Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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    Blue Cross RiverRink Closing: The Delaware waterfront winterfest is coming to a close March 5. Don’t miss your last chance to ice skate, roast s’mores, hang out by outdoor firepits or play arcade games with the kids. Enjoy food by the Garces Group and Chickie’s and Pete’s. Two different bars in the lodge offer specialty drinks, too. There’s also a special kids’ lodge and Franklin Fountain’s Confectionery Cabin. General admission is free. However, skate rental and admission is not included.

    Watercolor Exhibit: The newest exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art explores the evolution of American watercolor from 1860 to 1925. See works by Winslow Homer and John Singer Sargent, considered to be two of the most influential watercolor artists in America. The exhibit runs through May 14. Tickets are $25, which includes general admission and the audio tour of the gallery. Visit for more information.

    Rise and Fall of Prohibition: Returning to the National Constitution Center for the first time since 2012 is a special exhibit focusing on prohibition. American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is a 5,000 square-foot display featuring over 100 artifacts from the temperance movement. The exhibit runs through July 16. The immersive exhibit includes Al Capone’s guilty verdict, flapper couture and the original ratification copies of the 18th and 21st Amendments. Tickets are $14.50, which includes general admission.

    Philly Craft Beer Festival: Back for the 11th year on March 4, the Philly Craft Beer Festival has been named one of the “Top 10 Beer Festivals in America” by Forbes Traveler. This year, 75 craft breweries will gather at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, bringing over 200 beers to sample. Food trucks will offer food, everything from cheese curds, to barbecue to sushi burritos. Ticket prices include a souvenir tasting cup and unlimited samples, as well as free parking on site and free shuttle bus transportation between The Navy Yard and the Broad & Pattison SEPTA stop. Tickets are $75 (VIP from 12:30-5 p.m.) or $46 (1:30-5 p.m.). Tickets have sold out every year. Visit for more information, including the list of brewers.

    Brewer’s Plate: This event brings local food and beer together on March 5. The Kimmel Center hosts brewing companies like Neshaminy Creek and Victory Brewing, as well as cuisine from High Street on Market, Weckerly’s Ice Cream and Revolution Tacos. There are three options for tickets: VIP PLUS ($130, evening begins at 4 p.m.), VIP ($100, beginning at 5 p.m.) and general admission ($77, begins at 6 p.m). Visit for more information.