Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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    Philly Wine Week: For the third year, Philadelphia’s bars and restaurants celebrate all things wine with tons of events and specials across the city. Participating restaurants include Osteria, Vernick, Tria and Alla Spina among others. The celebration runs through April 10. Events include half priced bottles of wine at Urban Farmer and a Cider and Cheese Happy Hour at Alla Spina on April 8. On April 9, learn about Malbecs at Vintage Wine Bar and Bistro or do a blind sampling of wines at Pinot Boutique. On April 10, taste roses all day at Tria Taproom or head to American Sardine Bar for a Wine barbecue. These are only a small sampling of events taking place. For a full list of events and more information, visit Reservations are recommended.

    Philly Farm and Food Fest: One of the best food festivals in a foodie city, the Philly Farm and Food Fest takes over the Convention Center on April 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Meet local farmers, talk to CSAs and brewers and take in workshops on topics ranging from composting to beekeeping to Italian cooking. Best of all, there are more than 150 vendors offering samples of food and drinks. Come hungry and stay all day to explore every corner of the fest. General admission is $20, $45 for VIP tickets (doors open an hour earlier for VIP ticket holders) and for $10, get access to the Local Libations Lounge and sample beer and wine. To purchase tickets and see a full list of vendors, visit

    Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival: The biannual Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival hits the town on April 10. The festival celebrates local cuisine and neighborhood restaurants. Main Street is closed all day and more than 50 food trucks, local vendors and businesses offer sidewalk sales and seasonal foods. There’s a beer garden located on Cotton Street. The festival happens rain or shine so come ready to eat.

    The Philadelphia Furniture Show: The Philadelphia Invitational Furniture Show is in its 22 years, bringing together skilled artisans from all over America. Each craftsperson brings their standout pieces to exhibit, whether it be modern or traditional furniture. The show takes place at the 23rd Street Armory in the Rittenhouse neighborhood from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 9, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 10, and will showcase the latest trends in furniture making, as well as handmade pieces. Furniture and furnishings are also for sale. Tickets are $12 for both days online and $15 for one day at the door. Visit to purchase tickets.

    Lost Egypt: The Franklin Institute offers a new, limited exhibit on ancient Egypt. Visitors learn how archaeologists use modern technologies to study the ancient civilization. See a real Egyptian mummy and test archeology skills in a simulated dig site. See art and artifacts from ancient Egypt. The exhibit runs through August 28. Tickets are $24.95, which includes general admission to the museum. To purchase, visit