There’s lots of stuff in this week’s To-Do List, which now includes listings from our new events calendar, as well as a smattering of other fun stuff from around the city. If you have something to add, please put it in the comments, or you can submit future events to our calendar here.
Friday and Sunday
- To celebrate its one-month anniversary, the Boot and Saddle is organizing two free shows this weekend. No RSVP required, just first come, first served basis. San fermin, Literature and Panic Years are performing Friday. Sir Sly, Magic Man and Bel Heir are on Sunday.
- Fall Fest and Spooky Saturday at the fountain – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – craft fair, lots of food, three bands, activities for the kids too. Check here for many more details.
- Feel like participating in a healthy, community-building event? The sixth annual Southwest Center City 5k Run starts at 9 a.m. at 22nd and Montrose. Since 2008, the event has been giving back to the community through its nonprofit SWCC Run, Inc., benefiting the local elementary school, Chester Arthur. Register here. All are welcome to this event.
- Or, if you really feel like getting out of dodge, Halloween in Manayunk includes a “Thriller” dance-off, flea market, trick or treating and a ton of other events. Good excuse to get to a part of town you never go to, right?
- Remember the drive-in, or are you too young for that sort of thing? Either way, Awesome Fest is celebrating the 80th birthday of the drive-in theater at Eakins Oval. Even though it already started last Friday, the celebration is running every Friday until Nov. 22., with double feature drive-in films beginning at 7:30 p.m. To make it even more retro, the Philly Roller Girls will be serving food to attendees. Tonight it’s “Grease” and “The Blob.” Here is a full listing of all future presentations. Order tickets online.
- Get your spook on at Laurel Hill Cemetery with the Soul Crawl: Haunted History tours for journey through the most haunted parts of Laurel Hill Cemetery. The walking tour tonight begins at 7 p.m. Listen to eerie stories about figures such as the headless woman, a man who killed himself at a grave headstones that mark only body parts. Order tickets here or upon arrival. There’s another tour on Oct. 30.
- The Philadelphia Film Festival runs through Sunday. Here is the complete guide to the festival. Tickets can be purchased online at filmadelphia.org.
- Ruthann Alexander, @RuthannAlexande