Meet me on South Street – Starting at 4 p.m. along South Street from Front to 11th Street, many businesses open at noon and most restaurant deals start around 4 p.m. and continue into the evening. This week’s theme: Spooky and Witchy.
College Night at the Cookie Lab – College students are invited to Insomnia Cookies’ Halloween-themed College Night at its South Philly CookieLab at 833 Wharton St. From 7-11 p.m., cookie lovers who show their college ID will have the opportunity to experience the spookified sweet-easy, show off their epic Halloween costumes, and enjoy CookieLab exclusive treats and giveaways with a glass of milk over a game of Milk Pong. As a bonus, college students will receive 25% off any in-store purchase during the event.
Final Twilight in the Garden – from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy a lovely autumn evening at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens 1020 South St., during the final Twilight in the Gardens of the year. Guests can take in a live performance by justmadnice and participate in a hands-on activity with representatives from the Museum of the American Revolution. Bring a blanket, drinks and snacks and get comfy in a mosaicked space.
Tickets are available online or via phone (215-733-0390, Ext. 119), and are $25/Adults, $20/Students & Seniors, and $16/PMG Members. Space is limited. Proof of vaccination is required.
3 Doors Down – At 8 p.m. at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem. Tickets are $49-$89 at https://www.3doorsdown.com/#!/.
Southern Class of 1972 50th Reunion – at the Waterfall Room from 6-11 p.m. Open bar, Frank Sisto DJ, full buffet dinner, dessert table, cocktail hour at 6:15. Cost per person is $85. Contact David J. Wolf at email@example.com or 215-990-8698.
Southern Class of 1967 55th Reunion – From 3-7 p.m. at Adelphia Restaurant, 1750 Clements Bridge Road in Deptford, New Jersey. Tickets are $70. Dinner, dancing, door prizes and a souvenir. Cash bar. Contact Tish Arrington at Arrington.firstname.lastname@example.org or 267-254-1314.
Halloween Movie Night – From 6:30-9 p.m. at League Island Park at the Navy Yard. Featuring the movie The Addams Family with popcorn. Bring a blanket or chair. Costumes are encouraged.
PumpkinFest – from noon to 4 p.m. the South Street Headhouse District will host its annual family-friendly Halloween PumpkinFest. Enjoy a day filled with fall festivities including free pumpkin decorating, hay wagon rides, a costume contest, trick-or-treating at local businesses, circus performances, face painting, spooky snacks and bubbling brews.
Turkey Day Tailgate – From 9 a.m. to noon before the Eagles vs. Steelers game at Lincoln Financial Field. Guests can experience the ultimate tailgating experience while supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence. Guests of the event should be prepared for a tailgate full of Thanksgiving-inspired food, seasonal brews and cocktails, music and raffles. Visit PhillyPRGirl.com/TDT for more information.
Trick or Cheese: Halloween Candy & Cheese Pairing Class – From 5-6 p.m. at Philly Cheese School, 701 S. 9th St., a LGBTQ+ and woman-owned business, will offer fun and informative classes on how to serve, pair and enjoy all the heady and delicious nuances of cheese. $60 per person. Attendees are encouraged to dress in costume, while partaking in this one-of-a-kind cheese and Halloween candy-pairing class, which will provide guests with tips and tricks on pairing sweet treats and classic candies with cheese.
Halloween Candy for Kids – From 1-5 p.m. at the Whitman Library at 200 Snyder Ave., come dressed in costume and stop by the library for a sweet treat.
PEP BYOB CA$$$H Bingo Night – From 6-8:30 p.m. At the PEP Banquet Room, 1200 S. Broad St. Italian buffet dinner included. Tickets are $40 per person for 10 games of bingo. $45 at the door. Cash prizes. Seating is limited. Call 215-952-4266 to reserve.
SPHS Annual Award of Excellence – from noon to 3 p.m. at the Waterfall Room, 2015 S. Water St. The South Philadelphia High School event will honor educators Althea Leslie and Joseph Tedesco, community activist Wei Chen and Executive Board/VP Alumni Association Tarez Williams. Tickets are $35 and due by Oct. 29. Visit sphsalumni.com for more information.
Paul Anka Greatest Hits: His Way! – At 8 p.m. at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem. Tickets $55-$95 at https://www.paulanka.com/.
The British Are Back! “Occupied Philadelphia” Living History Event – At the Museum of the American Revolution. Walking tours, hands-on demonstrations, spy challenges and other family-friendly activities. Festivities kick off on Nov. 5 at 10 a.m. as more than 50 costumed historical interpreters gather on the Museum’s outdoor plaza for the unfurling of the British flag and the reading of British General Howe’s proclamation declaring Philadelphia an occupied city. Tickets to the Museum can be purchased by calling 215-253-6731, at AmRevMuseum.org, or at the front desk. Kids 5 and under are always free. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days.
Toy Train Show – from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Penns Landing Caterers (Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall), 1301 S. Columbus Blvd. There will be 140 tables with a variety of vintage toy trains and repair parts for sale, test track, operating toy train layouts, kids activities and door prizes. Admission is $5 per attendee or per family of two adults and all children 12 and under. Food available on premises and free parking. For more information visit www.ADTCA.com, or call Bob at 610-872-3309.
Tim Dillon – Podcast Show – At 8 p.m. at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem. Tickets are $40 at https://www.timdilloncomedy.com/
Magic of Manilow – A Tribute to the Music of Barry Manilow – At 8 p.m. at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem. Tickets: $20-$35.
Philly POPS’s Salute Series – at 11 a.m. at the Museum of the American Revolution, the Philly POPS Festival Brass quintet performs patriotic songs as part of their Salute Series, which encourages recognition of service and commitment. A student color guard from the Philadelphia Military Academy will perform a ceremonial presentation of the colors, followed by a moment of recognition for those who have served and sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today. Museum is giving free admission to veterans all weekend (Nov. 11-13).
JB Smoove – At 8 p.m. at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem. Tickets $25-$65 at https://www.jbsmoove.com/.
Christina P. – At 8 p.m. at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem. Tickets are $45 general admission at https://christinaponline.com/.
Joey Diaz – At 8 p.m. at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem. Tickets $40 General Reserved at https://joeydiaz.net/
SPHS Class of 1977’s 45th Reunion – From 7-11 p.m. at Galdo’s Caterers, 1933 W. Moyamensing Ave. Buffet dinner-premium, open bar, DJ Lorenzo. Tickets are $85. Contact Carmen Smith at 267-761-7873 or https://sphs77reunion.eventbrite.com.
David Foster & Kat McPhee Holiday Show – At 8 p.m. at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem. Tickets $39-$89 at https://davidfoster.com/.
Jefferson Starship – Get ready to rock! Iconic ‘70s rock band Jefferson Starship will take the stage at the Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $35 and are available at Philadelphia.LiveCasinoHotel.com or AXS.com.
Matt Fraser – America’s top psychic medium Matt Fraser will play two shows at Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia. Fraser, the star of the hit television series on E! Entertainment will take guests on a spiritual journey with live audience readings on Dec. 10 and 11. Both shows are at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $55 and can be purchased at Philadelphia.LiveCasinoHotel.com.
Chadmoore Associates Alumni Eagles Watch Party – at 1 p.m. the 27th Annual Eagles Game Day Watch Party will take place at Chickie’s & Pete’s South Philadelphia in the Bookbinder Private Bar and Dining Room. Hot food and beverages and a four-hour open bar open to former Chadmoore members and their family and friends only. Tickets will be sold until Nov. 28 and are $55. Contact Joe at 215-389-1021 or Pat at 856-931-3829.
Michael Carbonaro – Lies On Stage – At 8 p.m. at the Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem. Tickets $30-$55 at https://www.michaelcarbonaro.com/.
Comedian Brian Regan – At the Miller Theatre, 250 S. Broad St. Considered one of the best stand-ups in the country by critics, fans and fellow comedians, Brian Regan’s 30-city tour stops in Philadelphia. Tickets: brianregan.com.