by Jacqueline Weiss

This weekend's Caribbean Festival is sure to be a huge hit at Penn's Landing.

Screen Play:
What: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (PG)
When: August 19
Where: Check your local listings

A retired spy is called back into action to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world. She even brings her new step-children into the mission and work as a family to take down evil.


What: Fright Night (R)
When: August 19
Where: Check your local listings

A remake of the 1985 original. Teenager Charley Brewster guesses that his new neighbor Jerry (Colin Farrell) is a vampire responsible for a string of recent deaths in his neighborhood.



What: Philadelphia Folk Festival
When: August 18-21
Where: Old Pool Farm
1323 Salford Station Road

This year’s 50th annual Philadelphia Folk Festival is being hosted by the Folksong Society and is sure to bring out a large crowd. Folk musicians performing in this year’s festival include Tom Paxton, David Amram and many more. There will also be musical workshops and even a clog-dancing workshop.


What: Dual Nature: Science Illustrations of Dan Otte
When: August 19 -December 4
Where: Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

The latest exhibition is now open at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Dr. Daniel Otte, the Academy’s Curator of Entomology, a worldwide leading expert on crickets and grasshoppers, will show his remarkable collection of animal drawings. Otte’s sketches give a glimpse into the connection between art and science.


What: 25th Annual Philadelphia Caribbean Festival
When: August 21 2 p.m. -8 p.m.
Where: Penn’s Landing
Festival Pier: Columbus Blvd. at Spring Garden St.

Join the Caribbean Festival Committee (CFC) at Penn’s Landing for the 25th Annual Philadelphia Caribbean Festival for food, activities, family fun and more. The CFC focuses on exposing the Philadelphia area to the culture of various Caribbean islands and generate awareness of the contributions the Caribbean islands and people make to society.