From Shoppist: The free event at Duross & Langel is on Friday from 5:30pm to 7pm—pop in when you like, leave when you like. It takes place in the shop's second-floor test kitchen, where they'll be pouring local brews and walking you through the process of making beer soap (beer soap!). More here.
Raise a glass with The Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art this Friday evening at an exclusive fundraiser slash avant-garde beer fest. ARToberfest encourages Philly's young professionals to mix, mingle, and "Fall Into Art" at their unique beer garden, held in stunning Vaulted Walkway–a part of the museum which has been closed to the public since the 1970s. Guests will support the museum while sipping Oktoberfest-inspired ales and speciality cocktails from the open bar. Suds will be paired with bites from Starr Restaurant Catering Group. Both VIP (which includes admission to a private lounge and a celebratory gift) and standard tickets can be purchased online. For more information, click here. Friday, September 19th, 6:30 p.m., Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
If you haven't jumped on the fall festival bandwagon (or, hayride?) yet, now would be the time. The autumnal celebrations continue with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Fall Festival this Saturday. The Navy Yard will become an ode to all things fall, offering a little something for everyone: a beer garden serving up Yards brews, vendors from the curated monthly market Franklin Flea, live entertainment, a city harvest market featuring produce from local gardens, a 2015 Flower Show preview, crafts and activities for the kids, and plenty more. Plus, join PHS or renew your membership to take home a free plant. More information, and a full list of vendors, can be found here. Saturday, September 20th, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Navy Yard, 4500 S. Broad Street.
From Foobooz: Celebrate The Franklin Fountain’s 10th Anniversary on Saturday, September 20th from noon until 6 p.m. at 116 Market Street. The old timey American soda fountain with the well-informed staff dressed in period attire and house-made ice cream has been in business for ten years and it is celebrating with a street fair. The celebration will include live music throughout the day. A children’s booth with face-painting, arts and crafts, ice cream and candy will serve the kids, and a Brown Swiss dairy cow named “Bessie Ross” will be on hand and udderly fantastic. More here.
From Philadelphia Wedding: Brides-to-be, mark your calendars! Unveiled Philadelphia is hosting a two-day sample sale this weekend that you won’t want to miss if you’re still on the hunt for the one when it comes to your wedding dress. It’s all going down on September 20 and 21, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Panorama Restaurant in Old City. More here.
From Be Well Philly: Four words, friends: free hot oil massage. That’s just one of the many awesome activities on the lineup for Philly Yoga Factory and Half Moon Ayurveda’s joint one year anniversary party this Saturday. And you are invited. The celebration will kick off at 10 a.m. with—what else?—a yoga class, courtesy of Philly Yoga Factory. Then, throughout the day, attendees will be treated to Thai bodywork, acupuncture, shiatsu, Ayurvedic treatments and more. Details here.
This Saturday, Percy Street and the parking lane of Spring Garden Street will be closed entirely to traffic and transformed into a vibrant commercial corridor that offers a small taste of a proposed project that seeks to turn Spring Garden into a greener, more-pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare. The one-day-only pop up will feature interactive art installations, bike parades, food trucks (Gigi's, Luscious Bakery, The Whirley Pig and more), a beer garden and live entertainment from Philly bands (Flash Bang, Howling Fantods, and more) and DJs. For more information, head here. Saturday, September 20th, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Percy Street & Spring Garden Street.
From Foobooz: Saturday, September 20th from noon until 5 p.m. a continuous bus loop will connect three of Philadelphia’s most talented brewers; Paul Rutherford of Iron Hill Brewery Chestnut Hill, Scott Morrison of Barren Hill Tavern & Brewery, and Tom Baker of Earth Bread & Brewery. The crawl will supply attendees with three one-of-a-kind brews made especially for the occasion. The brewers have come together to brew specialty collaboration beers at each brewery. More here.
Party like it's 1820 this Saturday at a garden fête inspired by our founding fathers (and mothers). The APS Museum will host Jefferson's Garden Party, an afternoon soiree with activities and conversation centered around 18th-century Philadelphia and our city's vibrant historical culture. Oh, and the free homemade ice cream inspired by Thomas Jefferson's favorite recipe is a sweet bonus. More information is available here. Saturday, September 20th, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Jefferson Garden, 105 South 5th Street.
Fast approaching sweater weather means it's time for another Clark Park Festival, a West Philly tradition that brings live music, vendors, and all-day festivities to the neighborhood. Music lovers can expect a solid lineup, including Katie Frank and The Pheromones (pictured), Max Garcia Conover, Heat Thunder, Moonstriker, and many more. Art vendors and an assortment of food trucks will set up shop, too, and there will be plenty of crafts and activities for the kids. More information can be found here. Saturday, September 20th, 12 p.m., Clark Park, 4398 Chester Avenue.
Saturday means South Street, saxophone, and sunshine. Soak up the last rays of summer while you boogie to an all-day, impressive lineup of local jazz artists. From noon until night catch performances on the festival's main stage, or at various locations along South Street. A full schedule of musicians and more information is available here. Saturday, September 20th, 12 p.m., South Street (between 16th & Broad Streets).
From G Philly: It’s been years in the making and tonight it becomes a reality: The nation’s first queer jazz festival, OutBeat, opens, thanks to the efforts of the William Way LGBTQ Community Center. The four-day musical extravaganza takes places all throughout Philly, and features some of the nation’s most renowned jazz players, players who just happen to fall into the LGBTQ spectrum. More here.
The fall festival frenzy will carry over to the 'burbs this weekend, with Jenkintown's annual Festival of the Arts. Over 50 juried artists will have crafts, jewelry, paintings, photography, and mixed media work on display, plus two stages will feature performances from musicians, dancers, theater groups, and more. Fans of craft beers can head to the beer tents to sample a variety of brews, and a special area just for kids will offer plenty of activities. More information, along with a map of the festival, can be found here. Sunday, September 21st, 12:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m., Jenkintown, PA.
Underground Arts will screen The Color of Noise this Saturday, a film about artist Haze XXL(Tom Hazelmyer) and his renowned noise-rock record label, Amphetamine Reptile Records. There will be a Q&A with director Eric Robel and Haze XXL, and prior to the show the artist's latest installment, an "ongoing exploration of art intersecting music," will be on display. Following the screening there will be sets by Ladder Devils & Multicult. Tickets are available for purchase online. For more information, click here. Saturday, September 20th, 7 p.m., $10, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street.