Here are the 10 best things to do around Philadelphia this week

This week, give back to your local community, along with plenty of outdoor festivities taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather.

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(Movies / Community) Grab the popcorn and a blanket and get ready for movie night. The Mount Airy CDC is hosting its final moonlit movie of the season with a free screening of the 2017 film Coco. The film begins at sunset and is perfect for the whole family. (Free, September 30, 6:45 p.m., 6950 Germantown Ave., mtairycdc.org)

(Music) Is it a concert or a time machine? Prepare to be transported back to the 60s with this multi-generational music lineup. The band includes musicians who have played with artists like Bob Dylan and The Who. Along with amazing music, the performance will feature time-traveling special effects to immerse you in the beat. ($25-38, Sept. 30, 8 p.m., 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville, thesixtiesshow.com)

(Community) Ready to give back to your community? Join Project HOME for a Community Street Cleanup and Community Resource Fair in Kensington. Be prepared to clean up and bring items listed online to donate to community members in need. (October 1, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., 1920 E. Orleans St., projecthome.volunteerhub.com)

(Community) Revel in the fall season with an extravagant block party. Returning for its 17th year, this Queen Village party features live music, food trucks, craft vendors, face painting and more. Bring the whole family for a day of fall fun. (Oct. 1, 12 p.m.-6 p.m., 710 S. 5th St., phillyaidsthrift.com)

(Art/Community) What would Philly be without its artistic community? To kick off Mural Arts Month, Mural Arts is hosting a day filled with creativity, dance, music and, of course, live art. There will be food trucks, face painting and free family photos all day. Additionally, FLYGIRRL will be on hand to create a community mural throughout the day. (Free, Oct. 1, 12 p.m.-4 p.m., 16th St & JFK Blvd., muralarts.org)

(Community) Get ready to fall in love with South Street all over again. Experience the entire duration of the festival, from 2nd to 8th Street, stopping at your favorite restaurants to shop at local craft vendors and listening to great music. (October 1, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., from the 2nd to the 8th on rue Sud, southstreet.com)

(Art) From galleries and museums to ballet and theater, Delco has no shortage of art. Spend the week celebrating Delaware County’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Programming will include a free community music series, open houses for teen artists, talks, performances and more. (From October 1 to 9, various times and places, delcoarts.org)

(History/Community) This 40-year tradition commemorates Germantown’s revolutionary history. Explore historic sites right in our own backyards and learn about the lives and experiences of Philadelphians living in Germantown in 1777. From hands-on activities to tours and lectures, you’ll feel transported back to the revolutionary era. (October 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 6401 Germantown Avenue, cliveden.org)

(Community) Thumbs up for a full day of quality food, beer and entertainment. This new version of Oktoberfest includes a performance of German opera, yodeling and pretzel-eating contests, underground German drag and burlesque shows and much more. Your ticket includes a commemorative glass to take home, your first 8oz beer, and all the fun you can squeeze into the day. ($20, Oct. 2, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 1023 Hamilton Street, eventbrite.com)

(Community) Add some zen to your busy schedule with this relaxing yoga flow. This one-hour Vinyasa class is open to all levels and is set to the gentle sounds of soft R&B music. Bring your own mat, towel and water and get ready to sink. (Oct. 3, 6-7 p.m., 3141 Market St., Universitycity.org)

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