4 ways to make the most of your week in Philadelphia

Independence Seaport Rotunda. | Photo: Rachel O./Yelp

From a science lecture to a parade of lights on the Delaware River, there's plenty to enjoy in Philadelphia this week. Read on for a rundown of ideas for how to fill your calendar.

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An Electric Education: How to Teach Science on Television

Learn what makes entertaining science shows like "Watch Mr. Wizard" and "3-2-1 Contact" still iconic decades later.

Ingrid Ockert, a historian who specializes in science and media, will offer her insight. Ockert reviewed old episodes of several beloved science series, read scripts and interviewed television producers.

A reception will follow the lecture at 7 p.m.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut St.
Admission: Free

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Sounds of the Season: A Fishtown Holiday Concert

Make some yuletide memories this weekend as you sip on holiday beverages and listen to tunes performed by local music students and opera singer Elise Mark.

The night will conclude with Christmas carols, and caroling books will be available to take home.

When: Friday, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m.
Where: The Common Room, 1509 N. Front St.
Admission: Free with RSVP; $5 with raffle ticket

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Boomin' Holidayz concert

Join 103.9 for a holiday concert featuring Chicago-based rapper G Herbo, Bronx rapper Dream Doll, Philly-based rappers Reco Havoc and LGP Qua and musical artist Bry Greatah.

This concert is suitable for all ages.

When: Friday, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m.
Where: District N9NE, 460 N. Ninth St.
Admission: $10

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Parade of Lights 2018

View a holiday light display at the Independence Seaport Museum this Saturday. Enjoy holiday beverages and food as you watch local boats shining in holiday lights on the Delaware River.

Snap a photo with Santa, who will be spreading his holiday cheer, starting at 2 p.m. Children can also enjoy activities and handmade crafts at Santa's Workshop on the Water for an additional fee.

When: Saturday, Dec. 8, 1-6:30 p.m.
Where: Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.
Admission: Free for museum members; $17 for adults; $12 for college students, children ages 3-12 and active and retired military personnel

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