On Saturday, February 9th, Spiral Q Puppet Theater hosted its annual Valentine’s weekend fund raiser to support its mission of education and social activism. Let me tell ya, these folks not only know how to make puppets, they know how to throw a party.

– A Great Venue: Girard College’s Founders Hall is impressive. For this native Philadelphian, it was interesting to set foot behind this private boarding school’s ten foot walls.

Plenty of local microbrews with Manayunk Brewing draft and bottles from Victory and Dock Street.

– An endless amount of delicious treats of all shapes and sweetnesses donated by local businesses including Naked Chocolate Café, Bonte Wafflerie, The Night Kitchen Bakery and many more.

– New York City’s Rude Mechanical Orchestra is a great party band. Mainly a street act, this punky brass marching band blurred the line between performers and audience, successfully getting much of the room up and dancing.

– Interesting attendees of all types. I ran into some fellow urban explorers I met last fall at American Philosophical Society’s We Are Here expedition.

Local artists, including Isaiah Zagar, donated works for a silent auction, at prices that were well within the reach of many.

If you didn’t make it this year, I suggest you keep your eyes open for next year’s Q-LICIOUS. It should be just as much fun.

Keep your eyes on Spiral Q Puppet Theater for more great events!

Spiral Q Puppet Theater
3114 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 222-6979


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  1. Boy are you right! The Q throws a super party… and even though I arrived too late to see Ms. Martha Graham Cracker perform, i did catch the Rude Mechanical Orch and a great DJ after… AND i actually won my silent auction. I never win those things.

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