South Street Headhouse District has plenty of tricks and treats for children and adults of all ages during the neighborhood’s annual Halloween festivities. On Saturday, October 29, 2016, from Noon extending into the evening, PumpkinFest returns to Headhouse Square (2nd and Lombard). From 12:00pm to 5:00pm, enjoy circus performances, magicians, horse and wagon hay rides, live music, shopping, seasonal bites, straw bale maze, pumpkin decorating, make and take crafts, face painting and new costume contests. Businesses will open their doors for trick or treaters (12 and under) from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. After hours, starting at 6:00pm, the little ghosts and goblins are invited for some fright night family fun with Halloween Movies under the Shambles with a showing of “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” and “Beetlejuice.” The frightfully fun day concludes with a special grown-up interactive late night showing of the "Rocky Horror Picture Show" starting at 9pm hosted by DJ Robert Drake.Read More
Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) announces the opening of Revolution Chop House on Friday, October 14, 2016. Chef Les Bender will debut a menu focusing on classic and big cuts of steak, chops and seafood, with classic steakhouse appetizers, salads, soups, sides and desserts. Revolution Chop House's menu will also feature a revolving menu section where Chef and his culinary team will spotlight seasonal and innovative preparations and showcase use of seasonal and specialized local ingredients. The full service bar will feature specialty cocktails with revolving seasonal flavors that also pay homage to the revolutionary history of the Valley Forge region. The 4,400-square-foot space will seat up to 244 people in the main dining room, two private dining rooms, main bar and lounge area.Read More
Happening over Columbus Day Weekend; October 7th, 8th & 9th we will decorate the 23rd Street Armory fortress-like structure in West Center City to mimic an authentic Munich festival tent. Click below for full press information. Event is open to the public.Read More
Old City District presents Old City Fest on Sunday, October 9, 2016, from 11:00am to 6:00pm, along N. 3rd Street (from Market to Race) and Arch Street (from 2nd to 4th). Thirty restaurants, coffee shops, bars and other eateries will serve food and drink out on the streets of Old City in the festival footprint. New restaurants to the fest include The Little Lion Amada, Keating’s Rope & Anchor Bar + Kitchen, Wister BYOB, The Olde Bar and La Famiglia. Returning favorites include Buddakan, Continental, Franklin Fountain, High Street on Market, Positano Coast and others. Outside of food and drink, look for live music, two runway fashion shows, a family fun zone, pop-up street performances and a wide array of art, craft and retail shopping, with 100+ Old City vendors participating.Read More
THIS SUNDAY: OLD CITY FEST TAKES OVER STREETS OF OLD CITY DISTRICT WITH FULL DAY OF FALL FUN, FOOD, FASHION, FAMILY ACTIVITIES, MORE. Click below for full press information. Event is open to the public.Read More
Brauhaus Schmitz will transform the 16,000 square-foot 23rd Street Armory (22 S. 23rd St.) into the likeness of a Munich festival tent for the first annual 23rd Street Armory Oktoberfest on Friday, October 7-9, 2016. Decked out with Bavarian blue and white ceilings, authentic festival tables and benches imported from Germany plus a lofted stage area for musical acts like the Grammy-nominated Alex Meixner Band, Brauhaus will throw the trip-state region’s largest Oktoberfest celebration. Traditional food provided by Chef Jeremy Nolen and beer will be provided by the famous Hofbräuhaus will be served. Tickets are available for each of the five sessions for $45 general admission, or $65 VIP. With the most authentic German dancing, food, entertainment, beer and more this new festival is sure to be as amazing as Munich!Read More
Valley Forge Casino Resort (1160 First Avenue) kicks off their fall line-up with two of the biggest names in comedy, Tracy Morgan and Carlos Mencia. Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock alumn Morgan will bring his Picking Up the Pieces Tour to VF’s Event Center on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 9:00pm. Comedy Central’s ‘Mind of Mencia’ creator Mencia brings his C 4 Urself Tour on Friday, November 18, 2016, to VF’s Venue on Friday, November 18, 2016, at 8:00pm. Both comedians will perform as part of the revival of the 40+ year tradition of Valley Forge Music Fair, that brings top music, comedy and entertainment to the King of Prussia and Philadelphia region. Tickets for both shows are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.Read More
Revolution Taco (2015 Walnut) will raise funds for flood victims in Louisiana through the sale of a special new taco - designed by Chef Chef Carolyn Nguyen, who was born and raised there.
Starting today, through Sunday, September 11th, Revolution Taco will offer the Fried Oyster PoBoy Taco, that features fried oysters, Cajun aioli, tomato, onion, lettuce, pickles and Tabasco sauce.
"I grew up in Louisiana for almost all of my childhood," said Nguyen. "Deep down it will always be home for me. When Hurricane Katrina hit, I felt helpless. With more resources on our hands now, I want to lend a hand, reach a bigger audience and make more of an impact."
The Fried Oyster PoBoy will sell for 2 for $10 or 3 for $13.50. All proceeds will be donated to the Disaster Relief Fund established by the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana.
"It is important for restaurants and/or any business to give back. Our customers support us daily by coming in the restaurant so we have a duty to support the communities in need," Nguyen added. "It may not affect our customers directly but they may have friends or family that were affected. We are all one big community."
The Disaster Relief Fund was established by the Associated Professional Educators of Louisiana (501c3 non-profit) to support teachers who have lost their classroom materials during this year’s horrific flooding. The fund gives 100% of the donations directly to Louisiana teachers. Their website features a special application process for those in need of aid, at http://www.apeleducators.org/page/DisasterRelief
Birds on a Wire Dance Theatre, Philly’s collaborative dance company dedicated to emerging, female artists returns to the Philadelphia Fringe Festival with In the Clearing. This contemporary, full-length dance work, directed by Artistic Director Melissa Cameron, embarks on a journey through a fairy-tale forest to uncover the best and worst of humanity. What do the dancers discover in these woods? Beauty and nature? Threats and danger? Pack a picnic basket in this BYOB (Bring Your Own picnic Blanket) adventure at Christ Church Neighborhood House on Friday, September 9 at 8:00m or Saturday, September 10 at 1pm and 6pm to discover what is In the Clearing.Read More
Uptown Beer Garden (1735 JFK Blvd.) embraces the dog days of summer with new events that celebrate two of our favorite things: BBQ and BEER! Half Acre BBQ Week is underway and runs through Saturday, August 27th, featuring a slate of killer grill specials, plus Chicago’s Half Acre Brewing Co. will be taking over the taps on one of our two bars. For only five bucks a pop, enjoy some world-class core and seasonal beers, as well as some extreme rarities.Read More