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What’s Happening in Philly This Weekend: Feb. 2-4

Each weekend, we will post some of the most unique social and cultural places to visit in addition to exciting events in and around the Philly area. We call it Philly Influencer’s Weekend Picks. If you attend any of these places or events, let us know how it went! Tweet us or email us at thephillyinfluencer@gmail.com.

Events Running Through the Weekend

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1. Eagles Super Bowl Weekend

Where: Various locations
When: Friday, February 2nd-Sunday, February 4th

The weekend we all have been waiting for has finally arrived. The Philadelphia Eagles will be taking on the New England Patriots this Sunday. Several activities and events will be taking place in the city over the next few days. Come out for the drink specials, the food deals, and the celebration.

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2. Black History Month Philadelphia

Where: Various locations
When: Thursday, February 1st-Wednesday, February 28th

February marks a great celebration in history and culture. Black History Month will be commemorated in several venues and institutions in the city all month. From the Constitution Center, to Penn Museum, to The African America Museum of Philadelphia, there will be invigorating events that your entire family shouldn’t miss.

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3. Wing Bowl

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3600 S. Broad St.
When: Friday, February 2nd, Begins at 6AM

Insanity, the passion, and the heartburn will all be on full display this Friday. The 26th Annual Wing Bowl will be packing the Wells Fargo Center for this massive all-you-can-eat chicken wing festival. More than 10,000 wings will be consumed throughout the day at this fever pitched gathering.

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4. The Revolutionists

Where: Theatre Horizon, 401 DeKalb St, Norristown, PA
When: Thursday, February 1st-Sunday, February 25th

Theatre Horizon has emerge through the years as one of the stellar places to go for theatrics in the area. This week a new production will be taking over their stage. The Revolutionist is comedic adventure highlighting rebellious women seeking survival during the French Revolution.

For more information, click here.

5. Groundhog Day

Where: South Street Cinema, 327 South St.
When: Friday, February 2nd, 12PM-12AM

In honor of the actual holiday, South Street Cinema will be revolving the time warping comedy Groundhog Day from noon until midnight this Friday. The venue is known to play some of the best classic, cult, campy, and treasured films. Don’t miss out on the longest day in Phil Connor’s life.

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6. Old City First Fridays

Where: Various Fridays
When: Friday, February 2nd

The first Friday of the month always gets Old City Districts shops, institutions, galleries, restaurants, and art lovers bustling. Several studios like the Painted Bride Art Center, The Clay Studio, and 3rd Street Gallery have several beautiful exhibits and workshops open for all.

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7. Black Pulp! at the African American Museum

Where: The African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch St.
When: Friday, February 2nd, 6:30PM–8:30PM

The African American Museum in Philadelphia will be opening a special and unique exhibition, Black Pulp! this Friday. The showcase explores the use of printed media to enhance and promote the narrative of the Black experience in America from 1912-2016. Come take an artistic journey through small prints, comics, journals, magazines, and more.

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8. 76ers vs. Heat

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Friday, February 2nd, 8PM

Don’t let the Tyreke Evans rumors shake you from the fact that the Philadelphia 76ers will be playing their Eastern Conference combatants the Miami Heat this Friday night. Come see Ben Simmons, Embiid, Covington, and the rest of the players attempt to right the ship in front of the home crowd.

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9. Havana Nights

Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.
When: Friday, February 2nd, 8PM

This is one of the more musically entertaining events on the list. To top it off, the entire rhythmic gathering is free. World Cafe Live will be hosting their recurring series Havana Nights this Friday. There will be live salsa music played by Conjunto Philadelphia, dancing, food, and beverages.

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10. Lenny’s Revolution

Where: Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
When: Friday, February 2nd-Sunday, February 4th

Verizon Hall is calling all Lenny Bernstein fans to come out and celebrate the composer and musician this weekend. The Philly POPS will be musically heralding the Philadelphia native’s 100th anniversary. Classics from West Side Story, Candide, Peter Pan, and On the Town will be filling the renowned venue.

For more information, click here.

11. Concourse Opening Night

Where: Concourse Dance Bar, 1635 Market St.
When: Friday, February 2nd, 9PM

The wait is finally over! Philadelphia’s newest trendy downtown bar Concourse, will open its doors this Friday. The underground dance bar is a 10,000-square-foot space full of spanning bars, a signature sound system, and an amazing adult ball pit. Come to the massive throwback lounge to hear hits from the 80’s, 90’s, 2000’s, and today.

For more information, click here.

12. Twisted Tail Whiskey Tasting

Where: The Twisted Tail, 509 S 2nd St.
When: Friday, February 2nd, 7PM-9PM

For whiskey lovers in the city, The Twisted Tail has an event for you. This Friday the restaurant, live music venue, and bar will be hosting an amazing whiskey tasting. The whiskey sampling party will feature Old Rip Van Winkle 25 Year, Pappy Van Winkle 20 Year, Colonel H.E. Taylor Four Grain, Wild Turkey Decades Master’s Keep,  and Angel’s Envy. There will also be complimentary hors d’oeuvres.

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13. Michelle Wolf

Where: Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.
When: Friday, February 2nd-Saturday, February 4th

Every night of Michelle Wolf’s The Not Nice Tour is sold out. This will be an event that you’ll have to hit up Stubhub, online vendors, friends, or possibly an ex for. Michelle Wolf is an on-air contributor on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, makes regular appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, and is a seasoned standup comedian.

For more information, click here.

14. 90’s Dance Party

Where: FringeArts, 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd.
When: Friday, February 2nd, 10:30PM

FringeArts always has plenty going on. It’s new dance production Sp3 begins this weekend, La Peg will be hosting a Super Bowl party this Sunday, and Saturday night there will be a In Livin’ Color 90’s Dance Party. There will be no cover, a fantastic DJ will be spinning all the throwback hits, and the large dance area will be booming.

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15. Flyers vs. Senators

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Saturday, February 3rd, 1PM

The Philadelphia Flyers will be hosting the Ottawa Senators this Saturday afternoon. The Flyers are currently 5th in Metropolitan Division. The second-to-last Senators are at the bottom of the Atlantic Division. Come to the Wells Fargo Center to see these Eastern Conference foes square off.

For more information, click here.

16. Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World

Where: The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Saturday, February 3rd-Sunday, May 6th

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will be opening a new intense exhibit this week. Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World features live species on display, an alligator nest, skeletons, lessons on crocodile language, strength tests, 3-D animations, and so much more.

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17. Museum Sundays

Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy and Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
When: Sunday, February 4th, 10AM-5PM

Each first Sunday of the moth, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Barnes Foundation feature pay-what-you-wish and free admission into their prestigious institutions. Stop by the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the new exhibit Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey or the Barnes Foundation to take a peak at Kiefer Rodin.

18. Villanova vs. Seaton Hall

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Sunday, February 4th, 12PM

If you’re looking for a game before the big game, come to the Wells Fargo Center to see the Villanova Wildcats take on the Seaton Hall Pirates. The midday tip-off will put the number one team in the nation against a familiar Big East rival. Come out and bring your boos, cheers, and passion.

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