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Forget the pigskin.

MINGLE
Tacita Dean and Sō Percussion Opening Reception
What: Berlin-based British visual artist Tacita Dean pays tribute to choreographer Merce Cunningham in her 16mm film; Brooklyn-based ensemble Sō Percussion plays works inspired by the music of Steve Reich and Cunningham’s partner, composer John Cage.
Why: Wrap your mind around Dean’s progressive exhibit.
When: Sat. Artist reception, 6-8 p.m.; performance, 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1214 Arch St. (215-561-8888).

CHOW
Bufad Pizza Opens
What: Stuff your piehole with wood-fired creations (potato provolone, margherita) courtesy of Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello, the duo behind brunch-all-day spot Cafe Lift and craft beer bar Prohibition Taproom.
Why: These folks know how to melt some cheese (see: ever-changing grilled cheese at Prohibition and toasted fontina sandwich at Lift).
When: Opens Fri. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Where: 1240 Spring Garden St. (215-238-9311).

SCREEN
Passport to World Cinema
What: The monthly international film series from the Philadelphia Film Society and the University of the Arts kicks off with saucy Czech comedy 4Some, an Official Selection of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Why: You couldn’t make it to Sundance this year.
When: Tonight, 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Gershman Y, 401 S. Broad St. Tickets ($5) at eventbrite.com or at the door. For more info, call 267-239-2941.

SHOP
Winter Attic Sale
What: Help Ali McCloud make way for spring stock; scoop up fall and winter goods from Pendleton’s Portland Collection, Feral Childe, and Lauren Moffatt discounted 50-80 percent.
Why: A single Benjamin goes far.
When: Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Arcadia Boutique, 265 S. 20th St. (267-519-3634).

WATCH
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
What: Catch the powerful troupe on tour under new artistic director Robert Battle with four pieces from its repertoire.
Why: “Revelations” lives up to its name.
When: Tonight, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. Tickets ($39-$75) at 215-893-1999 or kimmelcenter.org.

PLAY
Chinese New Year Celebration
What: Grab the fam and get ready for Feb. 10 at the daylong affair.
Why: Get a grip on the Year of the Snake with free feng shui tips.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; feng shui lecture, 11 a.m.
Where: Penn Museum, 3260 South St. (215-898-4000). Free with museum admission ($12).

Photo: Janette Beckman / Courtesy of Sō Percussion

LOCATIONS
1240 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
215-238-9311
1214 Arch St
@ N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-561-8888
Merriam Theater
250 S Broad St
@ Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
265 S 20th St
@ Manning St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
267-519-3634
3260 South St
@ 33rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-4000
The Gershman Y
401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-545-4400
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