Community Calendar

October 11

Garden Party Happy Hour – From 5-8 p.m. at Magic Gardens, 1020 South St., enjoy a happy hour and crafting event in the colorful mosaicked wonderland. All drinks are included with admission, so guests can enjoy a cold beer, wine from Chaddsford Winery and beverages by Hochstadter’s Slow & Low Whiskey. Popcorn and pretzels along with treats from Ramona Susan’s Bakeshop will also be offered. After attendees are done making art they can try out the “tile bingo” game and listen to a DJ from BridgeSet Sound on hand to spin vinyl tunes.

Tickets are $25/adults and $16/PMG members, and attendees must be 21 years of age or older. Proceeds from these events help support education and outreach programs. Space is very limited, so guests are encouraged to register as soon as possible via

October 14

Ed McBride Block Party with a Purpose – From 2-8 p.m. on Moyamensing Avenue, between Mifflin and Moore streets, includes activities for kids, food vendors, music and a beer garden. Benefits the EOM Athletic Association. Entry is free. Rain date is Oct. 15.

October 14

Housing Justice for Grays Ferry (and beyond!) – A community meeting from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at Audenried High School, 3301 Tasker St. From 2-3:30 p.m. there will be free legal advice on utility assistance, home repair programs and housing counseling from Community Legal Services and the Urban League. From 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., there will be a public meeting on solutions to “unfair” development that’s pushing long-term, low-income residents out of Grays Ferry.

October 15

Sinatra Social Society of Philadelphia Fall Luncheon – From 1-4 p.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy in the Cherry Hill Mall. The luncheon will consist of three courses including coffee, tea and soft drinks with a cash bar. Sinatra music presented by Lou Dottoli. Everyone will receive a 4″x 6″ framed picture of Francis Albert along with Sinatra items to be sold and raffled. Tickets are $64. Make your check out to Sinatra Social Society with the names and number of people. Tickets will be mailed to you after the money is received. Any questions, contact Jean Fritz, 531 Pennbrook Ave., Lansdale, PA 19446. 215-362-2264 or

October 16

Monthly Medicare Basics Talk – held in-center every third Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at Oak Street Health South Philly Center, 2310 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. Call 267-758-7807 to reserve your seat.

October 17

Toddler Time: ABCs and 123s Svenska Style – from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the American Swedish Historical Museum. Learn letters and numbers in both English and Swedish. Kids will listen to an alphabet story and practice counting around the museum. Try out different number and letter tactile activities, and take home a stamping craft.

October 19

Feastival – The 13th annual event will bring more than 30 participating restaurants, live interactive performance artists and artist involvement in beautifying the FringeArts campus. Tickets are on sale now starting at $200 with a VIP option available for $300. Visit for tickets and more information.

October 19

Karin Larsson: Let the Hand be Seen – From 5-8 p.m. The American Swedish Historical Museum will debut the artistic work of Karin Larsson for the first time in America. This exhibition is on loan from the Carl Larsson-gården in Sweden and will be touring across the U.S. with ASHM being the only East Coast location. Be the first to see her body of work at the opening of the exhibition with ASHM curator Christopher Malone. The exhibition opening is free to the public with light refreshments served. RSVP to attend.

October 21

Halloween Fall Fest – From noon to 5 p.m. at the Mummers Museum at 1100 S. 2nd St., eat, drink and be scary. Food trucks, vendors, beer garden and live music. Rain date is Oct. 22.

October 21-22

Annual Mario Lanza Ball Weekend – Family and fans of Mario Lanza will gather once again to pay tribute to the legendary tenor during a weekend of fundraising events. On Oct. 21 there will be a “Pizza and Movie” event at the Mario Lanza Museum (1214 Reed St.) beginning at 5 p.m. Lanza’s last film, “For the First Time,” will be shown complete. Seating is limited for this event and on a first come first paid basis.

On Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. at the IATSE Ballroom (2401 S. Swanson St.) there will be the Mario Lanza Ball, which will include the Mario Lanza Scholarship competition finals, a video presentation, an auction and dinner and dancing to Over the Top Entertainment.

Tickets for the “Pizza and Movie” event are $35 per person and for the Mario Lanza Ball are $130 per person. To order tickets contact the Mario Lanza Institute at 215-238-9691. Requests as well as donations may also be sent to Mario Lanza Institute, 1214 Reed St., Philadelphia, PA 19147. Visit for more information and make an online donation.

October 26

Gender and Faith panel discussion – From 7-8 p.m. at St. Paul Church, 923 Christian St. This panel discussion will offer insights into the topics of gender, identity and spirituality. How can Christians meet the needs of those struggling with these issues? Panelists from Villanova University: Stefanie Knaus, ThD. Tia Noelle Pratt, PhD. David Cregan, OSA, PhD. For more info, call 215-923-0355 or email

October 27

Twilight in the Gardens – from 7-10 p.m. at Magic Gardens, 1020 South St. A live musical performance by Black Butterfly and guided art workshop by Emily Smith. Every month features a different genre of music and new teaching artist who helps guests create a work of art to take home.

Tickets are available at or via phone (215-733-0390, Ext. 119) two weeks prior to each event and are $25/adults, $20/students and seniors and $16/PMG members. Space is limited. Purchase ahead of time.

October 27

Private Eyes, A Tribute to Daryl Hall & John Oates – At 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, timeless music from the best-selling duo of all time. This Los Angeles-based band is the only Hall & Oates tribute to feature sonically accurate renditions of all the greatest hits as well as some choice fan favorites. As a seven-piece band composed of LA’s finest players, they pride themselves on delivering pristine vocal harmonies, a rhythm section filled with show-stopping dynamics and the sexiest of sax work to weave its way through any venue.

Tickets are $20 and available at or Free for rewards members.

October 28

Bat Walk – From 4-6 p.m. at FDR Park. Learn about FDR Park’s bat community. Walk and talk will cover roosts, hibernation, diet, diversity and conservation.

October 28

Let’s Groove Tonight: Motown and The Philly Sound! – Herb Smith Conducts The No Name Pops in Their Debut in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Cultural Campus. Two shows (3 and 8 p.m.). The No Name Pops will have its debut performance at the Kimmel Cultural Campus at the end of this month when it presents Let’s Groove Tonight: Motown and The Philly Sound. Jim Gardner, former anchor of Action News, will host both concerts. Ticket prices begin at $41 and are available at

October 28-29

The British are Back – The Museum of the American Revolution and its neighbors will recreate a little-known time in city history when the British occupied Philadelphia. Each day will kick off at 10 a.m. with over 50 costumed historical interpreters on the museum’s outdoor plaza for the unfurling of the British flag and the reading of British Gen. Howe’s proclamation declaring Philadelphia an occupied city.

Throughout the weekend there will be a mix of free and ticketed events as the plaza will be transformed into a living history marketplace, where costumed interpreters will demo trades like carpentry, dressmaking, wheelwrighting and farming. Inside the museum you can meet additional living history interpreters, learn about what the occupation was like for black soldiers at a discovery cart and see archaeological objects found around Old City that date to Philadelphia’s occupation. The weekend also includes History Explorer meet-ups, a recreated British encampment, watch traditional military drills and meet prisoners of war to learn what life was like for them under British occupation and Neighborhood Walking Tours.

November 3

Mario Lanza Concert Series – At 7 p.m. at St. Paul Church, 923 Christian St., the Mario Lanza Concert Series presents Opera Philadelphia’s Kaitlyn Tierney, Mezzo Soprano, tenor Justin Gonzalez and pianist Brooklyn Evangelista. Kaitlyn Tierney and Justin Gonzalez will be singing fan favorites from a variety of genres, like sacred works, jazz standards and opera classics. Tickets are $10 presale, $20 at the door. Tickets are at

November 4

Owls for Autism – A free day at Lincoln Financial Field for the Temple vs. Navy game for the first 200 individuals with autism who sign up. The first 100 kids will embark on an exclusive tour of the Eagles stadium. Experience the Sensory Friendly Zone within the stadium throughout the event. Families attending the game will be seated together in a specially designated section. Sign up at

November 5

Turkey Tailgate – From noon to 4 p.m. before the Eagles take on the Cowboys. Guests have the chance to experience a tailgate while supporting Dimplez 4 Dayz, a youth-led nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the youth voice and reducing youth violence in Philadelphia. Hosted by Philly PR Girl, guests will get an early taste of the holidays with Primo Hoagies’ signature “Primo Pilgrim” sandwich and Thanksgiving sides including stuffing, sweet potatoes and mac and cheese. Memoriez Photobooth is back with its 360. Visit for ticket info.

November 18

SPHS Award of Excellence – From noon to 3 p.m. as the Waterfall Room at 2015 S. Swanson St., the South Philadelphia High School Alumni Association will recognize the 2023 Award of Excellence recipients who have been active in the South Philly community. Tickets, $37 per person; $20 for children 12 and under. Honorees are educators John Koskinen and Rosemary Trombetta; community service member Russell Shoemaker; and executive board member Yvonne Haughton.

November 18

Big Jay Oakerson – At 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, beloved comedian and Philadelphia native, Big Jay Oakerson, will perform at The Event Center at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. Tickets start at $39.99 and are available at or Oakerson’s career spans two decades, starting in Philadelphia as a “comic’s comic” before rising mainstream fame in New York. He has been a part of some of the biggest comedy festivals including Just For Laughs Montreal, Moontower, Bonnaroo and RockStar Energy Drink Mayhem Fest.

November 20

Monthly Medicare Basics Talk – held in-center every third Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at Oak Street Health South Philly Center, 2310 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. Call 267-758-7807 to reserve your seat.

November 24

Southern Class of 1973 50th Reunion – from 7-11 p.m. at the IATSE Ballroom, 2401 S. Swanson St. Tickets are $85 per person. Cash bar, buffet dinner, door prizes, 360 Video and Photography. Visit

November 24

U2station – At 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, U2station is one of the most authentic U2 tribute bands in sound and appearance. U2station is recognized for recreating a spectacular concert experience with versions of the songs exactly as U2 has played them live. U2station spans the decades recreating songs from shows starting at Under A Blood Red Sky all the way to the present i+e tour. Tickets are $20 and available at or Free for rewards members.

December 18

Monthly Medicare Basics Talk – held in-center every third Tuesday from 1-2 p.m. at Oak Street Health South Philly Center, 2310 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. Light refreshments will be served. Call 267-758-7807 to reserve your seat.

December 29

Billy Nation: A Tribute to Billy Joel – At 8 p.m. at Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, a musical celebration of an artist whose catalog has some 33 top 40 hits. Billy Nation, featuring Adam Shapiro as Billy Joel, entertains audiences with a high-energy authentic concert experience of Billy Joel classics from the ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Complete with Billy’s signature grand piano, growling saxophone, rich harmonies and audience engagement, Billy Nation captures Billy’s stylistic range with ease from anthems like “Piano Man” to rocking songs like “You May Be Right” to ballads like “Just the Way You Are.” Tickets are $20 and available at or Free for rewards members.