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Pauly D of “Jersey Shore” fame continues his DJ residency at The Pool After Dark at Harrah’s Casino. (Saturday, Sept. 3, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, N.J., caesars.com/harrahs-ac/things-to-do/nightlife/the-pool-after-dark)
St. Anthony’s Italian Heritage Festival features carnival games, live entertainment, cultural exhibits, a homemade wine competition, beer garden, and amazing Italian food. (Saturday, Sept. 10, Glassboro Town Square, Glassboro, N.J., glassboro.org/italian-festival)
The Signature Wine Series at Fava Ristorante Italiano includes a five-course dinner with wine pairings featuring Rombauer Vineyards. (Thursday, Sept. 15, 1102 Baltimore Pike, No. 101, Glen Mills, Pa., favaglenmills.com)
St. Bede the Venerable Parish and Knights of Columbus Council 15478 present the seventh annual Padre Pio Festival featuring food, crafts and games, the Elmwood Park Travelling Zoo, amusements, masses, street processions, and live entertainment by Willie Lynch Band, the Jersey Tenors, the Verdi Band of Norristown, Sinatra tribute singer Steve Ritrovato, and singer/entertainer Joanne Caruso. (Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 17-18, 1071 Holland Road, Holland, Pa., padrepiofestivalhollandpa.com)
Fava Ristorante Italiano’s Sips & Cigars includes tastings and cigars on the patio, partnered with Living My Best Cigar Life. (Thursday, Sept. 22, 1102 Baltimore Pike, No. 101, Glen Mills, Pa., favaglenmills.com)
Connect to a Loved One Who Has Passed with Jeanann Psychic Medium. The live audience reading is a fascinating experience that will perhaps finally provide answers to questions that you never thought you would get. (Friday, Sept. 23, The Vault at Vinyl Revival, 35-37 N. Lansdowne Ave., Lansdowne, Pa., www.vinylrevivalrecords. com/event/connecting-to-a-loved-one-who-has-passed-with-jeanann-psychic-medium)
Opera Philadelphia presents Otello, Rossini’s rarely performed version of Shakespeare’s tragedy, for the first time in a critically acclaimed production by Spanish director Emilio Sagi (“Tancredi,” 2017). Set in the 1920s, with elegant costumes and scenery evocative of the gilded world of “Downton Abbey,” Sagi’s production puts a unique focus on the character of Desdemona, a woman whose acts of both rebellion and loyalty position her as more than just a symbol of lost innocence, but as the moral center of a changing world. (Sept. 23, 25, 30,
The Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St, Philadelphia, Pa., www.operaphila.org/whats-on/in-theaters-2022-2023/otello/)
Discover transformative works by artist Giuseppe Penone that explore the relationship between human experience and the natural world at The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit, “River of Forms: Giuseppe Penone’s Drawings.”
(Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022–Feb. 26, 2023, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Daniel W. Dietrich II Galleries 150-155, Main Building, Philadelphia, Pa., https://philamuseum.org/calendar/exhibition/river-forms-giuseppe-penone-drawings)
Women & Wine Dinner at Fava Ristorante Italiano features a delicious four-course dinner with wine pairings from Argentina. Proceeds will benefit the Media Youth Center. (Wednesday, Sept. 28, 1102 Baltimore Pike, No. 101, Glen Mills, Pa., favaglenmills.com)
Movies @ the Mann celebrates 50 years of The Godfather. Relive this chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan’s rise and near fall from power as The Philly POPS perform Nino Rota’s Oscar-nominated score live to picture. This ten-time Academy Award-winning film features Marlon Brando as the Corleone family patriarch, accompanied by career-making performances from Al Pacino, James Caan, and Robert Duvall. (Thursday, Sept. 29, TD Pavilion at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, 5201 Parkside Ave., Philadelphia, Pa., manncenter.org/events/2022-09-29/godfather)
Celebrate Italian culture and heritage at the 16th annual Olde Time Italian Festival in Wildwood. The “Olde World” family festival features a Procession of the Saints, delicious Italian food favorites, merchandise vendors, games, and continuous free live entertainment. A spaghetti-eating contest will take place as well. Friday night live entertainment features Vito Picone & The Elegants (“Little Star”) and Saturday night entertainment features Tommy C., The Voice of Tribute, as well as Lou Christie. (Sept. 30 – Oct. 1, Fox Park on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues, Wildwood, N.J., wildwoodsnj.com/event/olde-time-italian-festival)
Actor Kurt Russell will sign bottles of his Gogi Wines distributed by Nationwide Wine & Spirits at the TASTE! Philadelphia Festival. Check the website for details.
(October 21-22, The Valley Forge Casino Resort, 1160 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA, www.phillytastefest.com)
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