Are you looking for fun and unique things to do in and around Philadelphia this weekend? We’ll cover you.
Kun-Yang Lin / dancer at theUptown! Knauer Performing Arts Center
Local dance troupe Kun-Yang Lin / Dancers will travel to West Chester for an evening premiere this weekend as part of their first domestic tour since the pandemic. Known for its deeply spiritual performances, the show will follow this weekend with unique shows of strength and creativity but with unprecedented choreography.
According to the publication, the company’s performance will include acclaimed repertoire including “Moon” (1994), a signature solo work, “Chi” (2002), a piece inspired by the ancient art forms of tai chi and calligraphy , “Santuario”. (2017), described as “breathtaking … deeply moving” (HuffPost) and a preview of the company’s latest work, “Fish & Girl”. This dynamic concert interweaves older pieces from the beginnings of KYL / D with relevant contemporary works that reflect social awareness around the topics of climate change, gun violence and the LGBTQIA2S + community. The evening ends with a Q&A, where the audience and the artists can exchange dialogues, questions, ideas and connections that have arisen while viewing and performing the work.
The show begins October 22nd at 7:30 PM and tickets (adults $ 32 and children under 12 years of age $ 27) are available online.
226 N. High St., West Chester, kyld.org
It’s no surprise that hailed as the city’s premier culinary event of the year, this event has figured out after 12 years how to delight guests with its offerings. For the 2021 event (Thursday, October 21, 7pm – 10pm), FEASTIVAL is returning for a personal showcase that will focus on the variety of culinary leadership and cuisine, as well as the resilience and endurance of the culinary arts scene in a brand new venue: The Budd, located in East Falls.
This year Audi FEASTIVAL is presenting a new mentoring program for culinary hopeful students from the region who team up with renowned chefs who take part in the event. However, some old favorites will return as well. The press release states that new and returning restaurants and bars will be attending the celebration to keep up the tradition of years gone by with an extensive selection of specialties, brews, craft cocktails and more that attendees will come to during the event Enjoy snacking and sipping. Some of the well known locations in Philadelphia participating in Audi FEASTIVAL are Mission Taqueria, Oyster House, a. Kitchen, Cheu Fishtown / Nunu, Hardena, Mike’s BBQ, La Chinesca, Urban Farmer Steakhouse, The Twisted Tail, Square 1682, Bing Bing Dim Sum and Irwin’s.
The event will also be packed with live performances throughout the evening, with a few highlights including Philadelphia-based choreographer and performance artist Gunnar Montana, acclaimed local dance company Brian Sanders’ JUNK, spirited drag performances from the Moon Baby, and more. General admission tickets will be available for $ 250 with entry at 7:00 p.m. This year, $ 400 VIP tickets will be available to allow guests to enjoy the festivities an hour before general admission.
The Budd (3431 Fox St.), pafringe.secure.force.com
Lumos Yoga & Barre
This weekend there are two events in this Fairmount yoga studio. Initially, this Saturday, October 23, Lumos Yoga & Barre will be offering one of their yoga classes at Self-Care & Self-Aware with an additional incentive – a guided self-examination and breast information session. The donation-based course begins with a calming but empowering Vinyasa Flow course led by Lumos instructor Alyssa Martin, and the exam and information session will follow led by state-certified gynecologist Dr. Dana Shanis. This event is a BYO mat (or you can rent one through Lumos) and costs $ 5-20 in cash with all proceeds going to benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer. You can register online for the course, which starts at 1 p.m.
The next day Lumos will also hold a healing sound bath meditation and yoga with the title “Autumn Transformation”. As stated in the press release, this deeply relaxing, meditative experience led by Lumos instructor Eunmi Chang takes you on a peaceful journey of healing and self-discovery. In these workshops this fall, students will adjust to these vibrations for deep relaxation along with a deep sense of peace and wellbeing. This special class on the 24th starts at 3:00 p.m. and costs $ 18 per session . Anyone who is interested can register online.
2001 Green Street, lumosyogaandbarre.com
Young Professionals Night at the Barnes Museum
Young Professionals Night is back at the Barnes Museum, and the theme this Friday is Rebel, Rebel Celebrates the ‘Suzanne Valadon: model, painter, rebel Exhibition. This means that the clothing should be strong colors, eye-catching patterns or shimmering metallic colors. This Young Professionals Night will activate the indoor and outdoor areas of the Barnes with music (by Res and DJ Xtina) and bars in both areas. The Barnes will set the stage with art, style, sips and beats and the Philadelphians can explore all that this artful event has to offer. The Young Professionals Night takes place from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and tickets cost USD 15 for members and USD 35 for GA.
2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, barnesfoundation.org