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February 20, 2019

Things to do Feb. 23-24 in Philly: parties, family-friendly fun and more

It's another busy weekend in Philadelphia

Weekend Roundup
Carroll - Reading Terminal Market Thom Carroll/PhillyVoice

Reading Terminal Market in Center City Philadelphia.

Ready for the weekend, Philly? 

Saturday and Sunday are packed with things to do, from a party at Reading Terminal Market to a cake-off benefitting a children's charity. Plus, there's an Oscars viewing party, Barcade is hosting Family Day and we know where to find the ultimate bloody mary bar.

We have all the details below. Time to make plans.

Celebrate 20th anniversary of The Roots' "Things Fall Apart" at World Cafe Live

"Things Fall Apart" was released on Feb. 23, 1999. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Ill Doots will perform the album with special guests Chill Moody and Hardwork Movement.

Barcade letting kids in to play the bar's vintage arcade games on Family Day

Here's a unique way to spend an afternoon together. Take the kids to play Ms. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Centipede and more.

Party for the Market at Reading Terminal includes open bar, lots of food, dancing

This huge party at Reading Terminal Market will take place Saturday evening. There will be delicious food from market merchants and four open bars with cocktails, beer and wine, plus six live bands, a silent auction and casino games.

Watch Oscars red carpet coverage at Ocean Prime's preshow party

If you only care about the fashion at the Oscars this year, hang with like-minded individuals Sunday night. Enjoy happy hour specials from 6 to 8 p.m., while watching ABC's red carpet coverage on the bar's TVs.

Attend a huge, glamorous Oscars viewing party in Center City

Get dressed up, walk the red carpet and settle in to watch the award show in the Philadelphia Film Center's movie theater. The evening will include cocktails, light bites and movie snacks.

Here's where to find the ultimate bloody mary bar this weekend

Ah, the bloody mary. It's salty. It's spicy. It's oh-so-good. 

Square 1682 in Center City is doing something special Sunday and offering a bloody mary bar where you can add mini doughnuts, pickles, chicken sausage and more to your cocktail.

Top bakers to compete in Let Them Eat Cake, benefitting children's charity

Twenty-five of the area's best pastry chefs will compete in a cake-off at the Loews Hotel’s Millennium Ballroom on Sunday. You get to taste all the cakes and help Variety - The Children's Charity at the same time. It's a win-win.

Make reservations for East Passyunk Restaurant Week

OK, so East Passyunk Restaurant Week doesn't start until Monday, but you can begin making plans today. 

Participants include Izumi, Townsend, Noord, Barcelona, Perla, Brigantessa, Stogie Joe's, Bing Bing Dim Sum, Le Virtu and many more.

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