Add the city’s art scene to your routine

Spring in the city means there’s an abundance of cool on just about every corner.

It may be Monday, but it’s never too early to start thinking about how you can make the most of your weekend. How about adding seeking out some local culture? There are always new art exhibits and musical acts starting up in spring, but you might need to plan ahead so that you know where to go. With my suggestions below, you can get artsy, learn a new trick or jam out to some local tunes.

Check out the local art scene
Art can be both soothing and moving. Are you the kind of person who’s never visited the local museum? I’ll admit that when I get super busy, I forget that I live in one of the most artistic cities in the world! This weekend, I encourage you to take advantage of Philly’s renowned art scene. Visit the Museum of Art and check out the latest exhibit. Maybe even hit up a local gallery for some extra inspiration.

Step outside of your comfort zone
If you’ve been feeling stuck in the same patterns, it’s time to try something new. During one of your weekends, get unstuck and inspired with an innovative activity — maybe try trapeze lessons or hit up a local rock wall for some climbing. When you move your body in new ways, you feel accomplished and proud of yourself. The act of stepping outside of your comfort zone will greatly serve other areas of your life. Maybe your newfound confidence can help you head back to the office and finally ask for that raise you’ve been wanting!

Enjoy free outdoor music
One of my favorite things to do over a temperate weekend is find the best of the outdoor music scene. When the weather gets nicer, tons of DJs and musicians perform in local parks throughout the city. Check out the Metro listings to locate live — often free — outdoor shows where you can get your groove on.

Gabby Bernstein is the author of “Spirit Junkie.”


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