What: Sidle up to a bartender at the Palomar’s Square 1682 and say “bubbly.” Watch a free glass of Pol Blanc sparkling wine appear.
Why: Toast the new restaurant gratis.
When: Thru Nov. Mon.-Thurs., 2:30 p.m.-1 a.m.; Fri. & Sat., 2:30 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 2:30 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 121 S. 17th St. (215-563-5008).
Northern Liberties Variety Show
What: Watch local talent like last year’s fabulous Cabaret Filet perform musical and comedy acts at the eighth annual show to benefit the Katrina Mansfield Fund.
Why: From hilarious to hilariously bad.
When: Sun., 7 p.m.
Where: Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. (215-739-9684).
What: Pileggi Boutique gives 15 percent of one shopping day’s proceeds to help expand the Peace School in Uganda. Treats provided by Coco’s.
Why: Give yourself a present that gives back.
When: Thurs., 4-7 p.m.
Where: 715 Walnut St. (215-922-3526).
What: The visually arresting, avant-garde films In and Testing from local director Ted Knighton (Best Experimental Short Film, Philadelphia Film Festival ’06) screen at the I House as part of a feature on area talent.
Why: Is this thing on?
When: Thurs., 7 p.m.
Where: International House, 3701 Chestnut St. (215-387-5125).
Marcel Wanders: Daydreams
What: An exhibit created specifically for the PMA by Collab that traces the Dutch design rock star’s favorite projects over the last twenty years.
Why: Prototypes, personal editions, and objects never before shown. Sounds dreamy.
When: Sun.-June 13. Reception, Sat., 7 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. (215-763-8100). Tickets at 215-235-7469 or online at philamuseum.org.
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