MADE IN AMERICA feat. Nicki Minaj, Post Malone, and many more @ Ben Franklin Parkway; 9/1 & 9/2
Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band @ Festival Pier; 9/9
Gorillaz w/ the Internet @ Wells Fargo Center; 10/11
Hair Nation: Jack Russell's Great White, Bulletboys, Enuff Znuff 2 TLA; 10/12
Shows This Weekend
Tony Roberts @ Helium Comedy Club
In The Presence of Wolves, Bent Knee, Gatherers @ Boot & Saddle
West Philadelphia Orchestra, Cocek Brass Band @ Johnny Brenda's
yours are the only ears, Tall Friend, Addie Pray, Slow Ref @ Broad Street Diner
Phillybloco, Unidos Da Filadelfia, Cousin Earth / This Way To The Egress @ World Cafe Live
Damn The Torpedoes - Trib. To Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers @ Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya @ Everybody Hits
"The Off Color Comedy Tour" Shawn Wayans, David Alan Grier, Tommy Davidson, Keenen Ivory Wayans
@ Parx Casino Xcite Center
Parquet Courts, Goat Girl @ Union Transfer
"Best Of Doo Wop" Kenny Vance & the Planotones, Larry Chance & The Earls, La La Brooks, Joey Dee & The Starliters, The Fireflies @ Keswick Theatre
"TDE: The Championship Tour"feat Sza, Kendrick Lamar, Lance Skiiiwalker, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, SiR (Rap / HipHop), Schoolboy Q @ BB&T Pavilion
Jay Pharoah @ Punch Line
The Wonder Years, Worriers, Tiny Moving Parts, Tigers Jaw @ The Fillmore Philadelphia
Kenny Chesney, Brandon Lay, Old Dominion, Thomas Rhett @ Lincoln Financial Field
"Kidz Bop Live" @ Sesame Place Theme Park
Combichrist, Death Valley High, Wednesday 13, Night Club, Prison @ Trocadero Theatre
Horse Feathers, Twain @ Boot & Saddle
The Clairvoyants @ Parx Casino Xcite Center
Hidden In Plain View @ Underground Arts
Australia's Thunder From Down Under @ Kathedral Event Center
Dave Hause, Gooch And The Motion (Upstairs) @ World Cafe Live
Rosali @ Johnny Brenda's
Skating Polly, Potty Mouth @ Kung Fu Necktie
Dirty Fuss @ Puck Live
The Anchor, Vrsty @ Sportsmans Cafe
Logan Henderson @ The Foundry
Hot Snakes @ Union Transfer
The High Divers @ Havana New Hope PA
Three Dog Night @ Tropicana AC
Lil Jon @ Borgata
"Blues, Brews, and BBQ" (Allentown) BC Combo, Steve Johnson, Craig Thatcher Band, Tavern Tan, Alexis P. Suter Band, Samantha Fish, Mississippi Pig Farmers, Regina Bonelli, Filet Of Soul, Rev. Billy C. Wirtz @ Downtown Allentown area
Dirty Fuss @ John & Peter's
Joe Biden @ Grand Opera House
Dom Flemons @ Sellersville Theater
David Wax Museum @ Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks
Peach Kelli Pop @ Kung Fu Necktie
Have Mercy, Gleemer, Super American, Kississippi @ The Foundry
Jeff Parker @ Johnny Brenda's
Eels, That 1 Guy @ Union Transfer
"Odunde Festival" KRS-ONE @ 23rd & South St.
What’s going on at MMR?
MMR Rocks Friday Night Live at Dilworth Park
Join Brent Porche from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. There will be snacks, beer, wine and cocktail specials Info at wmmr.com under events.
Jacky Bam Bam will be at Camping World, 602 Heron Drive, Swedesboro, NJ. 1:00pm - 3:00 pm
The MMaRmy will be at Rita’s Water Ice, from 7-9pm 2nd and South St. Catch a performance from The Real Fugitives, win prizes and help a great cause - A portion of the evening's sales will be donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
Jacky Bam Bam hosts Booze & Tattoos at the TLA from 9:30pm to 11:30pm
Join Marisa Magnatta and The Larimer brewing company at Craftsman Row, 112 S 8th St Phila PA, for a Comedy Bruch. Brunch is from 11am-3pm and features comedians Pat House, Jake Mattera, Meg Goetz, Erik Terrell, and Buddy Harris from 12:30-1:30pm. Info at TheLarimer.com
Saturday & Sunday
The 24 Hour Game Show Marathon is an annaul charity live-stream telethon raising funds for Child’s Play, an organization improving the lives of children in hospitals through video games and the power of play. The show features Rich Liebig (a.k.a Pitchuation from the P&S Show) and every hour for 24 hours a different game show is recreated and played live. Show starts at noon Saturday and ends at noon on Sunday. GameShowMarathon.com for details and to donate.
Markus hosts Team MMR at the 46th annual American Cancer Society Bike-a-thon. All ages, family friendly with 6 routes from 20-100 miles that spans from the Ben Franklin Bridge in Philadelphia to the boardwalk in Atlantic City. Together, over 3,600 riders journey from the Bridge to the Beach in celebration of a year-round fundraising effort. More important than “riding for a cure”, the riders raise more than $1.5 million each year for the American Cancer Society’s programs and services. Bike-a-thon honors cancer survivors with a special blue rider bib, a blue ribbon cut by survivors to start the event, and a ceremony at the endpoint. It is an opportunity to enjoy a fun, well-supported bike ride while making a difference in the lives of others. With over 200 volunteers needed, there is truly something for everyone!Info at acsbike.org or facebook.com/phillybike.
What's Going on in the Movies?
New This Week:
Ocean’s 8 (PG-13) Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Sara Paulson, Rihanna, Gary Ross
Hereditary (R) Ari Aster, Toni Collette, Milly Shaprio, Gabriel Byrne
Hotel Artemis (R) Jodie Foster, Sofia Boutella, Dave Bautista, Sterling K. Brown
Still in Theaters:
Action Point (R) Johnny Knoxville
Solo: A Star Wars Story (PG-13) Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Thandie Newton, Woody Harrelson, Donald Glover, Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca)
Deadpool 2 (R) Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin
Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13) Stan Lee, Robert Downey Jr. Iron Man, Chris Hemsworth Thor, Chris Evans Captain America, Chris Pratt Star-Lord, Chadwick Boseman Black Panther, Josh Brolin Thanos, Scarlett Johansson Black Widow, Benedict Cumberbatch Doctor Strange, Tom Holland Spider-Man, Jeremy Renner Hawkeye, Mark Ruffalo Hulk, Vin Desil Groot, Paul Rudd Ant-Man, Bradley Cooper Rocket Raccoon
Upgrade Logan (R) Marshall-Green, Betty Gabriel
Book Club (PG-13) Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson
Show Dogs (PG) Will Arnet, Chris Ludacris Bridges, Shaquile O’Neal, Jordin Sparks, Natasha Lyonne
Super Troopers 2 (R) Jay Chandrasekhar, Paul Soter, Steve Lemme, Erik Stolhanske, Kevin Heffernan, Rob Lowe
What's Happening Around Town:
Franklin Square (200 N. 6th St.) opened for its 2018 season with the return of mini-golf, a carousel, and a beautiful outdoor space for simply hanging out. Info at: HistoricPhiladelphia.org
Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival with over 15,000 LED lights illuminating Franklin Square with 28 all-new culturally-inspired lantern sculptures, featuring new lighting technology and displays never before seen in North America, impressive feats of Chinese acrobatics, handicrafts by Chinese folk artists, a Beer Garden, and much more. Through June 30, $18 for adults, $12 for youth, historicphiladelphia.org/chineselanternfestival
Philly’s Iconic LOVE Park Officially Reopened
The renovated outdoor space debuts its new-and-improved features. Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture has been restored in red, green and purple.
The new-and-improved park includes added green space, concessions and a water feature.Additional enhancements to the park help create a unique and inviting place for locals and visitors. The space now includes more green areas, including a great lawn and multiple gardens. Seating, pathways, access points and public restrooms make the park accessible and accommodating. A high-tech water feature includes lighting and jets to create an unforgettable visual display. A state-of-the-art Welcome Center will be added to the park later this year.
Through June 24
Come out to the 40th Anniversary of the Big Apple Circus at Philadelphia Mills (formerly Franklin Mills) Mall, with the 10-time World Record Holder, Nik Wallenda. Hailed as “The King of The High Wire” and the “Greatest Daredevil of Our Generation,” Nik and the Fabulous Wallendas promise to amaze audiences with feats of daring never before seen under the Big Apple Circus Big top. So, step right up! The Big Apple Circus is ready to astonish generations of guests with the world’s most celebrated acts in the most intimate setting—no seat is more than fifty feet from the ring! bigapplecircus.com
Through September 3
Game Masters at the Franklin Institute Showcasing the work of over 30 innovative game designers, Game Masters takes visitors on an interactive journey inside their favorite video games—from the trailblazing arcade era through today's web and console games, more than 30 innovative game designers and more than 100 playable games. 3. Times vary. Prices vary. Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. fi.edu/exhibit/game-masters
Now through September 9
Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey at the Philadelphia Art Museum. Highlights include a rock ‘n’ roll vintage poster collection. Explore 1960s Design Spanning from Pop Art to psychedelic experimentations, the diverse works in this exhibition highlight the sprawling, interconnected, nature of art and design during the 1960s. Check out the spotify Playlist by Pierre Robert (A Spotify account is required) Music, art and design were deeply intertwined during the 1960s. In this playlist compiled by Pierre Robert of 93.3 WMMR, rock out to songs by Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, the Beatles, and other iconic acts that helped define the era. philamuseum.org
Through November 25
Treetop Quest 51 Chamounix Drive in West Fairmount Park an aerial adventure park features ropes courses and zip lines. Info at: treetopquest.com
Philly Beer Week’s 11th annual celebration of Philadelphia’s love of beer, takes over the city for 10 days starting with over 50 breweries showcasing more than 100 styles of beer at the Opening Tap event at The Fillmore on Friday night. There will be dozens of happy hours and beer-pairing brunches and dinners happening just this weekend. phillylovesbeer.org
Philly Pride Parade and Festival
Friday, June 8, 2018
Start the weekend festivities with the Pride kick-off party from 6 to 10pm, 12th and Locust Streets. Refreshments, food, amusements, and wristbands for the Festival discounted to $10. This is the only time you can purchase wristbands at the discounted rate. At the Festival and along the route the wristbands are $15.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Stay tuned for our posting of events
Sunday, June 10, 2018 (and some history)
The parade used to begin at Rittenhouse Square but the current LGBT Pride Parade and Festival begins in the heart of the Gayborhood at 13th and Locust (11:30) and proceeds along a 1.5 mile route through Center City and Philadelphia’s historic district. The judging stand is at Independence Mall, 6th and Market Street. The parade ends at the Festival location at the Great Plaza of Penn’s Landing, the best pride festival location in the country.
The parade starts at 11:30amat 13th and Locust Streets. The festival gates open at Noon at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. The Parade reaches the Festival location at approx. 1pm.
In 1988, there was a spontaneous parade from the gayborhood to a rally sponsored by the Lesbian and Gay Task Force in Love Park. This parade was so successful that community leaders got together to establish an organization that would coordinate a gay pride parade and festival in Philadelphia every June.
Info at phillygaypride.org
Friday & Satruday
Unlimited Devotion: A Celebration Of The Grateful Dead is a two-day benefit concert scheduled for June 8 and 9 at the Ardmore Music Hall which benefits Camp Winnarainbow and the Rex Foundation. Counter-culture icon Wavy Gravy will be the guest of honor. Performances include Tom Hamilton, Holly Bowling & Friends as well as The Wavy All Stars, Everyone Orchestra and many more. In addition, ticketholders can attend a “Grateful Brunch” on Saturday afternoon with a performance from Steve Kimock and others to be announced. The “Grateful Brunch” will also feature a “Ramble On Panel” featuring a conversation and Q&A with Wavy Gravy. Scott Shapiro’s collection of more than 75 framed and mint condition pieces of Grateful Dead artwork will be on display. Various ticket packages are on sale now through ArdmoreMusic.com
Philadelphia VegFest Celebrate and learn more about vegan and whole-food-plant-based lifestyles at
Bainbridge Green PhillyVegFest.com
Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts
Street Fair. From 11am-7pm PIFA’s highly anticipated finale transforms seven blocks of Broad Street (between City Hall and South Street) into Philadelphia’s ultimate FREE* block party. Featuring dozens of performances, interactive experiences, popular food vendors, the always popular Ferris Wheel returns, and we added 2 new Beer Gardens! You’ll now have 3 locations to enjoy a cold one as you take in the Fair! The excitement continues with Virtual Reality Swings, Super Slides, Merry-Go-Round, Rope Obstacle Course, Olympic Dream High Dive Show (featuring a High Dive from the top of the 80' tower into a portable pool of 26 feet diameter and 10 feet deep) a flying man, gripping pop-up performances and a river - all in the middle of Broad Street! Broad Street will close on Friday at 7pm from Chestnut to South Street, including all cross streets and all roads will reopen on Sunday at 3am. Info at KimmelCenter.org
The 7th Annual Governor Printz Antique Car Show in Essington, PA on the Riverfront, in Historic and Scenic Governor Printz Park. Show open to Cars and Trucks up to 1989. Day of Show entry fee $15.00, proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Trophies for the Top 25 Vehicles, PLUS Best of Show. Dash Plaques for first 50 Vehicles. Park opens at 9AM, no early arrivals please Show held in conjunction with the Tinicum Township Annual Flea Market & Community Day. For info, call 610-521-9002.
World Wide Knit in Public Day - Celebrate a long history of fiber arts at Philadelphia’s Library Company, where patterns and artifacts held in its collection will be brought out for one day of knitting, crocheting, and learning. Bring your own projects, talk shop with writer and curator Nicole H. Scalessa, and maybe even pick up some ideas for your next fiber-arts undertaking. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Library Company of Philadelphia, 1314 Locust St.. RSVP for free online. 215-546-3181, www.librarycompany.org
The Wayne Music Festival takes place on the 2nd Saturday in June each year in Wayne, PA. The event attracts more than 10,000 people each year to enjoy a wide range of musical genres and artists from all over the country. The Wayne Music Festival highlights local and regional acts, as well as over 75 local restaurants and vendors. Acts this year include Joan Osborne, The Samples, Hambone Relay and many more. Details at WayneMusicFestival.com
The CF Charities SUPER CAR SHOW WEEKEND takes place this Saturday and Sunday. The mission of CF Charities is to champion educational and enrichment opportunities for youth by providing them the tools, experience and resources essential for a bright and healthy future. Saturday - CF Charities Track Day 8:00AM-12:00PM @ Pocono Raceway
& Fueling Bright Futures Gala includes dinner, dancing, live and silent auction items and entertainment including Charity Lip Sync Battle featuring Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl Champion Rodney McLoed Jr. 6:30 PM Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill 1 Dock Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
Sunday- Super Car Show @ Wells Fargo Center
7:00 AM-9:00 AM: Vehicle Registration
8:30 AM: Kick-Off Ceremony
10:00 AM: Show Start!
Online ticket pre-purchase: $5.00 per ticket
Price at gate: $10.00 per ticket
Vehicle Registration: $30.00 per vehicle/$20.00 per motorcycle
The Odunde Festival - the largest African American street festival on the East Coast, draws up to 500,000 people to the Graduate Hospital neighborhood each year for a day of shopping, dancing, eating, and more. More than 100 vendors will set up shop along a 14-block radius stretching across South Street and Grays Ferry Avenue. The fragrant Caribbean eats, colorful African fabrics, handmade jewelry, and other festival goods are all pay-as-you-go. Simply show up, and be prepared to navigate a large but spirited crowd. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 23rd and South Streets, pay-as-you-go, odundefestival.org
Union HOME vs Toronto FC; 7:30pm
Soul HOME vs Washington Valor; 4pm
Phillies HOME vs Milwaukee Brewers
Friday 7:05pm, Saturday 1:05pm, Sunday 1:35pm