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Weekend event picks: Holiday hangover edition

Congrats! You made it through most of the holiday season. Before things get wild again with New Year’s Eve, let’s recover with this weekend’s events.

Congrats! You made it through most of the holiday season. Before things get wild again with New Year's Eve, let's recover with this weekend's events.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art (26th St. and the Parkway) is offering Christmas art tours (departing at noon on Friday, Dec. 26 through Wednesday, Dec. 31), family art classes (10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26 through Wednesday, Dec. 31) and other seasonal events — like more tours and performances — this weekend and beyond.

Starting Friday, Dec. 26, the beer garden at Franklin Square (6th and Race Streets) will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. until the end of the year, making it the perfect spot to grab a drink and take in the light show.

Straying from the traditional performances of the season, Brian Sanders' JUNK "1.1 Holiday Revue Special" packs 1.1 hours full of bits of the company's work including their children's show "SKINK," Fringe productions and previews of new works. The aerobatic show plays at the JUNK studios (2040 Christian St.) at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26 through Tuesday, Dec. 30.

From one alternative show to another, the percussion-based production "STOMP" pounds its way into town with performers utilizing props like brooms, inner tubes and paint cans to make some noise. Catch it at the Merriam Theater (250 S. Broad St.) at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 26, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27 and Monday, Dec. 29, 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28 and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Get the full scoop on animals and reptiles who crawled (and continue to do so) the earth from prehistoric era to modern times during All-Star Days at the Academy of Natural Sciences (1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway), where they'll be hosting hands-on explorations of fossils, animal meet-and-greets, info sessions on invertebrates and more. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 27 through Tuesday, Dec. 30.

How's free hot chocolate sound? Select businesses in Old City — Ben & Betsy's Coffee & Gifts, Cafe Square One, Capofitto, Happily Ever After, Menagerie Coffee, Old City Coffee, and United By Blue — will be giving away free cups of the sweet sip from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27. In addition, live tuneage will bring 2nd and Market Streets, 2nd and Arch Streets and 3rd and Arch Streets to life with musical cheer.

Don't count on any rabbits being pulled out of a hat at this magic show. With a mix of memory tricks and escape routines, Fred's Magic World will bring a holiday-themed show to audiences of all ages at 2 p.m. at the Adrienne Theater (2030 Sansom St.) from Saturday, Dec. 27 through Tuesday, Dec. 30.

Kicking off at noon at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.) on Sunday, Dec. 28, MummersFest, an exclusive, interactive look at all things Mummer will give interested visitors a look into the parade before New Year's Day.

Sip away Sunday at World Café Live's (3025 Walnut St.) Winter Beer Festival, where over 40 breweries (like Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Sierra Nevada and more) will offer samples to holiday drinkers from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 28.

Eagles fans: We've got a suggestion for where to watch Sunday, Dec. 28's game. Victory Brewing Company is hosting a mini-tap takeover, starting at 1 p.m. at City Tap House (39th and Walnut Streets) with $4 Victory beers with a chance to win prizes with every beer purchased.

From the African American Museum in Philadelphia (701 Arch St.) to the Garden State Discovery Museum (2040 Springdale Rd., Cherry Hill), a number of Kwanzaa celebrations will be held, outlining the Seven Principles of the holiday.

If you haven't had enough holiday cheer, there are still plenty of holiday light displays to illuminate your night.