November 2018 Events in University City

Oct 30, 2018 14 days ago

Each month we aim to highlight theater, art, music, food, and tech events happening in University City. Want your event listed? Email us to get your organization added to our mailing list! 

What's Happening in November

 

  • The Spruce Hill Halloween Tot Parade
    • Be a part of an annual tradition! Bring your kids to join in the Tot Parade through West Philadelphia. Assemble your costumed tots on 45th between Baltimore and Larchwood from 4-4:30. The parade begins at 4:30 and proceeds along the normal route until ending up on the 4200 block of "Little Osage" for a Halloween block party. 
      • When: Wednesday, October 31st starting at 4
      • Where: 45th between Baltimore and Larchwood
      • Free to attend 
      • More information

 


 

  • University of the Sciences Trunk or Treat 
    • The 48th Street Advisory Council and USciences Inter Greek Council invite the community for an evening of safe trick-or-treating! The event will feature nut-free candy for anyone with allergy concerns. 
      • When: Wednesday, October 31st from 6-7:30 PM
      • Where: Goodman Hall Parking Lot (42nd Street south of Woodland) 
      • Price: Free 

 

 


 

Arthur Miller's All My Sons at Curio Theatre

  • In All My Sons, by legendary American playwright Arthur Miller, Joe and Kate Keller are living a comfortable suburban life with their son Chris, but tragedy looms over the household. The Keller’s other son, Larry, went missing in action a few years earlier, leaving a void in the family. When Chris becomes involved with Larry’s former fiancé, Kate must finally accept that Larry is gone forever, and face the horrible truth about what caused his death.
    • When: Previews October 10-12, Opening October 13th, Closing November 3rd. All shows at 8 PM other than a Matinee on October 27th. 
    • Where: 4740 Baltimore Avenue
    • Price: $15-$30
    • Tickets and more information

 


 

  • He truly followed in his father’s footsteps. Now, acclaimed drummer, bandleader and composer T.S. Monk pays loving tribute to his famous father in honor of what would have been his 100th birthday. Join us to celebrate Thelonious Monk’s timeless, swinging jazz in an evening of newly discovered compositions and beloved hits by this “Father of Modern Jazz.”
    • When: Saturday, November 3rd at 8 PM
    • Where: Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street
    • Price: Tickets start at $29 
    • Tickets

 


 

The Woodlands Gobble Wobble 5K

  • This 5K wobble takes you through the historic grounds of William Hamilton's 18th century estate, 19th century cemetery and modern day urban oasis. Outrun the West Philly Turkey and support the neighborhood's best running spot. The race takes place on the paved road within The Woodlands Cemetery, with the start and finish line near the Hamilton Mansion. The first place runners for Women and Men will win a turkey or (tofurkey!) from Mariposa Co-op.  Clarkville will be providing beer at the finish in honor of Clarence Clark (founder of Clark Park) being buried at The Woodlands. Please bring canned food for a food drive to benefit the efforts of the Friends of the Kingsessing Library. The Friends group will be onsite during the race to talk more about their work in the community.
    • When: Day-of Registration: 9 AM. Race begins at 10 AM
    • Where: The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Avenue
    • Price: $20 for Members, $40 for Non-members

Learn more 

 


  • Hot Mugs Fundraiser at University City Arts League
    • HOT MUGS!, your favorite pottery studio fundraiser where you get a hand-made mug with bottomless hot beverage and breakfast pastry, has joined forces with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in a celebration to commemorate children’s author of 19 ‘Oz’ books, RUTH PLUMLY THOMPSON! Thompson was a West Philly resident and the new historical marker in her honor is right down the street, making the Arts League the perfect place to honor her memory.
      • When: Sunday, November 4th from 10 AM - 1 PM
      • Where: University City Arts League
      • Price: $15 gets you a ceramic mug or tumbler, bottomless coffee or hot chocolate, and a donut/bagel/breakfast bread
      • Learn more

 

 


  • Anthrax at the 38th Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

    • After the death of their friend, five former IDF soldiers from the same squad realize they are suffering from mysterious illnesses they believe to be side effects of an anthrax vaccination experiment they underwent during their military service seven years before. While their doctors and military officials deny any connection between the experiment and their diagnoses, Noam (Udi Persi), Sheli (Dana Meinrath), Dani (Ziv Peleg), Avivi (Lior Hasson), and Shai (Amit Epstein) resolve to learn the truth. With their health quickly deteriorating and a massive cover-up on their hands, they don’t have much time to assure that those responsible for what happened to them are held accountable for their crimes. With its “found footage” style cinematography, ANTHRAX is all the more frightening in that it’s based on true events. The case was first exposed to the public in Israel’s weekly investigative program, Uvda (“Fact”), the country’s own 60 Minutes.
      • When: Monday, November 5 at 7 PM
      • Where: International House Philly - Lightbox Film Center 3701 Chestnut Street
      • Price: GA $15, Seniors $13 
      • Purchase advance tickets

 


  • New Age Realty Group Open House
    • Join New Age Realty Group for a glance at a prime commercial leasing opportunity and networking event! The open house will showcase our newly rehabbed corner commercial space - great for a restaurant/bar/cafe tenant - and will be eclectically staged and styled by local shop RareCo Vintage. We welcome you to tour the space, meet our team and learn more about our services. Light fare and refreshments will be served.
      • When: Wednesday, November 7th from 3:30 - 7:30 PM 
      • Where: 3100 Spring Garden Street 
      • Price: Free
      • More details and RSVP

 


 
  • Baltimore Avenue Business Association Meet and Greet at Queen of Sheba
    • Come on in and get Happy at Queen of Sheba. You'll have a chance to meet some local West Philly business owners and neighbors while enjoying some Ethiopian delicacies like Lamb, Lentil and Vegetable stew with Injera. Then enter a drawing for a gift certificate, so you can bring your friends back for a full meal!
      • When: Wednesday, November 7th from 3:30 - 7:30 PM 
      • Where: Queen of Sheba, 4511 Baltimore Avenue
      • Price: Free and pay-as-you-go
      • More details and RSVP

 

 

 


 

 
  • Greensgrow Bitters Workshop 
    • Learn how to make your own medicinal bitters at home with common plants like angelica and burdock. Instructor Kelly McCarthy of Attic Apothecary will teach us about the medicinal properties of local and abundant herbs and the history of bitters. Registration required!
      • When: Monday, November 10th 4-6 PM 
      • Where: 5123 Baltimore Avenue
      • Price: $35.00 per ticket
      • Register here

 

 


  • Big Hurrah
    • Celebrate 10 years of LiveConnections with a fundraiser spotlighting the collaborative student album WHAT’S GOING ON, accessibility initiative A SONG EVERYONE CAN SING, and performances by LiveConnections artists/students. 
      • When: Monday, November 12 beginning at 5:30 PM
      • Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street 
      • Price: $100 advance, $125 day of
      • Get more info here!

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

  • Béla Fleck, Zakir Hussain & Edgar Meyer With Rakesh Chaurasia

    • These music masters regularly obliterate musical borders and traverse new frontiers. Banjoist Béla Fleck, tabla player Zakir Hussain and bassist Edgar Meyer share the stage to unite the worlds of classical, bluegrass and world music. Each individually known as an innovator and virtuoso, their original trio music explores the connections between American roots and the classical Indian tradition. Joined by Rakesh Chaurasia on banusuri, get ready for an evening of world music fusion.
      • When: Sunday, November 10th at 7 PM
      • Where: The Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street 
      • Price: Tickets start at $29
      • Tickets

 


  • Gentleman's Agreement
    • Winner of Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Supporting Actress at the 1948 Academy Awards, GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT follows a crusading journalist (the marvelous Gregory Peck) who poses as a Jew to research an exposé on anti-Semitism in New York City and the affluent community of Darien, Connecticut. The film was directed by Elia Kazan and also starred Dorothy McGuire, John Garfield and Celeste Holm. Moss Hart wrote the screenplay, which was based on Laura Z. Hobson’s best-selling novel of the same name. One of 20th Century Fox’s most popular films at the time, GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT was one of Hollywood’s first major attacks on anti-Semitism and had proved successful in exposing the pervasive bias and rampant discriminatory practices held against Jews in postwar America to mainstream audiences. It also set off a torrent of social justice films about racial issues in the next years, including Pinky (1949), Home of the Brave (1949), Intruder in the Dust(1949), and Devil’s Doorway (1950).Special Guests: Cecilia Peck, director and daughter of Gregory Peck; Claudine Stevens, film historian.
      • When: Monday, November 12 at 7 PM
      • Where: International House Philly - Lightbox Film Center 3701 Chestnut Street
      • Price: Free
      • Tickets

 


 

  • WXPN Welcomes KT Turnstall 
    • See Scottish folk/pop singer-songwriter, known for hte hit "Black Horse and a Cherry Tree." 
      • When: Tuesday, November 13th at 8 PM 
      • Where: World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street
      • Price: $25
      • Learn more

 

 

 

 


 

 
  • Master Class with Paul Lieberstein and Jennifer Prediger 
    • In this FREE Master Class, writer/director/actor Paul Lieberstein (The Office) and director/producer/actor Jennifer Prediger (A Teacher) will discuss the ins and outs of indie filmmaking. With Lieberstein, we’ll hone in on the creative process and cover all the basics, like conceiving a winning pitch for your film, building a filmmaking team, working with producers, and many more. With Prediger, we’ll focus on the questions on every aspiring filmmaker’s mind, like what is the best way to get one’s foot in the door and what it’s really like working in Hollywood as a female filmmaker. This free program is co-sponsored by Penn Cinema and Media Studies and includes a complimentary reception open to all attendees.
      • When: Friday, November 16 at 11 AM
      • Where: 401 Fisher-Bennett Hall (3340 Walnut Street)
      • Price: Free!
      • Learn more and Register

 

 

 


 

  • Nobuntu

    • With their bright a cappella harmonies, the five women of Nobuntu have earned international praise for the passion and joy they bring to Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz and gospel. The quintet’s pure voices are augmented by traditional percussion and dance to celebrate the vibrant identity of their culture and what it means to be an African woman.
      • When: Saturday, November 17th at 8 PM 
      • Where: The Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut Street 
      • Price: Starting at $29
      • Tickets

 

 


 

 

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