Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

Print This Page


    Dilworth Park: The Rothman Institute Ice Rink reopens at Dilworth Park on Nov. 11 and runs through Feb. 26. Glide around the rink in the heart of the city under City Hall. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 10. Skates can be rented for $10. Newbie skaters can take lessons Saturday mornings for $99. The Rothman Institute Cabin is open, offering food and hot chocolate. This year, the park teamed up with Greater Philadelphia Gardens to create a pop-up maze featuring holiday-inspired shrubbery and decorations. Throughout the season, special programming will be offered in Rothman’s cabin from “Orchids for the Office” to “Terrarium How To.” Visit for a full schedule of events.

    The 40th Anniversary Philadelphia Museum of Art Contemporary Craft Show: Around 200 craft artists from around the country have competed in a jury process to be selected for the Art Contemporary Craft Show. All of the diverse works will be available for sale. Additionally, artists will hold demonstrations to teach visitors their crafts. The festival runs from Nov. 10-13 at the Philadelphia Convention Center. Tickets start at $18. Visit to learn more.

    Old City Craft Beer and Restaurant Stroll: Explore the historic Old City neighborhood on Nov. 12. From noon to 6 p.m., a dozen bars and restaurants will offer food and drink specials throughout the neighborhood. Tickets start at $15 ($10 for groups of 8 or more), which includes samples of food and beer, as well as a craft beer crawl mug. At each location, enjoy two craft beer samples and discounted $3 beers after that. Check in at either Buffalo Billiards, Common Wealth or JJ Bootleggers. Visit to purchase tickets, or visit the event’s Facebook page.

    LOVE Your Park: On Nov. 12, volunteer to beautify Philadelphia’s parks. Plant trees, collect leaves for compost and clean up litter. More than 80 Park Friends Groups will host volunteer opportunities. Sites include Lemon Hill Mansion, Starr Garden and Tacony Creek Park. Registration is currently open at For more information, visit the website, email [email protected] or call 215-683-3689.

    Cyclocross at Sly Fox Brewery: The brewing company brings the Belgian tradition of cyclocross (a type of bicycle racing) and beer to the second Sly Fox Cyclocross. The event takes place at the Pottstown brewery location from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. rain or shine. More than 100 cyclists will participate racing around an outdoor beer garden through a wooded area and along a muddy set of stairs. Spectators are encouraged to stay for the day and enjoy Sly Fox’s outdoor barbecue and beer. The Tastin’ Room will offer food specials. Visit for more information.