Families are invited out to Benjamin Franklin Parkway for an activity-filled event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Head to the Academy of Natural Sciences (at 19th Street) and Franklin Institute (at 20th) for a variety of arts and crafts activities; stop at the Four Seasons Hotel (One Logan Square) for some "Chef's Hat Art"; and you can make a newspaper front page. Enjoy animal shows, balloon giveaways, games and music at the Parkway FunDay. No admission charge. Information:
Enjoy a day outside with the Fairmount Arts Crawl from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For a few hours, the city's Fairmount neighborhood will become an arena for local art and music in its streets, restaurants, bars and cafes. In addition to the 28 indoor art exhibits, the day will feature street performances of music, magic, balloon art, tango dance demos and lessons, and poetry performances, as well as painting demonstrations by the Mural Arts Program. No admission charge. Information:
Happiness and success - what does it take to achieve them? Russell Simmons, author of
Do You!: 12 Laws to Access the Power in You to Achieve Happiness and Success
, might have an answer. From 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, he will present and sign his book at the Literary Cafe (4548 Market St.). No admission charge.
The Holmes Brothers will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday in the Montgomery County Community College Lively Arts Series (Science Center Theater, 340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell). At 7 p.m., Professor Gloria Goode will give a talk on the blues. The Holmes Brothers have been described as "deeply soulful, uplifting and timeless." The band got together in 1979, and includes bassist Sherman Holmes; guitarist/keyboardist Wendell Holmes, and drummer Popsy Dixon. Tickets: $22 for adults, $18 for seniors and students, $10 for children under 12. Information: 215-641-6518, or