Each day we dig into a different category of our listings database to compile a to-do list of our favorite entries. Today we're catering to the young and young-at-heart with a week's worth of kid-friendly activities.
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE Aspiring child stars can beef up their acting chops at this workshop. The program begins as storytime, leading into an activity where kids can step in and act out three possible endings to the tale. Sat., Feb. 26, 1-4 p.m., $30, Arden Theatre, 40 N. Second St., 215-922-1122.
KIDS MATINEE: THE LOVE BUG (1968) This 40-year-old family classic features a car named Herbie with a mind of his own. Despite being a misfit and an underdog, he manages to beep-beep his way to success. That's a nice life lesson, huh? Sat., Feb. 26, 11 a.m., $4-$5, Bryn Mawr Film Institute, 824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-527-9898.
OUTSIDE IN Features a hands-on discovery center where children can explore the outdoors, inside. Visitors may touch a real meteorite, look for fossil footprints and watch a working beehive. Also, animals like rabbits and tortoises visit the exhibit every day. Daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $10-$12, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Ben Franklin Parkway., 215-299-1000.
SATURDAY BOOKWORMS Why not foster a love of learning through books? This program is geared towards children ages 3-4. Read and share together, then use props and costumes to make the stories come to life. Every Sat., 9-9:45 a.m., $15, Arden Theatre, 40 N. Second St., 215-922-1122.
SATURDAY KIDS MATINEE: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS Grab some plates and whip up some marinara, it's raining meatballs!, Sat., Feb. 26, 11 a.m., $4, County Theater, 20 E. State St., Doylestown, 215-345-6789.
SCIENCE SATURDAYS These programs will focus on topography and allow families to interact with experiments in state-of-the-art labs. Gain a scientific understanding of our planet's outermost layer in a fun, light-hearted atmosphere that will open your eyes to the fascinating features of the Earth's terrain. Every Sat. & Sat., 2-4 p.m., FREE, Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center, 640 Water Works Dr., 215-685-0723.
SHALOM YOGA This children's yoga class combines yoga, music and Jewish culture. Learn poses like the Shalom Sun Salutation and Torah Tree, as well as Hebrew words and songs. Appropriate for ages 3-5. For more info call 215-545-4400 or visit gershmany.org. Every Tue., 3:30-4:15 p.m., $64, Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St., 215-545-4400.
TARGET FIRST WEDNESDAYS This night of kid-friendly fun features puppets, theater and storytime. Every Wed., 5-7 p.m., $2, Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, 215-963-0667.
TREEHOUSE ROCKS: ERIN LEE FROM THE UP PAST BEDTIME BAND Erin Lee performs her original tunes to parents and kids alike. The Cat's Pajamas will also be performing. Sat., Feb. 26, 6-6:45 p.m., $5-$15, The Little Treehouse Play Cafe, 10 W. Gravers Lane, 215-247-3637.For more kids' stuff, visit our online events database.
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B SQUARE GALLERY, 614 S. Ninth St., 215-625-0692. LOVE, Participating artists, including Libby Bako, Bryan Willette, Diane Roka and Romy Burkus, showcase artworks that represent the many facets of love. Runs through Mar. 19.
CERULEAN ARTS, 1355 Ridge Ave., 267-514-8647. NOVA SCOTIA: EDGE OF THE SEA, Cerulean Arts presents a display of Nova Scotia-inspired watercolors by artist Margo Tassi. Runs through Apr. 1.
JOLIE LAIDE, 224 N. Juniper St., 267-603-1295. WORD!, New work from James Hyde's "Stuart Davis Group." Runs through Mar. 26.
LARRY BECKER CONTEMPORARY ART, 43 N. Second St., 215-925-5389. ABSTRACT MEMORY, John Zinsser presents new and earlier paintings, and new auction catalogue drawings. Runs through Feb. 26.
RICHARD C. VON HESS GALLERY, 333 S. Broad St., 215-717-6270. UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS PRESENTS THE ART OF JON FOSTER, The fantastical work of freelance illustrator and comic book artist Jon Foster is displayed. Runs through Feb. 28.
ROSENWALD-WOLF GALLERY, University of the Arts, 333 S. Broad St., 215-717-6480. ANGELS WITHOUT WINGS, Figurative works that represent a sense of urgent tension and disquiet by John Lurie, Alicia Henry, Dan Asher and Adele Kubel. Runs through Feb. 24.
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THIRD STREET GALLERY, 58 N. Second Street, Philadelphoa, 215-625-0993. COMMUNITY EXHIBIT, 3rd Street Gallery is seeking "established and emerging Philadelphia artists" to take part in their annual community-based exhibit. Those interested should email Carol Albrecht at firstname.lastname@example.org. Runs through Feb. 27.
TWENTY-TWO GALLERY, 236 S. 22nd St., 215-772-1911. BEST ART SHOW EVER, Features Harry Boardman, an artist who lives and works in the woods of Montgomery County. Boardman is notorious for his boldness, thick paint, and defined brush strokes. The ink and oil-based works. Runs through Mar. 6.
WILLIAM WAY ART GALLERY, 1315 Spruce St., 215-732-2220. CONDENSAT.,ION: WORKS BY ALEXANDER CONNER, Philadelphia artist Alexander Conner uses drawings, photography, printmaking and video installation to examine people in their everyday surroundings. Runs through Feb. 25. Still feel like browsing? Check the gallery entries in our online events database.
BINGO AT EL CAMINO REAL Free BINGO with prizes ranging from veggie wings to nachos to pitchers of margaritas or beer. Every Mon., 8-10 p.m., FREE, El Camino Real, 1040 N. Second St., 215-925-1110.
BINGO AT PYT Win drinks and grub at this weekly BINGO party in NoLibs. Every Wed., 8-10 p.m., FREE, P.Y.T., 1050 N. Hancock St., 215-964-9009.
DARK HORSE QUIZZO Compete for a chance to win a $40 or $20 gift certificate. And yes, they can be used for beer. Every Mon., 9 p.m., FREE, Dark Horse Pub, 421 S. Second St., 215-928-9307.
FUN FRIDAYS AT PRCC Every Friday, the Philadelphia Recovery Community Center (PRCC) offers all types of entertainment from board games to Wii tournaments and karaoke, without drugs or alcohol. Every Fri., 5:30-7 p.m., FREE, Philadelphia Recovery Community Center, 1701 W. Lehigh Ave., 215-223-7700.
LOCUST RENDEZVOUS QUIZZO Feat. Johnny Goodtimes. Better call ahead to get a reservation, this one gets busy. Every Wed., 6:15 p.m., FREE, Locust Rendezvous Bar and Grill, 1415 Locust St., 215-985-1163.
MAGGIE'S WATERFRONT QUIZZO Test your knowledge and wits at Maggie's Waterfront for their weekly quizzo. Prizes differ every week. Every Wed., 8-10 p.m., FREE, Maggie's Waterfront Café, 9242 N. Delaware Ave., 215-637-6716.
QUIZZO BOWL VII Hosted by Johnny Goodtimes comes the mother of all quizzos with first place winning over $1500 in prizes. Expect appearances from local celebrities and other people of "interest." The last few have sold out, so don't wait too long, quiz nerds. Sat., Feb. 19, 8 p.m., FREE, World Café Live, 3025 Walnut St., 215-222-1400.
RAVEN LOUNGE DAILY QUIZZO AND BOARDGAMES All day everyday you can play all types of board games, trivia games and, well, just games. Daily, 4 p.m.-2 a.m., FREE, The Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St., 215-840-3577.
REMBRANDT'S QUIZZO Test your wits to win beer! Every Tue., 9 p.m., FREE, Rembrandt's Café, 741 N. 23rd St., 215-763-2228.
SWEENEY'S SALOON QUIZZO Pints and quizzo, what more could you ask for on a Wednesday night? Every Wed., 9-11 p.m., FREE, Sweeney's Saloon, 13639 Philmont Ave., 215-677-3177.
TANGIER RESTAURANT QUIZZO First place winner gets $25 gift certificate and second place gets $15. Every Mon., 9-11 p.m., FREE, Tangier Restaurant, 1801 Lombard St., 215-732-5006.
THE BLOCKLEY POURHOUSE QUIZZO This four-round quizzo features three random knowledge rounds and one lightening round. Drink and food specials every time. Every Mon., 8-10 p.m., FREE, Blockley Pourhouse, 3801 Chestnut St., 215-222-1234.
THREE-WAY QUIZZO "Just like a real three-way your first time might be a little scary, but do your best and hope the other guy gets screwed." Every Tue., Wed. & Sun., 9-11 p.m., FREE, Local 44, 4333 Spruce St., 215-222-2337.
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HAT DECORATING: CROWNING GLORY WORKSHOP Create a hat Aretha could rock at this workshop taught by artist Edward Maeder. Materials are included with workshop price, but feel free to bring your own pipe cleaners, buttons or whatever else you can think of. Sat., Feb. 19, 9 a.m., $48, Green on Greene Building, 6819 Greene St., 215-842-1040.
COMPOSTING FOR FUN, NOT PROFIT This workshop teaches the delightful essentials and benefits of composting. Every Thu., 6-7 p.m., FREE, Greensgrow Farm, 2501 E. Cumberland St., 215-427-2702.
CONTEMPORARY ISRAEL CINEMA FILM CLASS Are you an Israeli film buff? Join instructor Gary Kramer every Wednesday (except March 16) for DVD screenings and discussions on how class, gender, religion, and other contemporary issues are illustrated in recent Israeli films. Every Wed., 6:30-9:30 p.m., $125, Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St., 215-545-4400.
INTRODUCTION TO LIGHTROOM Learn how to clean up your digital photos with Adobe Lightroom. You'll finally be able to retouch your snaps before posting them on Facebook. Every Thu., 7-10 p.m., $300, Project Basho, 1305 Germantown Ave., 215-238-0928.
MEDIA THEATRE'S ACTING & VOICE CLASSES These classes, developed around the Meisner Technique, are ideal for actors and regular folk, alike. Call or check the website for details about their voice lessons and eight-week acting classes for children, teens and adults. Every Sun., $350, Media Theatre, 104 E. State St., Media, 610-891-0100.
RAINBOW OF DESIRE: THEATER AND THERAPY Brazilian director Augusto Boal developed a theory on how to help people handle life's oppressive daily torments. He believes that by helping people act situations out on stage they will become more comfortable handling realistic situations, and more accepting of their reactions. Every Mon., 7:30-9 p.m., $40, Studio 34, 4522 Baltimore Ave., 215-730-0982.
STRIPTEASE AEROBICS Tone up while you learn new ways to drive your partner wild in the bedroom at this aerobics session that teaches the art of stripping. Every Fri., 5:30-6:15 p.m., $10, Fitness Works Philadelphia, 714 Reed St., 215-334-8190.
THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE FLEISCHER BROTHERS CARTOON STUDIO Are you old enough to recall Betty Boop, Koko the Clown, or Popeye? Relive your youth and get a glimpse into the Fleischer Brothers' Cartoon Studio. Every Thu., 6:30-8:30 p.m., $59, Mt. Airy Learning Tree, 6601 Greene St., 215-843-6333.
THE WORD STUDIO WRITING WORKSHOP Aspiring writers can take advantage of this workshop, which offers structure, feedback, guidance, and the practice of meeting deadlines. Every Tue., 7-9:15 p.m., $450, The Word Studio, 26 E. Mt. Airy Ave., 215-242-1432.
URBAN ORGANIC GARDENING WORKSHOP There's more you can do for your plants to make them grow besides singing off-key. This workshop will cover garden beds, seeds, healthy soil, and more to aid your vegetable garden. Sun., Feb. 20, 2-3:30 p.m., $10, Mishkan Shalom, 4101 Freeland Ave., nimphilly.org/sustainingcreation.
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28-DAY PRISON AND DEATH FAST Ex-convict and "Rest in Peace" memorial wall founder Michael Taíbon will lock himself in an outside jail cell for for an entire month in the attempt to dissuade young people from committing acts that could land them in prison. Every Sunday through February, FREE, "Rest in Peace" Memorial Wall, 1924 Hunting Park Ave., fromcant2can.com.
A GLOBAL EXPEDITION Award-winning PBS and National Geographic reporter Boyd Matson talks about his life as an adventure and expedition reporter. He'll talk about his extensive travels, including his climbs of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Wed., Feb. 16, 6:30 p.m., FREE, Drexel University, Bossone Research Center, 3128 Market St., 215-895-1275.
SNOW MOON AND S'MORES Under February's full moon nicknamed "Snow Moon" by American Indian cultures and alongside a blazing campfire with s'mores, educator Ehren Gross recounts stories and legends from around the world that honor the moon. For a closer look at that big orb in the night sky, you'll peek through the new telescope. Dress warmly and bring binoculars if you desire. Fri, Feb. 18, 7-8:30 p.m., $5, Briar Bush Nature Center, 1212 Edge Hill Rd., Abington, 215-887-9079.
DELAWARE WINTER ANTIQUE SHOW Dozens of the best antique and collectible dealers from the region offer a wide variety of merchandise, including vintage furniture, artifacts, jewelry, porcelain, ephemera, memorabilia, glassware, advertising, pottery, collectibles and toys. Sun, Feb. 20, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $4-$10, Nur Shrine Temple, 198 S. Dupont Hwy., New Castle, DE, 302-328-6100.
A MARATHON READING OF MRS. DALLOWAY A reading marathon (front to back) of Virginia Woolf's classic, Mrs. Dalloway. Guests are encouraged to dress in Dalloway-period attire and munch on dainty snacks like toffee and teacakes. Fri, Feb. 18, 12 p.m., FREE, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, 215-746-7636.
TRAVELS AT TWELVE: BOTANIZING IN THE ECUADORIAN ANDES Come on a birding and botanizing tour of the eastern Andes starting in the cloud forests around San Isidro at 6,500 feet; crossing over the summit of the Andes; viewing high alpine South American flora, and ending on the western slope in the Cordillera de Guacamayos. Curator for the Scott Arboretum, Andrew Bunting's weeklong trip explored many of the plant habitats represented in Ecuador. Space is limited to 100 people for this lecture. Thu, Feb. 17, 12-1 p.m., FREE, Scott Arboretum, 500 College Ave., Swarthmore, 610-328-7755.
TRENTON AVENUE ARTS FESTIVAL - OPEN CALL FOR ARTIST VENDORS The organizers of the Trenton Avenue Arts Festival, a showcase of local artists, musicians and eateries, is looking for vendors for their 2011 hoopla in May. If interested, email email@example.com or visit ekna.org. $30-$55, Trenton Avenue Arts Festival, trentonaveartsfest.blogspot.com. For more Events/Festivals listings, or to add some of your own, click HERE.
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