Weekend action: What's happening around the region April 7-9

Big sports weekend on tap in Philly
Baseball is back at Citizens Bank Park. The Phillies home opener is Friday afternoon. They host the Washington Nationals for a 3-game series. And that's just the start of a busy sports weekend.

In other Philly sports, The Union host the Portland Timbers Saturday night. The Sixers are also at home Saturday night, hosting the Milwaukee Bucks. And the Flyers play their final home games against the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday afternoon and the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday night.

John Mayer takes the stage
John Mayer is bringing "The Search for Everything Tour" to Philadelphia. The singer-songwriter plays at the Wells Fargo Center Friday night.

Discover Legoland
Children and their parents have been waiting for this: The new Legoland Discovery Center at the Plymouth Meeting mall opens Friday. It features an interactive ride, 4D theater, and 10 different play areas -- all Lego themed, of course.

The egg hunt is on
Celebrate spring with an egg hunt at Paws Discovery Farm in Mount Laurel. The event will run continuously from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Children can redeem eggs for prizes. The egg hunt is included in admission to the farm.

Feed your hunger ...
If you're a passionate foodie, head to the Philly Farm and Food Fest. The one-day event is Saturday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Center City.

And if you're looking for drinks, The Ardmore Music Hall holds its Spring Beer Festival on Saturday. It features more than 50 craft brews, live music and bites.


For the history and arts crowd
This weekend is your final chance to catch the exhibit 'World War I and American Art' at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. It's the first major exhibition devoted to exploring the ways in which American artists responded to the First World War. PAFA is free Sunday, the last day of the exhibit.

A world record in Philly?
The Circuit Trails Coalition will celebrate "Opening Day for Trails" by trying to break a world record for the longest fist bump relay. People will gather at Penn Treaty Park in Northern Liberties at 2:00 Saturday afternoon. Guinness World Records will be there to officiate.
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