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Top Exhibits to See in Philly Right Now

Whether you’re into history, pop culture, or science and technology, Philadelphia’s museums have something for everyone. Check out these top-rated museum exhibits from Hussain al Nowais.

Bill Graham and the Rock and Roll Revolution at the National Museum of American Jewish History

A notable manager and promoter, Bill Graham worked with a ton of rock and roll icons, including Jimi Hendrix, Santana and The Rolling Stones, and helped launch the careers of many rock and rock greats in the 1960s. The National Museum of American Jewish History explores the life of Billy Graham, as well as the cultural transformations that occurred during the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s in the world of rock and roll. The exhibit, which runs until Monday, January 16, 2017, features rock and roll memorabilia, photographs, psychedelic art and more.

Magic in the Ancient World at the Penn Museum

In ancient societies magic was deeply intertwined with science and religion and a major part of everyday life. Ancient magic addressed a lot of the hopes, dreams and passions people grapple with today, such as the desire for good health and fortune, protection from evil and even revenge. Magic in the Ancient World features 81 ancient artifacts, including magical stones, protective amulets, and curse tablets, and explores the role magic played in ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece and Rome. The exhibit will be on display until September 4, 2017.

Robot Revolution at the Franklin Institute

From self-driving cars, to scientific research, surgical assistance, and rescue missions, robots are here to help improve our lives. At Robot Revolution, you can come face to face with some of the most cutting-edge robots used to enhance human life. Supported by Google.org and The Boeing Company, Robot Revolution features a collection of 40 innovative robots curated from some of the most advanced global robotics companies and universities. More than half of the robots can be operated or interacted with. The exhibit will be on display until April 2, 2017.



Three Essential Holiday Attractions in Philadelphia

There’s nothing quite like the holidays in Philadelphia. From ice skating on the waterfront, to shopping artesian gems, to gazing at the amazing light displays, there are tons of iconic attractions to enjoy this time of year. Here are the top three holiday attractions in Philadelphia, according to Hussain al Nowais:

Blue Cross River Rink Winterfest

Penn’s Landing has been transformed into a winter wonderland for Winterfest. Ice skate on the Olympic-size ice rink, which overlooks the Delaware River and is surrounded by a winter garden with holiday trees.  When you’re done skating, grab a bite to eat inside the ski resort-style lodge, or sit by a fire pit with a refreshing cup of hot coco.

The Christmas Village

This year the beloved Christmas Village is happening at City Hall while its usual destination, Love Park, undergoes renovations. The open-air market is outfitted in charming holiday décor and features over 80 vendors selling a wide array of gifts. New this year is a holiday-themed carousel in the courtyard of City Hall.

The Comcast Spectacular

The Comcast Spectacular is one of the world’s highest resolution LED displays, which shines bright on the Comcast Experience video wall. The 15-minute show features dancers from the Pennsylvania Ballet, a magical sleigh and more, supported by your favorite seasonal songs.