From Wednesday, September 4, to Wednesday, October 16, Brandywine Realty Trust and Sunset Social will be screening movies at 8 p.m. on the lawn of Cira Green. Guests will watch favorites including Hocus Pocus, Rocky II, Forest Gump and more, while supporting three local charities: West Philadelphia Alliance for Children, The Veterans Group and The McMichael School Playground. All proceeds from the pay-what-you-wish popcorn stand benefit three charities featured in the summer series. For more information click here. Cira Green 80 S. 30th St.
From September 7, through September 29, 2019, The Bearded Ladies Cabaret is hosting a pop-up cabaret bar with nightly performances from world-renowned artists, and delicious cocktails. The Bearded Ladies Cabaret has come together with Opera Philadelphia, FringeArts, Vox Populi, Hidden City Philadelphia, Passyunk Avenue Revitalization Corporation, and the Mayor's Office of LGBT Affairs to put on "Late Night Snacks." Tickets go on sale August 16. 1316 S. Percy Street; fringearts.com
For the entire month of September, AVE is hosting a food drive at all of its communities in the Greater Philadelphia Area. They will be collecting unopened, non-perishable food items for Move for Hunger. All donations will be delivered to Keystone Opportunity Center, Manna on Main Street, Philabundance, The Salvation Army in West Chester, and West Chester Food Cupboard. Click here to find out where to donate.
Beginning Tuesday, September 10, free Barre Classes will be offered on Drexel Square every Tuesday through October 29 at 5:30 p.m. Beginning September 14, free yoga classes will be offered on Drexel Square every Saturday through October 26 at 9 am. To kick off the series, Brandywine is providing reusable water bottles to guests of the first barre and yoga classes. Click here for more information. Drexel Square 3001 JFK Blvd.
From Monday, September 16, to September 30, The Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive will be collecting food in partnership with the MontCo Anti-Hunger Network (MAHN). The Valley Forge Freedom from Hunger Food Drive was created in 2015 as a gift to Pope Francis after the pontiff stayed in Montgomery County during the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. To date, over 14,000 pounds of food has been collected, helping some of the 80,000 residents facing hunger in Montgomery County. Various locations, valleyforge.org/hunger
On Thursday, September 19, 2019, join the Honorable Mayor Kenney, PREIT CEO Joseph F. Coradino and Master of Ceremonies, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau Julie Coker Graham at the official opening ceremony of Fashion District Philadelphia. Partners PREIT and Macerich in welcoming guests through the doors of the District for the first time. Marked by confetti cannons, exterior screen animation and a special performance by a local marching band, the opening ceremony will officially mark this important milestone for the City of Philadelphia. 9th and Market St., fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com
On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Activate your taste buds during your lunch hour at Market Eats. With giveaways from Chick-fil-A, BurgerFi, Oath Pizza and Tiffany’s Bakery, visitors can enjoy Philly’s newest grab-and-go dining spot. Don’t miss Fashion District’s mega prize wheel to score FREE Market Eats gift cards, along with live entertainment, including a special appearance by a beloved Philly icon! 901 Market St., fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com
On Thursday, September 19, 2019, Capitalizing on the authenticity and trend-setting nature of Philadelphia, this non-traditional fashion show will feature clothes and accessories from Fashion District’s world-class retailers showcased by live models on pedestals. Styled by the team behind Philadelphia Fashion Week, retailers include Columbia, Nike Factory Store, Wills Eye Wear, Burlington, South Fellini and more! 901 Market St., fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com
On Thursday, September 19, The Twisted Tail is hosting their 6th annual Whiskey Bonanza. Attendees will be able to sample over 100 whiskeys. The tasting event is one of the largest whiskey extravaganzas in the region and offers guests the opportunity to taste a variety of whiskeys — from big brands to local varieties — and to chat with industry experts while five top Philadelphia bartenders take part in a cocktail competition and mix up fierce creations for attendees to vote on. Tickets are $60 for general admission and $75 for VIP tickets, which allow early entry (an extra hour from 6 - 7pm) to try rare whiskeys not available during the main event and to indulge in The Twisted Tail’s suckling pig roast. Tickets can be purchased here. 509 S 2nd St.
From September 20th to 27th, 2019, Missing Bolts Productions is hosting an immersive theatrical production of "rail." This experience gives guests an exclusive look into the Racquet Club of Philadelphia and all the history inside it. Join this experience as part of the FringeArts Festival. Tickets are $16. Click here for more information. 215 S. 16th Street.
On September 20th, Candytopia, the candy-coated experiential adventure is thrilled to announce it will be bringing its confectionery wonderland to Philadelphia for a limited-run engagement. Candytopia Philadelphia will feature the most popular attractions from its past locations including a marshmallow pit filled with over 250,000 foam marshmallows; an underwater-themed wonderland with fantastical candy-covered sea creatures; a rainbow-filled room with flying unicorn pigs and confetti explosions galore, along with many more sweet surprises. Candytopia Philadelphia will also feature new elements inspired by local culture and landmarks unique to the location that will thrill locals and visitors alike. Adult tickets are $28, kids tickets (4-12) are $20, kids (3 and under) are free. 901 Market St.; candytopia.com
On Friday, September 20, 2019, Experience the unique fusion of Philadelphia’s art and fashion scene at The District’s Pop-up Art & Fashion event. This art-meets-fashion inspired event will feature a live performance by Chill Moody, interactive mural paintings, an activation by Mural Arts Philadelphia, complimentary cocktail sampling, guided art crawls, GIF selfie stations and more! 901 Market St., fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com
On September 21, become a part of the largest race in West Chester as the streets are turned pink to honor women affected by breast cancer. Join by HER Side as participants run, walk and dash to raise funds to support local women. The event also features a VIP tent and family tailgate after the race. Sponsorships available, West Chester Borough, uniteforher.org
On Saturday, September 21, 2019, Start your weekend off right by moving your body and relaxing your mind at The District. Enjoy a Zen garden featuring a DIY aromatherapy station, a complimentary bootcamp workout by Triyo Fitness, healthy food tips, an interactive meditation experience with Luna Maye, FREE samplings and more! Grab a friend and stop by for a morning of relaxation, wellness and health-focused offerings. All attendees who participate in the workout will receive a free Fashion District gift. 901 Market St., fashiondistrictphiladelphia.com
On Sunday, September 22, from 9 am to 12 pm, The Shops at Liberty Place, Center City’s premier indoor shopping destination, is partnering with Daybreaker, the international early-morning wellness and dance community, for a morning yoga session and dance party. Participants are invited into the Rotunda, the center atrium of The Shops at Liberty Place, for a morning that will consist of an hour-long yoga class, accompanied by live piano music, and a two-hour dance party featuring several surprises. The morning wraps up with a closing ceremony and healthy juice and treats. The yoga class is BYO mat. Tickets for the entire three-hour event are $35, tickets for just the dance party are $20, and early bird tickets for just the dance party are $15. Tickets go on sale on August 16 and can be purchased here. 1625 Chestnut St.
On September 23rd, the Golf Classic gives fans and business leaders an opportunity to enjoy a fun filled day of golf with Philadelphia’s Division I college basketball coaches while joining the American Cancer Society in its fight against cancer. Llanerch Country Club, 950 West Chester Pike, phillycvcgolf.org
On September 24, 2019 guests are invited to improve their planting skills with a bloom-inspired evening at The Concourse at the Comcast Center. Attendees will be able to make their own succulents and floral crowns with the help of Philadelphia’s horticultural and gardening gurus at Greensgrow Farms & 7Textures while sipping on specialty wines from Ampel Wines! Click here for more information. 1701 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
On September 24th and September 25th from 6:30-8:30 pm, Jet Wine Bar Owner and Wining Archaeologist, Jill Weber, is hosting back-to-back Lucy Lawless-themed wine tastings , celebrating all of her famed characters — a Warrior Princess, a humanoid Cylon, a Roman woman with a penchant for gladiators, an evil immortal, among others. The Lucy Lawless event will be the first wine tasting hosted outside in Jet Wine Bar’s pop-up wine garden located directly next door. Attendees can choose between the tasting in the garden on Tuesday the 24th and a tasting inside in Jet Wine Bar’s lounge on Wednesday the 25th. Tickets for each tasting are $35 and include the five wines and light snacks. Guests will also receive 15% off their bar tab as well as special pricing on bottles of the evening’s wines to-go. 1525 South St., jetwinebar.ticketleap.com
From September 25th through October 2nd, 2019, University of the Arts School of Dance is presenting The School for Temporary Liveness, featuring a new commission by Isabel Lewis and a live performance album from nora chipaumire. This project marks the Art Alliance at University of the Arts' programmatic debut. The events are free and open to the public. Registration for events is now available here. 251 S. 18th Street.
On Thursday September 26, visit 10th anniversary of the Audi Feastival. For 10 years, world-class performance art and cuisine have converged at Audi FEASTIVAL for Philadelphia’s only powerhouse culinary and live arts bash benefiting FringeArts. This event will be even bigger and better for its 10th anniversary. Hosted by Nicholas Elmi, Michael Solomonov, Stephen Starr and Audrey Claire Taichman, Audi FEASTIVAL’s magical design, exquisite culinary talents and amazing performances will thrill an energized crowd representing diverse culinary, business, social and cultural communities who come together in support of FringeArts, the hub for contemporary art. FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd., phillyfeastival.com