B. Extra

Design Is Inclusive

Center for Architecture and Design | Tuesday, October 15th-Thursday, October 17th

This exhibition highlights the backgrounds of local artists and the proud neighborhoods from which their work hails. Festival attendees and our young audience of future designers are encouraged to preview their medium and their stories. The Center for Architecture and Design is located at 1218 Arch Street.

Made to Order: The Future of Philadelphia’s Food Economy

Reading Terminal Market | Tuesday, October 15th, 8:30-10 AM

Reading Terminal Market and the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia will host three tasty takes on the future of Philadelphia’s Food Economy. Hear from experts on talent, production, and opportunity in the local food industry and sample delicacies from local purveyors Rebel Ventures Rebel Crumble, Abundantly Good, and Kennett Square Specialties.

8:30 AM- Doors open, a light breakfast will be provided in City Kitchen, seating available in Rick Nichols Room (adjacent to the kitchen).
8:45-9 AM: Flash Talk 1 -Talent in Philadelphia’s Food Industry
9-9:05 AM: Sampling of Rebel Ventures Rebel Crumble
9:10-9:25 AM: Flash Talk 2 – Production in Philadelphia’s Food Industry
9:25-9:30 AM: Sampling of Abundantly Good Jalapeno Colby Cheese and Horseradish Cheddar Cheese
9:35-9:50 AM: Flash Talk 3 – Opportunity in Philadelphia’s Food Industry
9:50-9:55 AM: Sampling of Kennett Square Specialties Maple Mushroom Jerky and Italian Mushroom Croutons

Pre-registration for this event is required through the B.PHL app.

CoLAB Philadelphia: Heart of Community exhibit

Thomas Jefferson University- Lubert Plaza |  Tuesday, October 15th-Thursday October 17th 10 AM-4 PM

CoLab Philadelphia’s goal is to bring health beyond the walls of the hospital to the communities of Philadelphia that need it most. With the use of a remodeled 1960s Airstream trailer, the #CoLabPHL team aims to engage with the community where they live, promoting health and well-being in various ways. The team also aims to change negative narratives that surround the most underserved parts & people of our city by focusing on community, family, resilience, hope and joy. Lubert Plaza is located at 10th and Locust Streets.

Building Enclosure Council Lunch & Learn : A Case for Dynamic Glazing in Pediatric Patient Rooms

Center for Architecture and Design | Tuesday, October 15th, 12-1 PM

The American Institute of Architects Philadelphia Building Enclosure Council opens their monthly lunch and learn to architects, engineers, consultants, manufacturers, contractors, and educators. This gathering serves as a forum for the exchange of information regarding excellence in building enclosure design and technology. The Center for Architecture and Design is located at 1218 Arch Street.

Women’s Leadership Luncheon

Free Library of Philadelphia | Tuesday, October 15th, 12-2 PM

This event is sold out.

These are not ladies who lunch. These are the women who are leading the city, making groundbreaking discoveries, creating solutions, and the forces behind innovation and change in Philadelphia. The Free Library is located at 1901 Vine Street.

The Inventor Screening

PFS Roxy Theater | Tuesday, October 15th, 1:20-3:20 PM

Come see a special B.PHL screening of HBO’s documentary, The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley. The PFS Roxy Theater is located at 2023 Sansom Street.

Make it Better: How to turn your Idea into a Prototype

NextFab | Tuesday, October 15th, 3:30-6 PM

Come to NextFab and meet some of the most innovative hardware startups in the city. During the program, NextFab’s in-house product development expert will break down the steps to turn your idea into a prototype. Participants will be able to get a quick demonstration of 3D printing for rapid prototyping. Come early to receive free legal tips on running your startup successfully, from Philadelphia based law firm, Ballard Spahr LLP. Next Fab is located at 2025 Washington Avenue.

Event Sponsored by Ballard Spahr LLP.

Pre-registration for this event is required through the B.PHL app.

Board Games and Brews with Thirsty Dice

Independence Blue Cross Innovation Center | Tuesday, October 15th, 5-7 PM

Do you like your Yahtzee shaken or stirred? Pull up a chair at the Game Bar in the brand-new Innovation Center at Independence Blue Cross where gametenders from Thirsty Dice, Philadelphia’s first board game café, will be serving up a mix of games – from old fashioned (Checkers, neat), to classic (Monopoly, two olives), to easy to learn modern favorites with a twist. Everyone’s a winner with free food and beer courtesy of Triple Bottom Brewing. Cheers! It’s where everybody knows a board game. The Independence Blue Cross Innovation Center is located at 1901 Market Street.

FLOW and GLOW along the Delaware River: Public Art at the Delaware Waterfront

Independence Seaport Museum | Tuesday, October 15th, 6-8 PM

Experience the Delaware River waterfront in a new light. The experiential self-guided sunset walking-tour begins with FLOW, an exhibition of ten floating sculptural installations in the boat basin next to the Independence Seaport Museum. Joe Forkin, president of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will speak about the new Waterfront Arts Program in The Riverview Lookout room. With a glow-stick in one hand, and an Unibroue craft beer in the other, stroll to the Race Street Pier to see Ghost Ship, a 90 foot three dimensional light and water art Installation of an 18th century ship that seemingly hovers on the River, beneath the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Unibroue craft beer from Québec and glow stick party favors will be available while they last.

Free admission to the Independence Seaport Museum on 10/15 from 3pm to 8pm with your B.PHL badge.

The Independence Seaport Museum is located at 211 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard.

Pre-registration for this event is required through the B.PHL app.

AIA Philadelphia + City of Philadelphia Licenses & Inspections (L&I) Meeting

Center for Architecture and Design | Wednesday, October 16th, 8:45-10 AM

For many businesses, navigating the City’s complicated regulatory system can be dizzying. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Philadelphia and the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections (L&I) work together to improve the process and submissions for building permit approval in the construction division. Activities include continuing education on the City of Philadelphia’s processes, the changes in the building codes and their application and in the process and procedures of the department. The Center for Architecture and Design is located at 1218 Arch Street.

Drexel Immune Modulation and Engineering Poster Session and Reception

Drexel University, Bossone Research Center | Wednesday, October 16th, 4:30-6:30 PM

Graduate students in biomedicine and engineering from around the country will present strategies to modulate the immune system to treat diseases in this poster presentation. The Bossone Research Center is located at 3120 Market Street, 3rd Floor Atrium.

How Does Technology Help the Design and Construction Industry Innovate?

Center for Architecture and Design | Wednesday, October 16th, 4:50-6:50 PM

Join the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Philadelphia’s Technology and Innovation Committee for a Networking Happy Hour at the Center for Architecture and Design. Come meet design and construction professionals that are working on how to make the design and construction process more efficient and produce better sustainability, design excellence, and equity outcomes. Light refreshments & drinks will be served. 21+ and over only. The Center for Architecture and Design is located at 1218 Arch Street.

Happy Hour and Pitches at ic@3401

Drexel University- ic@3401 | Wednesday, October 16th, 5-6 PM

“Talk to me about your technology”. We often hear from investors that they don’t care about the details of the technology as long as it works – or they say they care, but they really care more about product market fit. This is a lightning talk session for the founders to talk about their technology – what they are most proud of, and what was the most difficult part, followed by an “ask” to the community. The ic@3401 is located at 3401 Market St., Suite 200.

Know Hope Show at Original 13

Original 13 Ciderworks | Wednesday, October 16th
Happy Hour with drink specials 5-7PM; Doors 7-7:30 PM; Music starts at 8 PM

Live local music and drink specials at Original 13 brought to you by Know Hope Records. Enjoy a live concert from Commonwealth Choir, No Stranger, Typopro and Tonks! Admission is $10, or free with your B.PHL badge. Original 13 Ciderworks is located at 1526 N. American Street.

Bunker Brews – Mission Possible: Transitioning from Veteran to Entrepreneur

University City Science Center, Q4 | Wednesday, October 16th, 6-8 PM

An estimated 25% of recent service veterans want to start their own business, yet many don’t have the connections, tools and resources required to launch the idea from dream to reality. Non-profit Bunker Labs is a national network of veteran entrepreneurs dedicated to helping new veteran entrepreneurs and their spouses find entrepreneurial success. Join Bunker Brews, a networking event to learn more about entrepreneurial opportunities and how to navigate government and federal contracts. The Science Center is located at 3601 Market Street.

Moderated by Marc Snyderman- Owner and President at Snyderman Law Group, PC. Speakers include Edward DeLisle, Principal Attorney and Chair of the Government Contracting Group and Construction Law Attorney at Offit Kurman, P.A; Jordan Gilmartin, Bond Manager at Brown & Brown of Pennsylvania; and Jeremy Moch- President EGA Associates- Former Bunker Labs VIR Cohort Member.

City Fit Girls Run

Dilworth Park at City Hall | Wednesday, October 16th, 6:30 PM

Lace-up your running sneakers and meet City Fit Girls for a 3-mile fun run. This is an all women’s wellness community making fitness more accessible regardless of race, pace, body type, socio-economic status, age, etc. No sign-up required and no runner left behind.

Meet in Dilworth Park at City Hall at 6:30 PM. Follow on social media at @City Fit Girls

Artifishal Screening

Temple University-The Reel Cinema | Wednesday, October 16th, 7-9:30 PM

Artifishal is a film about wild rivers and wild fish that explores the high cost—ecological, financial and cultural—of our mistaken belief that engineered solutions can make up for habitat destruction. The film traces the impact of fish hatcheries, and the extraordinary amount of public money wasted on an industry that hinders wild fish recovery, pollutes our rivers and contributes to the problem it claims to solve. Artifishal also dives beneath the surface of the open-water fish farm controversy, as citizens work to stop the damage done to public waters and our remaining wild salmon. Following the screening, Temple Office of Sustainability, together with the Department of Biology, will host a panel of experts to discuss the film, unpacking its message and determining potential steps for future action.The Reel Cinema is located in the Howard Gittis Student Center, at 1755 North 13th Street.

COTE (Committee on the Environment)

Center for Architecture and Design | Thursday, October 17th, 8:30-9:30 AM

Join the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Philadelphia COTE’s (Committee on the Environment) monthly gathering for an inside look at environmental and energy issues related to the design, construction, operation and recycling of the built environment. The Center for Architecture and Design is located at 1218 Arch Street.

ExCITe Center T3: Third Thursdays at Three

Drexel University ExCITe Center | Thursday, October 17th, 3:40-4:30 PM

Each month, every Third Thursday at Three PM, something special occurs at the ExCITe Center. We call it T3. Every T3 features a range of speakers offering five-minute lightning talks about ideas, innovations, and ongoing research spanning countless disciplines and interests. It’s our longest running community event (every month since January 2013), and we’ve put together a very special program for B.PHL! The ExCITe Center is located at 3401 Market Street.

B.PHL Closing Ceremony presented by Know Hope Records

Love City Brewing | Thursday, October 17th
Opens at 4 PM, music starts at 7:30 PM

Come to the closing event for B.PHL presented by Know Hope Records! This event will feature amazing local bands, drink specials, food, and the Philly Moon Men. So come hang out with other B.PHL attendees and close out the festival right!  There’s a $4 lager and IPA special for happy hour, and  B.PHL badge holders an enjoy the special all night! The free show includes music by Sleepy Limbs, twentythreenineteen, Have A Good Season, Sweet Pill and Frames. Love City Brewing is located at 1023 Hamilton Street.

1810 Oktoberfest

Temple University, The 1810 Accelerator | Thursday, October 17th, 5:30-8 PM

Join the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Institute for an Oktoberfest event – with a panel of speakers and a beer tasting for attendees. The event will take place in the 1810 Building on Temple’s Main Campus – with perfect timing as the first Oktoberfest on record was held on October 18th in the year 1810!

The panel portion of the event will feature local brewers and founders from a handful of breweries in the Greater Philadelphia area, and focus on the journey to becoming an entrepreneur in the Craft Beer Industry. Panelists (Bill Covaleski, Founder of Victory Brewing Company;  Melissa Walter, Love City Brewing Company; Tess Hart, Co-Founder & CEO – Triple Bottom Brewing; Michael McCloskey – Associate Professor of Practice for Fox School of Business: Risk, Insurance, and Healthcare Management) will share their insights into building and sustaining success in the brewing community, provide some background information on the local craft beer scene from their personal perspective, consider how far small and independent craft brewers have come, and discuss their vision for the future of the craft brewing community.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 to attend this event. Registration is required.

Don Quixote performed by The Pennsylvania Ballet

Academy of Music | Friday, October 18th | 11 AM – 1:15 PM

This performance is open to 20 lucky B.PHL Badge Holders!

One of the most popular ballets of all time, Don Quixote has it all – romance, comedy, and, of course, the artistry of our dancers. Angel Corella’s restaging of the love story of Kitri and Basilio brings his unique Spanish flair to this lively classic. Whether you’re experiencing it for the first time or falling in love all over again, Don Quixote is sure to delight. The Academy of Music is located at 240 South Broad Street.

Pre-registration for this event is required through the B.PHL app.

Neighborhood Events

While much of the B.PHL festival is taking place in downtown Philadelphia, it’s important to acknowledge and celebrate Philly’s greatest assets – the vibrant places and faces that exist here.

Philly’s distinct neighborhoods define the city’s unique culture. They are also home to talented people who are fueling our city’s growth or who are looking to take the next step to achieve their dreams. To celebrate, harness and ignite the innovation in Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, B. PHL will host events in four locations in the North, South, East, and West parts of the city. Like the rest of the festival, these events will be inclusive and interactive. Attendees can mix and mingle with other creative people and learn about resources available to them.

Stay tuned for updates!

West Philadelphia

Mosaic Community Church Neighborhood Bazaar | Saturday, October 12th, 12-4 PM

Come by for a day of food, fun, and performances for the whole family, in partnership with Mosaic Community Church and Know Thyself 100% Naturals. This event is free and open to everyone – bring your friends! The Mosaic Community Church is located at 123 South 51st Street.

South Philadelphia

South Philadelphia Library | Saturday, October 12th, 2-5 PM

Book it to the South Philadelphia Library for a party with food, music and new friends. Meet with community partners and organizations bringing goodness, innovation and resources to the neighborhood. Sponsored by SEAMAAC. A non-profit organization committed to building stronger communities, SEAMAAC gives direct support to immigrants, refugees and marginalized communities. The South Philadelphia Library is located at 1700 S Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19145.

North Philadelphia

Javier Ávila’s The Trouble With My Name

Esperanza Art Center | Saturday, October 12th, 7:30-10 PM

This high-octane, poignant, and hilarious one-man show is a tour-de-force that will make audiences laugh, cry, and embrace the autobiographical journey of a man who moves between cultures to provide a fascinating perspective of American Latinos who struggle to dispel misconceptions about their identity and place in the world. The Trouble with My Name examines the issues of language, race, and social justice in an eye-opening performance where Ávila engages the audience as he tells the story of his life and reads poetry that illustrates what it means to be the American of the future. Ávila’s show breaks barriers and embraces the diversity of a nation whose history is rich and colorful. The message transcends boundaries of race, ethnicity, and geography. It is a show not to be missed. For tickets, click here. The Esperanza Art Center is located at 4261 North 5th Street.

Free Admission for all Hunting Park Residents!  Just place your order online using offer code Tw19140mN. Then show your ID to pick up your ticket the day of the show.

Kensington/Northeast Philadelphia

Maken Studios North | Sunday, October 13th, 12-6 PM

In collaboration with Philadelphia Open Studio Tours and Maken Studios North, this event offers a behind-the-scenes look at the day in the life of a visual artist, including a mural painting with a local teacher and neighborhood children. There will also be light refreshments. Maken Studios North is located at 3525 I Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134.

B. Saving during the B.PHL Festival

Badge holders are entitled to special deals and discounts for dining and imbibing as well as admission to cool sites around town that aren’t just for tourists. B. Franklin would B. Proud. You know, a penny saved, and all.

Indego Discount

Offer expires on 11/17/19

Thanks to Indego and Independence Blue Cross, you can get an Indego30 pass for $10. That’s one month of unlimited, one hour rides.

  1. Go to rideindego.com/become-a-member
  2. Select the Indego30 pass type option
  3. Fill out your information.
  4. In the promo code field, enter BPHL10 and click apply.
  5. Complete signup process.

Once you finish signing up, you can start riding immediately by using the phone number or credit card lookup option at any kiosk touchscreen. Your Indego30 pass provides you an unlimited number of 1-hour trips. Don’t forget to download the Indego app or check the station map at rideindego.com for live updates on bike and dock availability!

** Additional fees apply for trips over 60 minutes or utilizing electric bikes

Need help? Have questions?
Call or text the Indego customer service team at (844) 446 – 3346
or email support@rideindego.com

Irish Pub Discount

Irish pub

$5.00 Merlot & Chardonnay
$5.00 Mixed Well Drinks
$3.50 Domestic of the Day

Visit Irish Pub for general info.

The Post Discount

The Post

$4 draft beers
$5 call cocktails (jack, titos, tanquray, etc)
$6 wines
$5 apps

Visit The Post for general info.

Eastern State Penitentiary Discount

Expires 12/31/2019

$5 off daytime prison tour of Eastern State Penitentiary.

To redeem your $5 off discount, purchase tickets at EasternState.org and enter promo code BPHL19. Offer valid for online purchases of adult admission only. Not valid for private tours or special events. Cannot be combined with any other discount offer. Not recommended for children under the age of seven. Expires 12/31/2019.

Eastern State Penitentiary Discount

Expires 11/08/2019

$5 off Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary.

To redeem your $5 off discount, purchase tickets at TerrorBehindtheWalls.com and enter promo code BPHL19. Offer valid for online purchases of adult admission only. Not valid Saturdays or with any other discount. Children under the age of 7 cannot be admitted. Expires 11/08/2019.

Independence Seaport Museum Discount

October 15th-17th

Free Admission with BPHL Badge on 10/15.

Discounted Admission w/ badge on 10/16-17

Visit Seaport Museum for general info.

Lucky Strike Discount

Wednesday, October 16th

$3 Coronas
$20 Beer Towers
$8 Cheese Pizzas

Must show B.PHL badge to receive discounts.

They’ll be available all day!

Visit Lucky Strike for general info.