Laugh your way to good health with Tom Joyner
Tom Joyner, accompanied by an old-school dance party and comedy show, will be making his way to Philadelphia for his Take a Loved One to the Doctor Health Festival. Joyner created the festival as an initiative to help raise health and wellness education in the African American community. This year the initiative will feature live performances from New Edition's Johnny Gill, rapper Chubb Rock, and comedian Damon Williams to name a few. During the Health Expo there will be fitness and beauty zones and panels, and testing and screening services. Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St. Admission: Free. Time: Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: drday.blackamericaweb.com/
Grab some popcorn and prepare to scream. The Terror Film Festival is back, and this year's shorts and feature films range in genre from slaughter to fractured to thriller. Watch as a young boy fights his inner demons. Sympathize with sisters who are trapped in the basement. Witness the spread of zombie disease in the South. Be the last nonmutant survivor in a postapocalyptic world. Ethical Society Building, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square. Admission: $5 per single event online; $10 per single event at the door. Time: Friday 5:30 to 11 p.m., Saturday 3 to 10 p.m. Information: terrorfilmfestival2.com.
Experience the tastes of Chile at this month's First Sip Friday. The hourlong wine tasting will feature drinks from Chile, which is the world's fifth-largest wine exporter and the ninth-largest producer. It's a great way to taste sauvignon blanc, carmenere, and chardonnay without booking a plane ticket. Pinot Boutique, 227 Market St. Admission: $19 in advance, $24 at the door. Time: Friday, 7 to 8 p.m. Information: 215-267-9463, firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Something in the air
Get in touch with your artistic side by visiting "Atmospheric" at the Main Line Art Center. The exhibit, which was inspired by nature and humanity, features pieces that portray a silk forest, a winter landscape, maps and geological structures, and light illuminations. You're bound to get lost while exploring these atmospheric worlds. Main Line Art Center, 746 Panmure Rd., Haverford. Admission: Free. Time: Friday 6 to 9 p.m. opening reception, Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 610-525-0272, mainlineart.org.
Meet two masterminds of horror at the Free Library. Justin Cronin, author of the international best-selling vampire novel The Passage
, has written the second book in the postapocalyptic trilogy, The Twelve
. Famed Goosebumps
author R.L. Stine will be joining the discussion. Stine has just written his first adult horror book, Red Rain
, which centers on the small-town chaos that erupts after a mysterious adoption. Central Library, 1901 Vine St. Admission: Free. Time: 2 p.m. Information: 215-567-4341, freelibrary.org.
Keep you suspended
Mix art with experience at the "Symphony in D Minor" exhibit. The artists have hung cloud-shaped instruments 40 feet from the ceiling and have re-created a thunderstorm scene inside resin sculptures. Viewers can activate the symphony with just a touch, triggering recordings of lightning, rain, wind, and thunder. The swirling clouds and music will be accompanied by an improvisational dance piece. Skybox at 2424 Studios, 2424 E. York St. Admission: Free. Time: Opening is 7 to 10 p.m. Information: 267-861-0290, 2424studios.com. Through Dec. 1.
A bit of fall fun
Get a full autumn experience by going to Pumpkinland Harvest Festival at Linvilla Orchards. Walk through the orchards and pick as many apples as you can hold; go on a haunted hayride to the Witch's House; roast marshmallows by a bonfire; find your way through a straw bale maze. You can also satiate your cravings for fall flavors by tasting candy apples and cider donuts from the market. Linvilla Orchards, 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media. Admission: Free. Time: 8 a.m. Information: 610-876-7116, linvilla.com. Through Nov. 4.