphia.com

Fleisher/Ollman Gallery: Hissed gently in silence, a dream of Flight

Artists Jordan Deal, Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck present a multimedia art exhibit featuring installations, ceramic sculptures, paintings and photographs that touch on the concepts of healing, mysticism, transformation and the sacred. A must see is Jordan Deal’s installation that includes many unlikely items like a bathtub and a found cast glass leg. Only four visitors are allowed at once, so reserve your space online. Free admission, 915 Spring Garden St., Ste. 215, 215.545.7562, fleisher-ollmangallery.com

Rediscovering Judith Leyster at The Philadelphia Museum of Art

This Friday from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., virtually watch curator Nicole Cook as she discusses Judith Leyster’s painting The Last Drop and other female artists in the installation What Can Paintings Tell Us? Joined by scholar Frima Hofrichter, the talk focuses on talented women artists from the 1400s to the 1700s whose works were misattributed for years. Virtual, free admission, philamuseum.org

When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story at The Museum of the American Revolution

Take a deeper look into the country’s first female voters and how their voting rights were stripped away, due to political conflicts. Through original objects like poll lists with some of the first female voters, textiles, manuscripts and art, learn about the American Revolution’s role in shaping women’s opportunities in politics and activism. Reserve your tickets now as the museum has limited capacity. $21, 101 S. Third St., 215.253.6731, amrevmuseum.org



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