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February 28th, 2017 by Dan Jacob

Philly To-Do: Intern Dan’s Weekly Picks

This week get out and celebrate finales, grand openings, free admissions and a neighborhood’s twist on Restaurant Week!

Black History Month Finale

Today marks the last day of Black History Month. Throughout the month, there have been many events at various locations, it’s not too late to partake in the festivities. Black History Untold wraps up their month-long event tonight at WHYY Studios, and workshops such as A Taste of African Heritage at the Parkway Central Library


Museum galore this Sunday

This Sunday at The Barnes Foundation will be completely free as part of their Free First Sunday! Every first Sunday of each month traverse the galleries and check out the Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie exhibit, all for free!

If, the Barnes wasn’t enough to satisfy your art craving, the Philadelphia Museum of Art kicks off their Pay-What-You-Wish Sundays this week. Every first Sunday of each month, visitors will be able to pay as much as they wish to enjoy exhibits like American Watercolor.


Franklin Square

Spring is in the air, with Franklin Square officially opening March 1st . Franklin Square is a great spot to hangout and enjoy the great weather with food, drinks, mini-golf and more.


East Passyunk Restaurant Week

And you thought restaurant week was over. This week reserve your table at a number of restaurants participating in East Passyunk Restaurant Week . For just $15, $25, or $35 experience a 3 course meal on a range of diverse foods!

 

 

 

February 10th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Weekend Edition

Well, that snow storm was a bust! Lucky for you that means that the sidewalks will be clear for all your weekend adventures. Below we’re giving you some inspiration to get off campus and out into the Philadelphia streets.

–For one night only! Grab a FREE cake shake at P’unk Burger!

–Whether you have one sweetheart or a whole crew of Galentines, you’re bound to find a Valentine’s event to hit up.

— From traditional Mexican to spaghetti and meatballs,  discover international flavors locally! If you’re feeling generous, check out Philly spots who donate to good causes. 

— Round up your roommates and plan a Philly field trip to South Street or Center City.

— Check out the many ways you can celebrate Black History Month in Philadelphia.

Whatever you do this weekend, remember that there’s no right or wrong way to create memories in this great city! If you want to share your adventures, tag @CampusPhilly on Twitter or Instagram.


February 3rd, 2017 by Dan Jacob

Philly To-Do: Black History Month

Take advantage of the many events Philadelphia has to offer including performances, workshops, and discussions to stay entertained, enlightened, and most importantly, engaged. Below are some events and activities that celebrate the importance of Black History Month tailored around a college student’s budget.

February 3:  Films at AAMP: Black Girl + Merkato

AAMP is where you want to be for Black History Month. In continuation of their screening events, AAMP will be screening the 1966 classic Black Girl which chronicles the life of a young Senegalese woman who struggles with life in France working for a wealthy white couple. Following this screening comes an original documentary film by Philadelphia filmmaker Sosena Solomon titled Merkato. Merkato explores Africa’s largest open-air market in Ethiopia, covering the ethos of the community. Once again, the screening event is open to the public and free with RSVP. Doors open at 6pm, with the films scheduled to start at 7pm.


February 8: PHILADANCO – The Great Mix, Jazz and Dance @ The Merriam Theater

Dance your way over to the Merriam Theater, then sit back and admire this performance by PHILADANCO. The dance ensemble pays tribute to jazz icons with music from Earth Wind and Fire. Get there early, as doors open at 11:00 AM. The event is also free to the public.


February 20: The Story of We the People @ The National Constitution Center

Thanks to the good folks at TD Bank, the events are FREE on President’s Day. There are 4 main exhibitions at the Constitution Center starting with the Breaking Barriers Show. Breaking Barriers is an interactive exhibit which delves into the lives of notable African Americans such as Jackie Robinson, Thurgood Marshall, and Bessie Coleman. Next is, Decoding The Document: Emancipation Proclamation Workshop. Get a closer look at the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendment that only the Constitution Center can provide. Pickup a flier and get started on the African American History Self-Guided Tour. The tour highlights important moments throughout African American history, including artifacts from President Obama’s inauguration. Finish with the Giant Game Board Activity which tests your knowledge of African American history!

The events run through the month of February, however admission on President’s Day is completely free, so don’t miss this opportunity!


February 25African Cultures Day @ the Penn Museum

Experience the entire gamut of African culture at the Penn Museum. African Cultures Day at the Penn Museum is filled with a slew of activities, from performances, and crafts, to games and interactive explorations. Admission to the museum is $10 for Students with ID, starting at 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM!


February 28Black History Untold @ WHYY Studios

As Black History Month comes to a close, it’s important to not only reflect on the culture of black history, but to also revel in the present and future of black culture. Join WHYY as they bring their Black History Untold series to an end. If you’re not familiar with the series, Black History Untold uncovers the full story of black history through the lens of local black leaders. Through personal essays these leaders share their thoughts on black happiness. The event will include live entertainment, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities from 5:30pm to 7:45pm with a reduced price of $10 for Students with college ID!

 

January 24th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Pop! Goes the Bubble: Expand Your Experience

We have a challenge for you that shouldn’t be challenging at all! Are you up for it? You’ve been assigned the semester-long task of trying new things and planning off-campus adventures. It’s easy to stay on campus and hang out at your regular spots, but we want you to know that there’s so much more to experience! Below you’ll find motivation to roll up your sleeves, lace up your shoes and hit the Philly pavement. You have to admit that’s the best homework assignment you’ve ever received.

Sign up to become an Open Arts member  by using the promo code: social1617. Once you’re a member, you can take advantage of the free or discounted tickets to fantastic arts and culture events happening all over Philadelphia.


Speaking of Open Arts, we’re partnering with some of Philly’s best venues for THREE cool, creative and exclusive Open Arts College Night Series this spring!  You should check out one (or all!) of these upcoming events:

  • Opening Night at the Opera on Friday, February 10
  • Sittin’ In at the Kimmel Center on Wednesday, February 15
  • Pennsylvania Ballet’s Romance on Friday, April 7

Are you attending the very popular Inclusive Leadership Conference on February 11? If so, here’s what to expect at ILC and what to do before and after


Commit to get fit! Philly has so many great (and FREE) fitness meetups and groups.


Become an active participant in your community. How? Get to know organizations who need your great mind and helping hands. There are a lot of resources on how to take action and make an impact.


Go beyond the dining hall and explore the flavors of Philadelphia! From grabbing a coffee to ending your night with a sweet treat, we hope our suggestions will get your stomach gears turning. Looking to treat yourself? Make reservations during Center City District’s Restaurant Week!


Lace up your ice skates at Blue Cross RiverRink or Rothman Rink! Not into skating? No worries. While you’re friends are doing laps around the rink, you can be lapping up some hot chocolate in their cozy lodge areas.


Explore local museums for FREE. Did you know that The Barnes Foundation offers students free weekday admission? They do! Here are the details on planning your visit. Have you heard about Pay-What-You-Wish Wednesday at the Philadelphia Museum of Art? After 5 p.m., you can pay what you wish to tour the entire museum and participate in museum activities like Dhyana Yoga and more! P.S. Always check our Open Arts calendar for other museum deals.


Always check our events calendar. We hand pick events just for you!

January 24th, 2017 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Inclusive Leadership Conference Weekend

This year’s Inclusive Leadership Conference’s theme is Finding Your Voice: Advocating for Inclusion & Respect. We all come from different experiences, backgrounds, and are born with different skills and passions. No voice should be the same. Maybe you know your voice or maybe you want to discover it. In either case, we want you to leave the conference with the motivation to (re)disover your voice, the knowledge on how you should use your voice, and ways in which to flex your voice!

Just like no voice is the same, no city is the same. Welcome to Philadelphia the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection! We’re home to passionate sports fans, the Rocky steps, cheesesteaks, world-class museums, the Liberty Bell and so much more.

Below you’ll find what’s on our radar for the weekend of  #ILCPhilly:

1. Open Arts College Night: Opening Night at the Opera 
Address: Academy of Music 240 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
When: Friday, February 10 at 8 p.m.

Opera Philadelphia will be providing $10 Advanced Rush tickets to students for opening night of Tancredi, a medieval story of chivalry and tragic love in post-World War I Europe. Grab your friends and dress-up for a night out with the Opera at the Academy of Music!

Register here for $10 Advanced Rush tickets.  Make sure to select the February 10th, 2017 date.


2. Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest
Address: 101 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19147
Hours of Operation: Friday: 1pm – 12:30pm / Saturday: 11am - 12:30pm / Sunday: 11am - 10:30pm.

Blue Cross RiverRink is now in its 23rd year as an outdoor ice skating rink and fourth season as Winterfest. The regulation-sized rink offers daily public skating sessions, skate rentals, sharpening, and free season-long events and entertainment.

Surrounding the rink you’ll find a beautifully lit landscape featuring a majestic holiday tree, outdoor seating area with fire pits, cozy warming cabins, the Franklin Fountain Confectionary Cabin, the Kids Lodge with arcade games, and a chalet-inspired Lodge with food and beverages from Garces and Chickie’s and Pete’s. With the Delaware River to the east and the Ben Franklin Bridge to the north, it makes for a spectacular winter scene!


3. The Barnes Foundation / Museum
Address: 2025 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Hours of Operation:
Open Wed–Mon: 10 am–5 pm. Also open 6–9 pm every First Friday and select Friday evenings.

Immerse yourself in the greatest private collection of impressionist, post-impressionist and early-modern paintings. Explore more than 3,000 masterpieces, including 181 Renoirs, 69 Cézannes, 59 Matisses, 46 Picassos, 16 Modiglianis, and 7 Van Goghs, plus textiles, metalwork, decorative objects, African sculpture, Native American ceramics and jewelry, and Pennsylvania German furniture.


4. Run the Rocky Steps!
Address: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130
Price: Totally free

If you visit the Barnes or take a walk down Benjamin Franklin Parkway, you’ll be close to the steps that Rocky Balboa famously conquered. Running up the steps and pumping your fist is a Philly-must. We’ve all done it! At the top, you’ll find a beautiful view of the city—perfect photo opportunity.


5. Jurassic World: The Exhibition at the Franklin Institute
Address: 222 N 20th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Hours of Operation: Daytime (9:30am – 5:00pm) / Evening (5:00pm – 8:00pm)*

As the whole, the Institute is awesome. Their current exhibit, which runs until April, is all about the Jurassic World dinosaurs. We know someone who recently went and it’s the real deal, even with props from the movies! Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Based on one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history, the Exhibition immerses audiences of all ages in scenes inspired by the beloved film.  Now, the park that was only a promise comes to life…right before your eyes.


6. Get historic in Old City!
Looking to turn back time and stroll the streets our Founding Fathers walked down? Grab hot drinks from one of the many coffee shops in the area and be charmed by the oldest buildings in our city. Speaking of old, you can head down to Elfreth’s Alley, our nation’s oldest residential street. Of course, you can rip a page out of Philadelphia’s history textbook and check out the National Constitution Center, Independence Mall and the Liberty Bell!

December 6th, 2016 by Brynn Monaghan, Communications Manager

Philly To-Do: Celebrate the Holidays

This time of year has a way of pushing time’s fast-forward button, so it’s never too early to start bringing out the tinsel, miseltoe and lights. From pop-up shopping nights to holiday light celebrations, there are plenty of Philly happenings to get you in a festive mood. Below are our picks that we’re looking forward to checking out! 

Holiday lights across the City 

If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite things about the holiday season is all the lights and decorations spread across the city. So, if you are indeed like me, you’ll be excited to know that this is an ongoing event going on throughout the city. Grab some friends, bundle up, and make a nice hot chocolate to go, and explore the neighborhoods of Philadelphia and the amazing decorations that’ll truly wow you. (My personal favorite is the Longwood Gardens lights)

Check out Visit Philly’s list of  The Top Places to View Holiday Lights in Philadelphia and head to the ‘Parade of Lights at the Seaport Museum’ on Saturday, December 10!


Franklin Flea Holiday Market 2016 

Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts? Stop by the Franklin Flea at the Historic Strawbridge’s Building happening on Saturday, December 17th from 10 am to 5 pm! In addition to great gift finds, you can grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors and enjoy live music performances throughout the day.


Historic Holiday Nights in Old City 

Head to Old City this Thursday for Historic Holiday Nights, which runs every Thursday until December 22nd. 45 shops, restaurants and museums open up their doors to the public from 5-8 p.m. with special deals and an extended happy hour for those of age. This is a great way to explore Old City, and cross a few people off of your Christmas list!


Ice Skating at City Hall

Another holiday tradition, ice skating at Rothman Rink at City Hall!  If you can’t skate they even offer a five week session of skating lessons on Sunday mornings that include skates and admission. You can also warm up after skating for awhile with food and drinks around City Hall. 

In addition to Rothman Rink at Dilworth Park, lace up your skates at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest!


Christmas Village at City Hall

Not much of a skater? You can still hit up City Hall for the Christmas markets starting later this month. More than 80 vendors will be out selling little trinkets and gifts perfect for the holidays. Not only will there be shopping but you can expect side-street performances and other special events throughout the entirety of the markets stay in Center City.


Catch the annual holiday show at Walnut Street Theatre

Want to catch an awesome show and see some history as well? Hit up Walnut Street Theatre, which just so happens to be America’s oldest theatre and catch a classic, Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’! Maybe take a stroll to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, which are just a quick walk away before settling in for a bit to watch an awesome cast perform one of the most classic Christmas favorites of all time.


Have “A Very Philly Christmas” at Fairmount Park

Music. Friends. Neighbors. Family. These four elements are the four most important ideas to our lovely city. Head to Fairmount Park to see some of the historical homes decked out for the season with these ideals in mind. Fairmount Park will also be hosting some really awesome events based around those four elements. Grab your friends, your family, your neighbors and head to Fairmount Park (while listening to some awesome music) and enjoy some of the things that make the City of Brotherly Love the best city to be in.

There you have it, Z’s holiday picks for this upcoming season.  For more events, you can always check out our calendar page. If you’re looking to take a road trip, check out For Planners Making Plans: Holiday Edition. If you have any suggestions or want to share your experience at one of these places, let us know!

November 17th, 2016 by Zipporah Dixon

Philly To-Do: Celebrate the Holidays

This time of year has a way of pushing time’s fast-forward button, so it’s never too early to start bringing out the tinsel, miseltoe and lights. From pop-up shopping nights to holiday light celebrations, there are plenty of Philly happenings to get you in a festive mood. Below are my picks that I’m looking forward to checking out! 

Holiday lights across the City 

If you’re anything like me, one of your favorite things about the holiday season is all the lights and decorations spread across the city. So, if you are indeed like me, you’ll be excited to know that this is an ongoing event going on throughout the city. Grab some friends, bundle up, and make a nice hot chocolate to go, and explore the neighborhoods of Philadelphia and the amazing decorations that’ll truly wow you. (My personal favorite is the Longwood Gardens lights)

Check out Visit Philly’s list of  The Top Places to View Holiday Lights in Philadelphia and head to the Parade of Lights at the Seaport Museum on Saturday, December 10!


Franklin Flea Holiday Market 2016 

Looking for unique, one-of-a-kind gifts? Stop by the Franklin Flea at the Historic Strawbridge’s Building happening on Saturday, December 17th from 10 am to 5 pm! In addition to great gift finds, you can grab a bite to eat from one of the many food vendors and enjoy live music performances throughout the day.

Looking for more events like this? Here’s uwishunu’s list of 10+ Holiday Markets To Shop In Philly This December.


Historic Holiday Nights in Old City 

Head to Old City this Thursday for Historic Holiday Nights, which runs every Thursday until December 22nd. 45 shops, restaurants and museums open up their doors to the public from 5-8 p.m. with special deals and an extended happy hour for those of age. This is a great way to explore Old City, and cross a few people off of your Christmas list!


Ice Skating at City Hall

Another holiday tradition, ice skating at Rothman Rink at City Hall!  If you can’t skate they even offer a five week session of skating lessons on Sunday mornings that include skates and admission. You can also warm up after skating for awhile with food and drinks around City Hall. 

In addition to Rothman Rink at Dilworth Park, lace up your skates at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest!


Christmas Village at City Hall

Not much of a skater? You can still hit up City Hall for the Christmas markets starting later this month. More than 80 vendors will be out selling little trinkets and gifts perfect for the holidays. Not only will there be shopping but you can expect side-street performances and other special events throughout the entirety of the markets stay in Center City.


Catch the annual holiday show at Walnut Street Theatre

Want to catch an awesome show and see some history as well? Hit up Walnut Street Theatre, which just so happens to be America’s oldest theatre and catch a classic, Charles Dickens’ ‘A Christmas Carol’! Maybe take a stroll to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, which are just a quick walk away before settling in for a bit to watch an awesome cast perform one of the most classic Christmas favorites of all time.


Have “A Very Philly Christmas” at Fairmount Park

Music. Friends. Neighbors. Family. These four elements are the four most important ideas to our lovely city. Head to Fairmount Park to see some of the historical homes decked out for the season with these ideals in mind. Fairmount Park will also be hosting some really awesome events based around those four elements. Grab your friends, your family, your neighbors and head to Fairmount Park (while listening to some awesome music) and enjoy some of the things that make the City of Brotherly Love the best city to be in.

There you have it, Z’s holiday picks for this upcoming season.  For more events, you can always check out our calendar page. If you’re looking to take a road trip, check out For Planners Making Plans: Holiday Edition. If you have any suggestions or want to share your experience at one of these places, let us know!

 

November 15th, 2016 by Nakie Uzeiri

Our Guide to Taking a Stroll Outside

Where do you go when you need to clear your head? We go outside to take a walk with our old friend, Nature. But where do you find such a thing in the city? The answer is: closer than you think. The fall foliage and fresh air is just what the doctor ordered and there is no shortage of that in and around Philadelphia! Below are some of our go-to natural trails:

Manayunk Towpath

Exploring the Manayunk Towpath is a great way to learn about the history of the neighborhood and the canal. Take a bit of time out of your day to stop at this point along the Schuylkill River, rent a bike and get going! While traveling through the Towpath you’ll see things like old rail lines, old canal locks and plenty of wildlife.


 Wissahickon Valley Park

The Wissahickon Trail is by far one of my favorite escapes from the library. The trail runs over 20 miles in length and stretches along the Wissahickon Creek from Stenton Avenue all the way to Lansdale Borough. You’ll encounter an abundance of beautiful waterfalls, trails suitable for everyone and even picnic areas!


Valley Forge National Historic Park

Discover the past and explore nature by trekking through this historical park, it really is a win-win kind of a day trip. This was, after all, a base camp for Washington’s army during the American Revolution. Only around 30 minutes from Philly, you can get anything from a rigorous mountain-like hike to short and calming nature walks.


Pennypack Creek Trail

The Pennypack Ecological Restoration Trust puts a lot of effort into protecting, restoring and preserving the lands of Pennypack Creek, all so we can enjoy it’s beauty! With this trail being 5 miles long and just 15 miles out of Center City in Montgomery County, you can explore either by foot or even by hopping on horseback. In fact, this trail welcomes hikers, cyclists, equestrians and of course your trail-happy dog!


Peace Valley

Even the name sounds serene! Make your way to this beautiful nature center for the day, just an hour out of the city. With 14 miles of trails at the eastern end of Lake Galena, you can walk, run, hike or bike your way through the paved paths. If you’re into bird watching this is also the place to go, as over 250 different bird species have been spotted here!


If you snap a picture during your hike, tag @CampusPhilly so we can see it. We love seeing what you’re up to!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Must-Attend Events of the Season!

 

Here it is everyone, the stuff you’ve been waiting for. Now that Halloween is over (even though we hate saying bye to you, Oct. 31st) it’s time to make room for the next best thing, Thanksgiving! A day full of food, family and friends needs a fun-packed month of preparation; here are some of this month’s events that you won’t want to miss!

 

Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner at Arcadia University

I dare you all to name a more fall food than soup, I say this because nothing can compare to a nice hot steamy bowl of it. Arcadia University holds an Annual Empty Bowl Benefit Dinner, and this is its 23rd! On Monday, November 14th you can purchase a ticket https://alumni.arcadia.edu/events/eb16 and enjoy a bountiful amount of soups, breads and dessert that have all been donated by community restaurants. 100% of proceeds from the Empty Bowl Dinner go to organizations that benefit the hungry and the homeless. Make sure to catch this one, you can enjoy delicious food as well as do something great for the city’s people.

 

Wintergarden at Dilworth Park

Although some of us despise the cold, there is still some room for fun here in Philly! On November 11th, America’s Garden Capital Maze will be filled with thousands of twinkly lights, seasonal trees and everything else a winter wonderland could ever need. You can grab all of the essentials (hot chocolate, fun snacks and boozy drinks) to keep you warm near the Rothman Institute Ice Rink and Cabin where you can also find the holiday Made in Philadelphia Market. You can also find the Christmas Village in the Courtyard at City Hall. For more information, click here! http://www.uwishunu.com/2016/10/brand-new-wintergarden-opening-city-hall-november/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=VisitPhillyFacebook&utm_content=Social#sm.0002kj5f2rp3dmt106z2d4ntm1gmq

 

The Franklin Square Holiday Festival and Electrical Spectacle Holiday Light Show

Nothing says “Tis the season” better than a festival and a light show! From November 10th to December 31st, head over to Franklin Square and catch the main feature, the Electrical Spectacle light show. Welcoming all ages and filled with winter treats and a beergarden, there is also a Lightning Bolt Holiday Express train that rides around the square.

 

The Philadelphia Marathon along Boathouse Row

This 8K race (half-marathon) takes place through November 18th to the 20th and will power through the city passing the Philadelphia Museum of Art as well as Boathouse Row. There will also be a Kids Fun Run as well as a Health & Fitness Expo. Even if you’re not a runner, volunteer or just head over and support your fellow Philadelphians! http://philadelphiamarathon.com/

 

 

The Thanksgiving Day Parade on the Parkway

Last but definitely not least, make sure you head to the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to catch the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the country. You’ll enjoy the legendary floats, huge balloons, music, performances and even a visit from Santa.

 

October 31st, 2016 by Zipporah Dixon

Z’s Weekly Picks: Oct. 31 – Nov. 6

Hello my fellow Philadelphians! I can’t believe tomorrow is the first day of November– time flies when you have a crazy school schedule! This week is a transitional one because we’re still riding the Halloween wave AND gearing up for the holiday season. Here are my special picks on what to keep an eye out for this week:

Make America Skate Again | Tonight! Monday, Oct. 31 

The Fillmore is not only celebrating their one-year anniversary but also celebrating Halloween! This October 31st from 8p.m. to 2a.m., the popular music venue is celebrating with an all-night roller skating party! 


Terror Behind the Walls: LAST CHANCE!! | Monday, Oct. 31 to Saturday, Nov.5

If you haven’t had a chance to hit terror behind the walls just yet, this is your very last chance. Grab some friends, some warm clothing and get spooked and learn a little bit of history too at Terror Behind the Walls final week of Halloween thrills.


Día de los Muertos at Fleisher Art Memorial | Tuesday, Nov. 1

The event will have mariachi singer, a Day of the Dead altar, face painting and much, much more! Make sure to get there early, starting at 5 on the dot, a Dia de los Muertos procession leaves Fleisher and makes its way to the Italian market, returning at 6 for the rest of the festivities!


Apple Festival at Peddler’s Village | Saturday, Nov. 5 to Sunday, Nov. 6 

Looking for some great fall fun with your pals? Hit up the Peddler’s Village Apple Festival! Not only just apple picking, but featuring some fun treats like apple butter, apple cider, apple dumplings, apple fritter, caramel dipped apples and everyone’s favorite event to watch: pie-eating contests (with apple pies of course).


Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival | Saturday, Nov. 5 to Saturday, Nov. 19 

The Festival brings over 30 films from more than 12 countries with a variety of genres that are highlighting Jewish heritage, culture and history. If you’re super into cinema and want to check out more on Philly’s film scene, check out this post by Nakie Uzeiri guiding you through more festivals going on throughout the city.

There you have it! Z’s weekly picks for the week of October 31st to November 6th! If you have any suggestions for things to do don’t forget hesitate to tweet us @CampusPhilly! See you all next week for more of my weekly Philly picks!

October 25th, 2016 by Nakie Uzeiri

This Week with Open Arts

Sometimes it’s a good idea to take a break from the library and engage in events around the city! These events can enlighten your studies and help you come up with new ideas and see things in a new light. From politics, science and Halloween events—here’s what you can expect from Open Arts this week!

If you don’t already know…

Signing up with Campus Philly Open Arts is beneficial not only for students, but arts partners and college staff as well. Students can download free and discounted tickets to Open Arts events that not only encourage the arts but also broaden career opportunities for students. If you aren’t already a member, register here today!

The Supreme Court in Transition: A View from the Frontlines 10/26 at 12:00pm
Meet at the National Constitution Center and attend a discussion with top legal journalists, Robert Barnes, Lincoln Caplan and Marcia Coyle. In this part of the Center’s Election 2016 Program Series, they’ll be examining the state of a 4-4 Supreme Court in transition as well as the differences between a Clinton Court and a Trump Court.
Speed Secrets: Lessons Learned from a Sports Medicine Physician | 10/26 at 6:00pm
At the Parkway Central Library, Dr. Michael Ross, a board certified, non-surgical sports medicine physician at Rothman Institute, will be discussing tips on how to improve your times through effective training and physiological tweaks.
Grahame Lesh: Growing Up Grateful Dead | 10/27 at 2:00pm
The National Museum of American Jewish History will be hosting this exciting series of afternoon preview events, this one with son of Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh, Grahame Lesh. Grahame will be putting on an acoustic performance that includes stories of growing up around the Grateful Dead and how Bill Graham impacted his life.

Black Magic Bash at Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens | 10/29 at 7:00pm
This one’s for you all 21 and over, get into the spooky spirit this Halloweekend at this breathtaking mosaicked warehouse! With music by the West Philadelphia Orchestra, food from South Philly Barbacoa, and drinks from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly and Saint Benjamin Brewing Company all included in your ticket, your night will without a doubt be spook-tacular!
World Premiere. Justin Gonzalez is “Telling Stories” | 10/30 at 2:00pm
The Multicultural Arts Exchange of CultureTrust presents the composer with a story that begins before the pen hits paper. Justin Gonzalez, known as Philadelphia’s “treasured tenor”, is known for his “expressive mastery” that tells stories before the performance of songs that cross languages and styles.

Science After Hours: Creature of the Night  | 10/31 at 7:00pm
Another 21 and over event, learn and have some fun this Halloween at The Franklin Institute! Science with a twist includes experiments, demonstrations, games and innovative science curated by the museum in collaboration with organizations across Philly. Head over with your best costume and be prepared to have some fun.

Tuesday Nights at the Movies – Schalcken the Painter | 11/1 at 7:30pm
The Woodmere Art Museum presents the Gothic film that will pull the audience into a “shadowy fantasy world” of real-life painters Gerrif Dou and Godfried Schalcken. Tuesday Nights at the Movies is sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Local and presented with the Chestnut Hill Film Group.