Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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    Philadelphia Auto Show: Explore all the latest and greatest that the automotive industry has to offer at the Philadelphia Auto Show. Through Feb. 5, the Pennsylvania Convention Center becomes home to hundreds of classic, exotic and luxury cars. Every major manufacturer will be present. Vehicles are displayed by category. The Auto Show runs from noon to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays. On Sunday, Feb. 5, the show runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $14 for adults 13 and up, $7 for children 7-12 and children under 6 are free with a paid adult. Discount tickets are available for seniors, active military and groups. Visit for more information.

    Center City District Restaurant Week: Center City Restaurant Week returns through Feb. 3, offering specials at some of the city’s best restaurants for fantastic prices. About 120 restaurants are participating and will offer three-course dinners for $35. Some restaurants offer three-course lunches for $20. Some participating restaurants include Amada, Fitler Dining Room and Porcini. Enjoy a variety of foods from sushi to pasta. Tax, alcohol and tip not included. Reservations are recommended as restaurants book up quickly. Visit to see the full list of participating restaurants.

    Shawn Theodore Exhibit: February features special events and exhibits all over the city in honor of Black History Month. The African American Museum in Philadelphia is running an exhibit of photographer Shawn Theodore’s work from Feb. 2 to April 2. The exhibit is entitled “Church of Broken Pieces” which according to the museum’s website explores “the psychic, physical and technological translocation of black America.” The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are $14. Visit for more information.

    Reading Terminal Chinese New Year: Reading Terminal is teaming up with the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation for a special Chinese New Year Celebration. Welcome in the year of the Rooster at the Center Court. Local art merchants will be on hand, as will musicians from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Events include demonstrations of tea, tai chi, calligraphy, dumpling-making and spring roll-making. Visit for the full schedule.

    Jay Pharoah: SNL actor Jay Pharoah is performing at Punch Line Philly on Friday, Feb. 3 and Saturday, Feb. 4. Performances are at 7:30 and 9:45 p.m. Tickets are $25. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets.