Weekend Picks: First Friday, Day Of The Dead, 215 Festival, PAWS Mutt Strut In FDR Park, Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival And More

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 ManayunkKennett SquareOld CityNorthern 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)


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