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Rival Bros Coffee Truck
What: With built-in pour-over stations and beans to brew at home, it’s the latest place to banish morning bleariness.
Why: Swap your sugar-laden latte for an artisanal brew.
When: Mon.-Fri., 7-10:30 a.m.
Where: Love Park, 16th St., at John F. Kennedy Blvd. Follow @rivalbroscoffee on Twitter for updates.
What: Crafty artists compiled a book of Lilliputian projects ($11) for you to stitch, glue, and sculpt.
Why: Terrariums, jewelry, and bird feeders clock in under a few inches.
When: You need a little inspiration.
Where: Online at amazon.com.
What: Everyone knows you’re extremely skilled at thumbing an electronic greeting. Surprise them with a real-life sentiment, envelope and all.
Why: “Sent from my iPhone” doesn’t wield the same charm as a Santa stamp.
When: You care enough to use a pen.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
The Dumpster Divers of Philadelphia
What: Members of the collaborative fill the audience in on nearly two decades of making work from scavenged materials.
Why: One person’s trash is another person’s treasure.
When: Tonight, 7 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th St. (215-545-4302). Register online at philartalliance.ejoinme.org.
Pumpkin Dishes at JG Domestic
What: Chef de cuisine Matt Hiebsch tosses the ubiquitous orange squash into creations both savory (pumpkin dumplings, lamb-prosciutto Bolognese) and sweet (pumpkin pie souffle with pumpkin ice cream).
Why: ’Tis the season of the gourd.
When: Thru Nov. 24. Mon.-Fri., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. & 4:30-9 p.m.; Sat., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Cira Centre, 2929 Arch St. (215-222-2363).
Photo: Jason Varney / Courtesy of Rival Bros Coffee Roasters