TUESDAY, Feb. 24
National Pancake Day
International House of Pancakes
Various locations, 7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
If you couldn’t make it to New Orleans this year for Mardi Gras, don’t fret. Cheer up with a nice, tall stack of pancakes, courtesy of IHOP. Eating pancakes was actually the original way to enjoy Fat Tuesday since it combined a number of dairy products, which would be off-limits starting the next day. In honor of National Pancake Day, treat yourself – while supplies last.
THURSDAY, Feb. 26
Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention
Sheraton Philadelphia Center City Hotel
17th and Race streets
$20 per day, $40 for the weekend
Fri 2 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sat 12 p.m. – 12 a.m., Sun 12 p.m. – 8 a.m.
For the price of $20, enjoy live tattooing, tattoo contests, art galleries and auctions this weekend at the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention. The very best tattoo artists will be in attendance, including special appearances by the Suicide Girls, Burning Angel, God’s Girls, Ninja X Girls and the Gypsy Queens. Blink, and you’ll miss it – the show leaves town March 1.
SATURDAY, Feb. 28
City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program
Free Mural Tours
Bank of America
1600 N. Broad St.
10 a.m. – noon, Free
For 25 years, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has beautified the exterior of city buildings with art that reflects the culture and essence of its people. On the last Saturdays of the month from Feb. 28 until October, help celebrate 25 years of the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program with free guided tours to the various murals around the city. Bank of America, sponsor of the program, has arranged for tours to depart from its various locations. North Philadelphia has the honor of the first free tour Saturday at the Bank of America branch at Broad Street and Cecil B. Moore Avenue – conveniently located at the edge of campus. Reservations are required, so call ahead of time to reserve your seat.
Sherri Hospedales can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.