Philly playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes wrote this intense drama based in and around Philadelphia, the second in a trilogy of plays about one family. The first was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; this middle installment won the Pulitzer in 2012.
More than 5,000 colorful orchids are on display, hanging from baskets, draped along walls and arranged in artful ways. Bring the young’uns to one of Longwood’s OrKID Days for a scavenger hunt in the conservatory, storytelling and hands-on activities.
FOOD + DRINK
Chocolate and Beer Pairings
Thursday, Jan. 30, 630 to 830 p.m. Rick Nichols Room, Reading Terminal Market 51 N. 12th Street $35 215-386-5211 www.fairfoodphilly.org
Fair Food Farmstand had us at chocolate — and at beer. John Doyle of John & Kira’s Chocolates will spill the cocoa beans about artisanal chocolate making and sourcing local ingredients while attendees taste the chocolate treats alongside a selection of craft beers from Yards.
In 4712, break your New Year’s diet for a night and indulge in a 10-course traditional Chinese banquet, complete with ginger and scallion double lobster to give you power and energy, braised oysters to usher in prosperity in business and wealth, and fried dough for a happy family life.
The Echoes of their Wings: The Life and Legacy of the Passenger Pigeon
Did you know at one time the passenger pigeon was the most abundant bird in North America? Joel Greenburg’s new book, “A Feathered River Across the Sky” chronicles the strange journey of the now-extinct bird, which disappeared 100 years ago. Greenberg will share some of his vast knowledge about natural resources in an illustrated presentation and sign copies of the book.
Thursday, Jan. 30, 10 p.m. Silk City 435 Spring Garden Street $5 after 11 p.m. 215-592-8838 www.silkcityphilly.com
DJs Luke Goodman and Sylo provide the eclectic beats. Party late into the night and remember: There’s an attached diner where you can take a break and fuel up for the next round of dancing.
Squeeze into your neon spandex, spray up your hair and head to World Cafe Live, where revered ’80s cover band Jessie’s Girl will play hits by Madonna, Michael Jackson and more. But it’s not just a band on a stage — expect props, costumes, confetti and audience participation.
Friday, Jan. 31 and Saturday, Feb. 1, 8:30 p.m. Electric Factory 421 N. 7th St. $27.55 to $38.35 215-627-1332 www.electricfactory.info
Philly’s own Dr. Dog is playing two shows at Electric Factory this weekend, so show these local boys some brotherly love! They’re here in support of their seventh full-length album, “B-Room."