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October 14, 2014

Townsend Teams Up With South African Winemaker Ken Forrester For A One-Night-Only Wine Dinner, Monday, October 20

In its relatively short existence, Townsend on East Passyunk has made a name for itself as a wine-lovers’ restaurant with a serious beverage program courtesy of sommelier Lauren Harris. On Monday, October 20, the French-inspired bistro will cater to that demographic, with a special wine pairing dinner featuring the South African winemaker Ken Forrester. The […]

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October 13, 2014

The Franklin Institute’s Science After Hours Returns With A Halloween-Themed Monster Mash Up This Tuesday, October 14

Seeking a spine-tingling good time on a Tuesday evening? The Franklin Institute has your back. In case you haven’t heard, the longstanding museum has expanded its brainy programming to include events made exclusively for adults in the monthly series Science After Hours. The adults-only evening (read: for the 21-and-up crowd) taps the deep resources of […]

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October 13, 2014

Paris Bistro In Chestnut Hill Launches Le Buck-A-Shuck Lundi And Dinner Service Tonight, Monday, October 13

Starting tonight Monday, October 13, Al Paris’ eponymous Bistro enlivens the most neglected day of the week with brand new dinner service. Not only that, but the restaurant, bar and jazz cafe in the Chestnut Hill Hotel also now introduces Le-Buck-A-Shuck Lundi — that’s French for “reasonably priced oysters on a night when you are […]

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October 10, 2014

Long Weekend Picks: Bloktoberfest, RiverCity Festival, Old City Fest, Outfest, County Fair At The Oval, DesignPhiladelphia, POST, Franklin Flea, Fall Exhibitions And More

Fall is in full effect in Philadelphia, and this weekend celebrates the season with major festivals, dining events, neighborhood happenings and so much more. On Saturday, Bloktoberfest brings a solid set of music (featuring Chill Moody!), craft beer, food trucks to the Graduate Hospital neighborhood, on Sunday, the first-ever Old City Fest celebrates DesignPhiladelphia with […]

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October 10, 2014

Shofuso Japanese House And Garden To Hold A Traditional Fall Harvest Moon-Viewing Celebration This Weekend, October 10-12

A full moon rises in the sky this weekend, and to celebrate, the friends of the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park are set to host a weekend of traditional moon-viewing festivities. On Friday, a moon-viewing tea ceremony begins at 7 p.m. with a ritual service of matcha (green tea) and a seasonal […]

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October 10, 2014

Go On The Taste Of Rittenhouse Food Crawl To Score Eats At Six Neighborhood Restaurants For $20, This Sunday, October 12

The Rittenhouse neighborhood was practically made for meandering, and this Sunday, October 12, you can ramble through Rittenhouse in the pursuit of one of the neighborhood’s other attributes: great food. Six Rittenhouse-area eateries have teamed up to host Taste of Rittenhouse, a casual food crawl and a sweet deal. For just $20 per person, scoop […]

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October 9, 2014

Tonight Picks: Free Movie Screenings At Dilworth Park And PHS Pop-Up Garden, Glow In The Park, Manayunk Restaurant Week, DesignPhiladelphia Events And More

Start your weekend a night early at any number of the fun-filled events on tap for this evening. Tonight, the favorite alfresco pastime continues as Dilworth Park and the PHS Pop-Up Garden host free outdoor movie screenings. Head to Dilworth Park for a screening of Kinky Boots, and the PHS Pop-Up Garden for a screening […]

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October 9, 2014

Venice Island Performing Arts And Recreation Center Opens With A Public Open House, Shows And Tours This Saturday, October 11

Looking for an island escape? After 10 years of planning and development Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center in Manayunk opens its grounds and doors to the public this weekend, Saturday, October 11. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the brand-new arts and recreation center will welcome the public to explore the gleaming new […]

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October 9, 2014

The First-Ever Old City Fest Makes It Debut This Sunday, October 12 With 100 Vendors Showcasing The Neighborhood’s Art, Design, Shopping, Food, Music And More

This weekend, a brand-new neighborhood festival arrives in Old City to celebrate the modern-day appeal of this historic ’hood: Old City Fest debuts this Sunday, October 12. The first year for what Old City District, the event’s organizers, hopes will become an annual extravaganza, two streets in Old City will transform from quiet cobblestone thoroughfares […]

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October 9, 2014

Chocolate: The Exhibition, A Look At The Evolution Of Chocolate Throughout History, Opens At The Academy Of Natural Sciences On Saturday, October 11

Chocolate fans, rejoice! The sweet treat takes the spotlight at The Academy of Natural Sciences for its new exhibition, Chocolate: The Exhibition. Opening this Saturday, October 11, the exhibition brings guests on a journey through the evolution of chocolate, from something found on a rainforest tree to a commodified piece of candy. Throughout the exhibition, […]

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