10 things to look forward to in November

Dancers during the opening act at the Thanksgiving Day parade on the Ben Franklin Parkway. Thursday, November 27, 2014.

If you can only make it to 10 events this November, here are the one's you certainly can't miss. 

Fall Art Star Craft Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 7 through Sunday, Nov.8
Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum (6825 Norwitch Dr.) 
Highlighting the area’s best independent artists, this weekend is a must-see for those who fancy original and high-quality handmade goods. 

Apple Festival
Saturday, Nov. 7
through Sunday, Nov. 8
Peddler’s Village (Routes 202 & 263)
Ditch the pumpkins in November for a weekend all about one of fall’s core fruits! This weekend festival will feature delicious treats, desserts, and everything else made with apples. 

Jewish Film Festival
Saturday, Nov. 7
through Saturday, Nov. 21
Various Locations
One of the longest running Jewish Film Festivals returns to give us a glimpse of the best comedic, dramatic, and action flicks showcasing cultural values, religion, and history.   

Unstoppable: A Conversation with Bill Nye the Science Guy
Monday, Nov. 9
Franklin Institute (271 N. 21st St.)
You know that guy, Bill Nye, who loves science? Well, he’ll be here talking about his newest book “Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World,” and you’re invited.

Franklin Square Holiday Festival
Thursday, Nov. 12
through Thursday, Dec. 31
Franklin Square (200 6th St.)
This historic park brings invites you to get into the holiday spirit with light shows, seasonal craft goods, and other seasonal surprises along the way. 

Rocky Balboa Run
Saturday, Nov. 14
Philadelphia Museum of Art (2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway)
Put on that sweatband and don your best jumpsuit with thousands of other runners during this 5K and 10K run that’ll surely take you to the distance.  

Christmas Village
Saturday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Dec. 27
LOVE Park (1599 John F Kennedy Blvd.)
During the holidays, LOVE Park turns into a winter wonderland full of Christmas and cultural happenings. Throughout hours of operation, guests can shop for traditional handmade gifts; warm up with some hot cocoa; and get a memorable photo next to a giant decorated tree. 

Ballet X Fall Series
Wednesday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 22
Wilma Theater (265 Broad St.)
BalletX’s fall installment features the world premiere of choreographer Nicolo Fonte’s latest work entitled Beasts, an original performance that explores nature versus nurture through human dance. 

Thanksgiving Day Parade
Thursday, Nov. 26
(1650 Market St.)
Before you stuff your face with turkey and dessert, experience this yearly Thanksgiving Parade that includes marching bands, floats, and even a special visit from Santa Claus.

Winterfest
Friday, Nov. 27
through Sunday, Feb. 28
Penn’s Landing (121 N. Columbus Blvd.)
The official start of Penn’s Landing’s Winter Fest kicks off with opening day on the RiverRink, live entertainment, and the debut of additions to the area’s Lodge hangout.