LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day
The Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation will host an all-day volunteer event in almost 80 parks across the city. You can help to rake leaves, plant flower bulbs and do other work to help the parks prepare for winter. Register online at www.loveyourpark.org to sign up for the park of your choice. Last year there were 1,500 volunteers, and this year looks to host even more!
The Craft Beer and Irish Whiskey Festival
Kildare’s in Manayunk is offering a day full of craft beer and Irish whiskey on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 3 to 7 p.m. With more than 50 samples of spirits up for tasting, along with food and live Irish music, the day is sure to be fun-filled. Participating breweries include Victory, Dogfish Head, Allagash, Troegs, Yards and Sixpoint. Tickets are available online. VIP tickets get you earlier access and exclusive samplings.
Kildare’s Manayunk, 4417 Main St.
Saturday, Nov. 16, VIP: 2-7 p.m.; general admission: 3-7 p.m.
Cost: $30 for general admission, $40 for VIP
Philadelphia Improv Festival
Take part in the ninth Philadelphia Improv Festival, part of the larger Philadelphia Comedy month, to see improv groups perform some hilarious sketch comedy. The five-day event will be wrapping up Saturday, Nov. 16, at two venues: the Playground at Adrienne and Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre. There are two shows per night as well as workshops on Saturday afternoon for those looking to sharpen their wits. Tickets are available online for shows at both venues.
Playground at the Adrienne, 2030 Sansom St.
Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St.
Penn Museum Art Fair
The Penn Museum is hosting a comprehensive crafts fair courtesy of Gifts in the Galleries and VIX Emporium. There will be more than 50 exhibitors selling jewelry, ceramics, prints, baby gifts, and natural bath and body products. This two-day event will showcase popular local artisans such as Crash Pad design, As the Crow Flies, and Nice Things Handmade. There will also be an instructional drum circle Nov. 16 with renowned Middle Eastern percussionist Joe Tayoun. Admission is free, and shoppers get a $5 discount toward museum admission.
Penn Museum, 3620 South St.
Friday, Nov. 15, 4-7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers
Come out to World Cafe Live Saturday, Nov. 16, for a fun concert at an intimate venue. For over a decade, Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have been serving up nothing but “uncompromised, unadulterated, pure rock ‘n’ roll.” The group has released six consecutive albums that have debuted in the top 10 on Billboard’s Internet Sales chart, the first independent band ever to accomplish that feat. Fellow independent band Fifth on the Floor will also be performing. Tickets are available online.
World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 8 p.m.