Each year, the Philadelphia Latino Film Festival presents groundbreaking movies across all genres. This weekend, the fest returns with screenings for just about every taste, plus panel discussions, parties, and receptions. Films include Tengo Talento, Bestia de Cardo, Alberto Arvelo'sThe Liberator and more. See the full lineup here. Through June 21st, various times, $12-150, University of the Arts, 320 South Broad Street.
This week, the monthly Hang On show celebrates its two-year anniversary by hosting SNL's Sasheer Zamata. Known for her impressions of Rihanna, Beyoncé, Michelle Obama, and more, Ms. Zamata will surely bring her pop-culture zings to this comedy show extraordinaire. Friday, June 19th, 8 pm, $8, Adrienne Theatre, 2030 Sansom Street.
The pop boy band best known for their huge success in the late-‘80s and early-‘90s, came back onto the music scene in 2008 and has been touring ever since. The group sold over 80 million records worldwide in the ‘90s, making them one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time. This Philly performance will also feature '90s hip-hop and R&B hitmakers Nelly and TLC. Listen before you go: “You Got It (The Right Stuff)." Friday, June 19, 7pm, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street. —Chelsey Hamilton
Relationships can be murder. This two-person musical at the Ritz Theatre Company tells the true story of Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, the "Thrill Killers," who plotted to kill a young boy in 1924. Through June 21st, various times, $17.50, Ritz Theatre Company, 915 White Horse Pike, Haddon Township.
In celebration of Juneteenth, the African American Museum in Philadelphia is offering free admission this Saturday. While you're there, check out their latest exhibit Legendary, by photographer Gerard Gaskin. Check out our interview with him here. Saturday, June 20th, various times, free, African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street.
It's billed as the largest outdoor art festival in the Delaware Valley: Head to Main Street Manayunk this Saturday and Sunday for the Manayunk Arts Festival, which annually attracts over 200,000 people to town. Over 300 artists will be on hand to showcase their work in the streets. Saturday, June 20th and Sunday, June 21st, various times, free, various locations throughout Main Street Manayunk.
On Saturday, this free outdoor music and art festival has something for just about everyone. Live performances include Cheap Dinosaurs, Darla, Nathan Early & Rachel Joy, The Deadeyes, Sidewalk Atlas, and Liz De Lise, plus kids activities, arts and crafts, and plenty of food vendors. Saturday, June 20th, 12 pm, free, Clark Park, 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue.
Join the Young Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery this Saturday evening for what can be best described as a stylish summertime Halloween party. Guests will be able to experience the cemetery after dark, plus cocktails, food vendors, vintage music, and more. Saturday, June 20th, 7 pm, $50, Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Avenue.
Join the American Swedish Historical Museum this Saturday for the Midsommarfest, featuring Swedish pastries, music, maypole dances, and plenty for kids. A highlight this year includes a performance from the Stockholm Boys Choir. Saturday, June 20th, 4 pm, $10, American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue.
Ocean Galleries in Stone Harbor, New Jersey, debuts an exhibit of artworks by John Lennon. “The Art of John Lennon” comprises limited edition prints adapted from the “Imagine” singer’s original drawings—from his iconic pencil-scribbled self portraits, to whimsical, comic book-like illustrations with sayings like, “He tried to consult the stars, but no one returned his calls.” It is a traveling exhibit created by Yoko Ono around 15 years ago with the intent of not only sharing her husband’s work with the masses, but to support local nonprofits. In this case, Ocean Galleries requests that guests donate $5 to see the exhibit, which will be given to Community FoodBank of New Jersey. Read our Q&A with Ono about the exhibit here. June 18-22, Ocean Galleries, 9618 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor, New Jersey. —Josh Middleton
Flashpoint Theatre presents this world-premiere production featuring the works of six playwrights. Commissioned by The New Black Fest, "Hands Up" shares "the dangers of being black men in this 'modern, evolved society,' where police violence is expected and commonplace.” Read our Q&A with one of the “Hands Up” stars, Brian Anthony Wilson (pictured), here. Through June 28th, various times, $22-25, University of the Arts Caplan Studio Theatre, 211 South Broad Street.
Archbishop Ryan and LaSalle alum Bill Ricchini has earned praise from Rolling Stone to NPR’s World Café to Vogue for his brand of wistful, thoughtful pop. With this week’s release of Himalaya, his second record under the moniker Summer Fiction, Ricchini says his material is “more fully realized and ballsier, not afraid to be eccentric.” He'll be at Boot & Saddle this Saturday for a record-release show. We caught up with him in anticipation of the gig here. Saturday, June 20th, 8 pm, $12, Boot & Saddle, 1131 South Broad Street. —Richard Rys
The one and only Morrissey is bringing down the house at the Academy of Music this Saturday evening. He'll be performing from his newest album, World Peace Is None of Your Business, along with favorite songs that his millions of fans know and love. Saturday, June 20th, 8:30 pm, $69.50, Academy of Music, 240 South Broad Street.
Radio 104.5 presents Third Eye Blind, the alternative rock band that hit commercial success in the late-‘90s with their albums Third Eye Blind and Blue. They’re best known for their hit songs “Semi-Charmed Life” and “Jumper.” This week they will release their fifth album, Dopamine, their first in six years. Alternative pop band Dashboard Confessional will also perform. Listen before you go: “Semi-Charmed Life.” Saturday, June 20, 7pm, Festival Pier, 601 North Columbus Boulevard. —Chelsey Hamilton
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. See all our suggestions here. —Caralyn Dienstman
This free musical festival quite literally is all over the city, and provides the chance for local musicians and their fans to take part in pop-up concerts all day long. Philly is one of over 700 participating cities worldwide in the "Make Music" festival, so you can groove along with people from all over the globe. Sunday, June 21st, various times, free, various locations throughout Philadelphia.
In what may be the hottest concert of the Philly summer season, Sir Paul McCartney will be rocking out at the Wells Fargo Center this Sunday night. The musical icon is bringing his "Out There" tour to Philly for one night only. Before you head over, check out an exhibition of his artworks across the street at XFINITY Live. It'll be on display starting at 4 pm on Sunday and lasting till an hour after his performance. More information here. Sunday, June 21st, 8 pm, $29.50-254, Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street.
Sisters With Voices, or SWV, formed in 1990 as a gospel group but ended up becoming one of the most successful R&B groups of the ‘90s. This Grammy-nominated girl group parted in 1998 but reunited in 2015. The trio has sold more than 20 million records, making them one of the most popular girl bands of all time. Listen before you go: “I’m So Into You.” Sunday, June 21, 8pm, World Café Live, 3025 Walnut Street. —Chelsey Hamilton
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