Get into the game-day spirit.
Join an Army-Navy pep rally at the National Constitution Center. Participate in family arts and crafts and games, and learn about the history of the rivalry. In a military protocol workshop, children can learn about military life, salutes, how to wear the uniform, and how to address an officer. Rally begins at 1 p.m. Saturday, with the game shown live at 2:30 on television screens throughout the center on Independence Mall, Fifth and Arch Streets. The celebration is free with admission, which also gives visitors access to the "Art of the American Soldier" exhibition. The celebration will continue on Sunday, from noon to 4 p.m., with free admission to the center, courtesy of Bank of America. Tickets Saturday: $12, $11 for seniors, $8 for children 4 to 12. Veterans and military families will receive $2 off admission. Active military personnel and children 3 and under will be admitted free. Information: 215-409-6600;
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- Rachel Gouk
Families can celebrate the mythology of the phoenix during the seventh annual Firebird Festival on Saturday in Phoenixville. The fest will feature storytelling, music performances, a puppet parade, and the lighting of a huge wooden phoenix. At 4 p.m. at the fire site on the 300 block of Bridge Street, a craft bazaar will begin, with food, street performers, and entertainment. Beginning at 7 at the fire site, fire dancers from Playing Mantis will perform. At 7:15, the Peace Birds giant puppets parade will lead to and circle around the 28-foot-high phoenix. At 8, families can gather and watch the lighting of the bird. Visit
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New this week: Black Swan ****
(out of four stars) Natalie Portman in the performance of her career, as a fiercely disciplined prima ballerina struggling with the dual roles of Swan Lake, and with a newly recruited dancer (Mila Kunis) threatening to steal her part. Vincent Cassell, Barbara Hershey, and Winona Ryder are on board for this thrilling, nutty psychodrama, from The Wrestler's Darren Aronofsky. 1 hr. 43
(sex, nudity, drugs, physical torment, profanity, adult themes).
- Steven Rea