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10 Things You Absolutely Must Do in Philly This February

Published On 01/29/2015 Published On 01/29/2015
The Gaslight

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Feb 1 Sun

Super Bowl Happy Hour Head to one of 2014’s best new bars to enjoy The Gaslight’s signature 3x5 happy hour specials ($3 drafts and domestic bottles, $5 cocktails and wines) all game long. In fact, enjoy so much you forget the Eagles aren’t playing. Again.

The Gaslight

Super Bowl Happy Hour The Gaslight Head to one of 2014’s best new bars to enjoy The Gaslight’s signature 3x5 happy hour specials ($3 drafts and domestic bottles, $5 cocktails and wines) all game long. In fact, enjoy so much you forget the Eagles aren’t playing. Again.

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention

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Feb 13-15

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention This year the 17th annual tattoo convention falls on Friday the 13th, which means in addition to $13 tattoo deals available at select parlors around the city, you can meet tons of talented artists from around the area and beyond to get some fresh ink.

Pennsylvania Convention Center

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention Pennsylvania Convention Center This year the 17th annual tattoo convention falls on Friday the 13th, which means in addition to $13 tattoo deals available at select parlors around the city, you can meet tons of talented artists from around the area and beyond to get some fresh ink.

The Peek-a-Boo Revue

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Feb 14 Sat

Peek-A-Boo Revue Valentine’s Show Get weird this Valentine’s Day with the neo-burlesque cabaret troupe’s latest show at the World Cafe Live. Tickets for the singin’-dancin’-strippin’ show go for $25.

World Cafe Live

Peek-A-Boo Revue Valentine’s Show World Cafe Live Get weird this Valentine’s Day with the neo-burlesque cabaret troupe’s latest show at the World Cafe Live. Tickets for the singin’-dancin’-strippin’ show go for $25.

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Feb 13-14

Edible Aphrodisiac Menu If you’re looking for a more traditional way to woo your Valentine, try Isabella Restaurant for a 10-course special on dishes that’ll make you (and your date) feel all kinds of groovy. The courses, which includes oyster shooters and garlic-seared filet medallion, are $40 a person.

Isabella Restaurant

Edible Aphrodisiac Menu Isabella Restaurant If you’re looking for a more traditional way to woo your Valentine, try Isabella Restaurant for a 10-course special on dishes that’ll make you (and your date) feel all kinds of groovy. The courses, which includes oyster shooters and garlic-seared filet medallion, are $40 a person.

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Feb 14 Sat

First Person Arts: “Ex-Files” Story Slam If you love to hate Valentine’s Day, find more of your people at Underground Arts and listen for ex-paramour horror stories that will probably make you happy to be single.

Underground Arts

First Person Arts: “Ex-Files” Story Slam Underground Arts If you love to hate Valentine’s Day, find more of your people at Underground Arts and listen for ex-paramour horror stories that will probably make you happy to be single.

Flickr/Joshua Bousel

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Feb 21 Sat

5th Annual Party for the Market Celebrate the existence of one of the greatest places with live music and tons of amazing food from Reading Terminal’s dozens of gifted vendors. Plus, the night includes open bars with beer, wine, and cocktails -- and what PA dweller doesn’t get a thrill from drinking booze in a market?

Reading Terminal Market

5th Annual Party for the Market Reading Terminal Market Celebrate the existence of one of the greatest places with live music and tons of amazing food from Reading Terminal’s dozens of gifted vendors. Plus, the night includes open bars with beer, wine, and cocktails -- and what PA dweller doesn’t get a thrill from drinking booze in a market?

The German Society of Pennsylvania

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Feb 21 Sat

Philly Bierfest Just because it it's not October doesn’t mean you can’t have a good ol’ beer festival. The Philly Roller Girls will be there, whirling around to help you enjoy the finest of PA German brewing. Also, there’s a beer-and-cheese cave, so tell your friends not to look for you.

The German Society of Philadelphia

Philly Bierfest The German Society of Philadelphia Just because it it's not October doesn’t mean you can’t have a good ol’ beer festival. The Philly Roller Girls will be there, whirling around to help you enjoy the finest of PA German brewing. Also, there’s a beer-and-cheese cave, so tell your friends not to look for you.

Flickr/Kaytee Riek

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Feb 21 Sat

Fireside Sessions with the Key Believe it or not, we’ve already reached the last month to get your skate on down by Penn’s Landing. A great reason to make the effort Eastward: live music from local favorites plus the always intriguing waterfront Lodge.

Blue Cross RiverRink

Fireside Sessions with the Key Blue Cross RiverRink Believe it or not, we’ve already reached the last month to get your skate on down by Penn’s Landing. A great reason to make the effort Eastward: live music from local favorites plus the always intriguing waterfront Lodge.

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Feb 22 Sun

Mummers Mardi Gras Parade If you’re still missing the New Year’s Day Mummers Parade, now's your chance to relive the festivities, this time for Mardi Gras, on Main St in Manayunk. Maybe you’ll be less hungover for this one.

Manayunk

Mummers Mardi Gras Parade Manayunk If you’re still missing the New Year’s Day Mummers Parade, now's your chance to relive the festivities, this time for Mardi Gras, on Main St in Manayunk. Maybe you’ll be less hungover for this one.

Brigantessa

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Feb 22-28

East Passyunk Restaurant Week Three-course meals with three different price points are available at a selection of over 20 East Passyunk favorites, such as P’unk Burger, Brigantessa, and Palladino’s. Maybe it will motivate you to take a break from House of Cards.

Various locations

East Passyunk Restaurant Week Various locations Three-course meals with three different price points are available at a selection of over 20 East Passyunk favorites, such as P’unk Burger, Brigantessa, and Palladino’s. Maybe it will motivate you to take a break from House of Cards.