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Philadelphia Calendar Of Events for February

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Through February 8, 2020
BEETHOVENNOW. The Philadelphia Orchestra marks Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday with pianists Yefim Bronfman, Daniil Trifonov and Emanuel Ax performing all five of Beethoven’s piano concertos at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (215) 893-1900,

Screen Shot 2020-01-30 at 15.46.48Philadelphia Auto Show, February 8-17, 2020   — Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia


Through February 23, 2020
The Rothman Orthopaedics Ice Skating Rink, the Rothman Orthopaedics Cabin and Wintergarden finish their seasonal run at Dilworth Park, City Hall’s front yard. (215) 440-5500,

Through February 29, 2020
BLACK HISTORY MONTH. Major attractions across the city—including The African American Museum in Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center, the Free Library of Philadelphia and more—celebrate the month throughout February with events and special programming.

February 1, 2020
One of the oldest and largest single-day events for African American children’s books in the country, the 28th annual African American Children’s Book Fair at the Community College of Philadelphia features nationally known and bestselling authors and illustrators, representatives from the multicultural literary community, enriching children’s books, and activities that promote the power and joy of reading.

February 1–16, 2020
GETAWAY AT THE GREENHOUSE. Fairmount Park Horticultural Center celebrates summer in winter, setting up a giant sandbox, live music, food trucks and Gaia, The Traveling Artwork, British artist Luke Jerram’s spectacular giant globe of the Earth featuring detailed NASA photography. (215) 685-0096,

February 1 – June 7, 2020
VOTES FOR WOMEN: A VISUAL HISTORY. The Brandywine Museum of Art commemorates the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote using drawings, illustrations and posters expressing the message of the suffragists, as well as costumes, clothing, sashes and emblems worn by the women activists. (610) 388-2700,

February 1 – June 14, 2020
WITNESS TO HISTORY: SELMA PHOTOGRAPHY OF STEPHEN SOMERSTEIN. This exhibit on display at the Brandywine Museum of Art documents the historic 54-mile march for civil rights from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. (610) 388-2700,

February 4 – March 27, 2020
FOURTEEN: A THEATRICAL PERFORMANCE. The National Constitution Center sheds light on the Reconstruction era and ratification of the 14th Amendment in a 35-minute performance featuring dramatic interpretation of original texts, including Frederick Douglass’s open letter “To My Old Master.” (215) 409-6700,

February 6–9, 2020
GREY ROCK. A fantastical new work from director and playwright Amir Nizar Zuabi bridges American and Palestinian cultures and makes its Philadelphia debut with a five-person cast from Palestine, including acclaimed actor Khalifa Natour, at SEI Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus.

February 6–16, 2020
PHILLY THEATRE WEEK. A 10-day regional theatrical festival promises 100 events, including panels, concerts, meet-ups and loads of live theater. (267) 761-9950,

February 7 & 8, 2020
BLUE HEAVEN COMEDY FESTIVAL. FringeArts presents their second-annual alt-comedy fest. (215) 413-9006,

February 7–9, 2020
NICK JR. LIVE! MOVE TO THE MUSIC. Friends from Bubble GuppiesPaw PatrolDora the ExplorerShimmer and ShineBlue’s Clues and YouBlaze and the Monster Machines, and Top Wing lead a singing-and-dancing adventure at the Academy of Music. (215) 893-1999,

February 8, 2020
JOURNEYS. Acting Without Boundaries (AWB), a Philadelphia-based theater workshop for kids, teens and young adults with physical disabilities, takes part in Philly Theatre Week (see above) by performing a songs and scenes from some of Broadway’s greatest hits in the Rendell Room of the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus.

February 8–17, 2020
PHILADELPHIA AUTO SHOW. The automotive industry’s latest creations are on a 750,000-square-foot display at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the showplace for more than 700 pre-production, classic, luxury and exotic cars.

February 13–16, 2020
SHARE THE LOVE WEEKEND. Bucks County’s Peddler’s Village offers a Valentine’s weekend shopping sales event, restaurant specials and Murder at the Moulin dinner shows. (215) 794-4000,

February 14–16, 2020
ARETHA: RESPECT. To honor the Queen of Soul, The Philly POPS features Broadway powerhouse Capathia Jenkins and R&B singer Ryan Shaw in a program that includes renditions of Bridge Over Troubled WaterRespect and Chain of Fools. (215) 893-1999,

February 15, 2020
AFRICAN AND DIASPORIC CULTURES CELEBRATION. The Penn Museum’s second CultureFest of the year reunites traditional and contemporary African and African Diasporic arts through mask-making, drumming and more live music, storytelling, film screenings and an African marketplace. (215) 898-4000,

February 15 – September 20, 2020
SURVIVAL OF THE SLOWEST. Survival strategies of sloths, iguanas and pancake tortoises, among other animals that are slow and small, are explored in this exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. (215) 299-1000,

February 16, 2019
MUMMENSCHANZ: YOU & ME. The mesmerizing Swiss theatrical troupe performs their brand-new show at the Annenberg Center creating shapes, forms, sounds and stories that delight audiences of every age. (215) 898-3900,

February 19 – March 1, 2020
Matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi and the rest of the characters from the musical-comedy classic make their way to the Academy of Music as part of the Broadway Philadelphia series. (215) 893-1999,

February 21 – March 14, 2020
#GLASSFEST. This three-week festival presented by the Annenberg Center celebrates Philip Glass’ career and includes the Philadelphia premiere of the composer’s Music in Twelve Parts and the world premiere of The White Lama, a theatrical piece by Nikki Appino that features a score by Glass. (215) 898-3900,

February 23 – May 10, 2020
MARIE CUTTOLI: THE MODERN THREAD FROM MIRÓ TO MAN RAY. Cuttoli, a modern art pioneer, commissioned international modernist artists to design pieces that were woven into tapestries, as seen in this Barnes Foundation exhibit. (215) 278-7200,

February 24 – March 6, 2020
EAST PASSYUNK RESTAURANT WEEK. Three-course prix fixe lunches and dinners are available (tax, alcohol and gratuity not included) at various restaurants in the South Philly neighborhood.

February 26 & 27, March 18 & 19, 2020
DANCE UP CLOSE. A three-part, midweek, midwinter dance festival that began with Junkspace with Tori Lawrence at Christ Church Neighborhood House in January continues with Boundaries & Other Works and Nest, at Christ Church Neighborhood House in February, and wraps Reassembling Corporeal Knowledge, featuring short videos, live solos and duets at FringeArts in March.

February 26–29, 2020
TURN. Philadelphia performance artist M’Balia Singley world premieres a work that delves into themes from Shakespeare’s Othello through the lens of an African American woman at the SEI Innovation Studio at the Kimmel Center Cultural Campus.

February 28 – April 26, 2020
WARREN MULLER: ON AND OFF THE WALL. Philadelphia artist Warren Muller shares his illuminated sculptures inspired by the people and the city he calls home at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. (215) 733-0390,

February 29 – March 8, 2020
The annual gardening celebration at the Pennsylvania Convention Center is the oldest and largest indoor show of its kind, with top-of-the-line horticulture and landscape design, entertainment and more than 100 vendors. This year’s theme: “Riviera Holiday.” (215) 988-8800,