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The Awesome Fest Presents Drive-In Movie Theater

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the drive-in movie theater. To celebrate this distinct slice of Americana, The Awesome Fest is proud to announce the creation of its very own drive-in at one of the most beautiful settings that Philadelphia has to offer: Eakins Oval, directly in front of the majestic Philadelphia Museum of Art. Opening Oct. 18 with weekly double features through Nov. 22, The Awesome Fest will transport attendees back in time on a nostalgic trip to experience the drive-in during its heyday, complete with food servers on roller skates, courtesy of the Philly Roller Girls.


Eakins Oval, 2601 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Fridays, Oct. 18-Nov. 22, except Nov. 15

Cost: 25 cents for Enterprise CarShare members, $19.33 for nonmembers, free for guests without a car





Bloktoberfest — an all-ages, free-to-attend celebration of beer, food, music and Philly — will be returning for its fifth year, taking over four blocks of South Street between 18th and Broad streets. In partnership with the South of South Neighborhood Association, South Street West Business Association and Bella Vista Beer Distributors, Bloktoberfest will once again showcase a wide selection of beer by craft breweries from around the country, food from neighborhood vendors and food trucks, and multiple stages with live music featuring nationally recognized and emerging local acts. The event is not for profit; beer proceeds will be directed back into a variety of neighborhood initiatives addressing education, green space and public safety.


South Street between Broad and 18th streets

Saturday, Oct. 19, noon to 8 p.m.

Cost: pay as you go




A Meditation Day Course

You may be happy sometimes, but is that really enough? Are you tired of feeling less than pleased with your friends, family and work? This course will teach meditation techniques that will begin to reduce the pressure, bring light to the end of the tunnel and bring warmth back into your relationships. Turn your heart into a jewel. No meditation experience necessary. Everyone is welcome.


Amitayus Kadampa Buddhist Center, 1102 Pine St.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: $30 for nonmembers, $15 for members




Seventh Annual PAWS Mutt Strut

On Saturday, Oct. 19, Philadelphia will once again go to the dogs! At the seventh annual Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society Mutt Strut, dogs and the people who love them will walk the scenic route in The Navy Yard to raise funds and awareness for PAWS’ efforts to save Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals.


The Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad St.

Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: $25




Young Professionals Night at The Barnes Foundation

It’s back: art, style, music and scene all rolled into one unforgettable networking night for Philly’s young professionals. Picasso’s alluring Rose Period serves as a backdrop for the season, drawing you in with rich hues of red, orange and pink. Make sure to dress the part! Enjoy drink specials plus a global dance vibe by DJ Isaac and deep Euro house by Paris-based DJ Red Richards. Top it all off with after-hours access to a world-famous art collection, and you’ve got a can’t-miss Friday night.


The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Friday, Oct. 18, 7-10 p.m.

Cost: $30 for nonmembers, $15 for members