Candy Class with Ryan and Eric Berley of Franklin Fountain
Temple Contemporary, Tyler School of Art, 12th and Norris Streets
7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
The Berley brothers, owners of Franklin Fountain and Shane Confectionery, will be providing a hands-on demonstration and an illustrated lecture on Philadelphia’s relationship with candy. The brothers will cover everything from taffy to using antique casting metal molds. At the end of this candy masterclass, attendees will get to leave with their own piece of rock candy.
Through Oct. 12 there will also be a display of the Berley brothers’ candy collection viewable at the Temple Contemporary. Those interested in trying out the candy can always go to the Shane Confectionery at 110 Market St.
Temple Soccer Tournament
Geasey Field, 15th and Norris streets
6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.
$5 per person, $30 per team
Hosted by the International Student Association and The Society of Emerging African Leaders, this soccer tournament hopes to bring students together for a mini World Cup. Those attending can look forward to free snacks and drinks, not to mention a night of soccer, a true international pastime.
Registration to compete in the tournament closed Monday, Sept. 24, but all are welcome to join the crowd and see which student team makes its way to victory.
Sixth Annual Baila Conmigo
Howard Gittis Student Center, The Underground
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
For those looking to brush up on their formal dance skills before going out on a Friday night, the brothers of Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity Inc. will host a night of Latin dancing and food. Estilo Dance Studio owner, Mike Andino, also a brother of Lambda Theta Phi, will provide salsa lessons. Participants feeling inclined to continue their dance training can make their way down to Estilo’s studio in South Philadelphia for more lessons, or wait another year for the next Baila Conmigo.
Naughty but Nice: Re-Articulations of Value in Neo-Burlesque Striptease
Gladfelter Hall, 10th Floor Chat Lounge
12 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Students can spice up their Thursday afternoon between classes with this free talk on the dynamics of neo-burlesque striptease. The first part of the discussion will focus on the freedom and empowerment burlesque performers are provided through their art. The second half of the talk will be on the concept of “tease” and how burlesque performers use teasing their audiences to their advantage. This talk will surely be mentally stimulating at the very least.