Clay anniversary

Turning the big 4-0 is, well, big, and one art center has an epic celebration planned to mark its 40th anniversary. The Clay Studio's 40-Hour Party features events including a citywide "Guerrilla Mug Assault" replacing folks' disposable cups with free handmade mugs (7 a.m. Friday), a silkscreen workshop with artist Candy Coated (6 p.m. Friday), and a Claymation viewing party (9 p.m. Friday); an overnight installation by ceramic artists and war veterans Ehren Tool and Jesse Albrecht, turning a clay bunker into a wall of cups to be given away (10 a.m. Friday to 6 p.m. Saturday); yoga in the gallery (7:30 a.m. Saturday); a studio tour (9 a.m. Saturday); making clay instruments, with a jam session for kids, guided by artist Kevin Ramler and his "ray-gun twanglings" (10 a.m. Saturday); plus wheel battles between blindfolded bowl makers, an ice cream social, and more (there's a party, but it's booked). All the rest is at the Clay Studio, 137-139 N. Second St. Times: 7 a.m. Friday to 11 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Information: 215-925-3453 or


Nice mouth

Comedian and talk show host Joy Behar presents a workshop performance of her one-woman show, Me, My Mouth & I at the Bucks County Playhouse, 70 S. Main St., New Hope. Times: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets: $46 to $54. Information: 215-862-2121 or


Illuminating visions

The dazzling 2009 Irish-Belgian feature The Secret of Kells uses sharply outlined, primary-colored animation drawn from its inspiration to tell the tale of a young apprentice's efforts to protect the famed illuminated manuscript from marauders (with the help of a forest sprite). The film screens at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Time: 2 p.m. Tickets: $5. Information: 215-387-5125 or


Be merry

The Philadelphia Wine and Food Festival features food from local restaurants including Chima, Davio's, Capogiro, Moro Restaurant, IndeBlue, and Alla Spina, plus more than 600 samplings of wines (recommended starters: Cakebread Cellars sauvignon blanc, Duckhorn merlot, Grgich Hills Estate fume blanc, and Yannick Rousseau's "Rosé of Tannat"). It's at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, South 70th Street and Norwitch Drive. Time: 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $130. Information: 215/279-8316 or


With strings

The invaluable Philadelphia Chamber Music Society finishes its season on a high note as the St. Lawrence Quartet plays an eclectic recital of works by Haydn, Bartok, and Verdi at the American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut St. Time: 3 p.m. Tickets: $24. Information: 215-569-8080 or