Friday, October 31, 2014
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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.

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)

Thursday

OurNightOut

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: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 2:48 PM
Staircases and Mountaintops: Ascending Beyond the Dream. Mosaics by Jonny Buss. Mural by Willis Humphrey aka Nomo. Photo by Michael Reali for the Mural Arts Program. Used by permission.

In case you missed it, we’re in the throes of Mural Arts Month here in Philadelphia. From mural dedications to block parties, the Mural Arts Program has been coloring up the city. However, over the next week, the climax of the month’s events brings dedications and more.

In addition to other restorative measures taken by the Mural Arts Program to the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center (2101 Cecil B. Moore Ave.), the latest artistic addition, “Staircases and Mountaintops: Ascending Beyond the Dream” will be dedicated at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 23. Inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the mural’s art direction was lead by Willis Humphrey, aka "Nomo" and "Jonny Buss."

Sip and sightsee. On Saturday, Oct. 25, start with mimosas and sweets at Square 1682/Hotel Palomar (117 S. 17th St.) at 10 a.m., then experience a guided tour of nearby murals. The day rounds out with brunch back at the hotel.

POSTED: Wednesday, October 22, 2014, 12:58 PM
Dress in costume and get treats at the Philadelphia Zoo (photo courtesy of Philadelphia Zoo)

What do children crave more than cartoons? Candy. And candy they shall get during these kid-friendly trick-or-treating events.

If you’re feeling fishy, the Atlantic City Aquarium (800 N. New Hampshire Ave.) turns into an A-Scar-IUM on Friday, Oct. 24, where kids can receive candy throughout the water world, interact with games, and watch a special underwater pumpkin-carving show. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Dress up in costume and get free candy. Not hard, right? East Passyunk Avenue (Tasker and Passyunk) invites all little monsters to take a trip along the neighborhood on Saturday, Oct. 25 as vendors line up to celebrate Halloween by giving out free candy, providing live entertainment, and hosting a costume contest for children, and your furry friends.  Starts at 11 a.m.

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