Events 10/18 – 10/25: Philadelphia Film Festival, Woke AF Quizzo, Chestnut Hill Witches & Wizards Weekend & More!

The latest and greatest things happening in Philly and Camden from Friday, October 18 to Thursday, October 25. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.

Philadelphia Film Festival

October 18 – 28  

Various locations

Cost: $6 – $15 per ticket

All year the Philadelphia Film Society has been looking for the most highly anticipated, critically acclaimed, and thought-provoking films. Come out and see why Philadelphia is a place where film is flourishing during the 27th Philadelphia Film Festival! Not sure what movies to check out? Take a look at our top picks for PFF27 here.


Chestnut Hill Witches & Wizards Weekend 

October 19 & 20  

Chestnut Hill

Cost: Varies on event

You’re sure to be spellbound at the annual Chestnut Hill Witches & Wizards Weekend! Hop on your broomstick and get ready for a Brews & Broomsticks Pub Crawl, a quidditch tournament, creepy crafts, and more!


Woke AF Quizzo

Friday, October 19th

7 – 9 pm

The Victoria Freehouse

10 S Front St.

Cost: $5

Join Young Involved Philadelphia (YIP) and Women In Transition (WIT) for a multi-round quizzo to test your knowledge and acumen around healthy and unhealthy relationships, consent, and bystander intervention! Woke AF Quizzo is a part of YIP’s State of Young Philly, a 10 day event series designed to connect young Philadelphians of every background.


West Philly Fall Fest

Saturday, October 20th

10 am – 2 pm  

Drexel University Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships

3509 Spring Garden St.

Cost: Free

Join the West Philadelphia Promise Neighborhood and West Philadelphia Action for Early Learning for a day of fun for the whole family and local community members. You can expect to find a Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Fair, activities for children of all ages, and backpacks full of school supplies giveaways.


South Philly’s International Food Festival   

Saturday, October 20th

11 am – 3 pm   

St Thomas Aquinas School

1719 Morris St.

Cost: Free

Sample food from all over the globe at the South Philly International Food Festival. This festival will feature the diverse cuisines of the neighborhood, as well as family friendly activities, educational workshops, live music performances, games, and more!


Where Global Is Local: North 5th Street Food Tour

Saturday, October 20th  

1 – 3:30 pm

Meet at Lowell Elementary School parking lot

451 W. Grange Ave.

Cost: $25

Explore Olney at the North 5th Street Food Tour. The staff of the North 5th Street Revitalization Project will guide you through the history, culture and international eats that make Olney Philadelphia’s best kept culinary secret.


CAMMY Awards

Saturday, October 20th

6:30 pm

Lightbox Film Center

3701 Chestnut St.

Cost: $10

PhillyCAM, Philadelphia’s public access channel, is hosting their annual CAMMY awards, an evening celebrating PhillyCAM producers whose television or radio content best demonstrates the organization’s mission.


The Philadelphia Pancakes & Booze Art Show

Saturday, October 20th

8 pm – 2 am

Underground Arts

1200 Callowhill St.

Cost: $10

Explore more than 350 pieces of artwork by some 80+ local artists at The Philadelphia Pancakes & Booze Art Show.  You’ll be able to wander throughout Underground Arts sipping beer and cocktails, and while snacking on FREE pancakes! The evening will also feature live body painting, so be careful where you’re pouring your syrup.


Architecture & Antiques Trolley Tour  

Sunday, October 21st

1 – 4 pm

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Cost: $40

Have a love for all things old and ornate? Come out to the Architecture and Antiques Trolley Tour and immerse yourself in stylish objects and fashionable architectural designs from our country’s early days. There will be stops at Mount Pleasant, Strawberry Mansion, and Woodford, so all aboard!


Boos and Brews Networking at the Navy Yard

Thursday, October 25th

5 – 7 pm

Penn State at The Navy Yard

4960 South 12th St.

Cost: Free

Meet the brewers from Urban Village Brewing Company and Yards Brewing Company, and learn about how they are producing environmentally friendly, quality craft beers. Enjoy free samples from the brewers, and maybe even meet some new people!