It’s Friday and we can’t wait to unchain ourselves from our desks and get out and about. Weekend Wanderer is a new series that you’ll find every Friday morning featuring a few activities we’d like to explore. Check them out for yourself or do something in your neck of the woods. Either way, just get out and wander.
Chicago Architecture Foundation, Chicago, Illinois
You’ll think twice about buying a bottle water after learning it costs 2,000 times the price of tap water. A new exhibit by the Chicago Architecture Foundation exposes how buying decisions affect the environment. “Loop Value: How Much Does It Cost?” has been designed as a pop-up store in the ArcelorMittal CitySpace Gallery downtown. For more information, visit the Chicago Architecture Foundation, 224 South Michigan Ave., Chicago.
Love Letter Train Tour, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Valentine’s Day has come and gone but we love this mural tour conducted on Philly’s elevated train that snakes through the city. Love Letter is a collaboration with artist Stephen Powers consisting of 50 rooftop murals expressing amore. Whether it’s a love letter from a man to a woman, from an artist to his hometown, or from the community to its neighborhood, you are sure to feel the emotion on this guided tour. For more information, visit Lincoln Financial Mural Arts Center, 1727-29 Mt. Vernon St., Philadelphia.
POW WOW Hawai’i, Honolulu, Hawaii
The third annual POW WOW Hawai’i art event opens Saturday. Art from over 30 artists who had just the past week to work on their creations will be on display. Influential in the local creative scene, the event originally began in Hong Kong before moving to Hawaii, founder Jasper Wong’s native home. You’ll want to see what made the cut for artists such as Angry Woebots, Flying Fortress and Nicole Naone before the “black out” session in which much of the art will be painted over as a tribute to the artists’ process. For more info, visit POW WOW Hawai’i in Loft in Space x Fresh Cafe, 831 Queen St., Honolulu.
What are you up to this weekend? Do share…