Here's the Plan

kris chau!

Make it picture-perfect.

SEE
Puppy Face
What: Kris Chau’s solo show filled with winsome paintings of girls and pooches, plus a slew of her screen-prints for cheap.
Why: Fall in puppy love.
When: Fri., 6-10 p.m.
Where: Topstitch Boutique, 54 N. Third St. (215-238-8877).

BOOK
A Valentine’s Weekend Treatment
What: Tack on the all-natural strawberry exfoliator or chocolate mask to any facial for free.
Why: Get ready for your close-up.
When:
Make an appointment (while there’s space) for Feb. 13 & 14.
Where:
Juju Spa & Organics, 728 S. Fourth St. (215-922-3235).

SEE
The Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia

What: A diverse roundup of comedies, documentaries, and dramas from the Holy Land.
Why: You’ve got your eyes on the tribe.
When: Sat.-Mar. 20.
Where: Around town. See schedule online at iffphila.com.

EAT
Thoreau Vegetarian Grille Opens
What: Chef Mike Jackson uses local produce to whip up meat-free fare like macadamia black bean cakes and tamarind peanut noodles.
Why: It’s far from garden variety.
When: Tues.-Thurs., 4:30-10 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 4:30-11 p.m.
Where: 1033 Spring Garden St. (215-232-9001).

SHOP
Cupcakes and Champagne Event
What:
Make a Valentine’s wish list (to be sent to your beau), watch a trunk show of colorful Carmelita Couture frocks, and get hair and makeup tips from Carie Brescia and Pileggi on the Square.
Why: Give the guy a hint.
When: Fri., 5-7 p.m.
Where: Pileggi Boutique, 715 Walnut St. (215-922-3526).

Art: Kris Chau / Courtesy of Topstitch Boutique

LOCATIONS
Thoreau Vegetarian Grille
1033 Spring Garden St
@ 11th St
Philadelphia, PA 19123
728 S 4th St
bt Monroe & Fitzwater Sts
Philadelphia, PA 19147
215-922-3235
54 N 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-238-8877
715 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
215-922-3526
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