Get Tickets Now: Rothman Rink Sweetheart Skate
Tickets are now on sale for the February 14 Sweetheart Skate at the Rothman Institute Ice Rink in Dilworth Park! From 7-11pm, take your sweetheart skating under the stars, right alongside historic City Hall. Admission is $20 per person and includes skate rental, complimentary hot chocolate, a flower for each couple and free photo keepsakes from the Lovers Photo Booth. While playing everyone’s favorite love songs, a live DJ will offer the opportunity to dedicate a song to your special someone. Sweetheart Skate is presented by Whole Foods Market. To buy tickets online, click here.
Rothman Institute Ice Rink, Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.983.1291, DilworthPark.org
The Rosenbach Museum Hands-On Tour
On January 22, come to The Rosenbach Museum for Hands-On Tour: The Growth of Stoker’s Dracula. Get up close and personal with Bram Stoker’s hand-written notes for the novel as Rosenbach staff discuss what it takes to create an enduring monster. Created especially for visitors who seek an in-depth and focused look at their collection, Hands-On Tours allow you unparalleled access to rare and important items that are not usually on view to the public.
The Rosenbach Museum, 2008-2010 Delancey Place, 215.732.1600, Rosenbach.org
Come to the Reading Terminal Market on January 23 and celebrate all things scrapple at ScrappleFest! Sample scrapple from local producers; enjoy live music; and watch a panel of judges crown the best scrapple dish in the Reading Terminal Market.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, 215.922.2317, ReadingTerminalMarket.org
Sensory-Friendly Sunday at the Franklin Institute
The Franklin Institute is proud to welcome families, adults and groups with members on the autism spectrum as well as other differing needs. On January 24, 8am-12:30pm, the featured activity is Terrific Trains. This is a morning to enjoy the museum in your own way and in your own time. All are welcome!
The Franklin Institute, 271 North 21st Street, 215.448.1200, FI.edu
One Book, One Philadelphia 2016
The Free Library presents the 14th year of One Book, One Philadelphia. The goal is to promote reading, literacy, and libraries, by encouraging the entire greater Philadelphia area to come together through reading and discussing a single book. Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier is the 2016 featured book. The program will be supplemented by two adult companion books and one opera. The Civil War, by Geoffrey Ward with Ric Burns and Ken Burns, will provide historical context. Twelve Years a Slave, a memoir by Solomon Northup, will shed light on the horrific reality of slavery. Jennifer Higdon and Gene Scheer’s opera Cold Mountain, premiering in Philadelphia during One Book’s February kickoff, will offer a gorgeous musical expression inspired by Charles Frazier’s novel. The program runs through March 30.
One Book, One Philadelphia, The Free Library, Various Locations, 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org
Winter Warm Up at the National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center is having a Winter Warm Up sale through March 31. For just $10 (usually $14.50) and $5 for children ages 4-12 (usually $8), visitors can experience the Center’s main exhibitions, take in the live production of Freedom Rising before it closes for renovations, view a rare copy of the Bill of Rights in the Constituting Liberty exhibit, and discover how freedom of religion became a fundamental right in Religious Liberty and the Founding of America.
The National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, 215.409.6600, ConstitutionCenter.org