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POSTED: Monday, September 15, 2014, 1:37 PM
Stroll along Baltimore Avenue in University City for some great deals on Thursday, Sept. 18 (photo by Ben Tran)

What do you get when you mix the Philadelphia area’s top chefs, one dollar bills, and tons of beer? The food events in Philadelphia this week in which you don’t want to miss out on.

Although the Eagles are not playing at home this evening, there’s a big deal going on in the stadium. The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society’s 10th Annual Chef’s Dinner for PAWS is set to take place on Monday, Sept. 15 at Lincoln Financial Field (1 Lincoln Financial Way) in South Philadelphia. Beginning at 6 p.m., local chefs from Philadelphia and surrounding areas create a three-course food-and-wine pairing for 12 guests each. Proceeds from this event go towards PAWS. Looking for a table? Email for information.

You can never go wrong with a cocktail for dinner, especially when a distiller pairs up the right match for the evening. Sixth-generation rum maker, Roberto Serralles will make a visit to Bar Ferdinand  (1030 N Second St.) on Wednesday, Sept. 17 in Northern Liberties for a special four-course Rum Distiller Dinner featuring special dishes with cocktails from Serralles rum, Don Q. The dinner is set to begin at 7:30 p.m. and costs $50 per person. Dishes to expect are salpicon of octopus and mussels, trout, pork belly, and dessert.

POSTED: Monday, September 15, 2014, 6:49 AM
Underground Arts hosts a performance from Brooklyn's The Drums tonight. (Photo via Facebook)

Today is serious business. Seriously fun.

For Monday Night Football: Every Monday night during football season at Independence Beer Garden (100 S. Independence Mall West) enjoy craft beer and crabs while watching the game. The deal starts at 11 a.m.

For warmth: An afternoon program on the history of Amish quilts starts at 12:30 p.m. at the Mercer Museum (84 S. Pine St., Doylestown). The presentation starts with sweets and a talk from Janneken Smucker, Assistant Professor of History, West Chester Chester University.

POSTED: Sunday, September 14, 2014, 3:00 AM
The Mt. Airy Village Fair highlights the trades and talents of the community. (Photo via Facebook)

Take a deep breath and go free.

For collectors: Over 50 stamp and coin dealers will share their goods at the Stamp and Coin Show at Aetna Fire Hall (400 Ogletown Rd., Newark) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For a fair: Residents of Mt. Airy and beyond will flock to Greene St. and Carpenter Lane West, otherwise known as “Mt. Airy Village” for a day of hands-on learning. The Mt. Airy Village Fair invites the community to teach others various tricks and trades from beer brewing to yo-yo. Other activities include a pet pageant, pie eating contest, circus activities and music. Get there between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

POSTED: Saturday, September 13, 2014, 3:00 AM
Make prints with the family today at Second State Press. (Photo via Brownstone PR)

Doing fun stuff is all the rage.

For an obstacle course: Test your strength at the Civilian Military Combine: A four mile obstacle course race that begins with a five-minute work out involving kettle bell swings, burpees and box jumps. Registration opens at 8 a.m. at Delaware County Veteran’s Memorial (4599 West Chester Pike) with multiple waves of runners beginning the run throughout the day.

For historical fashion: Nestled on Independence Mall at 6th St. between Market and Chestnut St. today’s Craft Phila art show features one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories from independent artists. The first day of the two-day affair is today from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

POSTED: Friday, September 12, 2014, 1:44 PM
The Mexican Independence Festival on the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, Sunday, September 16, 2013 in Philadelphia. (Photo by (Douglas Bovitt)

Over the next month, Philadelphia lights up with the sights, sounds and flavors of Latino culture for National Hispanic Heritage Month. Beginning officially on Monday, Sept. 15 (the day before Mexico’s Independence Day), the festivities continue into October.

Things get started a day early on Sunday, Sept. 14 at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing (Chestnut Street and Columbus Boulevard) with a fiesta in honor of Mexican Independence. From 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., get your fill on authentic cuisine (including the Best Taco in the Delaware Valley contest!), mariachi bands, dancers and crafts.

Work up an appetite for worldly cuisine and music on Sunday, Sept. 14 as Puerto Rican singer Rosa Diaz performs for two hours at Reading Terminal Market’s (1200 Arch St.) Center Court seating area starting at noon.

POSTED: Friday, September 12, 2014, 9:56 AM
Day one of the Philly Brick Fest, a convention dedicated to the LEGO, is today. (iStock Photo)

Wine, music and movies? Check. Check. Check.

For a palatable celebration: Numerous afternoons and evenings of delight will follow until Sept. 21. Day one of the Cape May Food and Wine Celebration kicks off today in various locations in Cape May, N.J., like the Cape May Winery (711 Town Bank Rd.) where daily 3 p.m. cellar tours and tastings will be held.

For a free performance: The latest in WXPN’s Free at Noon concert series is Little Hurricane, a bluesy San Diego duo, and Philly’s own New Brass Sound at the Porch at 30th St. Station (2955 Market St.) at — when else? — noon.

POSTED: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 4:09 PM
Purchase handcrafted material by a variety of local vendors (photo by Bethany Pocceschi)

Between Greenfest, Honey Fest, and the Mushroom Fest, our weekend planners were pretty booked last week. On Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday Sept. 14, take a trip toward Doylestown and get a taste of the neighborhood’s culture and local vendors, ranging in variety, from quilts to pizza. From over 200 artist pieces, live music, and delicious pierogies, the 23rd Annual Doylestown Arts Festival will keep you and your friends/family entertained all weekend long.

Starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, hundreds of vendors line up along State, Main, West Oakland and Hamilton Streets in Doylestown, offering a large variety of entertainment and over 160 vendor tents, keeping your eyes glued to the wealth of items up for purchase.

A few vendors worth looking at are:

POSTED: Thursday, September 11, 2014, 1:57 PM
The Atlantic City Seafood Festival is this weekend (Photo courtesy of Beau Ridge Photography)

Weekenders, here we go! Another two days of freedom call for some world-class entertainment. Get ready to lose your mind — in a good way, I promise.

Majestic steeds gallop and leap to victory during the Devon Fall Classic and Festival, running from Thursday, Sept. 11 through Sunday, Sept. 14. See also: A fall festival with music, food and fashion vendors for the non-equestrian crowds. Gates for all days open at 8 a.m. at the Devon Horse Show Grounds (23 Dorset Rd., Devon).

Real-deal cowboys and cowgirls hold on for dear life — and in hopes of beating the competition — on the backs of romping bulls and broncos during the Liberty Pro Rodeo, with gates at 6 p.m. and showtime at 7:30 p.m. from Thursday, Sept. 11 through Saturday, Sept. 13, and 12:30 p.m. gates and 2 p.m. showtime on Sunday, Sept. 14. It all goes down at the Lu Lu Shrine Center (5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting). 

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