It's always interesting in Philadelphia.
For a donation: The culminating event for the Galleries at Moore's (20th St. and the Parkway) "do it" exhibition takes place tonight at 6 p.m. — and it's going to get literary. The exhibit, which features artist interpretations of written instructions, closes on Dec. 6 and before time is up, the public is invited for one more interactive instruction. Come to the galleries at 5 p.m. with a book you'd like to never see again (come prepared to defend why!) and donate it to the Friends of the Free Library bookstore.
For drinks: Embark on a festive and historical bar crawl starting at the Historic Philadelphia Center (6th and Chestnut Streets) for seasonal sips and holiday-themed fun facts. The tour departs at 5:30 p.m. and will take you to four Colonial bars.
For recycling: Be green and make holiday gifts and decorations using reclaimed, recycled and second-hand materials at the African American Museum in Philadelphia (701 Arch St.) at a 7 p.m. class.
For a train ride: Tell the kids to get in their PJs and take them to the Brandywine River Museum (Routes 1 and 100, Chadds Ford, Pa.) for a 7 p.m. reading of "The Polar Express" — with hot chocolate and cookies!