Saturday

City Food Tours

Explore some of Philadelphia's fall-inspired treats and learn about local produce in a two-hour walking tour with samples of seasonal delicacies from some foodie hotspots. The Philly Homegrown Tour™ is presented by City Food Tours and inspired by spiraling interest in locally grown edibles. The tour will start at the Reading Terminal Market, with a selection of crisp apples, honey, yogurt, and granola from Fair Food Farmstand. Guests then head to Salumeria to sample Pennsylvania cheeses, and to Tweed, where locally sourced foods are the focus. Chef David Cunningham will prepare tastings from his acclaimed menu. The tour concludes at Capogiro for dessert, as participants take a blind taste test of six seasonal gelato and sorbet flavors. The tour runs from 3 to 5 p.m., cost is $35 per person, reservations required. Information: 1-800-979-3370;

» READ MORE: www.cityfoodtours.com

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Friday

Joyful noise

For the Philadelphia Boys Choir, it's the season to be busy. In addition to its multiple appearances with the Philly Pops and with Pennsylvania Ballet in

George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

, the ensemble of 10-to-14-or-so-year-olds finishes its own three-concert holiday series this weekend with back-to-back performances. Friday's is at 8 p.m. at the Church of St. Isaac Jogues, 3 Lord Place, Marlton; Saturday the boys sing at Proclamation Presbyterian Church in Bryn Mawr, 278 Bryn Mawr Ave. Tickets: $40. 215-222-3500 or

» READ MORE: www.phillyboyschoir.org

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Saturday

Rock to the Future

Students from Rock to the Future will perform their first holiday concert at Fishtown's Atonement Lutheran Church. Rock to the Future is a new after-school program that provides Philadelphia School District students opportunities to learn a musical instrument and get help with schoolwork, at no cost. The program is open to students ages 9 to 14 who are prepared to attend every day after school at the church, at 1542 E. Montgomery Ave. Participants work together to write original music and can attend free educational and musical seminars and workshops. The concert begins at 6 p.m.; a $5 donation is suggested, and refreshments will be served. Information: 610-416-6742;

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Sunday

Kwanzaa Garden Party

One Love presents a Heal Thyself Garden Party event for Kwanzaa, featuring the Universal African Dance and Drum Ensemble, cultural and healing vendors, and entertainment. The annual celebration will include belly-dancing performances by Zen Aura, a soul healing demonstration by Wazir El, and reggae music by Timi Tanzania. An African hair and fashion show will be presented by Empress Nnweyna and African Unique Expressions. Vegetarian food will be available. The Heal Thyself Garden Party Committee seeks to inform and educate about the benefits of nontraditional health-care choices. The event is noon till 8 p.m. at Union Hall, 1310 Wallace St. Admission is $5 in advance, $7 at the door; children 12 and under free. Information: 302-538-3262;

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Sunday

A Winter Solstice Ritual

Common Ground Fellowship presents a Winter Solstice Ritual, "En-Lighten Up!" Visitors will experience a transformational ritual and holiday blessing, and participate in an informal group and free-form dancing. Light refreshments will be served, with the option of a vegan dinner at the afterparty and holiday bazaar from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Bazaar vendors will sell handmade products and gifts, and child care will be available. The event is 3 to 6:30 p.m. at 2424 Studio, 2424 E. York St. Tickets: $25 for the event, $35 including dinner; children 12 and under are free, including dinner. Information: 610-227-0145;

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Contact staff writer Rachel Gouk at 215-854-2244 or rgouk@phillynews.com.