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One Book, One Philadelphia Kick-Off Event
What: The annual literary celebration focuses on the graphic novel The Complete Persepolis with a screening of the movie adaptation, video from the author, and live Persian music.
Why: It’s a page-turner.
When: Wed., 7:30 p.m.
Where: Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St. (215-686-5322).
What: A spanking new space with an expanded schedule of mat classes, showers, and plenty of room.
Why: Get $15 off your first private lesson (with all instructors except Brie).
When: You’re feeling flabby.
Where: 604 S. Second St. (215-923-3669).
Chocolate Caramel Mousse Cake
What: Learn to whip up a decadent confection and decorate it with fancy-pants techniques.
Why: A portion of proceeds benefits Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
When: Sat., 10 a.m. (Also Jan. 30.)
Where: Antoine Amrani Chocolates, 550 Foundry Rd., East Norriton. To register, call 877-267-2644 ext. 2 or e-mail email@example.com.
South Moon Under
What: An additional 30 percent off already-marked-down items like swimwear, denim, accessories, and more.
Why: It’s a clothes call.
When: Thru Jan. 31. Center City, Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.; Wayne, Mon.-Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., noon-5 p.m.
Where: 1731 Chestnut St. (215-563-2298); 205 W. Lancaster Ave., Wayne (610-964-9064).
What: A new brunch with creative takes on favorites (Belgian waffles, grilled cheese) makes chasing away a hangover a more sophisticated affair.
Why: You’re a good egg.
When: Sun., 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: 501 S. 45th St. (215-222-3699).
Photo: Courtesy of Marjane Satrapi / Free Library of Philadelphia