KYW To-Do List: Ancient alcohol, self-guided tours, and more things to do from a distance this weekend

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Still bored in the house and in the house bored? Try new trails and cocktails this weekend.

There’s a host of indoor, outdoor and online activities to keep you busy. Learn about some of the intricacies of ancient wine and cocktails with the Penn Museum and City Kitchen. Or, explore Fort Mifflin and the Schuykill Center with fun family-friendly programs.

And if you haven’t heard yet, indoor dining is back in Philly. We’ve got the details, and more, on this week’s KYW To-Do List.

FOOD AND DRINK

Indoor dining is back in Philadelphia, and it's something many have been anticipating. Four friends maximum and 25% capacity is the new rule. Some restaurants are adding Plexiglas in between tables and extra sanitation for diners’ peace of mind.

Distillery experts are leading a virtual mixology 101 class, beginning Friday in City Kitchen’s two-part series. Learn how to incorporate the freshest ingredients and create your own infusions and simple syrups. Participants will receive a fresh ingredient kit delivered to their homes with fresh produce and products from Reading Terminal Market. Reserve your tickets online and BYOB.

Uncover 9,000 years of wine history from around the globe Friday night at the Penn Museum’s virtual Ancient Alcohol: Tour and Wine Pairing event. Discover the role of wine in the human story, with a guided tour and wine pairing suggestions to taste from the comfort of your home. Purchase your tickets in advance.

OUTDOOR AND INDOOR TOURS

Choose your own adventure on an interactive online tour of Glen Foerd’s Gilded Age mansion. Immerse yourself in the collections and history of the buildings on 18 acres of riverfront land this Friday at noon for free.

Explore the winter woods at Fort Mifflin on Saturday. Walk along the trails and the side of the Delaware River beach on a guided excursion through hidden pieces of history. Be sure to reserve your space online.

Discover the beauty and wonder along the river trails during Schuylkill Saturdays. Pick up a free nature exploration kit for your little ones Saturday morning, then hit the trails with your family and explore on a self-guided tour.

Winter Wonder at Longwood Gardens opens this weekend. Find sanctuary and oasis in their gardens, both outdoors and virtually. Experience a sensory series through “Voices in the Landscape,” an exhibit that honors and celebrates the strength, resilience and contributions of the African-American community through the lens of horticulture and the power of story.

Take a walk around the Berwyn Outdoor/Indoor Vintage Flea Market, where you can find antiques, vintage jewelry and fashion, textiles, and more. Parking and admission are free. The market is open on Saturdays and Sundays through April.