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November 1, 2012

Tonight Picks: Day Of The Dead Specials And Celebrations, 215 Festival, Terror Behind The Walls, Movember At Frankford Hall And More

The heat lamps will be out in full force as Frankford Hall ushers in "Movember." (Photo courtesy Frankford Hall)

[Evenings in Philadelphia are always action-packed, and we want to help you cherry-pick from all the events and activities going on. On certain days that promise particularly bustling evenings, we round up our selections for the most can’t-miss pursuits with which to fill your schedule. See you out there!]

Day Of The Dead Roundup: Where To Celebrate At Restaurants And Bars In Philadelphia Tonight: Mexican bars and restaurants throughout the city are celebrating the Day of the Dead tonight with unique menu items, food and drink specials and much more.

Roundup: Where To Extend The 2012 Outdoor Dining Season In Philadelphia — Restaurants With Heat Lamps Or Fire Pits: Once the sun goes down, the chill sets in. Never fear, outdoor dining enthusiasts: we’ve assembled a guide to where you can continue to eat and drink alfresco, thanks to heat lamps and fire pits.

Movember at Frankford Hall: As part of Frankford Hall’s effort to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer, the Fishtown beer garden starts November off with Movember, challenging Philly dudes to grow a moustache in recognition of men’s health issues. The Art of Shaving will be offering free, first come, first serve shaves from 6-8 p.m., alongside happy hour specials for facial-haired gents. Meet these famous Philadelphians, complete with moustache: Phillie Phanatic, Kevin Sbraga, Phillies alum Tommy Greene and Temple’s Men’s Basketball Coach Fran Dunphy. Plus, all Mo Bros who register throughout the night for the Movember charity will be entered to win one of three $100 STARR gift cards.

Where: 1210 Frankford Avenue
When: Thursday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.
Cost: Pay as you go

215 Festival: Back in action after a two-year hiatus, the literary arts 215 Festival kicks off tonight, Thursday, November 1 at 7 p.m. with the debut of the Mural Arts Mobile Campfire outdoors on 11th between Vine and Callowhill Streets. The night continues at 9 p.m. at Underground Arts with a Balkan Party with the West Philadelphia Orchestra. And it’s non-stop from then on. Details here.

When: Thursday, November 1, 9 p.m.; festival goes through November 4
Where: Balkan Party at Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street; festival takes place at locations through Callowhill
Cost: $8 admission to the Balkan Party; other festival events vary

Terror Behind the Walls: Scare yourself silly tonight at Eastern State Penitentiary. It’s quickly coming to an end (last night is November 10) so add a little fright to your night before the event ends.

When: Thursday, November 1
Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue
Cost: Varies

Warby Parker Class Trip: The hip eyewear brand developed by four Penn students is taking a nationwide class trip on board a tricked-out school bus. Check them out today through 7 p.m. at Arch Street between N. 2nd and N. 3rd Streets. They’ll be stationed then and there tomorrow, November 2, as well, then they’ll head to 18th Street between Walnut and Moravian Streets November 3-4. They open shop each day at 11 a.m.

When: Thursday, November 1, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; pop-up lasts through November 4
Where: Arch Street between N. 2nd and N. 3rd Streets
Cost: Pay as you go

Spring/Summer 2013 Trunk Show at Erdon: Skai Blue Media’s newly unveiled boutique Erdon is having a trunk show with Danish designer with Ivan Grundahl. Check out the spring/summer 2013 lines for a breath of fresh air.

When: Thursday, November 1, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 6001 Lincoln Drive, West Marlton
Cost: Pay as you go

Halloween Harvest menu at the Chef’s Counter at Sbraga: Combining the flavors of fall with a dash of Halloween magic, Chef Sbraga’s frighteningly delicious menu features Autumn Leaf Salad, Chestnut Tortellini, Wicked Pumpkin Cupcakes and more. Tonight’s your last chance to try it.

When: Thursday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.
Where: 440 S. Broad Street
Cost: $75 per person, $50 for optional beverage pairing

Local Spirit Month at Continental Old City: This November is “Local Spirit Month” at Continental Old City. Any drink made with liquor from Philadelphia Distilling, Art in the Age and Cooper Spirits will be just $4 until December 1.

When: Throughout November
Where: Continental Old City, 138 Market Street
Cost: $4 drinks

Philadelphia Women in Film & Television Celebration: PWIFT is a nonprofit dedicated to recognizing and advancing the achievement of women working in all areas of film, television, video and multimedia. Join them in celebrating their brand new incorporation tonight.

When: Thursday, November 1, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Liberte Lounge at Sofitel Hotel, 120 S. 17th Street
Cost: Free

Craft & Culture: “Ornament Stories” at Philadelphia Art Alliance: Join artist Emily Cobb and Moore College of Art and Design Art History Professor Maureen Pelta tonight for a conversation about jewelry, narrative and myth in the decorative arts. Pre-register online, for free, here.

When: Thursday, November 1, 6:30 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 S. 18th Street

Business Backstage: Networking at the Rodin Museum: Business Backstage offers the business community a unique entrée to Philadelphia’s vibrant arts and culture scene while providing an opportunity to connect with other arts-minded professionals and the Arts & Business Council. Join them at their latest event tonight at the renovated Rodin Museum. Online registration is closed at 2 p.m. but walk-ins are welcome.

Where: Rodin Museum, 2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
When: Thursday, November 1, registration 5:30 p.m.; event: 6–7:30 p.m.
Cost: $50

No Face Performance Group premieres Spaceplay at AUX Performance Space: Turning their frenetic energy into a focused exploration of stillness, space and isolation, local ensemble No Face Performance Group will premiere Spaceplay, a work that revolves around three crew-members on a spaceship bound for an undisclosed destination. Check out the trailer here.

When: Thursday, November 1, 8 p.m.
Cost: $7-10
Where: AUX performance space at Vox Populi Gallery, 319 N. 11th Street, 3rd Floor

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