This weekend with kids- downtown and beyond!

    Events In Greater Philadelphia:

    PNC Arts Alive Family Day at the Opera, Saturday September 29

    Bring your family for a behind the scenes visit at the Opera Company from 10am to 1pm.  The PNC Arts Alive Family Day at the Opera Series is targeted to children from 5-10 years old who can walk on the stage of the historic opera house and explore the sets and dressing rooms and even get a singing lesson!   Be sure to register either online in advance or at the door.    Visit 

    Baby Loves Disco at Shampoo Nightclub!

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    Bring your family to one of Philly’s fun nightclubs when the sun is shining! On Sunday, September 30th from 12-2:30pm Shampoo Nightclub invites you and your children for music, dancing, kid (temporary) tattoos, treats, crafts and more! Baby Loves Disco is a crazy, fun family adventure where participants learn dance moves, play instruments, groove amidst bubbles, and enjoy fun disco (and other great) music!  The “We Are Family” Tour is presented by H&M at Shampoo Nightclub! Tickets are $20/pp or 4 for $60. If you can walk, you need a ticket.


    Smithsonian Museum Day, Saturday September 29

    No need to head to the capitol for some Smithsonian love.  On saturday, twenty regional museums will offer FREE ADMISSION FOR TWO to any of the participating institutions.  In order to gain free admission, you must register and print out your passes.  The following museums will be participating, so why not revisit a favorite or try out something new?

    Abington Art Center (Jenkintown) 
    The African American Museum in Philadelphia
    American Swedish Historical Museum
    Athenaeum of Philadelphia
    Brandywine River Museum (Chadds Ford)
    Bucks County Civil War Library & Museum (Doylestown)
    Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Fireman’s Hall Museum
    Historic St. George’s
    Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
    National Constitution Center
    National Liberty Museum
    National Museum of American Jewish History
    Penn Museum
    Philadelphia Art Alliance
    Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent
    Rosenbach Museum & Library
    The Academy of Natural Sciences
    The Print Center

    Events In NW Philly:

    Final-ly Friday in Mt. Airy, Friday, September 28th

    The monthly celebration of the last Friday is full of great family festivities. The theme this month is “Mt. Airy Local” and Food for All celebrates its 2nd anniversary with new gluten-free break line and baked goods, local honey and ice cream. Enjoy DJ music from 6-10pm.   Family-friendly Earth Bread & Brewery features Asian-style kale salad and all veggie flatbread made from ingredients from Weavers Way Farms!  Learn about other special and activities at 

    The Musical Toolbox in Mt. Airy, Friday September 28:

    The Business Association of Mt. Airy (BAM) welcomes the Curtis Institute of Music Community Engagement Program to Mt. Airy from 6:30-7:30 pm at the Sedgwick Theater (7137 Germantown Ave).  Musicians will perform “The Musical Toolbox.” The Curtis Community Engagement Programs provide a fun introduction to classical music for children ages 5-12. The evening’s concert will be performed by three Curtis students who will demonstrate the basic elements of music through performance and audience interaction and will share their experiences as musicians. 

    Chestnut Hill Book Festival, Sunday, September 30th 

    Former Governor Ed Rendell and other prominent authors and creators will be in Chestnut Hill as part of this festival celebrating the written and spoken word with readings, presentations, musical productions, and workshops by Philadelphia-area writers and performers.   Events include A Mystery Panel and Writers Workshops sponsored by Philadelphia Writers.   The Musehouse will host Open Mic Poetry, Story Up for Children and Slam and Slam, Bam, Thank You Maʼam.  Parents won’t want to  miss Margaret Smigiel, local author of The Princess Doctor. She will be reading from her book and talking about her story from 1-3pm at o’doodles at 8532 Germantown Avenue.  Festival events are held at five separate locations on the Hill so be sure to get a complete schedule at

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