What’s Happening in Philly This Weekend: Jan. 27-29

Each weekend, we will post some of the most unique social and culture 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

Events running through the weekend:


1. Lunar New Year at International House

Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut St.
When: Friday, January 27th, 7PM

International House celebrates the Lunar New Year this Friday. There will be a fantastic tasting and sampling of Chinese cuisine. There will also be a live cultural show and demonstration in the Ibrahim Theater. The performance will include traditional Chinese songs, martial arts, dance, and artistic performances. The food buffet is first come first serve. Entrance for children is free. Tickets for the general public are $15.

For information and tickets, click here.

2. Chinatown Chinese New Year’s Eve Party

Where: 10th Street and Race Street.
When: Friday, January 27th, 11:30PM

The Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation presents this wonderful weekend of Lunar New Year events. This Friday evening there will be a Midnight Lion Dance Performance by the Philadelphia Suns. Come watch as they ring in the Year of the Rooster. Saturday and Sunday, there will also be a dumpling making party at 928 Race St. from 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

For information, click here.

3. Lock and Key Singles Event

Where: Paddy Whacks Irish Pub, 150 South St.
When: Friday, January 27th, 8PM

Lock and Key Events presents this fun singles themed event. Paddy Whacks Irish Pub will open its doors for this interactive, social, and ultimate ice breaker party. This post-happy hour event is $27 and includes one complimentary drink and free appetizers. With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, this entertaining twist on a formal first date may be the ticket to secure your February 14th partner.

For tickets and info, click here.

4. 40 Winks with the Sphinx Sleepover

Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South St.
When: Friday, January 27th-Saturday, January 28th, 5:30PM-9AM

Penn Museum event 40 Winks with the Sphinx gets taken to new levels with this excavation themed sleepover. This overnight expedition will have several fun activities for you and your family. Guests will get the experience of being transported through time to explore the hieroglyphics of the Egyptians, myths of the Greeks and Romans, and the ancient Mayan world. There will be a scavenger hunt, arts and crafts, and a light breakfast.

Register and find information here.

5. Corey Holcomb

Where: Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.
When: Friday, January 27th, 8PM & 10:15PM and Saturday, January 28th 7:30PM, 9:45PM

Corey Holcomb brings his standup routine to Philadelphia this week. Holcomb will be doing a multi-date residency at Punch Line Philly. Holcomb has performed at countless comedy festivals and is a regular on several late-night broadcasts and variety shows. You may have caught him in the past on BET’s “Comic View”, “Def Comedy Jam”, MTV’s “Wild ‘N Out”, and he plays Robert Tubbs on Fox’s “The Cleveland Show.”

For tickets, click here.

6. Mobb Deep

Where: Voltage Lounge, 421 N 7th St.
When: Friday, January 27th, 8PM

This renowned hip hop duo brings their grit and hits to Voltage Lounge this Friday night. The group, consisting of Havoc and Prodigy, is one of the most critically acclaimed and successful rap duos in music. They’ve released several successful projects including The Infamous and Hell on Earth. Memorable and poplar singles like “Shook Ones Pt. II” and “Quiet Storm” took over hip hop radio stations and charts upon their release. This will be a great event for this reunited duo.

For tickets, click here.

7. Lukas Graham

Where: The Fillmore Philadelphia, 29 E Allen St.
When: Friday, January 27th, 8PM

One of the most consuming tracks of 2015 was this artist’s “7 Years”. When the pop act and soul band takes the stage of The Fillmore Philadelphia this Friday night, anticipate to hear it and their other hits. The group consisting of, Lukas Forchhammer, Mark Falgren, Magnus Larsson, and Morten Ristorp look to continue the success of the number one single with this world-wide tour. Come this great band for an exciting night out this Friday.

For tickets, click here.

8. 76ers vs. Rockets

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Friday, January 27th, 8PM

“Raise the Cat” nation come out to the Wells Fargo Center this Friday for this nationally televised matchup with the Houston Rockets. The Philadelphia 76ers have been on a sensational tear are home. The team also hold the 4th best January record in the NBA. With the likes of Joel Embiid returning, the team looks to continue their winning ways against a tough  James Harden led opponent. The WFC will be the place to be this Friday.

For tickets, click here.

9. 2017 Black Tie Tailgate

Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 127 N. Broad St.
When: Friday, January 27th, 7PM

Come out and support the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation as they give Philadelphians a sneak peek at all the Philadelphia Auto Show has to offer this year. This black-tie event will combine dining and dancing for a good cause. Cuisine will be provided by Spraga Dining, Townsend, and Termini Bros Pastry. Jellyroll party band will be the live musical entertainment. All proceeds benefit the CHOP Division of Neurology. Tickets are $250.

For tickets, click here.

10. Philadelphia Auto Show

Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center, 127 N. Broad St.
When: Saturday, January 28th-Sunday, February 5th

The after party, to the previous actual party, is  the 2017 Philadelphia Auto Show. The Pennsylvania Convention Center will welcome thousands as they get the opportunity to view a brilliant spectacle of hundreds of automobiles. There will be a great display of new exotic, concept, and luxury cars.  Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children between the ages 7-12. Show hours are weekdays noon-10 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sundays 9 a.m.-8 p.m.

For tickets and information, click here.

11. Lunar New Year at Seaport Museum

Where: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 s. Columbus Blvd.
When: Saturday, January 28th, 11AM-3PM

The Independence Seaport Museum throw their hat into the ring of the several Lunar New Year celebrations this weekend. Bring your entire family to this festive and cultural celebration. There will be several activities for all in attendance. Guests can create their own Chinese lanterns, watch a martial arts demonstrations, and taste fantastic cuisine. There will be calligraphy classes, storytelling sessions, dragon puppets, and drums. The tickets for adults are $16 and $12 for children.

For tickets and information, click here.

12. XFINITY Live! Winterfest Live

Where: XFINITY Live!, 110 Pattison Ave.
When: Saturday, January 28th, 2PM

This is one of the best greater Philadelphia winter craft beer festivals. This gathering will have multiple beer gardens. There will be several spaces serving over 150 beers for sampling. The tastings will be unlimited and will consist of a wide variety of lagers, porters, and stouts. Over 75 breweries will be represented. Guest will receive a keepsake mug, get to play fun games for prizes, and win giveaways. There will be live music and so much more.

13. Academy of Music 160th Anniversary and Ball

Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.
When: Saturday, January 28th, 7:30PM

The Academy of Music Restoration Fund presents this alluring and celebratory musical event this weekend. This National Historic Landmark will mark its 160th anniversary with a musical program and party afterwards. Director Yannick Nézet-Séquin and guest artist Martin Short will grace attendees with a spectacular evening full of dazzling classical music and exciting post-concert activites.

For tickets, click here.

14. Villanova vs. Virginia

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Sunday, January 29th, 1PM

The Villanova Wildcats are coming off a tough and surprising loss to Marquette. The team let the lead slip away in the final .22 seconds of the game. In the end, that small timeframe was enough to sink AP number 1 team in the country. They look to bounce back this Sunday against the Virginia Cavaliers. Come out and support the local powerhouse and cheer them on.

For tickets, click here.

15. Resolution Rx 2017

Where: Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut St.
When: Sunday, January 29th, 11AM

Local popular residence Hotel Monaco puts this Resolution Rx event on full display. This is s challenge to get your healthy groove back and begin prep for those summer beach bodies. There will be $5 classes offered from local studios. All classes are 45 minutes long and range from everything from yoga to dance fitness. There will be a spa for recovery, healthy snacks, and more. Proceeds and donations will go to Back On My Feet, a national organization combating homelessness.

For tickets and information, click here.

16. Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade

Where: 10th Street and Spring Street.
When: Sunday, January 29th, 11AM

The Philadelphia Suns Lion Dance Parade will be one event that shouldn’t be missed. The illuminating celebration continues Chinatown’s memorable Lunar New Year extravaganza. Come see this fantastic cultural spectacle this Sunday morning. There will be exciting dancing, firecrackers, food available from neighboring shops, and more.

17. Sour Bowl III

Where: Multiple locations including Bru Craft & Wurst (1316 Chestnut St.), U-Bahn (1320 Chestnut St.), and Cinder (1500 Locust St.)
When: Sunday, January 29th, 11AM

Let’s face it, you’re not watching the Pro Bowl. The week before the Super Bowl has been Sour Bowl time in Philadelphia for the past two years. The third year of this event is this Sunday. There will be four taps at three local bars over the span of seven hours. The event will consist of 91 kegs and 16 special bottle poors. Each location will have a specialty brunch menu starting at 11 a.m. Cinder will be the location of Cider Bowl at 2 p.m., Stout Bowl will be at U-Bahn at 4 p.m., and Sour Bowl kicks at BRU at 6:00 P.M.

18. The Last Waltz 40 Tour

Where: Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.
When: Sunday, January 29th, 7:30PM

Blackbird and Larry Magid Entertainment presents The Last Waltz 40 Tour this Sunday. The Kimmel Center will have an eclectic jazz and musical lineup. This sensational assembly of world-class musicians is helmed by Grammy award-winning musical director, guitarist, and vocalist Warren Haynes. Grammy award-winners and musical legends Don Was and Michael McDonald among others whom will also be in this ultimate jam session. Ticket prices vary.

For tickets, click here.

19. Philly Rising Yearly Showcase

Where: World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St.
When: Sunday, January 29th, 8PM

Each Monday night, World Café Live hosts a progressive and diverse talent competition. The top performers are asked back the following month for a Philly Rising  Monthly Showcase. At the end of a full year, the Philly Rising Monthly winners get a chance to put their talents on parade on the main stage. The winner of this contest will get to record a 5 song EP, a show at World Café Live, a spot at The Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Artists Festival, and a radio spot. Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 at the door.

For tickets, click here.



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