Salute to First Responders at Rothman Institute Ice Rink
The Rothman Institute Ice Rink at Dilworth Park is offering a special thank you to all first responders on February 21. From 1-4pm, get free admission* with purchase of skate rental for up to four people and a 10% discount off menu items inside the Rothman Cabin with presentation of badge or active military ID. Enjoy community outreach, interactive activities, and entertainment from Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments, along with safety and fire prevention information for all visitors.
*$1 off skating admission for up to four people available for first responders, 11am-1pm and 4-8pm.
Rothman Institute Ice Rink, Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org
Patsy Goes to School
On February 6, Jen Childs, artistic director of 1812 Productions, hosts a special benefit for the Take Flight Scholarship Travel Program at the Independence Charter School. She will be in character as Patsy, the South Philly politico from Shunk Street, a fan favorite. Patsy will team up with several students for a curriculum that includes "Are You Smarter Than a 7th Grader?" and "Middleschoolers Say the Darnedest Things." Beat the bell and take your seat as Patsy rewrites history and gives history lessons South Philly style.
Arden Theatre, Hamilton Family Arts Center, 62 North 2nd Street, 215.592.9560, 1812Productions.org
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler
Come to the Alliance Française de Philadelphie on February 9 to celebrate Mardi Gras, Cajun culture and zombies. Learn about the origin of zombies from the French Caribbean and enjoy Lousiana cuisine, complete with king cake. Dance to 1920s jazz and enter the raffle! Also? A zombie costume contest! To register, call 215.735.5283.
Alliance Française de Philadelphie, 1400 Walnut Street, Suite 700, 215.735.5283, AFPhila.com
Pop Up Garden in a Mall
People enjoyed it so much last year, that The Shops at Liberty Place are bringing back their Pop Up Garden in the Rotunda. The garden is due to arrive in mid-February. Go to ShopsAtLiberty.com for more information about the garden and other events.
The Shops at Liberty Place, 1625 Chestnut Street, 215.851.9055, ShopsAtLiberty.com
Sink Your Teeth Into The Graveyard Shift
The Philadelphia Film Society’s series, The Graveyard Shift, is a late-night feast of horror, action, suspense, and the downright weird. On February 16, they’re showing the 1960 classic Black Sunday, director Mario Bava's story of witchcraft, revenge and vampirism. And February 19-21, there’s more eternal love – undead style – with The Hunger, a bloody love triangle featuring vampire David Bowie.
PFS Roxy Theater, 2023 Sansom Street, 267.639.9508, Filmadelphia.org
African American Images Trolley Tour
In observance of African American History Month, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is partnering with the African American Museum of Philadelphia to offer a special mural trolley tour of the Albert M. Greenfield African American Iconic Images Collection. This rich collection of images gives a visual autobiography of Philadelphia and of iconic African American figures of the past and present. Tours will begin and end at the African American Museum of Philadelphia on 701 Arch Street, February 6 & 21. The cost of the tour includes same-day admission to the Museum. Advance tickets required. To purchase tickets please visit MuralArts.org/tour or call 215.925.3633. Tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors, and $28 for children ages 3-12.
Mural Arts Program Tours, various locations, 215.925.3633, MuralArts.org/tour