10 for the Road

You can plan now to attend these weekend events, occurring within a few weeks and within a day's drive of Philadelphia.

1. Inauguration Day.

Washington, D.C. Jan 20. President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden will take the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol at noon. The swearing-in will be followed by a parade on Pennsylvania Avenue. 202-789-7000;

» READ MORE: www.washington.org


2. Andy Warhol Exhibition.

Columbus, Ohio. Through Feb. 8. This tribute, celebrating the pop-culture icon, features films, videos, paintings, drawings, prints, wallpaper and other materials. 614-292-3535;

» READ MORE: www.wexarts.org


3. Big Apple Circus.

New York, N.Y. Through Jan. 18. Under the Big Top, watch trapeze artists, high-flying acrobats, amusing animals - and clowns. 212-875-5000;

» READ MORE: www.bigapplecircus.org


4. Awake and Sing!

Pawtucket, R.I. Jan. 15 through Feb. 15. This moving play captures the hopes and struggles of a Jewish family living in a cramped Bronx tenement in 1935. 401-723-4266;

» READ MORE: www.gammtheatre.org


5. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parade.

Baltimore. Jan 19. In its ninth year, this event pays homage to the civil-rights leader's legacy. Proceeds south on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Eutaw Street. 410-752-8632;

» READ MORE: www.bop.org


6. Winter Orchid Show.

Pittsburgh. Jan. 17 through March 8. Brighten the cold winter days with a show devoted to many varieties of spectacular, exotic orchids in a stunning, colorful display. 412-622-6914;

» READ MORE: www.phipps.conservatory.org


7. Winter Festival.

Long Lake, N.Y. Jan. 17. Games for the entire family, skating races, a bonfire and fireworks at dusk. 518-624-3077;

» READ MORE: www.longlake-ny.com


8. Jazz Concert.

Virginia Beach, Va. Jan 17. Wynton Marsalis performs at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts. Afterwards, explore great restaurants and shopping without the crowds. 757-385-2787;

» READ MORE: www.sandlercenter.org


9. Open Cockpit Event.

Windsor Locks, Conn. Jan 18. Climb into and explore airplanes and play pilot at the New England Air Museum. 860-623-3305;

» READ MORE: www.neam.org


10. Blood, Sweat and Tears.

Morristown, N.J. Jan 16. Founding group member Steve Katz has rejoined the band for its 40th anniversary tour, as they perform hits such as "Spinning Wheel" and "You've Made Me So Very Happy." 973-539-8008;

» READ MORE: www.mayoarts.org


- Erica Lamberg