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This Week in Philly

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Halloween is quickly approaching, and the events are only getting spookier. This week, get your scare fix at Pennhurst Asylum. Then, practice your wizardry at a fun themed festival and so much more! Tag your events out and about in Philadelphia with #ThisWeekinPhilly.

Monday, October 16

Tuesday, October 17

  • Head over to the Free Library of Philadelphia as Amy Tan, author of The Joy Luck Club visits Philly with her new memoir, Where the Past Begins. Ticket includes admission at 7:30 p.m. and a copy of the her new book.
  • Gear up in orange and black to cheer on our Philadelphia Flyers as they take on the Florida Panthers. The starting face-off is at 7 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18

  • Philly’s own James McCrone is launching his new novel. Dark Network demonstrates how simple it is for power to be taken from people by an unknown network who commits crimes. The launch party begins at 6:30 p.m.
  • Unwind after a day of work with the Philadelphia Drunken Knitwits. Cracking the WIP begins at 5:30 p.m with some yarn crafting.

Thursday, October 19

  • Every Thursday in October is Family Night at Pennhurst Asylum.*  Get your tickets for a discounted price and be prepared to experience one of the scariest haunted houses.
  • Get a head start on your holiday shopping! The hilarious new board game,  Chardonnay Go* by One Funny Mother, Dena Blizzard, is the perfect gift for your mom, sister, wife, coworker, best friend, etc!
  • Experience Italian art like no other. Witness professionals demonstrate the glorious and historic art of Alla Prima. This free, two hour event begins at 6 p.m.

Friday, October 20

  • Put on your cloaks and grab your wands for this weekend’s magical festival! The Harry Potter Festival is coming back to Chestnut Hill for two nights of film screenings, sorting hat demonstrations, a scavenger hunt and much more.
  • It’s Young Professionals Night at The Barnes Foundation! Celebrate the foundation’s 5th Anniversary with music, food, sips, and mingling with peers.
  • Take a sugary yet spooky journey through Consumed: Tales from the Candy Crypt. Inside Shane Confectionery, America’s oldest continuously operated sweet factory, meet tormented villains and trick-or-treat for medicinal and magical candy cures.

Saturday, October 21

  • Jessie’s Day is a non-profit that gives the college-bound pediatric transplant recipients the Gift of Scholarship to help them achieve their dreams of attaining higher education. In its 15th year, this annual event is hosted by Gina Gannon and includes food, drinks, music, raffles, a silent auction, and great people.
  • Spend your evening at Independence Hall for the final Independence After Hours of the season. Experience history at night with no lines or crowds and a three-course meal. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m.
  • See Chill Moody* perform live at Philly Loves’ The Healing. All proceeds will go towards victims affected by the recent hurricanes.  
  • Celebrate Ommegang Brewery’s 20th anniversary at City Tap House Logan Square. Since 1997, they’ve been pouring some impressive brews, which will be on tap, while you jam during the 90s dance party.

Sunday, October 22

  • Spend some time with your family and friends while supporting Bainbridge Green. The Bainbridge Green Brunch Festival, sponsored by TD Bank, is providing tasty food from various restaurants, pumpkin painting, pottery making, music, and more. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.
  • It’s your last chance to catch the classic love story of Sleeping Beauty at the Kimmel Center! Schedule a date night or family night to see this fairytale unfold through the art of dance.


*Global Philadelphia, Pennhurst Asylum, Chardonnay Go, and Chill Moody are clients of Philly PR Girl.