This Saturday, feed your belly and your hunger for art at Pancakes & Booze — a traveling art show that features visual artists, photographers, live music and of course, all you can eat pancakes and an open bar. This year’s Philly show will feature over 75 local artists.
Pancakes & Booze was founded seven years ago by Tom Kirlin, a former cameraman from Los Angeles.
Using mostly acrylics, she sometimes throws glitter into the mix and draws inspiration from pop culture as well as her own family.
“I like to use my imagination and tap into fantasy realms. ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and ‘Alice in Wonderland ‘are huge influences. Also my kids. I have a three-year-old and a nine-year-old. Sometimes their ideas inspire my work,” she reveals.
And what will Krissy Whiski be showing at Pancakes & Booze?
“I’ll be displaying some surreal pieces I’ve come up with. Ice cream babies is a series I’m doing right now— baby heads on ice cream cones. Then I have baby T-Rexes and Don’t Care Bears.”
(The Don’t Care Bears are a definite must for any sad office cubicle needing some color.)
Finally, how about the pancakes?
Turns out, there’s a full-on pancake bar with all sorts of fixins for attendees like strawberries, blueberries, bananas and chocolate chips.
Both Keel and Whiski recommend doing the blueberry and banana combo — but don’t worry, you can totally wait in line for seconds.
If you go:
Pancakes & Booze
Saturday, Jan. 14
8 p.m. to 2 a.m.
1200 Callowhill St.
$5 to $10