New Exhibit: A Museum in the Making
Before it was a museum, the Betsy Ross House was just a tavern with a sign in the front window that read “First Flag of the US Made in this House.” In 1898, a group of citizens formed the American Flag House and Betsy Ross Memorial Association, purchased the house, and transformed the building into a treasured landmark. See their story through archival photographs and one-of-a-kind museum artifacts.
Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street, 215.629.4026, HistoricPhiladelphia.org/betsy-ross-house/
Partway To Freedom: Excerpts & Round Table Discussion
On February 23, join award-winning Pennsylvania composer Cynthia Cozette for an exciting new opera portraying the heroic efforts of African Americans during the Civil War. Excerpts from this rousing opera will be performed and be immediately followed by a round table discussion on African American participation in the Civil War.
Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org
LXR&CO Shop-in-Shop at Century 21 Department Store
Century 21 has cleared a section of their lower level to create a “shop-in-shop” featuring LXR&CO, a company specializing in vintage goods. Shop for handbags, scarves, small leather goods and estate jewelry from designers like Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Burberry, Hermès, Gucci, Cartier and more. Prices will be between 30 and 90 percent off retail.
Century 21, 821 Market Street, 215.922.2121, C21Stores.com
Forever 21 Comes to Chestnut Street
The bastion of “fast fashion” comes to Center City! The new store encompasses nearly 20,000 square feet over two floors. With H&M, Nordstrom’s Rack, UNIQLO and Express, Chestnut Street is the place to go for the aspiring sartorialist.
Forever 21, 1708 Chestnut Street, Forever21.com
Wing Bowl May Be Over, But Jake’s Sandwich Board Has You Covered
If you like classic Philly foods and eating really quickly, you could score a free feast at this sandwich specialist. If you take less than 45 minutes to consume a two-foot cheesesteak, four soft pretzels, a box of TastyKakes, 24 mini peanut chews and a cherry soda, the whole thing is free. Otherwise, it’s $34.95. Finish it off in time and you get your mugshot on the wall of fame.
Jake's Sandwich Board, 122 South 12th Street, 215.922.0102, JakesSandwichBoard.com