Events 11/1-11/7: PA Cider Takeover, Survive the Holidays Workshop, Pierogi Festival & More!

Some of the most interesting events happening  from Friday, November 1st to Thursday, November 7th. Share your event by tweeting us @citywidestories or tagging us on Facebook.


PA Cider Takeover

November 1st

5pm – Midnight

Hale & True

613 S 7th St.

Cost: Pay as you go

Hale & True is hosting the second annual PA Cider Takeover as part of Philly Cider Week! Try ciders from all across the state. Local favorites and rarities from a variety of PA cideries will be available on draft or by the can and bottle. Hale & True will also be releasing a limited edition cider (or two) for the event. 


How to Survive The Holidays Like A Pro

November 2nd

2:30 – 4pm

Mama’s Wellness Joint

1100 Pine St.

Cost: $30

The holidays don’t have to be overwhelming and stressful. If you’re an empath, sensitive person, or clairsentient, this workshop is catered to you! Learn how to survive and enjoy the holidays like a pro! In this workshop you will learn how to protect your energy and reduce stress, how to deal with family drama, conversation starters, how to handle money issues around gift giving and much more. In addition to learning the above, you will receive Reiki healing to get you centered for the holidays.


The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier

November 2nd

10am – 2pm

Cherry Street Pier 

121 N Columbus Blvd.

Cost: Free

Browse and shop for fresh, seasonal foods and goods at this farmers’ market. Programming includes local retailers, creative sellers and visual artists for a weekly, one-of-a-kind experience. 


Pierogi Festival

November 2nd & 3rd

Starts at noon

St. Nicholas Eastern Orthodox Church 

817 N. 7th St.

Cost: Free

Enjoy homemade pierogies, delicious ethnic foods, a beer garden with live music until 9pm on Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. Free admission and parking.


How to Be Your Own Boss

November 4th

6 – 8pm

Eastern Standard 

4th Floor

1218 Chestnut St. 

Cost: Free

Spend a night networking and hearing from a diverse panel of women about how they became their own boss. The discussion will be about their experiences and advice on discovering their passion, managing finances, gathering the courage to strike it out on your own, running a business while balancing life, and more!


Preserve, Protect… and Pollute

November 4th

6 – 7:30pm

The Franklin Institute 

222 N. 20th St.

Cost: Free


Trained as a material scientist and engineer, Dr. Odile Madden is an expert in the composition, stability, and breakdown of polymeric materials, and has spent years exploring the effects of plastic breakdown on the planet’s oceans. Join Dr. Madden as she sits down with the Franklin Institute’s environmental scientist, Dr. Rachel Valletta, for a compelling dialogue on the past, present, and future of plastics and the science behind their breakdown, preservation, and potential for pollution.


Pixar Trivia

November 5th

7 PM – 9 PM

Goose Island 

1002 Canal St.

Cost: Free

There will be FIVE unique and challenging rounds on all your favorite Pixar Movies.


Pumpkin Succulents Workshop

November 6th – 7th

7 – 8:30pm 

Hermans Coffee

1313 S. 3rd St.

Cost: $40

Join Caracol Florals for a DIY class where you’ll create a one of a kind succulent and pumpkin centerpieces. Perfect for welcoming the changing seasons, these centerpieces will last several months. Once it’s time to say goodbye to pumpkins for the year, it’s so easy to replant your succulents to save them for next year!