Make Bugbots With Art in the Age!
In their quest to bring upon the inevitable robot uprising, next Wednesday, May 12th, from 6pm to 8:30pm, the folks from the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education are working with Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction (those are some long names) to host a Bugbots workshop.
What are Bugbots? According to Art in the Age, “they’re little kits that gather solar energy and release it in bursts to power two small motors, similar to the ones your cell phone needs to vibrate, which in turn causes them to scoot around randomly. Much like bugs.”
Old Timey Candies @ Art in the Age!
Art in the Age sure does love nostalgia, what with their old fashion prints and vintage-inspired dresses. Rather than make you reminisce about art or clothing from years past however, they’re up to something new. This time, it’s all about candy.
Recently, Art in the Age have started selling classic Root Beer Barrel candies, in quarter pound sacks for $2.50. You can also purchase root beer rock candy at $1.25 a stick, which they recommend for ROOT cocktails.
They’ve also added a number of classic chocolates to the shop, inspired by candies from the early 1900’s. Check them out, here.
Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction
116 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
Mother's Day at Art in the Age!
Old City / Society Hill
Altogether peaceful and pleasant during the day, this area explodes with an influx of people in the evenings. North of Market Street you’ll cruise through vintage fashion stores and established art galleries in addition to the chic, design-oriented spaces accounted for below. A more southern route will reveal bars, clubs and other such venues that definitely cater to a rowdier crowd. What’s more, as a designated historical district, you’re sure to find significant landmarks and architecture to observe at every turn.
That's what I want.
If you follow developments in the cocktail world, then you're aware of the explosion of bitters, the revival of defunct or obscure ingredients like Creme Yvette and genever, and at long last the availability of non-rotgut unaged whiskeys. I strongly suspect in the next couple years you'll be hearing about the creation of "distinctly American" spirits. Cocktails have always been a Tex-Mex/Japanese pizza sort of fusion of European spirits (gin, liqueurs, etc), medicinal products (tonic water, bitters), and citrus, in a uniquely American combination. Some of those spirits have settled down and relocated on our soil -- bourbon and American rye are certainly much more common in cocktails than Scotch or Irish whiskey, there are distinctly American styles of gin, and distilleries like Prichard's and Tuthilltown Spirits have reclaimed rum distilling, once the most common distilled product in the US.
For starters, plant yourself in front of some pros
Need some expert advice? In the market for cool gardening stuff? Start with the pros at your local nursery and check the calendar of events at these gardening resources.
Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 100 N. 20th St., 215-988-8800, www.pennsylvaniahorticulturalsociety.org.
PHS offers free workshops at various locations around town. Call 215-988-8872 for locations and info about these upcoming programs.