Welcome to another busy fall week full of events and festivals celebrating art, theater, history, diversity, film and Halloween.
Major exhibitions open this week at two Parkway institutions. Fabulous Fashion: From Dior’s New Look to Now at the Philadelphia Museum of Art features some stunning never-before-exhibited costume pieces while Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist at the Barnes Foundation showcases the work of the only woman artist considered a peer of impressionists Degas, Monet and Renoir.
Also in the arts, the annual Philadelphia Film Festival starts on Thursday and brings with it a number of critically acclaimed short films, documentaries and feature films hot off the major film festival circuit.
And Philly continues to show its Halloween spirit all week long at festive events and attractions, like the fright-filled Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary and the fun-filled Witches & Wizards Festival in Chestnut Hill.
Also this week: LGBT History Month continues with talks, parties and many more events, including the massive AIDS Walk Philly, a charity walk and 5K run produced by AIDS Fund that starts at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where the AIDS Memorial Quilt is on display.
Check out all of our picks for this week in Philly, below.