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Nigerian chef Tunde Wey is currently on a cross-country US tour showcasing the cuisine of his native country. When it hits Philly on Monday, there will be good food, but the goal of the dinner series is to get people thinking about “Blackness in America.” Here's why everyone from NPR to the New York Times to the Washington Post is paying attention.
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Sure, it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but this winter market-fest is back and ready to go. During this preview weekend you can ride the new-to-the-village carousel, pick up snacks and gifts and take the kids for an early visit with Santa.
Where: Dilworth Park at 1 S. 15th St. 19102
When: November 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
How much: Pay as you go
What does a popsicle shop do during the winter? Bake! The West Philly sweets nook is hosting a free sampling of seasonal pastries — place orders for Thanksgiving or holiday gifts.
Where: Lil Pop Shop at 265 S. 44th St. 19104
When: November 19, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
How much: Free
Why wait for Sunday morning when you can have French toast and bacon and poached eggs on Saturday night? Look for $5 Ballast Point and other beers, $5 wines and $6 Bloodies, mimosas and Sazaracs.
Where: Crow and the Pitcher at 267 S. 19th St. 19103
When: November 19, 2016 at 10:00 p.m. to November 20, 2016 at 2:00 a.m.
How much: Pay as you go
Adams County's Big Hill Ciderworks and Ploughman Cider are joining forces for a special market tasting table to prove that the best drink to pair with turkey and stuffing isn't wine at all, or even beer...but hard apple cider.
Where: Headhouse Farmers Market at 2nd & Lombard streets, 19147
When: November 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
How much: Free samples / bottles for sale
Follow along as an expert candler shows you how to create your own, including your own custom scent. Price includes supplies to make a 12-oz. candle. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and choose from three sessions at 10, 11 or 12.
Where: Ps & Qs: For Her at 1018 Pine St. 19107
When: November 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
How much: $25