To-Do List: Free Boot & Saddle shows; G-ho 5k Run; Fall fests galore

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.

Outside looks a lot nicer than before

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.


  • 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.

All weekend


– Ruthann Alexander, @RuthannAlexande