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Lights, Camera, Action: Check Out David Lynch's Former Blue Velvet-y Fairmount Home

The clouds mimic the hair. Photos: Redfin/Interview Magazine This home at 2429 Aspen St. has some pretty killer history. Not only is it a quaint 2-bed, 1-bath...

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This Sunday, join Philadelphia Inquirer film critic Carrie Rickey and historian...

This Sunday, join Philadelphia Inquirer film critic Carrie Rickey and historian George E. Thomas as they discuss how #JohnLandis portrayed Philadelphia in his landmark 1983 comedy "Trading Places" and how the city has changed in the past three decades. http://ow.ly/DfpWy

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This weekend: Nia-Next, The Jr./ Apprentice Company of Danse4Nia Repertory Ensem...

This weekend: Nia-Next, The Jr./ Apprentice Company of Danse4Nia Repertory Ensemble presents alive @ 5, Saturday 10/24 at 2pm & 7pm! Purchase tickets here: http://www.danse4nia.org/events--tickets.html

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Charles Dickens in the City of Brotherly Love

...these can be seen Monday-Friday on the daily tour of the Department at 11am (1901 Vine Street...

...and post offices, he was horrified by a visit he made to Eastern State Penitentiary (2027 Fairmount Avenue) which forms the bulk of his write-up on the city: “In the outskirts, stands...

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Philadelphia warehouse, where it was purchased in 1901 by Clark Park in West Philadelphia, where it remained the only statue of Dickens in the world for over 100 years, though a few have emerged in the last few years. You can still visit it at Clark Park (4398 Chester Ave).

...that when Strawbridges’s closed, Macy’s rescued the village and installed it in their 13th and Walnut location on the third floor in time for Christmas. You can still see it there...

©2009 Arden Theatre Company, 40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia, PA 19106. For tickets, call 215.922.1122.

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Tonight Picks: Philadelphia Film Festival Block Party, Ghost Tours And Halloween Happenings, Mega-Bad Movie Night, 215 Festival And More

Where: Eastern State Penitentiary, 22nd Street and Fairmount Avenue

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Where: The block of the PFS Roxy Theater, 20th and Sansom streets

Where: Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

Where: Ritz East, 125 S. 2nd Street

...30 and 9:30 p.m. Tours leave from Mrs. K’s Koffee Shop at 325 Chestnut Street...

Where: Smiths Restaurant and Bar, 39-41 S. 19th Street

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Trick or treat! Families, pull on your costumes and join us Wednesday for a spec...

Trick or treat! Families, pull on your costumes and join us Wednesday for a special, spooky Night Owl Read and Look. Search for scary and sweet art in the galleries and collaborate on a Halloween masterpiece. #PMAFamily http://ow.ly/D8g0P

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Join us on an all-levels guided hike of the beautiful Boxers' trail THIS Saturda...

Join us on an all-levels guided hike of the beautiful Boxers' trail THIS Saturday departing at 10:00 AM from Mander Rec. Free for members of the FPC, $10 for non-members. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/1mpvhL8

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Branching out 10-23-2014

...m. and the Mysterious Travelers Concert Series featuring Mike Cemprola 7 p.m. Oct. 29. 1901 Vine St. 215-686-5322...

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...Language Class 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28; Chess Club 2 p.m. Oct. 29. 932 S. Seventh St. 215-686-1766...

Fumo Family Branch: Civics Course 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 23 and 28; Sleepy-time Stories 10 a.m. Oct. 25; Storytime and Music for Toddlers 10 a.m. Oct. 28; Haunted House 4 p.m. Oct. 29. 2437 S. Broad St. 215-685-1758.

Queen Memorial Branch: Preschool Storytime 10:30 a.m. Oct. 23 and 28; LEGO Club 3:30 p.m. Oct. 24. 1201 S. 23rd St. 215-685-1899.

Thomas F. Donatucci Sr. Branch: Let’s Speak English: English Conversation for International Adults 3:30 p.m. and Yoga for Adults 6:15 p.m. Oct. 23; Computer Tutorials for Adults and Seniors noon Oct. 27; LEAP After School Activities 3-5:30 p.m. daily. 1935 Shunk St. 215-685-1755.

...Yoga for Children 5:30 p.m. and Adults 6:30 p.m. Oct. 29. 200 Snyder Ave. 215-685-1754...

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Trick or Treat

Hi! I am new to the Fairmount neighborhood and am trying to figure out when trick or treating is. I gathered from Google that it's on the 31st but have not been able to find out what time. Could someone please help me out? Thanks!

  • A friend of mine who lives in Fairmount and takes his kids every year said It'll start before it gets dark, around 4:00-ish, but a lot of parents work and might not be home yet. He said he also usually gets a bunch of older kids and adults not in costumes come up and ask for candy, and that he went through a ton of candy last year.

  • Ok thanks. I don't get home from work until 6:30 so guess I should request to leave a little early!

  • It depends on your block. Ask your neighbors. On my block we have dozens of neighbors sitting on our stoops awaiting the hundreds of kids who come each year. Usually 5 o'clock to 8 o'clock is the time for the trickortreating.

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Tonight! Join a discussion with urban parks leaders from around the country, mod...

Tonight! Join a discussion with urban parks leaders from around the country, moderated by Philadelphia Daily News’ Sandra Shea, to learn how other cities are positioning their parks for the future. FREE at Moore College of Art and Design Stewart Auditorium. 6:15 - 7:45 PM

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75+ parks throughout Philly need your help on Sat. November 15th as part of LOVE...

75+ parks throughout Philly need your help on Sat. November 15th as part of LOVE Your Park Fall Service Day! Rake leaves, plant trees and bulbs, mulch, etc! Get some fresh fall air and help your local park! Visit loveyourpark.org to sign up! #myphillypark @philaparkandrec #findyourpath

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Weekly Entertainment Guide - BalletBoyz, 215 Festival & 'Great Expectations'

...newspapers, letters and observations of his contemporaries, Thursday, October 23, 6:30pm, Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia.  Graeme Park celebrates Halloween with Moonlight Tales, two age appropriate events that include Haunted...

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...activities, panels and discussions on the art, business, and history of comics, at The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia...

...opera arias, and popular songs, Saturday, October 25, 7:30pm, First and Central Presbyterian Church, 1100 Market Street, Rodney Square, Wilmington, DE.  Spend an Evening of Edgar Allan Poe with historic interpreter Anne...

...David Newman. Performances take place Saturday, October 25, 8pm, the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue and Sunday, October 26, 4pm, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia...

...Church of Chestnut Hill, 8855 Germantown Avenue and Sunday, October 26, 4pm, American Philosophical Society, 427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia...

...on select chorales (music can be found here), Sunday, October 26, 4pm, Girard College Chapel, 2101 S. College Avenue, Philadelphia. Alan Harler conducts...

...Brian McCann, Sally Mercer, and Lindsey Smiling. Directed by Matthew Decker on the Arcadia Stage, 40 N. 2nd St., Philadelphia. Special events and performances include a Pay What You Can on October 22, post...

...martial art-influenced dance. Four performances on Thursday, October 23 through Saturday, October 25 at 3680 Walnut Street, Philadelphia. Talk backs with the company follows the Friday performances and BalletBoyz will conduct two...

...iconic play was seen in Philadelphia for the first time at the Locust Street Theater, 1411 Locust Street (where Estia is today) before its Broadway premier in 1949. EgoPo transports you back to...

...Kaitlin Kemp, with set design by Dirk Durossette, through November 9 at the Latvian Society, 531 N. 7th Street, Philadelphia...

...music, costume contest for kids and dogs, pumpkin painting, and more, by the Singing Fountain, East Passyunk Avenue and Tasker and Mifflin Triangle, East Passyunk Avenue and Mifflin, South Philadelphia...

...painting, and more, by the Singing Fountain, East Passyunk Avenue and Tasker and Mifflin Triangle, East Passyunk Avenue and Mifflin, South Philadelphia...

...nail clipping spa, artisan doggy treats, training tips, medical advice, dog food trucks and more, 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia. Benefitting the Philadelphia Police K-9 Unit and paying tribute to "Little Ugly," Glen...

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