Things to Do

Weekend look-ahead: Things to do in Philly Oct. 15-17

Mary Henderson, left, standing in her studio. Photo courtesy of Michael Mergen/Center for Emerging Visual Artists.
Mary Henderson, left, standing in her studio. Photo courtesy of Michael Mergen/Center for Emerging Visual Artists

๐ŸŽจ Philadelphia Open Studio tours return this weekend, during which hundreds of artists and community spaces open their doors to the public for free.

The "Night of Lights" exhibition by the Chestnut Hill Conservancy continues through Sunday with events, entertainment and more.

๐Ÿ’ The Flyers kick off their season at home on Friday against the Vancouver Canucks.

๐Ÿฆ’ The Philadelphia Zoo's "Boo at the Zoo" runs for the next three weekends. Children can scamper around the grounds in their Halloween costumes.

Things to do in Philly this weekend: get a pumpkin and go for a run

Broad Street Run
Runners participate in a previous Broad Street Run in Philadelphia. Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
Things to do this weekend

๐Ÿ‚ Harvest Weekend at Dilworth Park kicks off Friday and you know what that means: hay bales, pumpkin carvings, bratwurst and fall-themed speciality cocktails. Oh, and be sure to support local vendors at the Made in Philadelphia Market. The event runs through Sunday.

๐ŸŒช๏ธ "The Wizard of Oz Educational Exhibit" opens Friday at the Please Touch Museum. General admission ranges from $19-22, depending on the day you visit.

๐Ÿ‘Ÿ Cheer on this year's runners taking on the annual 10-miler Broad Street Run through the heart of the city Sunday. And check out the street closures and parking restrictions.

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น The Italian American celebration will kick off at 1:30pm on Sunday in South Philly, starting at Broad Street and Snyder Avenue and proceeding to Marconi Plaza. A festival will follow.

๐Ÿฅ Indigenous Peoples' Day Philly, Inc. will host its annual celebration from 11am-5pm on Monday at Shackamaxon (Penn Treaty Park), which will feature art, music performances, presentations and other activities.

Philadelphia Halloween pop-up bar Nightmare Before Tinsel is back

Patrons milling around the inside of the Nightmare Before Tinsel. Photo: Taylor Allen/Axios
Patrons milling around the inside of the Nightmare Before Tinsel. Photo: Taylor Allen/Axios

October has arrived โ€” and Halloween haunts are well underway in the city.

  • I recently checked out the spooky pop-up bar downtown, Nightmare Before Tinsel.

What I tried: The Blood Bag, which mixes Espolon Blanco tequila with orange liqueur, cranberry juice and Red Bull โ€” and yes, it's served in a blood bag. If you go, I'd recommend this punch-like one to try.

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