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Cool events happening in the city this month

There are always cool events happening in Philadelphia. Fall is a great time for concerts, block parties or other fun happenings in the city. Here are some cool events happening soon that The Triangle wants to highlight.

Festival For The People at Cherry Street Pier & Race Street Pier – Oct. 13-28

To commemorate the opening of the newly built Cherry Street Pier, Philadelphia Contemporary and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation are presenting a three weekend celebration. Spread across Race Street Pier and the newly opened Cherry Street Pier, Festival for the People features three weekends of programming and events, sculptures, installations, videos and banners.

Festival for the People wants to expand the notion of contemporary art with installations and programming across a range of topics. The festival will highlight the rich subcultures across Philadelphia, including comics, tattoos and internet culture. Each weekend will have a central theme: Analog Culture, Embodied Culture and Digital Culture, respectively.

Remembering The Latin Casino at Mandell Theater – Oct. 14

On the 40th anniversary of its closing, Eddie Bruce and The Swinging Big Band will pay homage to the most famous nightspot in Philadelphia history. The Latin Casino’s stages were open to swing band legends in Philadelphia from 1948 to 1962, and in Cherry Hill, NJ until 1978.  The performance is happening at Drexel’s own Mandell Theater with special guest singer Paula Johns and musical direction by Dean Schneider. It is an expanded version of the sold-out performance that took place at the World Cafe Live in January. Tickets are available in advance at and will be available at the door on the day of show.

Hippo Campus at Union Transfer – Oct. 18

Hippo Campus is an indie rock band from St. Paul, Minnesota that has been releasing music since 2013. They are signed to Grand Jury Records and just released their latest album “Bambi.” This was the band’s second record, following the success of their debut “Landmark.”  The band was listed as one of NPR Music’s favorite new artists of 2017. Their songs have hefty riffs, clever lyrics and catchy, bright sunny hooks. Their new album sees the band leaning into synths and more textures. Be sure to get to the venue early and check out the opener, Palm.

CHVRCHES at North Seventh – Oct. 19

Scottish trio, CHVRCHES, recently released their third album “Love is Dead” on Glassnote Records. Most famous for their track “The Mother We Share,” the band has been consistently delivering solid synth-pop to earbuds and airwaves. After touring the European festival circuit this summer, CHVRCHES are now descending upon North America. The band puts on a fun live show that you can shout and dance to. Lauren Mayberry’s fashion and vocals are something to be witnessed live. Be sure to go early and catch opening band Lo Moon.

Ableton University Tour Comes To Drexel – Oct. 22

Ableton will be making a stop at Drexel  for their University Tour 2018. Ableton makes products for musicians, producers and DJs to create and perform music. Ableton’s tour brings a series of presentations to inspire music-makers whether you’re just starting out or are an experienced musician. The events are open to students, faculty and staff as well as the general public.

Students will be invited to attend daytime sessions with experts, exploring the creative potential of Ableton Live. In the evening, doors are open to the public for a presentation and performance by Ableton Certified Trainers and local artists. The event is free but you must RSVP on Eventbrite.