5 fun things to do in Philadelphia this week, Oct. 21-25

The East Passyunk Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl celebrates 10 years of brews and mischief on Wednesday Oct. 23. 
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Looking for some fun and unique things to do in Philly this week? We’ve got you covered.

5 fun things to do in Philly this week

Koo Zee Doo Portuguese Pop Up at Cry Baby Pasta

Experience Portuguese fare for one night only at Cry Baby Pasta in Queen Village. Chefs David Gilberg and Carla Goncalves will take over the restaurant’s kitchen for a special pop up dinner highlighting dishes from their former acclaimed restaurant in Northern Liberties, Koo Zee Doo. The menu includes some of their old favorites from their menu including braised chicken gizzards in octopus gravy and the pork and clams entree. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call (267) 524-3076 to book a table.

Oct. 21, Cry Baby Pasta, 6:30 p.m., 627 S 3rd St., $55, crybabypasta.com

Ya Gotta Try This

Eat for a good cause while sampling dishes from more than 40 restaurants. Fox 29 news anchor Mike Jerrick teams up with nonprofit CORE to bring his popular TV segment to life while raising money to support families of food and beverage service workers recovering from illness, injuries or domestic abuse. Jerrick’s popular “Ya Gotta Try This” segment puts a spotlight on Philadelphia restaurants as Jerrick samples signature dishes and interviews the people behind the scenes of your favorite restaurants. The fundraiser will feature plates from notable chefs including Nick Elmi of Laurel, Guillermo Pernot of Cuba Libre and Jose Garces.

Oct. 21, Vie, 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., 600 N Broad St., $50-$100, coregives.org

East Passyunk Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl

The 10th annual Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl returns to East Passyunk for a night of seasonal craft beers, pointy hats and spooky fun. After paying the $6.66 ticket price, enjoy $4 brews at more than 10 bars and restaurants in East Passyunk. Dress in your scariest or most glamorous Halloween costume for a chance to win the costume contest at the end of the evening. Proceeds from the bar crawl will be donated to the East Passyunk Avenue Business Improvement District’s cleaning and greening programs.

Oct. 23, Garage Passyunk, 1231 E Passyunk Ave., 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Pay as you go, visiteastpassyunk.com

Go Beyond Celiac Gala

Celiac disease research and advocacy nonprofit Beyond Celic is throwing their annual fundraiser featuring a very special guest. The gala at the Kimmel Center double as the Philly debut of Mexican opera singer Arturo Chacón-Cruz. This special performance will include traditional Mexican music as well as opera arias. The event also features a cocktail hour and gourmet dinner in the gorgeous Hamilton Garden on the top floor of the Kimmel Center. Choose between purchasing tickets for just the concert or the entire gala.

Oct. 24, 6 p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 S Broad St., $50-$350, beyondceliac.org

Twilight In the Gardens

Be enchanted by Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens after dark. This event at Isaiah Zagar popular mural and art gallery destination opens up the venue for a live performance by new age funk band Paulette Branson & Mixed People, tarot card readings and a papel picado workshop led by teaching artist Erika Guadalupe Núñez. Feel free to bring your own booze, blankets and snacks.

Oct. 25, 7 p.m.-10 p.m., Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St., $12-$20, phillymagicgardens.org

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