66 Things to Do in Philadelphia This Weekend
Adult Swim takes over Fishtown, the 2nd Street Festival returns to NoLibs, and a shark tooth fairy?
Get our weekly picks of what to do this weekend and the latest on Philly's arts and entertainment scene.
Dr. Fauci says COVID is still a problem. The CDC says monkeypox is on the rise. Parade magazine insists there’s a disturbing new trend in our schools! So be safe. Stay home if you don’t feel well. Test yourself if you’re not sure. Don’t post any Little Miss memes. We’re only posting turtles photos now. That’s the new thing. Turtle pics all weekend long. What else? Draw a food pyramid without using a ruler. Hydrate. Keep watching the skies. And above all be nice to other Philadelphians. They all have it worse than you do.
The Pink Floyd frontman and his This is Not a Drill tour stops by the Wells Fargo Center for two shows this weekend. Speaking of weekends, here’s something Roger Waters said recently: “With all due respect to the Weeknd or Drake or any of them, I am far, far, far more important than any of them will ever be, however many billions of streams they’ve got. There is stuff going on here that is fundamentally important to all of our lives.” Ugh, why are Pink Floyd fans always like that?
$50-$199, August 5th & 6th, 8 p.m., Wells Fargo Center, 3601 South Broad Street.
The Academy of Natural Sciences continues its Water Year series with this collection of four art installations “created by artists in response to watershed science and the physical realities of water as it moves across and through our urban landscape.” Two of them — the Attunement sculpture designed by David Gordon in collaboration with New Paradise Laboratories in front of the Academy, and the Inside the Watershed sound installation created by artists Annea Lockwood and Liz Phillips along the Schuylkill River Trail — can be enjoyed for free.
Included with museum admission of $16-$22, through October 30th, Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Phillies vs. Nationals
This weekend the Phils host a four-game homestand against the Washington Nationals and as usual there are lots of perks. Thursday: Fans ages 15 and up get a Mike Schmidt 1980 World Champions replica ring (it looks pretty nice). Friday: Celebrate Dan Baker who has been the team’s public address announcer for 50 years. Saturday: Bake McBride and Ron Reed get inducted into the team’s Walk of Fame (and you get a free poster). Sunday: It’s Alumni Day, with lots of Phils legends making an appearance.
$17-$170, August 4th-7th, Citizens Bank Park, 1 Citizens Bank Way.
Shady Brook Farm in Yardley hosts wagon rides and sunflower-picking the first two weekends in August. Also: live music, activities for the kids and more.
$12-$15, August 6th, 7th, 13th and 14th, Shady Brook Farm, 931 Stony Hill Road, Yardley.
Adult Swim Festival Block Party
Celebrate your favorite cartoon/cartoon-adjacent TV shows with this three-day festival featuring 15 shows at four venues within the Fillmore campus (which includes Punch Line, Brooklyn Bowl and Other Half brewing). The Block Party schedule includes music, screenings, comedy, lawn games, some sort of thing where you “ride a hot dog” and/or “be a human claw machine,” a beer garden and food, both regular and truck-based. Starring Run the Jewels, Hop Along, Tierra Wack, Jo Firestone (whose show with Joe Pera was just cancelled by Adult Swim), Dethklok, Eshu Tune (a.k.a. Hannibal Burress), RJD2 and lots more.
$199 for a three-day pass, August 5th-7th, Fillmore Philly campus, 29 East Allen Street.
Jayson Musson: His History of Art
Philly modern art icon Jayson Musson returns with a new video series. “Utilizing costuming, props, puppetry, and scenery created in collaboration with the FWM studio team, His History of Art debuts a new three-channel video series written, starred, and co-directed by Musson, who describes it as ‘a sitcom orbiting art history and all the fun to be had dancing on the minefield of the past.’”
Free, through November 13th, Fabric Workshop and Museum, Second Floor Gallery, 1214 Arch Street.
The Spongebob Musical
I’m not sure what’s more surprising: that this Broadway show based on the Nickelodeon cartoon was nominated for 12 Tony awards in 2018, or that its songs were written by the likes of Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, and David Bowie.
$18-$22, through August 6th, Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 North Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill.
Shark Tooth Sumer
Adventure Aquarium celebrates sharks, gentle philosophers of the sea, with special tours, “jaw-some” souvenirs and attractions like the Shark Bridge, the Shark Tunnel and the Shark Dumbwaiter. Made up that last one. While you’re there, watch the Scuba Tooth Fairy scoop up discarded shark teeth from the aquarium floor.
Included in general admission of $18.99-$44.99, August 4th-September 5th, Adventure Aquarium, 1 Riverside Drive, Camden.
Hedgerow Theatre Company and Delaware County Community College Drama Department present Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Twelfth Night set in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Directed by Stephen Patrick Smith, features original music written and performed by Joseph Nocella. All performances are outdoors. The show starts with previews on the lawn at Delaware County Community College, then moves to a spot behind Hedgerow Farmhouse.
$15-$30, previews August 3rd-6th, 8 p.m., Marple Campus of Delaware County Community College, 901 Media Line Road, Media; production opens August 12th and continues through August 28th, Thursday-Sunday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Hedgerow Farmhouse, 146 West Rose Valley Road.
Peco’s Multicultural Series
This series featuring the music, dancing and food of Philly’s diverse communities continues all summer with events along the Delaware at Great Plaza and Cherry Street Pier. This weekend there’s the Celebrate Asia fest on Saturday, August 6th, at Race Street Pier; the ACANA African Festival, Sunday, August 7th, 2-8 p.m., at the Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing. Here’s what coming up: Festival of India, Saturday, August 20, noon-7 p.m., Great Plaza; Caribbean Festival, Sunday, August 21, noon-8 p.m., Great Plaza; We are the Seeds, Saturday & Sunday, September 3-4, Cherry Street Pier; Brazilian Day Philadelphia, Sunday, September 4, 1-7 p.m., Great Plaza; Mexican Independence Day Festival, Sunday, September 18, 2-8 p.m., Great Plaza; Taste of the Philippines, Friday, October 1, Cherry Street Pier.
Free, series continues through October 1 all events at Cherry Street Pier, 121 North Columbus Boulevard or Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 South Columbus Boulevard.
Now Showing @ the Art Museum
Medieval Treasures from the Glencairn Museum, the Art Museum mingles its medieval collection with items from the museum in Bryn Athyn. Through fall of 2023. Teresita Fernández: Fire (United States of the Americas),
the artist’s new installation “unearths and exposes hidden histories embedded in landscape.” Through January 2. Martine Syms: Neural Swamp / The Future Fields Commission, a multichannel video installation that “challenges racial and gender stereotypes and investigates what it means to be Black and a woman in a hyper-digitized world.” Through October 30th.
$14-$23, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
PHS Pop-Up Gardens
It’s been one of the great marvels of the modern age, watching the Philadelphia Horticultural Society pivot from regular gardens to beer gardens. We get to drink outdoors in nice places. They raise a little cash for their plant schemes. Everybody wins.
Pay as you go, open all summer and beyond; PHS Pop Up Garden at Manayunk, 106 Jamestown Avenue; PHS Pop Up Garden on South Street, 1438 South Street.
BlackStar Film Festival
The BlackStar Film Fest — which celebrates “the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global Indigenous communities, showcasing films by Black, Brown and Indigenous artists from around the world” — returns with five days of virtual and in-person programming, including screenings of features, documentaries and short films, along with panel discussions and nightly The Daily Jawn talk show hosted by Maori Karmael Holmes and sidekick Rashid Zakat. Possible highlights include Amil Shivji’s political love story Tug of War, Moses Sumney’s experimental film Blackalachia, and Geeta Gandbhir and Sam Pollard’s documentary Lowndes County and the Road to Black Power.
$125 virtual pass, $250 all-access pass, August 3rd-7th, multiple locations.
American Vegan Center Grand Opening
Old City’s brand new American Vegan Center celebrates its grand opening this weekend with tours, a ribbon cutting, vegan vendors, a life-size plush cow and more. Philly’s Vegetarian Pioneers is a guided walking tour recounting the city’s veggie history.
Free, August 5th-7th, American Vegan Center, 17 North 2nd Street.
Summer Sip & Savor
On consecutive Sundays, enjoy wine and food pairings at seven different Bucks County wineries — including Bishop Estate Vineyard, Vino by Zzino, Rushland Ridge Vineyards and more. Here’s the list of wineries and menus.
$70-$80 for single-day tickets, $125 for both days, August 7th and 14th, multiple locations in Bucks County.
This group exhibition features works by resident fellows of the annual Windgate Wood Arts Residency Program at Old City Center for Art in Wood. “As a group, the work of the 2022 cohort represents a wide range of approaches—from historic furniture techniques to rapid prototyping and digital fabrication, from studio furniture to multimedia performance.”
Free, opening reception and gallery talk Friday, August 5th, 5:30-8 p.m.; continues through October 23rd, Center for Art in Wood, 141 North 3rd Street.
Art for All: The Swedish Experience in Mid-America
This long-running exhibition makes space for impressionist paintings and sculptures by Swedish-American artists working in the late-19th and early-20th centuries.
$5-$10, through February 19th, American Swedish Historical Museum, 1900 Pattison Avenue.
Bethlehem’s famous music festival hosts two weeks of concerts and other events at several venues including SteelStacks, Banana Factory, Levitt Pavillion and more. Performers include Boyz II Men (remember my big story on them?), Olga Tañón, Willie Nelson, Poison, Counting Crows, Ja Rule and lots more. Some shows cost money and some are free. Here’s the full lineup.
Prices vary, August 5-22, multiple locations in Bethlehem.
The Playhouse Youth Company at Bucks County Playhouse present this “musical about being human” written by Kate Brennan and David Lee White. Directed and Choreographed by Kara Jonsson.
$15-$20, August 4th-6th, Bucks County Playhouse, 70 South Main Street, New Hope.
Legends in Concert: Legendary Ladies
Philadelphia’s own Lori Mitchell-Gay stars as Tina Turner in this show paying tribute to some of music’s biggest stars (including, Aretha Franklin, Cher and Whitney Houston).
$40, August 4th & 5th, Live! Casino Hotel Philadelphia, 900 Packer Avenue.
Harry Potter: The Exhibition
The popular traveling exhibition features props and costumes from the Harry and Beasts films, plus other displays and such which celebrate the characters, settings, etc., “using best-in-class immersive design and technology.” Magic. Got it.
$39-$43, continues through September 18th, Franklin Institute, 222 North 20th Street.
This exhibition of works by mixed media artist Johnny Irizarry is presented in partnership with Taller Puertorriqueño, where he served as executive director in the 1990s. “La Brega explores the diasporic experience through the lens of a Puerto Rican.”
$6-$12, through August 15th, Liberty Lands, 913 North 3rd Street.
Secrets of the Schuylkill
Schuylkill Banks Riverboat Tour offers this one-hour family-friendly tour of Philly’s second biggest river. Sights include Bartram’s Garden, Fairmount Water Works and the place I watched a really cute jogger kill dozens of Spotted Lanternflies, just one after another. Why was that hot? What does that say about me?
$15-$25, through August 21st, Walnut Street Dock, under the Walnut Street Bridge, east bank of the Schuylkill River.
Lord of the Rings Trilogy
The Philly Film Society continues its summer of Trilogies with big-screen screenings of the extended cuts The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. You can watch one a day, August 3rd-5th (at 6:30 p.m.), or watch them all in a row on August 6th like a maniac. That’s 12-and-a-half hours, people. Plan your pee breaks ahead of time.
$13 per film or $27 for all three, August 3rd-6th, Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut Street.
Headhouse Square restaurant and music venue The Twisted Tail is offering a four-day blues festival on its upstairs and downstair stages. August 4th: Brendan Johnson, 6-10 p.m.; August 5th, the Alicia Maxwell Project, 8 p.m.-midnight; August 6th: Tom Craig, noon-3 p.m. and Mikey Junior & Filthy Rich, 8 p.m.-midnight. August 7th: Reverend Chris, noon-3 p.m. and open blues jam, 5-9 p.m.
August 4th-7th, Twisted Tail, 509 South 2nd Street.
Now Showing at the Mütter
Unseen, Photographer Nikki Johnson toured the Mütter’s restricted areas — including the Wet Room and the Bone Room — to “create images of objects, specimens, and spaces that intrigued her.” Continues indefinitely. Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-19 in Philadelphia. Continues indefinitely.
$15-$20 (museum admission), Mütter Museum, 19 South 22nd Street.
Now Showing at Da Vinci Art Alliance
I Look at the World, Philly-based photographers Ada Trilla and Isaac Scott show their works documenting the mass migration of people from Central America to the U.S. border and Black Lives Matter protests, respectively. BeWILDerment includes works by Phyllis Anderson, Sarah Bloom and Sadie Francis.
Free, both shows run through August 17th, Da Vinci Art Alliance, 704 Catharine Street.
Chinese Lantern Festival
Once again the Chinese Lantern fest — featuring a 200-foot-long dragon — has taken over Franklin Square in a dazzling night-time display of light, color and electricity. There’s food and a beer garden, too. For lots more info and pics from the Chinese Lantern Festival, go here. The festival was just extended another week, so you’ve got til the 14th to check it out.
$18-$20, through August 14th, 6-11 p.m., Franklin Square, 200 North 6th Street.
The World According to Snoopy
Hedgerow Theatre Company’s production of the Broadway-style musical based on Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts comic strip was just extended for another weekend. Directed by Peter Reynolds. Music direction by Cristina Dinella Makowicz.
$20-$30, August 6th at noon, August 7th at 2 p.m., Hedgerow Theatre Company, 64 Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley.
Parks on Tap
Grab a drink and chill out in the grassy hillocks behind the Art Museum watch the Canada geese tend to their fuzzy goslings on the fortified banks of the Schuylkill River. These geese know little of food truck food, craft beers, picnic tables, but they know not to back down from children intruding on their space. And so the game begins anew, person versus geese, forever.
Free till you buy something, continues through August 31, Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive.
Art Star Pop-Up Market
Every weekend, Art Star welcomes vendors on the Bourse building’s Fifth Street patio. A rotation of sellers of homemade and handmade goods, art, jewelry, clothes and more will continue throughout the summer.
Free till you buy something, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer, the Bourse Philly, 111 Independence Mall East.
Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
The veteran singer-songwriter will perform three shows at City Winery, backed by musicians of extraordinary size, or maybe they’re regular size but there are a lot of them. Lovett released his latest record 12th of June on the 13th of May.
$75-$175, August 3rd-5th, 8 p.m., City Winery, 990 Filbert Street.
The Last Comic Standing alum is the cohost of The Eric Andre Show — though his run of shows at Helium this weekend does not appear to be connected to the Adult Swim Block Party — and has also appeared on Superstore, Gentefied and more. Yes that’s how Gentefied is spelled, I checked.
$22-$36, August 4th-6th, Helium, 2031 Sansom Street.
Now Showing @ Barnes Foundation
Faces of Resilience An exhibition of works created by “participants in Mural Arts Philadelphia’s Guild program and artists at SCI: Phoenix, southeast Pennsylvania’s maximum-security prison for men.” Continues through August 22nd. Isaac Julien: Once Again… (Statues Never Die) This “immersive five-screen installation” by artist/filmmaker Sir Isaac Julien, explores “the relationship between Dr. Albert C. Barnes, who was an early US collector and exhibitor of African material culture, and the famed philosopher and cultural critic Alain Locke, known as the “Father of the Harlem Renaissance.” Continues through September 4th.
$23-$25 museum admission, Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.
Now Showing at Perkins Center for the Arts
William Butler Exhibition, “paintings embedded with themes of inspiration and hope.” Artist reception August 20th, 5-8 p.m., Collingswood location. Tri-State DisAbility Art Show, work created by young artists from the area “who receive specialized instruction for a variety of special needs and disabilities,” Collingswood location. The Pain, Boredom and Euphoria of Looking, by photographer Joseph Podlesnik, Moorestown location.
Free, all shows run through August 26th; Perkins Center for the Arts Collingswood, 30 Irvin Avenue, Collingswood; Perkins Center for the Arts Moorestown, 395 Kings Highway, Moorestown.
Light: Installations by Bruce Munro
British artist Bruce Munro displays eight of his signature “immersive large-scale light-based installations” all summer long in the lush, well-manicured indoor and outdoor green spaces of Longwood Gardens. While you’re there check out the Illuminated Fountain performances through September 25th.
$18-$25 admission, through October 30th, Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square.
The Future Will Follow the Past
This exhibition by Jonathan Horowitz “explores the transformative changes America has experienced since 2020 and addresses antisemitism, racial violence, immigration, women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights and more.” If you see the OY/YO statue out front you’re in the right spot.
Admission is free ($15 donations encouraged), continues through December, Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 South Independence Mall East.
Making Place Matter
The Clay Studio’s first exhibition at its fancy new HQ includes works by three artists who explore “the idea of a place with regard to personal history, cultural heritage, and social justice”: Peruvian-born Kukuli Velarde, Massachusetts-based Molly Hatch, and Egyptian-American North Carolinian Ibrahim Said. Each artist explores the idea of a place with regard to personal history, cultural heritage, and social justice.
Free, through October 2nd, Clay Studio, 1425 North American Street.
Seaport Museum Kayak Excursions
The Independence Seaport Museum offers several guided tours up and down the Delaware River during the warmer months f the year. These include excursions to Petty’s Island, the Three Sisters shipwrecks and Graffiti Pier. Check the schedule to see what’s going on this weekend.
$60-$85, Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Boulevard.
There’s all kinds of good stuff going at Eakins Oval and along the Parkway this summer, including a Ferris wheel, kid stuff, a really big beer garden, mystery domes of two different sizes, and an impressive lineup of free concerts. Here’s what’s up this weekend: Friday: Jocelyn & Chris at 8 p.m. Saturday: Max Swan, 7 p.m. Plus, 140 vendors visit The Oval on Saturday afternoon for the Now + Then Marketplace, and on Sunday it’s a kids’ dance party with Let’s Rock Recess.
Free, through August 21st, Benjamin Franklin Parkway & Eakins Oval.
This Is My Home.
This group show features the works of five artists whose site-specific installations incorporate their “personal histories, experiences, and hopes for the future.” Includes pieces by Sean Lugo, Zsudayka Nzinga, Ellen Hanauer, Hagudeza Rullán-Fantauzzi and Hagudeza Rullán-Fantauzzi and Ana Mosquera with Evan Kassof.
Included in $6-$12 admission, runs through October 30th, National Liberty Museum, 321 Chestnut Street.
The summertime attraction offers roller skating (admission: $5, skate rental: $10), games of chance, mini-golf, a Ferris wheel and more, with food, drink and a nice view of the Delaware River to boot. I’ve heard tell of a creature sighted in that river, but it’s probably just a lot of superstitious hooey.
Free till you buy or do something, continues till the end of summer, 101 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard.
Spruce Street Harbor Park
Spruce Street Harbor Park is the chill fraternal sister to Summerfest, known for its mood-lit trees, hammocks, floating barges and other slightly less well-lit attractions. Food, drinks and a nice view of the river, too. I once asked a scientist what lives in that river and he went silent for awhile before saying replying in a whisper “bad things, friendo.” What was that about?
Free till you buy or do something, continues till the end of summer, 301 South Christopher Columbus Boulevard.
Taller Puertorriqueño hosts this “immersive print and mixed-media installation on felt” created by prolific Puerto Rican artist Antonio Martorell. “Its title, A/RESTOS, is a play on the verb to arrest, stop, and remain, that which is left behind… and is Martorell’s response to the economic trouble afflicting his country of Puerto Rico.”
Free, through September 18th, Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 North Fifth Street.
Summer Twilight Tours at Eastern State
Once again, Fairmount’s oddly lovely prison is offering night time tours and an open-air beer garden. This Saturday, January 6, 8-9 p.m., formerly incarcerated singer/musician Naomi Blount Wilson aka Simply Naomi will perform.
$19-$20, Thursdays-Sundays through September 4th, Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Avenue.
Derrick Adams: Sanctuary
The AAMP presents this exhibition of works by Baltimore-born multimedia visual artist Derrick Adams. Sanctuary includes painting and sculpture that deals with concepts of “Black refuge and leisure.”
$10-$14, through August 28th, African American Museum in Philadelphia, 701 Arch Street.
Pool: A Social History of Segregation
Pool makes use of Fairmount Water Works’ former incarnation as a public pool to explore “the history and contemporary implications of segregated swimming in America,” and uses audio and video to include the voices of Olympic swimmers Simone Manuel, Cullen Jones and Maritza Correa McClendon, along with famous Philly swim coach Jim Ellis and more.
Free, ongoing, Wednesday-Saturday through August, Fairmount Water Works, 640 Waterworks Drive.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 5th
Summer of Soul
A free, outdoor screening of Questlove’s Oscar winning documentary featuring footage from a series of outdoor concerts in Harlem during the Summer of 1969. Featuring Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Sly & the Family Stone, Gladys Knight & the Pips and more.
Free, sundown, Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue.
Aunt Mary Pat’s Awesome ’80s Party
Aunt Mary Pat delivers the jokes and the Delco accent, and tribute act the Class of ’84 provides the soundtrack (Madonna, Prince, Whitney, etc.) at this retro dance party.
$20-$35, 8 p.m., World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.
Incubus / Sublime
Now this is a fascinating pairing. The complicated funk metal of Incubus and the chill ska-punk of Sublime. Both bands know how to get loud, but do their fanbases overlap? What a world this is. What a world.
$27-$186, 7 p.m., Freedom Mortgage Pavilion, 1 Harbour Boulevard, Camden.
It Conquered the World
The Betsy Ross House “First Friday Movie Nights Under the Stars & Stripes” series continues with this screening of this 1956 black-and-white sci-fi flick about a “well-meaning scientist” who gives alien directions to popular solar system hot spot The World, and the conquering that follows. Good job, scientist. Directed by Roger Corman, It Conquered the World stars Peter Graves, Lee Van Cleef, Beverly Garland and Sally Fraser. Tagline: “Every man its prisoner… every woman its slave!”
$8, 8:45 p.m., Betsy Ross House, 239 Arch Street.
RuPaul’s Drag Race
Asia O’Hara hosts this installment of the Werq the World tour. The lineup varies by city; this show at the Met is expected to include Angeria Paris, VanMicheals, Bosco, Daya Betty, DeJa Skye, Jaida Essence Hall, Kameron Michaels, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Yvie Oddly, Kim Chi, Lady Camden, Naomi Smalls, Rosé, Willow Pill and Jorgeous.
$38-$125, 7 p.m., The Met, 858 North Broad Street.
Spider-Man: No Way Home
Watch last year’s hit superhero flick on a big screen next to City Hall. Stars Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jamie Foxx, Benedict Cumberbatch and a whole bunch of other people it would feel kind of spoilerish to mention here. Tagline: “The Multiverse Unleashed.”
Free, 8:15 p.m., Dilworth Park, 1 South 15th Street.
First Friday in Roxborough
Humbleman Band performs at this edition of this monthly First Friday shindig in Roxborough Pocket Park. Also: craft drinks by from New Ridge Brewing Co. and food.
Free, 6-9 p.m., Roxborough Pocket Park, 6170 Ridge Avenue.
First Friday: Picnic Science
Old City’s Science History Institute explores the chemistry that makes picnics possible. “Learn about the artificial colors and flavors in Jell-O salad, see how baking powder changed cupcakes forever, and marvel at how science keeps our food fresh with Saran Wrap and Tupperware.” Plus a scavenger hunt, treats, crafts and more. “Reservations are strongly encouraged.”
Free, 5-7 p.m., Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut Street.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6th
Cedric The Entertainer
Live standup by one of the original kings of comedy. Cedric The Entertainer’s an actor too, having appeared in the Barbershop movies, The Last O.G., The Neighborhood and more.
$70, 7 p.m., Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia, 900 Packer Avenue.
Nurse Morgan Helps
Drag queen/actual real-life registered nurse Nurse Morgan hosts an all-day drag festival at Love City Brewing to raise money for the Attic Youth Center. Featuring special guest Roxxxy Andrews of the aforementioned RuPaul’s Drag Race.
$20, 3-10 p.m., Love City Brewing, 1023 Hamilton Street.
World Café Live executive chef Rob Cottman presents this “New Orleans-style pop-up” featuring a “special edition a la carte menu” featuring nods to Creole and Cajun favorites — crab-cake hoagie, shrimp-and-mango salad, cajun pasta — with a heavy focus on seafood. Live music by Jay Turner.
$10 to enter then pay as you go, 5 p.m., World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.
Jimmy O. Yang
The comedian/actor plays Dr. Chan Kaifang on Space Force, and played Jian-Yang on Silicon Valley. He’s also popped up on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Drunk History and more.
$30-$45, 7 p.m., Xcite Center at Parx Casino, 2999 Street Road, Bensalem.
Wayne Brew Fest
118 North hosts this three-hour festival featuring 40+ beers from local breweries like Sly Fox, Night Shift, Double Nickel and more. Plus: “unlimited curated munchies” which is just a delightful phrase. Music by DJ Dan Reed.
$50, 2-5 p.m., 118 North, 118 North Wayne Avenue, Wayne.
Jawn of the Dead
Guitarist Rich Hill and his band Philly Deadheads pay tribute to the “mystique and musical mayhem” of Jerry Garcia and the greater Grateful Dead.
$15, 8:30 p.m., World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.
Fleisher Art Memorial hosts this outdoor celebration of Indonesian culture, with the theme of “The East Side.” The festival features Indonesian Hip Hop artists SAYKOJI and Ana Timur Official, plus food music, fashion, dance and more.
Free, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 7th
Alicia Keys is a super famous soul/pop star. But how much do you really know about her? Let’s play two truths and a lie:
1. Alicia Keys has 15 Grammys
2. Alicia Keys acted in the 2006 Jeremy Piven action movie Smokin’ Aces.
3. Alicia Keys caught the BTK killer.
$69-$139, 7 p.m., The Met, 858 North Broad Street.
2nd Street Festival
Northern Liberties’ big, beloved outdoor street fest returns with lots of restaurants, food trucks, drinks, vendors, art and multiple stages for live music and DJs. Performers include Solar Circuit, Swing That Cat, M11son, Dell-P, Reggae Thunder, Last Generation on Film and lots more.
Free till you buy something, noon-9 p.m., 2nd Street from Girard Avenue to Spring Garden Street.
Bad Bad Hats
Once the 2nd Street Festival starts winding down, maybe head over to Johnny Brenda’s to check out a couple Minneapolis indie rock bands. Bad Bad Hats released their third record, Walkman, on Don Giovanni Records last year. Openers the Gully Boys dropped the single “See You See” in June.
$16, 7 p.m., Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 North Frankford Avenue.
PECO Free First Sunday Family Day: Rhythm and Beats
It’s first Sunday, which means free admission to the Barnes! This month, the Barnes Foundation is celebrating the power of global rhythms and beats with the Steve Weiss Mallet Festival with a free day of family activities including art making, performances, and more. Limited capacity; registration is required online.
Free, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., The Barnes Foundation, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway.