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10/16-10/17: Festivals, Foodie Deals and Comic Finalists



    10/16-10/17: Festivals, Foodie Deals and Comic Finalists
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    MUNICH, GERMANY - SEPTEMBER 19: A woman and a man wearing a traditional Bavarian dresses share a laugh during day 2 of the Oktoberfest at Theresienwiese on September 19, 2010 in Munich, Germany. 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of Oktoberfest.The Oktoberfest tradition started in 1810 to celebrate the October 12th marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig to the Saxon-Hildburghausen Princess Therese. The citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities which were held over five days on the fields in front of the city gates. The main event of the original Oktoberfest was a horse race. The world's biggest beer festival will last this year from September 18 to October 4. (Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

    Blocktober Fest: The annual Blocktoberfest begins Saturday afternoon in South Philly. Celebrate with over 10 craft breweries, local and national musicians and plenty of food from trucks and vendors. Proceeds from the festival will benefit the historic Shiloh Baptist Church designed in 1868. Blocktoberfest, Christian Street and 20th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19146, Free, 12 p.m.

    Last Comic Standing: We all know a good laugh is the start to an exciting night. See the top five finalists from NBC’s Last Comic Standing at the Keswick Theatre Saturday night. Comics include Felipe Esparza, Tommy Johnagin, Mike De Stefano, Myq Kaplan and Roy Wood Jr. Keswick Theatre, 291 Keswick Avenue, Glenside, Pa. 19038, +21, $38-$48, 8 p.m.

    Philly Food Week: This Saturday marks the last night in Philly Neighborhood Food Week. Bring a date to enjoy a 3-course $20 meal or a 4-course $30 meal in participating neighborhoods. We recommend checking out Paradiso for fresh Italian finds. Try their fettuccine pomodoro, spaghetti, swordfish puttanesca, short rib braciola, skate milianese and much, much more. Paradiso, 1627 East Passyunk Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa. 19148, $30, 5 p.m.

    Arts Festival: Support community arts and environmental groups at the CAFé (a Community Arts Festival) Sunday afternoon in Northern Liberties. The all-day indoor/outdoor event will raise funds to provide art supplies to local youth programs. Mix and mingle with organizations, hear live music and taste over 10 restaurants’ classic dishes. Crane Arts Building, 1400 North American Street, Philadelphia, Pa. 19122, 11 a.m.

    Prime Rib: Johnny Brenda’s isn’t just for the good music anymore. The No Libs joint offers a prime rib dinner every Sunday for only $20. Sip on tap specials including Dock Street Rye IPA and Oak-aged Bubbly Wit with your meal. If you’re in the mood for just the prime rib sandwich it’s $11. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 North Frankford, Philadelphia, Pa. 19125, $11-$20, 5 p.m.

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