Friday, October 31, 2014
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POSTED: Friday, October 31, 2014, 3:00 AM
A selection of five Halloween-themed things to do today. (iStock Photo)

Happy Halloween!

For grown up costumes: Tour the Philadelphia Museum of Art (26th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway) after hours and see design students model costumes with an artful inspiration. Stay for a themed musical performance from local R&B band Natural Selection. Halloween at the Museum runs from 5 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.

For trick-or-treating: Candy gathering with a view: The Brandywine Zoo (1001 N. Park Dr., Wilmington, Del.) welcomes costumed youngsters to gallivant around the zoo from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:44 PM
The Liberty City Kings Drag and Burlesque Vixens and Vagabond cabaret. (Photo: Freedom G Photography)


On Thursday, October 30th at 6:30pm, Philadelphia runners will be able to participate in a terrifying 3K fun run through West Laurel Hill Cemetery (215 Belmont Ave.) in Bala Cynwyd. Run4UrLife will benefit MANNA, a local nonprofit that delivers nourishing, healthy food to those facing life-threatening illnesses including HIV/AIDS. ChatterBlast Media and Unite Fitness, two LGBT owned businesses, are two of the sponsors for the event. To register, runners can visit Registration costs $29.99 and includes a Run4UrLife T-shirt. Prizes will be awarded following the run. Costumes are encouraged.


POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:19 PM
Row of stainless steel beer taps on a wooden counter for dispensing draught beer in a pub with a large glass tankard of beer alongside (photo via iStock) (Viachaclav)

We had our fixes of Oktoberfest-style beers, and of course the never-ending selections of pumpkin beer that never seems to die off. Now, in November, it’s time for winter ales to pop up, as well as other styles that’ll fancy our taste buds. With the first of the month creeping up, so are upcoming beer events. We tilt our glasses to these upcoming boozy events.

For those who can’t usually attend one-day beer fests, Wilmington, Del. is having a weeklong Beer Festival celebrating local breweries and those who love craft beer. Beginning on Saturday, Nov. 1 and running through Sunday, Nov. 8, 19 venues in Delaware host various beer events, from cask tapping of mysterious beers to food and beer pairings, there is an event for all the beer drinkers inside us. The full schedule is here.

Don Russell, better known as Joe Sixpack, invites beer fanatics to experience the ultimate tasting event on Friday, Nov. 7 as brewers from Broken Goblet, Conshohocken Brewing, Evil Genius, Neshaminy Creek and Saint Benjamin Brewing Company will discuss their brews and let you sample their selected choices for the night. The event starts at 7 p.m. and takes place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center (1101 Arch St.).

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 2:01 PM
Peddler's Village Apple Festival takes place this weekend. (iStock Photo)

Crashing from your Halloween sugar high doesn’t have to be a bore. This weekend will be stacked with tons of good times, naturally. 

The very short Philadelphia run of “Newsies” (probably a bit too short for our liking) at the Academy of Music (240 S. Broad St.) wraps up this weekend with a 7:30 p.m. show on Thursday, Oct. 30, 8 p.m. performances on Friday, Oct. 31 and Saturday, Nov. 1, 2 p.m. curtains also on Saturday, Nov. 1, and a 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. showing on Sunday, Nov. 2.

The 2014 debut of Phila. Flea’s indoor season at the Fed Ex Service Center (820 Spring Garden St.) is Saturday, Nov. 1. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., browse through setups from various vendors including Antique Rescue, The Pony Shed and more.

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 12:32 PM
Enjoy a Sherlock Holmes-themed dinner this Halloween (photo courtesy of the Treemont Restaurant)

Halloween happens once a year and so do these 5 food specials being offered on Friday, Oct. 31.

If you’re in need of a sugar boost and happen to be in a Halloween costume, five Krispy Kreme Doughnut shops are offering a free doughnut with a presentation of your outfit this year. No tricks needed. Times vary per location.

Starting at 5 p.m., Chipotles across the U.S. are offering $3 burritos, tacos, bowls, salads, and kids items for all who dress in costume. Proceeds up to $1 million will go towards the Chipotle Cultivate Foundation, a program committed to creating a sustainable and healthy food supply.

POSTED: Thursday, October 30, 2014, 3:00 AM
StylePOP kicked off Sept. 11. Five Philly designers, including Manayunk-based Paula Hian and Macy's incubator designer Terese Sydonna, will be selling apparel. (Charles Fox/Staff Photographer)

It may be Mischief Night this evening, but we see no tomfoolery here.

For shopping: The last pop-up market in Dilworth Park (Broad and Market Streets) is today from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Vendors include Chandra Jewelry by Candace Wade; Weft, menswear; Not about Normal by Howard Serlick, jewelry and accessories; Modern Frock, women’s clothing; Atelier Eve Badia by Eve Badia, women’s clothing and Sultana Maria Jewelry by Sultana Aschism, jewelry and accessories.

For a quizzical happy hour: If your knowledge of all things history and beer seems knows no bounds, test out your stuff at Presidential Trivia Drinking Night at McGillin’s Olde Ale House (1310 Drury St.). Starting at 5:30 p.m., enjoy happy hour specials on all Yards Ales of the Revolution. Author Mark Will-Weber will host the evening, in honor of the release of his book “Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt.”

POSTED: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 3:53 PM
Find that hidden gem you been looking for at the Spring Garden Indoor and Antique Flea Market (Photo courtesy of Phila Flea Markets)

If you already shopped yourself to the limit at the stores available in Philadelphia and its surrounding regions, switch it up a bit with the Spring Garden Indoor Antique and Vintage Flea Market, which returns for its 5th year on Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Fed-Ex Service Center (820 Spring Garden St.). If you can’t make it to the flea market this Saturday — no sweat, the indoor season operates the 1st and 3rd Saturday of every month from November through March.

If you’ve ever been to the Fed-Ex Service Center, you know the venue is huge. Guests can expect over 70 vendors ranging from all over the tri-state area with products such as artistic prints, antiques, pottery, home furnishings, collectibles, and much more. Food will be available to purchase to satisfy your hunger cravings.

A selection of vendors for this Saturday's market include:

POSTED: Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:33 PM
From the Coffee and Tea festival to a psychic tea party, sip a warm drink at any of these events. (iStock Photo)

As we head into the heart of the fall season, the sweaters get thicker, the jackets get a little heavier and our drinks need to be warm and comforting. Luckily, the beverages are in no short supply — so grab a mug and sip on: These coffee and tea events are perfect for the fall days that lay ahead.

A fall beverage staple, the pumpkin spice latte, will be in no short supply on Friday, Oct. 31 at all Saxbys Coffee locations (1625 Chestnut St., 2000 Walnut St., 1902 Liacouras Walk, 2951 Market St., 4000 Locust St.). From noon until 7 p.m. the café will hand out free pumpkin spice lattes for a Halloween treat. Take the freebie to Instagram by sharing a selfie of you and your drink (or just the drink, whatever you’re into) with the hashtag #keepingitreal for a chance to win a month of free coffee.

Also stay tuned for the opening of a new Saxbys location on Saturday, Nov. 1 at Peddler’s Village (Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, Pa.) during their Apple Festival.

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