Tonight Picks: Oktoberfest At Dilworth Park, Passyunk Passeggiata, Terror Behind The Walls And More

The top ways to spend your Wednesday night in Philadelphia...

The city buzzes tonight with festivals, happy hours, live music, Halloween attractions and so much more.

Tonight marks night one for Dilworth Park’s Oktoberfest celebration. Starting at 5 p.m., head to the Center City park for German-inspired fare, craft beer, games, seasonal decor and more.

In Fairmount, Terror Behind the Walls continues to deliver major scares at Eastern State Penitentiary. Brave guests can head to the haunted house this evening for a spooky tour featuring 200 performers, Hollywood-quality sets and more.

Our top picks for tonight, below.

Oktoberfest at Dilworth Park

Dilworth Park OktoberfestPhoto By P. Tobia For Dilworth Park

Beer, food, live music and fun activities are set to fill Dilworth Park for its multi-day Oktoberfest celebration. The beer fest starts after work tonight at the park's Saultoberfest Beer Garden. Look forward to music, craft beer, German-inspired food and more.

Oktoberfest at Dilworth Park

When:Wednesday, October 12, 5-9 p.m.
Where:Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th Street
Cost:Pay as you go

www.ccdparks.org

Passyunk Passeggiata

There’s plenty of fun to be had along East Passyunk Avenue as its recurring Passyunk Passeggiata returns for another evening of sales, late-night happy hours, music, food specials and more. Stroll along the avenue to find specials at spots like Brigantessa, Miss Demeanor, The Bottle Shop, Stogie Joe's, Amelie’s Bark Shop, Brigantessa and more.

Passyunk Passeggiata

When:Wednesday, October 12, 4:30-8 p.m.
Where:Along East Passyunk Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.visiteastpassyunk.com

Terror Behind The Walls

Celebrate the upcoming Halloween season by testing your nerves at Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls, a spooky haunted house inside a history-rich, abandoned prison. Designed to be high-startle, Terror Behind the Walls includes Hollywood-quality special effects and lighting, digital sound, animatronic creatures and custom props. Over 200 performers participate in six separate attractions on the 11-acre complex, creating one scary experience.

Terror Behind The Walls

When:Wednesday, October 12, 7-11 p.m.
Where:Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue
Cost:$19-$25

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Barcade Fifth Anniversary Party

Celebrate five years of Barcade, Fishtown’s favorite bar-arcade, with a super special draft list and beer-fueled good times. Starting at 3 p.m. (and going all the way till close), sip brews like Smuttynose Barleywine, 2SP The Russian, Allagash Farm to Face and more.

Barcade Fifth Anniversary Party

When:Wednesday, October 12, 3 p.m.-close
Where:Barcade, 1114 Frankford Avenue
Cost:Pay as you go

www.barcadephiladelphia.com

Free Fit Academy

Free Fit AcademyPhoto Courtesy Free Fit Academy

Enjoy a pay-what-you-will fitness class on the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps this evening as Fit Academy hosts its final outdoor workout of the year. Head to the steps for a 6:30 p.m. class start time. Those interested in attending should register online. After class, participants are encouraged to head to Urban Saloon for quizzo.

Free Fit Academy

When:Wednesday, October 12, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Where:The Steps at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Pay what you will

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Stupid F**king Bird at the Arden Theatre Company

Tonight, the Arden Theatre Company continues its run of Stupid F***ing Bird, a comical and provocative show. Tickets start at $15 and the show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Stupid F**king Bird at the Arden Theatre Company

When:Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 p.m.
Where:Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd Street
Cost:$15-$40

www.ardentheatre.org

Nightscape: A Light And Sound Experience at Longwood Gardens

Take in the beautiful sites at Longwood Gardens after dark this evening as the Kennett Square attraction continues Nightscape: A Light And Sound Experience, its breathtaking after-dark display. The display starts at 6 p.m. and runs until 11 p.m. The best time to visit is after the sun sets.

Nightscape: A Light And Sound Experience at Longwood Gardens

When:Wednesday, October 12, 6-11 p.m.
Where:Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square
Cost:$27 for adults, $17 for kids over the age of 5, free for kids 4 and under

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Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Every Wednesday night, the Philadelphia Museum of Art hosts a pay-what-you-wish Wednesday promotion, complete with everything from yoga and crafts to after-hours tours and special events like an Oktoberfest beer garden.

Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday At the Philadelphia Museum of Art

When:Wednesday, October 12, 5-8:45 p.m.
Where:Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Cost:Pay what you wish

www.philamuseum.org

Live Music Tonight

Sum 41’s Don’t Call It A Sum-back Tour at the Fillmore; Lake Street Dive at Union Transfer and Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad at World Cafe Live.

Live Music Tonight

When:All shows are tonight, October 12
Cost:Ticket prices vary and are subject to availability

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