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Halfro releases Squalor, gets funky at album release show this Saturday

...band drops their debut self-released EP Squalor at Saturday’s album release show at 3rd and Girard, audiences will get to hear that energy dropped straight into a lively, sometimes-existential-always...

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Charles "Bud" Hollenbach, 89, teacher, football coach

Donations may be made for a new high school weight room to Pennridge School District, Bud Hollenbach Memorial Contribution, 1200 N. Fifth St., Perkasie, Pa. 18944, Attn: Dr. Bruce Bovard.

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Calendar: October 22-29

...all united by their outrageously weird nature. 7:30pm. $5. Philadelphia Mausoleum of Contemporary Art, 531 N. 12th St. 267.519.9651. philamoca.org

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...falsehoods that are infecting our conversations.11:30am. $5-$25. World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, 1 S. Broad St. 215.561.4700. wacphilla.org

...all-male ensemble blends dance performance with music and film. 8pm. $20-$60. Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St. 215.898.3900. annenbergcenter.org

Anne Louise Williams, noted historic interpreter, will recite some of Edgar Allan Poe’s works, while integrating them with outside observations and discussion from his contemporaries. 6:30pm. Free. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. 215.686.5322. freelibrary.org

Directed by Samantha Russell Craig, this two-night performance uses humor to eliminate some of the misconceptions and stigmas surrounding disabilities. Through Oct. 24. 9pm. $8-12. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St. 267.233.1556. phillyimprovtheater.com

...widely considered the best horror novel ever written. 7pm. $15-$25. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St. Through Nov. 1. brainspunktheater.com

Explore Philadelphia’s haunted past, with stops at City Tavern, Carpenter’s Hall and Pennsylvania Hospital, and listen to stories of love, betrayal, and murder featuring our city’s past residents. 7:30pm. Free Tours by Foot, 229 Arch St. 267.712.9512. freetoursbyfoot.com/philadelphia-tours

730pm. $30-$85. The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St. 215.670.2300. kimmelcenter.org

Six actors portray more than 40 characters in the Victorian classic about love, class struggle and education. The play is directed by Matthew Decker. Through Dec. 14. $15-$36. Arden Theatre Company. 40 N. Second St. 215.922.1122. ardentheatre.org

...win prizes and learn about how each city celebrates Oktoberfest. Noon-6pm. Free. Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St. 215.440.5500. ccdparks.org

...games, crafts, live music and a costume parade. 10am. Free with park admission. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave. philadelphiazoo.org

Exhumed Films hosts a 24-hour screening of classic, rare and big-budget horror flicks, with trailers, shorts and other horror-film treasures thrown in as well. 11am. $30-$40. International House, 3701 Chestnut St. 215.387.5125. ihousephilly.org

...the day off to join in on the fun. 10am. Glen Foerd on the Delaware, 5001 Grant Ave. 215.632.5330. glenfoerd.org

Sip some sweet mimosas before venturing out on a guided tour of nearby murals. After the tour, rest your legs with a brunch special at Hotel Palomar. 10am. $50. Square 1682, 117 S. 17th St. 215.925.3633. muralarts.org

...performance by hostess Miss Richfield 1981. 7pm. $135-$200. Liberty Ballroom of the Marriott Hotel, 1201 Market St. 215.731.9230. pgmc.org

Celebrate autumn with live music and dozens of craft tables presented by Nice Things Handmade. Kids can enjoy free pumpkin decorating, trick or treating, a costume contest, a dance party and more. 11am. The Singing Fountain, 11th St. and Passyunk Ave. visiteastpassyunk.com

...that has been helping Philadelphia’s homeless animals since 1874. 7pm. $35. Helium Comedy Club. 2031 Sansom St. 215.496.9001. heliumcomedy.com

...luck with games of chance, a costume contest and fortune tellers. 7pm. $10. L’Etage. 624 S. Sixth St. creperie-beaumonde.com

7pm. $50-$125. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St. 215.893.1999. merriamtheater.com

...Richard Nixon had while in the White House. 6:30pm. $18-$20. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. philly.worldcafelive.com

Once more unto the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre for a performance of Henry V.  Grab your band of brothers to see director Aaron Cromie bring the classic story of the war-torn underdog back into the spotlight. 7pm. $20-$35. Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, 2111 Sansom St. phillyshakespeare.org

Spin together a short narrative about mischief in a five-minute performance at this month’s StorySlam. The winner receives a $100 prize and the appreciation of a room full of anecdote enthusiasts. 8:30pm. $15. L’Etage, Sixth and Bainbridge sts. firstpersonarts.org/storytelling

...and literary critic Eric Williamson serves as keynote speaker. 9pm. Through Nov. 2. Misconduct Tavern, 1511 Locust St. noircon.com

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Halloween: 15 Dance-Floor Blowouts

Vampires + Vixens Philadelphia’s long-running Halloween bash brings nine hours of sexy dancers, premier DJs and drink specials. Snag some pics with celebrity photographer and socialite Kirill while you’re there. Sat., Nov. 1, 9pm. $15-$35. Lit Ultrabar, 460 N. Second St. litultrabar.com

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...at the Excalibur Resort for four guests. Fri, Oct. 24, 8pm. $40. DoubleTree by Hilton, 237 S. Broad St. 267.357.4891. petersterlingevents.com

Taking the concept “hot party” literally: Enjoy a buffet and Fireball drink specials, as well as $500 in cash prizes for best fire attire. DJ Stux will keep the dance floor burning up all night. Thurs, Oct. 30, 8pm. $0-$5. Ladder 15, 1528 Sansom St. 215.964.9755. ladder15philly.com

AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, which provides free legal services to Pennsylvanians with HIV/AIDS, presents this gala featuring witches, ghosts, ghouls and a few drag queens too. Thurs, Oct. 30, 6pm. $50-$100. Bahdeebahdu, 1522 N. American St. 215.587.9377. aidslawpa.org

Henri David rises from the grave for the 45th year to present Halloween The Ball. Fight to claim costume prize money for best celebrity lookalike, most hysterical and most horrifying outfits. Fri. Oct. 31, 9pm. $25-$60. The Grand Ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel, Race and 16th sts. 215.732.7711

Party to dark electro-rock music from Spider Lillies and up-tempo tracks from Interface, along with hit music from a premier DJ lineup at this moody Halloween dance party open to all ages. Fri., Oct. 31, 9pm. $18.50. Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch St. 215.925.9259. draculasball.com

...guest DJ spins today’s hottest tracks. Fri., Oct. 31, 8pm. $10-$20. Lucky Strike, 1336 Chestnut St. 215.665.9501. bowlluckystrike.com

...2 Cool C in between sets. Fri., Oct. 31, 8pm. $10-$30. Mad River Manayunk, 4100 Main St., Manayunk. 215.482.2666...

Sin your way through six ghastly venues under one roof, including the NBC Arena with live performances by Go Go Gadget and multiple DJs. More than $4,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to costume enthusiasts. Fri., Oct. 31, 8pm. $15-$60. XFINITY Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave. halloweektickets.com

...DJ lineup spins your favorite dance hits. Fri., Oct. 31, 8pm. $40-$50. Union Trust, 414 Chestnut St. halloweentickets.com

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TRANSPORT NEEDED! Dimoni (male Boston Terrier) needs to be picked up from the H...

Dimoni (male Boston Terrier) needs to be picked up from the Hyatt Place in KOP, (440 American Ave) TOMORROW, Wed 10/22, between 7-8am and dropped off at PAWS Grays Ferry between 8-9am. He will then need to be picked up between 4-5pm and returned to his owners at the Hyatt Place in KOP.

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Toby & Todd (male cats) need to be picked up from RPHQ (1328 S 24th St) between 7:30-8am and dropped off at PSPCA (350 E Erie Ave) before 8:30am. They will then need to be picked up between 3:30-7:30pm and returned to RPHQ. This can be done any day this week, but the sooner the better.

Toby & Todd (male cats) need to be picked up from RPHQ (1328 S 24th St) between 7:30-8am and dropped off at PSPCA (350 E Erie Ave) before 8:30am. They will then need to be picked up between 3:30-7:30pm and returned to RPHQ. This can be done any day this week, but the sooner the better.

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9 Things To Do In Philly This Week: Oktoberfest at Dilworth Park, Paul Strand at the PMA, a Witch Craft Beer Crawl, and More

...our recommended shows this week here. Wednesday, October 22nd, 7 p.m., $8, KungFu Necktie, 1250 North Front Street...

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...online. Tuesday, October 21st, 7:30 p.m., $15 or $7 for students, Central Library, 1901 Vine Street...

...online. Wednesday, October 22nd, 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., $6.66, Garage, 1231 East Passyunk Avenue...

...Thursday, October 23rd, 6 p.m.-9 p.m., URBN Center Annex at Drexel University, 3401 Filbert Street...

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Bless Our Beer Gardens, Past and Present

...insurance surveys of the time. Some large brewers went further. Germania Brewery, once located at 415 Callowhill, housed not only a manufacturing facility, but also an opera house. This brewery was a...

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...that has lately taken new form. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society transformed a vacant lot on 15th and South into the organization’s fourth pop-up park. For the second year in a row...

...was affixed, as it had long been, to the premises at the northwest corner of Front and Dock, where many of the son of bibulous cheer have delighted to refresh themselves.” Some place...

...city finally leased the land to William H. Kern, a tailor and ice dealer from 3rd and Walnut. There is no historical record for why, but Kerns immediately turned around and subleased the...

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