Murals, ice skating, adventure: 5 weekend activities for your family

     (Emma Lee/WHYY, file photo)

    (Emma Lee/WHYY, file photo)

    With mild weather predicted for the weekend, we have both indoor and outdoor ideas to keep your family entertained. 

    Sunday: Comic Book and Black History Event at Amalgam

    Come and see what all the buzz is about! Join the Philly Children’s March at Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse this Sunday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. Meet owner Ariell Johnson, sip hot chocolate, check out the comics, and take part in the African American Read-in. Come as your favorite comic book character for a special surprise! Free event. 

    Friday through Sunday: American Adventure at the Mercer Museum

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    Can you survive for a year as a colonist in Jamestown? To try, you’ll travel back to 1607 and work your way through an interactive maze to see if you can make it through without “perishing” along the way! Activities include a zip line, rock climb, wilderness survival challenge and more. Included with museum admission, runs through June 12. 

    Sunday and through next week: East Passayunk’s Restaurant Week

    Treat the family to a delicious meal out! Starting Sunday, 24 East Passyunk Avenue restaurants will be participating in Restaurant Week, featuring three-course brunch, lunch and dinner menus for $15, $25 or $35. From casual neighborhood pubs to bistros and BYOs. 

    Sunday: Mural Arts and Black History

    In honor of Black History Month, the Mural Arts Program is partnering with the African American Museum of Philadelphia to create a mural tour exploring civil rights, freedom, and equality. Enjoy a warm winter day while experiencing a visual autobiography of Philadelphia and of iconic African American figures of the past and present. Tickets required. 

    Friday through Sunday: Ice Skate at City Hall

    If you haven’t done so yet, there are just two weekends left to skate outside at the base of City Hall. This weekend’s weather promises to be mild, so why not take the family for some exercise under the shadow of history? Admission for kids is just $3 (skate rental is extra), and there are accessible sleds to accommodate children and people with disabilities. 

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