16+ Awesome Things To Do In Philly This Week, October 3-9

Night Market, Old City Fest, OutFest, DesignPhiladelphia and more...

Fall festivals aren’t showing any signs of slowing down in Philly this week with arts festivals, food festivals, neighborhood celebrations and more.

On Thursday night, the Navy Yard welcomes dozens and dozens of food trucks for the final Night Market event of the season. Head out for lots of food, drinks, music and more.

This Sunday, two major festivals hit Center City — Old City Fest returns with celebrations of local art and plenty of food, drinks and music to boot while OutFest hits the Gayborhood as part of the National Coming Out Day Festival.

Read on for our guide to this week in Philly.

Hand X Machine: Moore’s 2016 Jumpstart Fashion Show

Moore College of Art and Design Fashion ShowPhoto courtesy Moore College of Art and Design

This Tuesday night, the students at Moore College of Art and Design show off their talent at the 24th annual Moore Jumpstart Fashion Show. This year, the show is inspired by last year's Met Gala theme of Manus x Machina.

Hand X Machine: Moore’s 2016 Jumpstart Fashion Show

When:Tuesday, October 4, 6-7 p.m.
Where:Moore College of Art & Design, 1916 Race Street
Cost:Free with RSVP

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OktoberPHest

Prost! Enjoy drinks from Penn Distributors while noshing on food from DiBruno Bros. and Philly Pretzel Company at OktoberPHest at the Market and Shops at the Comcast Center. The Tuesday night happy hour runs from 5 to 7 p.m.

OktoberPHest

When:Tuesday, October 4, 5-7 p.m.
Where:The Market and Shops at Comcast Center, 1701 JFK Boulevard
Cost:Pay as you go

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2016 DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Party

DesignPhiladelphia may officially kick off on October 6, but on Wednesday night, the festivities start off with a kickoff party at Provenance in Fishtown. From 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy food and drinks and a live performance from the West Philadelphia Orchestra.

2016 DesignPhiladelphia Kickoff Party

When:Wednesday, October 5, 6-10 p.m.
Where:Provenance, 1801 N. American Street
Cost:$30-$60

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Sittin' In At The Kimmel Center With Vertical Current

One Wednesday night a month, the Kimmel Center hosts a free jam session and concert for its recurring Sittin’ In event. This Wednesday, starting at 8 p.m, enjoy live music from Vertical Current, a local band that specializes in a fusion of genres. The members have traveled around the world to perform with musicians like John Legend, Roberta Flack, The Roots and more.

Sittin' In At The Kimmel Center With Vertical Current

When:Wednesday, October 5, 8 p.m.
Where:Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Cost:www.kimmelcenter.org

www.kimmelcenter.org

Opening Reception: i found god in myself at AAMP

The African American Museum in PhiladelphiaJ. Fusco For Visit Philadelphia

This Thursday night, the African American Museum hosts the official opening party for its brand-new exhibition, i found god in myself. From 6 to 9 p.m., head out to check out the exhibition, hear from the exhibition’s inspiration, Ntozake Shange’s, and enjoy wine and cheese.

Opening Reception: i found god in myself at AAMP

When:Thursday, October 6, 6-9 p.m.
Where:The African American Museum, 701 Arch Street
Cost:Free with RSVP

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Night Market: Navy Yard

Night Market PhiladelphiaPhoto courtesy Night Market Philadelphia

Night Market returns for its last event of the season this week and fills the Navy Yard for the first time ever. From 6 to 10 p.m. this Thursday, enjoy eats and drinks from some of the top food truck, restaurants and vendors while enjoying live music and performances.

Night Market: Navy Yard

When:Thursday, October 6, 6-10 p.m.
Where:S. Broad Street and Intrepid Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.thefoodtrust.org

King of Prussia Beerfest Royale

The parking lot at the King of Prussia mall transforms into a German beer oasis at the annual Beerfest Royale, a two-day event consisting of more than 100 types of beer from 50-plus national and international brewers, food from area restaurants, live music and a cigar lounge. Tickets are limited, so reserve your spot in advance by clicking the button below.

King of Prussia Beerfest Royale

When:Thursday, October 6 and Saturday, October 8
Where:King of Prussia, 160 N. Gulph Road
Cost:$15-$75

www.kopbeerfest.com

Bar 57 Happy Hour

It’s week two for the city’s newest sky-high happy hour. Bar 57 at One Liberty Observation Deck opens this Thursday with happy hour deals from 5 to 7 p.m. and prime views of the city.

Bar 57 Happy Hour

When:Thursday, October 6, 5-7 p.m.
Where:One Liberty Observation Deck, 1650 Market Street #5700
Cost:$5 off One Liberty Observation Deck admission at door; $7 off online

www.phillyfromthetop.com

Terror Behind The Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary

Hollywood-quality special effects and lighting, animatronic creatures, creepy props and professional actors who revel in creating chills abound in Terror Behind the Walls. Recognized as one of the nation’s best haunted attractions, the annual thrill-fest casts its spell throughout the historic, gothic-style Eastern State Penitentiary.

Terror Behind The Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary

When:October 7-9
Where:Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue
Cost:$29-$39

www.easternstate.org

Parks on Tap: Lemon Hill Mansion

Parks On TapPHOTO BY A. YEE FOR FAIRMOUNT PARK CONSERVANCY

Parks on Tap returns for an encore pop-up beer garden this weekend with one last round of food and drinks at Lemon Hill Mansion. From October 7 through 9, visit the Fairmount Park attraction for craft beer, cocktails, food, games and more.

Parks on Tap: Lemon Hill Mansion

When:October 7-9
Where:Lemon Hill Mansion, Sedgley Drive and Lemon Hill Drive
Cost:Pay as you go

www.parksontap.com

23rd Street Armory Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest

The castle-esque 23rd Street Armory will get a makeover for Columbus Day weekend, transforming into an authentic Munich festival tent for Philadelphia's First Annual Oktoberfest. Bavarian blues and whites will paint the ceilings, while authentic festival tables and benches imported from Germany will furnish the floor along with a lofted stage area for live bands to play. Hofbräuhaus will supply the beer and German fare is sure to be flowing from the kitchens. Buy tickets for one, two or all three festival days!

23rd Street Armory Brauhaus Schmitz Oktoberfest

When:October 7-9
Where:23rd Street Armory, 22 S. 23rd Street
Cost:$45-$65

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PHS PHeaSt

Drink and dine for a good cause at the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s annual celebration of local growers and chefs. PHeaSt returns on Friday night to the PHS Warehouse at the Navy Yard with garden-to-table eats and drinks from spots like Zavino, Ela, Garces Trading Company, Root, Revolution Taco and more.

PHS PHeaSt

When:Friday October 7, 7-10 p.m.
Where:5201 S. 13th Street
Cost:$150 and up

www.phsonline.org

SOMM Dinner at Lacroix

This Friday night, Lacroix at the Rittenhouse welcomes Dustin Wilson of SOMM, a wine documentary, for a wine-fueled four-course meal at the restaurant. Wilson will teach guests about his experiences becoming a Master Sommelier while filling glasses with some of the best wine in the world. The dinner, $125 per person, will be available to anyone who dines at Lacroix this Friday night.

SOMM Dinner at Lacroix

When:Friday, October 7
Where:Lacroix Restaurant, 210 W. Rittenhouse Square
Cost:$125 per person

www.lacroixrestaurant.com

Pearl Street Block Party

Pearl Street Block PartyPhoto courtesy Asian Arts Initiative

The Pearl Street Block Party is an annual neighborhood arts festival that celebrates the rich diversity and artistic community of Callowhill. Come out for a day of music, art and a lion dance performance by the Philadelphia Suns, all taking place on the 1200 block of Pearl Street.

Pearl Street Block Party

When:Saturday, October 8, 1-5 p.m.
Where:12th and Pearl street
Cost:Free admission

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Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

POSTPhoto by R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

It's week one for Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, a free event that allows everyone a chance to take a sneak peek inside some of the city’s creative spaces. For two weekends in October (this weekend and October 22-23), artists around the city open their studios to curious visitors, inviting them to talk, check out how they work and purchase artwork.

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

When:October 8-9
Where:Various Locations Including the Center for Emerging Visual Artists, 237 S. 18th Street
Cost:Free

www.philaopenstudios.org

East Passyunk Antique & Sidewalk Market & Second Saturday

This Saturday, East Passyunk ups its regular Second Saturday offerings (live music, sales and more) with the arrival of the Philadelphia Flea Market at the huge parking lot on East Passyunk Avenue between Tasker and Morris streets. All day long, enjoy shopping at the flea market, sidewalk sales at avenue businesses, live music at the singing fountain and more.

East Passyunk Antique & Sidewalk Market & Second Saturday

When:Saturday, October 8, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where:1628 E. Passyunk Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.visiteastpassyunk.com

Opening Day For Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute

Robot RevolutionPhoto courtesy J.B. Spector/Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

Think you could beat a robot in a game of tic-tac-toe? Put your skills to the test at Robot Revolution, a new exhibition at The Franklin Institute that features a collection of robots gathered from around the world. Supported by Google.org and The Boeing Company, the interactive display explores how these fascinating machines can change how we live, work and play. Feel a therapeutic baby seal robot react to your touch, watch soccer-playing 'bots in action and more through this immersive museum opportunity.

Opening Day For Robot Revolution at The Franklin Institute

When:Saturday, October 8
Where:The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th Street
Cost:$7.95-$29.95

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Fishtown RiverCity Festival

RiverCity FestivalM. Kennedy For Visit Philadelphia

Fall festivities come to Fishtown’s gorgeous Penn Treaty Park for the eighth annual RiverCity Festival on Saturday, October 8. With a lineup full of local brews, food, killer music, kid-centric activities, a 5K run and plenty of shopping from vendors, the annual free afternoon-long festival brings together the entire neighborhood and attracts more than 10,000 visitors to join in the fun.

Fishtown RiverCity Festival

When:Saturday, October 8, Noon-10 p.m.
Where:Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.rivercityfestival.org/

Old City Fest

Artists, crafters, designers, techies, entertainers and restaurateurs all come out to celebrate the neighborhood’s creative spirit during the Old City Festival in Historic Philadelphia. Activities, exhibits and programs throughout several blocks along North 3rd and Arch streets cater to both families and the over-21 crowd.

Old City Fest

When:Sunday, October 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where:3rd and Arch Streets
Cost:Free

www.oldcitydistrict.org

OutFest

OutFest, part of the National Coming Out Day Festival, is the largest event of its kind in the world. The 10-block party packs in the fun with drag shows, games, bar crawls, music and shopping. However, it's the main stage at 13th and Locust streets in the Gayborhood that serves as the centerpiece of the festival, featuring lively entertainment such as the high-heel race.

OutFest

When:Sunday October 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where:Gayborhood, 1200 Locust Street
Cost:Free

www.phillygaypride.org

Clover Market: Collingswood

This Sunday, dozens and dozens of vintage vendors, crafters and antique specialists set up shop at Clover Market in Collingswood for an afternoon full of alfresco shopping. Browse jewelry, clothing, antiques, candles, furniture and more at this all-day event.

Clover Market: Collingswood

When:Sunday October 9, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Where:735 Atlantic Avenue, Collingswood
Cost:Pay as you go

www.theclovermarket.com

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