Shows This Weekend:
Ben Folds @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
Splintered Sunlight @ Ardmore Music Hall
Vance Joy @ Union Transfer
Billie Eilish, Martin Sexton @ World Cafe Live Black Pistol Fire @ The Foundry
Lisa Loeb @ Sellersville Theater
Chris Botti @ Santander Performing Arts Center
Del Water Gap, The High Divers @ MilkBoy
Marco Benevento, Moon Hooch @ Underground Arts
Moon Taxi, Too Many Zooz @ TLA
Rik Emmett @ New Hope Winery
The Successful Failures @ The Record Collector Store
Zedd @ Electric Factory
The Isley Brothers & Aaron Neville @ Borgata
Friday & Saturday
Nikki Glaser @ Punchline Philly
Richard Lewis @ Helium Comedy Club
America @ Keswick Theatre
Brand New, Nada Surf @ Tower Theater
Capitol Steps @ Sellersville Theater
Crash Course In Science @ Underground Arts
J.J. Grey & Mofro, The Commonheart @ Union Transfer
Judah & The Lion, The Academic @ TLA
Lee Brice @ Electric Factory
Misterwives, Smallpools @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
Nick Clemons Band @ Randy Now’s Man Cave
Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes @ Scottish Rite Auditorium
Transistor Rodeo, We Kids Rock @ World Cafe Live
Cash Cash @ Borgata Premier Nightclub
Daniel Champagne, Christie Lenee, Hussy Hicks @ World Cafe Live
King Krule @ Union Transfer
Magic Dick, Shun Ng @ Sellersville Theater
Jake Shimabukuro @ Annenberg Center
Pink Martini @ Grand Opera House
CANCELLED ZZ TOP @ TOWER THEATER
What’s Happening at MMR?
Preston, calendar girls and the MMaRmy will be at the Del Chevy, 1644 Lancaster Ave, Paoli from noon-2pm
Jacky will be at the Sprint (70 Buckwalter Rd) in Royersford, PA from 11am-1pm.
Jaxon will be with the MMaRmy for a Day Off in the Dirt ticket raid at Spirit Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram, 1945 Kings Hwy, Swedesboro, NJ 3-5pm.
The MMaRmy will be out with Miller Lite at PJ Whelihan’s, 396 S. Lenola Road, Maple Shade, NJ for Commercial Break Quizzo to win Eagles tickets or an Eagles Throwback jersey from 1-3pm
What’s Going on in the Movies?
New This Week:
Geostorm (PG-13) Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish, Ed Harris, Andy Garcia
Only The Brave (PG-13) Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jennifer Connlelly, Jeff Bridges, Taylor Kitsch
Boo 2: A Madea Halloween (PG-13) Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely
Still in Theaters:
The Foreigner (R) Jackie Cahn, Pierce Brosnan
Happy Death Day (PG-13) Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine
Marshall (PG-13) Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Dan Stevens, James Cromwell
Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman (R)
BLADE RUNNER 2049 (R) Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas, Jared Leto, Lennie James
The Mountain Between Us (PG-13) Idris Elba, Kate Winslet, Beau Bridges, Dermot Mulroney
Kingsmen: The Golden Circle (R) Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges, Elton John
What’s Happening Around Town:
Now through October 29
Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire open 11am – 8pm on Saturdays & Sundays on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate with over 90 stage shows daily in our 35-acre village and experience the fantasy! Enjoy themed entertainment, foods, participatory contests and activities in addition to the regularly scheduled events. Info at PARenFaire.com
The Glow: A Jack O’ Lantern Experience in West Fairmount Park (Near Shofuso Japanese House & Garden). A Jack O’ Lantern Landscape Featuring Pumpkin Carvings & Larger Than Life Displays! The city of brotherly love will be GLOWING this fall with thousands of hand carved jack o’ lanterns lighting up the city this fall. Bring your family to this enchanting fall wonderland. Fun for all ages! 5,000+ Carved Pumpkins, No Scary Elements, Great Photo Opportunities, Fall Treats and Drinks, Intricate Themes and Designs, Fun for All Ages, Reserved Time Slot for Autism Speaks. Info at TheGlowJackOLantern.com
Pennhurst Asylum Church and Bridge Street, Spring City. pennhurstasylum.com
Bates Motel & Hayride 1835 Middletown Rd. Glen Mills. thebatesmotel.com
Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave. easternstate.org
Shadybrook Farm in Yardley, PA – Great Halloween attractions and fall festival vibe.
Linvilla Orchards- Apple picking, pumpkins, hayrides, cider, playground, shopping, and more!
The Count’s Halloween Spooktacular at Sesame Place – Silly not scary! Characters read to the kids on the hayride through the parking lot, and a great parade. Picture opportunities with plenty of characters!
What’s Happening Around Town:
The 26th Philadelphia Film Festival (#PFF26) Catch the premieres of some of the most buzzworthy films here in Philadelphia. See the most anticipated films of the year before the award season. With more than 100 feature length and short films from around the world, there is something for everyone. The Festival line-up is curated by the programming committee who carefully selects each film from multiple international festivals throughout the year. Tickets and schedule at: Filmadelphia.org
A Star Wars Celebration with Michael Krajewski, Conductor and the Philly Pops! at Verizon Hall, Kimmel Center for Performing Arts 8pm Friday and 3pm Saturday & Sunday. John Williams has won five Academy Awards, four Golden Globe Awards, seven British Academy Film Awards, and 22 Grammy Awards. With 50 Academy Award nominations, Williams is the second most-nominated individual, after Walt Disney. What would E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jaws, or Harry Potter be without his signature music? You’ll hear it all with the second half of this thrilling tribute devoted to Star Wars in this 40th anniversary year of the space fantasy. The program features the Philly POPS Festival Chorus and, as an added bonus, expect a visit from the fabulous Garrison Carida of the 501st Legion re-creating the Star Wars galaxy of characters! PhillyPops.org
Friday & Saturday
Harry Potter Festival in Chestnut Hill On Germantown Avenue. This year, the festival will fill 12 blocks of Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill (and some adjacent parking lots, too)
Friday October 20, 2017
Wands & Wizards Night on the Avenue
An evening of Potions, Pubs, and magical possibilities in Chestnut Hill 6-9 pm Pay-as-you-go. New for 2017, to make the magic of the event more accessible for visitors – Chestnut Hill has replaced the Harry Potter Pub Crawl with Wands & Wizards Night on Germantown Avenue. No tickets required, no cost to attend (activities and entertainment options are pay-as-you-go unless otherwise noted), enough mischief to be managed by all. Enjoy a special evening of magical fun including photo booths, performances by aerialists, fortune tellers along Germantown Avenue, and much more. New for 2017 – The Franklin Institute brings Astronomy to Wands & Wizards Night. Join the science museum at Jenks Memorial Playground for a family-friendly “out of this world” evening. Spirited food and beverage specials will also be available at participating restaurants throughout Chestnut Hill. Stores on the Avenue will remain open until 9 pm. Astronomy Night will run 7-10 pm.
There will be delicious food and drink at the Chestnut Hill eateries. Find the offerings HERE.
Family Movie Night and Pizza Party 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm $10 Gather in the Gryffindor Common Room (Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill fellowship hall) to watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone on the big screen and enjoy a family friendly pizza party plus popcorn, beverages, and dessert. Tickets available on Ticket Leap and at the door. All proceeds go to support the church’s mission outreach.
•Location: John Story Jenks Academy of the Arts & Sciences at 8 pm. $5.00 to participate, free to spectate
Firebolt 5K and One Mile Nimbus Walk at St. Martin in the Fields Church, 8000 St. Martins Lane 8:30am. $35 5K $20 Nimbus Walk
The Firebolt 5K run is a professionally managed run with chip timing for all participants, but is open to casual runners. The race begins and ends at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on St. Martins Lane at Willow Grove Avenue.
The Nimbus Walk leads participants on a 1 mile walk to Germantown Avenue for the Harry Potter Festival. The walk also starts at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields.
Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given for Best Costume Overall, Best Costume – 15 and under, Best Costume – Tandem/Team
Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival on Germantown Avenue. New for 2017, festival footprint expanded to 12 blocks from Cresheim Valley Drive to Chestnut Hill Avenue. 10am – 4pm Free to attend. The 7th Annual Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival returns to Germantown Avenue with more room to roam, more treats to eat, and more fun for all. With an expanded festival footprint spanning 12 blocks and new designated family-friendly activity areas (conveniently located just off of Germantown Avenue) this year’s festival promises the same wizardry wonder of years past, with the mischief managed.
Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament at Chestnut Hill College 10am – 4pm. The 8th Annual Philadelphia Brotherly Love Cup Quidditch Tournament returns with teams from visiting colleges and the local community team competing in round-robin style quidditch matches. Free to attend. Info at ChestnutHillPA.com
Fishtown Flea 10am – 5pm 1220 Frankford Ave
Saturday & Sunday
Boo at the Zoo! at the Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave., 10am to 4pm both days Bring your own costume and go on a trick-or-treat safari, hay-bale maze on the Impala Lawn, take a picture in front of the huge pumpkin wall, and more. More info at : philadelphiazoo.org
8th Annual Sproutfest Community Pet Event from 11am to 3pm at Upper Merion Township Building Park (175 West Valley Forge Road) in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Sproutfest is a free family event featuring pets for adoption from dozens of local rescues, music by 95.7 BEN FM, food, unique vendors, raffles, a Finding Shelter Animal Rescue alumni reunion and family photo, puppy mill survivor parade, and back by popular demand, a Fun Dog Show. Dozens of rescues and shelters are already signed up to attend, including ACCT, Animal Rescue of Southeastern Pennsylvania (ARF SEPA), Delaware Valley Siberian Husky Rescue, Finding Shelter Animal Rescue, Forever Home Animal Rescue, Mid-Atlantic Jack Rescue and To Love a Canine. Nonprofits Animal House Project and United Against Puppy Mills will also join the festivities. Sproutfest is sponsored by Finding Shelter Animal Rescue, a no-kill, all-volunteer organization, the Upper Merion Township Park and Recreation Department and the Brindisi Animal Foundation. This event is free. For more information about Sproutfest, visit: FindingShelter.org
Join the Laurel House, along with Preston Elliot of WMMR for the 18th annual Laurel House 5K DASH Against Domestic Violence 7:30 am at Upper Gwynedd Township Building – 1 Parkside Place, North Wales. Enjoy a crisp October morning run or walk along a certified course that winds through Upper Gwynedd Township and North Wales Borough. Proceeds from the event will go directly to support Laurel House’s domestic violence shelter and supportive services. REGISTER EARLY! $30 fee if registered before 10/19/17 (online registration closes at 11:59pm), and $35 fee day of the event. All are welcome! Bring your family and your four-legged friends. There will be music, refreshments and awards. Overall male and female runners will be awarded a Runner’s Survival Kit with all the essentials. Medals will be awarded to the top 1st, 2nd and 3rd female and male age group winners. For more information or to register please visit lhdash.kintera.org
Sixers HOME OPENER vs Boston Celtics 7pm
Flyers HOME vs Edmonton Oilers; 1pm
Sixers AWAY @ Toronto Raptors; 7:30pm