Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Attend a tequila tasting, work out at a yoga class with some cute pigs and more. Here are ten fun things to do in Philly this weekend.
10 fun things to do in Philly this weekend
Things to do in Philly: MUSIC
Former Dream Street heartthrob Jesse McCartney is coming to Philly and bringing his new show with him featuring his latest single Wasted. But of course, the one-time-boy band performer will also be performing some of his past hits like Leavin and Better With You.
Jan. 19, 8 pm-11 pm, The Fillmore, 29 E Allen St, Philadelphia, $30-$150, thefillmorephilly.com
The New Jersey Dance Trio is coming to the City of Brotherly love to get all Philadelphians up and partying. The band first got there start on Warped Tour and have evolved from a pop-dance act to a hard-hitting EDM group. The talented DJ band includes brothers Jean Paul Makhlouf and Alex Makhlouf, and Samuel Frisch. Cash Cash produces and mixes all of their tracks.
Jan. 19, 8:30 pm-11 pm, Franklin Music Hall, 421 N 7th St, Philadelphia, $25-$30, bowerypresents.com
Things to do in Philly: HEALTH & FITNESS
Charity Pig Yoga
Exercise through a peaceful yoga class while helping to save some adorable pigs. Fairytail Acres, a non-profit pig rescue will be bringing a whole slew of adorable pigs and a cute goat named Squeaks for each of the three 45-minute workout sessions. Sessions start at 12:15, 1:15 and 2:15 pm.
Jan. 19, various times, Tuck Barre & Yoga, 1155 S 20th St, Philadelphia, $30, tuckbarreyoga.com
Things to do in Philly: GOING OUT
Bump & Grind
All hip-hop and RnB lovers know that bumping and grinding is essential, now Voltage Lounge is hosting their own homage featuring smooth tunes from the 80s all the way up through the 2000s. Some of the City of Brotherly Love’s best DJs will be spinning all night long so be prepared to pull an all-nighter.
Jan. 19, 10 pm-2 am, Voltage Lounge, 421 N 7th St, Philadelphia, $9-$12, voltagelounge.com
Barnes Young Professionals Night
The Barnes Young Professionals Night is unlike any other, they have a fun theme for each event to make the night extra special. This year’s theme is Winter Wild inspired by artist Henri Rousseau’s imagined jungles and all the other wildlife lurking in the Barnes collection. Guests are not required but encouraged to dress up in their favorite animal print. The evening will consist of plenty of drinks, artful adventures and entertainment from the Mole Street Artists.
Jan. 18, 7 pm-10 pm, The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, $35, barnesfoundation.org
Things to do in Philly: FOOD & DRINKS
Survivor Sunday Drag Queen Bingo Brunch
If you’ve heard of a little place called Mad Rex you may know that they are the only virtual reality lounge in the city and specialize in all things post-apocalyptic. Add in some delicious brunch and fabulous drag queens and this event is just about perfect. The whole event will be packed with fun twists and good times.
Jan. 20, 12 pm-3 pm, Mad Rex, 1000 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, $4-$27, themadrex.com
Union Des Grands Crus de Bordeaux
Being one of the top events for all wine-o’s and sommelier hopefuls; all look forward to this exclusive Bordeaux experience. Guests will get to indulge in over 70 kinds of wine from the Bordeaux region of France and even get the chance to chat with the wine-makers themselves.
Jan. 20, 1 pm-4pm, The Rittenhouse Hotel, 210 West Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia, $225-$250, phillymag.com
USBG Blind Spirits Tasting: Blanco Tequila
Tequila may be considered a warm weather liquor, but the truth is that Tequila can be enjoyed at any time of the year, especially the winter. The United States Bartender’s Guild is hosting this Blanco Tequila tasting that will tickle any drinker’s fancy. The event will feature five different tequilas to sample plus some snacks throughout the evening. The best part? USBG members get in free.
Jan. 21, 6 pm-9 pm, Art in the Age, 116 N 3rd St., Philadelphia, $0- $25, artintheage.com
Things to do in Philly: FAMILY
Pirates vs. Vikings
The Independence Seaport Museum is partnering up with the Franklin Institute to finally settle the debate of who would win in an ultimate battle, Pirates or Vikings? It’s one long battle being featured in two locations, first at the Independence Seaport Museum (10:30 am-11:30 am) and then at the Franklin Institute (1:30 pm-2:30 pm). Big Bus will be providing transportation during this exciting battle that will unfold. Find out if the Vikings or the Pirates will prove to be victorious and take a hold of the City of Brotherly Love.
Jan. 20, 10:30 am-11:30 am and 1:30 pm-2:30 pm, Independence Seaport Museum and Franklin Institute, 211 S Christopher Columbus Blvd and 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, globalphiladelphia.org
*** Note we were informed this morning that this event has been re-scheduled for Mon. Feb 18 due to the weather
Things to do in Philly: SHOPPING
2019 Philly Home Show
This is the second weekend for the 2019 Philly Home Show. The event will feature the expertise and advice of TV home show stars Clint Harp (of HGTV’s Fixer Upper and DIY Network’s Wood Work) and Matt Blashaw (of HGTV’s Yard Crashers and Vacation House for Free; Ellen’s Design Challenge and more.) Philadelphians can learn tips for DIY projects, attend workshops, shop for items and more.
Jan. 18-20, Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, $9-$10, phillyhomeshow.com