The Weekend Guide


We’ll take one of everything.


What: Drool over midcentury furniture, Helix & Hive beeswax candles, and Mockingbird Moon plants ($25-$2,000) at one of the coolest pop-ups this season.
Why: While you peruse, send your dude to barber John Scioli’s chair ($20-$25) for an old-school cut or shave (Sun., 4-7 p.m.).
When: Thru Dec. 31. Wed.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; closed Christmas Day.)
Where: 12 W. Willow Grove Ave. (215-248-0800).


What: Even if you’ve never set foot in a dance studio, you can boogie to easy routines set to Glee music.
Why: No one looks at you funny if you burst into song.
When: Thurs., 7-8:15 p.m.; Sun., 2-3:15 p.m.
Where: Thurs., Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St.; Sun., The Swing at MacGuffin Theatre & Film Company, 2030 Sansom St. Register online at phillydancefitness.storenvy.com ($12 in advance; $15 at the door).

Anything but Stockings
Skip the sock and fill something they’ll actually use, like a handsome tool bag for your dandy handyman or a modular planter for your green-thumbing mom.
Why: Five presents hidden inside another earn you the No. 1 gift-giving spot.
When: Before Christmas Eve (quickly) rolls around.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.

Let’s C
What: Check out artist-in-residence Nick Cave’s sculptural Soundsuits — stitched with stuffed animals and thousands of buttons — and site-specific installation ($3).
Why: See him in action at the free opening dance performance.
When: Fri.-Feb. 2012. Opening, Fri., 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch St. (215-561-8888).

The Philadelphia Independent Craft Market

What: Satisfy your still-cool aunt and the other nonconformists on your list with Party in My Pocket bike gloves, vintage clothing, and all things artsy ($1-$200).
Why: Four bands, including the Levee Drivers and The Great Unknown, plus free PBR make holiday shopping a pleasure.
When: Sat., 1-8 p.m.
Where: 2424 Studios, 2424 E. York St. (267-861-0290).

Photo: Courtesy of Nomad

The Swing at the MacGuffin Theatre & Film Company
2030 Sansom St
@ S 20th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1214 Arch St
@ N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
2424 Studios
2424 E York St
@ Gaul St
Philadelphia, PA 19125
12 W Willow Grove Ave
@ Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118
Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine St
@ N 15th St
Philadelphia, PA 19130