“18 Ius Soli (The Right of Soil)”
Friday, Oct. 19
Free — please RSVP
The Ibrahim Theater at International House
3701 Chestnut St.
Documentaries are a shot at exposing and promoting the truth, and that is the intention of “18 Ius Soli (The Right of Soli).” Its aim is to encourage awareness by exploring the law that restricts Italian children of immigrant parents from gaining citizenship until they are 18 years old. The film will tell the lives of 18 kids who are affected by this, and their struggle of becoming a legal “Italian.” Not to mention that the actual process of obtaining legal citizenship is difficult enough. Their parents come from all over the world, from parts of Africa to South America. Anyone who comes to the viewing is welcome to attend a reception after the screening led by Fred Kuworno, the director, among many other big names involved in this film, as well as others who have an expertise in the field of immigration. Remember to RSVP ahead of time if interested.
South Street Antique and Vintage Flea Market
Saturday, Oct. 20
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Seger Park Playground
1020 Lombard St.
More than 75 vendors will take part in the South Street Antique and Vintage Flea Market, whose proceeds will benefit the Seger Playground. There will be all kinds of knickknacks there, from furniture to jewelry and cheap clothing, to name a few. This special outdoor event happens twice a year. However, indoor events are regularly scheduled to take place Saturday mornings during the winter at Ninth and Spring Garden streets. Both indoor and outdoor events are held by Phila Flea Markets at 1020 Lombard St. In case of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21. For more information, visit Phila Flea Markets on Facebook, or sign up for its free email list to be the first to know when the next flea market will be held.
Philadelphia Ghost Tour
Fridays and Saturdays through Saturday, Oct. 20
Public Ledger Building
600 Chestnut St.
Philadelphia, the sixth largest city in the nation, is known for much more than its rich history. Many works have been inspired by its mysterious hauntings, and Philadelphia Ghost Tours will take you to further explore them and any other happenings. Whether or not the spectators believe in the supernatural, they’ll be entertained. Listen carefully to many stories as the free two hour walking tour will make stops at many famous, and not-so-famous, haunted places. The one-mile long tour will go from various places such as Independence Hall and City Tavern and Washington Square, to Pennsylvania Hospital and Old St. Joe’s. Guests will likely be in for a scary night with possible ghostly sightings. If attending, be sure to meet outside the Public Ledger Building on Sixth and Chestnut Streets. Groups of six must reserve. Remember, the tour is free, but the tour guides would appreciate any tips.
The Landscape of Loss: Neikirk, Brahms, Chausson
Sunday, Oct. 21
Ethical Society Building
1906 S. Rittenhouse Square
This free concert sponsored by the Theodore Presser Foundation will feature the New York Times praised Momenta String Quartet as well as Silvie Jensen, a singer. They will be playing songs written by Anne Neikirk, who happens to be the doctor of musical arts in the Boyer College of Music and Dance. The ultimate theme of the concert will be about loss and separation– more specifically, about a father being separated from his own daughter. In order to convey that, Neikirk has teamed up with poet and feature Penelope Cray. Along with that, The 4-Leaf Horn Trio will be performing. At 3:30 p.m., both composer and poet will talk about their inspiration to give insight into the performance. Surrounded by the beauty of trees and nature, the concert will appropriately take place in Rittenhouse Square.