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Where to celebrate "The Tortured Poets Department" in Philly, Record Store Day 2024, Bad Bunny this weekend

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- If you think you're coming down with something that isn't allergy-related but is leaving you looking out the window for long periods and wishing to be outside, chances are you've got spring fever. 

The city of Philadelphia has officially thawed out from its winter frost and now people are opting to spend some more time outdoors to take in the smell of fresh-cut grass and feel the sun on their face. 

This weekend you can get outside and hit the Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink at Dillworth Park, Parks on Tap at Azalea Garden, hit the ballpark for a game at CBP and hop on the largest swing in North America! 

Businesses around the city are also celebrating Taylor Swift's latest album "The Tortured Poets Department" with festive events and Record Store Day 2024. Let's dive in!

Bad Bunny's "Most Wanted Tour" at Wells Fargo Center

Bad Bunny's "Most Wanted Tour" concert at the Wells Fargo Center was in danger of being moved to Thursday, but with the Sixers beating the Miami Heat in Wednesday's NBA Play-In Tournament, the show will go on!

The concert is scheduled for 8 p.m. Friday at Wells Fargo Center. Warning, these tickets will cost you a bit. Prices start at $205.

Record Store Day 2024: The Philadelphian's guide

The annual celebration of independent record stores is this Saturday and the Philadelphia area has plenty of shops celebrating with special releases, in-store performances, food trucks and other festivities.

Pearl Jam has a new album out, which includes a Record Store Day release as well as a limited edition Philadelphia variant of their 12th studio album "Dark Matter." The Philly variant went on sale Friday, but the RSD release will be available Saturday.

Taylor Swift has a new double album out, "The Tortured Poets Department," and while there are no RSD-specific editions, Swifties can shop local and support their neighborhood record store by picking up the Berks County's latest record.

CBS Philadelphia has the Philadelphian's guide to Record Store Day - Repo Records on South Street opens at 9 a.m. and will have a food truck; Young Ones in Berks County is opening early at 8 a.m. and has a lineup of in-store performances too.

Philly celebrates Taylor Swift's "The Tortured Poets Department"

Berks County's finest Taylor Swift dropped a surprise double album "The Tortured Poets Department" at midnight Friday, and the Philadelphia area has several events to celebrate the pop star's latest release.

Manayunk will be very Swiftie focused but there is plenty of fun to be had for all the tortured poets in the Delaware Valley.

Taqueria Amor on Manayunk's Main Street is serving special Swift-themed cocktails inspired by the tracklist of the latest album, such as "Guilty as Gin?" and "Down Bad #87" through April 28.

Bark Social in Manayunk is also hosting a free all-day album drop party on Friday with special cocktails and costume prizes every hour. (Learn more about Bark Social.)

Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink 

Ready to roll? It's time to lace up those skates and get outside! The Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink opened for the season Friday in Dilworth Park. 

The roller rink is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. on Sunday to Thursday and then 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Admission is $8 for kids 10 years old and under and $10 for adults. 

Rothman Orthopaedics Roller Rink returns to Philadelphia's Dilworth Park 05:24

Group skate session rates start at $12 a person for over 10 guests. There's also a $5 discount on Monday and Tuesday matinee skate sessions from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

No skates? No worries! The Rothman Roller Rink charges $6 per skate rental. You can also bring your own skates and just pay for the price of admission. 

Skate sales may be limited in person so reserve your skate session in advance. 

Phillie Phanatic birthday and a 3-game series with White Sox

The sports fans can head to the ballpark this weekend as the Philadelphia Phillies welcome the Chicago White Sox for a three-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Friday night is another City Connect game, so the Phils will be wearing their new Nike jerseys.

Next week is the Phillie Phanatic's birthday but the Fightins will celebrate Sunday by giving away Phanatic Mittens to kids 14 and under.

The Phillie Phanatic turns 46 next week. Meet his best friend. 21:40

Check out North America's largest swing, which is in Philadelphia!

Swing into some fun Saturday morning with the "The Swing into Spring Celebration" at Anna Verna Playground at FDR Park.

The fun begins at 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. and the family-friendly event is complete with a free concert, free water ice and giveaways for kids. CBS Philadelphia's Jan Carabeo checked out the swing Friday.

One feature at the playground is an enormous swing with 20 seats - it's the largest set in North America.

Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival 

You'll want to come hungry to this year's Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival this Sunday. This foodie paradise starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. and includes dozens on dozens of food trucks ranging in flavors from BBQ to seafood to delicious desserts.

The event will also have two stages of live music throughout the afternoon for visitors to do their yummy food dance to! 

Visitors can also shop from local boutiques all down Main Street in Manayunk. 

Take in the Cherry Blossoms

While peak bloom for the cherry blossom trees in Philadelphia may have passed, plenty of beautiful trees are still waiting to be appreciated throughout Philadelphia. 

CBS Philadelphia has your guide to where you can take in the beauty of the cherry blossom trees throughout the greater Philadelphia region.

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Parks on Tap

The smell of springtime is in the air and it's time to get outside and soak it all in. Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and FCM Hospitality have coined the perfect way to get people outside with its Parks on Tap event. series. The annual outdoor tradition is back for another year bringing Philadelphians and visitors together to take in the city's parks while enjoying food, drinks, the outdoors and each other. 

The traveling beer garden changes locations each week but the destination chosen to kick off the springtime season is the one and only, Azalea Garden. Parks on Tap is available at Azalea Garden from 4 to 10 p.m. now until Sunday.

Bubble Bash at Adventure Aquarium

Not to bust your bubble, but Adventure Aquarium's Bubble Bash is closing out its festivities in less than two weeks! It's time to celebrate the magic and mystique of all things bubble-related at Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. 

The event is geared to make spring break a poppin' party for visitors of all ages. Bubble Bash festivities include a bubble scavenger hunt, a bubble party, photo opportunities, bubble-themed crafts and so much more.

Dive into Adventure Aquriaum's Bubble Bash before it's too late! 

Super Freak: The Rick James Story

Get your funk on at The Met Philadelphia and catch "Super Freak: The Rick James Story." This one-night-only stage play musical chronicles the fire and desire of the legendary singer-songwriter Rick James, from his early days to his rise to superstardom.

Tickets start at $93.40 and showtime is set for Saturday, April 20 at 8:00 p.m. So don't miss out on this epic night of funk and get ready to party like it's 1981.

Boy Band Brunch at City Winery Philadelphia

Missing the boy band era? Well, you can catch Boy Band Brunch featuring The Boy Band Project on Sunday. Coming down from New York, this award-winning group delivers a dose of nostalgia with a hint of Broadway talent and humor. The show starts at noon and doors open at 11 a.m. 

From NSYNC to One Direction and everything in between, they'll have you singing along to all your favorite boy band hits while you brunch. The group boasts accolades like 11 Broadway World Cabaret nominations and features in The New York Times and Good Morning America; you know you're in for a treat. Tickets are sold out but you can still join the waitlist for a chance to take it back in time to everyone's favorite era, the boy band era.  Don't miss out on the ultimate blast from the past. 

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