Events 11/23 – 11/29: PhilaMRKT 2018, Assembly: Underground Films and Philly Legends, Goose Island Black Friday Bourbon County Stout Release, Sorry to Bother You Screening & More!

Some of the most interesting things happening in Philly from Friday, November 23 to Thursday, November 29. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.

Goose Island Black Friday: Bourbon County Stout Release

Friday, November 23rd

11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Goose Island Philadelphia Brewhouse

1002 Canal St.

Cost: Pay-as-you-go

As a first for Philadelphia craft beer loves, seven Bourbon County Stout variants from Goose Island will be available on tap, including Original Bourbon County Stout, Reserve Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Vanilla Stout, Bourbon County Bramble Rye Stout, Bourbon County Coffee Barleywine and Bourbon County Midnight Orange Stout. Each variant will be released at a specific time throughout the day.  Additionally, Goose Island will be serving custom dishes to pair perfectly with this year’s BCS variants including Bourbon County French Toast, Chipped Beef, Brisket Hash, Tofu Scramble and a Brunch Burger.


Black Friday Comedy Marathon

Friday, November 23rd

12:00 pm – 12:00 am

Philly Improv Theater

2030 Sansom St.

Cost: $20; $10 if you show a receipt from a local business

Give your wallet a break and spend Black Friday laughing your butt off at the Philly Improv Theater! The Black Friday Comedy Marathon is the longest running continuous comedy show in Philadelphia history, which means 36 non-stop hours of comedy. Ticket entry gives you access to the marathon in its entirety, and if you shop at any local businesses, show your receipt for ½ off of the ticket price!


Friday Night Films: Sorry To Bother You

Friday, November 23rd

7 – 10 pm

Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books

5445 Germantown Ave.

Cost: Free

Instead of standing in lines, sit down to watch Sorry to Bother You at Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books. Taking place in an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed. There will be a talkback session after the film!


PhilaMRKT 2018

Saturday, November 24th

11 am – 5 pm

First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia

2125 Chestnut St.

Cost: Pay-as-you-go

Don’t miss this one day pop-up market featuring over 30 of the best local artists, illustrators, designers, and printmakers in the Philadelphia area. It’s definitely not too early for holiday shopping, so get your loved ones something unique and local at PhilaMRKT!


Japanese Food Festival 2018

Saturday, November 24th

11 am – 4 pm


5 E. Lancaster Ave., Ardmore

Cost: Free

Soba noodles, Shumai dumpling, homestyle sushi, matcha Latte…all of this and more will be available at the Japanese Food Festival at Maido. Enjoy samples and watch demonstrations on how to make a variety of Japanese food. Yum!


The Office Trivia to benefit the PSPCA

Tuesday, November 27th

7 pm

Punch Line Philly

33 E. Laurel St.

Cost: $6

Beets, Bears, Battlestar Galactica. This might be an answer to one of the questions at The Office trivia! If you know The Office well enough to be a Dunder Mifflin employee, then we suggest you try your luck at this event, which also benefits the PSPCA!


Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama

Thursday, November 29th

8 pm

Wells Fargo Center

3601 S. Broad St.

Cost: $29.50 – $2000

Read this snippet from Michelle Obama’s memoir, and then immediately purchase your ticket to see her speak at the Wells Fargo Center. (FYI, the excerpt is about Barack’s proposal).


2nd Annual Philly Stache Bash

Thursday, November 29th

6 – 9 pm

The Trestle Inn

339 N. 11th St.

Cost: $20

Support the Movember Foundation, and cast your vote for the Best Stache at the 2nd Annual Philly Stache Bash at The Trestle Inn! In additional to lustrous facial hair, you can expect Slane Irish Whiskey Cocktails, and Go Go by The Trestle Specials.


Assembly: Underground Films and Philly Legends

Thursday, November 29th

7:30 – 10 pm

BOK Building

800 Mifflin St.

Cost: $25

Atlas Obscura is hosting a one-of-a-kind screening of short films and rare archival footage showcasing Philadelphia’s history of underground art. Local film experts will be present, and the whole affair is set in the BOK Building Art Deco Auditorium. This is the first public screening in this auditorium, and since the space is scheduled for future renovations, you won’t want to miss your opportunity to experience this historic Philadelphia site in its original state.