It’s sew crazy.
What: Examine Sheila Frank’s latest collection of intricate, hand-sewn dresses inspired by the sooty hues of the Industrial Revolution.
Why: Enjoy cocktails while admiring artist Anne Schaefer’s mood-setting backdrop.
When: Closing reception, Fri., 6-8 p.m. Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: Moore College of Art & Design, InSights Gallery, 1916 Race St. (215-965-4000). Admission is free.
Three Potato Four Barn Sale
What: Raid the huge space for vintage treasures like maps, signs, and furniture ($1-$1,000) during the last weekend of every month.
Why: Owners Stu Eli and Janet Morales scour flea markets near and far so you don’t have to.
When: Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 376 Shurs Ln., bldg. a, Manayunk (267-335-3633).
Le Virtù to Go
What: Load your cart with just-made pancetta, duck prosciutto, and other Abruzzese specialties ($8-$13) from the authentic Italian eatery.
Why: Try passing off the lamb ragu ($13) as your own at your next dinner party.
When: Mon.-Thurs., noon-8 p.m.; Fri., noon-9 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Green Aisle Grocery, 1618 E. Passyunk Ave. (215-465-1411).
What: The newest coffee shop on the block serves java from award-winning PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. and grub from Marathon.
Why: Twenty percent of proceeds is earmarked for local and international charities.
When: Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m.-10 p.m; Sat. & Sun., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: 207 S. 15th St. (215-475-8221).
Photo: Gabrielle Lavin / Courtesy of DesignLab