The Weekend Guide

Birds of a feather.

Hatched in Philly

What: DailyCandy Philadelphia editor Susan Banchek fills the pop-up with goods from the best hometown talent, all scaled down for the minis in your life (you may even want to pick up a Giant Dwarf hair ornament for yourself).
Why: Stuff their stockings with Peg and Awl bookbinding kits and keep your reputation as the cool auntie.
When: Today & Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Nest, 1301 Locust St. (215-545-6378).

The Download
What: This week’s roundup of Interweb play.
Why: Portraits of pups mid bath, a makeover project that makes people smile, and the growing debate surrounding Benedict Cumberbatch.
When: You’re online.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

It’s a Wonderful Life on Fabric Row

What: Moon & Arrow, Bus Stop, and newcomer Armour Philadelphia (a must for the men on your list) woo you with discounts and Art in the Age cocktails.
Why: Make a pit stop at Ela for the extended happy hour (5-9 p.m.).
When: Tonight, 6-9 p.m. 
Where: Meet at Armour Philadelphia, 704 S. Fourth St. (267-928-2002); then head to Moon & Arrow, 754 S. Fourth St. (215-469-1448); Bus Stop, 727 S. Fourth St. (215-627-2357); and Ela, 627 S. Third St. (267-687-8512).

Lunch with Grace

What: An afternoon in honor of the former Philadelphian includes a champagne reception, lunch at Ristorante Panorama, and a trip to the Grace Kelly exhibit ($120).
Why: Etiquette expert Dawn Burke Sena — a lady with manners as impeccable as Princess Grace’s — plays host.
When: Thurs., Dec. 19, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Ristorante Panorama, 14 N. Front St. (215-922-7800). James A. Michener Art Museum, 138 S. Pine St., Doylestown (215-340-9800). Reservations (required) to 215-627-0131.

What: Brian Sanders’ Junk tones down its often sexy choreography to tell the story of a fairy godmother and an evil ice queen, with each number set to ’80s pop music. 
Why: It culminates in a snowball fight among cast and audience members. Wear white and get five free balls to lob.
When: Today & Fri., 7:30 p.m.; Sat., 2 & 7:30 p.m.; Sun., 2 p.m.
Where: Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St. Tickets ($20-$40) at 215-898-3900 or annenbergcenter.org.

Winter in Space Movie Night

What: Jet Wine Bar screens campy sci-fi movies such as Invasion of the Star Creatures and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.
Why: Free popcorn and a $5 drink special each night.
When: Thru Dec. 26. Thurs., 9 p.m.
Where: 1525 South St. (215-735-1116).

Photos: Courtesy of Baby Jives; Courtesy of Giant Dwarf; Courtesy of Tadpole Creations; Courtesy of Mama May

138 S Pine St
@ E Ashland St
Doylestown, PA 18901
704 S 4th St
@ Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
1525 South St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
627 S 3rd St
@ Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
754 S 4th St
bt Catharine & Fitzwater Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19147
1301 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
14 N Front St
@ Penn’s View Hotel
Philadelphia, PA 19106
3680 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
727 S 4th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147