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October 2018

  Happenings Inside
IN Center City

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There's Still Time to Enjoy Restaurant Week!
You have until October 5 to get three-course dinners for only $35 and three-course lunches for $20 and featured cocktails from presenting sponsors Jim Beam Black and Effen Vodka from over 110 Center City restaurants.

Click Here for the full list of restaurants, menus, and easy online reservations through OpenTable.

While there, you can still enter the contest for 52 gift certificates from Center City restaurants! Follow @PhilaRestWeek on Twitter and Instagram for the latest #CCDRW news. Lyft is the preferred ride of Center City District Restaurant Week. New riders will receive $10 off their first ride using the code CCDFall18.

Center City District Restaurant Week is also sponsored by TD Bank, OpenTable, and supported by PHLCVB.


Blues, Booze & Brews - Only Two More Shows!
The Met Philadelphia
brings the music to Dilworth Park Wednesdays with Blues, Booze & Brews! From 5-7pm, enjoy the soulful vibes, along with $5 Bud Light, $6 wine, and $7 seasonal cocktails, along with specialty Maker's Mark cocktails. Fall fare will be available at the Air Grille.
October 3: S.T.O.P.
October 10: John Train Band
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Opens October 4
Broken Biscuits

1812 Productions
Plays & Players Theatre
1714 Delancey Place

October 4
Rebecca Traister - Good and Mad: The Revolutionary Power of Women’s Anger

Free Library of Philadelphia
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street

October 4-6
South American Sounds

The Philadelphia Orchestra
Verizon Hall
Kimmel Center
300 South Broad Street

October 5
Films at AAMP: Wilmington on Fire

African American Museum in Philadelphia
701 Arch Street

October 11
Barnes Takeover: Ursula Rucker

The Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

October 11-21
Romeo & Juliet

Pennsylvania Ballet
Academy Of Music
240 South Broad Street

Opens October 12
The Art of Rube Goldberg

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East

Opens October 12

Philadelphia Theatre Company
Suzanne Roberts Theatre
480 South Broad Street

October 14
Family Arts Academy: Mobile Making

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

Philadelphia's center stage shines with PNC presents Live @ Lunch, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons, Noon-1:30pm. Stop by each week for a showcase of international sounds from local musicians. PNC presents Live @ Lunch is curated by The Met Philadelphia, opening December 2018.
October 3: Francois Zayas
October 4: Laurin Talese
October 10: Conjunto Philadelphia
October 11: Sam Greenfield
October 17: Joe Divita
October 18: Hadar featuring The Template
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15 Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org


Octoberfest is Coming to Dilworth Park!
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.

Nicole Miller: Bridal Trunk Show
Calling all brides-to-be! Join Nicole Miller at the Bellevue on October 12 from 11am-7pm and October 14, 12-5pm for an exclusive bridal trunk show featuring new wedding dress samples and tips on how to pick the perfect dress!
Nicole Miller, 200 South Broad Street, 215.546.5007, NicoleMillerPhiladelphia.com

Center City Fit keeps going in Dilworth Park this fall! Come to City Hall for free weekly group fitness programs with expert trainers from Optimal Sport Health Clubs. They'll lead Zumba (Monday at 6pm) and cardio kickboxing (Tuesday at 6pm) classes every single week.
Dilworth Park, 1 South 15 Street, 215.440.5500, DilworthPark.org

Rikumo: Block Printing with Carla Weeks, October 13
Design and print your own furoshiki with Carla Weeks! Join Rikumo Concept Store for a special DesignPhiladelphia crash course in the art of block printing designs onto fabric on October 13 from 2-5pm. Led by Philadelphia artist Carla Weeks, students will learn about the history and significance of block printing before trying their hand at printing their own designs.
Rikumo Concept Store, 1216 Walnut Street, 215.609.4972, Journal.Rikumo.com/workshops/

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