Going to college in Philly, we're so often bombarded—on social media and IRL—with seemingly endless options for how to spend our free time. So I’m delighted to announce that Street has done the hard part for you: We’ve rounded up what we think are the can’t–miss events for the month in one convenient place. If I’ve done my job right, there’ll be something in here for every one of our readers, no matter what you like to do with your weekends.
—Arielle Stanger, Print Editor
Assorted Sundays: Greenhouse Yoga @ Fairmount Park Horticulture Center
Transport to the lush green gardens of Fairmount Park Horticulture Center with yoga classes in the greenhouse! Open to all experience levels, these affordable classes are one quick bus ride away from campus. $10, $15, or $20 (pay what you can), various times, 100 N Horticultural Dr.
All Month: Sight and Sound 100 @ Philadelphia Film Society
Follow Philadelphia Film Society’s Sight and Sound 100 series to watch “the greatest films of all time” released by Sight and Sound magazine every decade. Whether it's the rare black and white version of Parasite, the cult classic The Shining in 4K, or Wong Kar–Wai’s visually stunning masterpiece Chungking Express, don’t miss out on the opportunity to see them on the big screen. $14 for general admission, various times, at Philadelphia Film Center (1412 Chestnut St.) or the PFS Bourse Theater (Intersection of Ranstead & S 4th).
Feb. 2–11: Jean–Luc Godard retrospective @ Lightbox Film Center
Perhaps the most important icon in the history of cinema, Jean–Luc Godard radically disrupted the perceived norm and renewed the very basic vocabulary and grammar of filmmaking again and again. Paying homage to the giant of cinema who passed away last September, Lightbox Film Center has curated a series that showcases some of his lesser–known creations that are nothing short of breathtaking and revolutionary. $10 for general admission, various times, 401 South Broad St.
Feb. 4–May 28: At the Source: A Courbet Landscape Rediscovered @ Arthur Ross Gallery
Today, Gustave Courbet is best known for his pioneering Realism, best seen through his layered, atmospheric portraits. But few know that Courbet was also an accomplished landscape painter—see for yourself at Arthur Ross Gallery, where a newly discovered waterfall painting will be on display February through May. Free, various times, inside Fisher Fine Arts Library, 220 S 34th St.
Feb. 4: Paint & Lit Rihanna Tribute @ Pace & Blossom
In honor of Rihanna’s upcoming Superbowl performance, University City restaurant and lounge Pace and Blossom is hosting a paint–and–sip event featuring all of RiRi’s classic hits. Watch Rihanna’s music videos, listen to all her songs mixed by a live DJ, and take home special hand–painted items! At this four hour event, after the two hour painting session is over you can enjoy drink specials and food from Pace & Blossom’s restaurant. $15 for general admission, $47.50 for the full paint–and–sip experience, 3 p.m., 3601 Market St.
Feb. 5: Make Your Own Boombox Workshop @ Iffy Books
Curious about what it takes to create your own MP3 boombox? Iffy Books, a small bookstore that aims to make people less reliant on big tech, is hosting a free boombox–making workshop that’s open to everyone on Feb. 5. Participants are encouraged to bring scavenged speakers if they can, and boombox–making kits will also be available for purchase. Free, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., 319 N. 11th St. Room 2I.
Feb. 9: Reckoning with Masculinity @ The Philadelphia Museum of Art
Have a conversation with Philadelphia artist James Rose and curator Jun P. Nakamura about representations of gender, sexuality, and masculinity in art, both today and historically. Take a deeper look at the February exhibition Macho Men: Hypermasculinity in Dutch & American Prints through this discussion, complete with a Q&A. Free, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Feb. 9: Tove Lo @ The Fillmore
Tove Lo is stopping by Philly on Feb. 9 on her tour for her 2022 album Dirt Femme. Known for her grungy take on pop music, she's known for songs like "Talking Body" and "Habits (Stay High)," as well as more recent tracks such as "2 Die 4" and "Grapefruit." Tove Lo will be joined by electro–pop artist Slayyyter. Tickets from $32.50 for general admission, 8 p.m., 29 E. Allen St.
Feb. 10: The SWEMO Experience AKA Anti–Valentine’s Day @ Underground Arts
Calling all broken hearts: Underground Arts is hosting an emo Taylor Swift–themed Anti–Valentine’s day bash (Taylor Swift + emo = SWEMO). Roll through for a night of lighthearted dancing and fun. No heartbroken wallowing allowed—unless you quote Taylor, of course. 21+, tickets $15, 9 p.m., 1200 Callowhill St.
Feb. 14–Mar. 12: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof @ Walnut Street Theatre
Walnut Street Theatre is running the Pulitzer–winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof from Feb. 14 to Mar. 12. Telling the story of Maggie “the Cat” and her husband Brick, the play follows the protagonists and their families during the birthday party of Maggie’s wealthy cotton tycoon father, Big Daddy. Featuring themes of greed, repression, and sexual desire, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a drama as heated as its 1950s Mississippi Delta backdrop. Tickets from $28.50, various times, 825 Walnut St.
Feb. 24: CupcakKe @ WOW Philly
Rapper CupcakKe, known for her sex–positive lyrics and bold stage presence, is slated to make an appearance at live music venue WOW Philly on Feb. 24. The event description is as mysterious as it gets, so we have no idea if she’s actually going to be there—but it’ll be a crazy time either way. 21+, tickets $25, doors at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m., 923 N. Watts St.
Feb. 24: DJ Deejay’s Up All Night Philly (TSwift, 5SOS, One Direction, Jonas Brothers music) @ Kung Fu Necktie
Missing the days when clubs would blast boy band and pop diva hits? If you’re a fan of artists like Taylor Swift, One Direction, the Jonas Brothers, and 5SOS, join Philly–based promoter DJ Deejay for a fun night of music and drinks at Kung Fu Necktie. 21+, tickets $6, 10 p.m., 1250 N. Front St.
Feb. 25: ABBA Dance Party Night @ Brooklyn Bowl
The ‘70s have been back for what seems like forever, with shag cuts and flare jeans dominating all our feeds throughout 2022. So why not harken back to the era with Gimme, Gimme Disco, a ‘70s–themed dance ball hosted at the Brooklyn Bowl? At Street, we’re raising our glasses to Scandi supergroups and simpler times. 21+, tickets $12–$20, doors at 11 p.m., show starts at 11:30 p.m., 1009 Canal St.
Feb. 26: Conversation with Dr. Bernice A. King @ African American Museum of Philadelphia
Join Dr. Bernice A. King, CEO of non–profit organization the King Center for Nonviolent Social Change, for a talk at the African American Museum of Philadelphia in honor of Black History Month 2023. Dr. King is an accomplished lawyer and minister, and the youngest child of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. Free, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., 701 Arch St.
Feb. 28 + Mar. 1: Weyes Blood @ Union Transfer
Folk–pop singer Weyes Blood released her new album, And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow to critical acclaim back in November—and now, she’s visiting Philly for her “In Holy Flux” tour! Catch her at Union Transfer for a night of wistful melodies, soaring vocals, and modern mythmaking. Tickets $25, doors at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., 1026 Spring Garden St.
Feb. 25: Maple Sugar Festival @ Wissahickon Environmental Center
Ever wondered what maple sugar on snow tastes like? The Wissahickon Environmental Center is offering tree tapping demonstrations, syrup tasting, candy making, and more at this Maple Sugar Day event—perfect for sweet tooths and being outdoors! Free, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 300 West Northwestern Ave.