Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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    Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution: Bill Graham was one of the most influential concert promoters of all time. He was also a manager who used the Fillmore Auditorium to launch the careers of many of the most famous musicians of the 1960s. He worked with such acts as the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane. He helped to put on benefit concerts such as Live Aid in 1985 and 1988’s Human Rights Now! The National Museum of American Jewish History has put together a special exhibit honoring Graham through Jan. 16. The exhibition includes photos, art, Fillmore concert posters and rock memorabilia as it explores the culture changes of the 60s-80s through rock & roll. General admission tickets are $12. Visit to learn more.

    Dinosaurs Unearthed: Don’t miss an exciting dinosaur exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences. The multi-sensory experience features life-sized, scientifically accurate, animatronic dinosaurs. The exhibit includes over a dozen moving dinosaurs, skeletons, fossils, dinosaur poop, claws and horns. Running through Jan. 16, enjoy seeing and even controlling your favorite dinosaurs. Test your knowledge of the prehistoric creatures and measure your weight against them. Tickets are $22.95 and includes general admission. Visit for more information.

    Big Philly Beerfest: The annual Big Philly Beerfest takes place Jan. 13-14 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Over 125 breweries and 350 craft beer varieties are featured. Proceeds benefit Animal Rescue Partners, an organization that supports animal rescues, pet adoption and area spay/neuter programs. Admission includes unlimited samples in a 5oz souvenir mug and is $45 in advance and $55 day of. Ticket holders can enjoy beer from 8-11:30 PM. Doors open for early admission at 7 p.m. Early admission tickets are $55 in advance, $65 day of. For $75 (in advance, online only), be a Special Connoisseur which includes unlimited samples, souvenir snifter glass, access to the Connoisseur Reception Area and private restrooms. Visit for more information, including the full list of vendors.

    Philadelphia Home Show: Is HGTV your favorite TV channel? Do you love making home improvements? From Jan. 13-16 and 20-22, the Pennsylvania Convention Center becomes the home of the Philadelphia Home Show, where you can join thousands of like-minded visitors and find advice and inspiration to make your home beautiful. Over 300 exhibitors and experts will be available for help! Tickets are $10 for adults (13+) and $3 for children 6-12. Visit for more information.

    Bavaria in Bucks: Experience genuine German culture without traveling further than Bucks County. Peddler’s Village hosts a three-day festival highlighting Bavarian cuisine, wine, beer and entertainment. Events include a Bavarian buffet featuring German beers at the Cock n’ Bull Restaurant on Jan. 13 and Ala Carte Specialties on Jan. 14. Reservations are required for the buffet and recommended for dinner on Saturday. Visit for more information.