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philadelphia fashion week!

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Philadelphia Fashion Week

What: Who needs New York when international and local designers are sending creations down the runway on your home turf?
Why: Marina Makaron Moscow’s vividly printed silk dresses make us wish it were already spring.
When: Thru Sat. Schedule online at philadelphiafashionweek.org.
Where: 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd St. Tickets ($35-$125) online at philadelphiafashionweek.ticketleap.net.

Temple of the Lotus Opens
What: Drop by for a yoga class, schedule an appointment for an ayurvedic treatment, or simply sneak a peek at the airy space where the botanically infused line of Aromabliss products is made.
Why: We’re dying to try the Soma Rose Nectar Ritual ($153).
When: Schedule online at templeofthelotus.com.
Where: 1527 South St., b/t 15th & 16th Sts., 2nd flr. (215-605-3415).

Philly area attorney Larry Levin tells the heartwarming story of adopting a severely injured puppy that was used as bait in a dogfighting ring. The subtitle is “The Dog Only a Family Could Love,” but after reading the book, we seriously doubt that.
Why: October is Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month.
When: You can knock it out this weekend or save it for a winter’s day.
Where: Online at amazon.com, $13.50.

What: Watch out for flying objects and electric sparks in the campy rendition of the Stephen King classic.
Why: You haven’t seen this much blood since your last Gwar concert.
When: Thru Nov. 7.
Where: Underground Arts at The Wolf Building, 340 N. 12th St., entrance on Callowhill St. Tickets ($23-$29) online at bratproductions.ticketleap.net.

Crafting with Lotta Jansdotter

What: Learn to make nifty stenciled wool coasters with instruction from the Brooklyn-based designer.
Why: Pick up a copy of her new book, Handmade Living: a Fresh Take on Scandinavian Style, and you’re well on your way to becoming a domestic goddess.
When: Sun., 1-2 p.m.
Where: Terrain at Styer’s, 914 Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills (610-459-2400). Tickets ($15) online at shopterrain.com.

Photo: Courtesy of Marina Makaron Moscow

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1527 South St
bt 15th & 16th Sts, 2nd flr
Philadelphia, PA 19146
The Wolf Building
340 N 12th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
914 Baltimore Pike
Glen Mills, PA 19342
23rd Street Armory
22 S 23rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19103