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POSTED: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:47 PM
Network your way to a new career with Tech in Motion (photo courtesy of Job Spring Partners)

Video games have caught the hearts of many worldwide and also inspired many to work in the field of design and IT. On Thursday, Oct. 16. Tech in Motion presents a Gaming Expo at the Impact Hub (1227 N. 4th St.) featuring Philadelphia-area game developers and keynote speaker Chris Melissinos, Verizon’s director of corporate strategy and creator of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s exhibit “The Art of Gaming.” Melissinos is quite the aficionado of gaming, having former titles including Chief Evangelist and Chief Gaming Officer for Sun Microsystems and Vice President at Verisign Inc. Following Melissinos' informative speech, tech-savvy networkers can interact with these Philadelphia and regional start-up groups.

Backward pieS: Independent game development studio

Grimm Bros: Independent game studio of veteran developers focusing on games that take place in a world of fairy tales.

POSTED: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 12:26 PM
The "Little Big Things" party with Case Bloom, Personify and Froz1 at The Trestle Inn on May 10, 2013. ( TIM BLACKWELL / Philly.com )

The Trestle Inn (11th and Callowhill Streets) feels it needs to give credit where credit is due — and that’s to '60s lounge legends. The home of Whiskey and Go-Go tips its hat to Grammy-winning Burt Bacharach with its Back to Bacharach Week, Wednesday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 18.

Throughout the event’s duration, relish in a themed drink offering — Promises, Promises cocktail — from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Titled after the Bacharach-composed musical of the same name, the drink is made with W.L. Weller Special Reserve Bourbon.

Sip your cocktail and kick up your feet for movie night on Wednesday, Oct. 15. The 1965 classic “What’s New Pussycat?” (wo-oa-ah) screens from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. with cocktails, $6 Kitchen Sink shot and can specials, and $1 popcorn.

POSTED: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 11:58 AM
Terror Behind the Walls, America’s largest haunted house, is located inside the massive castle-like walls of Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA. (Jeff Fusco / Eastern State Penitentiary)

Nothing says Halloween in Philadelphia quite like a visit to Eastern State Penitentiary’s Terror Behind the Walls. Six spooky attractions lead you through this historic (and potentially haunted) prison that will fill you with the conflicting emotions of fear and delight.

We don’t want you to miss out one of America’s top haunted attractions. Philly.com already gave you a chance to win a pair of VIP Tickets, now we're dishing out a 10-pack of regular passes for you and your friends, family members, fraternity, yoga club, or sports team to have the ultimate Halloween experience!

How do you enter? Make sure you follow @PhillydotcomENT and RT any one of the contest tweets we send out this week:

POSTED: Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 3:00 AM
Drop by the Queen Village Art Center for a BYOB sewing class. (iStock Photo)

This just keeps getting better.

For a farewell: The last acoustic Tuesday of this year’s PHS Pop Up Garden (1438 S. Street) is today from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. PB&U food truck will be there as well.

For a talk: Community street artists, activists, muralists and even an Eagles player discuss the importance of art in an urban landscape at WHYY Studios (150 N. 6th St.). Speakers at this 6 p.m. event include Connor Barwin, Betsy Z. Casanas, Gabe Tibernio and more.

POSTED: Monday, October 13, 2014, 3:42 PM
Isabella Restaurant (382 E Elm St.) (photo courtesy of Dish Public Relations)

What makes this week great? For one thing, tomorrow is a free pasta day for the City of Philadelphia, and for the rest of the week there are four more events that are dishing out great happenings in our area. Check out these five satisfying happenings this week. Bon Appétit!

On Tuesday, Oct. 14, San Giorgio, the “pasta that makes perfect meals,” is gracing Philadelphia residents with free pasta meals at Rittenhouse Square from 10 a.m. through 2 p.m. In honor of their 100-year anniversary, San Giorgio is dishing up family favorite recipes as well as the 100-anniversary Philadelphia recipe winner plate.

Beginning Thursday, Oct. 16 through Friday, Oct. 31, Chef Michael Cappon from Isabella in Conshohocken (382 E. Elm St.) created a special fall-paring menu with selections such as Young’s Double Chocolate Stout rib ragout, Union Jack IPA duck breast, and Victory Lager marinated flank steak. The menu items range from $7 to 14 and for $2.50 more you can wash it down with a selected 10-ounce beer.

POSTED: Monday, October 13, 2014, 1:56 PM
Bill Murray and and Jaeden Lieberher star in St. Vincent. © 2014 The Weinstein Company. All rights reserved. Photographer: Atsushi Nishijima

Putting Hollywood riffraff in the back seat, the Philadelphia Film Festival, (organized by the Philadelphia Film Society), running from Thursday, Oct. 16 through Sunday, Oct. 26, puts the spotlight on more nuanced filmmaking, shying away from Blockbuster tactics. With screenings and events typically held in Philadelphia, the festival this year sinks its tentacles into the suburbs with venues like Hiway Theater (212 York Rd., Jenkintown), Bryn Mawr Film Institute (824 W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr), and Ambler Theater (108 E. Butler Ave., Ambler).

Over the course of the event’s 11 days, hundreds of films from all over the world will hit various screens throughout the city, as well as parties and events that are open to all Filmadelphians. Here you’ll find some of what’s to come.

The already buzzworthySt. Vincent,” a story about the unlikely pairing of deadbeat Vincent (Bill Murray) and neighbor, 12-year-old Oliver (Jaeden Lieberher, a South Philly native), opens at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 at the Prince Music Theater (1412 Chestnut St.) prior to the festival’s official opening event. Even better? Director Theodore Melfi and Lieberher will be in the house.

POSTED: Monday, October 13, 2014, 3:00 AM
Illinois rockers The Orwells play Underground Arts tonight. (Elizabeth Robertson / Staff Photographer)

Happy Columbus Day!

For brunch: As a part of Cape May’s Victorian Weekend, take a look at Victorian fashions, from ball gowns to undergarments, over a 10 a.m. brunch at the Carriage House Café and Tearoom at the Physick Estate (1048 Washington St., Cape May, N.J.).

For a show: Fuzzy, guitar-rock and former Arctic Monkeys openers, The Orwells, tear up the Underground Arts (1200 Callowhill St.) stage tonight. Doors are at 6:30 p.m.

POSTED: Sunday, October 12, 2014, 3:00 AM
A model wears a Nicole Miller wedding gown at The Bellevue Gets Engaged at Hyatt at The Bellevue, in Philadelphia, on Sunday, September 29, 2013. (HughE Dillon/Philly.com)

Imagine if we gave you four just to mix things up.

For a sale: Bernie Robbins Jewelers (500 Rt. 73, Marlton, N.J.) is prepping for a renovation and they need to make a little room. Here’s where you come in: To help out, help clear their stock by taking part in a storewide sale, with up to 70% off. Store hours are 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today.

For a demo: When the Betsy Ross House (239 Arch St.) was just a house, rather than a centerpiece of historical memories, chocolate was for drinking. Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors will demonstrate how chocolate was consumed during colonial times from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Drink up!

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