Instacart just ranked the best and worst U.S. cities for trick-or-treating, and Philly is apparently the worst. Ludicrous!
We probably shouldn’t even feature the same-day grocery delivery service’s list, which may or may not be a marketing ploy and is, like, totally a bunch of bologna, because last year — just last year — Zillow ranked Philly number one for trick-or-treating. Read more »
It’s that time, friends: Halloween time! This year, instead of vegging out on the couch with mounds of Halloween candy and Hocus Pocus, strap on those running shoes and hit the pavement with these 10 Halloween-themed runs going down around Philly. Some have spooky locations, others have fun after parties and costume contests and, surely, all of them have a ton of Halloween spirit.
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Photo illustration by Joe Trinacria
Through October 31st, Schmidt’s Commons is showing Halloween movies on their screen at the Piazza to help get Philly in the holiday spirit. Admission is of course free, so just don’t forget to bring a beach chair and your own bag of popcorn! Read more »
Photo courtesy of Morgan’s Pier
One of the hardest parts of summer’s end is saying goodbye to long days, balmy weather, and — our favorite — eating and drinking outside. But Morgan’s Pier is keeping the al fresco fun going with their third annual Fall Fest, which kicked off this past weekend.
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Alla Spina moves its industry up a week to coincide with Halloween and Craft Spirits Week.
It’s already day five of the inaugural Philly Craft Spirits Week and this evening, Craft Spirits Week runs straight into Halloween.
Martha, with its dozens of local spirits is the defacto home of PCSW and tonight they are hosting a Freaky Tiki Halloween Party with free rum. That beats the heck out of miniature Snickers bars. The fun kicks off at 5 p.m. but most assuredly goes all night long. The outdoors will feature a rum tasting tiki hut and inside there will be tiki-inspired exotica music and if you come in costume, you can also get half-off tiki beer from Terrapin and Avery Brewing.
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Watch Poltergeist at The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons.
Leave the candy on the front porch and go celebrate All Hallows’ Eve.
Actually Halloween @ Time
Bar/restaurant/music venue Time knows that most of the costumed shenanigans already happened over the weekend, but if you missed out or just want more, head here while it’s “Actually Halloween.” Clock Radio is hosting and the music will be from the ’80s.
Poltergeist and Halloween @ The Piazza at Schmidt’s Commons
Get spooked with a scary double-feature movie night at the Piazza. Poltergeist is being shown first, at 6 p.m., followed by the 1978 Halloween.
Freaky Tiki Halloween Party @ Martha
Martha is going tropical for Halloween with free rum from local distilleries Row House Spirits, New Liberty, and Bluebird, plus “tiki inspired snacks” (I’m not sure what that is but I’m picturing pineapple), and a tiki setting complete with a bocce beach lounge. If you’re not a rum drinker, make sure to wear a costume to get the beer specials. Read more »
Filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan and wife Dr. Bhavna Shyamalan at the Shyamaween Halloween Party (All photos by Miles Boyer)
It should be no surprise that the guy who made The Sixth Sense throws a good Halloween party. M. Night Shyamalan and his wife Bhavna held their third Shyamaween on Saturday night at The Fillmore. Read more »
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary.
Photo by Krystle Marcellus
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror @ Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center
Watch the spooky 1922 silent film with an equally spooky live score from organist Peter Richard Conte.
Terror Behind the Walls @ Eastern State Penitentiary
Halloween season in Philly isn’t complete without a visit to Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, which, as a towering old stone prison, already had a creepy vibe before they went and added the bloody undead. Read more »
The AIDS Law Project presents the third-annual “Boo at Bahdeebahdu.”
For its frightful theme and extravagant philanthropy, this week’s LGBTQ event of the week is the AIDS Law Project’s “Boo at Bahdeebahdu”. The lavish costume charity party has two parts: a three-course dinner by David Hall of Joshua’s Catering followed by a spooky dance party. Proceeds from this event will support the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, which cites itself as having “risen to the defense of 41,000 Pennsylvanians with HIV/AIDS and educated more than 35,000 others on AIDS-related legal issues.” Expect a night filled with celebrity guest appearances and performances by Brian Sanders’ JUNK, John Jarboe and Heath Allen of The Bearded Ladies, Gunnar Montana, Miss Finesse Ross and DJ Sharyn Stone. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 28th, at Bahdeebahdu, 1522 North American Street. Tickets Read more »
Courtesy of the Mutter Museum of the College of Physicians
Mischief at the Mutter @ Mutter Museum | Thursday, October 27
The museum of medical oddities is hosting its second annual Mischief at the Mutter party and “festive disguises” are encouraged. Your ticket includes an open bar, so you can drink as much as you need to make the wall of skulls feel OK. This one is 21-plus, but on Sunday kids are welcome at the museum’s Day of the Dead festivities. Read more »