Terror Behind the Walls

Eastern State Penitentiary

Now-Nov. 9

Thrill-seekers celebrate Halloween season by testing their nerves at Eastern State Penitentiary’s annual haunt, one of the country’s most popular, inside an abandoned prison. Call (215) 236-3300 or visit for more details.

Philadanco’s Genesis

Merriam Theater


Philadanco celebrates its 50th anniversary with three ballets: “Genesis: Enemy Behind the Gate” by Christopher Huggins, “Exotica” by Ronald K. Brown and “Love and Pain,” a tribute to Aretha Franklin choreographed by Milton Myers. For more information, call (215) 893-1999 or visit

Glow: A Pumpkin Wonderland

Fairmount Park

Oct. 5-Nov. 3

On select autumn evenings, visitors can stroll through hand-carved jack o’lanterns lighting up Fairmount Park while master carvers demonstrate their skills. For more information, visit

Rick Ross: Port of Miami 2 Tour

The Fillmore

Oct. 8

Rap star Rick Ross has been creating a stir in the hip hop community since the 2006 release of his debut album Port of Miami. In the performance, Ross will perform all of his hits and songs from his latest album “Port of Miami 2” live. Visit for more information.

Wale Everything is Fine Tour

Theater of the Living Arts (TLA)

Oct. 10

Wale is one of the most idiosyncratic talents in hip hop. After releasing several albums, and with a new one on the horizon, this artist continues to take chances and make good music. With hits like “Lotus Flower Bomb,” “The Matrimony,” “Love Hate Thing,” and his newest hit “On Chill” featuring singer Jeremih, this is one performance you don’t want to miss! For more information, visit

Concert with Charles Tolliver

Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz

and Performing Arts

Oct. 12

Start the weekend off with at the live concert series, Jazz Cultural Voices featuring the Charles Tolliver 4tet. The concert will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are necessary for the event. To get details, call (215) 893-9912 or visit

Boo at the Zoo

The Philadelphia Zoo

Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

The Philadelphia Zoo hosts its annual, three-weekend trick or treat safari, welcoming costumed kids to explore the nation’s first zoo in search of animals, candy, hot apple cider, a hay bale maze, and a giant pumpkin wall. Call (215) 243-1100 or visit

Renee Chenault Fattah’s Alzheimer’s and Dementia documentary

Perelman Theater

Oct. 17

Written, produced and narrated by veteran Philadelphia journalist and lawyer Renee Chenault Fattah, this documentary compassionately tells the stories of African Americans and Hispanics who are affected, the communities that support them and the call to action from a growing band of researchers, scientists, and community leaders who see hope on the horizon. For more information, visit

Philadelphia Film Festival

Various locations

Oct. 17-27

This annual festival showcases the best independent and foreign cinema — shorts, features , animated and guest-accompanied films — in theaters and venues around Philadelphia. For more details, call (267) 239-2941 or visit


Wells Fargo Center

Oct. 25

Power 99’s annual concert will feature today’s biggest hip-hop and R&B artists including Migos, Lil Baby, Da Baby, Jeezy, Megan Thee Stallion, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, Jaquees, SaWeetie, and Afro B. Call (800) 298-4200 or visit for details.


Pat Steir Silent Secret Waterfalls: The Barnes Series

The Barnes Foundation

Now-Nov. 17

In the first installation of paintings on view in the Annenberg Court, the Barnes Foundation presents 11 7-foot-tall oil paintings by American artist Pat Steir. Call (215) 278-7200 or visit to get more information.


Hamilton the Musical

Forrest Theatre

Now-Nov. 17

Lin Manuel Miranda’s Broadway smash comes to the Forrest Theatre and the city of its namesake’s greatest achievement (founding of the National Bank) and his romantic downfall (the Reynolds affair). For more information, call (215) 893-1999 or visit (215) 893-5716

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