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Green Ribbon Trail Race | Photo via Facebook

Green Ribbon Trail Race | Photo via Facebook

1. Halloween Party at P.S. & Co.
When: Friday, October 31st at 7:30 p.m.
Where: 1706 Locust Street, Rittenhouse.

It sure worked out nicely that Halloween happens to be on a Friday this year. It means you can party your brains out without having to get up early for work the next day. Local organic cafe and juicery, P.S. & Co., is making the most of it with a 1920s-themed cocktail and costume party for the ages. The $45 ticket ($55 at the door) gets you unlimited eats—all plant-based, gluten-free and organic—and all the fresh-pressed spiked juice cocktails you can drink. More info is here.

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PHOTOS: Oktoberfest at Dilworth Park

It was another beautiful Indian Summer day in Philadelphia on Saturday, and crowds flocked to many of the festivals around town, including the OctoberFest at the new Dilworth Park. The autumn event included fun activities and games, plus a beer garden hosted by Garces’s Rosa Blanca, where guests could sit at café tables or on hay stacks strewn about the roped-off area.

DJs & live music spiced up the party as some guests danced to the music. Mural Arts, The Franklin Institute and ZipCar were on hand with family-friendly activities, and guests enjoyed playing Connect Four, Jenga and Chess with oversized board games. The newly opened Great Lawn at the South End of the Park was the icing on the cake. I have photos of the afternoon below:



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HEADS UP: One Direction Is Coming Back to Philadelphia

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Yesterday One Direction announced it was adding 15 more stops to their On the Road Again 2015 tour—and Philadelphia made the cut. They’ll return to Lincoln Financial Field on September 1, 2015.

[pause for squeals]

It’s no surprise they added another Philly show. The group sold out the Linc when they were there this past August, becoming only a handful of musicians to sell-out the home of the Eagles since it opened in 2003. (The other sell-out shows were Taylor Swift, Kenny Chesney, U2, Luke Bryan, and Bruce Springsteen, if you’re curious.)

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Out NFL Star Wade Davis to Speak at Philadelphia FIGHT’s 2014 FIGHT For Life Gala

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Here’s something to consider when you start making your holiday plans: Local nonprofit Philadelphia FIGHT is hosting the 2014 FIGHT For Life Gala fundraiser to raise money for its mission to fight HIV in Philly and beyond.

The evening will include a special guest appearance  and speech from Wade Davis, the former Washington Redskins player who came out publicly in 2012. These days Davis is an advocate, writer and public speaker who addresses issues ranging from gender and race to equal rights and HIV/AIDS prevention. He serves as Executive Director of the You Can Play Project, an organization that works to end homophobia in professional sports.

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Academy of Natural Sciences to Host First-Ever All-Nighter for Adults

Guests will sleep in Dinosaur Hall during the Academy of Natural Sciences first Overnight for Adults.

Guests will sleep in Dinosaur Hall during the Academy of Natural Sciences first Overnight for Adults.

The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University (ANSP) just announced it will host its very first adult overnighter next spring—a chance to slip on your favorite PJs (okay, you might want to buy a fresh pair) and frolic around the Academy with other kids-at-heart.

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Come Shop With Us at Lagos Tonight!

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Image via Lagos.

You guys know Lagos—the started-in-Philly company that exploded and now has a place in the jewelry boxes of the most fabulous. The brand is kicking off its fall campaign tonight at the Rittenhouse flagship (it’s at 1735 Walnut Street) with yours truly; I’ll be there offering styling tips (which will most likely be along the lines of, Pile it on with wild abandon!).

They’ll have champagne, small bites, and a chance to win a special Lagos treat (remember to bring your business card so you can be entered to win!). It goes down tonight from 5pm to 8pm. See you there!

PHOTOS: The Mudball Costume Party at Clay Studio

The Clay Studio hosted The Mudball, a dance-a-thon and masquerade ball, on Saturday at World Café Live. The Clay Studio, located in Old City, is a nonprofit educational institution, gallery, and studio focused on the ceramic arts. 

The Mudball raised over $20,000 dollars to benefit the Studio’s educational art programs, designed to provide access to the ceramic arts to people of diverse backgrounds. Plus, it served as one of the first costume parties this Halloween season. See what guests were sporting in my slideshow below.



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