12/12-12/13: Market Shopping, Munchies and Music

Designer’s Market: All this weekend, browse through the crafty works of local artists and designers at the Arts Garage. See one-of-a-kind pieces from local artists and New York designers. As you shop, enjoy live entertainment from Amanda Diva, Flygirrl, DJ Afrodjiak, Mike Nyce, Rocdaspot,Prblmmtc and more. With two floors of fun, we know where we will be this weekend. Arts Garage, 1533 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130, Free, 12 p.m.

Open Bar: This Saturday night, head to O.N.E. at Rittenhouse for a two-hour, $10 open bar. Admission is free and there will be drink specials all night. For all you vodka lovers, sip on $4 Belvedere mixed drinks. Doors open at 10 p.m., but the party doesn’t stop until three in the morning. Dance, drink and have a fun time at this cozy Rittenhouse lounge. Make sure you mention Kid Rocco at the door before you arrive to guarantee your free admission. O.N.E. at Rittenhouse, 121 South 19th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103, +21, Free, 10 p.m.

Dashboard Confessional: Enjoy a special acoustic show from Dashboard Confessional and New Found Glory this Saturday night at the Troc. Dashboard hit the emo scene in the early 2000s with hits such as “Screaming Infidelities,” “Don’t Wait” and “Stolen.” They’ve recently released a new music video for “Belle of the Boulevard” which can be seen on their MySpace page. New Found Glory can be best described as pop punk group who also were quite popular some years back with the hit song, “My Friend’s Over You.” See both groups as you reminisce about how good Drive-Thru Records used to be.  Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107, +21, $25, 8 p.m.

Delicious Brunch: If you partied too hard Saturday night and can use a pick-me-up, than head to Derek’s in Manayunk. For only $21.99, feast on their oven-baked bread and a delicious entrée plus unlimited bloody Mary’s or fresh-squeezed orange juice mimosas . Gather all your friends for this amazing special, after all what could be a better than a perfect breakfast and a little bit of shopping down Main Street? Derek’s, 4411 Main Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19127, 11 a.m.

Chris Brown: R&B superstar Chris Brown will be at the Electric Factory this Sunday night. Whether you love him or hate him, you’ve got to admit, this 20-year old has talent. Sing along to all your favorites such as “Run It,” “Kiss, Kiss,” “With You,” Shawty Get Loose” and his latest plea to Rihanna, “Crawl.” The tour is dedicated to his true fans as Brown has decided to perform in smaller venues only. Bring one of your girls out for this intimate performance. Electric Factory, 421 North 7th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123, $33.50, 8 p.m.


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