Tasting and the Collection: Cognac
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Friday, 6:30-9 p.m.
The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
Taste and compare cognac while taking in the wondrous arts of the Barnes. Enjoy the tasting from 6:30-8 p.m., and have exclusive access of the gallery until 9 p.m.
Crowd Control at PhilaMOCA
Friday, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art
531 N. 12thSt.
$5-$10 donation, 267-519-9651
Friday is the opening night for this exhibit on DIY Philly's show photography. Shot by five local photographers, the photos focus on the crowd, rather than the band on stage. The event will be curated by local photographer and WKDU DJ Yoni Kroll and feature a live performance by two local bands, Pushin in 2 the Limit and American Spiritual.
That 1 guy & The Magic Pipe
Thursday, 8 p.m.
North Star Bar
2639 Poplar St.
The North Star Bar is the setting for one of the most imaginative one-man bands you will ever see. Mike Silverman is the creator of the Magic Pipe, a homemade instrument the likes of which you’ve probably never heard before. With over 150 live shows a year, you can be sure this guy is the real deal.
Thursday, 10 p.m.
The Dolphin Tavern
1539 S. Broad St.
This is not the kind of place you want to go to catch up with an old friend, but if you’re looking for a dance party complete with a light up wall, then this is where you should spend your Thursday night. Yes, they have a light up a wall.
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Saturday, 9 p.m.
Theatre of Living Arts
334 South St.
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks will be appearing this weekend at the TLA. Malkmus was the front man and songwriter of the influential 1990s alternative band Pavement. They are touring in support of their new album, “Wig Out at Jagbags,” which was released in January.
Josh Ritter Acoustic
Thursday, 8 p.m.
291 N. Keswick Ave.
Josh Ritter has been deemed one of the best living songwriters and is known for his Americana style and lyrics. His current acoustic tour is presenting his songs in their most raw and stripped down form. Josh Ritter’s seventhstudio album, “The Beast in its Tracks,” was released last March.
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
Helium Comedy Club
2031 Sansom St.
Adam Ferrara is stopping in Philly this weekend for a few shows. He is best known for his roles in TV shows, “Top Gear” and “Rescue Me,” as well as appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, “The Late Show with David Letterman” and “The Opie and Anthony Show.” Ferrara has also been nominated twice by the American Comedy Awards for best male stand-up.
ARTS AND CRAFTS
Needle Felting: From Fleece to Fantastic
Sunday, March 2, 1-4 p.m.
Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania
100 E. Northwestern Ave.
It’s finally time to dust off those felting needles and put them to good use. This course will teach felting techniques and students will create their own felted jewelry, ornament or sculpture to take home.
Philadelphia Romantic Couples Yoga
Friday, 8 p.m.
Synergy by Jasmine
3901 Main St., Manayunk
Here's a romantic date night idea for you with a twist — literally. Meditate, bless and pose with your partner and build a closer, more romantic and more soulful relationship. Or at least work up a sweat. Following yoga, learn the art of the Thai massage.
Mummers Mardi Gras
Saturday, 3-9 p.m.
The Piazza at Schmidts
1001 N. 2nd St.
Jacky Bam Bam of 93.3 WMMR hosts this party with hopes of getting Philly on the map for Mardi Gras, featuring music by Quaker String Band, South Philadelphia String Band Inc. and many others. Expect the usual Mummers glitz, with crazy costumes, stilts and over-the-top performances.