ComedySportz/ThePlaygroundatTheAdrienne2030 Samson St./Friday, Sept. 30/ $15/ 7:30 p.m./ www.comedysportzphilly.com
ComedySportz, and improv comedy show with new rising talent, features two teams who compete in an interactive event to decide who is better at their ‘sport.’ A referee watches over the match, calling out fouls and adding more chaos to the already hectic head-to-head match. This is an interactive show so be prepared to get involved by calling out suggestions, cheering for favorite acts and even possibly winding up on stage. The shows are completely improvised so you will never hear the same joke twice. This is a great event for a group of friends before a long night of partying. For anyone that loves stand-up, this is a great chance to get out and experience a new type of comedy show, where all of the comedians are out for blood.
Back in the Park/ Sycamore Mills Road/ Media, Pa. 19063 Ridley Creek State Park/ Saturday, Oct. 1/ $20 ($25 with T-shirt)/ Registration at 7 a.m. / www.pavethefoundation.org/homeaspx.
Everyone has that dog back home who they miss more than anything. Who can think of a better way to spend a day with man’s best friend than to take him for a charitable mile walk with other puppies? The second annual Bark in the Park 5K run and one-mile dog walk will fulfill that exact purpose. All of the money raised will be donated to the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation’s “The Last Chance Fund.” TLC strives to offer animals that have been mistreated and abandoned another chance at life. TLC is funded mainly by donations from pet owners and animal lovers worldwide. Even if you are not a dog lover and just want to participate in a marathon, there is a 5K run going on alongside the dog walk.
Philly Food Truck Competition/ Cooper’s Pier on the Camden Waterfront / Oct. 1-2/ Free/ Opens at 11 a.m. / www.phillyfoodtruckcompetition.com/index.html.
Food trucks are a common sight for students walking around Main Campus, but this weekend food trucks from all around Philadelphia will be competing to decide which is best at the Philly Food Truck Competition. Trucks will gather in Camden, N.J., to keep the competition in neutral territory. It’s free to enter and to indulge in a meal will only cost around $5. What this means is a lot of cheap food, good scenery and the chance to see more food trucks in one place than ever before. So gather up friends, head down to Camden and see who can eat the most truck food in one day.
Mumimies of the World / 222 N. 20th St. / Open through Sunday, Oct. 23/ 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. / last exhibit admission at 3:30 p.m. / $26.50, evening hours and ticket prices vary. www.fi.edu/mummies.
Who doesn’t love their mummy? If you have ever wanted to see an exhibit of mummies and other ancient artifacts then get down to The Franklin Institute before time runs out. It is hosting the largest collection of mummified people, animals and objects in the entire world. Walking through the exhibit, mummies from different time periods and areas, such as South America, Europe and Egypt will on be on display. Best of all, this is a self-guided tour, so no boring museum staff member will drag attendees from place-to-place all day. Every event at The Franklin Institute is normally award winning and a world exclusive, so take the opportunity to check out this exhibit while it’s in town.
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