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Artist's rendering of Flower Show entrance garden, rear view

If you haven't yet taken in the cinematic spectacle that is this year's 187th edition of the Philadelphia Flower Show, this weekend is your last chance.

The 2015 edition of the world's oldest and largest indoor floral exhibition is itself a celebration of the movies, with special focus on Disney and Disney/Pixar films. You'll enter the show through a spectacular entrance garden featuring a 29-foot floral marquee, a 36-foot movie screen and an eight-foot centerpiece, the largest ever designed for a Flower Show. Inside, spectacular floral and plant displays evoke scenes from "Peter Pan," "Frozen," "Cars" and other Disney and Pixar classics, as well as the upcoming live-action "Cinderella." The show also has several new attractions this year, most

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RiverRink Sweetheart SkateLove is in the air, along with a bit of a chill. Sounds like a forecast for a wonderful Valentine's Day on ice at the Blue Cross RiverRink. Not into romance? Maybe skating with flesh-eating zombies is more your speed. You can do that too, on Friday the 13th.

This is Valentine's Day weekend, and the forecast says that there will be a chill as well as love in the air. So what better way to celebrate love's special day with a romantic evening on ice?

But we know that not everyone's into the whole Valentine's Day shtick. For them, we offer a spooky alternative the evening before.

Let's start with that second event first. This one falls, appropriately enough, on Friday the 13th: The folks who bring you "Terror Behind the Walls" at Eastern State

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Longwood Christmas display
For those of you who still need a little Christmas right this very minute, Longwood Gardens gladly obliges with the final weekend of its "A Longwood Christmas" holiday spectacular.

We're beyond Day 12, so it should be back to the normal year for everyone now, right?

Not yet. The folks at Longwood Gardens know that there are some diehards out there who aren't quite yet ready to put away their Christmas decorations. For them, the Kennett Square botanical garden offers one last hurrah for "A Longwood Christmas," its annual holiday spectacular, this weekend.

This year's show soars to new heights with its bird-inspired theme. You'll find (artificial) birds making their nests in the gardens' Christmas trees, topiary swans in the Exhibition Hall, and a

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Cirque de la SymphonieAmazing feats of skill will thrill you this Saturday and Sunday during the Philadelphia Orchestra's performance at Verizon Hall. The acrobats, aerialists and jugglers are pretty impressive too.

Yes, you read that headline right. On Saturday and Sunday, orchestra lovers will enjoy an extra dollop of derring-do and high-flying fun as the Cirque de la Symphonie joins The Philadelphia Orchestra for a return engagement at the Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall.

The Cirque's acrobats, aerialists and jugglers gave Orchestra patrons a thrill for the first time in 2013 as they soared above the stage and the orchestra-level seats. This year, the only circus to perform exclusively with symphony orchestras will fly through the air to the sound of Tchaikovsky's waltz

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Mummers Fancy Brigade showAre you ready for New Year's Day? The Mummers are—almost. You can watch them put the finishing touches on their shows from Dec. 28 to Dec. 31.

Philly's fine feathered folk tradition, the annual Mummers Parade, marks the arrival of the New Year for the 115th time this coming Thursday. The parade itself will follow a new, shorter route down Broad Street from City Hall to Washington Avenue, which the organizers hope will promote more interaction with the crowds. 

But from Sunday all the way to New Year's Eve, fans of Mummery can enjoy up-close-and-personal interaction with all things Mummers at the annual MummersFest at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

This sneak preview of the parade offers the opportunity for participants to watch the Mummers

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Ben Franklin's harnessing of the power of lightning electrified the world. Franklin Square's Electrical Spectacle holiday light show honors his discovery in the most appropriate way possible.

As the days get shorter, the lights come on all over the city as a holiday harbinger. One of the city's newest light spectacles leads this weekend's picks.

A festival of lights in Franklin Square: What better way to honor the man who discovered electricity than with an electric light show? Historic Philadelphia launched this bright idea last year, and yesterday, the Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show kicked off its second season. Every evening starting at 4:30 p.m., Franklin Square comes alive to the beat of the Philly Pops performing holiday favorites as

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By day, Eastern State Penitentiary is a fascinating ruin, the relic of an experiment in prison reform gone wrong. But when the sun sets, the ghosts that inhabit it take over. They get the run of the place during Halloween season, and if you're brave enough, you can see them.

This is the last weekend before Halloween, which falls on the start of next weekend. So if you haven't had your really good scare yet, we recommend you get it in now and avoid the last-minute rush.

We know just the place to go: Eastern State Penitentiary. The moldering historic prison located between Francisville and Fairmount is the perfect setting for a fright-filled tour that will set your hair on edge.

And "Terror Behind the Walls," a horror-fan favorite for 23 years,

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Sisters play tourist in their own hometown - and love it

Jeta, Ebony and Onyx/a (Left to right) Jeta, Ebony and Onyx, the very feminine brains behind the travel blog Global Lipstick and the new Web series "Trapped in Philly"[/caption] Take three world-traveling sisters and turn them loose in a city they've never visited, and you get all sorts of interesting and unusual insights on world cultures, people and places. Ebony, Onyx and Jeta have been sharing theirs with the world through their travel blog Global Lipstick for some time now. But what happens when that city they've never visited is the one they call home? The world is about to find out in an entertaining seven-part Web video series called "Trapped in Philly." As Onyx explained at a launch party for the series,…
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Weekend Winners: May 17-18

South 9th Street Italian Market Festival/a It will always be the Italian Market, but the annual South 9th Street Italian Market Festival, the city's biggest block party, has a decidedly international flair these days. Photo by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia.[/caption] Yes, we're a little late getting our picks for this weekend out. But yesterday's weather was perfectly awful, so we don't feel too bad about this. Here are our recommendations for what remains of the weekend: Saturday, May 17 Art on wheels - and in place - in East Kensington: Fortunately, the rain will have departed in time for the annual Trenton Avenue Arts Festival and Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby, two paired events that transform the cobblestone former industrial thoroughfare that runs…
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Weekend Winners: May 9-11

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Dad Vail Regatta The weather's picture-perfect this weekend - and so is the Schuylkill, the site of the 76th annual Dad Vail Regatta. Photo from the University of Delaware.[/caption] Friday, May 9 Skilled scullers on the Schuylkill: Mother's Day weekend brings with it the nation's largest collegiate crew competition, the Aberdeen Dad Vail Regatta. Day One of the two-day series of races is winding down as you read this, but if you're close by, you can still catch some of the action as rowers from more than 125 colleges and universities across North America compete for glory and bragging rights. This year marks the 76th time around for this Philadephia tradition. Shuttle buses depart from the Art…
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