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Joan Brady

There are approximately 5,000 things happening at any given time in Philly*

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Chomp an ice cream bar called ‘The Creature’

What The ice cream wizards at Weckerly's have created a limited-edition Halloween-themed ice cream bar inspired by Frankenstein's monster. The tie-in is that it's made of tons of disparate parts and flavors all "sewn together." To wit: Chocolate and butterscotch cookies, pumpkin caramel ice cream, dark chocolate peanut butter ganache, chocolate ice cream with marshmallow swirl, peanut butter icing and waffle cone. Scary. It'll be available from Friday, Oct. 27, until it sells out.
Where Weckerly's Ice Cream at 9 W. Girard Ave.
When October 27, 2017 at 11:00 am
How much $5 per bar

’20 years of hoarding’ = giant Grays Ferry block sale

What The families and businesses around 27th and South Street are collaborating for a giant all-day block sale. Expect years and years worth of collected books, tapes, vinyl, art, kitchenwares, clothing, bicycle parts and even vintage typewriters.
Where Grays Ferry at 27th & South St.
When October 21, 2017 at 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
How much Pay as you go

Get artistic with ‘intergalactic’ coloring books

What Local artist Saul Rosenbaum will lead a free coloring party at this new Pennsport cafe. Free "Other Worlds" sheets and drawing implements, just bring yourself and a desire to drink coffee or creations like the refreshing and bubbly "Lemon Espressegrino" (on special for $3 each).
Where Herman's Coffee at 1313 S. 3rd St. 19147
When October 22, 2017 at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
How much Free coloring, pay-as-you-go coffee and snacks

Discuss the future of policing in Philly

What Local community-oriented tech company Azavea is bringing together stakeholders from police departments, law schools, activist groups and advisory commissions for a panel discussion on what the future of public safety should look like in Philadelphia and the U.S. Free with registration. Light food and drink provided.
Where HunchLab by Azavea at 990 Spring Garden St., 5th Fl. 19123
When October 22, 2017 at 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
How much Free with registration

Feast family style in the Italian Market

What Starting this week, Peter McAndrews is bringing back the "Sugo Sundays" deal at his Ninth Street BYOB. For $40 per person, you get a family-style dinner that includes five to six antipasti, three pasta dishes (lasagna, gnocchi and spaghetti with ragu), as much as you care to eat of various meat entrees like roast chicken, roast pork, meatballs, sausage and braciole, a palate-cleansing salad AND dessert. Pick up a bottle of wine (or two) and get ready to feast.
Where Monsu at 901 Christian St.
When October 22, 2017 at 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
How much $40

Panel and snacks: How the city is working to eliminate waste

What Join United by Blue, the Philadelphia Water Department, and Keep Philadelphia Beautiful for an evening of trash talking, community tabling, food and drink at the historic Fairmount Water Works. Hear the latest news about how city government, the School District, and nonprofits are all moving us towards being a litter free and Zero Waste city. Beer provided by Saint Benjamin Brewing Company. Snacks and coffee to be prepared by Lisa Brayda and Jeff Carr, cafe and restaurant managers of United by Blue's new and soon-to-open flagship location.
Where Fairmount Water Works at 640 Waterworks Drive, 19130
When October 25, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
How much $10

Fishtown Flea

What The second installment of this popular market will feature crafts and wares from local designers alongside snacks, coffee and tea from area businesses and music by DJ Mike Vee.
Where Fishtown at 1220 Frankford Ave. 19125
When October 21, 2017 at 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
How much Pay as you go

Stormwater management workshop at Fishtown Library

What Want a rain barrel? This workshop will help you understand how it works and how to get one free, plus find discounts for downspout planters, rain gardens and permeable planters.
Where Fishtown Library at 1217 E. Montgomery Ave. 19125
When October 23, 2017 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
How much Free

Sip drinks on top of the Free Library

What The Brews & Views Rooftop Beer Garden is popping up for a last autumn hurrah. Each night from 5 to 9 p.m., there will be a menu beer, cocktails and snacks to choose from while you enjoy one of the Ben Franklin Parkway's most gorgeous vistas.
Where Parkway Central Library Skyline Terrace at 1901 Vine St. 19103
When October 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm to October 20, 2017 at 9:00 pm
How much Pay as you go

Discuss why there’s ‘No City for Young Men’

What Temple's Office of Institutional Diversity, Equity, Advocacy and Leadership (IDEAL) hosts lecturer and hip-hop artist Timothy N. Welbeck to lead a conversation about marginalization in urban areas. Welbeck will talk about the ideas featured in his recent album, "No City for Young Men," and will be joined by a crew to stage an interactive performance.
Where Temple Student Center at 1755 N. 13th St. 19122
When October 17, 2017 at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
How much Free

Relive that time Guns N’ Roses played the Troc

What On Oct. 20, 1987, Guns N' Roses played Philly's iconic Trocadero on the band's Appetite for Destruction tour. On the 30th anniversary of that historic show, Philly musicians are coming together for a tribute, performing songs from the groundbreaking album and other material from the G N' R repertoire. Lineup includes students from Philadelphia School of Rock, the hard-drinking metal band Welcome to My Face, the Flannel Chucks and more.  
Where Trocadero Theatre at 1003 Arch St.
When October 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm
How much $15-$18

Taste Caribbean asopao soup and bring food for Puerto Rico

What The folks behind North Philly greening project Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden are hosting a food drive to benefit people in the Yabucoa and Aguadilla sections of Puerto Rico, where supplies are still scarce. Bring canned food, powdered milk, alkaline batteries, diapers, hand sanitizer and wet wipes to the garden, and while you're there, slurp up a bowl of special Caribbean asopao rice soup.
Where Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden at 200 N. Phiip St. 19133
When October 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm
How much Pay as you go