On Sale Now:
The Hooters @ Keswick Theatre November 1st and 2nd
The Wailers @ Ardmore Music Hall October 3rd
Shows This Weekend
Firefly Festival (Panic at the Disco, X Ambassadors, The Record Company, KYGO, Travis Scott, Tyler, the Creator, Zedd, Death Cab For Cutie, Young the Giant, Post Malone, Vampire Weekend, and more) @ Dover Downs, DE
Friday and Saturday
Dave Matthews Band @ BB&T Pavilion
Todd Glass @ Helium (on P&S Yesterday)
Chris Porter @ Punchline (on P&S Today)
Brian Wilson @ Hard Rock AC
Aaron Lewis @ Borgata
Derek Hough @ The Met
Backtrack @ Underground Arts
Nails @ Union Transfer
The Color Fred @ Kung Fu Necktie
Sweet Spirit @ Johnny Brenda’s
Will Varley @ MilkBoy
The Lemonheads @ The Foundry
Soft Idiot @ Ortlieb’s Jazz House (847 N 3rd St)
Billie Eilish @ The Met
Wu-Tang Clan @ Borgata
Herman’s Hermits @ New Hope Winery
Primitive Man @ Johnny Brenda’s
MC Lars @ Underground Arts
Los Coast @ World Cafe Live
Nav @ The Fillmore
Slightly Stoopid & Matisyahu @ BB&T Pavilion
Earth @ Johnny Brenda’s
The Band of Heathens & Will Hoge @ Ardmore Music Hall
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 Siravo (who played the MMRBQ this year).
The 14th Annual I Bleed for Preston & Steve Blood Drive with the American Red Cross at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks from 6am to 2pm. Each Presenting Donor will get the new P&S t-shirt and a Blood Drive 2019 Pint Glass. Kid’s activities on site. Plus, we’ve got some great support on site from: Alex’s Lemonade Stand, Rita’s Water Ice, and Bob Evans Restaurants. Hundreds of Presenting Donors will be randomly selected throughout the day to receive a pair of concert tickets to either The Smashing Pumpkins and Noel Gallagher or Alice Cooper and Halestorm.
Jacky Bam Bam will be at the Sprint Store in Langhorne from Noon-2pm with a B.Y.O.V. (Bring Your Own Vinyl) and enter to win Warped Tour Tickets and a Jersey Shore Vacation.
What’s Going on in the Movies?
New This Week:
Late Night ( R ) Mindy Kaling, Emma Thompson, John Lithgow
Men in Black (PG-13) Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson
Still in Theaters:
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
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
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. 7pm Friday. 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday, and Noon and 4pm on Sunday. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, 100 Station Ave., Oaks, bigapplecircus.com
Wizard World Comic Con
One of the city’s biggest comic cons, Wizard World returns to the convention center for four days of gaming tournaments, cosplay competitions, comic book and graphic novel shopping, and more genre entertainment. Many vendors selling everything from costumes to action figures and celebrity guest appearances like Ted Danson, Lana Parrilla, or Ian Somerhalder. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street. wizardworld.com
FRIDAY, June 14
Flag Day commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. The United States Army also celebrates the U.S. Army birthday on this date; Congress adopted “the American continental army” after reaching a consensus position in the Committee of the Whole on June 14, 1775.
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday. On June 14, 1937, Pennsylvania became the first U.S. state to celebrate Flag Day as a state holiday, beginning in the town of Rennerdale.
Kidchella Music Festival
Cooler than ever this year, Smith Memorial Playground’s three-part concert series is where North West would be, if only her parents knew best. The opening date features Latin rock ensemble Moona Luna and the funky rocker Johnny Shortcake. 4 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, also July 12 and Aug. 9, Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Dr., 215-765-4325, smithplayground.org
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
Ambler Arts Festival
More than 70 arts and crafts exhibitors bring their wares to the streets of downtown Ambler this weekend, alongside food vendors, three beer gardens, and a wine tent. Visitors can catch live music from nearly a dozen acts during the two-day festival, too. 5 to 11 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, East Butler Avenue and South Ridge Avenue, free, amblerfest.org
SATURDAY, June 15
Philly Food Truck Festival
More than 20 food trucks, including Mama’s Meatballs, Uncle John’s BBQ, and Zaikka Indian Grill, will set up shop in FDR Park for an all-day festival where you can enjoy street food, live music, carnival games, bounce houses, and a pie-eating contest. 11am-5pm. FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Ave.
Raiders of the Lost Ark In Concert w/ the Reading Symphony Orchestra
The film that kicked off the Indiana Jones franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark, gets a special screening at The Mann on jumbo screens. Even better is that the John Williams score will be played live by the Reading Symphony Orchestra. Bring a blanket if you plan to get cozy on the lawn. Starts at 8pm. Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Avenue. manncenter.org
Pizzadelphia Pizza Festival
If following your dreams means pursuing pizza, you’ll want to head to the Navy Yard this Saturday. Between grazing on all-you-can-eat slices from 30-plus pizzerias, enjoy demos from the U.S. pizza dough-tossing team, Q&As with cheesemongers and chefs, pizza podcasting, and more. Noon to 4 p.m., Marine Parade Grounds, 4747 S. Broad St., pizzadelphiafest.com
The Kimmel Center hosts a free six-hour music marathon on the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ. In addition to a screening of Buster Keaton’s silent short Cops, enjoy performances by Opera Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Ballet. In the last 15 minutes, audience members are invited to lay down onstage and feel the powerful vibrations of “Fred” the organ. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St., kimmelcenter.org
Community Gardens Day
Celebrate the arrival of summer and its produce, as 50-plus community gardens around the city open their gates to the public. Take a tour, watch demos, get your hands dirty at a work day, or enjoy some barbecue fare. To hit several in one outing, consider the Sierra Club’s Kensington community gardens walking tour, the Bicycle Coalition’s South Philly garden tour, or Mural Arts’ trolley tour of gardens in North Philly. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., locations throughout Philadelphia, free, ngtrust.org
The Philadelphia Juneteenth Festival
Philly’s intact Underground Railroad stop honors Juneteenth — the oldest national celebration of the effective end of slavery (June 19, 1865) — with a giant party on the 6300 block of Germantown Avenue. This year’s fest also features a beer and hard cider garden for the 21-plus crowd and a “Children’s Village,” featuring goats, a moonbounce, face painting, and crafting. Visitors can register online to catch a free performance of The Slave Narratives by Grounded Theater Company (1 and 3 p.m.) in the Johnson House garden. Noon to 7 p.m., Johnson House, 6306 Germantown Ave., free, johnsonhouse.org
SATURDAY and SUNDAY
Seafood and Wine Festival
Wildwood gets nearly fancy, serving lobster, wines from Laurita Winery, and cheesecake on a stick at this first-annual foodie fest. Saturday is geared toward grown-ups: Party band Polish Nannies go on at 6 p.m. Sunday is more kid-friendly, with a bouncy house and more live dance music. 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Byrne Plaza, 3400 Pacific Ave., Wildwood, free, woyftevents.com
Manayunk Arts Festival
Hundreds of artists set up shop right on Main Street for one weekend. Find jewelry, ceramics, paintings, woodworking, textiles, and more mixed in with food and drink vendors. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday, Main Street, pay as you go, 215-482-9565, manayunk.com
Father’s Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds and the influence of fathers in society. In Catholic countries of Europe, it has been celebrated on March 19 (Saint Joseph’s Day) since the Middle Ages. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March, April and June according to the home nation’s customs.
Eat With The Fishes
Just across the Delaware River in Camden, the Adventure Aquarium hosts an evening barbecue for dads and their families featuring hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue chicken, potato salad, watermelon, and more. Attendees will get after-hours admission to the aquarium and a chance to check out a hippo feeding, too. 6pm-8pm Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive. Camden, NJ. adventureaquarium.com
Beer History: Taste & Tour
Learn about early American beer brewing at Cedar Grove, as well as a tasting. You’ll take a trolley from the west entrance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to Cedar Grove and be granted admission to the estate after the tour. 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Historic House Cedar Grove, 1 Cedar Grove Drive. philamuseum.org
PHILLIES AWAY vs Atlanta Braves
Fri @ 7:20pm, Sat @ 7:20pm, and Sun @ 1:20pm
Soul Home vs Atlantic City Blackjacks; 4pm