The Awesome Fest continues this week with an Alex Cox double feature at the The Trocadero Theatre. Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the 1980's quintessential cult film, Repo Man, with a back-to-back Cox film screening. Doors open at 6:30 p.m, with Sid & Nancy beginning at 8 p.m., followed by Repo Man. Admission is $3, and goes toward a drink or a snack. Monday, June 30th, 6:30 p.m., $3, 21+, The Trocadero Theatre, 1003 Arch Street.
From 7 Shows To See This Week:As Camden County's free Sunset Jazz Series rolls on, fans will get a chance to hear one the best Jazz musicians to come from Philly. The 97 year-old bandleader and renowned tenor saxophonist Michael Pedicin will lead the show and is sure to include his signature eloquent improvisations. Fellow Philadelphia-native Justin Faulkner, will be accompanying Pedicin on the drums. These two local artists are sure to please when they play their home crowd. Monday, June 30th, 8 p.m., Free of cost, Wiggins Park, Mickle Boulevard at the River.
It wouldn't be a summer week in Philly without great alfresco movies to catch. Wawa Welcome America festival is presenting free, outdoor movies this week in several locations around the city. First, get prepared for a sing-a-long and head to Franklin Square on Monday, June 30th for a screening of the Disney smash hit, Frozen. Next, Rittenhouse Square will host our favorite leading lady, Katniss Everdeen, in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire on Tuesday, July 1st. Finally, in quintessential Philly fashion, jog up to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on Wednesday, July 2nd to catch Rocky. More information on the outdoor screenings, and other Wawa Welcome America festivities, is available here. Monday, June 30th-Wednesday, July 2nd, 9 p.m., various locations.
The Searchlight Series at Eastern State Penitentiary presents an evening with Grammy-nominated artist Dice Raw. In the U.S., black males are jailed at nearly six times the rate of white males. Raw, a Philly native—best known for his work with The Roots— will host an evening of discussion about this major incarceration issue in America. He will also perform a selection of songs from his new album, Jimmy's Back, which features artists that are nearly all ex-felons. Don't miss out on the opportunity for enlightening discussion paired with excellent music. The event is free and open to the public. Tuesday, July 1st, 6 p.m., Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue.
The Pastorius Park Summer Concert Series is back for its third week of free outdoor entertainment. This Wednesday, July 2nd, head to the park to catch the infectious energy of indie/folk band The Lawsuits. The show will begin at 7:30 p.m. For a full list of this summer's concerts, click here. Wednesday, July 2nd, 7:30 p.m., Pastorius Park, Chestnut Hill.