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February 2013 Events

Things to do in Philadelphia in February

By Molly Gavin

This month has Chinese New Year Celebrations, unique Valentine's Day events, the Wing Bowl, the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention and lots more.

Wing Bowl: The Wing Bowl is a kitschy eating contest that has become a popular Philadelphia tradition. It is "a celebration of gluttony" that is Philly's answer to the super bowl.

When: February 1st

Where: Wells Fargo Center

Bollywood Party: This Art after 5 event features vocalist and performer Bikram Singh. The reigning "King of Bhangra" takes listeners on a journey to India through authentic folk beats.

When: February 1st

Where: The Philadelphia Museum of Art

First Friday: Check out art openings around the city.

When: February 1, 2013

Where: Locations around the city

Pig Iron Theatre Co. Presents "Hog and Kisses: Theatre group Pig Iron's annual fundraiser is a raucous cabaret dedicated to the topic of Love.

When: February 1, 2013

Where: The Trocadero

Chinese New Year at the Penn Museum: Ring in the Chinese Year of the Snake at the Penn Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology . There will be a host of music and dance performances as well as interactive workshops and lectures to illuminate the Chinese New Year

When: February 2, 2013

Where: The Penn Museum

Al Gore at the National Constitution Center: Former Vice President and Nobel Piece Prize winner Al Gore will be at the National Constitution Center discussing his new book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. Tickets are $35 and include a signed copy of his book.

When: February 4, 2013

Where: The National Constitution Center

Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention: This is one of the biggest and most popular tattoo conventions in the country. Meet celebrity artist's, learn about innovations in the field, or have work done yourself.

When: February 8 - 10, 2013

Where: Pennsylvania Convention Center

Cupid's Chase 5K Run: This 5K supports Community Options, Inc, a national nonprofit that supports people with developmental disabilities.

When: February 9, 2013

Where: Martin Luther King Drive

Happy Valentine's Day!

When: February 14, 2013

Where: Everywhere

Valentine's Ghost Tour of Philadelphia: Love Never Dies: This 75-minute candlelight tour includes entry into two historic Society Hill mansions and a haunted cemetery." Learn about haunting love stories from the romantic to the macab.

When: February 14, 15, and 16, 2013

Where: The Powel House, 244 S. 3rd St

Crossing Cultures Tour and Talk: Tour the mosaicked space that is the Philadelphia Magic Gardens and learn about the symbolism behind it. Then enjoy drinks and refreshments with PMG's founding artist Isaiah Zagar.

When: February 21, 2013

Where: Philadelphia's Magic Gardens

German Society Second Annual Bierfest: The German Society will be decked out as a Beirgarten. There will be live music and games at this tasting event. Supervised childcare is provided.

When: February 23, 2012

Where: The German Society of Pennsylvania

The First Annual Kennett Winterfest: Bundle up and enjoy winter beers from craft breweries in historic Kennet Square.

When: February 23, 2013

Where: Kennett Square

First Person Arts Story Slam: Participants take the stage to tell their 5-minute, first person tales. Whether you're an exhibitionist or a voyeur, these events are always interesting. This weeks theme: Danger.

When: February 26, 2013

Where: L'Etage

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