The Weekend Guide

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Free Champagne
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.
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).

Independent Screen
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

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121 S 17th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
International House
3701 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19130
715 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
1201 Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125