This Weekend in Philly: Cool Stuff You Should Know About

A few out-of-the-ordinary ways to have fun over the next few days Read more

Happy Friday, people. The weather (still) sucks; winter is (still) dragging on. But at least there’s some fun things happening indoors. Put these cool things on your weekend radar, and enjoy.

1. The Art of the Brick 
The amazing-sounding Lego exhibit opens at the Franklin Institute on Saturday, February 7. It looks so cool, y’all. Quoth the Franklin Institute’s site: “This art gallery features over 100 LEGO creations made from more than a million LEGO bricks, all from the mind of famed contemporary artist Nathan Sawaya. This collection of sculptures includes a variety of Sawaya’s original concepts as well as a 20-foot-long Tyrannosaurus Rex made from over 80,000 LEGO bricks! Also on display are interpretations of historic works such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night, and Edvard Munch’s The Scream–all made entirely of LEGO bricks!”

2. Oh, the Music You’ll Hear
How charming is this? On Saturday, February 7 at 11:30 a.m., you can catch the Philadelphia Orchestra accompanying the familiar rhymes (and also some projected illustrations) of the great Dr. Seuss. The show’s at the Kimmel Center.

3. Taste of Philly Dance Fitness
This one is just for you, parents: Christy’s fitness obsession, Philly Dance Fitness, is offering a two-hour sampler session on Sunday, February 8, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. at PDF’s South Philly location at 1170 S. Broad. For $30, you’ll get to try — in order — Zumba, cardio pop, modern dance, something called “house party fitness hip-hop”, jazz tech, dance party boot camp, and a power jam stretch. It SOUNDS AWESOME. Check the site for details.

4. Woodmere Art Museum’s Open House and Children’s Party
FREE, kid-focused party at the great Chestnut Hill museum, complete with live music and art-making activities for everyone. Saturday, February 7, from 2 to 4 p.m.