Emily Guendelsberger Emily is senior staff writer at Philadelphia City Paper. She enjoys writing about feminism, opera, television, arts ecosystems, music theory, people with weird jobs and pretty much everything involving money. You can also find her writing at the A.V. Club, the Guardian and other fine publications.
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Saturday, January 25
If you didn't already get tickets to the Pizza Macauley Culkin thing (it does look fun, but, Philly, can we be a little cooler in the presence of every celebrity who comes to town?) it is way sold out. I'd guess there'll be some no-shows now that it's snowing again, though.
2-6 p.m. — Pop-up food court at the Dreaming Building.
January 25th, American Dreaming Magazine will present their first Pop Up Food Court of the New Year from 2-6pm at The Dreaming Building located at 618 N. Front Street in Philadelphia PA 19123. Some of the best local up-and-coming chefs and food vendors will be in attendance ready for you to come and taste their delicacies. Admission is free and welcome to all members of the family.
Pop-up things like this are usually not my thing, via many bad experiences, and the details are a little vague. However, in the comments:
The Jerk Chicken man will be in the building with 8 different sauces to go with his super good chicken!!!
I once followed the smell of that chicken for, like, at least six blocks, like a drunken bloodhound. If the jerk chicken man who used to cook in a huge setup on Second Street is there, and the people organizing this knew enough to put three exclamation marks on that fact, and I could get that stuff again while it's snowing, I am sold. That shit is like Proust's madelines.
Plus, you can probably use that free ride to Northern Liberties code from last night.
8 p.m. — Premiere of "Confetti" by Philly choreographer Gabrielle Revlock at the Annenberg — we wrote something
A Philadelphia dancer/choreographer with a sly taste for humor and surprise, Gabrielle Revlock is celebrated as "a gifted comedian" (Philadelphia Inquirer) and a "smart and beguiling" (Broad Street Review) artist. In the world premiere of Confetti, she investigates "two-ness" in a series of overlapping duets. Joined by a virtuosic hip hop dancer, a child, her very own mother and more, Revlock relates, reacts and opposes through a series of quirky, interlocking narratives.
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