The Weekend Guide

first person festival!

Autobiographically speaking.

First Person Festival

What: Storytelling at its best with author readings, plays, and spoken word performances.
Why: Sign up for a workshop ($65-$125) if you’ve got a tale of your own dying to get out.
When: Today-Nov. 20.
Where: Around town. Tickets (free-$45) at 267-402-2055 or online at ticketing.theatrealliance.org.

Birra Opens

What: Gordon Dinerman fills the menu with all his — and soon to be your — favorite things, such as his grandmother’s brisket sandwich and pies fired in the brick oven.
Why: The mac and cheese pizza elevates comfort food to an art form.
When: Thurs. & Sun., 5 p.m.-midnight; Fri. & Sat., 5 p.m.-1 a.m. Starting next week, Tues.-Thurs. & Sun., 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Fri. & Sat., 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 1700 Passyunk Ave. (267-324-3127).

Ladies, Start Your Engines Class

What: Automotive expert Lori Johnson enlightens the fairer sex on changing a tire, replacing wiper blades, and basic car maintenance ($25).
Why: For those squeaks and clanks that require professional assistance, participants get $250 off a future deductible at Nigro’s Auto Body.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-noon.
Where: 939 Washington Ave. To register, call 215-925-4520 or go to nigrosautobody.com.

Screwed Forever

What: Known for her earthy, organic designs, Zivile Pupinyte has a new jewelry collection ($90 and up) that revolves around stark shapes held together with industrial hardware.
Why: Mix and match metals and finishes to make pieces all your own.
When: Fri., 5-9 p.m.
Where: Gravers Lane Gallery, 8405 Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill (215-247-1603).

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Nigro's Auto Body
939 Washington Ave
@ S 10th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
1700 E Passyunk Ave
@ Morris St
Philadelphia, PA 19148
Gravers Lane Gallery
8405 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118