Shows This Weekend:
“Wicked” @ Kimmel Center For The Perf. Arts
“XPoNential Music Festival”
Friday at Wiggins Park; Brownout, Arkells, Swift Technique, Angel Olsen, Pinegrove, Hurry @
Friday @ BB&T; Wilco, The Decemberists, Olivia Chaney, Conor Oberst, Hop Along @ BB&T Pavilion
Saturday @ Wiggins Park; Strand Of Oaks, Dave Hause, Xenia Rubinos, Rhiannon Giddens, Foxygen, The Dove & The Wolf, Charles Bradley & The Extraordinaires
Saturday @ BB&T; Spoon, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Amos Lee, Chicano Batman, The Suffers
Sunday @ Wiggins Park; Drive-By Truckers, David Bromberg, Davy Knowles, Adia Victoria, Hurray For The Riff Raff, The Dream Syndicate, Sweet Spirit, The Record Company, No Good Sister, Joseph, Hardwork Movement
“This Is Hardcore Fest” @ Electric Factory
Friday Ramallah, Bloodlet, Martyr A.D., Pulling Teeth, Maniac, Young And In The Way, Jukai, Racetraitor, Sect, Eaten Alive
Saturday Truth & Rights, Treason, Earth Crisis, Clearview, All Out War, 100 Demons, 25 Ta Life, Cold As Life, Code Orange, Disembodied, Malice At The Palace, Year Of The Knife, Jesus Piece, Buried Alive, Criminal Instinct, Trail Of Lies, Risk It!, Ecostrike, Mortality Rate
Sunday Slapshot, Shelter, Out Of Body, Murphy’s Law, Leeway, H2O, Freedom, Bracewar, Killing Time, Wisdom In Chains, Dissent, Strength Approach, Yellow Stitches, Easy Money, Dysphoria, Miracle Drug, Vein, Queensway, Activate
“Harry Potter In Concert” @ The Mann
Bad Bad Hats @ MilkBoy
Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Pietasters @ Union Transfer 20th anniversary Let’s Face It album
Howie Day @ Laguna Grill & Rum Bar (Brigantine)
Breakwater, Bushwick Hotel @ World Cafe Live
Nite Jewel, Geneva Jacuzzi, Harriet Brown @ Johnny Brenda’s
Bonerama @ Municipal Beach Park
Friday & Saturday
Chris Franjola @ Punchline Philly
THE CLASSIC EAST @ Citi Field in Queens
Saturday Eagles, Steely Dan, and The Doobie Brothers
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers w/ Peter Wolf @ Wells Fargo Center
Dalton Rapattoni @ Voltage Lounge
Dangermuffin, Mishka @ MilkBoy
Diana Ross @ Mann Center for Performing Arts
Don Mcavoy & The Great Whatever, Germany Hill, The Core – Eric Clapton Trib., Brown Sugar @ World Cafe Live
Hunter Hayes @ Citizens Bank Park (after Phils game)
Jaymes Young @ The Foundry
Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires @ Kung Fu Necktie
Primus, Clutch @ Festival Pier
Stolen Jars @ The Sound Hole
The O’Jays @ Dell Music Center
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix, The Woodstock Horns @ The Lizzie Rose Music Room
Saturday & Sunday
All Time Low, SWMRS, Waterparks, The Wrecks @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
Queen + Adam Lambert @ Wells Fargo Center
Power Animal, Queen Jesus, Telepathic @ Johnny Brenda’s
“Honda Civic Tour” OneRepublic, Fitz And The Tantrums, James Arthur @ Borgata Event Ctr.
L.A. Guns @ Reverb in Reading
Dashboard Confessional, The All-American Rejects @ Sands Bethlehem
What’s Happening at MMR?
The MMaRmy will be at the Back to School event at MetroPCS, 249 Glenside Ave, Holmes, PA 3pm-5pm
Brent will be at Faulkner Toyota, 2425 Lincoln Hwy in Trevose with the MMaRmy from 11:30am-1:30pm
WMMR’s Summer House Party Pack will be delivered to the house of listener Carly Jordan in Berlin, NJ, sponsored by Dietz & Watson, Victory, & Golden Nugget from noon-2pm.
The MMaRmy will be out at the Tom Petty show at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly from 5-11pm.
2017 Irish Pub Tour de Shore. Join Caseyboy’s Team WMMR for a 65-mile bike tour beginning at Irish Pub on 20th and Walnut Streets in Philadelphia, continues over the Ben Franklin Bridge, through scenic South Jersey, and comes to a celebratory finish at the Irish Pub’s original location on the Atlantic City boardwalk. The Tour de Shore benefits The Irish Pub Children’s Foundation which is dedicated to raising money for children in need and the families of fallen police officers and fire fighters in the Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey Area. Visit Irish Pub Tour de Shore for more information about the ride, sign up to volunteer or become a virtual rider. Info at wmmr.com
What’s Going on in the Movies?
New This Week:
Atomic Blonde (R) Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman, Sophia Boutella
The Emoji Movie (PG) T.J. Miller, James Corden, Anna Faris, Maya Rudolph, Patrick Stewart, Jennifer Coolidge, Sofía Vergara , Christina Aguilera , Steven Wright, Jake Austin, Rachael Ray, Sean Hayes
Still in Theaters:
Dunkirk (PG-13) Tom Hardy, Harry Styles
Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets (PG-13) Dane Dehann, Cara Delvingne, Clive Owen, Rihanna, Ethan Hawke
War for the Planet of the Apes (PG-13) Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Amiah Miller, Judy Greer, Terry Notary
Blind (R) Alec Baldwin, Demi Moore, Rae Ritke, Dylan McDermott
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13) Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Robert Downey, Jr.
The House (R) Will Ferrell, Amy Pohler, Allison Tolman
Dispicable Me 3 (PG) Steve Carell, Trey Parker, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Russell Brand
Baby Driver (R) Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Lily James, Eiza González
Transformers: The Last Knight (PG-13)
Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhmal
Cars 3 (G) Owen Wilson, Cheech Marin, Armie Hammer, Bonnie Hunt, Tony Shalhoub
Wonder Woman (PG-13) Gal Gadot, Chris Pine
“Hackers” Friday, Colonial Theater, 27 Bridge St., Phoenixville, 9:45 p.m. $10; $8 seniors and students, TheColonialTheatre.com
What’s Happening Around Town:
Now Through August 20th
We’re forecasting frozen fun now through WINTER: Exclusively at Philadelphia Zoo is a 9-week experience that enables guest to frolic and enjoy a frozen winter wonderland—right in the middle of summer. Just when they think it’s too hot to go outside guests can head over for some frozen fun and experience a magical snow destination. Philadelphia Zoo is working with a company called SnowMagic, the world’s only manufacturer of the independent snow crafting system called ICS™, capable of creating up to 200 tons of realistic snowfall a day almost indistinguishable to real snowflakes regardless of ambient temperature. Guests will tube down Snow Leopard Slope, a 120-foot-long, 20-foot-high, snow-covered incline; make snow angels or throw a snowball or two in Snow Zone, a free-play area for all ages or head into Polar Bear Pavilion designed specifically for little snow tots. They will also learn about the connection between animals and snow. More info at PhiladelphiaZoo.org
The Oval+ is a seasonal pop-up outdoor public space that transforms an island of asphalt and surrounding lawns at 24th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway into an eight-acre public space devoted to all-ages fun. Located within walking distance from Parkway’s cultural attractions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation and The Franklin Institute, the space becomes a pedestrian-friendly urban oasis, inviting visitors to enjoy games, outdoor movie nights, free fitness classes, mini-golf and more, five days a week!
And, certainly not to be forgotten, The Oval+ features a rotating lineup of food trucks where you can score a delicious meal or snack alongside a cold brew from the scenic outdoor beer garden that will also host Game Day Saturdays, featuring Quizzo and live music, as well as Family Fun Sundays, featuring a kids’ DJ dance party and more. Throughout its opening, The Oval+ presents a different theme for each day of the week with interactive programming and activities surrounding it. Wellness Wednesdays, featuring power yoga classes and kickboxing session. Thursdays are Arts and Culture days, when dance parties and hip-hop classes unfold along the Parkway, followed by Food and Flicks Fridays that create a weekly outdoor movie night. On the weekends, head to the beer garden for Game Day Saturdays, featuring Quizzo and live music sessions, and Family Fun Sundays, when Let’s Rock Recess, a DJ dance party designed for kids, takes over the space. More at visitphilly.com & TheOvalPHL.org
Now Through September 4
Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, Spruce Street Harbor Park’s sister site, returns for its third year. The area will transform into a warm-weather space with an outdoor roller rink, nine-hole mini golf course and urban beach lounge. There’s also plenty of food and drinks to discover with options from Franklin Fountain, Chickie’s and Pete’s as well as indoor and outdoor bars. This year, the warm-weather attraction debuts The Midway, an area with carnival games and rides. Also new this year is an outdoor bowling alley and coming back is the, outdoor roller rink, Mini golf course, Food, Drinks, and more info at DelawareRiverWaterfront.com
Now through September 30
Longwood Gardens’ will celebrate the Return of their Main Fountain Garden and an unforgettable summer of celebration! The culmination of the legacy and vision of Pierre S. du Pont, the garden combines classic landscape design with art, innovation, technology, and extraordinary fountains. Spectacular events, glorious gardens, and jaw-dropping fountain performances await. Fountain Performances Daily at 11:00 am, 1, 3, and 5pm Extended Hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, with an additional Fountain Performance at 7pm and an Illuminated Fountain Performance at 9pm. Info at LongwoodGardens.org
What’s Happening Around Town:All Weekend
Discovery’s Shark Week At Adventure Aquarium. Go beyond your TV screen and get closer to sharks this Shark Week! History will be made this Shark Week as our millionth guest will dare to cross the longest, V-shaped rope suspension Shark Bridge in the world! Will it be you? Walk just inches above the 21-foot deep Shark Realm exhibit with sand tiger, sandbar, nurse and black tip sharks swimming right below your feet!
Daily Shark & Ray In-Water Encounters
Want even more, Shark Week fin-atics? Dive into our Shark In-Water Encounter, offered every day during Shark Week, and dispel myths about the world’s most misunderstood predator! Go beyond the glass on weekdays at 1:00 p.m. and weekends at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Must purchase and reserve your spot in advance. Click here to learn more.
Special Shark Week Programming
Chomping at the bit for this year’s Shark Week? Enjoy a family-friendly sneak peek screening of the Shark Week episode “Shark Safari” in Ocean Realm Theater all week-long. Commemorate your weekend with exclusive, free Discovery Shark Week giveaways (while supplies last).
Whether you’re touching a shark at our interactive Touch A Shark exhibit, stepping through Shark Tunnel as they swim above you or watching them swim by in Shark and Ocean Realm, there are so many ways to see sharks at Adventure Aquarium.
Shark Realm Talks
Learn more about the majestic and misunderstood residents of Shark Realm, including sandbar, sand tiger, nurse and black tip sharks.
Daily Shark Realm Talks – 11:45 PM, 1:45 PM and 2:45 PM
Did you know Adventure Aquarium is the only aquarium in the United States to exhibit a great hammerhead shark? Meet with one of our Shark Experts and learn about our resident great hammerhead.
Daily Ocean Realm Talks – 12:00 PM
10am to 5pm Friday through Sunday, Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Dr., Camden. $28; ($21 ages 12 and younger.) More at AdventureAquarium.com.
What’s Happening Around Town:
35th Annual New Jersey Festival of Ballooning at the Solberg Airport, 39 Thor Solberg Rd., Whitehouse Station, Hunterdon County.
Five ascensions of up to 100 hot air balloons at a time and three days of concerts Friday George Thorogood & The Destroyers, Saturday Pat Benatar, Neil Giraldo, and Sunday the Plain White T’s.
Friday 1 to 10pm
Saturday 6am to 10pm
Sunday 6am to 8pm
Info at: BalloonFestival.com.
Break out your best period attire and enjoy this swanky Jazz Age celebration for Jazz Age on the Delaware from 11am to 5pm at Glen Foerd, 5001 Grant Ave., A full day of live Jazz and Swing from the area’s best musicians, Professional Dancers, Dance Lessons, Classic Cars, Vintage Vendors, Pie Baking Contest, Fashion Contest, Lawn Games, Food, Drinks, and Alcohol, Fun for everyone in your family. Glen Foerd’s environmental programs. For tickets and info visit: JazzAgeOnTheDelaware.com.
East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival2017 is back on East Passyunk! Rev your engines for the 12th Annual Car Show & Street Festival, held from 11am-4pm on East Passyunk Avenue between Broad and Dickinson Streets. We’ll have live music & DJs, FREE moon bounce & kids entertainment, the Bang! Boom! CRAFT! Show at the Fountain, street food & drinks + over 140 antique, show, classic and custom cars, trucks and motorcycles! $20 fee for participating cars, FREE for attendees. VisitEastPassyunk.com.
Phillies HOME vs Atlanta Braves
Friday 7:05pm, Saturday 7:05pm, Sunday 1:35pm
Soul AWAY vs Baltimore Brigade; 1pm
Union AWAY at New England Revoloution 7:30pm