It’s a new week, which means fresh starts, new opportunities, more classes and most importantly, my– a.k.a. ‘Z’s’– Weekly Picks! Looking for events and places to head to this week, look no further, I have you covered on all things Philadelphia this week.
Have fun, be safe and enjoy everything the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection has to offer.
Simmons is one of three founders of Rush Arts Gallery and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation, which originally started in New York City, but Simmons has decided to relocate to our wonderful city in order to open another Rush Arts Gallery here. Danny Simmons paints as well, and his exhibit at Art Sanctuary shows off his abstract expressionist style of art, most of which was done after the move to Philly (get it…Mostly Philly!)
Round up your friends, bundle up in your warmest clothing, and grab a hot chocolate! This event has awesome treats, lights, cheer and it’s completely free (a college student’s favorite word). There’s also a few other events going on at Franklin Square including some delicious eats from SquareBurger, a holiday express train, and a beer garden for those of you that are of age.
Now is the time to head City Hall and test out your ice skating skills on Rothman Ice Rink! Tuesday, November 16– and every Tuesday night until Feb. 21– is College Night at the Rink. Grab your buds and head to Fado Irish Pub on Locust Street to have a bite to eat in an awesome Irish Pub and warm up before heading to City Hall for some fun on ice. College Night lets students get in for $2, not including renting the skates.
This annual event has people come from all over to share their stories and experiences on stage. Past participants of this festival have included people such as musicians Toni Morrison and Talib Kweli, activist Angela Davis, celebrity chef, Marcus Samuelsson, and actress Janeane Garofalo. Come out and share your stories with others ready to listen and learn as well as talk about their experiences as well!
If you need to re-up on feeling good, head out to this weekend’s Philadelphia Marathon weekend and cheer runners on! From Boathouse Row, historic downtown, to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, you can send words of encouragement to 60,000+ runners from all over the world.