what’s happening around town PChIT YGiUlIDaE delphiaBY KATHRYN A. STEWART
and recycled materials). Visit greenfestphilly.org
for more information.
GreenFest Philly dovetails with a larger effort
by the city to up its green cred. See the city’s green
initiatives at phila.gov/green/.
Sept. 4-Oct. 21
The classic tale of Don
Quixote comes alive
at the Walnut Street
Philadelphia may be the birthplace
of the American Revolution, but
on Sept. 9, thousands will come to
plant seeds of a new uprising: the
Sept. 7 and 14
The audience gets the
ball rolling for this unscripted comedy troupe
at the Actors Center.
GreenFest Philly, celebrating its second year,
proudly calls the City of Brotherly Love home.
Though not as well-known as similar festivals in
San Francisco and Chicago, GreenFest Philly is
growing—and growing fast.
With a theme of green building, this year’s
event features over 100 exhibits and spans four
city blocks (it occupied only one last year).
GreenFest Philly showcases an eco-film forum,
a symposium on designing and building your
green home, and even a wedding with all services
donated by local green businesses. Also included
is a fashion show featuring garments that are
stylish and socially responsible (i.e., made with
organic textiles, sweatshop-free construction
Halloween is right around the corner.
This year, instead of waiting until
the 30th to buy your candy corn, try
something different: Get in the spirit early with
a spooky walking tour of Philadelphia’s most
fearsome historical sites.
From Oct. 12– 27, Once Upon a Nation, a
group dedicated to Philadelphia’s historic preservation, presents Cobwebs & Cobblestones,
nightly tours on Fridays and Saturdays. The
tour is led by a costumed guide, who ushers the
fearless through such significant sites as Christ
Church Burial Ground, the Free Quaker Meeting House and Franklin Square. You’ll hear dark
secrets from a gravedigger and chilling accounts
of the 1793 yellow fever epidemic. An All Hallows’ Eve special, this journey through the dark
side of the city’s historic district is sure to get
you in the Halloween spirit. The tour departs from the Free Quaker Meeting
House and promises 90 minutes of
spine-tingling fun and adventure.
Recommended for kids 10 and
The open-air Mann
Center for the Perform-
ing Arts hosts legendary
rocker Elvis Costello.
The Last Days of Tut If you haven’t
Treat yourself to a wine-
ganza for a good cause.
visited Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs at
the Franklin Institute Science Museum, time is running out.
More than double the size of the landmark 1977 original, the
exhibit presents nearly 130 pieces of Egyptian antiquities, in-
cluding 50 objects excavated from Tut’s tomb, and highlights
recent technological explorations regarding his early death.
The exhibit closes Sept. 30. www2.fi.edu.
Big Bang Film
This offbeat festival
features action, adven-
ture, suspense and
Asian action cinema.