5 fun things to do in Philly this week, Jan. 20-23

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Looking for fun and unique things to do in Philly this week? Metro has you covered.

5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Stan Hochman Unfiltered

Philadelphia sportswriter Stan Hochman’s legacy as a pivotal figure in local sports is captured in a new book. Gloria Hochman, the late columnist’s wife and a fellow writer compiled almost 100 of his columns in “Stan Hochman Unfiltered”. This new collection of his writing captures the height of his career as a sportswriter in addition to an appearance in “Rocky V” when he played a cranky sportswriter. See Gloria speak about writing the book and honoring her late husband through his work. Philadelphia sportswriter Ray Didinger will also join this event.

Jan. 21, 7 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St., Free, barnesandnoble.com

Art in the Age Pairing Dinner

Head to spirit and home bar boutique Art in the Age for a very special pairing dinner. 2016 Chef Katie Briggs of Eclectik Domestic teams up with the Old City spirit shop to create a four-course prix fixe menu with expertly paired cocktails. Enjoy a classic winter meal of quail and root veggies paired with a mulled wine Negroni for the main course, and you won’t want to miss this dessert. Chef Briggs’ will prepare a brown butter crème brûlée to go with a brown butter old fashioned. Briggs is a Philadelphia-based chef, activist, and James Beard Women in Culinary Leadership recipient.

Jan. 21, 6 p.m.-8 p.m., Art in the Age, 116 N 3rd St. St., $100, artintheage.com

DANCE UP CLOSE Tori Lawrence

Artist and dancer Tori Lawrence invites audiences to take a closer look during this inaugural performance of the Dance Up Close series. The mid-winter dance festival shines the spotlight on Philadelphia dancers to welcome audiences to a new type of performance experience. Lawrence is currently an artist-in-residence at Chez Bushwick in Brooklyn and has been featured in festivals around the world.

Jan. 22-23, Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N American St. St., $10-15, danceboxoffice.com

Butchering at the Boucherie

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to learn about butchering during an event that’s equal parts educational and delicious. Join chef Nicholas Elmi and Heather Thomason of Primal Supply Meats to learn more about the art of butchery and how specific techniques create some of your favorite dishes. The chefs will take guests through cutting techniques and choosing the best pieces for charcuterie. Speaking of which, enjoy charcuterie and other snacks a la carte while sipping on pig-themed cocktails featuring Lansdale-based distillery Boardroom Spirits. Ticket price includes one drink ticket.

Jan. 23, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., Royal Boucherie, 52 S 2nd St., $25, royalboucherie.com

Science After Hours: Roaring 20s

The Franklin Institute kicks off their Franklin @ Night event series with an adults-only 1920s party to celebrate fashion and science from 100 years ago. Dress up in your finest Gatsby glamor and head to the museum for a night of exhibition exploration, libations and more. Don’t miss the chance to see a special display of technical advances from that time period and sample spirits from local distilleries. Upgrade to a VIP package for access to an exclusive private lounge with exciting demonstrations.

Jan. 23, 7 p.m., Franklin Institute, 271 N 21st St., $25-$45, fi.edu