Harry Potter Festival
Friday and Saturday
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Pay as you go 215-247-6696
Charming Chestnut Hill transforms into the magical world of Harry Potter. Grab your broom for the Quidditch Cup Tournament and stick around for the film screenings (of course!), sorting hat demonstration and scavenger hunt. Sadly for those who haven’t signed up already, the themed pub crawl is sold out.
FOOD AND DRINK
Friday, 7 p.m.
The PHS Warehouse at the Navy Yard
5201 S. 13th St.
$150 to $300, 215-988-8800
Splurge on one of the most delicious events of the year, organized by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to benefit the City Harvest Program. Local farmers and seasoned regional chefs team up to turn fresh produce into delectable dinners.
Conshohocken Beer Festival
Saturday, 1 p.m.
725 Conshohocken Road,Conshohocken
$10 - $45, 610-952-4968
You won’t want to miss this celebration of suds featuring beers from over 50 breweries, with local brewers well represented.
Weeding Out the Stoned
Thursday, 9 p.m.
531 N. 12th St.
$5 to $8, 267-519-9651
There are 24 comedians and all but one are stoned — and it’s up to the audience to determine who to score prizes. “Officer” Alex Grubard administers sobriety tests, with audience participation.
Sunday, 7 p.m.
291 N. Keswick Ave., Glenside
$48 to $98, 215-572-7650
Wanda Sykes can make pretty much anything funny. Whether she’s talking about gay marriage, her kids or getting a bikini wax, she’s intelligent, witty — and often vulgar.
‘Zazie Dans le Metro’
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
3701 Chestnut St.
In this French New Wave film, a bright and cocky 10-year-old girl comes to Paris to visit her uncle, and a sequence of absurd events ensue. Director Louis Malle packs farcical happenings and visual effects into his wacky comedy.
Through Oct. 31
Athenaeum of Philadelphia
219 S. Sixth St.
Philly photographer Vincent D. Feldman presents 28 large-format black and white photos detailing the stories behind abandoned buildings.
‘Christopher Knowles: In a Word’
Through Dec. 27
Institute of Contemporary Art
118 S. 36th St.
Christopher Knowles’ ICA installation incorporates incantation-like rhythms, typed out permutations in language, reconstructed song lyrics, and sculptures. The pieces here are collaborations with theater director Robert Wilson.
Opera on the Mall
Friday, 7 p.m.
Independence National Historical Park
5th and Chestnut Streets
Opera Philadelphia’s annual outdoor big-screen broadcast draws both opera-lovers and those who have never seen one — and gets raves from both groups. Bring blankets and snacks and settle in on the mall to watch Verdi’s “La traviata.”