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9 Ways to Enjoy Art With Booze in Philadelphia

by Polly Math on Oct 28, 2013 in Roundups
9 Ways to Enjoy Art With Booze in Philadelphia

Bring out your inner Chagall with Champagne, your Rodin with rum, and your Bourdain with Bordeaux when you explore your artist within. Sipping socially is good, but wouldn’t adding a fun activity or learning something new make it better? If you agree, don a beret or toque blanche and check-out this list of different ways to get artistic with a drink by your side. No previous experience required.

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Paint Night “Drink Creatively”
Where: A bar near you
When: All days except Fridays. Times vary.
Details: Two hour, local artist instructor leads “social painting” classes. They provide the tools, material, and even smocks. You BYOB.
Cost: $45

Dr Sketchy “Anti-Art School”
Where: Arch Enemy Arts (109 Arch St.)
When: Monthly
Details: “Draw glamorous underground performers in an atmosphere of boozy conviviality.” Basic supplies are provided, or you can bring your own. Read the FAQ for more info. Admission comes with one free drink ticket, and you are welcome to BYOB, too.
Cost: $15 General Admission; $12 Student; $8 observer

Sip + Sketch “Drawing class meets happy hour”
Where: Queen Village Art Center (514 Bainbridge St.)
When: First and third Thursdays of every month. 6:30 - 9:00
Details: Basic materials and wine are provided, and you are welcome to bring your own materials as well.
Cost: $10 at the door

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The Clay Studio “Go ahead, get a little dirty”
Where: The Clay Studio (137-139 N. 2nd St.)
When: One Friday each month. These fill up fast, so plan way ahead.
Details: It’s called “Date Night,” but it’s not just for couples. Instructors walk students through a few simple projects. Beer, wine, light snacks, clay and tools are included. Dress for mess.
Cost: $30 for members; $35 non-members

Expressive Hand “Thirsty Thursday”
Where: Expressive Hand (622 S. 9th St.)
When: Third Thursday of every month, 7–9 PM
Details: BYOB ceramic painting. 15% off all beverage ware. Snacks are included.
Cost: Pottery ranges in price from $8–$60 per piece, with no studio or sitting fee

Sip + Stitch “Date Night Meets Craft Menagerie + Open Sewing Studio”
Where: Fairmount Art Center (2501 Olive St.)
When: First and third Thursdays of every month, 6:30–9 PM
Details: Basic materials and wine are provided. You are welcome to bring your own projects as well.
Cost: $10 at the door

Culinary Arts

Cook “Explore, learn and taste”
Where: Cook (253 S 20th St.)
When: Classes typically run two hours
Details: With more than 27 class categories, there’s got to be one that suits you. Wine or other beverages are included in the cost of the evening classes.
Cost: Varies depending on the class

La Cucina “Cultivate your passion for cooking”
Where: La Cucina at the Market (Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch St.)
When: Days and times vary; classes typically run two hours
Details: From making handmade pasta to cooking fish, BYOB and your willingness to learn.
Cost: Varies depending on the class

Chef Joseph Poon “Life is short. Cooking is fun.”
Where: 1010 Cherry St.
When: Varies
Details: Sushi, dim sum, and peking duck classes for everyone. Advanced classes with knives. BYOB. Be careful with knives.
Cost: Varies by class

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