Reading Terminal Market’s Annual Scrapplefest March 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Free! No it’s not apple scraps! It’s actually something weirder... Kind of like a sausage made from pork-scraps, cornmeal and spices, cooked together and left to cool in a loaf pan, scrapple has been living in the shadow of other breakfast meats for too long. Each year Reading Terminal gives this meat a chance to shine and now is that time (It’s a Philly thing). The event consists of scrapple–tasting, cooking demonstrations from local chefs and a recipe contest. There will even be vegan options (if you’re not too disgusted by an event that involves non–vegan scrapple sculptures).
Project Capucci Fashion Competitions Philadelphia Museum of Art April 1, 5–8:45 p.m. $12 for students In conjunction with the PMA’s newest exhibition Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion, the museum presents two “Project Capucci” fashion competitions between design students from the Art Institute, Drexel University, Philadelphia University and a separate contest for students from Moore College of Art & Design. There will be a live DJ, specialty cocktails and small plates prepared by STARR Events. Strut yo stuff!
Spies, Traitors & Saboteurs: Fear and Freedom in America National Constitution Center Now–May 30 $14 for students This exhibit, organized by the International Spy Museum, is a fresh look into the challenges of keeping the United States safe while still maintaining the freedoms that all Americans have grown to cherish and expect. The exhibit features relevant historical artifacts as well as touch–screen Polling Stations and other hi–tech gadgets and interactive programs. Be a spy for a day and gain intelligence while doing it (get it?)!
Superior Donuts Arden Theater Now–April 3 $29–$48 (tickets available online) Full of witty banter and laugh–out–loud humor, this play written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright Tracy Letts is sure to simultaneously keep you laughing and thinking about life’s deeper issues. The play’s action takes place at (you guessed it) a run–down donut shop in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood, but the play’s message transcends all boundaries. Besides, when was the last time you went to the theater? And let’s be honest, you spent more than that to get to last week’s downtown.