The Bourse Food Hall is partnering with Morris Animal Refuge to host Howl-o-Ween – an outdoor pet costume contest featuring fall-themed photo opportunities, music, games, and more on Oct. 16 from 1 to 3pm. All tickets include pet entry into the contest, a walk down the red carpet, plus one fall-themed photo of pets dressed in their Halloween best with Halloween-themed decorations such as a “Ghostbuster” car. Tickets for Howl-o-Ween are priced at $10 online ($12 at the door) and can be purchased at eventbrite.com. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit Morris Animal Refuge and larger donations can be made on-site at the event.
Happy hour returns at Forsythia
Forsythia, Old City’s contemporary French bar and restaurant from Chef Christopher Kearse, has relaunched happy hour service after more than a year hiatus with a robust menu of new craft cocktails, small plates, wine, and local brews, available Wednesday through Friday from 5 to 7pm. The restaurant is currently open five days a week for dinner from 5pm to 10pm. It all takes place at 233 Chestnut St. Call 215-644-9395 or visit forsythiaphilly.com for details.
The current number of homicide victims year-to-date under Mayor Jim Kenney and District Attorney Larry Krasner’s leadership. This represents an 19 percent increase over the same time last year and is higher than the annual number of homicides that took place in 2007 through 2019.