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January 29, 2015

10 things to do Super Bowl Sunday that don't include football

Because not everyone is a sports fan

Events Super Bowl XLIX
051214_Barnes_04_Carroll Thom Carroll/for PhillyVoice

The Barnes Foundation on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia.

Maybe you don't like football. Maybe you don't own a TV or have Internet access. Maybe you hate Katy Perry. Whatever your reason, you don't have to explain your lack of Super Bowl excitement to us. There is plenty to do on Sunday, Feb. 1, other than prepare an unhealthy feast and watch commercials. If you head out to one of these destinations, you might miss some killer pregame snacks, but at least you'll be happy. 

Philadelphia Auto Show

The Auto Show has special hours for Super Bowl Sunday, but more than 700 vehicles will be on display in 700,000 square feet of space just waiting for you to ooh and ahh.

9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Adults: $13, Children ages 7-12: $6, Children 6 and under: Free
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch St. 

Free First Sunday at The Barnes

The Barnes Foundation now lets visitors in for free all day on the first Sunday of each month. Tickets are available on-site only starting at 9 a.m., so get there early. The day includes a slew of programming like craft stations, a Philadelphia Youth Orchestra performance and art discussions.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free admission
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
(215) 278-7000

Philadelphia Family School & Camp Fair

Meet camp directors and school admissions staff as you check out what the region has to offer for Pre-K through Grade 12 education and summer camp programs. There also will be "imagination stations" throughout the event for kids to learn about science and art.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Free admission (museum admission not included)
The Franklin Institute, Pepper Hall
222 N. 20th St.
(215) 448-1200

Liat Segal's "Scattered Light"

Israeli contemporary artist Liat Segal reveals her U.S. exhibit debut, which weaves together old and new texts in a high-tech, interactive display.

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | $11-$12, Children under 12 are free
National Museum of American Jewish History
101 S. Independence Mall East
(215) 923-3811

Sensory Friendly Sunday: "Little Giants"

For children with developmental and behavioral disabilities, the loud noises of the big game can be a nightmare. To start the day off right, PFS Roxy Theater offers a sensory-friendly morning screening of 1994's "Little Giants." The lights will be up, the noise will be down, and the environment will be relaxed. 

11 a.m.-1 p.m.| $1-$9
PFS Roxy Theater
1600 N. 5th St.
(267) 239-2941

Sundays on Stage: Griots in Concert

As part of the Free Library's Sunday concert series, Linda Humes and master drummer Sanga will tell African and Caribbean diaspora stories in the griot storytelling tradition.

2 p.m. | Free admission
Central Library
1901 Vine St.
(215) 686-5322

Underground Railroad in Philadelphia

Learn about how Philadelphia was connected to the Underground Railroad in the 18th and 19th centuries from an Independence National Historic Park ranger.

3-3:30 p.m. | Free admission
Independence Visitor Center Theater
1 N. Independence Mall West
(215) 965-2305

First Sunday Poetry Share

Ahimsa House hosts poetry events every first Sunday of the month. This month's will include a poetry reading and a discussion featuring renowned local poet Christopher KP Brown

5:30-7:30 p.m. | Free admission
Ahimsa House
5007 Cedar Ave.

Solus Rex and Community Center

Alternative rock band Solus Rex, composed of members from South Jersey and Philly, will perform with seven-piece Baltimore-based indie band Community Center. Toy Cannons and The Black Whatever also will perform.

7 p.m. | $6
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N. Front St.
(215) 291-4919

First Sundays: Soul Sonic Spectrum

Check out this Soul Sonic Spectrum performance with DJ Greg Mungan to cap off the week with the sounds of R&B, soul, Latin music and more.

9 p.m.-1 a.m.| Free admission
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
(215) 739-9684