5 indoor activities for the cold weekend ahead

     Head to the Philadelphia Auto Show at the PA Convention Center.  (Nathaniel Hamilton/for NewsWorks, file)

    Head to the Philadelphia Auto Show at the PA Convention Center. (Nathaniel Hamilton/for NewsWorks, file)

    With frigid temps this weekend, our best advice is to stay indoors. But that doesn’t mean you have to stay at home. There’s lots to do in and around the city. 

    Saturday: Springside Chestnut Hill Academy camp and summer program fair

    The largest camp fair in Philadelphia is free and open to the public. Each year, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy plays host to over 90 camps and summer programs. Families can entertain meet and greets with representatives from programs serving all ages, interests and facilities. You’ll also experience kids’ activities and a concession stand with snacks and beverages.

    Saturday: Jack Hanna at the Keswick! 

    Your little animal lovers (and their big animal-loving grownups) can see Jack Hanna live. Jack will bring his hit television show, Into the Wild Live! to the stage at the Keswick. You never know what you’ll get with Jack, but that’s part of the fun. You are guaranteed to see some species you never thought you’d see live while learning and laughing at Jack’s antics along the way.

    Saturday: Chinese New Year 

    Ring in the Year of the Sheep at the Penn Museum. Enjoy Tai Chi and Kung Fu demonstrations, calligraphy and tangram workshops, children’s activities, arts and crafts and the popular Grand Finale Lion Dance Parade. All amongst the backdrop of a stunning collection of Chinese and Buddhist art. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Friday through Sunday: Auto Show

    Tap into your inner Click and Clack and head on downtown to the Auto Show at the PA Convention Center. Even if you’re not ready to trade in that minivan, you can still dream, right? Whether you’re envisioning a Ferrari or a Bentley, you won’t be disappointed. From classics to concept cars and everything in between, the Auto Show keeps car enthusiasts…and dreamers…in the know.

    Friday through Sunday: A Yes! And… Play

    Head out to the suburbs to catch a Germantown-based theatre company. Yes! And… Collaborative Arts will be hitting the stage at Eastern University for their annual Winter Sort of Thing production. “It’s About Time!” is a whimsical tale featuring Father Time, his cosmic cuckoo bird, an evil lunch lady and brave kids willing to do anything to put things right. The show features area kid artists and is perfect for the whole family.

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