Nordstrom Rack Opening on October 24
A Nordstrom Rack store opening is an event not to be missed, so come early to celebrate! At 8am Friday, they will kick things off with music, breakfast treats and more. Customers can enter a raffle for a chance to win one of 30 $100 gift cards – plus, one lucky winner will receive a $1,000 shopping spree and early access through their "Rule the Rack" sweepstakes.
1700 Chestnut Street, 215.599.6755, Facebook.com/NordstromRack
That is Certainly a Person on the Side of That Building
Now in its third year, the Philadelphia Outward Bound School’s fundraiser, Building Adventure, is designed to reflect its mission to change lives through challenge and discovery. The 31-story rappel off of One Logan Square replicates the organization’s innovative youth development work, and mirrors what its outdoor education programs encourage young people to do every day: challenge themselves, discover untapped potential, and use it to make positive change in the world. Proceeds provide scholarships for students from underserved Philly public and charter schools, teens who have suffered a tragic loss, and expeditions for war veterans. The event takes place October 24, 8am-4pm.
Building Adventure fundraiser, One Logan Square, 30 North 18th Street, OutwardBoundPhiladelphia.org
Sinister Cinema: Halloween at the PFS Roxy
The Philadelphia Film Society has pulled together a six-film series full of vampires, zombies and Vincent Price. From October 29 through November 2, the Roxy Theater will be screening some of the scariest – and kitschiest – horror film classics. Don’t miss George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead and John Carpenter’s Halloween digitally restored and remastered. For more information, go to Filmadelphia.org.
PFS Theater at the Roxy, 2023 Sansom Street, 215.639.9508, Filmadelphia.org
Wine Questions? The Sofitel has Answers.
Tweet your questions to Sofitel’s Wine expert Stephen Menei all month via @SofitelPhilly and use #SoWineDays #FAQduVin. Stephen will answer FAQs and dish insider tips to help improve your wine rack and impress guests this holiday season. Pairing questions, how to buy, how to serve and more. The best question will receive a grand prize. Check CashmanAndAssociates.com/blog on October 23 for a guest blog post with Stephen Menei.
Sofitel, 120 South 17th Street, 215.569.8300, Sofitel.com
Keep a Lid On It
Goorin Bros. Hat Shop has opened a new store on Rittenhouse Row. The family business was started in 1895, when artist and craftsman Cassel Goorin sold hats from his horse cart in Pittsburgh. When Cassel began his tradition of hatmaking, friendly neighborhood hat shops were commonplace and people visited regularly. Today, Cassel’s great-grandson is bringing history back with his hat shops, where buying a hat is as personal and special an experience as it was in Cassel's time.
Goorin Bros. Hat Shop, 1427 Walnut Street, 215.665.1895, Goorin.com
Two Hundred Years of Collecting
Founded in 1814, the Athenæum of Philadelphia is committed to collecting historical artifacts and antiquities, as well as disseminating useful knowledge to the public. In honor of its 200th anniversary, the museum presents its newest exhibit, Treasures of the Athenæum: 200 Years of Collecting. The exhibit showcases a diverse mix of furniture, sculpture, paintings, maps, drawings, silver, rare books and photographs. Each of the items has been handpicked from the archives by a group of guest curators hailing from renowned institutions like the Library of Congress, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Through November 15.
Athenæum of Philadelphia, 219 South 6th Street, 215.925.2688, PhilaAthenaeum.org