Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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POSTED: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 9:48 AM
It's officially fall. That means pumpkin picking, hayrides and more. (iStock Photo)

Happy fall! We made it through the heat and humidity of summer and now it’s time to take in the sights (nothing better than leaves changing colors) and sounds (of Halloween terror?) of autumn. These events should get you warmed up.

After last weekend’s scarecrow festival at Peddler’s Village (Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska), you’re likely in the mood for some more festive bodies of hay. Play a part in determining who takes home the title in a number of categories (which would be Peddler's Village: We are everything but ordinary, Traditional/Whirligig, Extraordinary Contemporary, KidsOnly!, Quite The Character, and Group Crow) for their Scarecrow Competition and Display, running now until Sunday, Oct. 26. Peddler’s Village is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

We didn’t start the fire. But someone in Manayunk did. Celebrate the start of the season with a community bonfire at Canal View Park (4430 Main St.) where 12 lit pontoons will float down the canal at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26. Throw your “wishing sticks” into the flames, check out some live animals, and see dance performances.

POSTED: Tuesday, September 23, 2014, 3:00 AM
Cozy up and catch an outdoor movie screening in Dilworth Park tonight. (Photo via Facebook)

The seasons may be changing, but the fun never does.

For local greenery: It’s officially fall, time to spruce up your backyard. Plants native to our area are for sale at Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve (1635 River Rd., New Hope) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today — from their garden to yours.

For open-air fashion: 21 South Street Headhouse District boutiques and salons will show men’s and women’s styles on the runway at Historic Headhouse Square (2nd and Pine Sts.) for Fashion Under the Shambles, starting at 6 p.m. Reality TV fan? “America’s Next Top Model” finalist Cory Wade Hindorff will serve as master of ceremonies.

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: 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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