Tomorrow is one of the last outdoor drinking festivals in center city area - Bloktoberfest on South Street. Weather should be comfortable (68). Eagles/Dallas on Sunday for first place (insert joke) and Pearl Jam is in town on Monday and Tuesday. Then the Halloween festivities start at the end of the week. - Mark
1) Bloktoberfest 2013
Bloktoberfest 2013 returns to South Street West on October 19 from Noon-8 PM, South Street between Broad and 18th Streets. Check out the Bloktoberfest website, facebook and twitter for all the details and regular updates. Beer tickets are on sale. Proceeds benefit neighborhood causes. October 26 - rain date.
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3) Sixers Holding Open Practice Saturday (10/19/13)
4) FREE BALLET - SUNDAY 10/20/13
The discounted price of a matinee ticket will get you 50 years’ worth of performance highlights from Pennsylvania Ballet’s rich history at the Academy of Music. Be sure to dress to impress: Today’s performance is set to be filmed by WHYY for an upcoming PBS documentary. 3pm. Free. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St. 215.893.1999. academyofmusic.org
Read more: http://www.philadelphiaweekly.com/arts-and-culture/Calendar-Oct-16-23-227889471.html#ixzz2i0aXbl1i
5) Pearl Jam (10/21 and 10/22)
6) The Dude Hates Cancer: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Channel The Big Lebowski and assemble your team to compete with fellow cancer-haters at this annual charity bowling event. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hopes to raise $100,000 this year with a goal of 400 participants and 40 teams (its biggest year yet). 11am. $280. North Bowl, 909 N. Second St. philly.thedudehatescancer.com
7) Spring Garden Street Greenway Bike Tour
BIKE TOUR OF Spring Garden Street Greenway and Penn Street Trail
Tuesday, October 22 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, October 27th 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet at the front steps of the Community College of Philadelphia 1700 Spring Garden Street (Mint Building)
Join the Pennsylvania Environmental Council for a guided tour of Spring Garden Street and learn about plans to transform the street into a new
urban greenway that connects Philadelphia's two waterfronts. We will also ride on the recently constructed Penn Street Trail
and conclude our tour at the Race Street Pier.
Space is limited to the first 25 people per tour. Please follow the link below to RSVP.
RSVP for Tuesday: http://sgsgtour3.eventbrite.com/ RSVP for Sunday: http://sgsgtour4.eventbrite.com/
8) Cigars, Cocktails and Connections (10/23)
Please join us and other like minded business professionals for an evening of cigars paired with signature whiskeys and cocktails. Meet new contacts, create new business alliances, learn about cigars and cocktail pairings. Enjoy a cigar & paired cocktail or spirit from a selection of handchoosen cigars and specialty crafted cocktails for this event by Adesso Cigar Lounge. What to expect: Each guest will choose a cigar, learn how to cut, light, and puff on a cigar properly. Guest will learn the contruction of their chosen cigar and why that pairs well with the choosen cocktails. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to meet new connections while be entertained by a live jazz band. Early bird pricing ends at midnight on October eleventh.
9) WITCH CRAFT BEER CRAWL CASTS SPELL ON EAST PASSYUNK AVENUE
Grab your broomstick and fly around East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District (EPABID) during the fourth annual Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Enjoy seasonal craft beers bubbling up in cauldrons at a record-setting 14 bars and restaurants. Tickets are $6.66 and include $3.00 craft beers, a witch hat and a Witch CRAFT stamp card. Earn a stamp by purchasing a craft beer, food or other beverage at participating locations. Collect five or more stamps to be entered to win a gift certificate prize package worth $350.00. Scare up your finest witch’s garb for a chance to win title of “Witch of East Passyunk” and “Most Original Costume.” Passyunk Gardens will cast its own spell with natural witches brew and other tricks and treats. Registration takes place at newly opened Garage (1231 EPA) from 5:30pm -7:00pm. Thanks to Witch CRAFT sponsors Boston Beers, Origlio Beverage, Drink Philly, Philebrity, Pretzel Crisps, UBER and Yelp. Tickets are on sale now at www.bit.ly/passyunkwitch. Proceeds benefit EPABID's cleaning and greening pr
10) 2013 Philadelphia Whiskey & Fine Spirits Festival.
October 24, 2013
VIP | 5:00PM
GA | 6:30PM
Lincoln Financial Field
11) BEN's Masquerade Mingle
BEN’s Masquerade Mingle Thursday, October 24 from 7p - 10p Don’t spend your fall being single! Hosted by 95.7 BEN-FM’s Marilyn Russell, This takes place on Thursday October 24 from 7p to 10p at Manayunk Brewing Company on Main St. in Manayunk.Dress it up! The little black dress looks great with a feathered mask. Men, a great suit will fit the Zorro mask like a charm. Anyway you like to dress and have a great time.Enjoy complimentary appetizers and drink specials from 7p - 9p, plus BEN-FM icebreaker games with tons of great prizes all night long. Spy that special someone at the end of the bar? We’ve have 2 great guest hosts to really get the party going - The Bachelorette’s Craig Robinson, & of Comcast Sportsnet and Philly dot com Maria Papadakis
12) GLOW in the Park
GLOW in the Park is the Fairmount Park Conservancy's 2nd annual event to showcase Philly's amazing parks and build the next generation of park champions.
Invite your friends to this unique experience of FDR park's historic boathouse glowing in the dark and hosting fellow park lovers for a night of music, food, drinks and special surprises!
Early bird tickets for non-members are $50 before 9/27. Tickets include a yearlong membership to the Fairmount Park Conservancy at the $50 level. After 9/27 tickets are $75. For more information Click Here
13) Opening Reception and Civic Engagement Fair
Friday, October 25th | 5:30-8 p.m. | Cost: Free
Location to be announced, registrants will be notified
Want to get more involved in Philadelphia? YIP kicks off SOYP with a high-energy event that exposes participants to the work of 30 innovative non-profit, governmental and advocacy groups working on education, sustainability, equal rights, public services, and other vital issues.
Join YIP partners like Campus Philly, Groundswell, Public Interest Law Center, Need in Deed, Impact HUB Philly, and People's Emergency Center, as we celebrate the collaborative organizational network that makes our city so unique.
14) Heaven & Hell at Lucky Strike presents Saints & Sinners vs. Zombie Boogie!
There is no better place on Friday October 25th than The Heaven & Hell Party at Lucky Strike Lounge & Lanes - this year, with an added twist! 2 Awesome Parties - 1 Amazing Venue. Saints & Sinners Vs. The Zombie Boogie is brought to you by Philly2night, UpcomingEvents.com, and YoungProfessionalEvents.com.This huge two floor venue will be host to our event for 800+ people. On the 2nd floor lounge, welcome to Saints & Sinners featuring DJ Bizz spinning EDM, Hip Hop & Pop Hits. Then in the 3rd floor party room, welcome to the Zombie Boogie with DJ Dan Cronin from Hair ‘O the Dog, taking you back in time with your favorite classic dance hits!Fireball Whisky Specials All Night! COSTUME CONTEST ::Costume contest categories with prizes for: Sexiest Costume, Best Group Costume, Best Individual Costume. Staff will be walking around all night checking everyone out and seeing who the best of the best are - dress to impress to win! They will handing out tickets for the top costumes - that ticket will get your entered in to the contest (ask the staff when the contest will be so you do not miss out). Costume not required for entry, but isn’t it more fun to dress up?TICKETS ::Due to popular demand from last year, we are offering the best value in the Manayunk & Philly Suburbs area with 2 different ticket options - General Admission and VIP. Get there early - STAY LATE! This is going to be one VERY FUN NIGHT!!This event is ALWAYS amazing - tickets will be available for purchase at the door only if the event does not sell out in advance. Prices at the door may be higher. So, for guaranteed entry and to save $$, absolutley purchase your tickets ASAP before the price goes up!General Admission TicketsIncludes your cover charge, drink specials from 9pm to 11pm, and costume contest. Early bird ticket price is $10 and once sold out, ticket prices WILL INCREASE. VIP TicketsIncludes a 2-hour OPEN BAR (9pm to 11pm with beer, wine, and liquor) and exclusive access to ALL areas with multiple bars and bartenders. There will also be a Private VIP line for faster entry. Tickets are just $20 (early-bird) and are available for purchase online on this site only. After early bird is sold out, ticket prices WILL INCREASE. VIP Tickets for the open bar will NOT be available at the door.About Lucky Strike ::Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge blends bowling with a plush, high energy atmosphere featuring designer seating, party space, sophisticated menus, full-service bars, billiards, plasma TVs, DJs & electronic art shows played over the lanes! It’s the perfect location for corporate events and private celebrations including birthdays, anniversaries and bachelorette parties.
15) 6th Annual Ghosts + Goblins Halloween Party in Manayunk
Announcing the 6th Annual Ghosts + Goblins Halloween Party in Manayunk! This is absolutely the biggest and hottest halloween event in Manayunk this year, make sure you are there! Brought to you by Philly2Night, UpcomingEvents.com, and YoungProfessionalEvents.com.Saturday, October 26th at Mad River Manayunk - Come dressed in your greatest ghosts & goblins get up & compete for cash and prizes. Get there early for the open bar (for our VIP ticket holders only) + enjoy great drink specials while the DJ spins your favorite haunting harmonies and dance hits! MULTIPLE BARS and bartenders - you know what that means... no long lines for drinks! Multiple DJs - DJ Stevie B in the Lodge, DJ Muve in the Main Room.COSTUME CONTEST ::This is a “”dress-in-costume”” party!!! If you are one of the best of the best, you will get the chance to be voted on by the crowd just after midnight to win one of three prizes for Sexiest Costume, Best Group Costume, Best Individual Costume! Our staff will be walking around handing out tickets for the top costumes - that ticket will get your entered in to the costume contest (ask the staff when the contest will be so you do not miss out). Costume not required for entry, but isn’t it more fun to dress up?TICKETS ::Due to popular demand from last year, we are offering the best value in the Manayunk & Philly Suburbs area with 2 different ticket options - General Admission and VIP. Get there early - STAY LATE! This is going to be one VERY FUN NIGHT!!This event is ALWAYS amazing - tickets will be available for purchase at the door only if the event does not sell out in advance. Prices at the door may be higher. So, for guaranteed entry and to save $$, absolutley purchase your tickets ASAP before the price goes up!General Admission TicketsIncludes your first drink FREE (you must buy your ticket in advance to get the free drink), Beer, Wine, Premium Vodka drink specials from 8pm to 10pm, and costume contest. The ticket cover charge/entrance fee is $10 (early bird) and are available for purchase online on this site only. After early bird is sold out, ticket prices WILL INCREASE. Tickets will only be available at the door if tickets are not sold (they were sold out the last 6 years!) Costumes required. General Admission will enter through the MAIN FRONT ENTRANCE.VIP TicketsIncludes a 2-hour OPEN BAR (9pm to 11pm) and exclusive access to the large VIP area with multiple bars and bartenders. There will also be a Private VIP line for faster entry. Tickets are just $20 (early-bird) and are available for purchase online on this site only. After early bird is sold out, ticket prices WILL INCREASE. VIP Tickets will NOT be available at the door. VIPs will enter through the SIDE ENTRANCE in the parking lot.
16) Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens: October 26-November 24. Mums the word at the annual Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens. From October 26 through November 24, explore expansive gardens filled with more than 20,000 chrysanthemums shaped to mimic clouds, fans, spirals and more. The festival also features the largest Thousand Bloom Mum in North America which promises guests a view of 1,100 yellow bulbs.
17) 7th annual rib off :: Sunday 10/27
18) Cheech and Chong at Keswick Theatre :: Sunday 10/27