First Friday hits Frankford Avenue in Fishtown tonight, with art galleries and boutiques offering specials and drinks.
(Photo by M. Kennedy for GPTMC)
The first weekend in November brings with it plenty of events and activities in Philadelphia, starting with First Friday tonight in more neighborhoods than ever before.
Check out our curated list of the best bets for this weekend, below, and be sure to follow us on Twitter for more.
Also, this is a friendly reminder to “fall back” one hour this weekend. Daylight Savings goes into effect 2 a.m. Sunday morning.
Friday, November 2
Roundup: Where To Extend The 2012 Outdoor Dining Season In Philadelphia — Restaurants With Heat Lamps Or Fire Pits
First Friday in Manayunk, Kennett Square, Old City, Northern Liberties, on Frankford Avenue, Mt. Airy and Chestnut Hill
215 Festival 2012 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Japan Night at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Neighborhood guides to BYOBs in Philadelphia
Elements of Design: Artists Imagine Chemistry at AIGA Philadelphia SPACE — Opening Night!
Trust Us pop-up exhibition at TRUST in Old City
First Friday at the Arden Theatre: Dali String Quartet
Salsa Caliente at the Painted Bride Art Center
Three Sirens Boutique Birthday Party
La Dia de la Mielga (The Day of the Dogfish)/La Noche de Los Tacos at Grey Lodge
Dancing Around The Bride at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Day of the Dead at Distrito
Murder Mystery Keg Party at Ortlieb’s Lounge
Boyds’ Denim Event: 20% off jeans (Fri, Sat)
Friday Night Jazz at Woodmere Art Museum
Paper Made! Book Signing & Kirigami Wallflower Make + Take with author Kayte Terry at Art Star
Pookie Goes Grenading at Azuka Theatre Company (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Saturday, November 3
Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival (Sat, Sun) – Opening Day!
National Sandwich Day and 50th Birthday Celebration at Shank’s Original
Sixth Annual PAWS Mutt Strut
Peddler’s Village Apple Festival (Sat, Sun)
“Every Family Party Fundraiser” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art
Day of the Dead Celebration at Penn Museum
Fashion Forward Philly
Local Spirit Month at Continental Old City (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Harvest Festival at Bartram’s Garden
Weekend Picks continues below.
“Fire & Spice” Weekend at Chaddsford Winery (Sat, Sun)
“Saturday Across Genres” with Bonnie MacAllister and Jamar Nicholas at Big Blue Marble Bookstore
Boy Scout Day at the National Constitution Center
Portside Arts Center’s Murder Mystery At Finnigan’s Wake
PNC Grow Up Great: All Aboard the Jazz Train at the Kimmel Center
11th Hour Theatre Company Presents Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (Sat, Sun)
American Sprits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Opening Weekend at the National Constitution Center (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Sunday, November 4
The Cambridge Chili Cook-Off
Pay What You Wish Sunday at the Philadelphia Museum Of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun) – Closing Day!
Uwishunu’s Top Picks For The Best Brunch In Philadelphia, Fall 2012
Next to Normal at the Arden Theatre
Philadelphia Theatre Company’s Stars of David (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Apron Chronicles: A Patchwork of American Recollections at the Mercer Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Building a Masterpiece: Frank Furness’ Factory for Art at PAFA (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and the Life Line at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Maya.2012: Lords of Time at the Penn Museum (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Art By Architects at the Center for Architecture (Fri, Sat, Sun)
1812 Productions’ This Is The Week That Is: The Election Special (Fri, Sat, Sun) – Closing Day!
Warby Parker Pop-Up (Fri, Sat, Sun) – Closing Day!
PECO Free First Sunday at The Barnes
Day of the Dead at La Calaca Feliz (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Dia De Muertos at El Rey (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Pirate Adventure Day at Brandywine River Museum
Dear Fleisher, 4 x 6 Inches of Art at Fleisher Art Memorial
Gutenberg! The Musical! at Act II Playhouse (Fri, Sat, Sun) – Closing Day!
Freud’s Last Session at the Arden Theatre (Fri, Sat, Sun)