Calendar: Oct. 3-10

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4Interests | Knit-In

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4

Interests | Knit-In

A relaxing night to do something for homeless folks. Chill out and knit some mittens, hats and scarves for the homeless to stay warm in this winter. Bring your own supplies, and your own desire to give back to the community. | 11 am. Free. The School District of Philadelphia Auditorium, 440 N. Broad St. eventbrite.com

Party | Nick at Nite

Times are tough, so let’s relive those days where everything was alright. Get wild to all your favorite throwback and guilty pleasure hits. All song requests are welcomed by the DJ, so run the night however you want, whether it be with Britney or Blink-182. | 10 pm. Free. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave. eventbrite.com

Art | Ghost Ship: Waterfront Arts Debut Installation

You’re not tripping balls – it’s actually there. This spooky season, an apparently haunting image of a ghost ship will be projected underneath the Ben Franklin Bridge. This is the first time art will be displayed along the waterfront like this. | 7 pm. Free. Race Street Pier, 199 N. Columbus Blvd. facebook.com

Sports | NHL Global Series Watch Party

Not all of us are lucky enough to follow the Flyers to Prague. Watch all the action go down against the Blackhawks in this special series game. Sure, you could watch it at home, but you won’t be getting killer appetizers and fresh beers on tap. | 1 pm. Prices vary. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St. facebook.com

Music | Sophie Coran

Everyone in Philly should get familiar with Coran’s name. She’s soothing our ears with her soulful vocals and meaningful lyrics. Support a local girl who’s on track to become as big as Alicia Keys. | 8:30 pm. $10. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave. eventbrite.com

Interests | Night of Lights

The history of Chestnut Hill runs deep. See it all on display at this special show of public appreciation for the neighborhood. Stores will be staying open late and projecting historical films and images on their windows. | 7 pm. Free. Locations vary. facebook.com

Art | Late Night First Friday

Every month, this bar hosts a showcase of emergent Philly artists. This month, it will feature the impressive work of Jane Surak and Virginia Chonko. | 9 pm. Free. Jerry’s Bar, 129 W. Laurel St. facebook.com

Comedy | We Love the Media

TV and entertainment has shaped society more than we thought. Reminisce about the happy days with a sketch comedy show that observes the influences of our favorite movies and shows. | 10:30 pm. $12. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St. eventbrite.com

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5

Interests | A Day in Their Shoes: Poverty Simulation

Poverty affects one quarter of Philly residents, but those who haven’t had to go through it don’t quite understand. This day-long simulation serves to sensitize people to the struggles that those in poverty have to face. | 8:30 am. Free. Bishop McDevitt High School, 125 Royal Ave., Wyncote. eventbrite.com

Dance | Beauty and the Beast Ballet

Drama, dance, grace. All will be in full swing in this performance of one of everybody’s favorite Disney tales. Watch and appreciate the challenge of telling a story through only dance moves. | 7:30 pm. $25-$35. Mandell Theater, 3220 Chestnut St. arballet.org

Festival | Girard Ave. Street Festival

A day to meet your neighbors and enjoy all the area has to offer Music, food and an artisan market will represent some of the best things about Brewerytown. | 12 pm. Free. 29th St. and Girard Ave. facebook.com

Festival | Midtown Village Fall Fest

Walk around the neighborhood and feel the fresh fall air. Although it still feels like summer out here, it’s not – so, it’s time to get into all our favorite fall festivities. | 12 pm. Free. 13th St. between Market and Locust St. facebook.com

Fitness | 5K Mosaic Brunch Run

Get fit and cultured at the same time. Run through a beautiful course of Philly’s mosaic art displays and raise money for the Mosaic Preservation Fund. Enjoy a whole year of membership to the Magic Gardens for your efforts. | 8 am. $49. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St. eventbrite.com

LGBTQ | Leather Pride Night

The kinky community comes together for this night in support of Project Home and the William Way LGBT Community Center. Enjoy a cigar social and dance your ass off for the rest of the night. | 5 pm. $20. Voyeur, 1221 St. James St. phillyleatherpride2019.brownpapertickets.com

Fundraiser | Gamers vs. Cancer

Gamers will likely survive the apocalypse, so they’re a credible opponent to go up against cancer. This 24-hour gaming tournament has games for everyone to play to raise money for the American Cancer Society. | 10 am. Prices vary. Localhost, 908 N. 3rd St. lobby.gg

Party | Live in the Moment

Leave the bullshit behind for a night. Let loose to all your favorite trap and R&B songs. This party is strictly for those that can learn how to let go. | 8 pm. $15. Taqiy Studios, 3237 Amber St. eventbrite.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6

Comedy | Spin Da Freaking Wheel

Fitting enough entertaining comedy into a four minute performance is hard enough. It’s all turned up a notch with a wheel, which will decide how these comedians must perform their sets. It could either go perfectly right or horribly wrong. | 8:30 pm. Free. Cave, 1932 N. 17th St. withfriends.co

Music | Agent Moosehead

You’ve never heard sounds created like these before. This group somehow manages to fuse all random sounds together to make chill tracks. Truly genre-defying and a must-see. | 7 pm. $7. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. eventbrite.com

Fitness | WXPN 5K Run

It doesn’t matter if you can run or walk it – either way, you’ll directly be helping someone in need. This 5K will support Musicians on Call – an organization which allows musicians to play at the bedsides of people with illnesses. | 8 am. $50. Penn Park, 3100 Walnut St. runsignup.com

Music | The Warm Up Phamily BBQ

This iconic event in Philly’s music community is unfortunately coming to a close. Come out to the last open mic/performance/jam session to make some history. On the upside, the venue will also be celebrating its eighth anniversary. | 4 pm. Free. The Boom Room, 1300 N. Front St. facebook.com

Film | Masters of Horror Marathon

Get spooked over and over and over again. Five of the most memorable and scary horror movies will be played back to back for brave moviegoers. Stay the distance if you can handle it. | 12 pm. $30. Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut St. lightboxfilmcenter.org

Art | Philadelphia Mini Maker Faire

All makers are welcome to celebrate innovations in creativity. The level you’re at doesn’t matter – just be enthusiastic about changing the world with your own crafty brain. Show up for a family-friendly day full of art performances and crafty activities. | 10 am. $14. Pennovation Works, 3401 Grays Ferry Ave. phillymakerfaire.ticketleap.com

Festival | St. Nicholas of Tolentine Italian Festival

Holy tortellini. There will be endless supplies of heartwarming Italian food and music at this annual street festival. If you can withstand some belly bloat from all that pasta, stay all day to hear some great local talent. | 12 pm. Free. 1700 S. 9th St. facebook.com

Music | White Denim

One of the current rock-n-roll greats. Watch them be unafraid to get dirty onstage. We’d be pretty afraid, though, because how are they going to get the stains out of that denim? | 8 pm. $20. The Foundry, 29 E. Allen St. thefillmorephilly.com

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7

Learn | Poison or Panacea?

Forget cold medicine – there’s tons of plants in the world that can heal just as well. Learn how to decipher the good from the poisonous at this pop-up exhibit. Read from some old literature on all kinds of medicinal benefits of herbs. | 5:30 pm. Free. The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd St. eventbrite.com

Music | That 1 Guy

Sometimes, just one is all you need. This is that one guy that does all the stuff – you know who he is. If you don’t, though, you’re missing out. This guy plays a “magic pipe” on stage all by himself, and manages to wow the crowd every damn time. | 8 pm. $13. MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St. eventbrite.com

Music | Steve Lacy

This guy was Grammy nominated when he was still in high school. Now, at 21, he’s doing pretty damn well for himself. He’s on tour, taking his alternative R&B magic around the country. | 8 pm. $30. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. venue.tlaphilly.com

Interests | Hillary and Chelsea Clinton

The former First family will be in Philly to promote their new book, “The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.” Discuss legendary women who made history with some women who are rather familiar with making history. | 6:30 pm. $45. National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. constitutioncenter.org

Outdoors | Swanky Garden Party

Eat some fancy food in a perfectly preserved historic home. Join Billy Penn for a night of conversation and of locally made food and drinks. | 7 pm. $55. Powel House, 244 S. 3rd St. eventbrite.com

Interests | The Philadelphia Moth StorySlam

Share a five minute story that surrounds the theme picked for the night. If the judges like it enough, win the slam and get your slot in the GrandSlam championships. | 7:30 pm. $15. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. worldcafelive.com

Music | Incubus

It’s already been 20 years since these guys released their album “Make Yourself,” which includes a lot of their hits we all know. This is the second show they’ll be playing in Philly on this tour – we wanted them so damn much that they decided to come back again. | 8 pm. $29.50-$99.50. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St. themetphilly.com

Music | The Distillers

This band has been in business 21 years, and hadn’t released any new music in 15. That all changed with their 2018 single “Man vs. Magnet,” which they re-released in February. New music or not, it’s imperative to catch these punk kids while they’re around. | 8:30 pm. $35. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. utphilly.com

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8

Music | Champagne Girl

This is the punk people are listening to down on the bayou. Let’s show these New Orleans dudes what the Philly scene is all about. Go hard and don’t hold back. | 8 pm. $10. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave. facebook.com

Music | Mason Ramsey

This is the kid that got famous for yodeling in a Walmart. Why would you pass up the chance to see such an icon? At just 12 years old, he’s already achieved so much fame, and he’s on a successful nationwide tour. Walmart makes stars happen. | 8 pm. $20. The Foundry, 29 E. Allen St. thefillmorephilly.com

Trivia | Disney Pixar Trivia

All we can hear is the sound as that lamp bounces onto the screen. So many of the innovative and nostalgic films we know have been the work of Pixar. If you get some questions wrong, just keep swimming until you reach the top. | 7:30 pm. Free. The Field House, 1150 Filbert St. facebook.com

Music | Noah Kahan

You really can succeed at anything if you work hard at it – even if you’re from the middle of nowhere Vermont. It’s worked for Kahan, who has seen one of his singles go platinum in Australia and has toured the world to share his gift. | 8:30 pm. $20-$89. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. utphilly.com

Food & Drink | Spooky Spirits and Boozy Boos

The only thing that’s scary is how good these drinks taste. Learn how to whip up some batches of brew good enough for all the witches to get lit off of. | 6:30 pm. $40. Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd St. artintheage.com

Music | Ottmar Liebert

It takes a lot of talent to wow a crowd with just an acoustic guitar. Liebert has all that talent and more. His flamenco-style playing has gone platinum in the U.S. and beyond, so you bet he knows how to strum those strings. | 8 pm. $30. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. facebook.com

Interests | Garden Plant Swap

You’ve cared for it and given it all the love you could – now, swap it out for another one. Share your beloved plants with your neighbors at this monthly swap, where you’ll find a variety of beautiful foliage to keep in your home garden. | 6 pm. Free. PHS Pop Up Garden, 1436 South St. facebook.com

Music | Despised Icon

Extreme metal music that will make you want to pull your eyelids back and overthrow the government. The band’s newest album “Beast” is a statement on the fucked up current nature of the world, after all. | 7 pm. $22. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. venue.tlaphilly.com

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9

Comedy | There Goes the Neighborhood

Diversity is the focus of this comedy open mic. Get up there and go on about anything that’s happening in the world from your point of view. We all come from somewhere different and we’re all unique. Tell us something we can laugh about. | 8 pm. $16. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St. punchlinephilly.com

Interests | Tokusatsu

Tokusatsu is Japanese sci-fi and fantasy TV shows and films, like Godzilla. Binge on a new show every week and get weird at this bar. You’ll always see something different, but it’ll always be a show from the 1960s-70s. | 8 pm. $5. Trestle Inn, 339 N. 11th St. facebook.com

Interests | Pride Night

Get the shit scared out of you at this special night behind bars. Your ticket gets you into an afterparty at Al Capone’s cell with a cabaret performance by Glitter and Garbage. | 7 pm. $24. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave. facebook.com

Discussion | E3 Series: #BlackGirlRise

This community series is dedicated to making sure young black women can make enact change throughout the stage. This first installment will get everybody talking about passing a new sex education bill, and people will be encouraged to share their experiences with the subject. | 5:30 pm. Free. Scribe Video Center, 3908 Lancaster Ave. eventbrite.com

Food & Drink | Wine Tasting: Animal Labels

If an animal is on the label, we’re interested in it. Taste some wines with adorable animals on the bottle to benefit the Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, who is co-hosting the tasting. | 6:30 pm. $40. Jet Wine Bar, 1525 South St. jetwinebar.ticketleap.com

Film | Free Rooftop Movies

Don’t miss free screenings on top of a luxurious rooftop park. Lay out on the grass and enjoy the gentle fall breeze. This week’s movie is Rocky II – an essential piece of Philly film history. | 8 pm. Free. Cira Green, 80 S. 30th St. facebook.com

Comedy | Mike Brooks, A Loving Tribute Show

The tragic passing of Brooks seriously impacted the Philly comedy community. Laugh and have a good time in his honor, all while giving support to his family while they really need it. | 8 pm. $5-$25. Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com

Music | Perpetual Groove

These guys have the same allure of Phish and all those jam bands. Following them on tour is just a small part of the typical fan experience. Get into their catchy rock and intense visuals at each of their performances. | 8 pm. $18. The Foundry, 29 E. Allen St. thefillmorephilly.com

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10

Interests | Make and Take: Chocolate and Green Tea

We always love hearing that chocolate has health benefits. Learn about all of them, and take home some recipes and a medicinal hot chocolate blend. Staying healthy can be delicious. | 6:30 pm. $20. Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. facebook.com

Music | Hannah Krupa

Listen to the soulful music of a local talented musician. Krupa will be performing in a gallery space with plenty to offer. Immerse yourself in art and talent. | 7 pm. $30. HOT BED, 723 Chestnut St. eventbrite.com

Fundraiser | Cornhole for Cancer Research

Toss the bags for a cause other than winning a round of beer. Bring out your competitive side to raise money for the American Association for Cancer Research, | 6 pm. $10. Piazza Pod Park, 1075 Germantown Ave. facebook.com

LGBTQ | Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret

Take some advice from this tall, hairy drag queen. Sit down with her as she shares some tales over a stiff cocktail or two. Her last performance sold out, so you bet people are clamoring to see her. | 8 pm. $20. L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St. brownpapertickets.com

Food & Drink | The Thirsty Caterpillar Beer Garden

From a butterfly into a beer garden. Secure your spot at this exclusive event that will be happening one night only. Live music, butterflies, beer and food will mystify the night. | 7 pm. $10. Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, 8046 Frankford Ave. eventbrite.com

Festival | Beer and Mead Festival

Drink lots of beer and throw axes. Sounds a little dangerous, but we’ve never had a good time without a little risk involved. Not to worry, though – it’s a definite way to have a good time. | 6 pm. $25. Bury the Hatchet, 1719 Washington Ave. burythehatchet.com

Interests | Yeshi Chinatown Night Market

We all know that Chinatown has so much to offer as a commercial and cultural hub. All that and more will be on display as a ton of vendors hit the streets for this night market. | 7 pm. Free. 10th St. between Arch and Vine St. yeshinightmarket.com

Music | Bon Iver

Gentle indie folk that takes you to a different world. Despite standing out with his own sound, Bon Iver manages to find new magic with each major musician he collaborates with. | 7:30 pm. Prices vary. Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St. liacourascenter.com

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