961 Beer at Garrett Hill Ale House Even the most devoted beer geeks might be hard-pressed to name any Lebanese craft brewers — there’s just one, and it’s making its Philadelphia-area debut tonight. 961 Beer, named for the international calling code for Lebanon, was founded seven years ago by former investment banker Mazen Hajjar. Tonight, he’s bringing a handful of his signature brews to Bryn Mawr, including his award-winning lager and his Lebanese pale ale, an interpretation of an English-style IPA flavored with thyme, sumac, chamomile, sage and mint. Thu., Feb. 7, 6 p.m., pay as you go, Garrett Hill Ale House, 157 Garrett Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-519-0500, garretthillalehouse.com.
Chinatown Flower Market Chinese New Year officially begins on Feb. 10, and the Flower Market (now in its second year) at 10th Street Plaza is the perfect place to get all the supplies and gifts you’ll need to ring in the Year of the Snake. Among an abundance of fresh-cut flowers, red envelopes and paper lanterns handmade by the seniors at nearby On Lok House, you’ll find gifts that symbolize luck and prosperity for the new year. Check out the gift baskets that mix a wealth of gold-wrapped chocolates with White Rabbit candies, or you can opt for trays of candied plums and crystallized ginger. The Foo and Sugar Philly trucks will be on hand to supply treats to munch on while you browse. Sat., Feb. 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m, 10th and Vine streets, chinatown-pcdc.org/cny-2013.
PSPCA Puppy Love Valentine’s Party Get the true love of your life (the furry one) all dressed up and get a jump start on Valentine’s Day with a love letter to shelter pups, hosted by Smokin’ Betty’s and Devil’s Alley. Bring your dog or fly solo — there will be adoptable pets in attendance and plenty of treats for humans and canines alike. The host restaurants will put out a spread of comfort-food appetizers including several slider varieties, while Ms. Goody Cupcake will come stocked with cupcakes for you and “banana mutt” muffins for your four-legged date. In addition to benefitting the Pennsylvania SPCA, your ticket price nets you drinks from the full bar, a doggie swag bag, a turn in the doggie photo booth, live music and more. Tue., Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m., $40, 23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd St., pspca.org.