Horror in the East is a look at truly frightening Buddhist beliefs and rituals, with Justin McDaniel, professor of religious studies at Penn, founder of the Penn Ghost Project, and former Buddhist monk. Including practices such as meditating on corpses, strolling through giant Hell Gardens filled with terrifying images, and telling stories about haunting and highly sexualized ghosts.
Let East Passyunk Avenue cast its spell on you. Enjoy seasonal craft beers at close to 20 bars and restaurants along the Avenue. Includes a witch hat, beer specials, and a chance to win some prizes.
An evening of new works including: visual art, photography, theater, dance, performance art, comedy, story-telling, poetry, prose, sculpture, ballet, film, stand-up, ANY and ALL art will be presented in the back room at Tattooed Mom’s (2nd floor.)
The Tooth and Nail Cabaret is performing an evening of feminist vignettes as part of their short North East Coast Tour. Drawing inspiration from Punch and Judy shows, they mount a brand new Punchette against the Patriarchy, cantastorias to Margaret Atwood, rewritings of Blue Beard and some excerpts from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet.
Soprano and Harpist Zoe Vandermeer and New York pianist/conductor Richard Nechamkin present their delightful program ‘Jenny Lind’s America’, a potpourri of songs and arias sung by Miss Lind on her American Tour 1850-1852.
Recreate your favorite witches’ spells with some simple tricks of perception, quirks of chemistry, and far-out physics. Discover the real-world history of witches and wizards, meet the world’s largest owl species, use simple circuits to make your own magic wands, and more.
Reverberating through time and reality, four friends break a camera, scream about the apocalypse, weave tales, betray each other, and drink whiskey. Ghost Quartet is an anachronistic song cycle about whether ghosts exist, and how they do even for non-believers.
Four musicians from all over the place come together to surprise you with some new music in this random Friday night concert. The perfect opportunity for musical discovery in the coziest tea room in Philadelphia.
Release your inner witch, bust out the old Salem dance moves, bring your best costumes, drink some of the devil’s potion.
Fleetmac Wood presents Sea of Love Disco – a single-use, plastic-free party with $1 from every ticket going towards Sea Shepherd, with Fleetmac Wood DJs Roxanne Roll & Smooth Sailing playing remixes and edits of the Mac, crafted for the dance floor. Dress code: Thriving in a sea of love; aquatic elegance, maritime marvels, submerged splendor within the wings of a storm.
Stop by for a truly strange market featuring solely handmade art and craft from 30 artists.
This interactive glow in the dark art exhibit is featuring a host of visual artists and select musicians. First time was a smashing success, so now it’s back for more artistic fun.
Celebrate Philadelphia’s largest Halloween party on the mighty Moshulu. The party will feature a live jazz band in the ballroom, a Hip-Hop room with DJ Jay-Ski and a DJ dance party on the heated enclosed main deck. VIP tickets are available and feature a 2-hour open bar. Costumes are strongly encouraged but not required.
WPAYS is a flea market that focuses on seconds, discontinued items, experiments, one-offs, weird things as well as art supplies and equipment. It’s a good way for working artists to clean out their studios and allows attendees to acquire art at an affordable price.
The Medieval Festival at Glencairn is a portal to the past: experience medieval life, art, and beliefs through a Pilgrim’s self-guided Quest, demonstrations, and activities.
Wine and cheese: they go together like french fries and maple syrup (don’t knock it ’til you try it). If you want an intimate evening with old and new friends, come pop some corks and boxes of crackers at this 30somethings wine and cheese event. Bring a bottle of wine, and then cover the label to create a fun guessing and tasting game.