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February 2014



Fairmount food crawl

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The Fairmount neighborhood held its first-ever food crawl Feb. 23, when 13 neighborhood restaurants divvied up a whole pig and served portions as they wished. Entrée’s ranged between $2 and $4 and drink specials varied by restaurant. Participating locations included Ryebread, Fare Restaurant, Urban Saloon, Jack’s Firehouse, London Grill, Mugshots Coffeehouse and Rembrandt’s among others. People from all over Philadelphia congregated on Fairmount Avenue on the sunny day in attempt to beat the Fairmount Community Development Corporation’s challenge to “eat a whole pig in one day” by visiting each of the participating locations, which served food between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Mugshots Coffeehouse featured a bacon, lettuce, tomato and apple sandwich, while Tela’s Market & Kitchen gave out free pork rinds with guacamole and Rembrandt’s served ribs. For a full list of participating locations and more information, click here.



January 2014



Sarah Sze. at The Fabric Workshop and Museum

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The Fabric Workshop and Museum located on 1214 Arch Street is currently hosting installations by artist Sarah Sze. Spectators can tour the three floors of the exhibition at no cost.

Sze molds commonplace objects into intricate and sophisticated presentations that leave viewers questioning both the triviality and significance of the familiar. In one room, viewers are surrounded by what looks like massive boulders, while in another room viewers walk, guided by tiny spotlights on the floor, through a stream of altered newspapers. Through her work, Sze invokes a sense of wonder and puzzlement that challenges current perceptions of time and space. Her work been featured in museums around the world.

The Fabric Workshop and Museum is open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.