What's there to do in the Philadelphia region (including some options in the suburbs) for the January 18-20, 2013, weekend? Here are a few selected activities with several low-cost options. You can opt for comedy, get a look at luxury, indulge your visual senses through art, and more -- all your choice.
Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18-19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 20, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Historic Landmark Building
118-128 N. Broad St., Philadelphia
Adults, $15; students and seniors, $12; youth (12-18), $10; children under 12, free
Samuel Morse's painting "Gallery of the Louvre" will be displayed with half of the gallery designed to lend context to the painting through the strategic use of related objects. This is the second time the Morse painting has been exhibited at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.
Academy of Music
300 S. Broad St., Philadelphia
This is the first and only weekend in Philadelphia for "Catch Me If You Can," based on the story (already popularized as a book and a movie) about Frank Abagnale Jr. Catch it this weekend; next weekend, it moves to Nashville.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St., Philadelphia
Adults, $12; children 7-12, $6; children 6 and under, free with paid adult
You can visit any car dealer you want, but you can't see the huge variety of cars anywhere else except at the Philadelphia International Auto Show. Over 700 vehicles from 40 different manufacturers will be available to view. You won't find Pop's "hooptie" here; instead, you'll see concept cars, luxury cars, pre-preproduction, exotics, and more. This is opening weekend; the cars will be in town throughout this upcoming week and the following weekend.
George School's Worth Sports Center
1690 Newtown-Langhorne Road (Route 413), Newtown
With last weekend's teasing taste of spring to come, some parents and children are already thinking about summer camp. Take a trip outside of the city and meet the camp directors for over 50 camps in the area. Day and overnight camps, general and special interest camps, as well as teen adventure/travel programs -- you'll find them all here.
250 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19102
Ready for laughter and Monty Python-style wit? In this wacky musical comedy, the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table search for the holy grail -- with a side trip to the City of Brotherly Love first.
The Tower Theater
69th and Ludlow, Upper Darby
Alternative rock band Soundgarden hits the stage Saturday night only in Upper Darby to promote their latest release, "King Animal." It's too late to get tickets directly from the Tower Theater, but you can still find them at StubHub and other ticket resellers, albeit for more than face value.
Sunday, Jan. 20, 4 p.m.-10 p.m.
4002 W. Girard Ave., Philadelphia
$10 in advance; $15 at the door
Here's your chance to help deserving high school students transition to college. This fundraiser is being held with a goal of raising $2,000 to support the C. Pink Scholarship Foundation. The foundation provides financial assistance to high school seniors enrolling in college whose primary caregiver has battled or is currently battling cancer. $10 gets you in for your choice of a chicken or fish platter with two sides; music by a DJ; open cash bar. To purchase tickets, call 484-843-1497.
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