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Blues Traveler at the Fillmore on November 3.
The Offspring at the Tower Theater on October 5.
Shows This Weekend
Friday and Saturday
D.L. Hughley @ Helium
Mo Amer @ Punchline
Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Chevelle, Diamante, Dorothy @ BB&T Pavilion
August Burns Red @ The Fillmore
The Platters @ Parx Casino
Donavon Frankenreiter @ The Ardmore Music Hall
Boys Of Summer @ Underground Arts
CJ Ramone @ MilkBoy
Guccihighwaters @ The Foundry
Molly Burch @ Johnny Brenda’s
Bandit @ Kung Fu Necktie
The Garcia Project @ World Cafe Live – Upstairs
Damon Fowler @ Sellersville Theater
Godsmack @ Bethlehem Musikfest
Train and The Goo Goo Dolls @ BB&T Pavillion
Ashanti & Ja Rule @ The Mann
Why Don’t We @ The Met
Thunderpussy @ MilkBoy
Gooch And The Motion @ World Cafe Live – Upstairs
“Femme It Forward Concert Series” @ The Foundry
Legendary Shack Shakers @ Kung Fu Necktie
Shawn James @ Sellersville Theater
Phillip Phillips @ Bethlehem Musikfest
Khalid @ Wells Fargo Center
Bryan Ferry of Roxy Music @ The Met
Brad Paisley @ Bethlehem Musikfest
Bryan Adams @ Santander Arena
Drab Majesty @ Underground Arts
Fister and Sea Of Bones @ Kung Fu Necktie
What’s going on at MMR?
Hang with Nick McIlwain at The General in Southhampton (76 Street Road, Southampton, PA.) 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.
Rock out with the MMaRmy at Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Chevelle, Dorothy & Diamante at the BB&T Pavillion as part of our Rock Residency.
Brent Porsche will be at the Sprint in the Oxford Valley Mall from Noon to 2pm.
What’s Going on in the Movies?
New This Week:
Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark ( PG-13 ) Zoe Margaret Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush
The Kitchen ( R )Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elizabeth Moss
Dora And The Lost City Of Gold (PG) Isabela Moner, Benicio Del Toro, Eva Longoria
The Peanut Butter Falcon (PG-13) Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen
Still in Theaters:
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood ( R ) Leo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie
The Fast and the Furious: Hobbs and Shaw ( PG-13 ) Dwyane Johnson, Jason Statham, Idris Elba
Happening Around Town:
Through August 16
Chestnut Hill Restaurant Week
A dozen restaurants have crafted three-course, fixed-price menus (from $15 to $45) for this neighborhood Restaurant Week, one of the shorter ones around. Enjoy fresh tagliatelle pasta with local corn at Mica, BBQ ribs at Campbell’s Place, summer salmon cassoulet at Paris Bistro and Jazz Cafe, or another option in one of the stately restaurants on and around Germantown Avenue. Sunday through Friday, select locations, chestnuthillpa.com
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 25
Philadelphia International Unity Cup Kickoff
A World Cup-style tournament designed to celebrate Philly’s diverse immigrant communities. Three years later, it has swelled from 32 to 52 teams and become an annual tradition. This year’s Unity Cup kicks off on Friday at the James Ramp Playground, in the Northeast, with an 8 p.m. match between “Jamaica” and “Italy.” Music, kids’ activities, and food vendors are all part of the evening, too. 7 to 10 p.m., James Ramp Memorial Recreation Center, 3300 Solly Ave., unitycup.phila.gov
Through August 30
This group exhibition explores the ways policing and prisons affect marginalized communities. 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.
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 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
The Philadelphia Young Pianists’ Academy presents 10 days of concerts, recitals, master classes and more. The festival opens on Friday with a Mediterranean Impressions, a piano recital by Ching-Yun Hu at the Kimmel Center. Here’s the whole schedule.
Multiple locations. pypa.info
Parks on Tap
This week Parks on Tap — the popular, nomadic, family-friendly beer garden — lands in Pennsport’s adorable Dickinson Square Park. Friday 4pm – 11pm,
Saturday 1pm – 11pm, Sunday 12pm – 10pm. Dickinson Square Park, 1600 E. Moyamensing Ave. For the rest of the Parks on Tap schedule go to facebook.com/parksontap
FRIDAY, August 9
Solo: A Star Wars Story in Clark Park
West Philly’s Clark Park plays host to a screening of Solo: A Star Wars Story as the sun sets on Friday. Grab a pre-show snack from a number of food trucks — sandwiches and fries from Roasted Liberties, water ice and ice cream from Pink’s Cold Treats, and shaved ice from Ice Cave. Starts at 7pm. Clark Park, 4300 Baltimore Ave.
Clues & Booze & Chews: Twilight Tales
Germantown’s historic Cliveden museum and grounds are the setting for this boozy scavenger hunt and party. Includes a tour you should probably pay attention to.
6:30-8:30 p.m., Cliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Ave. cliveden.org
FRIDAY and SATURDAY
‘The Ghostly Circus’
Event production company 7textures puts on a full-blown circus in a cemetery this weekend, featuring site-specific fire and aerial performances, interpreting ancient tales of fire and water. Hang around after for a dance party among the tombs and headstones. Bring your own blanket, chairs, and cash (for food, wine, and beer, of course). In the case of rain, the shows will be pushed to Friday, August 17 and Saturday, August 18.Starts at 7pm both nights. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave. 7textures.com
Shooting Stars & S’mores
The Perseid Meteor Shower is in full swing, people, and the sky is aglitter with comet droppings and UFO byproducts. Swing by the Schuylkill Center Friday and/or Saturday night to learn some astronomy, use the telescopes and eat some s’mores. Friday & Saturday, 8pm – 10pm. Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road. schuylkillcenter.org
Living Museum of Philly’s Asian Histories
Real stories from history will be brought to live with “performance installations ranging from music, visual arts and poetry to movement, dance and more.”
Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 & 7 p.m., Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St. asianartsinitiative.org
SATURDAY, August 10
Family Cooking Class: Doughnuts
On Saturday, families with kids age 5 through 12 can learn how to whip up batters and choose toppings, sample some of his creations, and go home with the key to homemade doughnuts. Noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, Culinary Literacy Center, Parkway Central Branch, 1901 Vine St., 4th floor, facebook.com/FreeLibraryCook
Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic
A handful of bike races are set for Saturday evening — including a pro men’s race, a pro women’s race, and an amateur jaunt — as a part of the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic which goes through the streets of Downtown West Chester. Before the bike races, head over to the Chester County Hospital Community Festival, where local businesses, organizations, and eateries will set up shop for the evening. It’s all rain or shine. 3:30pm – 10pm ish. Downtown West Chester. greaterwestchester.com
HotDogust Block Party
This outdoor party invites you to consume hot dogs and beer to raise money for a childhood cancer charity. Live music, a slip and slide, a 50/50 and more.
Pay as you go, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Gaul & Co. Malt House, 3133 Gaul St.
Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival
Local blues artist, bbq pits, beer tents and vendors! Kids & adult activities will be present such as a moon bounce and adult pie eating contest with the strength hammer!Noon-7:30 p.m., Port Richmond around Richmond and Tioga streets.
Disney Themed Bar Crawl
Dress up as your favorite character and galavant around town on this themed bar crawl. Head from check-in locations Down Nightclub or Tavern on Broad to Howl at the Moon to Tavern on Broad and beyond for food and drink specials. At check-in, you’ll get an LED bracelet, which will change colors when it’s time to move to a new bar. Starts at 2pm. Starts at the Fox & Hound, 1501 Spruce St. barcrawllive.com/disney-phi
Thunderbird Salvage Circus Flea Market
Fishtown’s sacred house of secondhand things welcomes likeminded “vintage vendors” — among them Vintage Salty and Sweet, Trash-ure Island, Spike Kilmer, etc. — for an eclectic flea market. Also: face painting, craft table, circus themed games and more.
10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thunderbird Salvage, 2441 Frankford Ave.
By this point in the blurb, you already know everything you need to know about this show at Longwood Gardens: It’s fireworks and fountains set to the tune of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. 9:15 p.m., Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Rd., Kennett Square, PA. longwoodgardens.org/
AWFUL Wrestling: Awful August
The Art Wrestling Federation Urban League returns for more flashy, funny, old-school wrestling and ringside shenanigans. A real wrestling ring in the middle of an art gallery with middle aged artists, musicians, and comedians in silly costumes. “Imagine an event with all the pomp and flair of 80s/90s wrestling but with 5% the athleticism.” 7-10 p.m., PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.
I Love the ’90s Bash Bar Crawl
Wander around Center City drinking, and dressed like it’s the ’90s, with flannels and sun-dried tomatoes. Participating bars include The Gaslight, Finn McCools, and Infusion Lounge. 3-10 p.m. Starts at JJ Bootleggers, 35 S. Second St.
Yeah Son! EP Release Party.
Former Jaxon’s Local Shot will be releasing a new 4th EP. They will be perfoming with Resilent (8pm) Bong Hits for Jesus (9pm). Doors at 7pm, Yeah Son! On at 10pm. The Union Firehouse, 18 Washington St, Mount Holly, NJ.
SATURDAY and SUNDAY
Peddler’s Village Peach Festival
The historical community of Peddler’s Village hosts various seasonal festivals throughout the year and they are not to be missed. All weekend long, pick up locally grown peaches from Bechdolt Orchards of Bucks County, or indulge in peach pies, peach butters, and savory peach bites from any of Peddler’s Village shops and carts outdoors. Plus, non-peach goods are on sale during this weekend’s rain-or-shine sidewalk sale. 10 am.- 6 pm both days. Peddler’s Village, Routes 202 & 263 Lahaska, Bucks County. peddlersvillage.com
This family-friendly fest at the Academy of Natural Sciences features live bugs, talk with real scientists, learn about insects from all over the world, and see specimens from the Academy’s behind-the-scenes collections, at dead bugs you can eat, roach races and more. Saturday & Sunday, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway. ansp.org
SUNDAY, August 11
Pasta Making with Chef Kevin Maher
Chef Kevin Maher teaches a hands-on class at Brewerytown’s branch of Primal Supply, featuring a family-style meal. We bet you can guess what’s on the menu. 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Primal Supply, 1521 N. 31st St., $125, primalsupplymeats.com
Drag Brunch at Goose Island
This event fuses brunch, a drag show, and bingo. Drag star Astala Vista hosts five rounds of bingo while you enjoy brunch favorites. Plus, expect pop-up lip sync performances from other queens while you play and dine. Pick from one of two seatings: 11am – 3:30pm. Goose Island Brewhouse, 1002 Canal Street. gooseisland.com/brewhouse-philly/
3rd Annual Main Line Bike Race
A Criterium style bike race, consisting of a one-mile loop through the business district of Ardmore, including Lancaster Avenue. This exciting race loop will be completed by racers dozens of times each race. It will continue throughout the day for hours of excitement. All Proceeds From The Bike Race Will Benefit Narberth Ambulance! 8am -5pm. Lancaster Ave, Ardmore Ave, School Lane, East Athens Ave, and Rittenhouse Place, Ardmore, PA . mainlinebikerace.com
Jamaica’s 57th Independence Celebration Bob Marley Tribute 2019
On August 6, 1962, Jamaica gained its independence — and on Sunday, Philadelphia honors the 57th anniversary of the event with an all-day party. Chow on traditional Jamaican food and drink (like curried goat, oxtails, jerk chicken, Red Stripe Beer, and Rum Fire rum), plus enjoy clothing, art, tons of reggae music, and singing and dancing contests. 10am- 8:30pm. LOVE Park, 1599 JFK Blvd.
PHILLIES AWAY vs San Francisco Giants
Fri @ 10:15 p.m.; Sat @ 4:05 p.m., Sun @ 7:08 p.m.
UNION HOME vs Houston Dynamo @ 6pm
SOUL AWAY in ARENABOWL 32 vs Albany Empire @ 8pm
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