Shows This Weekend
Friday and Saturday
Jimmy O. Yang @ Helium (on P&S Today)
Bush & LIVE, Our Lady Peace @ Hard Rock AC
New Found Glory @ Franklin Music Hall
Brian McKnight @ Tower Theatre
Brooks and Dunn@ Ocean Resorts Casino
Men Without Hats @ Club XL (Harrisburg)
Dio Returns (Hologram) @ Keswick Theater
Rosali @ Johnny Brenda’s
Brian McKnight @ Tower Theater
Collective Soul & Gin Blossoms @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Remo Drive @ Union Transfer
Bob Anderson @ The Met Philadelphia
Slough Feg/ Sanhedrin @ Kung Fu Necktie
Sick Of It All @ Underground Arts
Conjunto Philadelphia @ World Cafe Live
Vanilla Ice @ Club XL (Harrisburg)
Coheed And Cambria & Mastodon BB&T Pavilion
Twenty One Pilots @ Boardwalk Hall
The Avett Brothers (Post Phillies Game) @ Pierre’s Good Citizens Park
Little Big Town @ Hard Rock AC
Local Natives @ Union Transfer
Bill Maher @ The Met Philadelphia
Sworn Enemy @ Underground Arts
The Canvas People, The Naked Sun, The Dull Blue Lights @ Kung Fu Necktie
Wolfmother @ Underground Arts
O.A.R. @ The Met
Angel Du$t @ Kung Fu Necktie
Rooney @ Johnny Brenda’s
What’s going on at MMR?
Brent Porsche hosts Friday Night Live at Dilworth Park from 5:30pm-7:30pm. This week’s band is Kid Felix.
Nick McIlwain will be at First Friday in Phoenixville from 6pm-8pm.
Jacky Bam bam will be at Parx Casino in Bensalem from 4pm-6pm for the Belmont Stakes with Parx Racing.
Join Markus in the Darkus and Team WMMR for the ACS Bike-A-Thon. It is a 65 + mile bike ride that spans from the Ben Franklin Bridge to Atlantic City. 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. Go to wmmr.com/events to Join or Donate.
What’s Going on in the Movies?
New This Week:
Secret Life Of Pets 2 (PG ) Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Harrison Ford, Jenny Slate.
Dark Phoenix (PG-13) Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence
Still in Theaters:
Rocketman ( R ) Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard
Aladdin (PG) Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Will Smith
Happening Around Town:
Through June 16
Big Apple Circus
New York’s one-ring circus makes its Montco debut. Look for horizontal juggling, quadruple somersaults off the trapeze, friendly clowns, and dogs and horses that prove rescue animals are every bit as talented as purebreds. 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, with additional performances through June 16, Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks, $20, 484-754-EXPO, bigapplecircus.com
Happening Around Town:
Through June 30
This free interactive exhibition presented by Interface Studio Architects “showcases the unique identities of four rowhouse blocks located in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia” using video, songs, recipes and more. Opening reception Friday, 5-8 p.m., continues through June 30, Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.
Through June 23
Black Restaurant Week
This two-week fest celebrates African, African-American and Caribbean cuisines with brunches, lunch, dinners and happy hours at lots of restaurants all over town. There’s also a culinary panel discussion, a bartender competition and a pop-up dinner with chef Eli Milligan. June 9-23, multiple restaurants around the city.
Through September 2
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes features more than 300 artifacts, including some of Marvel’s most iconic and sought-after pages, costumes, and props. Spectacular artifacts to thrill both avid collectors, and casual fans—while immersive set pieces, soundscapes, and interactive elements bring the comic book world to life! The exhibition debuts during Marvel’s 80th anniversary year, and chronicles the story of Marvel and its influence on visual culture, while also uncovering the narratives of individual characters such as Captain America, Spider-Man, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, and Doctor Strange. 9:30am-7pm. Franklin Institute, 271 North 21st Street. Go to Fi.edu for more details.
Happening This Weekend
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY
Book of Mormon
Two mismatched missionaries go out into the world to spread the faith. They get into some pretty outrageous situations in this crazy, profane musical — would you expect anything different from the guys who gave you South Park? May 31 through June 9, Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St., $29 and up, 215-893-1999, kimmelcenter.org
Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show
Stop by Philly’s main quad this weekend to check out this twice-yearly (next one’s in September) art show and sale. Prints, pastels, oils, sculptures and more will be available for perusal and purchase. Here’s the list of participating artists. Friday & Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Rittenhouse Square, around 18th and Walnut streets.
Philly Beer Week
Still going strong in its 12th year, Philly Beer Week brings out the devotees and the beer reps, presenting prime learning opportunities (also often free-beer opportunities) for those willing to chat them up. — check out Philly Loves Beer’s full list of events. Various venues, May 31 to June 9, various prices, phillylovesbeer.org
Parks on Tap
This week the popular, traveling, family-friendly beer garden sets up shop at Schuylkill Banks — the Philly spot best suited for a modern recreation of Georges-Pierre Seurat’s A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte. There will be drinks, food trucks, chairs and, hopefully, some nice weather. BYO pointillist parasols. Here‘s the full Parks on Tap schedule. Schuylkill Banks, 2500 Walnut St
FRIDAY, June 7
A Black Celebration: 80s Vibes with Baby Berlin
A Spooky and Sassy 80’s Dance Party named after one of Depesche Mode’s albums. Starts at 10PM. RUBA Speakeasy-Cabaret Bar, 414-416 Green Street, Philadelphia
SATURDAY, June 8
The AcoustiCreeps (a.k.a. The Peace Creeps) will be returning to The Living Room (https://thelivingroomat35east.com/) in Ardmore, PA.
The Living Room is an intimate listening room, only 40 seats are available. Last time we played there it was a sell out, so make sure you get your tickets early for this rare event. Doors are at 7:00, show starts at 8:00 and tickets are $20. The Living Room is BYOB.
Eat, drink, listen to music, and drink at this extra large street festival in Fishtown. noon-8 p.m., Frankford Avenue between Girard Avenue and Oxford Street. For a complete rundown go to fishtownfestivale.com
SATURDAY, June 8
West Philly Porchfest
Catch free musical performances on dozens of West Philadelphia’s porches during the fourth annual Porchfest. The afternoon festival seeks to strengthen and celebrate community through the joy of live music. Although anyone can host or play a show, many porches and performers have already committed; find a map with both online. Noon to 6 p.m., various locations, westphillyporchfest.com
The 9th Annual Governor Printz Antique Car Show
On the Riverfront, in the parking lot next to Historic and Scenic Governor Printz Park. (There were recent renovations done in the park, and freshly laid sod) This is a pre ‘90s 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. Peer ballot judging. Park opens at 9AM, no early arrivals please. Arrive by 11AM for best chance of winning. Due to limited parking in lot, NO trailered vehicles, sorry. Show held in conjunction with the Tinicum Township Annual Flea Market. Food, Music, Beer Garden, 50/50, Door Prizes and more! No charge for Spectators. Rain Date 6-9. To view map, pics, videos, show flyer and more, search us on facebook.
For a plant-based feast, head to VegFest, returning for a second year to Queen Village, where it sets up along Bainbridge Street between Third and Fifth Streets. Music, educational speakers, and cooking demos are scheduled throughout the day, and dozens of vendors and foods trucks will dish out vegan and vegetarian eats. Bring your open-minded meat-eating friends. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bainbridge Green, 300-500 Bainbridge St., facebook.com/pg/PhiladelphiaVegFest
Wayne Music Festival
This free, multi-stage music fest features The Wailers, Pawnshop Roses and many more. 2-11 p.m., North Wayne and West Avenues, Wayne PA. waynemusicfestival.com/
West Park Arts Fest
Live music, dance performances and fun activities, like a comic book corner, pony rides and so on. 1-6 p.m., West Fairmount Park on South Concourse Drive, near 42nd Street and Parkside Avenue. westparkcultural.org
SUNDAY, June 9
Pride Day Parade and Festival
June is Pride Month, and it kicks off in full spirit this weekend, starting with a giant block party at 12th and Locust on Friday. Later in the weekend, a colorful parade of floats, flag throwers, and other entertainment follows, starting at 13th and Locust — the epicenter of the Gayborhood. The festivities conclude with a massive festival at Penn’s Landing, where food, drinks, and dancing await. This year’s Pride festivities pay special tribute to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. Block party: 6 p.m., Friday, 12th and Locust Streets; Parade: 11 a.m., 13th and Locust Streets, free; festival tickets: phillygaypride.org
Philly Pride Run 5K and 1.5 Mile Fun Run
Race through the Pride Day Parade route before the floats and performers flood the streets. Participants will jog past the Liberty Bell and Independence Mall before reaching Penn’s Landing. The 1.5-mile fun run concludes here, while 5K runners will loop back to the William Way LGBT Community Center to greet the start of the official parade. 9 to 11 a.m., 12th and Locust Streets, phillypriderun.org
The LGBT Pride Day Parade on Sunday will be just part of the festivities, which start with a block party Friday and continue all weekend.
Famous Queer Authors: Hands-on History
Browse a selection of rare works by Oscar Wilde and other famous LGBTQ authors inside the Rare Book Department of the city’s largest library. The event welcomes participants ages 13 and older to take a step back in time through both printed and handwritten materials. 2 to 3 p.m., Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St., 3rd Floor, libwww.freelibrary.org
PHILLIES HOME vs Cincinnati Reds
Fri @ 7:05pm, Sat @ 4:05pm, and Sun @ 1:05pm
UNION HOME vs New York Red Bulls @ 7:30pm