Carrie Brownstein at the Merriam and more things to do Oct. 29-Nov. 1

Carrie Brownstein at the Merriam and more things to do Oct. 29-Nov. 1
Andrew Wyatt



Saturday, 7 p.m.

World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St.

$15 to $25, 215-222-1400

Get ready to dance the night away this Halloween with the renowned jazz-funk-gypsy-brass big band that travels the country bringing the party wherever they go. Described as a Vaudeville circus, among other things, Marchfourth churns out rip-roaring music in high-energy costumes, along with comical stage antics.

Anna Nalick with Christina Holmes

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Tin Angel

20 S. Second St.

$20 ($50 for VIP meet and greet) 215-928-0770

You may know Anna Nalick from her famous single “Breathe” off her first record, “Wreck of the Day.” This guitar-playing songwriter grew up on artists like Elvis Presley and Led Zeppelin, though primarily draws inspiration from poetry, literature and that old standby, human behavior. Folk, pop and memorable melodies make themselves known in her songs.

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TJ Kong Halloween Murder Show

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Underground Arts

1200 Callowhill St.


TJ Kong and the Atomic Bomb is back with their annual tradition of music, costumes and gore. Six bands will jam out on two stages, including Satellite Hearts, Pine Barons Mercury Radio Theater and more. It’s the biggest underground Halloween costume bash in the city.


Carrie Brownstein

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Merriam Theater

250 S. Broad St.

$45-$80, 215-893-1999

Whether you know Carrie Brownstein as the lead singer of the riot grrrl band Sleater-Kinney, or recognize her best as the star of the quirky TV show “Portlandia,” you’ll want to get your hands on her latest book, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir.” The Free Library brings her to town tonight.


Whiskey and Fine Spirits Festival

Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Lincoln Financial Field

1 Lincoln Financial Field Way

$25 to $150, 215-279-8316

The annual Philadelphia magazine fancy booze fest is back. If you’re a fan of whiskey, you’ll have over 200 spirits to choose from, including scotch, bourbon, gin and much more. Local bartenders will go neck and neck to see who can make the best Manhattan. VIP tickets give you a tour of the Lincoln Financial Field and a taste of ultra-premium spirits, including Pappy Van Winkle.

Boos and Booze Costume Party

Friday, 8 p.m.

Drury Beer Garden at Opa

1311 Sansom St.

Pay as you go, 215-545-0170

Start off Mischief Night with a few brews at Drury Beer Garden, out back behind Greek restaurant Opa in Midtown Village. Costumes are encouraged. Enjoy boo-themed brews from Evil Genius Brewery, like Trick or Treat Pumpkin Porter and Evil Eye PA.


‘Life of Brian’

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Shoemaker Green

33rd Street and Smith Walk, in front of the Palestra

Free, 267-239-2941

Not only is the Philadelphia Film Festival screening this Monty Python treasure, they’re doing it outdoors. In this satiric film, a young Jewish man is born on the same day as —and right next door to Jesus Christ — and is mistaken for the Messiah.



Through Nov. 22

Hedgerow Theatre

64 Rose Valley Rd., Media

$15 to $34, 610-565-4211

The Hedgerow Theatre presents its version of the classic vampire tale, in which Count Dracula imprisons Jonathan Harker in his castle in Transylvania and travels to England to stalk his fiancee. It ultimately comes down to a battle between human and vampire.

‘From Beneath It Lurks’

Thursday to Sunday

URBN Annex of Drexel University

4301 Filbert St.

$5 to $15, 215-895-2451

Talented storytellers from Drexel will make your spine tingle and your bones chill with tales inspired by H.P. Lovecraft’s horrific classics. You’ll laugh one minute — and jump out of your chair in fright the next.