The Weekend Guide

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Forget the pigskin.

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).

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).

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.

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).

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.

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

1240 Spring Garden St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
1214 Arch St
@ N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Merriam Theater
250 S Broad St
@ Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
265 S 20th St
@ Manning St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
3260 South St
@ 33rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Gershman Y
401 S Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19147