The Weekend Guide


Twinkle, twinkle.

What: Demetrius Oliver transforms The Print Center into an observatory with video installations, a wooden chamber to crawl inside, and a live feed of Sirius from a telescope mounted on the roof of The Franklin Institute.
Why: Get there fast — the exhibit is open only when the star rises in the sky each night.
When: Thru Mar. 22. Tues.-Sat., 7-8 p.m. (weather permitting).
Where: 1614 Latimer St. (215-735-6090). Admission is free.

The Download
Fitness apps, exercise videos, and healthy-living fodder that caught our eye.
Why: Short and sweaty workouts, an app that socializes your class schedule, and our very own gym playlist.
When: No time like the present.
Where: At dailycandy.com.

Bhldn Sample Sale

What: Score wedding gowns marked as low as $100 at the collection’s first-ever sample sale. (Prepare to stand in your skivvies — there are no dressing rooms.)
Why: You’ve had your eye on those Delphine Manivet and Catherine Deane dresses for months.
When: Sat., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: The Navy Yard, 5000 S. Broad St., bldg. 3.

Other Desert Cities
What: In the Pulitzer-nominated play, chaos ensues when a writer returns home to Palm Springs and threatens to spill her family’s secrets in her upcoming memoir.
Why: Your clan has nothing on this one in the drama department.
When: Thru Mar. 2. Schedule at walnutstreettheatre.org.
Where: Walnut Street Theatre, 825 Walnut St. (215-574-3550). Tickets ($10-$85) at 800-982-2787 or walnutstreettheatre.org.

Searching for Philadelphia Book Talk
What: Local architect and author David S. Traub discusses his tome filled with black and white photos of oft-overlooked sites.
Why: He captures the magic of hidden courtyards and architectural gems you’ve stumbled past dozens of times.
When: Tonight, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch St. (215-569-3186). Admission is free.

Fishtown Beer Runners

What: Join dozens of runners on three- to five-mile jaunts that end in bars across town.
Why: Who needs coconut water when you have whiskey and Coke? 
When: Every Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: Starts at 2346 E. Susquehanna Ave.

Photo: Demetrius Oliver, Heliometric, 2014 / Courtesy of The Print Center, Philadelphia.

The Navy Yard
5000 S Broad St
bldg 3
Philadelphia, PA 19112
Fishtown Beer Runners
2346 E Susquehanna Ave
bt Memphis & Cedar Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19125
1218 Arch St
bt N 12th & N 13th Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19107
825 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1614 Latimer St
Philadelphia, PA 19103