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October 14, 2014

Pennsylvania Ballet Opens Its 51st Season With Press Play, The Directorial Debut Of New Artistic Director Ángel Corella, October 16-26

The curtain goes up on the 51st season of the Pennsylvania Ballet this month, and adding to the thrill of a fresh fall season, our city’s exceptional company welcomes a new artistic director, Ángel Corella. At the end of the company’s 50th season, longstanding artistic director Roy Kaiser stepped down after 35 years with the […]

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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

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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October 9, 2014

The High Steaks Cheesesteak And Cocktail Competition Returns To Sansom Street For Its Annual Block Party, This Sunday, October 12

Celebrate five-years of Square 1682 at the Hotel Palomar at an afternoon block party featuring a cheesesteak and cocktail competition this Sunday, October 12. From 1 to 4 p.m., the annual High Steaks: Great Philly Cheesesteak Challenge and Cocktail Competition brings together a number of the city’s top chefs and bartenders for a day of […]

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October 9, 2014

County Fair At The Oval Brings A Ferris Wheel, Movie Screenings, Food Trucks, Outdoor Drinks, Music And More To The Parkway, October 10-12

Exciting news! A full-fledged County Fair arrives at The Oval this weekend, October 10 through 12, for the last of The Oval’s weekends of fall programming. Celebrate fall — and fairs — with everything from a Ferris wheel and carnival games to an outdoor bar and free movie screenings. Read on for our guide to […]

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October 8, 2014

Our Guide To The 15th Anniversary Year Of Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) With Free Tours Of 300+ Philadelphia Art Studios, Special Events And More, October 11-12 And October 25-26

Curious about the creative process? Find inspiring visual arts right in your neighborhood during Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), the largest tour program of artist studios and creative work spaces in the region, now celebrating its 15th anniversary year. Over two weekends this month — October 11-12 and October 25-26 — engage with working artists […]

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