Things to do in Philadelphia this weekend

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    PHeaST: On Oct. 7, PHS Warehouse at the Navy Yard, 5201 S. 13th Street hosts PHeaST from 7-10 p.m. This annual celebration is hosted by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to benefit the City Harvest program. Enjoy a garden-to-table experience cooked by some of the city’s top chefs. Growers will give gardening tips. Attendees can enjoy fresh dishes, cocktails and craft beers. Ticket prices are $165 for general admission and $300 for VIP tickets. VIP tickets include early admission (at 6 p.m.) and a chance to taste a special dish prepared by Whole Foods Market, a cocktail prepared by Tamworth Distilling and sample QC Malt’s new hard soda. For more information or for tickets, visit

    Armory Oktoberfest: The 23rd Street Armory transforms into a Munich festival hosted by Brauhauss Schmitz. From Oct. 7-9, explore the event space, decorated in Bavarian blue and white, with tables and benches imported from Germany and musical acts. Traditional Oktoberfest food and beer will be served. There are five four-hour sessions. Tickets are $45 or $65 (VIP). Attendees can enter a raffle to win a trip to Germany. Ticket prices include seating, all you can eat Bavarian food, a liter of beer, entertainment and a stein. VIP tickets add special entrance, reserved seating, table service and a meat and cheese board. Visit for tickets.

    Fishtown RiverCity Festival: Celebrate fall in Fishtown on Oct. 8. Presented by the Fishtown Neighbors Association, the free event showcases local music, businesses and food of Fishtown. The day takes place at Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware River Waterfront. The celebration begins with a 5K RiverCity Fun Run. Stick around after the run for a day of music, vendors and a beer garden. Visit for the full schedule of events.

    Old City Fest: Historic Old City closes down to traffic from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 9. Explore the local culture from designers to restaurants, galleries and theaters. Nearly 100 area businesses will participate. The day is designed to appeal to both families and the over-21 crowd. There will be a variety of activities, exhibits and programs offered. Visit for schedule of events.

    Philadelphia Outfest: Oct. 9 is Philly’s annual celebration of National Coming Out Day. From noon to 6 p.m. celebrate Philly’s largest LGBT event of the year in the Gayborhood. Outfest celebrates Philly’s LGBT history and the local LGBT community. The block party includes bar crawls, music, shopping and drag shows. Outdoor bars and dance parties will take place all over the Gayborhood.