Fun things to do in Philly this weekend

Jerry’s Bar Bloody Mary

Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this weekend? Metro has you covered. 


This weekend, Philadelphians and their furry friends can head to The Bourse Food Fall for an outdoor event in partnership with Morris Animal Refuge. Howl-o-Ween will be in full swing from 1 to 3 p.m. and will feature fall-themed photo opportunities, music, games, and more. Tickets are $10 online ($12 at the door) and include pet entry into the contest, a strut down the red carpet, plus one fall-themed photo of pets in their Howl-o-ween best. Judges will be on site to judge Best Overall, Best Philly “Jawn” and Best Team Costume (can be two pets or owner/pet, etc.) Winners in each category will receive a prize and trophy.

On top of the contest, Menagerie Coffee will be offering “puppycinos”, and for photos, a replica of the iconic Ghost Buster car will be on site for guests to pose alongside the Philadelphia/New Jersey Ghost Busters. Those who head to The Bourse this weekend can also check out music and outdoor games such as cornhole and a football toss. To further support the animal shelter, Morris Animal Refuge will also be offering paw painting portraits as well as raffle prizes.  When inside the food hall, masks are required.


111 S. Independence Mall E.,

Dine Latino Restaurant Week 

This weekend is the last chance to check out Dine Latino Week in Philadelphia. The Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GPHCC) is producing the event until Oct. 15, and patrons who participate can indulge in one complimentary appetizer or dessert with the purchase of two dinner entrees. The promotion will take place during dinner service only, with options for takeout, delivery, and indoor/outdoor dining at various participating restaurants, which include: El Merkury, Bar Bombón, Mixto Bar & Restaurant, Mole Poblano Restaurant, Queen & Rook Game Cafe, La Capital Mexican Grill and more.

As the release states, Dine Latino Restaurant Week is part of the GPHCC’s larger R+ campaign which was designed to support the growth and development of Latino-owned businesses during this extremely challenging economy, by providing access to resources, expert advice, networks and educational opportunities. The GPHCC’s mission through Dine Latino is to cultivate new opportunities for Latino restaurant owners through driving new and regular patrons to explore their offerings and celebrating the region’s Latino culture.

Kin Boutique Opening Weekend Celebration

Kin Boutique has recently expanded their storefront, and with doing so, they are also celebrating with some primetime deals this weekend. The contemporary women’s clothing store in Washington Square West will celebrate their fourth anniversary by officially opening the doors to a new space at 1010 Pine Street on Saturday, Oct. 16. The new space is located two doors down from the original Kin, and will feature 1,000 square feet of retail space, nine new brands and increased inventory on current lines, double the amount of private fitting rooms and an outdoor area.

A team of five expert stylists will be available to offer shoppers a wide array of wardrobe services, six days a week. According to a release, the opening weekend celebration will include 15% off all purchases for shoppers, including new fall/winter merchandise, as well as complimentary snacks and cocktails on both Saturday, Oct. 16 and Sunday, Oct. 17 from noon to 7 p.m. Kin Boutique features a wide array of every day wardrobe staples, along with evening dresses, loungewear, outerwear, jewelry and accessories, items for the home and shoes.

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1010 Pine St.,

Beehive The ’60s Musical at The Walnut Street Theatre 

This upbeat, electric musical is kicking off the fall season at The Walnut Street Theatre. This 60s-era centric showcase focuses on the female voices of the time including Diana Ross, Janis Joplin, Carole King, Aretha Franklin, and Tina Turner. Audiences will be able to recognize the hits that the performers bust out as well with over two dozen songs on the docket ranging from “It’s My Party,” “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?,” “Where the Boys Are,” and “You Don’t Own Me” as some of the most notable tunes.

As the website states, the show takes you on a song-filled journey told from the perspective of six women coming of age during this unforgettable time, taking audiences from their first Beehive Dance through a decade of change. Tickets for the show, which runs now through Oct. 31, are available online. 

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825 Walnut St.,

Bloody Mary Monster Mash

Last year, the Northern Liberties Business Improvement District debuted their latest event, the Bloody Mary Monster Mash. The competition is just as it seems: Competing venues will have a chance to create their most unique Bloody Mary concoctions that have to be as pleasing to the eye as it is to the tastebuds as well. The race has been on to find the perfect Bloody Mary since Oct. 9 and the competition will officially end on the 17.

This year there are even more restaurants participating, including the about-to-open Figo Ristorante, North 3rd, North Bowl, Jerry’s Bar, Anejo, SET NoLibs, Urban Village, El Camino, Cantina Dos Segundos, Standard Tap, Germantown Garden, Germantown Garden Grill, The Abbaye, Heritage, Bourbon and Branch, and SIlk City.

Each competing restaurant will feature a Halloween-themed Bloody Mary with “spooktacular” fixings. As the release states, Monster Mash is pay-as-you-go over nine days, giving Bloody Mary lovers a chance to try as many as they like with the time to enjoy either indoor or outdoor dining at their comfort level. Patrons rank their drinks in four categories (right spice, taste, “bling,” and halloween-i-ness) with an overall winner taking top honors. Brunch and lunch reservations are encouraged.


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