Here it is: your quick and dirty guide to what’s happening this week.
Saturday and Sunday, November 5 – 6
Peddler’s Village Apple Festival
@ 41 Peddler’s Village Road, Lahaska
Bucks County hosts this year’s Peddler’s Festival, with live music, apple picking and artisan vendors from local Pennsylvania counties.
Through November 6
Linvilla Orchards Pumpkinland Festival
@ 137 W. Knowlton Road, Media
Now through November 6, Linvilla Orchards in Delaware County is hosting their annual Pumpkinland Harvest Festival. Live music, corn mazes, a costume shop, endless amounts of pumpkins, caramel apple stands and more. Visitors can also purchase tickets for hayrides, train rides and pony rides. There is also a farmer’s market open until 6 pm.
@ Reading Terminal Market
Reading Terminal Market welcomes its latest merchant with the official opening of Molly Malloy’s, a locally sourced gastropub replacing the beer garden at the rear of the market. It’s now the only spot with a liquor license in Reading Terminal.
Rival Bros Coffee
@ Currently on 16th and JFK
Jonathan Adams, executive chef of Pub & Kitchen, and Damien Pileggi, an artisanal coffee expert, have teamed up to launch Rival Bros Coffee, a small-batch, custom coffee roaster that encompasses an e-store and mobile coffee shop, The Rival Bros Truck. The Rival Bros Truck, a “coffee shop on wheels,” will feature coffee and espresso machines, including built-in pour-over stations, a La Marzocco two-group espresso machine with pre-infusion paddles, a Fetco extractor brewer and Italian-made Mazzer espresso coffee grinders. I have no idea what any of that means but it sounds fancy.
Thursday, November 3
@ Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Center, 3140 Market Street
Drexel hosts the final documentary in the design trilogy by acclaimed filmmaker Gary Hustwit. Two screenings are scheduled, one for 6:30 p.m., and another for 9 p.m., followed by a talkback session with the audience hosted by Hustwit. Urbanized is a feature-length documentary about the issues and strategies related to urban design. By exploring a diverse range of urban design projects in cities around the globe, including Rio de Janerio, New Orleans, Santiago, Cape Town and Beijing, among countless others, Urbanized frames a global discussion on the future of cities, from massive infrastructure initiatives to temporary interventions.
Monday, October 31
@ Electric Factory
The Montreal based duo continues their tour in support of their third full-length album, Business Casual, released last year. Popular opinion about the band is generally divided with people describing them as anything from hipster to fratty but their earnestness on stage can be irresistible.
@ Theater of the Living Arts
Battles without Tyondai Braxton’s wheezes and gasps is a far different Battles. But their new direction is definitely compelling.
Wednesday, November 2
@ Union Transfer
St. Vincent’s newest album, just released last month, begins with a nod to French New Wave director Éric Rohmer’s 1972 Chloe in the Afternoon. While the movie ends with the protagonist running back into the arms of his wife, St. Vincent’s song is more dark, tainted with rage. Her album, Strange Mercy, abandons itself to emotions.
Thursday, November 3
@ Broad Street Ministry
It has been more than 25 years since New York hardcore band Agnostic Front released its acclaimed Victim in Pain record. Since then they’ve crossed over to incorporate more thrash elements into their songs.
@ Johnny Brenda’s
I’m really surprised that the Meat Puppets have a new album, but apparently they released their latest, Lollipop, in 2011. It’s a lot mellower, obviously, than their earlier work; they’ve turned from blasting their hooks to becoming so steady and tight that their songs fall a bit flat.
Monday, November 7
@ Johnny Brenda’s
The Miami based trio churn out underground-metal, fuzz-rock. Their Songs for Singles starts off pretty slow, or actually really fast but just not entirely memorable, they’re trying to fit so much noise into steady tempos. But the last few songs, when they let their music stretch out a bit, sound really good.