Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered. Sip on Walt Whitman inspired cocktails, attend a masquerade ball and much 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: FOOD & DRINKS
Bibliococktails is held on the second Friday of each month and honors great literature with demonstrations and one-of-a-kind drinks. During this month’s edition spend the evening listening to some of Walt Whitman’s greatest poems while sipping on cocktails inspired by the iconic poet’s works. Registering in advance is recommended.
Jan.11, 6pm-8pm, Art in the Age, 116 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, $25, rosenbach.org
Warm up during the cold season with delicious brews all day long at Xfinity’s Winterfest Live event. Sample over 150 beers from 75 breweries while sporting your own personal stein and enjoy other fun happenings including outdoor fire pits, games, activities, prizes, giveaways and much more.
Jan.12, 1pm-6 pm, Xfinity Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave, Philadelphia, $35-$50, xfinitylive.com
Things to do in Philly: GOING OUT
Shake it off: Taylor and Friends
All Swifties and fans of pop music will love this fun event where the upbeat music will have you dancing all night long. This ultra-pop night party will feature tunes from Taylor Swift, Charli XCX, Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran, Bleachers, Lorde and more. There will also be a photo booth courtesy of Pop Up Polaroid for all guests to enjoy.
Jan. 11, 9 pm-2 am, The Foundry at the Fillmore, 29 E Allen St., Philadelphia, $7-$13, lnphilly.com
Masquerade on the Moshulu
This decadent and magical masquerade ball right along the Deleware River Waterfront puts even the fanciest New Year’s Eve parties to shame. Guests will be able to indulge in an evening filled with live jazz, hors-d’oeuvres, great conversation and gorgeous attire. The ball will have a 2-hour open bar until 11 pm and a cash bar for the last hour, the live band will play until midnight.
Jan.12, 9 pm-12 am, Moshulu, 401 S Christopher Columbus Blvd.,$70, moshulu.com
Ben Franklin’s Birthday Pub Crawl
Participants will get a private walking tour around historic Old City while sampling different pints and snacks from iconic Philly watering holes such as the Victoria Freehouse and City Tavern, all in honor of Ben Franklin’s birthday.
Jan.11-18, 5:30 pm, Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch St, Philadelphia, $45-$50, historicphiladelphia.org
Things to do in Philly: MUSIC
The New Orleans based band is coming to the City of Brotherly Love to perform some of their recent hits including their arguably most popular song Wish I Knew You. The band will be performing at the newly revamped Met Philadelphia building where the acoustics are said to be out of this world, making this show one you will not forget.
Jan. 12, 8 pm-11 pm, Met Philadelphia, 858 N Broad St., Philadelphia, $39-$54, themetphilly.com
Daybreaker PHL: Dance Dance Resolution 2019
One Liberty Observation Deck is housing this event with a global unity theme, all Daybreakers will dance to the same theme for the same epic cause in a global music video. The event starts bright and early with yoga led by Stacia Nero, (6-7 am) followed by a dance party (7-9 am) plus healthy breakfast bites, kombucha, live music and surprises.
Jan.12, 6 am-9 am, One Liberty Observation Deck, 1650 Market St., Philadelphia, $18-$39, phillyfromthetop.com
Things to do in Philly: COMEDY
Improv in the Style of Shakespeare
The classic works of William Shakespeare have been hailed as some of the best dramatic and comedic writings of all time. Now his timeless stories will be transformed by modern-day comedians who will try to put their most hilarious spin on all of the Bard’s most famous tales.
Jan. 11, 8pm-9 pm, Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St., Philadelphia, $5-$15, phillyimprovtheater.com
Things to do in Philly: FAMILY
Greater Philadelphia Pet Show
Who doesn’t love a show that is completely dedicated to our furry friends? All animal lovers will love this event filled with pet toys, dynamic dog duos, a flyball tournament and much more. Friday night is family night where children under the age of 12 get in for free. All pets are welcome at this furry event.
Jan.11-13, times vary, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave, Oaks, $5-$20, familypetshows.com
KotoriCon is one of the biggest conventions celebrating all of the unique and intriguing works of the indie anime genre. The event will feature a Bob Ross-inspired art contest, a Pokémon panel, nerdy improv, accessories, video games, comic vendors and much more.
Jan. 11-12, times vary, Rowan College at Gloucester County, 1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, NJ, $36, rcgc.edu