* LACROIX at the Rittenhouse (210 W. Rittenhouse Square, 215-790-2530)is celebrating its 10th anniversary Sept. 24 with a collaborative 10-course tasting menu (with wine pairings) by local chefs Jason Cichonski, Michael Fiorello, Matthew Levin, Matt Ridgway, Peter Scarola, Brinn Sinnott, Lee Styer and Townsend Wentz. Namesake chef Jean-Marie Lacroix is guest host. The price is steep - $350 a person - but there's a noble cause involved: raising funds for the new Lacroix at the Rittenhouse Scholarship to be given to a local student by the James Beard Foundation.
* Chef Jose Garces will host a "Meet the Maker" Luna Farm Dinner featuring produce from his Luna Farm on Sept. 13 at 6:30 p.m. at JG Domestic (2929 Arch St., 215-222-2363). For $65 per person, plus beverages, tax and gratuity, enjoy a family-style meal created by Garces and Chef de Cuisine Reinaldo Alfonso in collaboration with farm manager Alex McCracken. Garces and McCracken will be there to talk about their adventures on the 40 green acres of the Ottsville spread.
* Enjoy dinner and some fireworks Friday aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia (401 S. Columbus Blvd., 215-923-4993, spiritofphiladelphia.com). The fireworks are on Penn's Landing, of course, and the ship will have a prime viewing spot on the Delaware River. Priced from $73.90 a person.