Looking for some fun things to do in Philly? We’ve got you covered.
Spa Pop Up at the W Philadelphia
The W has made it their mission this New Year to partner with local, small businesses to bring one-of-a-kind experiences to their guests spanning from health trends to beauty must-haves. And they all have an emphasis on well-being. This weekend, the W Philadelphia will be bringing Callowhill Greens to their spa, AWAY, to help fuel your body, fuel your workout and fuel your glow. Founded by Christie Desir, Callowhill Greens is a wellness and beauty café at 18th and Callowhill, and while at the spa (from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday) they will be offering beauty and detox elixirs from their nutricosmetics line. According to a news release, these refreshers work from within to clear skin, support a healthy gut, relieve stress and enhance mood. Another experience called the Lex Effect will also be available. This is a 35-minute private training session with Alexis Guss of the Lex Effect, followed by a detox body treatment (composed of a full-body AHA peel and wrap, which drains tissues and boosts the body’s natural detoxification systems). The release also states it’s the perfect self-care treatment after the Lex Effect’s low-impact, high-energy, super-toning sculpt class. Semi-privates can be accommodated for groups up to six and to book, you can call the AWAY Spa at 215-608-1000 or email [email protected].
1439 Chestnut St., marriott.com
Art Star CRAP Bazaar
Shoppers can head to the Bourse Food Hall this Saturday and Sunday to peruse and purchase some items for a good cause. Art Star, the local boutique selling handmade and artist goods located inside the Bourse, will be hosting the CRAP Bazaar on Jan. 29 and Jan. 30 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. According to a news release, this fundraising event is a quirky take on the Art Star CRAFT Bazaar, with over 20 of the regular crafters selling off their “seconds” at huge discounts. Artists will be selling items that didn’t quite make the cut, samples, one-offs and items that are slightly “off” but still awesome, for a great price. The CRAP Bazaar aims to support artists and help the Philadelphia community. The release also goes on to state that Art Star is donating 25% of all profits that are made directly to two local non-profits — the ACLU of Pennsylvania and Modest Transitions: A Home for Inclusion & Healing, a local and sustainable Black-owned small business by textile designer Melanie Hasan who is on a mission to open a brick-and-mortar in Fishtown.
111 S. Independence Mall E., theboursephilly.com
Chestnut Hill on Ice
Chestnut Hill on Ice (Jan 28-29) features a slew of seasonal activities spanning from an iceless skating rink, live ice carvings, an ice bar and more — and there will be some new activities in it for 2022 as well. As a fan favorite, world-renowned ice sculptor Peter Slavin and his team from Ice Sculpture Philly will be there showing off their masterfully crafted ice sculptures along Germantown Avenue on Friday, Jan. 28 (from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, Jan. 29 (from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.). Another fan favorite is the iceless skating rink, which invites skaters of all ages every year to gear up and try out the 960 square-foot venue. Tickets are priced at $15 for this activity, and it’s recommended that you buy them in advance. The rink will be located at 150 E. Evergreen Ave. and will be open Saturday, Jan. 29, from noon to 5 p.m. To help with cold temperatures, warming stations will also be available in the form of fire pits located along Germantown Avenue, offering attendees the chance to warm up while enjoying warm adult- and children-friendly beverages and snacks. Stateside Vodka will also offer bottle sales at their mobile bar at Laurel Hill Gardens (8125 Germantown Ave.) on Friday and Saturday. Other activities and information about events such as their chili cook-off with local businesses, live music, axe throwing and more is available online.
Cycling Against Cervical Cancer
The Wellness Collective and City Fitness are teaming up this weekend to host a workout event to fight cervical cancer. On Saturday, Jan. 29, from 11 a.m. to noon, there will be a cycling class to support the efforts and mission of the National Cervical Cancer Awareness Coalition’s Philadelphia chapter at City Fitness’s East Market location. Proof of full vaccination is required and a donation for the cause is suggested for the class.
11 S. 12th St., eventbrite.com
Lunar New Year at Luk Fu
Starting this weekend, Luk Fu at Live! Casino and Hotel will celebrate the Year of the Tiger with a limited Lucky 8 chef-driven menu and sake selections from Jan. 27 to Feb. 6. According to a news release, the menu is complete with eight authentic dishes known to bring good luck such as abalone herb soup, stir fried duck tongue, lobster and much more. The restaurant will be decorated with traditional, festive Lunar New Year decor, including hanging lights and red lanterns, glowing moon centerpieces and tiger sculptures to celebrate.
900 Packer Ave., philadelphia.livecasinohotel.com
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre
The official description reads: Celebrating over 60 years of unparalleled artistry, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater never fails to remind us of the power of dance to bring people together. These dancers dazzle with their trademark technical brilliance and passionate energy and bring audiences to their feet at every performance. Alvin Ailey will hit the stage at the Academy of Music on Kimmel Cultural Campus this Friday (Jan. 28th) at 7:30 pm.
240 S Broad St., kimmelculturalcampus.org