Friday, October 24, 2014
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POSTED: Friday, October 24, 2014, 1:57 PM
The third annual Locust Moon Comics Festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 25. (Photo by Rob McMonigal)

For the third year, Locust Moon Comics will host a comics expo, this one on Saturday, Oct. 25 with a day full of workshops, panels and artist meet and greets. Held at The Rotunda (4014 Walnut St.), the Locust Moon Comics Festival promises a day of niche entertainment, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Of the over 100 vendors, many will debut books and art — which you can get your hands on first — including 29 artists who collaborated on a Kickstarter-funded work “Little Nemo: Dream Another Dream.”

Here’s just a selection of this year’s exhibitors:

  • Dave Proch
  • Jun Cen
  • Kayla Miller
  • Skuds McKinley
  • Gideon Kendall
  • Aimee Fleck
  • Ian Parsons
  • Rafer Roberts
POSTED: Friday, October 24, 2014, 3:00 AM
"Two Late with Rob and Joe" returns to PHIT's Adrienne Theatre tonight. (Photo by Sam Abrams)

So, you should probably start paying attention now.

For a boozy book: “Whisky Advocate” magazine managing editor and author Lew Bryson will stop by the Trestle Inn (11th and Callowhill) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to talk whiskey — and taste it.

For an outdoor evening: The last Twilight in the Gardens at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (1020 South St.) begins at 7 p.m. and celebrates Day of the Dead. Sound artist Ben Warfield presents hypnotic sonic experiences set to artist Joel Evey’s visuals. Lighten up with BYOB and paper shadow puppets.

POSTED: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 1:40 PM
Bring the kids to Historic Headhouse Square for Pumpkin Fall Festival this weekend. (Photo courtesy Society Hill Films)

Treat yourself to some leisure and entertainment this weekend. Whether it be family-friendly or highbrow, there’s much to take part in.

WheatonArts (1501 Glasstown Rd., Millville, N.J.) opens its doors all weekend to families to create felt monsters, see woodcarving demonstrations, and meander through their exhibits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Friday, Oct. 24 through Sunday, Oct. 26. However, the sweetest stuff comes out from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, when children can trick or treat and meet monsters, like a mummy and witches.

Row, row, row, your boat very quickly down the Schuylkill. Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, lots of people will be watching. The Head of the Schuylkill Regatta kicks off at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26. Get a good viewing spot along Kelly Drive.

POSTED: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 11:52 AM
BalletBoyz kicks off its seven-city North American tour Thursday, October 23rd at the Annenberg Center. (Photo: Panayiotis Sinnos)



On Thursday, October 23rd, MANNA hosts a special pre-Halloween edition of OurNightOut at Tavern on Camac. All three floors of the newly renovated bar will be open for party goers to revel. Outside, Camac Street will be closed between Locust and Spruce so attendees will be able to frolic in the fall air. A special open vodka bar will be available for $20 for people looking for an excuse out of work the next day. Proceeds benefit the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund. Doors at 6:00pm. For tickets.

POSTED: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 3:00 AM
Universoul Circus brings top performers from around the world. (Photo by Boon Vong)

We’re all winners today.

For a cocktail party: Di Bruno Bros. will host a fundraiser for St. James School at Ardmore Farmers Market (120 Coulter Ave.) at 6 p.m. Some of what you’ll nibble on includes Prosciutto di Parma, fried Cerignola Olives, crab cakes and more.

For a festival: A series of avant-garde and eclectic short films will be screened tonight at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) for the Druid Underground Film Festival, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Kids, you better sit this one out — this is for adults only.

POSTED: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 2:52 PM
The ultimate hyper-rager wants you to experience the thrill of Halloween. Dave P, Sammy Slice and friends are ready to illuminate the dance floor with their far-out dance vibes. (Hillary Petrozziello/

Flash back to 1993 and that truly magical scene in “Hocus Pocus” where Bette Midler’s character, Winifred Sanderson, serenades a crowd of Halloween partygoers. Despite being a witch and thus casting a spell on the dancing parents, that musical number set a precedent for how I envision all Halloween parties to be: Full of dancing and a Bette Midler number. While I cannot promise any of the following shows to have the singing star, they should get you dancing — or at least humming a spooky tune as you leave.

The Philadelphia Orchestra puts its spin on creepy tunes from everything like the classical greats like “March to the Scaffold” to the theme from “Batman” on Saturday, Oct. 25. Halloween Fantastique strikes a chord at 11:30 a.m. at the Kimmel Center’s Verizon Hall (Broad and Spruce Streets).

The Deli Philadelphia, a website devoted to local independent music, is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a musical Halloween costume party at PhilaMOCA (531 N. 12th St.) with co-headliners S.T.S. (also known as Sugar Tongue Slim) and Grimace Federation. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 25.

POSTED: Monday, October 20, 2014, 2:20 PM
Candy Volcano, a 25-member glam-rock group, will perform at FringeArts on Halloween. (Photo by William DiCecca courtesy of CM Steel Communications)

First there was the Fringe Festival along with the opening of La Peg, then the sold-out “Rosas Danst Rosas” weekend run earlier this month, and now FringeArts (140 N. Columbus Blvd.) is keeping the culture alive with more performances and excitement this fall. Come for the shows, stay for a meal (or vice-versa), leave after a one-of-a-kind experience.

There’s nothing quite like ‘70s glam rock on Halloween, is there? The 25-musician deep Candy Volcano will put their spin on tunes from David Bowie, Lou Reed and Mott the Hoople on Friday, Oct. 31 at 10 p.m. (doors are at 9:30 p.m.). Come in costume — this is a Glamtasm Masquerade, after all.

FringeArts’ monthly Scratch Night, designed to give the community a taste of what’s new and next in the Philadelphia performance sphere, continues for the duration of 2014 with two free shows on Monday, Nov. 3 and Monday, Dec. 1. The 7 p.m. event also includes beer, light fare and a chance to ask the artists your burning questions.

POSTED: Friday, October 17, 2014, 2:35 PM
Guests go trick or treating at the East Passyunk 2nd Annual Fall Festival and Spooky Saturday, on Saturday, October 26, 2013. (HughE Dillon/

Grab your brood and hit the town! The last two weekends before Halloween are filled to the brim with fall festivities for fun-seekers of all ages.

The ultimate farm-to-city event closes down Filbert Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with hay rides, a pumpkin patch, tractors and eats from Reading Terminal Market (12th and Filbert Streets) during their Harvest Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Don’t feed the animals: Trick or treat around the Philadelphia Zoo (3400 W. Girard Ave.) on Saturday, Oct. 18Sunday, Oct. 19, Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26 for Boo at the Zoo. Other wild activities include a scavenger hunt, costume parade and pumpkin patch, running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. all weekend.

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