Events 11/1 – 11/8: Peddle to the Polls, Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival, The Woodlands Gooble Wooble & More!

The spookiest things happening in Philly from Thursday, November 1 to Thursday, November 8. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


Sewing a Photo Place Portrait

Thursday, November 1

7 – 8 pm  

The Tacony LAB Community Arts Center

6918 Torresdale Ave.

Cost: Free

Ever wanted to learn how to sew a picture? Come out to the Tacony LAB and learn how to do just that! Bring a photo with you that you would like to stitch into a piece of art. (All other materials will be provided.


CraftNOW Making a Difference Symposium

Friday, November 2

11 am – 7 pm

Gershman Hall- University of the Arts

401 S Broad St.

Cost: Free

This year’s CraftNOW symposium features a day of talks and moderated discussions surrounding the theme of “Making a Difference.” Come to hear presentations about use of craft to promote positive change, social cohesion and meaningful dialogue.


Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival

Saturday, November 3 – 18

Various Locations

Cost: $15 General Admission; $13 Senior Discount; $7 Student; Festival Passes $58-$375

From documentaries to drama to black comedy to thrillers, the honoring of the truth at all costs runs through many festival selections. See the full schedule of screenings and events. Read our profile: Germshan Y becomes the Gershman Jewish Philadelphia Film Festival.


Fall into Art Party

Saturday, November 3

9 pm – 12 am

Philadelphia Museum of Art

2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy

Cost: $65

Don’t miss the Philadelphia Museum of Art’s biggest party of the year! Attend the Fall into Art Party for late night access to the galleries, dancing, and an open bar. If you ever wanted to toast Van Gogh, this would be the occasion!


The Woodlands Gobble Wobble  

Saturday, November 3

9 am – 12 pm

The Woodlands

4000 Woodland Ave.

Cost: $20-55

Gear up for a run through the Woodlands! Come race with other Philly runners for the chance to win a turkey or tofurkey and support the Woodlands in the process. Plus, there will be Clarkville beer at the finish line!



Sunday, November 4

10 am – 2 pm  

University City Arts League

4226 Spruce St.

Cost: $15

Come out on Sunday for Hot Mugs! You’ll get a mug to fill up with bottomless coffee or hot chocolate and snack on some breakfast goodies too. There will also be free art activities that all are welcome to participate in.


Liana Finck: Brodsky Gallery Opening

Tuesday, November 6

6 – 8 pm

Kelly Writers House

3805 Locust Walk

Cost: Free

Join Kelly Writers House for the opening of the latest show in the Brodsky Gallery, the cartoons and stylings of Liana Finck. The show will feature drawings from her Instagram, work from the New Yorker, and pages from her new graphic novel, Passing for Human.


Pedal to the Polls  

Tuesday, November 6

All day

Across Philadelphia

Cost: Free

Indigo bikes are donating their bikes to the public for election day. Everyone needs an affordable way to get to the polls, so ride an indigo bike to your polling place and VOTE!


Shtetl Skills: Hanukkah Candle Making

Wednesday, November 7

7 – 9:30 pm  

707 S 50th St.

Cost: Free  

Prepare for Hanukkah with ceremony and self-reliance! Join JFS for a candle-lit candle-making ritual and DIY introduction. Use pure beeswax, all-natural supplies, and seasonal magic to create your very own set of Hanukkah Candles.


Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival

November 8 – 18

Various Locations

Cost: $100 All Access Festival Badge

The Philadelphia Asian American Film Festival (PAAFF) is an extended weekend of film screenings and programs by and about Asian Americans. In addition to seeing great movies, you can participate in tastings, mixers, meet and greets, and more!