Saturday, February 28, 2015

POSTED: Monday, February 23, 2015, 3:00 AM
Experience the flavors of Germany at Azie on Main this Monday (photo courtesy of Dish Public Relations)

Sorry Monday, we’re going to enjoy you.

For folk art: One of the area’s museums featuring Fraktur pieces, the Mercer Museum’s (84 S. Pine St., Doylestown) exhibit focuses on the Pennsylvania-German color drawings that were created in Bucks County. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For grown-up show and tell: Local Cambodian test kitchen offering vegan fish sauces and cooking classes, Koliyan, will come to CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia (1315 Walnut St.) for Maker Monday, where they’ll share their history and a few dishes. Listen to the chat, starting at 5 p.m., and try Somlaw Kokoe, a Cambodian stew, and Num Treap, sweet sticky rice bites. 

POSTED: Sunday, February 22, 2015, 3:00 AM
Learn about Philadelphia's confectionary history today. (iStockphoto)

First things first: Your to-do list.

For brunch: Not only will you fill up on the most important meal of the day (featuring drink specials), but the Ardmore Music Hall (23 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore) will have a market set up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with vendors, kids activities and live musicians.

For a winter wakeup: Mix and sip your own spring tonic — an herbal medicinal drink — that’ll target your intestines and immune system at this two hour class, beginning at 1 p.m., at Morris Arboretum (100 E. Northwestern Ave.).

POSTED: Saturday, February 21, 2015, 3:00 AM
Bill Henley, wife Susan and Justin Pizzi dance the night away at the 4th Annual Party for the Market held at The Reading Terminal Market, February 22, 2014. (HughE Dillon/Philly.com)

Saturday night’s all right for a lot of things and hopefully not fighting. 

For a new exhibition: Props, posters and toys from ‘60s films are on display at the Chester County Historical Society (225 N. High St., West Chester) as a part of their newest exhibit, “The 1960’s Pop Culture: Movies, Memorabilia and the Media,” on view from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

For a classic tale: Watch as a girl who’s skin was as white as snow befriends seven dwarves at the Media Theatre for the Performing Arts (104 E. State St., Media) for the penultimate performance at 11 a.m. Watch out for that nasty apple, girl!

POSTED: Friday, February 20, 2015, 12:40 PM
Verdad Restaurant's traditional margarita. (photo courtesy of Peter Breslow Consulting & Public Relations)

Mix up up your Sunday for National Margarita Day!

In honor of the tequila, triple sec and fruit juice-mixed drink, restaurants around Philadelphia are offering beverage deals on Sunday, Feb. 22.

Grab your pals and get the party started.

POSTED: Friday, February 20, 2015, 11:24 AM
The Suburban Home and Garden Show features dozens of exhibitors dedicated to all things remodeling and landscape. (Photo via Facebook)

It’s about that time when people start itching for spring. While it feels like an eternity away given the current extreme conditions, this weekend’s Suburban Home and Garden Show at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center (100 Station Ave., Oaks) will offer an indoor oasis of spring gardening goodness to help inspire you for when temperatures are steadily in the double digits again.

Featured exhibits include a selection of gardens constructed by regional landscapers, model homes, a kid zone (complete with swing sets, naturally), a Frisbee dog show, Dutch Country Corner for baked bites, deli items, pretzels, popcorn, jams, pickles and more and a chocolate, flowers and wine sample area.

No matter if you’re looking to make home renovations or are looking to make updates indoors, various awning manufacturers, remodelers, home builders, closet and shelving companies, furniture businesses and interior designers will have booths at the show. That’s just the beginning of the wide range of exhibitors on hand all weekend; check out the full list.

POSTED: Friday, February 20, 2015, 3:00 AM
Visitors to PAFA's Open Studio Nigh look at the oil paints of David Katz. ( RON TARVER / Staff Photographer )

Art? Check. Comedy? Check. Music? Check.

For an inside look: Once a year, graduate and undergraduate students at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts showcase their in-progress works at PAFA’s Open Studio Night, tonight from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Talk with the artists at the Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building (128 N. Broad St.) and see pieces that’ll be included in the Annual Student Exhibition.

For marathon viewing: Wilmington’s Film Fringe Festival, showcasing experimental and creative cinematic projects, will highlight five independent films at Theatre N at Nemours (1007 N. Orange St., Wilmington, Del.) starting at 6 p.m. 

POSTED: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 3:53 PM
Partiers revel at William Way's IndiGoGo. (Photo by Alexander John Ortiz)

Glamsino Royale: Havana Nights

Hotel Palomar Philadelphia (117 S. 17th St.) will host a night of glitz, glamour and good fortune with its Second Annual Glamsino Royale: Havana Nights on Thursday, Feb. 19. The 24th and 25th floors of the Kimpton hotel will be transformed into a Cuban paradise. Partygoers will be able to play casino games set to the sultry soundtrack of DJ Sharyn Stone. Also, they will enjoy Latin-inspired bites from Executive Chef Caitlin Mateo of Kimpton’s Square 1682, beer from Yards Brewing Company, selections of wines and signature cocktails from Philadelphia Distilling.

From 7:00pm to 9:00pm. For more information, visit here.

POSTED: Thursday, February 19, 2015, 2:32 PM
Warm up with BalletX's Winter Series this weekend. (Photo by Alexander Iziliaev courtesy BalletX)

Leave the weight of this stressful week in the rearview mirror. It’s smooth sailing from here on out.

The time has come to say goodbye to a seasonal fixture. The Rothman Ice Rink at Dilworth Park (1400 JFK Blvd.) will officially close on Sunday, Feb. 22, so get your skating in now. Hours for this weekend are 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 21 and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22. One final lunchtime skating exhibition, in which local skaters show their skills, will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20.

The American premiere of Scottish play “Long Live the Little Knife,” in which a husband-and-wife con-artist team play dirty in an art-forging scam, closes this weekend at the Off-Broad Street Theater at First Baptist Church (1636 Sansom St.). Final performances include 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20 and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 22

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