If the week ahead is any indication, February is going to be a super-fun month in Philadelphia.
The first full week of Black History Month brings Mural Arts Philadelphia’s special trolley tour to murals of prominent African-Americans, an engaging panel discussion about the struggles African-American women have faced in the last 400 years at the Independence Seaport Museum and more special events.
The Lunar New Year falls on Tuesday, and the Chinatown community marks the occasion with two lion dance parades (Tuesday and Sunday). Other spots like the International House Philadelphia and the Please Touch Museum welcome the Year of the Pig, too, with music and dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, calligraphy workshops and craft activities.
The Philadelphia Auto Show really revs up this week, attracting hundreds of thousands of automobile admirers to the Pennsylvania Convention Center through Sunday.
And Philly Theatre Week kicks off on Thursday, with 81 different organizations hosting 100 events and more than 315 performances in its 10-day run.
Also on tap: a beer festival at Bucks County Community College, a fitness and wellness expo at Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia and a disco-themed ice-skating party at Dilworth Park.
Check out all of our picks for this week in Philly, below.