Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

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Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? Metro has you covered.

Harvest weekend at Dilworth Park

Autumn has fallen and with it many seasonal favorites including Harvest Weekend in Dilworth Park. Starting Friday, October 8, Philadelphians can take part in a pumpkin carving demonstration, see scarecrows on stilts, and see the Temple University Spirit Squad. The rest of the weekend (the event runs through Sunday) will also include live music, family pumpkin painting, a Stein lifting contest presented by Sam Adam’s, a live painting demonstration Alloyius Mcilwaine hosted by Maker’s Mark and more.

1 S. 15th St., centercityphila.org

Cocktails at the Château

The Mercer Museum Cocktails at the Castle annual fall fundraiser returns this weekend, but there’s a new twist that guests can look out for this year. At the start of the event, guests will participate in the ‘Pine Street Stroll’ cocktail hour which features a selection of appetizers from Jeffrey A. Miller Catering and musical sounds from Bronwyn Bird and Justin Nawn on guitar and nyckelharpa, a traditional Swedish instrument. As the press release indicates, after cocktail hour, local catering and catering partners will serve their specialties to participants. This year’s partners include Chambers 19 Bistro & Bar, Empanada Mama, Edible Arrangements from Doylestown, The Lucky Cupcake Company, Le Macaron French Pastries of Doylestown, McCaffrey’s Food Markets, Nothing Bundt Cake – Warrington, Pierre’s Chocolates and Sweet Victory Gluten & Dairy Free Treats and more. Event attendees will also enjoy sampling a list of craft cocktails and soft drinks while listening to music from the David Gustafson Band. The event kicks off this Saturday, October 9 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and tickets ($ 150 for general admission and $ 125 for members of the Bucks County Historical Society) are available online.

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84 S. Pine Street, mercermuseum.org

Beehive The Sixties Musical at the Walnut Street Theater

This upbeat, electric musical kicks off the fall season at the Walnut Street Theater. This 60s-centric showcase focuses on female voices of the era, including Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner. Audiences will be able to recognize the hits that the performers have also released with over two dozen songs on the record ranging from “It’s My Birthday”, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” “,” Where the Boys Are “and” “You Don’t Own Me” as some of the most notable tracks. As the website states, the show takes you on a song-filled journey told from the perspectives of six women reaching adulthood during this unforgettable time, taking audiences from their first Beehive Dance through a decade of change. Tickets for the show, which runs now through October 31, are available online.

825 Walnut Street, walnutstreettheatre.org

Indigenous Peoples Weekend at MoAR

Philadelphians can explore Native American history and culture at the Museum of the American Revolution during the weekend, according to a statement. annual museum Indigenous Peoples Weekend Celebration of October 9-11. The weekend celebration will include traditional Native American dance performances, hands-on demonstrations and other family activities. On Saturday at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Sunday at 11 a.m., a contingent of Indigenous dancers sponsored by the Oneida Nation of India will also perform traditional Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) social dances in the museum’s outdoor plaza. The performances are free and open to the public. All other Indigenous Peoples weekend activities are included in regular museum admission.

101 S. 3rd St., amrevmuseum.org


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