Monday, September 22, 2014
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POSTED: Monday, September 22, 2014, 2:19 PM
Manayunk's StrEAT festival returns this Sunday. ((Photo courtesy of Manayunk Development Corporation))

We hope you’re not too worn out from this past weekend’s festivals because it’s still not over.

From a whiskey festival to Manayunk’s popular street-palooza, Philly folks have the word "festive" on the tips of their tongues.

Check out these five food events bursting with flavor.

POSTED: Monday, September 22, 2014, 12:42 PM
A selection of books from Bloof Books, a presenter and vendor at the first small press poetry and art fair, Philalalia. (Photo via Facebook)

Living in a do-it-yourself world has opened a lot of doors for smaller, independent artists in many disciplines to produce their work on their own terms. For three days this week, Philalalia, the first small press poetry and art fair, holds fairs, workshops and live readings to demonstrate the local arts culture beginning Thursday, Sept. 25.

Staying in tune with the small press atmosphere, a one-hour workshop, starting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25, on how to make paper will be held at the event’s primary location: Tyler School of Art (2001 N. 13th St.) at Temple University. (The workshop will also take place on Friday, Sept. 26 at 11 a.m. and Saturday, Sept. 27 at 1:30 p.m.)

Also on Thursday, Sept. 25, the weekend’s opening reception will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. with readings featuring Philadelphia Youth Poet Laureate Soledad Alfaro-Allah, Poet Laureate Frank Sherlock, and poet and essayist Rachel Blau DuPlessis held in Temple Contemporary — in the school of art.

POSTED: Monday, September 22, 2014, 3:00 AM
Tourists on Segways pass by the Constitution Center on Arch St. during warm spring weather. ( AKIRA SUWA / Staff Photographer )

This is all so swell, isn’t it?

For something mobile: Take a two-hour guided tour of the city. Sounds pretty average, right? Think again. Take said tour on a segway, courtesy of Philly By Segway (229 Arch St.). Hop on the 9:30 a.m. tour or the 2:30 p.m. one.

For an exhibit closing: Today’s the last day to feast your eyes on “The World is an Apple: The Still Lifes of Paul Cézanne” at the Barnes Foundation (2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway) before the exhibit closes for good. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

POSTED: Friday, September 19, 2014, 5:32 PM
Bartender Alyssa Wegner pours a tall Aylinger Brau Wiesse at Brauhaus Schmitz. (Eric Mencher/Staff file photo)

Say goodbye to the summer shandys and step away from the wheat beers – fall beer festivals are about to take over your local event calendar. Grab a planner and take note these fun beer-themed events celebrating all things autumn.

Perch Pub Oktoberfest, Washington Square West - Sept. 20

You’re not going to find Pumpkin brews at this Oktoberfest celebration. Victory Brewing Company takes over the taps at Perch Pub for an evening of signature ales like Victory Mad King’s Weiss and Oktoberfest seasonal beers like Victory Festbier. Want some seasonal swag? Brewery reps will be handing out prizes as well as limited edition stein glasses.

POSTED: Friday, September 19, 2014, 1:01 PM
Kid-friendly Halloween festivities run on weekends from Sept. 20 through Oct. 26 at Sesame Place. (Photo via Vault Communications)

We were all kids once. And what kid didn’t like dressing up in over-the-top costumes, filling up pillowcases with candy?

Halloween is fast approaching and from Saturday, Sept. 20 through Sunday, Oct. 26, Sesame Place (100 Sesame Rd., Langhorne) is getting into the spirit with kid-friendly attractions.

The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular features everything from live performances to character hayrides to costume contests. Here’s what you won’t want to miss.

POSTED: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 2:12 PM
The Peddler's Village Scarecrow Festival is this weekend. (iStock Photo)

This is it. Summer’s last hoorah. Throw on your flip-flops (if you so please) and embrace the last weekend of what can be considered the best season. (OK, that’s open for debate.)

Starting Friday, Sept. 19, over 120 local, student and professional artists — like Sarah Pollock, Brian Eppley and Arlene Steinberg — post up along Rittenhouse Square (18th and Walnut Streets) for a three-day Fine Art Show that extends to Sunday, Sept. 21. A streetside café and farmers market round things out on Sunday. The show runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday, rain or shine.

It’s never too early for a good scare. Strap on your straightjacket and prepare for the six horror-inducing attractions at Eastern State Penitentiary’s (22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue) Terror Behind the Walls, which welcomes terror-chasing fans for opening weekend from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20.

POSTED: Thursday, September 18, 2014, 12:08 PM

Philadelphia’s urban beach received the go-ahead to stay open until Sept. 28, and with only two more weeks of hammock swinging and entertainment, two weekend celebrations are set to take place.

Starting on Friday, Sept. 19 and running through Sunday, Sept. 21, Spruce Street Harbor Park (Columbus Boulevard at Spruce Street) welcomes the change of season during a Fall Festival full of events to enjoy.

Craft beer drinkers know that when September hits, one of the most beloved brew flavors is in full swing: pumpkin. During Fall Fest, the beer selections at the Blue Anchor, the park’s resident foodery, will represent a different mid-Atlantic area each day. On Friday, enjoy fall-themed foods and harvest beers in season from New Jersey and Delaware. On Saturday, local Pennsylvania beers will take over the park, followed by Maryland pours on Sunday.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 1:45 PM
The Philadelphia Collection, eight days of fashion events, starts Wednesday. (RYAN S. GREENBERG / Staff Photographer)

Following New York City’s jam-packed Fashion Week, we here in Philadelphia are spotlighting our own style community through a week of runway shows, pop-up shops and cocktail parties via the Philadelphia Collection, running Wednesday, Sept. 17 through Wednesday, Sept. 24. Now in its fifth year, the event celebrates the city’s “collection” of retailers, boutiques, designers and fashion students.

With over 45 events happening throughout the seven-day soiree, here’s where you’ll find us channeling our best Anna Wintour.

Phashion Phest would be a good start. Helping to kick off the week on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., the evening features a fashion show, student designer showcase, and a cocktail reception at the Shops at Liberty Place (1625 Chestnut St).

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