Philadelphia is rich in arts and culture experiences, but it can be hard to know how to choose between all of the options of things to do in Philly. Here are four picks of events this month that you shouldn’t miss.
Philly Stake: The fall installment of this micro-granting dinner picnic has partnered with the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and is focusing on the arts. Enjoy a locally sourced and produced meal in Bartram’s Gardens while you consider presentations from local arts and culture organizations and then help decide who gets to take home the event’s proceeds. Sunday, 10/3, 3 pm. Advanced tickets only.
Holden: Missing the Fringe Festival, or perhaps a Catcher in the Rye fan? Check out this tragicomic ensemble production created and acted by many Fringe veterans over at the FringeArts building this month. Watch obsessed Salinger fan characters hunker down in his private writing bunker to try and convince him to publish again. 10/8-10/17
Old City Fest: If you enjoyed roaming the car-less streets of the city during the Popecalypse, you’ll love when Old City closes off four city blocks to traffic to celebrate art and design, fashion and food, creativity and culture in Philly’s most historic square mile. Be sure to check out the Design Philadelphia Festival’s Showcase at the Center for Art in Wood as well as performances by the West Philadelphia Orchestra and Almanac Dance Circus Theater while you’re there. Sunday, 10/11, noon-6 pm.
NowHere Festival: The Mascher Space Cooperative (see them vie for some grant money at Stake earlier this month) is playing host to this week-long festival focused on the art form of free improvisation in sound and movement by the Impermanent Society of Philadelphia. Watch musicians and movement performers improvising together, take a class, or attend a panel discussion. 10/19-10/25