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Mid-October 2018

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Octoberfest in Dilworth Park starts Tomorrow!
This annual five-day festival and fall tradition returns to City Hall October 17-18, 5-9pm; October 19, 11am-9pm; October 20, 12-8pm; and October 21, 12-6pm. Enjoy craft beer in the Goose Island Beer Garden, fall-themed cocktails featuring Maker's Mark, cider from Stella Artois Cidre, paired with warm and hearty fall foods from the Dilworth Park Café and Air Grille. Plus, there will be free apple cider every day (while supplies last) courtesy of Lyft.

Stop by for DJs and live music on The Met Philadelphia stage all weekend! Cheer on Temple University's pop-up Pep Rally on Wednesday! Compete in the beer stein holding contest and pumpkin carving competition (Click Here to register your carving creation to win a Jim Beam electric fireplace and $100 ride credit from Lyft!) on Saturday! It's five full days of fall fun and games for everyone! Octoberfest is sponsored by Lyft, the official ride to Dilworth Park.

Also the Made in Philadelphia Fall Market will be open, offering handmade art, photos, accessories and jewelry, holiday gift items, and more.

Get the complete schedule at DilworthPark.org/octoberfest.


Philadelphia's center stage closes closes out its season with the last PNC presents Live @ Lunch concerts of 2018. Stop by Dilworth Park Noon-1:30pm this Wednesday and Thursday for international sounds from local musicians. PNC presents Live @ Lunch is curated by The Met Philadelphia, opening December 2018.
October 17: Joe Divita
October 18: Hadar featuring The Template
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15 Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Opens October 16
Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s
New Look to Now

Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

October 17
Jill Soloway- She Wants It: Desire, Power, and
Toppling the Patriarchy

Free Library, Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

Opens October 21
Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Opens October 23
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

The Wilma Theater
265 South Broad Street

October 23-28
Fiddler on the Roof

Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

October 25
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Rosenbach
2008-2010 Delancey Place

Opens October 26
Salt Pepper Ketchup

InterAct Theatre Company
The Drake Theatre
302 South Hicks Street

Opens October 27
Rina Banerjee: Make Me a Summary of the World

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad Street

October 27
Halloween Tricks And Treats

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Verizon Hall
Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

On October 26, 5:30-8:30pm, celebrate the era the Parkway got its start with a Vintage BYO Picnic at Sister Cities Park, part of the Parkway Soiree, a celebration of 100 years of the Parkway!

A grassy spot will be waiting for you to enjoy your food and drink while listening to the sounds of hot jazz, pop and blues. Philadelphia's favorite vintage band, Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society will be playing, along with dancers from the Old City Sweethearts. Plus, play some of the classics, like croquet, chess, checkers and more! Come dressed in your vintage finery and commemorate the Parkway's early days.
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org


For 27 years, the Center City District has been making downtown Philadelphia clean, safe and attractive with lighting, signs and landscaping. Ten years ago we began renovating and programming Center City parks, including Dilworth Park, Sister Cities Park and the new Rail Park. We produce Restaurant Week and publish key market research on significant issues that impact Center City. What can it do better or differently? Please take a brief survey and you'll be entered to win $250 in restaurant gift certificates. Five lucky winners will be randomly selected. CCDSurvey.com

Halloween on Rittenhouse Row!
On October 27, 10am-5pm, come in costume for free public trick-or-treating for all ages at Rittenhouse Row stores, restaurants, hotels, and more. Participants include: Audrey Claire, Bar Bombon, Ben & Jerry’s, Bluemercury, Bonobos, Capital One Café, Club Monaco, D’Angelo’s, DFTI Boutique, ellelauri, HipCityVeg, Joan Shepp, Le Pain Quotidien, Lush, Mac Mart, Metropolitan Bakery, North Face, Shop Sixty Five, SoBol, The Sonesta, South Moon Under, Sweat Fitness, The Bakeshop on 20th, The Bar Method, The Children’s Boutique, Williams-Sonoma and many, many more. New this year: Capital One Café will be hosting a storybook reading of Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins on every hour, 12-3pm, with decorate-and-take pumpkin frame magnet crafting available afterward. Visit RittenhouseRow.org on October 26 for a complete list of locations or look for the cat sign indicating Trick or Treat locations in windows around Rittenhouse Row.
Rittenhouse Row, RittenhouseRow.org

Calling All Foodies: Hear the Sweet & Spicy Stories Behind Philadelphia Restaurants

On October 27, Irene Levy Baker, author of Unique Eats & Eateries of Philadelphia, will share the stories behind some of the region’s most fascinating chefs and restaurants at the City Kitchen at Reading Terminal Market. From 2-4pm, she’ll also reveal how to get reservations at Philadephia’s trendiest restaurants, where to find the city’s secret speakeasies and most sinful desserts, where to spot celebrities and more. Tickets are $55 and include a signed copy of the book and tastings from five Reading Terminal Market merchants. Click Here to reserve your spot now. For more information about the book and a list of upcoming book talks visit UniqueEatsPhilly.com. Need a holiday gift for employees, board members, clients? Contact spotlightpr@comcast.net. Bulk rates and personalization available.
City Kitchen at Reading Terminal Market, 12th & Arch streets, 215.922.2317, ReadingTerminalMarket.org

Power of Pink
Mary Dougherty and Sabrina Pray invite you to meet Jefferson University Hospital Radiologist Dr. Annina Wilkes for an inspiring conversation and evening of shopping to raise money and awareness for women affected by breast cancer. 10% of sales will be donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer along with 100% of the proceeds from their hot pink Nicole Miller umbrella. Meet artist Nataliya Yermolenko who will donate 10% of her sales through the month of October to LBBC. Sip pink cocktails, light bites, and shop while giving back. Please RSVP to Nicole Munoz: NMunoz@nicolemillerphiladelphia.com
Nicole Miller at the Bellevue, 200 South Broad Street, 215.930.0307, NicoleMillerPhiladelphia.com

TownHome: Gigi Ferranti Trunk Show
Stop by TownHome Jewelry November 1-5 from 10am–6pm to shop Gigi Ferranti’s exclusive winter trunk show. Gigi Gerranti’s fine jewelry collection combines the symmetry of geometric line sand architecture influences, all interpreted with Gigi’s finely tuned, delicate, yet powerful, feminine aesthetic.
TownHome, 1616 Walnut Street, 215.972.5100, TownHomeOnline.com   

Take Transit
Philadelphia's great transit system and pedestrian-friendly streets make car-free travel, shopping and dining easy in Center City! Get information on routes, fares, schedules and more, at SEPTA.org or RidePATCO.org. Visit ShopCenterCityPhilly.com to see the eclectic mix of national and independent retailers that await you downtown!


Know of any shopping, dining, happenings, or other inside information you think would be appropriate for IN Center City? Email us at: events@centercityphila.org

Brought to you by the
Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation