Pierre’s Weekend Calendar: July 26-28
On Sale Now:
The Bouncing Souls @ TLA on December 13.
The Interrupters @ The Fillmore on November 6.
Friday and Saturday
Gary Owen @ Helium.
The Peach Music Festival: Trey Anastasio Band, Phil Lesh & Friends, the String Cheese Incident, Blues Traveler, Stephen Marley, and more @ Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA.
This is Hardcore Fest: Death Before Dishonor, 100 Demons, All Out War, Saves The Day, Downpresser, Agnostic Front, On Broken Wings, Death Threat, Guillotine, and more @ Franklin Music Hall
Cheech and Chong @ Parx Casino
Hozier @ BB&T
Marielle Kraft @ World Cafe Live – Upstairs
Friendship Commanders @ MilkBoy
Pat Reedy & The Longtime Goners @ Kung Fu Necktie
Pixx @ Johnny Brenda’s
Elvis Costello and Blondie @ BB&T
Buckcherry @ TLA
Bert Kreischer @ The Met
George Thorogood & The Destroyers @ Parx Casino Xcite Center
Like Pacific @ The Foundry
The Buttertones @ Kung Fu Necktie
98 Degrees @ SugarHouse Casino
Please Die! @ Underground Arts
Rob Thomas @ Borgata
Kenny Wayne Shepard @ Borgata
Beach Boys @ Hard Rock AC
Hootie & the Blowfish / Barenaked Ladies @ BB&T
I Prevail @ The Fillmore
Iron Maidens @ The Foundry
Kharma @ Underground Arts
Roland @ Kung Fu Necktie
What’s going on at MMR?
Join Brent Porsche at Doc’s Irish Pub in Gilbertsville from 6-8pm for LandShark Summer Friday Escape Party. Enter to win an exclusive ‘LandShark Summer Escape’ trips to Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City.
Hang with Jacky Bam Bam and Santa Claus at the Sprint Store in Montgomeryville from 2pm-4pm as they celebrate Christmas in July and enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to all 9 shows of our Rock Residency. Plus it is also a BYOV (Bring Your Own Vinyl).
What’s Going on in the Movies?
New This Week:
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood ( R ) Leo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
Still in Theaters:
Lion King ( PG ) Donald Glover, Beyonce Knowles
Stuber ( R )Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista
Happening Around Town:
Through July 28
Ardmore Restaurant Week
This two-week restaurant week on the Main Line features prix fixe menus for lunch ($10 or $15) and dinner ($15, $25 or $35). Starts with a Bastille Day Block Party on Station Avenue on Sunday.
Pay as you go, July 14-28,Multiple locations in Ardmore, PA. destinationardmore.com/restaurantweek
Through July 28
Philadelphia Podcast Festival
This edition of the annual fest offers live editions of more than 60 podcasts at several venues, and most of the events are either free or pay what-you-wish. Participating shows include Serious Rap Sh!t, The Philly Blunt, Jawn Appetit, Gone Cold: Philadelphia’s Unsolved Murders, Sex with Timaree and tons more. Multiple Locations. phillypodfest.com
Through August 10
Fourteen: A Theatrical Performance
Starting on Juneteeth and continuing for the next couple months the National Constitution Center is staging dramatic readings centered around the theme of the end of slavery and the passing of the 14th Amendment. continues through August 10, National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St. constitutioncenter.org
Through August 18
Once again Eakins Oval and other vital bits of the Parkway will be dedicated to outdoor events and activities including movies, yoga, quizzo, and more. Things kick off on Friday with an opening party and a screening of Black Panther. The whole Oval+ schedule available theovalphl.org.Through August 18, in and around Eakins Oval.
Through August 30
This group exhibition explores the ways policing and prisons affect marginalized communities. Includes works by Kamal Badhey and Karla Robinson, MyLoan Dinh, Sara Zia Ebrahimi and Gralin Hughes, Lacey Johnson, Justine Lai and William Wallace. Opening reception Friday, June 21, 6-8 p.m.; through August 30; Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St. asianartsinitiative.org
Through August 31
Paradigm Gallery + Studio presents a group exhibition featuring works by street-tested artists Cornbread, Drew Leshko, Kid Hazo and Marissa Cianciulli.
Opening reception Friday, 5:30-10 p.m.; exhibition runs through August 31, Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.
Through September 2
In case Shark Week ain’t long enough, Adventure Aquarium has you covered with Shark Summer. Events include a Shark Tunnel, a Shark Bridge and a bunch of baby sandbar sharks in the usually hidden Shark Nursery. Plus there’s the everyday assortment of sharks, some of which you can touch.
Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ. AdventureAquarium.com
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.
Through September 29
Parks on Tap
Parks on Tap is the popular, traveling, family-friendly beer garden A new location every week. Fri: 4-11pm, Sat: 1-11pm, Sun: 12-10pm. For the full Parks on Tap schedule go to facebook.com/parksontap
Through November 16
The Food Trust’s Market at Cherry Street Pier
The Food Trust puts a twist on the weekly farmers market concept by inviting “local retailers, creative sellers, and visual artists” to show and sell their stuff. Starting this Saturday and continues every Saturday through November 16. Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd. cherrystreetpier.com
Through January 20
Dinosaurs Around the World
The Academy of Natural Sciences’ newest exhibition features super-sized animatronic dinosaurs. Plus fossils, a hands-on dig site and other kid-friendly activities. Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Happening This Weekend
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, and SUNDAY
Shakespeare in Clark Park
Pack a picnic and head to Clark Park this weekend to catch a free production of King Lear. In the event of rain the production will move inside, to the Annenberg Center at 37th and Walnut Streets. 7 p.m. Friday through Sunday, Chester Ave. and S. 43rd St., free, shakespeareinclarkpark.org
Philadelphia Podcast Festival
This edition of the annual fest offers live editions of more than 60 podcasts at several venues, and most of the events are either free or pay what-you-wish. The fest wraps up this weekend with marathon recordings at Indy Hall and Tattooed Mom on Saturday, and Tattooed Mom on Sunday. For times, locations and other details go to phillypodfest.com
University City Dining Days
Head west but not too far west for this two-week restaurant weekish series features price fixe three-course lunches and dinners at HipCityVeg, New Deck, New Delhi, Distrito, JG Domestic, Landmark Americana and tons more. multiple locations. For a full list of restaurants and prices go to ucdiningdays.com
Ardmore Restaurant Week
This two-week restaurant week on the Main Line features prix fixe menus for lunch ($10 or $15) and dinner ($15, $25 or $35). multiple locations in Ardmore, PA. Got to destinationardmore.com/restaurantweek/ for a full list of restaurants.
New Hope Film Festival
The annual festival of independent films returns with a slate of documentaries, features and more at screens around New Hope. Here’s the program guide; get digging. multiple locations in New Hope, PA. For a full list of locations, times, and films go to newhopefilmfestival.com
Parks on Tap
This week Parks on Tap lands at the scenic Fairmount Water Works. For the full Parks on Tap schedule go to facebook.com/parksontap. Fairmount Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive, NJ
This convention features 24 hour Arcades and 24 hour Consoles and Video Game Tournaments with exciting prizes. Special Guests this year include: Our own Nick Murphy and his web series Continue?, MC Lars, PeanutButterGamer, and many more! And access amazing panels with a wide array of great content, all weekend long. Friday 7pm through Sunday 5pm. Cherry Hill NJ at The Crowne Plaza, 2349 W, NJ-70, Cherry Hill, NJ. njgamercon.com
FRIDAY, July 26
Summer Night Hike: The Glow in the Forest
If you’ve ever thought, “Wow, I’d love to explore the woods at night!” the Schuylkill Center has some programming for you. During this two-hour nighttime hike, you’ll utilize UV flashlights to find greenery that glows in the dark. It’ll be a sight to behold. In case of rain, the hike will be rescheduled for August 3. Schuylkill Center For Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Rd. schuylkillcenter.org
The Empire Strikes Back in Concert
Watch the second installment of the original Star Wars trilogy while the Philadelphia Orchestra (conducted by Lucas Richman) performs the score. 8 p.m. Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave. manncenter.org
Tiki Time at Art in the Age
Head to Art in the Age this Friday to meet and chat with “Tiki: Modern Tropical Cocktails” author and rum expert Shannon Mustipher. While guests mingle with Mustipher, they can also indulge in cocktails highlighting delicious recipes from her book, and even pick up a copy for themselves to be signed. Be sure to RSVP beforehand to have the admission fee waived as well. 6 pm-9 pm, Art in the Age, 116 N 3rd St, Philadelphia, artintheage.com
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Trans Wellness Conference the Largest Free Trans-Specific Conference in the World, a three-day event featuring informative presentations, yoga, keynote speeches, testing and more. 9am- 7:30pm Friday and 9am-6:30pm Saturday. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. mazzonicenter.org/trans-wellness
“Ulm” with Nich Bazik
13th Street Kitchen’s Chef Nich Bazik is hosting an intimate six-course dinner for two nights this weekend, and everyone is invited out to indulge in the exquisite French-themed meal. “Ulm” showcases Bazik’s love for French cuisine, and each course will also come with an optional wine pairing. Only 16 seats are available for each night; reserving your spot beforehand is necessary. Kensington Quarters, 1310 Frankford Ave., kensingtonquarters.com
SATURDAY, July 27
Traditional Swedish foods will be paired with beer from Lindgren Craft Brewery, Yards, Moss Mill, Rekorderlig Ciderer and more at this gorgeous museum in FDR park. Plus: Nordic drinks, trivia, lawn games and a commemorative sampling glass. 6pm-9pm. American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Ave. americanswedish.org/events/smorgasbeer
Philadelphia Potter Crawl
Whether you’re a muggle or a wizard, everyone’s invited to crawl from JJ Bootleggers, Victoria Freehouse, Sto’s Bar, and more Old City bars for this Harry Potter-themed boozy event. Dress in house garb and enjoy $3 beers (in your courtesy “magical” mug) and rail drinks, $4 Butterbeer shots, and various food specials. 1pm-9pm. For details of bars and tickets go to philadelphiapottercrawl.com
Tidal Schuylkill Boat Parade
This annual family-friendly floating parade lets you launch “anything that floats” down the Schuylkill — but also they’ll lend you a kayak or a rowboat if you need it. See who wins best costume, best decorated boat, leakiest boat and more. There’s also a floating ice cream parlor. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Bartram’s Garden Community Boathouse, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd. bartramsgarden.org
Le Francais Au Fort
Fort Mifflin celebrates young America’s French connection with music, food, wine, a quiche contest and lots of history — including cannons, muskets and fashion. 3-7 p.m., Fort Mifflin, 1 Fort Mifflin Rd. fortmifflin.us
Manayunk Food Tour
Travel through the charming Manayunk district and sample some of the best cuisines the city has to offer. Indulge in tomato pie, cheesesteaks and ice cream while learning all about the stories behind them.
11:30 am, Chew Philly Food Tours, 4653 Umbria St., Philadelphia, $29, phillyfoodtours.com
SUNDAY, July 28
East Passyunk Car Show and Street Festival
More than 200 vintage and custom cars roll up to this sprawling block party on South Philly’s busiest one-way. They park alongside dozens of food trucks and vendors. Live bands and circus performances are scheduled, too, and free temporary tattoo stations and a bounce house keep the kids entertained while you graze. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, East Passyunk Avenue between Broad and Dickinson, 215-336-1455, visiteastpassyunk.com
Urban Veg Summer
Vegan food, juice, and dessert vendors will line up to dole out samples of their best plant-based bites in the hopes of being voted People’s Choice at the Urban Veg Summer market and showcase. Learn how to whip up delicious meals of your own at the on-site demos and attend talks extolling the benefits of a herbivorous lifestyle. 2pm-7pm. Belmont Mansion, 2000 Belmont Mansion Dr. Eventbrite.com/urban-veg-summer
Top Dog at Trails on Tap
Trails on Tap at Royersford Riverfront Park is hosting an adorable and furry-friendly competition this Sunday. Guests and pups are invited to the park to compete for prizes in two different categories: Cutest Dog and Best Trick. All participating owners will receive a complimentary Trails Pale Ale, and for those who aren’t drinking, complimentary bikes and kayaks will be available. 3 pm, Royersford Riverfront Park, Royersford, schuylkillriver.org
PHILLIES HOME vs Atlanta Braves
Friday @ 7:05 p.m.; Sat @ 7:05 p.m., Sun @ 1:05 p.m.
UNION AWAY vs Montreal Impact @ 8pm