The Kimmel Center is opening their doors this Monday evening for couples who are potentially interested in walking down the isle at the gorgeous performing arts venue. There will be tours, Q&A sessions, plus a chance to discuss culinary options with Garces Events. Monday, August 10th, 6 pm, free, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Quince Productions' GayFest turns five this year, and there's a host of drama for just about every liking. From killer lesbian secretaries to one-night cabarets, you'll find something that will tickle your theatrical fancy. Through August 22nd, various times, prices, and locations throughout Philadelphia
The multitalented writer Jennifer Weiner will be at the Free Library on Tuesday to discuss and sign her newest book, Who Do You Love. Weiner is a number one New York Times best selling author who has composed over eleven books and is a regular contributor in the newspaper's op-ed section. Tuesday, August 11th, 7:30 pm, free, Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine Street
Dozens of your favorite Center City restaurants are offering special prix-fixe menus during a special summer edition of Center City District Restaurant Week. Select establishments will offer a $20 lunch, while others will serve dinner for $35 per person. Sunday, August 2nd through Friday, August 14th (excluding Saturday, August 8th), various times and locations throughout Philadelphia
This free jam session on Wednesday evening features the super talented Kate Faust bringing a new twist to jazz. Faust's signature style, which embraces "femininity throughout her soulful lyrics," will be presented throughout this intimate musical evening. Wednesday, August 12th, 8 pm, free, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
If you're planning a beach day this week, taking in the free screening of Jaws at Fringe Arts may not be the best idea. Nevertheless, if you're up for it, catch the epic action/horror film in all its big-screen glory. Wednesday, August 12th, 8:30 pm, free, Fringe Arts, 140 North Columbus Boulevard
The Vulcan Lyric Festival invades the Prince Theatre starting on Thursday for a rotating selection of unique musicals, including Heathers: The Musical (!) and the Philadelphia premiere of Glory Denied. The festival's goal is to promote new works and young emerging artists. Through mid-August, various times and prices, Prince Theatre, 1412 Chestnut Street
The long-running Broadway play Defending the Caveman returns to Philadelphia at the Penn's Landing Playhouse. Local performer Vince Valentine takes on the comedic one-man show about gender, sex, and relationships, guaranteed to make you laugh in your seat. Through August 30th, various times, $45-65, Penn's Landing Playhouse, 211 South Columbus Boulevard.
The always enchanting, always innovative, Eryka Badu comes to Philly for a one-night only concert at the Dell Music Center. The multi-Grammy Award-winner will surely be singing some tunes to heat up the summer evening. Thursday, August 13th, 7 pm, $25-90, Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive
Now in its 54th year, the Philadelphia Folk Festival kicks off this Thursday. Dozens and dozens on musical acts, from Lyle Lovett to El Caribefunk, will take to the stage, plus there will be tons of crafts and other vendors to keep you moving to the sound of the beat. Starts Thursday, August 13th, various times and prices, Old Pool Farm, Clemmers Mill Road and Salford Station Road, Schwenksville
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