The first weekend of November brings a handful of annual, multi-day-spanning festivals such as CraftNOW Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival and the First Person Arts Fest. If you’re in the mood for a drink, check out SkyLodge, the brand new ski lodge-themed rooftop bar at Three Logan Square, or the Great Harvest Cider and Beer Fest on Saturday at Hawthornes. Need a laugh?
Your choices for what to do this weekend don’t have to be Halloween-related, though there’s certainly enough of that to go around (see our full guide to the best Halloween events here). We're guessing the most widely attended event will be Philly Free Streets, which closes seven miles of local roads from Old City up into North Philly on Saturday. For a more festive atmosphere, check out the South Street PumpkinFest or the East Passyunk Fall Fest, both happening on Saturday as well.
Oyster House in Rittenhouse hosts an all-day takeover featuring a carefully selected six varieties of oysters from growers throughout the region, such as 40 North in Barnegat Bay and Sweet Amalia and Betsy’s Cape Shore Salts from Cape May. Here’s the real kicker: The restaurant also teamed up with Franklin Fountain to create an oyster-flavored ice cream made with 100 local oysters.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".