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Hey it’s Abby! Happy Valentine’s Day!

Here is my list of the top events in and around the Philly area this weekend, plus a few Valentine’s date ideas!

BEN-FM’s Ultimate 80’s Party Featuring Tiffany (Feb 14th): We’re throwing the Ultimate 80’s party featuring Tiffany tonight at the TLA on South Street. Join us! Break out your hairspray, skin tight leotards and dancing shoes and get ready to hit the dance floor. Tiffany will be hosting the night, along with other bands who will be paying tribute to the 80’s. To buy tickets to the 80’s party click HERE.  (This event is 21+)

Philly Home & Garden Show (Feb 14th- 16th): The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks is the hosting the Philly Home & Garden Show – 3 days only to shop compare and save, now through Sunday. The show will include a marketplace & displays where you can get ideas and buy products for your next home project. Be sure to check out Floral and Hardy while you’re there, to make a succulent arrangement just like in our Philly Home and Garden Show design competition. Kristen hosted this competition that pitted jocks from our sister stations against one another in a competition to create the best succulent arrangement. Check out the video featuring WMMR’s Casey Boy, WXTU’s Dave Cruise, and WMGK’s Matt Cord – and the arrangements they created out at Floral and Hardy in Skippack.

Trading Stations Challenge at the Philly Home + Garden Show

You've heard of Trading Spaces, but what about Trading Stations? We've tasked local Philly radio personalities Casey Boy, Dave Cruise, and Matt Cord with the Trading Stations Challenge. This time, it's a Floral Design Challenge!

Check out PhillyHomeandGarden.com for your discounted tickets, and to vote for your favorite design, for a chance to win a Steven Singer Gold Dipped Rose for Valentine’s Day.

Boyz II Men (Feb 14 and 15th): Boyz II Men will be taking the stage at the Met Philly tonight and tomorrow night! Doors open at 6:30. They will be performing all your favorite RnB pop songs! To purchase tickets click HERE.

Sleeping Beauty at Lancaster Marionette Theatre (Feb 15th): Check out a fun, kid friendly puppet show! Sleeping Beauty kicks off the Lancaster Marionette Theatre’s 30th year. February 15th at 11am. Buy tickets HERE. This place is a hidden gem!

Philadelphia Auto Show (Feb 8th-Feb 17th):  This is the last weekend to attend the Philadelphia Auto Show.  There will be over 100 cars, with all of the top makes & models, where you can take pictures or even sit inside your dream car. If you are thinking about purchasing a new vehicle, stop by the Philly Auto Show. The event opens at 9am and closes at 10pm tomorrow. Get tickets and find hours and more information HERE.

Philly Theatre Week (Feb 14th- Feb 16th): Theatre Philadelphia is putting on an 10- day celebration of Philly’s performing arts scene, involving over 75 organizations. Philly Theatre Week features over 300 events and performances, including productions, readings, interactive events, and much more! See as many shows as you can, and use this opportunity to take a chance on an unknown show or try something out of the box! Check out Kristen’s Ben Around Philly podcast where she talks with Leigh Goldenberg, the Executive Director of Theatre Philadelphia. For more details & tickets click HERE.

Ex-Files Story Slam (Feb 14th): First Person Arts is hosting their 10th Annual Ex Files Story Slam, with two shows today (Friday, February 14th) at 7pm and 9pm.  First Person Arts Story Slams allow 10 random audience members to share their stories, based on that month’s theme, in a competition for Best Storyteller each month. Winners from each show get a $100 grand prize and a chance to compete in the GrandSlam in May. The theme of EX FILES should make for some interesting stories… For tickets, click HERE.

Jurassic World Live (Feb 14- Feb 17th): This weekend only – through Monday, Jurassic World LIVE  will be at the Wells Fargo Center. Excitement 65 million years in the making. Tune into Ben Around Philly tomorrow morning with Kristen to hear more about the event as she chats with one of the stars of the show, Patrick King. Here are the dates & times to catch Jurassic World LIVE with your whole family.

(Fri, Feb 14th): 7 p.m.
(Sat, Feb 15th): 11 a.m. | 3 p.m. | 7 p.m.
(Sun, Feb 16th): 12 p.m. | 4 p.m.
(Mon, Feb 17th): 1 p.m.
For more information and ticket visit jurassicworldlivetour.com. 
William Tennant Overwatch League (Feb 15th- Feb 16th): This weekend, Philadelphia’s professional Overwatch League esports team, the Philadelphia Fusion, open their season with a two-day homestand at The Met Philadelphia. This is one of three homestands that the Fusion will host this season before their permanent home, Fusion Arena, opens down at the sports complex next year. To purchase tickets, visit the Livenation website and watch the Battle of Brotherly Love take place this weekend!
Valentine’s Date Ideas (Feb 14th):  
– Sweet Heart Skate: Dilworth Park & Blue Cross RiverRink
– Valentino’s Comedy + Free Beer: Good Good Comedy Club
– Love Never Dies Valentine’s Ghost Tour: Hill-Physick House
– Valentine’s Day at Dave & Busters
– Adults only Paint Party at Sippin’ Pic’s 
There are so many more events happening tonight, check out visitphilly.com to see them all.
Presidents Day weekend Fun:
The following events listed are all having President Day related activities this weekend! Check out the websites for more information!
(Feb 15th- Feb 17th):Museum of the American Revolution 
(Feb 15th-Feb 16th): Independence National Historical Park Programming & Tours 
(Feb 15th- Feb 17th): National Constitution Center
(Feb 17th): Washington’s Birthday Part @ Valley Forge National Historical Park
(Feb 17th): National Museum of American Jewish History 

Of course, BEN-FM will be playing your soundtrack all weekend long!!

I hope everyone has a weekend filled with love!

~Abby