The Weekend Guide

demarkersvan!

Time to untangle.

SEE
Lace in Translation
What:
Contemporary artists reinterpret lace using intricate techniques and unexpected materials.
Why: Net value.
When: Thru Apr. 3. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where:
The Design Center at Philadelphia University, 4200 Henry Ave. (215-951-2860).

DRINK
5 for 5. 5 to 7
What:
The new happy hour gives schwaggy well liquors the boot and serves a rotating selection of beer, wine, and yummy cheese plates for $5 each.
Why:
It’s easier to swallow.
When:
Mon.-Thurs., 5-7 p.m.
Where:
Tria Washington Square West, 1137 Spruce St. (215-629-9200).

HEAR
Charlotte Gainsbourg
What:
The breathy chanteuse sings tunes from her new album.
Why: Très magnifique.
When:
Fri., 9 p.m.
Where:
Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. (215-922-1011). Tickets at 877-598-8696 or online at livenation.com.

EAT

Center City District Restaurant Week
What:
Three-course dinners and lunches for great prices mean you can chow down without breaking the bank.
Why:
A waist is a terrible thing to mind.
When:
Starts Sun.
Where:
Participating restaurants online at centercityphila.org. For info, call 215-440-5500.

GIVE
Henry A. Davidsen Suit Drive for MenzFit
What: Donate a suit (or other professional men’s apparel) and enjoy complimentary Blue Coat cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts.
Why: It’s a shirt thing.
When: Tues., 6-8 p.m.
Where:
Union Trust, 717 Chestnut St. R.S.V.P. at 610-668-0164.

Art: Demakersvan, Lace Fence, 2009. Photo: Courtesy of Kerry Polite and The Design Center at Philadelphia University

LOCATIONS
The Design Center at Philadelphia University
4200 Henry Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144
1137 Spruce St
@ 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
215-629-9200
Union Trust
717 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-925-6000
334 South St
bt S 4th St & S Orianna St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-922-1011
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