WATCH: Arcade Fire Covers Boyz II Men’s ‘Motownphilly’ at Wells Fargo Center

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Arcade Fire’s formal dress encouraged tour rolled into the Wells Fargo Center last night. And although the event sold so poorly there was a 58% off Groupon for it, that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a good time. Arcade Fire’s pretty good.

And they also have a respect for the classics. And, by that, I mean, Boyz II Men’s “Motownphilly.”

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Philadelphia Event Listings

Our selective, day-by-day guide to the best of what’s happening in Philly. Send event listings to

Thursday 4/23

WOMEN: Young Women’s Initiative Preview Party
6 p.m., North Bowl Lounge, 909 North 2nd Street

EXHIBIT: Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello
Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street

Saturday 4/26

FILM: Edie and Thea: A Very Long Enagement
2 p.m., Temple Performing Arts Center, 1837 North Broad Street

CHARITY: Spring Fling Bingo
7 p.m., UUc, 401 North Kings Highway

FESTIVAL: Spring Oktoberfest
6 p.m., The Cannstatter, 9130 Academy Road

Sunday 4/27

Tour: East Meets West Over Tea (Ceremony and Tour)
1 p.m., Shofuso Japanese House & Garden, Fairmount Park

Monday 4/28

CHARITY: Spark: Sugar Rush
6:30 p.m., Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut Street

Thursday 5/1

COMEDY: Rob Schneider
7:30 p.m., Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 

Friday 5/2

SOCIAL: Young Friends Part at Spring at the Mansion
8 p.m., $70, Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 South 18th Street

COMEDY: Rob Schneider
7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 

CONCERT: Matt Pond, PA
8 p.m. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street

ART: Print // Line Opening Reception
6 p.m., Bridgette Mayer Gallery, 709 Walnut Street

VARIETY: Peek-A-Boo Revue’s 16th Birthday Show
8 p.m., The Trocadero, 1003 Arch Street

Saturday 5/3

FESTIVAL: Rittenhouse Row Spring Festival
12 p.m., Walnut Street, Broad to 19th Streets

COMEDY: Rob Schneider
7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 

CHARITY: Blingo to CureDuchenne
7:30 p.m., Hyatt Regency, 201 South Columbus Boulevard

ART: Celebration of the Feminine Exhibit
1 p.m., Franklin Commons, 400 Franklin Commons Avenue

CONCERT: Spotlight on Award-Winning Students Free Gala Concert
7 p.m., Radnor Middle School Auditorium, 150 Louella Avenue

Tuesday 5/6

CHARITY: Pennsylvania Innocence Project 5th Anniversary Celebration
6 p.m., Kimmel Center Perelman Theater, 1500 Walnut Street

Wednesday 5/7

CHARITY: A Night of Broadway Stars: Celebrating 15 Years of Service to Homeless Youth
5:30 p.m., Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch Street

COMEDY: Hal Sparks
8 p.m., Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 

Thursday 5/8

ART: PAFA Annual Student Exhibition Preview Party
4 p.m., PAPA, 128 North Broad Street

COMEDY: Hal Sparks
7:30 p.m., Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 

DANCE: Director’s Choice “Mixed Bill” at PA Ballet
7:30 p.m., Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street

Friday 5/9

LGBT: Fifth Annual David Acosta Revolutionary Leader Award
6 p.m., William Way Community Center, 1315 Spruce Street

COMEDY: Hal Sparks
7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 

COMEDY: Todd Barry
7 p.m., Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill Street

 Saturday 5/10

FOOD: Wine + Food Festival
5 p.m. (VIP), 6:30 p.m. (general tasting), Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum, 6825-31 Norwitch Drive

COMEDY: Hal Sparks
7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Helium Comedy Club, 2031 Sansom St. 

PARTY: Hawthornes 5th Annual Block Party
12 p.m., Hawthornes Beer Cafe, 738 South 11th Street

Sunday 5/18

CHARITY: The Durang Shebang
6 p.m., L’Etage Cabaret, 624 South 6th Street

CONCERT: Lower Merion Orchestra Free Performance
3 p.m., McShain Auditorium at Rosemont College, 1400 Montgomery Avenue, Rosemont

Saturday 6/7 

MUSIC: 2014 Chester County Blues BBQ
2 p.m., Wyndsor Farm, 2550 Ridge Road

GIRL TALK: Karmin Raps About Their New Album, Tiffs With L.A. Reid and More

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On Friday, vocalist Amy Heidemann and (ooh-la-la) pianist Nick Noonan, better known as sassy pop duo Karmin, are coming to the TLA to perform tracks from their first studio album, Pulses. I called them up this week to chat about what they’ll be doing in Philly, the tiff with their label that kept delaying the album release, and how the lovebirds manage to keep from strangling each other after having to work together every day.

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Billy Joel to Play Citizens Bank Park on August 2

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Live Nation announced today that, while the Phillies are in D.C. playing the Nationals, Billy Joel will perform at Citizens Bank Park on August 2.

Yes, that’s right: After signing a bunch of veterans this offseason, even the musicians the Phillies are signing to play at their stadium are old. (Compare this with the up-and-coming Eagles, who have One Direction playing Lincoln Financial Field this summer.)

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