The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has announced a calendar of Oktoberfest-themed festivities with seasonal food and libations at its PHS Pop Up Garden in Manayunk. One of our favorites is Sausagefest. Join local chefs as they battle it out for the title of Bratwurst Master 2021 at the Society’s first official Brat Cook off. Guests will have the chance to taste samples from Philadelphia chefs and vote to choose who will win this year’s coveted prize. It takes place Oct. 3 from 2-5pm. Cost: $25. Visit phsonline.org for details.
Nightmare Before Tinsel opens
Philadelphia’s Halloween pop-up bar has creaked open its doors earlier than ever before. Now through Oct. 31, you can enter a spooky new world created inside a former jewelry store space at 116 S. 12th St. in Midtown Village. Among the ghosts that still haunt the space – including the ghosts of Tinsel’s past – look for eerie ambiance, scary photo opps, cocktails, seasonal fall beers, costumed bartenders, and tons of frights and flights. Hours are set for Monday through Friday, 4pm to 2am, and Saturday and Sunday, 2pm to 2am. For more about Nightmare Before Tinsel, visit nightmarebeforetinsel.com or follow @TinselPhilly on social media.
Prepare to feast
Audi FEASTIVAL celebrates its 12-year anniversary on Oct. 21 by focusing on diversity in culinary leadership and cuisine, as well as the resilience and perseverance of the culinary arts scene, at brand new venue The Budd, located in the East Falls neighborhood. More than 40 of Philadelphia’s restaurants and bars will join forces with FringeArts for elaborate, one-of-a-kind performances and culinary fare. Audi FEASTIVAL is the annual fundraiser for FringeArts, and brings together the city’s business, culinary, and arts scenes into one exclusive, unforgettable party. For more information on the 2021 Audi FEASTIVAL, follow on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Be the first to see these movies
The 24th annual FirstGlance Film Festival, Philadelphia’s Independent Film Festival since 1996, returns to the iconic Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St. in Phoenixville, Oct. 15-17. Selected by a panel of entertainment industry judges, the more than 45 independent films screening were created by professional and emerging filmmakers from down the street and across the globe. Ranging from shorts to features, documentaries to animation, web series to music videos, the selections represent all genres. Attendees will get the first glance of these films as almost every film is either a world, U.S., or Philadelphia premiere. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit firstglancefilms.com.