6th Annual Midtown Village Fall Festival
The Fall Festival will feature international cuisine and beverage tents from your favorite Midtown Village restaurants such as El Vez, Fergies, Time, McGillin’s, The Corner, Vintage, Raw, Barbuzzo, Lolita and more, product booths by retailers, all types of live music, Little Villagers Family Section, “Pooch Parade” at noon and much more in celebration of Midtown Village’s revival as a stylish, diverse and creative enclave of business and people. This years 6th Fall Festival is expected to attract more than 40,000 people, as well as TV and radio media.
Saturday, Oct. 1 from noon to 8 p.m.
13th & Walnut streets (Midtown Village)
GREASE: Rockin’ Rydell Sing-a-Long
Sing along with your favorite Pink Lady & T-Bird. Do the Hand-jive, Be Hopelessly Devoted. Come in 50s costume and get ready to have fun! Beloved by audiences of all ages, this high-energy musical follows the romance of innocent Sandy and bad-boy greaser Danny Zuko. Sing along with the songs that everyone knows and loves. Fast cars and great dance moves in this musical homage to the age of rock ‘n’ roll makes it an all time audience favorite. Grease is the word!
Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 8 p.m.
World Cafe Live at 3025 Walnut St.
Admission: $12 to $17
Light Up The Night
Enhancing Philadelphia’s art scene for more than 200 years, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts has a long history of bringing creativity to life for Philadelphians. On Saturday, Oct. 1, the lighting of world-renowned artist Claes Oldenburg’s sculpture Paint Torch at sunset will symbolize the enormous impact that PAFA and the arts have had on Philadelphia’s community throughout the years. The illumination of Oldenburg’s colossal 51-foot paintbrush will mark the highlight of PAFA’s Party on the Plaza, which will take place all day Saturday. From noon until 5 p.m., PAFA’s Lensfest Plaza will host the Family Arts Festival, where kids can test out their artistic abilities with free art activities while being serenaded by the Philadelphia Boys Choir Chorale. The lighting of the Paint Torch follows at sundown, welcoming artist Claes Oldeburg, Mayor Nutter and the Lenfest family. PAFA alumnus and local artist Jordan Griska will also unveil his sculpture Grumman Greenhouse. Keeping the spirit of the arts in mind, each event of PAFA’s Party on the Plaza showcases the amazing works of American artists. The PAFA is offering free admission and museum tours of its inspiring art collection in the Historic Landmark Building until 5 p.m. Saturday.
Saturday, Oct. 1 at noon
Lenfest Plaza at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Do You Know What Happens at Those Art Parties?
Far more fun than you can imagine, and you’re invited. On October 1, 2011, Fourth Wall Arts presents our second annual Boutique Salon at the Thomas Eakins House, headquarters of the Mural Arts Program, 1729 Mount Vernon St. in Philadelphia. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Vegetarian food will be served along with an open bar. Join us for a stellar and varied lineup that draws on the best Fourth Wall has to offer. Here are a few highlights: dancer Khalil Munir is a tap instructor at Temple University and wows audiences with his hybrid moves that bring the best of jazz, modern and classical to the floor. Denise “Ms. Misconception” Frohman is an accomplished spoken word artist who was recently invited to the White House. The Lloyd Alexander Trio, founded the Philly-based neo-soul band Aphillyation, with which he has performed throughout the city. This boutique event will sell out. A very limited number of tickets are available.
Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
1729 Mount Vernon St.
Admission: $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Latino, Latin American and Caribbean art exhibit celebrates liberty and independence
Casa de Venezuela will present its third annual exhibition Diálogo 365, “Freedom, Liberty and Independence,” beginning October 7 as part of a series of events celebrating Venezuela’s Bicentennial of Independence.
Ever since its first edition in 2008, Diálogo 365 seeks to promote and collect Latino, Latin American and Caribbean artwork from local emerging and established artist.
“A while back, we noticed that there were no Latin American art exhibits featured and we saw this as a chance to promote not only Venezuelan culture but Latino culture in general, offering an opportunity to those Latino artists in the region,” says Ruben Reyes, vice president of Casa de Venezuela, said
Diálogo 365 is an opportunity for those interested in knowing more about Latino, Latin American and Caribbean art as well as its history, culture and traditions. This exhibition is a platform of expression artists, but it is also a space for the public at large to converse about subjects that affect us individually and collectively – economics, health, employment, immigration, politics, human rights, etc. Thus the name Diálogo 365 (“diálogo” in Spanish means dialogue).
Crane Arts & Crane Old School at 1400 North American St.