A few ways to spend your week in (and out of) Philly.
Monday, Nov. 2
You went to school and learned about the Constitution. Now hear about how the Constitution can be applied to children's right to education, the state of Philadelphia public education, teacher retention policies and more at the National Constitution Center (525 Arch St.) for two talks, one moderated by the Inquirer's Kristen Graham, starting at 4 p.m.
Feel good about your buzz at the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation's Blitz, Bowties and Bourbon fundraiser at Union Trust (717 Chestnut St.). With appearances from the Eagles free safety himself, other Eagles players and local restaurateurs, the event will feature area cuisine and bourbon and auctions. Get there at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Eat up. Interstate Draft House (1235 E. Palmer St.) serves up $1 tacos and $4 draft beers for Taco Tuesday. They open at 4 p.m.
Get ready to boogie with Philly's Low Cut Connie when they make a stop at World Café Live Wilmington (500 N. Market St., Wilmington Del.). With the energy, allure and charm of a bar band and the talent of seasoned rock stars, their breed of good old-fashioned rock 'n' roll will get you moving. The show starts at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 4
Rub shoulders with other business professionals at an 11:30 a.m. networking session at Philadelphia Media Network (801 Market St.). Bring your business cards and be ready to mingle.
Can't swing a trip to Italy at the moment? Try Valanni Social (1229 Spruce St.) for a wine and tapas dinner highlighting Italian delicacies. During the 7 p.m. seating you'll sip on five select wines paired with as many dishes like pan seared bronzino, veal parmesan and more.
Thursday, Nov. 5
Do yourself a favor and don't deny your palate the flavors of this pig roast and whiskey tasting at The Twisted Tail (509 S. 2nd St.). Whistle Pig Straight Rye Whiskey master distiller Dave Pickerell will be there to discuss the sips while you chow down on Southern fare at the 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. dinner.
Partly inspired and set in the Wagner Free Institute of Science (170 W. Montgomery Ave.), a short art film Memory of a Time Twice Lived will premiere with two screenings: 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The film focuses on musical and mythical themes, featuring scenes of a concert performed by Jarana Beat at Wagner. The premiere screening, with talks by the artists, begins at 7 p.m. followed by a reception. The second screening will then kick off at 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 6
"Food Network" star Giada de Laurentiis comes to the Merriam Theater (250 Broad St.) to discuss her upcoming cookbook "Happy Cooking." Be a fan, learn some culinary tips or even ask her your own question at the 8 p.m. talk at Q&A.
Philly alt-rock wunderkind The Districts round out their tour at the Electric Factory (421 N. 7th St.). Their rattling and rambunctious sophomore LP A Flourish and a Spoil just came out earlier this year and, oh yeah, they opened for a little band called the Rolling Stones this summer. Catch opener Lady Lamb when the night gets underway at 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 7
Birthday parties are fun, but birthday parties with beer are even better. Celebrate the second anniversary of Tap Room on 19th (2400 S. 19th St.) with an all-day block party starting at 1 p.m. A huge selection of beers will be available throughout the day including Half Acre Pony Pils, Boulder Shake Chocolate Porter, Duclaw Devil's Milk and more. Pigheaded BBQ will serve up the good stuff while Hop Sing Laundromat will even be there with a special cocktail.
Halloween may be over, but you still have the opportunity to don your costumes at this costume karaoke party. Show off your best rendition of Whitney Houston and Beyonce (though you don't need to dress like them if you aren't so inclined) at Ruba Club (416 Green St.). The party starts at 9 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 8
The Clover Market closes out their fall season in Bryn Mawr with an antique and food market featuring vendors like reFIND furniture, Salvation Nation, Sardine Clothing Co., Reanimator Coffee, Foolish Waffles and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 7 N. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Day two of Six Flags Great Adventure's (1 Six Flags Blvd., Jackson, N.J.) wine festival — aptly named Grape Adventure Wine and Food Festival — gets underway at 11:30 a.m. and features samples from over 10 wineries as well as cuisine from food trucks.
For more Things to Do, check out our calendar for the most up-to-date happenings.