Shop Sixty Five Grand Opening Party
Fashion Expert Linda LaRosa has moved her store, Shop Sixty Five, from Doylestown to Walnut Street. The new Center City location features top fashion-forward labels for women: Iro, Haute Hippie, Zadig & Voltaire, Elizabeth & James, Burning Torch, Gary Graham, Rebecca Taylor, Raquel Allegra, J Brand, 7 for all Mankind, Rag & Bone, Citizens of Humanity, Paige, Sigerson Morrison, and Pour la Victoire. Expect a dynamic schedule of trunk shows and other fashion events, as well as in-store styling, at-home consultations and pick boxes. The grand opening party will be October 9, 6-10pm.
Shop Sixty Five, 1921 Walnut Street, 267.239.5488, ShopSixtyFive.com
Amada, Jose Garces' flagship restaurant, celebrates its 10th anniversary in October. Join the #AMADAVERSARY celebration, October 11-16, with week-long specials and surprise giveaways in all Garces Philadelphia restaurants. On October 18, the celebration culminates in an all-day street festival in Old City featuring live music, a Garces Chefs paella competition, signature drinks and more. Admission is $10 for adults and the event is free for children 12 and under.
Amada, 217-219 Chestnut Street, 215.625.2450, philadelphia.AmadaRestaurant.com
Reading Terminal Market Harvest Festival
Bring the entire family to Reading Terminal Market on October 17 to celebrate the foods of the Pennsylvania harvest. Filbert Street (aka Harry Ochs Way) will be closed to vehicle traffic and transformed into an urban farm with hay bales and corn stalks. Kids and adults alike will have the chance to climb on an authentic farm tractor for a hay ride around the Market, take a photo in a pumpkin patch, enjoy delicious seasonal foods and treats, listen to live music, and more.
Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch Streets, 215.922.2317, ReadingTerminalMarket.org
Spoooooky Mini Golf
Franklin Square transforms their Philly Mini Golf into spooky fun for the season with 18 holes of fog, lights, music and more surprises. Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, 6-9pm, through October 31. $9 adults; $7 children.
Franklin Square, Sixth and Race Streets, 215.629.4026, HistoricPhiladelphia.org
Blue Jeans Go Green™ Denim Recycling
Recycle those old jeans you have laying around! All denim collected through the Blue Jeans Go Green™ denim recycling program is recycled into UltraTouch™ Denim Insulation, and a portion of it, up to 250,000 square feet, is distributed to Habitat for Humanity affiliates and civic buildings around the country. The environmentally-friendly insulation consists almost entirely of natural denim and cotton fibers that are 100% recyclable, reducing landfill waste. By weight, it maintains an 80% post-consumer recycled content. Local boutiques have partnered with the program. You can bring an old pair of jeans to South Moon Under (1731 Chestnut Street) during their annual denim event. All denim will be 20% off through October 25. Donate your old jeans to Madewell (1716 Walnut) and receive $20 off your purchase of any full-priced jeans through December 31.
Blue Jeans Go Green™ Denim Recycling, Multiple locations, BlueJeansGoGreen.org
A Memoir by Philly’s Mark Segal
Philadelphia newspaper publisher and political activist Mark Segal’s memoir, And Then I Danced: Traveling the Road to LGBT Equality, will be released on October 6. The book is both a personal and political history chronicling the LGBT movement. Segal founded the Philadelphia Gay News in 1975 and was recently inducted into the National Lesbian & Gay Journalist Association’s Hall of Fame. A portion of the book's proceeds will go to senior programming run by The William Way LGBT Community Center. The book is available on Amazon.com and other retail outlets.
The William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street, 215.732.2220, WayGay.org