LOOK! on Lancaster Avenue Lancaster Ave between 35th and 40th St September 30th at 6 p.m. Free Admission lancasteravenuearts.com/
Hit up the opening event of this art installation series along Lancaster Corridor, with storefronts and windows along the street featuring innovative works ranging from a backlit display of 10,000 bread bag clips to life-size furniture screen prints simulating an occupied room. You can also LOOK! through group exhibitions in galleries or check out one of the many music, dance, and poetry performances in the area.
Let Me Tell You About A Dream I Had: Exhibition & Reception http://rockawayatpaa.com/ Philadelphia Art Alliance 251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA September 30th from 6p.m. to 8p.m. Free Admission
Ever wondered if you could turn your empty wine bottle collection into a work of art? Get inspired by the Miss Rockaway Armada, a group of artists with an exceptional ability to turn trash into treasure. Previously on display throughout the city and along the Schuylkill River during the summer, the Armada’s sculptures – all made out of recycled and salvaged materials – will be exhibited at the Philadelphia Art Alliance from September 30th to December 30th.
Midtown Village Fall Festival www.midtownvillage.org/ 13th Street from Locust to Chestnut & Sansom Street from 12th to Juniper 1300 Block of Drury Street October 1st from 12p.m. to 8 p.m. Free Admission
Live music, arts & crafts, and a beer garden – the makings of an ideal Saturday afternoon. With Midtown Village restaurant samples and hand-crafted art merchandise lining the sidewalks, this annual block party is with a trip downtown. You can even hop into the moon bounce, paint a pumpkin, or chalk up the sidewalk with the little ones. We promise we won’t judge.
CSI: The Experience www.fi.edu/csi/ The Franklin Institute 222 North 20th St Sunday through Thursday 9a.m. to 5p.m. Friday and Saturday 5p.m. to 8:30p.m. October 1st through January 2nd Sunday through Thursday Admission: $25.50 Friday and Saturday Admission: $10
From toxicology and forensic pathology to blood splatter analysis, at this interactive exhibit you’ll learn all the forensic techniques that those CSI detectives throw around every episode. If only science was always this exciting...
Philadelphia Open Studio Tours www.philaopenstudios.com/ Venues west of Broad Street (See philaopenstudios.com for specific locations) October 1st - October 2nd. Free Admission
Take a peek into artists’ studios all over Philadelphia. Whether it’s folk art in Center City or Impressionistic landscapes in Chestnut Hill, don’t miss this opportunity to see some fantastic art in the uniquely personal setting of a studio. With the vast number of venues in Philly, it’s a good idea to check out which studios are participating and plan your route ahead of time on philaopenstudios.com.
Philadelphia Orchestra Neighborhood Concerts www.philorch.org/neighborhoodconcerts.html Philadelphia Navy Yard 1413 Langley Avenue October 4th at 6p.m. & RiverStage at Penn’s Landing 601 N Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19123 October 9th at 6:30p.m. Free Admission
For a classy change of a pace, get a little culture by spending an evening with the Philadelphia Orchestra. Their free homecoming performance will feature popular favorites, from classic Rossini pieces to works by Philadelphia’s own up-and-coming composers. Seating is first come first serve so get there early!