Art Exhibit: If you didn’t get your First Friday fix, stop at the The Slingluff Gallery to see the work of Julian Duron. The abstract painter’s influences range from everyday city life to music, dance and film. With different textures and colors, these life-sized paintings come alive on the walls of the gallery. His latest exhibit, Windows, will be on display through March 28th. The Slingluff Gallery, 11 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123, Free, 6 p.m.
The Red Ball: Eat, drink and be charitable this Saturday night at the Red Ball. Held in the Please Touch Museum, the gala will feature a night full of music by pop artist, Adam Crossley, delicious food catered by the area’s hottest restaurants and a silent auction. Bid on autographed memorabilia and helicopter tours. Mingle with the Philadelphia’s top business leaders and community and social organizers. Tickets are bit pricey for the event, but all proceeds will benefit the Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Red Cross. Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131, +21, $125-$175, 8 p.m.
Omarion & Friends: R&B singer Omarion is joined by Marques Houston and Dondria this Saturday night at the TLA. Omarion, former member of boy band, B2K, is a singer-songwriter with hits like “Ice Box,” “Touch” and “Entourage.” He is also the latest judge on MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew. Houston is also an R&B singer, formally ia member of Immature and Imx. Houston went solo in 2003 and has made quite a stir with the ladies in his half-naked sultry music videos. Dondria is an up and coming musician set to make a name for herself as the latest R&B woman in the male-dominated genre. See all three acts for only $20, plus tax. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South Street Philadelphia, Pa.19147, $20.10, 9 p.m.
City Food Tour: This Sunday afternoon, taste the city with four different food tours. Whether you’re a chocolate lover or enjoy the best in fine wines, City Food Tours will take you around Philadelphia stopping at the best spots for each indulgence. Pricing and times vary between each event; so try one tour today and another tomorrow. Tours include the Flavors of Philly, Decadent Gourmet, Evening Wine, Chocolate & Tea and Craft Beer & Artisanal Cheese. City Food Tours, Philadelphia, Pa. 19131, $29-$55, 1:30 p.m.
Sunday Open Jams: Take a drive into University for Open Jam Night at the Blockley Pourhouse. Jump on stage with The Brian Bortnick Band, who will provide a bass, guitar, drum kit and organ. Uniting local musicians together, tonight’s event not only continues to promote the arts in Philadelphia, but also gives fellow musicians a chance to meet each other and work on future projects together. A potluck-style food special will be provided along with discounts on craft beers. Bring your own instruments if you choose or head there solo. The Blockley Pourhouse, 3801-03 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19104, +21, $5, 9 p.m.