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October 2016

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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Dilworth Park will be transformed with pumpkins and autumn decor, a beer garden, live music, games, and lots of fall fun for Octoberfest, presented by Saul Ewing, October 12-15. Celebrate fall in the heart of the city with the Saultoberfest Beer Garden, offering a variety of craft ales and ciders including Stella Cidre and Goose Island IPA, and autumn-inspired cocktails featuring Effen Blood Orange Vodka and Jim Beam Apple. Dilworth Park partner Live Nation will curate an entire weekend of live bands and DJs. Dilworth Park Café and Brûlée Catering will offer a special German-inspired menu. Presented by: Jim Beam Apple, Effen Blood Orange, Bud Light, Goose Island IPA and Live Nation.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5550, DilworthPark.org


On October 8 and 15, 11am-3pm, come on out to Sister Cities Park for Fall Family Fun Days with Furry Friends Presented by TD Bank, the Pet-Friendly Bank! Celebrate fall with activities geared toward all ages. Guests can take a hay ride around the park, which will be decked out with pumpkins, scarecrows and fall decor. Face painting, balloon art and lots of fun games will be on tap both days. Families can bring their dogs, or talk to local shelters with pet adoption information.
Sister Cities Park, 18th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.440.5500, SisterCitiesPark.org

Farmers' Market

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

PNC presents Live @ Lunch

Dilworth Park
1 South 15th Street

Through October 23

Philadelphia Theatre Company
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 South Broad Street

Through October 30
Spooky Mini Golf

Franklin Square
6th and Race Streets

Through November 5
Terror Behind the Walls

Eastern State Penitentiary
22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue

October 4-30
The Other Place

Walnut Street Theatre
825 Walnut Street

October 8
Sigur Rós

Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

October 11
BYOB Quizzo

The Market and Shops at Comcast Center
1701 JFK Boulevard

October 13-23

Pennsylvania Ballet
Academy of Music
240 South Broad Street

October 14
Jennifer Weiner - Hungry Heart:
Adventures in Life, Love, and Writing

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

October 14 and 15
Looking at Matisse Today: A Symposium

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

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Borrow a Banjo?
The Free Library of Philadelphia is excited to launch the Musical Instrument Collection (MIC), an instrument lending library for library cardholders. Customers are able to borrow musical instruments from the Music Department in the Parkway Central Library. The MIC offfers six fretted string instruments—electric guitar, electric bass guitar, acoustic electric guitar, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin. This initiative aims to heighten musical information literacy and enrich the lives of Library customers in the arts, engaging them further with the cultural community around them.
Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street, 215.686.5322, FreeLibrary.org

On the City's Walls
Through October 31, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program is observing Mural Arts Month 2016, a look at the program's journey- its history and future. The month-long celebration includes thought-provoking panels, live art experiences, parties, mural dedications, tours, and community celebrations around the city. Visit MuralArts.org for a complete schedule of events.
Mural Arts Month, Various locations, 215.685.0750, MuralArts.org

Robot Revolution
Starting on October 8, explore a cutting-edge collection of robots from around the world in Robot Revolution, a new Franklin Institute exhibit supported by Google.org with additional major support from The Boeing Company. Meet machines of the future and dive into the next generation of technology. Interact with robots that have rarely been shown to the public—from soccer-playing robots to impressive humanoids— and witness how these amazing machines can change how we live, work and play.
Franklin Institute, 271 North 21st Street, 215.448.1200, FI.edu

Paris, Photographed
The Barnes Foundation's Live and Life Will Give You Pictures is a new exhibition of vintage prints of nearly 200 classic images made between 1890 and 1950 by French photographers and photographers working extensively in France. Drawn exclusively from the private collection of Michael Mattis and Judy Hochberg, Live and Life Will Give You Pictures includes work by such masters as Berenice Abbott, Eugène Atget, Erwin Blumenfeld, Brassaï, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edgar Degas, Eugène Druet, Jacque-Henri Lartigue, Dora Maar, Man Ray, Lisette Model, László Moholy-Nagy, and Félix Thiollier. The exhibition opens October 8 and runs through January 9, 2017.
The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, 215.278.7000, BarnesFoundation.org

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.

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