Tonight Picks: Chinatown Night Market, DesignPhiladelphia Kicks Off, The Philadelphia Collection, Terror Behind The Walls And More

Sweet news: A number of major festivals hit Philadelphia tonight including artsy festivals and even a food truck fest.

DesignPhiladelphia kicks off today with cool events that celebrate the historic role of design in the Philadelphia region while showcasing up-and-coming creatives and innovation. Tonight alone, you can attend up a pop-up beer garden, attend a discussion and more.

Tonight from 7 to 11 p.m., Chinatown takes some pointers from the Food Trust and hosts a Night Market of its own with more than 50 food trucks, drink vendors, live performances and much more.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Chinatown Night Market Yè Shì‬

What: Inspired by the Food Trust’s popular events, Chinatown hosts a Night Market of its own tonight with more than 50 food trucks, live performances, music and more. A number of local Chinatown restaurants will be plating meals and serving alcoholic beverages for the event, too.
When: Thursday, October 8, 7-11 p.m.
Where: 10th Street from Arch and Vine streets and Race Street between 9th and 11th streets
Cost: Pay as you go
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Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary‬

What: Halloween fun takes the spotlight at Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls attraction. Get spooked by ghosts and ghouls as the pop up out of the crevices throughout the prison.
When: Thursday, October 8
Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue
Cost: $19 in advance, $25 at the door
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Pearl Street Passage

What: DesignPhiladelphia’s marquee event, Pearl Street Passage kicks off the festival and transforms an underused city space with 10 temporary installations from October 8 to 12. Led by Groundswell Design Group, 10 multidisciplinary teams of Philadelphia-based architects, artists, designers, makers and builders have developed experiential installations for the site-specific temporary display
When: Thursday, October 8
Where: Pearl Street Passage, 1100 block of Pearl Street
Cost: Free
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Supra Endura X Wistar Collaboration‬

What: Tonight, check out fashion inspired by the Wistar Institute, a bio-medical research company in Philly, at a fashion show, shopping event and cocktail reception at Supra Endura in University City for the Philadelphia Collection.
When: Thursday, October 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: 3601 Spruce Street
Cost: Pay as you go
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Red Bull Art of Can‬

What: Philadelphia’s own Klip Collective created a a fully interactive light projection installation that illuminates the west facade of City Hall in celebration of Red Bull’s Art of Can exhibition, which is currently on vie at City Hall. Today is the final day to check out the exhibition and installation.
When: Thursday, October 8
Where: Dilworth Park at City Hall, west facade, 15th and Market streets
Cost: Free
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More events, below.

‬Monument Lab: Panel & Party

What: Tonight is night one for DesignPhiladelphia, and the festival celebrates night one with a number of events including a discussion and party at Philadelphia Center for Architecture.
When: Thursday, October 8, 5:30-8 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street
Cost: Free
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Jade’s Closet In The City‬

What: The Philadelphia Collection continues this evening as Jade’s Closet opens a six-day pop-up shop at the Shops at Liberty Place with a party tonight from 6 to 9 p.m.
When: Thursday, October 8, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Jade’s Closet, 1625 Chestnut Street
Cost: Pay as you go
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Sofitel Wine Fair‬

What: The Sofitel celebrates french wines with a Wine Fair tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. Sip wine and nosh on cheese at the evening affair.
When: Thursday, October 8, 5-7 p.m.
Where: Sofitel, 120 S. 17th Street
Cost: $35
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Slider Week at The Fat Ham‬

What: The Fat Ham celebrates a number of new menu items with a slider week promotion all week long. Stop by the restaurant for pulled pork, cheeseburgers, smoked brisket and oyster in slider form.
When: Thursday, October 8
Where: The Fat Ham, 3131 Walnut Street
Cost: Pay as you go
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Red Owl Tavern’s 3rd Birthday‬

What: Celebrate three years of Red Owl Tavern with a three-course menu for $33.33 or $3 crab and corn fritters this evening.
When: Thursday, October 8
Where: Red Owl Tavern, 422 Chestnut Street
Cost: Pay as you go
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We Can Pop-Up Beer Can Garden‬

What: The Trestle Inn teams up with DesignPhiladelphia for a beer garden featuring canned brews from Old Forge Brewing Company.
When: Thursday, October 8, until 8 p.m.
Where: The Trestle Inn, 11th & Callowhill streets
Cost: Pay as you go
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