Think and Feel
Redefine your concept of inner peace during the 10th annual Mind Body Spirit Expo Oct. 26-28 at the Valley Forge Convention Center, where you can learn from the likes of international bestselling author Deepak Chopra (pictured), Peace Alliance founder Marianne Williamson (a guest on Oprah, Larry King Live and Good Morning America), psychic Mary Occhino and others. The event features interactive lectures, workshops, readings and book signings. The weekend’s much-anticipated centerpiece has to be “An Evening with Deepak Chopra,” a $175 package that includes a general admission ticket, one-hour reception with hors d’ oeuvres and (non-alcoholic) beverages, free Seven Spiritual Laws DVD, and premium lecture seating. 4-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. General admission $15 ($7 Friday). Prices vary for special events and lectures. 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia. Call (215) 627-0102 or visit mindbodyspiritexpo.com. —Michelle Sears
Nothing beats a cold beer—except maybe more than 40 types of cold beer. That’s what’s in store at the Kennett Brewfest Oct. 6, when breweries from all over the country offer samples of their finest suds. Enjoy live music, food vendors and the good company of fellow connoisseurs—not to mention some of the most unique beers in the region from our renowned area microbreweries, including Iron Hill, Weyerbacher, Dogfish Head, Flying Fish, Victory and more. The 10th annual event will feature the popular Sin City Band, along with the Carl Filipiak and his group. Proceeds benefit Historic Kennett Square. 2-6 p.m.; must be 21 to attend. $30-$35; designated drivers $10. Historic Kennett Square, 106 W. State St. Call (610) 444-8188 or visit kennettbrewfest.com. —Kelly Farber
Take the headlong plunge into the world of art collecting at the annual USArtists: American Fine Art Show Oct. 19-21, with no less than 5,000 works from the 18th to 21st centuries on display. Those looking to get serious convene Oct. 20 for New Collectors Night. Hosted by the Women’s Board of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in conjunction with presenting sponsor Pitcairn Financial Group, the event offers investors valuable buying tips as they socialize, sip on cocktails, learn the tricks of the trade and view pieces from all 55 gallery participants. Or come along as PAFA-trained guides offer daily, personalized tours of the show before it opens to the public. A touch tour is available for the visually impaired. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $12-$15. 33rd Street Armory, 33rd and Market streets, Philadelphia. Call (215) 972-7639 or visit usartists.org. —M.S.