Monday, October 3, 6:30pm. Philadelphia Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. See Brigitte Bardot in Jean Luc Goddard’s 1963 film, Contempt, showing as part of a monthly series that explores ideas and themes on architecture and architects. The monthly series is hosted by John DeFazio, AIA (Architect & Associate Professor at Drexel University) and Nick Groch, Assoc. AIA. Films begin with a discussion of the relevant themes and elements to notice during the screening and are followed by an informal discussion. Films are generally shown on the first Monday of each month. Join us before every film at 6:30pm for a wine and cheese reception. Free, $5-$10 suggested donation at door.
Tuesday, October 4, 5- 7pm. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. After-party @ Tria, 3131 Walnut. As part of Young Involved Philadelphia‘s two-week long event series, join YIP and more than 15 organizations to learn what’s going on in the City and how to get involved now. Want to see more kids graduate, make Philadelphia more green, advocate for civil rights, or serve Philadelphians in need, but you’ve got no idea where to start? Maybe you’d love to be a block captain, a ward leader, or sit on your neighborhood zoning committee but you don’t know who to ask. Free, register here.
Tuesday, October 4, 6pm. Urban Outfitters Headquarters, Navy Yard, 5000 S. Broad Street, Building 543. The first of two free concerts being given by the Philadelphia Orchestra this month, the program will feature works by Rimsky-Korsakov, Smetana, Gershwin, Grieg, and Rossini. Concerts are free, seating is first come, first served.
Tuesday, October 4, 6:30pm. Shiloh Baptist Church, 2040 Christian Street. Learn techniques for repairing flat plaster, appropriate interior paint options and how-to hang wallpaper as part of the Preservation Alliance‘s Homeowner’s Workshop Series this fall, with demonstrations by the Fairmount Park Historic Preservation Trust staff. Free, reservations required. To reserve a space email or call Melissa Jest, Neighborhood Preservation Program Coordinator at 215-546-1146 x6.
Thursday, October 6, 8am. Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street. Prema Gupta, Director, Planning & Economic Development of University City District will be discussing public space improvement projects in University City including the new plaza at 30th Street Station.
Thursday October 6, 7-11pm. 10th and Race streets. The Food Trust has brought together another great selection of street vendors and ethnic restaurants for another Night Market, including bahn mi from Vernalicious, grilled cheeses from Say Cheese, roti from The Mini Trini, brick oven pizza from Pitruco Pizza, and so many more. Come hungry. RSVP on facebook here. Bonus: The Food Trust also created a scavenger hunt for Night Market on Foodspotting, learn more about it here.