Here are the top 9 things to do in Philly this week

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(Films) Don’t miss the last outdoor movie night of the season at Bartram’s Garden. Bring your favorite snacks from the movie, a blanket, and maybe some bug spray, and get ready for a free screening of the 1994 classic, Lion King. Popcorn, lemonade, and water will be available for free. (Free, September 23, 3000 S. 56th St., bartramsgarden.org)

(Community)The spooky season is upon us – keep your eyes and ears open as you wander through this abandoned and haunted motel, packed with special effects and plenty of scares for thrill seekers. Then take a hair-raising carriage ride full of scary stops and fight your way out of an overgrown cornfield while avoiding the things that crash in the night. (September 23-24, various times, 1835 N. Middletown Rd., Glen Mills, thebatesmotel.com)

(Community) Celebrate Philadelphia’s vibrant art and music scenes with live performances, delicious food and more, headlined by Grammy Award-winning musician Trombone Shorty. Gigi’s & Big R, Kandy Ices and other local favorites will be on site serving food while local artists like Amberella, Nuto Studios and others will showcase their work and wares. ($35-60, September 24, 1-8 pm, Marine Parade Grounds, Navy Yard, wellsfargocenterphilly.com)

(Community / Fundraising) The forecast calls for sweater weather this weekend, which means it’s soup time. Come to a night of self-care hosted by the mutual aid group West Philly Bunny Hop with a night of music, dancing, community building, and of course, soup. All net proceeds from the event will benefit the Coalition to Save the UC Townhomes in West Philly. ($20 suggested donation, September 24, 6-11 pm, 5110-5120 Pentridge St., pentridgestation.com)

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(Community) Get ready for the party. Fishtown FeastivALE celebrates all things good in the neighborhood’s food and beer scene. Say goodbye to summer and hello to fall with burgers, beers, local DJ sets and more than 50 local art and retail vendors.(September 24, 12-8 pm, Frankford Ave from Girard Ave to Oxford St., fishtownfestivale.com)

(Art/Community) More than 70 artists, artisans, and creators head to the Woodlands for a celebration of all things craft. Also, expect live music, food trucks, performances, and plenty of art and handmade goods to purchase. Street parking will be available in the neighborhood, but no cars will be allowed on site. (September 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., 40th and Woodland Ave., universitycity.org)

(Community / Seasonal) Apple season is upon us once again. Now that pick-your-own apple season is in full swing, visit Linvilla to pick your own to take home and enjoy fun activities like an apple pie eating contest and live music. (September 24, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., 137 W. Knowlton Rd., Media, linvilla.com)

(Community) Celebrate Philadelphia’s vibrant and diverse Latino community. This weekend, enjoy tradition and culture through this annual parade down the Parkway. You’ll get a taste of all things Latino, from music and dance to poetry and performances. (September 25, 12-3 pm, Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, elconcilio.net)

(Music) The O22 Festival is a multi-day celebration of the operatic genre. This year’s event features everything from new plays, opera films and more. Get your tickets or a festival pass in advance to secure your seats. (Until October 2, various places, operaphila.org)

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