By Katherine Mahoney By Katherine Mahoney | February 2, 2023 | Food & Drink Feature Events Art
Bundle up this February and watch your winter woes melt away with these all-month-long events.Miriam Carpenter’s “Bliss”
Vessel: Embodiment, Autonomy and Ornament in Wood
Knock on wood that you have the chance to visit the inspirational exhibition that takes both the artists and viewers back to the fundamentals of art and daily life. From the wood burning in our fireplaces to the luxe furniture in our living room, wood is all around us. In this exhibition, artists like Humaira Abid, Michael Bauermeister, Vivian Chiu and more examine this paramount material as a vessel while taking viewers on a trip through reflection, empowerment and spiritual awareness. The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. Third St., 215.923.8000, centerforartinwood.org
Forward Motion Ballet at the Philadelphia Ballet
Plie and glisser your way to see the work of three world-renowned choreographers at the Philadelphia Ballet’s Forward Motion performance. Featuring world premieres from Andonis Foniadakis, Hope Boykin and Juliano Nunes, this continuation of Philadelphia Ballet’s New Works series is the perfect show for an early Valentine’s Day celebration or a girls night out. Perelman Theater, 215.893.1999, philadelphiaballet.org
Galentine’s at Louie Louie
Fall head over heels with this ultimate girls night out at Louie Louie. Just a few days before Valentine’s Day, celebrate your sisters before your misters this year with a complimentary cocktail from Botanist Gin, on-site shopping and a make-your-own flower bouquet from Bloom Bar. Including vendors like Body + Beauty Lab, Brkfst in March, REALM Fine + Fashion Jewelry and many more, nothing could make this Galentine’s Day any sweeter. 3611 Walnut St., eventbrite.com
Travel to the future with Empathitrax, a dark and funny sci-fi love story that is perfect for this month of love. Written by Phillyraised, Brooklyn-based actress and writer Ana Nogueira, this story is premiering in Philadelphia for the first time with the promise of emotional intimacy through mirroring real life experiences. Philadelphia Theatre Company, The Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St., 215.985.0420, philatheatreco.org
Cupid’s Chase 5K Run
Returning for its 15th anniversary, this national race celebrating Community Options is back. Every year, runners, jogg ers, walkers and sponsors join forces to raise money and awareness for supporting housing and employment for people with disabilities. Th is year, take to the Philadelphia Zoo and get ready to run this Cupid’s 5K. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave., 609.951.9900, allittakes.comop.org
From dusk to dawn, the Aizuru Quartet will take you on an emotional journey with its annual Philadelphia Chamber Music Society concert. Take to the Perelman Theater and prepare for an evening of moving melodies starting with cellist Karen Ouzounian’s adaptation of Clara Schumann’s “Ich stand in dunkeln Träumen” and ending with Haydn’s “Sunrise” quartet. Perelman Theater, 300 S. Broad St., 215.893.1999, kimmelculturalcampus.org
Jack Whitehall: Jackarse Tour
With only 14 tour stops across the United States and Canada, award-winning actor, comedian, presenter and writer Jack Whitehall is kicking off his tour’s North American leg in Philly. From starring alongside Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt in Disney’s Jungle Cruise to traveling the world with his father in his Netflix show Travels With My Father, Whitehall has many tales to tell and even more jokes to crack on his tour. Miller Theater, 250 S. Broad St., 215.893.1999, kimmelculturalcampus.org
Don’t miss out on Billy Strings at Etess Arena.
Whether you are a bluegrass fan or a classic rock aficionado, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and musician Billy Strings has you covered in his newest album, Me/And/Dad. Join Strings at Atlantic City’s Hard Rock Live and get ready for some of his recent hits, including “In the Morning Light” and “Heartbeat of America.” Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena, 1000 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, N.J., 609.449.1000, hardrockhotelatlanticcity.com
Philly Chocolate, Wine & Whiskey Festival
What’s sweeter than chocolate? Chocolate, wine and whiskey. Enjoy unlimited booze and chocolate in every form imaginable at this Philly fest: Think handrolled truffles, chocolate fondue and cupcakes. The cherry on top? Different flavors of boozy milkshakes will be released every hour to continue your sugar rush. Philly Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks, 484.382.3221, chocolatewinewhiskey.com
Carrie Underwood won Country Artist of 2022 at the 2022 People’s Choice Awards.
Get ready to be “Blown Away” this month as you sing along to top country hits like “Cowboy Casanova” and “Hate My Heart” by Carrie Underwood and special guest Jimmie Allen during her Denim and Rhinestones tour. Dance the night away knowing that a portion of your ticket will go to supporting charities and organizations. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., 215.336.3600, wellsfargocenterphilly.com
Reading Terminal Market’s Party for the Market raises money for the nonprofit Reading Terminal Market Corporation.
Party for the Market
For 130 years, the Reading Terminal Market has been a staple in the Philly area. This year, join the market for its annual Party for the Market and get ready for a night filled with live entertainment, endless bites and to-die-for cocktails. Reflect on the past and look toward the future with this year’s Time After Time theme as you help preserve this famous farmers market. Reading Terminal Market, 51 N. 12th St., 215.922.2317, readingterminalmarket.org
Photography by: JOHN CARLANO; JOSHUA BLACK WILKINS; COURTESY OF: CARRIE UNDERWOOD; COURTESY OF: READING TERMINAL MARKET