Under the Radar

This weekend, celebrate the start of Black History Month, but don’t forget your (potential) valentine.

Courtesy kunyanglin.com

FRIDAY, Feb. 6

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers
The critically acclaimed Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers use Asian-American influences in its Western contemporary dances. The dances transcend cultural boundaries and speak to the entire human experience. The company will perform its first evening-length concert, featuring the premiere of “A-U-M,” a moving meditation of the mystical Hindu tradition.

Painted Bride Arts Center
230 Vine St.
Feb. 6-7, 8 p.m.
$25, $18.75 for students


Black History Month Program

Celebrate Black History Month with a talk hosted by Douglas B. Mooney, senior archaeologist with the URS Corporation, about James Oronoco Dexter and Rev. Stephen Gloucester. They were key leaders in Philadelphia’s early free black community, but their contributions have gone unnoticed until now. Guided tours emphasizing the African-American presence at Stenton will follow the discussion.

Historic Stenton
4601 N. 18th St.
1 p.m., free

SUNDAY, Feb. 8

Sugar and Spice on Ice

Your sweet tooth will thank you (though your dentist probably won’t) for attending “Sugar and Spice on Ice,” an afternoon of indulgence in super sweet treats. Chocolate chip cookie-eating contests, cupcake-stacking contests and chocolate-guessing jars are just a few of the activities you can expect at this event. If your sugar rush isn’t too intense, make sure you pick up the complimentary Peanut Chews samples, snacks from Zana Cakes and cookie samples from Dave & Buster’s. But don’t forget that special someone – make him or her some edible candy crafts, a thoughtful, handmade card or a photo keepsake, just in time for Valentine’s Day. If you’re not into sweets, why not go skating? Admission is $7, and skate rentals are $3. The activities will take place between 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Blue Cross RiverRink

Penn’s Landing, Columbus
Boulevard at Market Street
1 p.m. – 5 p.m., free

Sherri Hospedales can be reached at sherri.hospedales@temple.edu.

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