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Before another stupid storm comes and makes us all squirrel away at home for far too long, get out and see some art.

Shaker Dragster (1984) by TK Superior.

Shaker Dragster (1984) by Roy Superior.

Tonight the Center for Art in Wood opens “Roy Superior: Patent Models for a Good Life,” which is being billed as “a remembrance of his furniture, sculpture and drawings.” Superior, who passed away last August at age 78, was clearly influenced by the machine drawings of Da Vinci, but they clearly have their own contemporary aesthetics and practical uses. Superior was a guy who dug comfort, food, and the joys of human life. Or at least that’s what we can glean from his contraptions. This collection of Superior’s work should be able to give us insight into a man whose art was a reflection of the things he loved. Feb. 7–April 19, 5 p.m.-8 p.m., free, The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. Third St., 215-923-8000, centerforartinwood.org.

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Free First Friday Chimay at Bottle Bar East

We made our first stop at Bottle Bar East a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed the chill vibe and all those coolers full of beer to choose from. Tonight they’re offering a free Chimay tasting from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. And the Frankford Avenue bar is following that up with live jazz from the Victor North Trio till 11 p.m.

Bottle Bar East [Official Site]

Hawk Krall Show on First Friday

This July 6th, as part of First Friday gallery events, Hawk Krall will be showing his work at Space 1026 from 6 to 10 p.m. Hawk Krall is a local artist who specializes in drawing crazy hot dogs and the streets of Philly in his signature style, as well as writing about hot dogs for Serious Eats. Krall is the also artist behind the illustrations of Hot Diggity’s menu, the Po-Boy t-shirts for Khyber Pass Pub, and our Foobooz East Passyunk Totes.

Though there will be no hot dog illustrations at the gallery opening there is sure to be a great deal of Krall’s take on Philadelphia in mostly black and white with a few full color paintings on wood. More importantly, of course, there will be beer and tomato pie. Yes, I repeat: beer and tomato pie. Awesome artwork from a fellow foodie, with food….do you need any more reasons to go?

New Drawings: Hawk Krall [Facebook]
Hawk Krall [Official Site]

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