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Get Out: Halloween Weekend

What's going on in the Ardmore Patch area this weekend.

It's all about Halloween this weekend in Ardmore, both for adults and kids. Families can head to Linwood Park's Jack O'Lantern Lighting on Saturday night, or to Bryn Mawr Film Institute to watch "Hocus Pocus" on Saturday morning. For a more mature audience, Brownies is hosting a Halloween party on Saturday night with cash prizes for best costume in a variety of categories. Not into the Halloween thing? Check out Julie Fowlis, a Celtic musician playing at Bryn Mawr College on Friday night.


  • When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 5 p.m. at Linwood Park, 94 Linwood Ave.
  • Why Go: Bring your already carved jack o' lantern and help light up the Wall at Linwood Park! Lighting will be at sunset (around 6 p.m.) but come early to enjoy some hot apple cider and the fall colors of the park. Costumes always welcome! We will have extra candles to light up the eve. There will also be a good old fashioned Spooky Path (not too spooky!) around the walking path. So prepare to be scared!
  • Cost: Free

Kids Matinee: "Hocus Pocus"

  • When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. at
  • Why Go: Enjoy an old-school (well, to some of us) Halloween favorite, "Hocus Pocus," at Bryn Mawr Film Institute as part of the Saturday Kids Matinee series. The film stars Bette Midler and Sarah Jessica Parker and follows Max and Dani, two kids who just moved to Salem, MA, and accidentally awaken three 17th-century witches.
  • Cost: $5 adults, $4 kids

Sinful and Sexy Halloween Bash

  • When/Where: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. at Brownies
  • Why Go: Wired 96.5 is hosting their Halloween bash at Brownies this year. Over $500 in cash and prizes will be awarded in a bunch of different costume contest categories. All ticket proceeds benefit the Chio Cares Foundation.
  • Cost: TBD

Celtic Music From Julie Fowlis

  • When/Where: Friday, Oct. 28 from 8 to 11 p.m. at McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall,
  • Why Go: Listen to some lively Celtic music from Julie Fowlis, a singer and muscian who was chosen in 2008 as  the recipient of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year Award. London's Evening Standard said of Fowlis: “There are some voices that carry much more than a melody. They transport you to another place, give you goose flesh and make magic out of thin air. Julie Fowlis has just such a voice."
  • Cost: $20 general admission, $18 senior, $10 student with ID, $5 children 12 and under

Halloween in the Garden

  • When/Where: Sunday, Oct. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at , 515 Painter Road, Media
  • Why Go: Dress up for fun trick-or-treating and a parade with wizards and friends through the Magical Habitats exhibit. See creepy critters up close, experience owl and raptor demonstrations, learn some silly spells, make herbology potions and more. This event happens rain or shine.
  • Cost: Free with admission, no pre-registration required.
Kate Galer October 30, 2011 at 03:52 AM
Linwood Event postponed until tomorrow eve (Sunday) - 6:00 pm jack o'lantern lighting. If the snow ever stops!

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