Three Excellent Events Where Having Fun Raises Funds In Philly This Week

Housed in the Ice Box Project Space at Crane Arts (shown here during an InLiquid Arts event), the RAIR Trash Bash party and silent auction offers up the chance to score work by renowned artists in support of great programming. (Image courtesy InLiquid)

Revelry in Philadelphia can mean so much more than a great dinner or excellent cocktail. This week, Philly venues host multiple merry events that appeal to both a sense of fun and passionate interests.

Whether interests lie in the environment, history or art, these upcoming events will satisfy every kind of do-gooder.

• RAIR Trash Bash

Within Revolution Recovery, a 3.5-acre recycling facility in Northeast Philadelphia, lives RAIR — Recycled Artist in Residency, a program built to tap art and design to raise awareness about sustainability. This Wednesday, join in supporting RAIR’s environmentally conscious arts initiatives by hitting up what’s sure to be a hip party at the Crane Arts Building with drinks, snacks, artist sightings, and a special exhibit and silent auction of artwork by friends of RAIR — a group that includes the likes of Shelly Spector, Mary Mattingly, Steven Dufala and Billy Dufala.

When: Wednesday, November 11, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Crane Arts, 1400 N. American Street

The Print Center Centennial Street Party

Throw down to celebrate 100 years of incredible exhibitions of photography and printmaking by The Print Center with a late-night bash this Saturday. Following the black-tie gala, The Print Center Street Party takes over Latimer Street under the heated tent for a soiree with DJ Robert Drake, live printmaking and photographic entertainment, wine, cocktails, snacks, sweets and more. For philanthropists looking to support The Print Center in an even more significant way, consider attending the black-tie Print Center Centennial Gala at the Curtis Institute of Music’s Lenfest Hall earlier in the evening (tickets start at $500).

When: Saturday, November 14, 9 p.m.-midnight
Where: 1600 Block of Latimer Street
Cost: $50-$100

The Woodlands Gobble Wobble

Head to West Philly this Saturday for a fun dash through the gorgeous grounds of The Woodlands, William Hamilton’s 18th-century estate, a 19th-century cemetery and a modern-day historic site and park. The site’s first-ever Gobble Wobble fundraiser takes runners through the historic grounds on a 5K fun run and registration includes a one-year membership to The Woodlands, post-run beers from new neighborhood spot Clarkville and the chance to win a Thanksgiving turkey from Mariposa Food Co-op.

When: Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Avenue


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