From October 1st through Thanksgiving, much more than just a fundraiser, Pie in the Sky allows the community to come together to help nourish our neighbors battling life-threatening illnesses during the holiday season. Buy a pie, feed a family. Mannapies.org
From October 4th to November 2nd, Pseudonym Productions will introduce Dark Passage, an enigmatic immersive experience exclusive to Philadelphia. Dark Passage invites its guests to step into a realm between life and death for a haunting evening of mystery and exploration, filled with Halloween-infused surprises and Instagram-ready moments. Stepping through a mysterious glowing portal, guests will enter a story filled with surreal visuals, intricate sets, and roaming performers, winding through a maze of hidden rooms that hide secrets waiting to be uncovered. 1004 Buttonwood St., pseudonymproductions.com
From October 17th through October 27th, 11 days, 100+ films, all made for Philly. Every October, the Philadelphia Film Society hosts the Philadelphia Film Festival which gathers more than 25,000 dedicated film lovers and scores of talented filmmakers for ten exceptional days of cinematic splendor. Various locations; filmadelphia.org
From October 18th through the 20th, & 25th through the 27th 2019 Shane Confectionery's sweet Halloween event will return for its fourth year! Witches!: History & Hearth, a Halloween event, is magical & delicious exploration of witchcraft and the occult lurking in Penn's Woods. Visitors will be guided through America’s oldest confectionery, imbibing potions, tasting fairy tale confections, and discerning divinatory delights. Over the course of their 45-minute journey, guests will be led through Shane Confectionery’s shop and kitchens, learning about the folk magic of the Philadelphia region, and how to do some witchin’ in the kitchen. Tickets are $28; 110 Market St.; Click here or here for tickets.
On Monday, October 21, FOX 29 "Good Day Philadelphia" co-host Mike Jerrick and Barry Gutin, co-owner of Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar and member of CORE’s Board of Directors, are hosting a Tasting Party for Good Day Philadelphia viewers to try food from local chefs/restaurants, many who have been featured in the regular Good Day Philadelphia segment, “Ya Gotta Try This™.” Vie by Cescaphe, 600 North Broad Street. Click here for more information.
Monday, October 21, 2019, Cry Baby Pasta, has announced a special Koo Zee Doo Portuguese Pop Up Dinner. The culinary duo at Cry Baby Pasta, Chefs David Gilberg and Carla Goncalves, will take over the Cry Baby Pasta kitchen for one special night to bring back dishes from the acclaimed restaurant with family-style flavors and dishes from Goncalves’ home country of Portugal. The tasting dinner is $55 per person, plus an optional $35 wine pairing. Reservations available at 267.524.3076 or firstname.lastname@example.org; 627 S. 3rd Street.
On October 23, 2019, join helpusadopt.org for an inspirational celebration of families built through adoption. This annual event raises money for helpusadopt.org’s adoption grant program. Overbrook Golf Club, 799 Godfrey Road, Villanova, helpusadopt.org
On October 24, 2019, is the Carousel Ball, the signature event of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, which brings together over 700 of the nation’s most engaged philanthropists for an evening of discovery, entertainment, and connection. The 2017 Ball launched the most ambitious fundraising campaign in CHOP’s 163-year history and raised a record-setting $1.66 million. The Met Philadelphia; 858 N. Broad St.; Carouselball.org
On October 24, Gather with Unite for HER as it transforms the Phoenixville Foundry into a rustic-chic fete for its seventh annual chef and wine-tasting event. Sample local and sustainable dishes from top restaurants, paired with special offerings from wineries, breweries, and spirit vendors that tantalize the senses. The event also features a fabulous live auction, silent auction items, and more. Tickets $175, $225 VIP, Sponsorships available. 2 N. Main St., uniteforher.org
On October 25, 2019, don’t miss the Barnes Foundation’s annual benefit, this year celebrating the major fall exhibition called 30 Americans. 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, barnesfoundation.org
On October 26, 2019, is Philly Fights Cancer’s largest fundraising event is a celebration with world-class entertainment, honoring those who contribute to the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the event support the clinical trials and translational research at the Abramson Cancer Center. The Philadelphia Navy Yard, 4747 S. Broad St., phillyfightscancer.org
On Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, Toby Keith will be performing two back-to-back shows at Parx Casino. This will be the first time we will be in Bucks County. Tickets are now on sale $75-$175. For more information please click here. 2999 Street Rd., Bensalem, PA.
From November 8, through November 10, 2019, The Philadelphia Museum of Art will feature contemporary crafts and designs by 195 artists from across the country, plus 23 guests artists from Israel. Meet the artists and start collecting unique and one-of-a-kind decorative and functional works. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 12th and Arch St., pmacraftshow.org
On November 9, 2019, Deborah Hospital Foundation’s Red Tie Gala is in support of Deborah Heart and Lung Center, which, in 95 years has never billed a patient in keeping with its founding motto, “There is no price on life.” That event has raised over $250,000 for cardiac care. The Hilton at Penn’s Landing, 201 S. Christopher Columbus St., deborahfoundation.org
On November 9th, 2019 is the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts’ (PAFA) flagship wine affair, attended by over 350 wine and art lovers, and raising more than $500,000 annually to support PAFA student scholarships and community education programs. The black-tie gala features wine tastings, silent and live auctions, a seated dinner, live entertainment and dancing. Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 128 N. Broad St., pafa.org/bacchanal
On Monday, November 11, Hundreds of young professionals, creatives, and art lovers will join the Young Friends of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to party with a purpose at its biggest fundraiser of the year with late-night gallery access, dancing, open bar and more. Proceeds provide vital support for the cultural heart of Philadelphia. $45 Young Friends, $65 Public Public, VIP from $250. Click here for more information. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 26th St. and The Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
On November 14, Recycles Artists in Residency’s (RAIR) will celebrate the 5th annual Trash Bash celebrates the successes of the year’s artists-in-residence and helps raise funds for future programming. VIPs sip Champagne and eat sushi while bidding on a silent auction of artworks, ‘Trash Boutique’ items and Philly-centric packages. Founded in 2010, RAIR’s mission is to challenge the perception of waste culture by providing a unique platform for artists at the intersection of art and industry. Icebox Project Space, 1400 N. American St., rairphilly.org
On Friday, November 15, 2019, share this evening’s enjoyment with friends and colleagues while raising money for an amazing cause! Enjoy live music, special guest appearances, high profile models, live auction, pop-up shop, raffles & swag bag, open bar & delectable food! Proceeds from this event will support the Image Recovery Center in the Asplundh Cancer Pavilion, home of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Abington – Jefferson health which creates personalized recovery plans that can relieve side effects of cancer treatment. The guest DJ will be Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, President & CEO of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health. Click here for tickets. Tickets vary from $150-$800. 215-481-2500; Philadelphia Cricket Club, St. Martins Clubhouse; 415 W. Willow Grove Avenue.
On November 24, 2019, the Philadelphia Marathon takes you on a journey through historical city streets and famous landmarks, all while raising money for the American Association for Cancer Research. Thousands of fans line the course and cheer on runners as they make their way to the finish line at the steps of the famed art museum. 2500 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, philadelphiamarathon.com