Outdoor movies, brunch and 80s music: 5 family activities for the weekend

     Head to Historic Germantown with the family this weekend. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

    Head to Historic Germantown with the family this weekend. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

    With art, history, music, films and food, you can’t go wrong this weekend. Here’s our weekly rundown.


    Visit as many of the 16 Historic Germantown sites as you can fit in one day. All of the sites are open for tours and visitors for Second Satuday from noon to 4 p.m. The sites in Germantown include tales and artifacts from Freedom Seekers and Revolutionaries. $25 includes a family-four-pack to visit all 16 locations. Saturday, July 12.

    Take the family out for bunch in Mt. AiryEarth Bread + Brewery, Cresheim Valley Grain Exchange, Geechee Girl Rice Cafe, Goat Hollow, Cantina Avenida, Little Jimmie’s Bakery Cafe and Trolley Car Diner will all be offering $16/person prix-fixe meals that include a starter, entree, side, and coffee/tea. Enjoy the local flavors of summer! Saturday, July 12 and Sunday, July 13. 

    Catch two free outdoor movies in Mt. Airy. Friday night is “Despicable Me 2” at the Lovett Library Park, and Saturday night is “The Incredibles” outside the Trolley Car Diner. Bring your own chairs and blankets, but maybe treat the kids to snacks or ice cream! Friday, July 11 and Saturday, July 12. 

    This week’s theme for Art Splash at the Philadelphia Museum of Art is “Arms and Armour.” Art Splash allows young visitors to explore different highlights from the museum collection each week. Take the challenge to do all 10! Kids 12 and under are always free. 

    Missing that 80s music? Head on over to the PPL Park in Chester to catch The Go-Go’s, Patty Smyth & Scandal, Marty Davis & The Motels, Cutting Crew & more. Teach the youngsters to bop along to classics like “We Got the Beat” and “Our Lips are Sealed,” or just laugh at the fact that you ever enjoyed 80s music. Friday, July 11.

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