Thursday, October 30, 2014
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POSTED: Monday, October 27, 2014, 1:51 PM
Haven Nightclub in the Golden Nugget throws three Halloween parties this week. (Photo via Cashman and Associates)

While the summer shore season may be dead and gone, the dead, undead and costumed, dancing monsters will inhabit Atlantic City for a week of bewitching parties. Disguise if you dare.

The Borgata (1 Borgata Way) knows the best parties are costume parties. Come in your Halloween best on Monday, Oct. 27 when DJ Ross One gets the week started at mur.mur at 10 p.m. By Friday, Oct. 31, you should be warmed up for the weekend’s main events: Joe Maz at mur.mur at 10 p.m. and Fedde Le Grand at Mixx at 10 p.m. If you’re still yearning for more, Saturday, Nov. 1 brings sets from D-Nice at mur.mur at 10 p.m. and Deorro at Mixx at 10 p.m. All contests — held on all party nights mentioned — have some killer prizes, like up to $2,500 or bottle service and overnight stays.

A decade marked by leg warmers, colored scrunchies, and shoulder pads makes a resurgence on Thursday, Oct. 30 for an '80s costume party at Ego Bar and Lounge in the Taj Mahal (1000 Boardwalk) starting at 8 p.m.

POSTED: Monday, October 27, 2014, 10:41 AM
Experience the flavors of France at Azie on Main this Monday (photo courtesy of Dish Public Relations)

Eat, drink, and be merry during our five food picks for this week.

Bonjour! Start your week off with flavors from France as Azie on Main (789 East Lancaster Ave.) hosts its first monthly wine dinners on Monday, Oct. 27. Starting at 7 p.m., guests can taste special French-inspired menu paired with wines from the Burgundy, Languedoc and Bordeaux regions of France. The four-course menu will feature items such as duck, scallops, braised beef, and pound cake. The pairing is $65 per person.

If your dreams of becoming America’s Next Top Chef are subpar, Clean Your Plate’s (937 N. 6th St.) chef Christina Dimacali is hosting a Cooking 101 - Chicken Marsala class that takes guests through hands-on steps on how to prepare the dish and cook it, too. Besides chicken Marsala, you will create an apple walnut salad and oven-roasted broccoli, and bake peanut butter cookies. Tickets are $95, and the event is on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.

POSTED: Monday, October 27, 2014, 3:00 AM
Henry Goodman as Henry Kissinger with folder and Harry Shearer as Nixon sitting. (Photo Credit: Justin Downing) (© Justin Downing)

The real deal of entertainment right here.

For a good start to the week: Get your heart pumping with a group walk at Bellevue State Park (800 Carr Rd., Wilmington, Del.). Meet at the park’s track at 9 a.m.

For a talk: Artist Sharon Hayes utilizes video, performance and installation in her work, which explores political history. She discusses her work critically at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art (2001 N. 13th St.) at 6 p.m.

POSTED: Sunday, October 26, 2014, 3:00 AM
Check out this years' Longwood Gardens Chrysanthemum Festival today. (Photo via Facebook)

A rejuvenating way to spend the day.

For horticulture: Longwood Gardens’ (1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square) kicked off their annual Chrysanthemum Festival yesterday, featuring over 200,000 of the Asian flower trained into spirals, balls and a chandelier. The gardens are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today.

For a good cause: Not only are cuts and stylings at Giovanni and Pileggi (308 S. 12th St.) half off today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., all the proceeds will be donated to the Foundation for Breast and Prostate Health.

POSTED: Saturday, October 25, 2014, 3:00 AM
Adidas on South Street hosts a community Zumba class this morning. (iStock Photo)

A special selection of perfection.

For a spooky sprint: Wear your costumes or Flyers gear for the Flyers Charities Halloween 5k. Day-of registration opens at 8 a.m. at the Wells Fargo Center (3601 S. Broad St.) and the race begins at 9 a.m. A family fun area will be open throughout the morning for post-run good times.

For a community sweat: Grab your pals and head down to Adidas (436 South St.) for a dance-inspired workout class, Zumba. As an added bonus, you’ll get special shopping privileges after the 8 a.m. class.

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.

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