Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

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Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? We’ve got you covered. 

Philly Home + Garden Show

From Friday, Feb. 25, to Sunday, Feb. 27, Philadelphians with a green thumb and a knack for home goods will be able to peruse through over 200 exhibitors ranging from home décor and furniture; garden and landscaping; kitchen and bath; plus food and beverage.

There will be a bit of star power this year as well with Mina Starsiak Hawk from the HGTV series “Good Bones,” and other celebrity guest appearances including Jeff Devlin from “Stone House Revival” as well as the host of “Professional Grade,” “Yard Crashers,” and “Vacation House for Free,” Matt Blashaw.

Highlights for the Philly Home and Garden Show include the Get Growing Section, which features over 3,000 square feet of garden inspiration for your outdoor space; a pop-up flower market that will allow patrons to take home beautiful, fresh-cut arrangements by Cameron Peters Floral Design; The Barking Lot + Doggy Fashion Show; plus DIY projects including candle making, mini sunburst wall hangings, clay earrings, the art of charcuterie, hand-stamped vintage spoon plant stakes, melt and pour soap, sugar scrubs, paint your own cookies and a clean/dirty dishwasher magnet.

More information and additional events are available online. 

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Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave. in Oaks), phillyhomeandgarden.com

Healing Sound Bath Meditation & Yoga: ‘Moonlight Shower’ 

Lumos Yoga & Barre is back this month with another Sound Bath Meditation and Yoga, this time titled ‘Moonlight Shower.’ As a release states, this event will include 45 minutes of immersive sound baths (in Savasana pose) where participants will let the vibrations of special Crystal bowls slowly heal, restore and awaken them to their deepest, all-knowing, and all-welcoming selves.

This deeply relaxing, meditative experience is led by Lumos Instructor Eunmi Chang. The event will take place this Sunday, Feb. 27 from 2:30 to 3:15 p.m. and cost is $20 per individual session, or $50 for a bundle of 3 sessions. 

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Lumos Instructor Eunmi Chang. Gabriela Barrantes Photography

2001 Green St., lumosyogaandbarre.com

Black History Month Mural Arts Tour 

To celebrate Black History Month this February, Mural Arts has created a virtual tour featuring murals that represent iconic African American figures and civic heroes of the past and present, according to a release. A professionally-trained tour guide, as well as special guest artists, will lead the live, virtual tour.

Attendees will travel virtually through different Philadelphia neighborhoods to view these impactful murals, and hear the stories behind each work of art, learn about the artists, and the mural-making process. A private, 90-minute Black History Month walking tour also is available and the cost of that specifically is $275 per group of 12. Multiple groups can run simultaneously.

The virtual tour however will be this Thursday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and costs $20 per ticket. 

muralarts.org

Craftsman Row Saloon’s Mardi Gras Pop-Up

Mardi Gras might still be a few days away, but Philly can celebrate early this year if they’re looking for fun things to do in Philly this weekend. Craftsman Row Saloon, known for their colorful decorations and even more vibrant menu choices, has recently debuted their Mardi Gras Pop-Up Bar — and the festive addition to the Center City establishment will let the good times roll until Fat Tuesday.

Between the shimmering gold, green and purple decorations, beads, feathers, masks and more, what patrons can also find are mini vignettes that shout out and pay homage to some of New Orleans’s most famous streets and destinations. But, the decorations are just the start. The New Orleans-styled food and drink menu features fries, rice, cocktails and more — all with a twist. Philadelphians can order King Cake Fries (sweet potato fries with a brown butter glaze, cinnamon praline, green and purple sugar) dirty rice (made with ground beef, shrimp, peppers and onions), and the King of Bourbon Street insane shake (boasting Bassetts vanilla ice cream, king cake, white chocolate, cinnamon, powdered donut, caramel drizzle, beads, festive sprinkles and a boozy option is also available) while there.

112 S. 8th St., craftsmanrowsaloon.com

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