October 11-13: Fast Forward | Cobbs Creek 5k | Harvest Festivals | Passyunk Square Home Tour | Southeast by Southeast tour

This weekened might be rainy but there’s plenty to do between DesignPhiladelphia events and lots of fall-themed fesetivals. Enjoy!

ENVISION: Fast Forward Philly: What’s next for Philly?

Friday, October 11, 6-8pm. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street.  As part of DesignPhiladelphia creative Philadelphians will zip through 20 slides, spending 20 seconds per slide, to answer the question What’s next for Philly? Hear ideas about civic pride through a new flag, light rail, mentoring young designers, the architecture of social impact, and how hipsters will save the city. Free.

RACE: Cobbs Creek 5K Run/ 1 Mile Walk

Saturday, October 12, 9am. Race starts at Cobbs Creek Parkway and Locust Street. The annual Cobbs Creek 5k, organized by Parks & Rec to introduce Philadelphians to the great trails running through the park. Day-of registration is $25, all funds raised got to funding outdoor activites for youth in Cobbs Creek Park.

FEAST: Reading Terminal Market 13th Annual Harvest Festival

Saturday, October 12, 10am-4pm. Filbert Street, outside Reading Terminal Market. Take a hay ride behind a real farm tractor, enjoy a pop-up pumpkin patch, enjoy arts and crafts, and buy delicious seasonal treats from market vendors as Reading Terminal celebrates the harvest.

VISIT: Passyunk Square Home Tour

Saturday, October 12, 12-4pm. Begin at Columbus Square Rec Center, 12th and Wharton. Visit 10 homes in Passyunk Square in all stages of renovation, meet neighbors, swap ideas, and support the Passyunk Square Civic Association. Pick up wristbands and guides at Columbus Square Rec Center. Tickets include admission, a free piece of cheese pizza at Slice and a free drink at Devil’s Den during the after party. Advance tickets purchased online are$20, otherwise they are $25 day-of.

EXPLORE: Southeast by Southeast tour

Saturday, October, 12, 2-5pm. 1927 South 7th Street. As part of DesignPhiladelphia explore the ongoing collaboration between Mural Arts and Burmese, Bhutanese and Nepali immigrants. Screen print and take home your own t-shirt printed in a traditional cultural pattern, sample Nepali food, shop homemade crafts, and watch traditional weaving in process in the Southeast by Southeast storefront. Then take a guided tour of the neighborhood. Free, space is limited. Register by emailing events@muralarts.org or calling 215-685-0753.

FEST: Harvest at The Oval

Saturday, October 12 – Sunday, October 13. Eakins Oval, Benjamin Franklin Parkway. Enjoy The Oval this weekend with autumnal programming including fall food and drinks, a craft market, petting zoo, and costume party (4pm Saturday).

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