UPDATED: The U.S. Army Band performance has been cancelled, and the fireworks show has been postponed to Sunday, June 28th at 9:15 pm.
Firework fanatics can enjoy a Fourth of July pre-show display at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing this Saturday, June 27th. The Delaware River Waterfront is bringing in America’s 239th birthday with a bang, hosting a slew of events during the Tall Ships Festival.
When Paul McCartney comes to town, you know it’s not going to be a low-key affair. Besides the sold-out concert at Wells Fargo Center (WFC) on Sunday night, there will be an exhibition of Sir Paul artworks on display at XFINITY Live and a pre-show block party popping up at WFC on Sunday afternoon.
When you were a kid Father’s Day just meant another family night out you didn’t have to pay for or organize. Now that you’re grown the rolls are reversed. Give the old man’s wallet a break by treating him to something on our list of local adventures that’ll have you and him feeling like the old team again.
Combine satire with musical performances, throw in some flannel shirts and Converse and, voila!, you have the ingredients for what’s gearing up to be a stellar—and very funny—music festival.
The annual Philly Cycling Classic could always use a little more cowbell. On Sunday, June 7th, thousands of professional riders from across the globe will gather in Manayunk to compete for a grand prize of $30,000. And this year, for the first time in the race’s 30-year history, women are taking center stage in the featured race of the day. The men’s race will start at 8 a.m., and the ladies take off at 12:30 p.m.
You’ll want to secure a good spot to witness this long-overdue history in the making, so we’ve rounded up a list of prime vantage points to view the race along the 12-mile circuit—from parties and prime picnic spots to a coveted position on The Wall.
It’s the last weekend in Philly before Pride Month begins, which kind of makes this Pride Month Eve, right? If you’re looking for gay things to do, here’s what you have in store: lots of drag, including a performance by New York City tall drink of water Marti Gould Cummings at Tabu on Friday, and the debut of our newest comedy drag troupe The Mister Wives on Saturday. If you want to dance, head to Voltage Lounge for a rager by some of the hosts of Cut N Paste, or, you know, go to Woody’s or Icandy. On the unique side, there’s A Very Tabu Prom, which not only gives you an excuse to run for prom queen again, but benefits Philly FIGHT‘s Y-Hep program. Find out about all that and more in our roundup below:
Friday, May 29
New York queens Marti Gould Cummings and Bob the Drag Queen perform at Escape From New York City on Friday evening at Tabu. Starts at 9 pm.
- Gemini Rose, HoneyTree Evil Eye, Lascivious Jane and other Gayborhood staples perform in the first-ever Philadelphia Burlesque Festival. Full schedule here.
- Tavern on Camac hosts Eric Jaffe‘s live-singing cabaret show, with Pissi Myles, Shannon Turner and other chanteuses.
- Iris Spectre and Aloe Vera host the first of a two-night “Devil Drag” show at BrainSpunk Theater.
- Queer-friendly, dark-wave dance party Spellbound hits Voltage Lounge with a live performance by S∆m∆rk∆nd.
- Sandy Beach hosts La Cage Aux Beach at Venture Inn with the legendary Aeryanah Von Moi.