January 24 – 26: LibHack 2014 | Orchid Extravaganza | Happy Trash Day | Penn Museum Chinese New Year | Chinatown Flower Market

Hey Streeters! Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further. Here are our top weekend picks. 

HACK: LibHack 2014

Friday, January 24. 9:30am – 5pm. University of Pennsylvania Special Collections Center, Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut Street. LibHack is a library hackathon working to hack for better libraries. Hackers of all levels and library lovers are invited to work together to create something useful while improving their coding skills. Cost: $25.

GAZE: Longwood Gardens Annual Orchid Extravaganza

Saturday, January 25. 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square. Want to revive the color in your life after a few snow-blanketed days? Head to Longwood Garden’s for the inaugural weekend of Orchid Extravaganza, a display of nearly 5,000 colorful orchid blossoms carefully arranged in Longwood Garden’s four-acre conservancy. The display opens this weekend and will remain open through March. Cost: Adults $18, Seniors $15, Students and children 5-18 $8, Children age 4 and under free.

EXPERIENCE: Happy Trash Day (South Philadelphia)

Saturday, January 25. 10am. 4th and Reed Streets. Part performance art, part celebration of our city sanitation workers – this Jenny Drumgoole work is an exhibit of the Philadelphia Photo Art Center’s “Make & Do” series. 

CELEBRATE: Chinese New Year at The Penn Museum

Saturday, January 25. 11am – 4pm. The Penn Museum, 3260 South Street. Learn about and celebrate the Chinese New Year at The Penn Museum with events like Year of the Horse crafts, language classes, calligraphy and more. Entertainment includes a kung-fu demonstration, Ba’z Tai Chi and more. Cost: Free with museum admission

SHOP: Chinatown Flower Market

Saturday, January 25 – Sunday, January 26. 10am – 3pm. 10th and Vine streets. The Chinese New Year is around the corner and festivities begin this weekend. Catch this alfresco market selling decorative goods, candy, gifts, lanterns, flowers and more this Saturday and Sunday. Free. 

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