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What’s Happening in Philly This Weekend: October 13-15

Each weekend, we will post some of the most unique social and culture places to visit in addition to exciting events in and around the Philly area. We call it Philly Influencer’s Weekend Picks. If you attend any of these places or events, let us know how it went! Tweet us or email us at thephillyinfluencer@gmail.com.

Here’s our list of the top Sips & Eats in the city this week.

Events Running Through the Weekend

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1. Dilworth Park Oktoberfest

Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.
When: Runs through Sunday, October 15th

Right next to City Hall is the scenic gathering area Dilworth Park. The beautiful park always has downtown buzzing with live music, food, fountains, events, and excitement. This week and through the weekend, the park will be hosting a Oktoberfest celebration. Come out for the drinks, cuisine, and fun.

For more information, click here.

2. Scarecrow Walk

Where: Morris Arboretum, 100 E. Northwestern Ave.
When: Runs through Tuesday, October 31st

It’s the 10th Annual Morris Arboretum Scarecrow Walk & Design Contest. The beautiful garden hotspot will be lined with over thirty scarecrows made by several local contestants. The 1st through 5th place prize winners will be announced at the end of the season.

For more information, click here.

3. Red Velvet

Where: Lantern Theater Company, 923 Ludlow St.
When: Runs through Sunday, October 15th

The Lantern Theater Company will be ending its run of Red Velvet this Sunday. The cherished play tells the story of actor Ira Aldridge who was the first African American to play Othello in London. The story captures the extreme tensions surrounding the actor and society at the time. Come see this masterful work before its too late.

For more information, click here.

4. Westside Story

Where: Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
When: Runs through Saturday, October 14th

The Philadelphia Orchestra will be doing a live musical production of Westside Story. To celebrate the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein, the orchestra will be playing selections from this great musical score and more. Come hear “Tonight,” “Maria,” and “Somewhere”at the Kimmel Center.

For more information, click here.

5. The Sleeping Beauty

Where: Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.
When: Runs through Sunday, October 22nd

Continuing with the arts, the Academy of Music will be to place to be as the Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of The Sleeping Beauty will be illuminating the stage throughout the month. Tchaikovsky’s score will be brought to life by these great performers at this wondrous location. This is an enchanting ballet that you don’t want to miss.

For more information, click here.

6. Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Market

Where: Rittenhouse Square, 210 W. Rittenhouse Sq.
When: Friday, October 13th-Sunday, October 15th

The Rittenhouse Square Fine Craft Market is this weekend. This open-air collectibles market will display the works of several skilled local artisans and makers. There will be a multitude of glass works, paintings, sculptures, and more up for sale.

For more information, click here.

7. Made In Philadelphia Fall Market

Where: Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.
When: Friday, October 13th-Sunday, October 15th

Dilworth Park is hoping up a second time on this list for its Made In Philadelphia Fall Market. Similar to the Rittenhouse Fine Crafts Market, this vendor extravaganza will have everything from jewelry to home furnishes all up for sale around City Hall.

For more information, click here.

8. Taste! Philadelphia

Where: Valley Forge Casino, 1160 1st Ave. King of Prussia, PA
When: Friday, October 13th-Sunday, October 15th

This Saturday is the TASTE! Philadelphia Festival of Food, Wine & Spirits 2017 at the Valley Forge Casino. Kathie Lee Gifford and other celebrities will be onhand for an abundance of food, wine, cocktails, and so much more.

For more information, click here.

9. Fright Factory

Where: 2200 Swanson St.
When: Runs through Saturday, November 4th

The Halloween season is in full swing! The Fright Factory has been one of the main attractions to inject instant horror and terror into your veins. Come to this structure with your friends and family for the scare of your life now through the beginning of November.

For more information, click here.

10. The Glow: A Jack O’ Lantern Experience

Where: West Fairmount Park, 5201 Parkside Ave.
When: Runs through Sunday, October 29th

The Glow: A Jack O’ Lantern Experience is a one-of-a-kind spectacle for the entire area. A sea of carved pumpkins line the streets as you walk along the trail. There are different specialized events in the park during the series and some of the most famous celebrities can be found etched into the orange faces of these seasonal treasures.

For more information, click here.

11. Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Friday, October 13th, 7PM

The Wells Fargo Center will be engulfed by the sounds of Pitbull and Enrique Inglesias. These successful latin acts will be bringing their joint tour to their adoring Philadelphia fans this weekend. Come to the arena to hear some of the hits that tore up the airways for the last ten years.

For more information, click here.

12. Musiq Soulchild

Where: Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St.
When: Friday, October 13th, 8:30PM

Philly native Musiq Soulchild will be one of the entertaining acts starring on the Electric Factory stage this weekend. Vivian Green and Bilal will be the opening acts for this show that will highlight Musiq’s Feel The Reel September 2017 album release.

For more information, click here.

13. PAWS Mutt Strut

Where: The Navy Yard, 4500 S. Broad St.
When: Saturday, October 14th, 9AM registration, 11AM walk

The Navy Yard will be hosting the PAWS (Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society) 11th annual Mutt Strut this Saturday morning. Last year the event raised over $120,000. There will be a 1.5 mile walk, a Halloween costume contest, a talent show and agility course, live music, food, games, and so much more. Bring your dog out to The Navy Yard and show them off for a great cause.

For more information click here

14. Manayunk Harvest Festival

Where: Pretzel Park, 4300 Silverwood St.
When: Saturday, October 14th, 11AM-7PM

Manayunk will be brimming with excitement this weekend when its annual Harvest Festival vendors erect their tents to take over Pretzel Park. There will be food trucks, merchants, live musical performances, face painting, scarecrows, and many of the shops will be open on Main Street.

For more information, click here.

15. Fishtown RiverCity Festival

Where: Penn Treaty Park, 1301 N. Beach St.
When: Saturday, October 14th, 12PM-6PM

The Fishtown RiverCity Festival  is this Saturday. There will be plenty of family and engaging activities at this event. The festival will have live musical entertainment, food, vendors, face painting, and the always exciting River City Run.

For more information, click here.

16. Temple vs. UConn

Where: Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way
When: Saturday, October 14th, 12PM

The Temple University Owls will be taking on the Connecticut Huskies this Saturday at Lincoln Financial Field. The 3-3 program will be ready for the challenge of their American Athletic Conference foes in this high noon matchup. Come out and get a taste of the only football taking place in the city this weekend.

For more information, click here.

17. Conshohocken Beer Festival

Where: A. A. Garthwaite Stadium, 100, 198 E. 11th Ave.
When: Saturday, October 14th, 1PM-5PM

The Conshohocken Beer Festival is this Saturday at A. A. Garthwaite Stadium. There will be over 50 local vendors on location peddling the best regional and national craft beers. There will also be plenty of food vendors, games, activities, live music, and more at this massive gathering.

For more information, click here.

18. Soul Farm Community Festival

Where: 225 N. 38th St.
When: Saturday, October 14th, 2PM-9PM

This Saturday is the Soul Farm Community Festival. Culture, harvest, and collectibles will be shinning throughout West Philadelphia and Lancaster Avenue. This social festival will carry the essence of togetherness and unity that only a tight-knit neighborhood provide. There will be dance performances, live music by neo-soul act Raheem DeVaughn, and Ginger Cole, food, and so much more.

For more information, click here.

19. It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Where: The Schmidt’s Commons, 1001 N. 2nd St.
When: Saturday, October 14th, 7PM-9PM

Last week The Schmidt’s Commons projected Addams Family Values. This week the outdoor piazza will be having a screening of the Halloween classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Come out with your friends and family to watch this timely movie, eat amazing snacks, and prep for the holiday that is just weeks away.

For more information, click here.

20. Flyers vs. Capitals

Where: Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.
When: Saturday, October 14th, 7PM

The Philadelphia Flyers will be hosting the Washington Capitals in their home opener at the Wells Fargo Center. Come get a taste of the season to come with some of the best fans in sports. The arena will be rocking as the Flyers look to extend their record and get their third win of the newly unfolding season.

For more information, click here.

21. AIDS Walk Philly and AIDS Run Philly

Where: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.
When: Sunday, October 15th, 7:30AM & 9AM

Philadelphians are always extending themselves for a great cause. This Sunday is no different.  The 31st Annual Philadelphia AIDS 5k and Walk will be taking place in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum. This charitable run raises funds and awareness for one of the most devastating viruses plaguing the globe.

For more information, click here.

22. Germantown Historic House Tour

Where: 5501 Germantown Ave.
When: Sunday, October 15th

Historic Germantown will be hosting an open tour of its six houses this Sunday. This is a unique and rare opportunity to see inside some of the most memorable structures in the city. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 on the date for these engaging and informative tours detailing life centuries ago.

For more information, click here.

23. Harvest Fest 2017

Where: Bartram’s Garden, 54th and Lindberg St.
When: Sunday, October 15th, 12PM-3PM

Bartram’s Gardens will he having a free-to-enter Harvest Fest this Sunday. There will be hayrides, cider, delicious foods, lawn games for the entire family, face painting, yoga, and more. The event will also have informative workshops, boating, cooking demonstrations, and tons of fun.

For more information, click here.

 

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