November 02, 2012 by Entertainment Desk
Day Of The Dead Celebration at Penn Museum
You’re invited to celebrate Mexican culture and the tradition of Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) with the Penn Museum! Bring the whole family to enjoy this afternoon filled with music, storytelling, arts and crafts, and other fun activities. Marvel at a traditional Mexican Day of the Dead altar, created especially for the event by renowned artist Cesar Viveros, and learn about the various dedications placed upon the ofrenda (altar). The celebration is cosponsored by the Mexican Cultural Center.
3260 South St.
Saturday, Nov. 3, 1-4 p.m.
Cost: Free admission
The 215 Literary Arts Festival
Founded in Philadelphia in 2001, The 215 Festival is a literary arts festival celebrating the written, spoken and visualized word. The 215 Festival showcases the vibrant community of literary talent in Philadelphia and highlights the continued relevance of letters in a growing range of media from books and poetry to music, film, and blogs. To help contextualize our local scene, the 215 Festival also seeks to present national and international talent. Past events include author readings, book-themed dance parties, literature-informed musical events, book fairs, literary film screenings, and blogger panel discussions.
Cost: varies by location
Sixth annual “Mutt Strut” Dog Walk and Adoption Festival
On Nov. 3, Philadelphia will once again go to the dogs! At the sixth annual PAWS Mutt Strut, dogs and the people who love them will walk the 1.5-mile scenic route in FDR Park to raise funds and awareness for PAWS’ efforts to save Philadelphia’s homeless, abandoned and unwanted animals. It’s easy to start raising money for PAWS! Just register and create your personalized fundraising Web page. Then ask family, friends and colleagues to support your efforts on behalf of Philadelphia’s homeless animals! Together, we will make Philadelphia a city in which every healthy and treatable pet is guaranteed a home.
FDR Park, 1900 Pattison Ave.
Saturday, Nov. 3, check-in 9 a.m., strut at 11 a.m.
Cost: $25 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under
Gershman Y’s 32nd Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
The Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival begins its 32nd Season Nov. 3 with an extraordinary two-week Fall Festival. The new lineup is filled with films that will move you, shake you and entertain you like never before. Once again, there will be screenings at various venues throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs, so everyone will have the opportunity to see as many films as possible Nov. 3-18. The Gershman Y’s Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival is proud to serve the Greater Philadelphia region by presenting the best Jewish Independent films from around the world. Mark your calendars — our Opening Night celebration is just around the corner — and remember to check out our acclaimed Documentaries & Dialogue Series beginning in January 2013 and our annual spring fundraiser, New Filmmakers Weekend, taking place April 20 and 21, 2013.
Various locations in the city
Saturday, Nov. 3 through Sunday, Nov. 18
Cost: $10 general admission, $9 seniors Sunday-Thursday, $5 student rush tickets
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show
The Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is presented annually by the Women’s Committee and Craft Show Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art for the benefit of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Funds raised are used to purchase works of art and craft for the permanent collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, to fund conservation and publication projects, and to support exhibitions and education programs.
This premier show and sale of contemporary craft includes 195 of the finest and most dynamic craft artists in the United States, selected from more than 1,300 applicants. British and Irish artists will be featured. All work is for sale. The 36th annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show is organized and coordinated by Lisa Woolbert, chair; Laura Rothrock, vice chair; and Nancy C. O’Meara, show manager.
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Cost: $15 for one-day adult passes; $20 for two-days; $5 for children under 12