Calendar: April 12-18

FRIDAY, APRIL 12Comedy | Chelsea Handler


Comedy | Chelsea Handler

At this point, it’s not at all strange when a new celebrity pops up with an oddly alluring name, one that seems to point directly to what it is they excel at, something that almost makes you think, “wow, this person was literally born for this.” Usually, that name is bullshit. Made up for effect. But not Chelsea Joy Handler. She was born to handle her shit. Now’s your chance to watch her do it! | 8 pm. $69. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

Festival | The Great Philadelphia Comic Con

If you’ve ever wanted to see all of your favorite heroes, villains, monsters, Marvel mavens and otherwise make-believe characters (We know, we know; they’re real in our mind too) in a single 72-hour sitting, you can rest easy knowing the long, arduous wait is finally over (Assuming you didn’t already attend in one of the other hundreds of cities that host cons every year … but this will be the best one. We promise.). | 1 pm. $25-$60. Greater Philadelphia Expo Center at Oaks, 100 Station Ave.

Music | Galantis

Who needs a dance break? The word “need” here might bother some people, but we’re of the mind that, every now and then, we all need a good, hard reset. And maybe for you that doesn’t usually involve dancing; that’s entirely ok! We’re just saying that an evening with Galantis, dancing your bored, stressed out tushy off, might not be all that bothersome at all. In fact, it might be exactly what that perfect little tushy of yours needs.  | 8:30 pm. $40. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St.

Food & Drink | 2019 Philly Showcase of Wine, Cheese & Beer

What do Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, wife Jeannie Pederson, Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman and legendary Philadelphia Eagles coach Dick Vermeil have in common with wine, cheese & beer? Well, besides the fact that they’re all delicious (In their own metaphorical way), they’ll all be at the PA Convention Center this Friday. | 5 pm. $60. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.

Learn | Small Business Expo

Owning a small business isn’t for the faint of heart. It’s a tough test that requires passion, commitment and hard work, all while knowing that your efforts may well not pay off in the future. And as tough as it already is, it’s even worse if you don’t have the right support network behind you. The Small Business Expo is your chance to network, to meet other small business owners and perhaps discover what they’ve already found; a clear path to small business success. | 10 am. Free. Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market St.

Art | The City Writes Itself: Community Art Party

If Philadelphia could write itself, what would those crinkly, cracked, yellowing and mysteriously stained, but ultimately indestructible, pages say? It’s anyone’s guess really, though we’d be willing to be there’d be at least one chapter dedicated to political corruption (It’s an art in itself!). But since the city can’t actually write, it’s up to us to write/draw/photograph/build the real story of Philadelphia. Let’s start here. | 6:30 pm. Free. Inner Rhythms Music and Therapy Center, 37 S. 42nd St.

Comedy | Heather Land: I Ain’t Doin It Tour

YouTube’s opened a whole new avenue for the hilarious hopefuls amongst us to plop themselves down in our timeline and announce their presence with vim, vigor and, of course, a catchphrase. Maybe something like … “I Ain’t Doin’ It.” If you’ve ever heard those words and laughed til’ you felt like peeing, it’s probably high time you said thanks to the woman who coined them (And ruined your undies). In person. At her comedy show. | 7 pm. $34-$49. Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania, 3401 Spruce St.

Music | Thomas Von Party & Joakim

We’ll be honest; the description of this event, written by the organizer, left us reeling from (cue echoey voice from the heavens) … Multidimensional Madness. But after a quick trip to the hospital bay, we’re right as astral rain (That’s a thing, right?) and ready to take Berlin-based music label Multi Culti – plus Thomas Von Party & Joakim – up on an epic and Earth-averse evening of mind bending, genre-defying, truly transcendental music. | 9 pm. $8. The Dolphin, 1539 S. Broad St.


Outdoors | Festival of Colors at Philadelphia Zoo

Technically, isn’t every day at the Philadelphia Zoo a “festival of colors?” Seriously, if you can walk from one end of your work environment to the other, and see a minimum of ten different shades and shapes of green, then you’re doing something right. For the rest of us in the bridge, tunnel and cubicle crowd, we’ve gotta take advantage of every opportunity we can – opportunities just like this – to bring some much-needed color into our lives. | 1130 am. $18. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave.

Music | Repo Record Store Day

Saturday, April 13 is a National Holiday known far and wide as … wait. What do you mean nobody knows that April 13th is Record Store Day? But how will people know when to go and say thanks to their local record shop owner! Gah. Well, that messed our whole spiel up. Anyway. It’s Record Store Day and Repo is doing a show with local hits Khalil Ali, Vixen77 and Florry. Don’t forget to shop local, kids. | 9 am. Free. Repo Records, 506 South St.

Comedy | Drexel Comedy Show with Nicole Byer

It’s Drexel’s annual Comedy Show, and anyone with an itch to laugh the night away and/or a Drexel student ID is welcome (Seriously though everyone’s invited, Drexel ID or no). Join Nicole Byer (Girl Code, 30 Rock, The Good Place) and special guest Esther Povitsky (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Alone Together, Parks and Rec) as they joke, jest, quip, tickle, crack, gag, kill … wait, these are still joke synonyms, right? | 8 pm. $15. Mandell Theater, Drexel University, 3220 Chestnut St.

Party | Shameless Techno Party

Shame and techno are a lot like oil and water; two things that simply don’t and won’t mix. It’s no surprise then, that the beat-seekers at The Barbary dubbed their monthly techno night “Shameless”; if you’ve got hang ups, this ain’t the place to be. But if you’re into Deana Sophia and/or Fold Theory, or you’re simply looking to let off a little judge-free steam, then this is the place to be. | 10 pm. $7. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.

Art | X-Ray Artistry with Susan Summerton

Susan Summerton is a radiologist who graduated from Temple University School of Medicine in 1988. She’s practiced radiology in the greater Philadelphia area for 25 years and has been an educator for most of her career. But Summerton also has a secret passion; turning ordinary medical X-rays into original works of art. Strange? Yes. Beautiful? Of course. Worth checking out? You better believe. | 11 am. Free. Science History Institute, 315 Chestnut St.

Drink | Philadelphia Whiskey Society Epic Whiskey Share

It has the words “epic” and “whiskey” in the name; do you really need us to tell you anything else besides what time to show up, where to show up to, and how much cash you’ll need for a ride home? Oh, here’s a thing … the nicer the bottle you bring with you, the nicer the whiskeys you’ll get to try throughout the evening. Otherwise … this is on you, bud. | 5 pm. $15. Alchemist Society, 1100 N. Front St.

Art | Shades of Whitman: A “Look-Alike” Contest

Whitman at 200: Art and Democracy is a year-long series of cultural events and artistic commissions aimed at celebrating the life of “America’s poet of democracy.” But in true Whitman-esque fashion, this “Look-Alike” contest isn’t quite what it looks on the surface. Sure, you’ll have a chance to win two tickets to see Patti Smith and Jesse Paris Smith at The Philadelphia Museum of Art, but it won’t just be your looks that decide a winner. | 3 pm. Free. Philadelphia Brewing Company, 2440 Frankford Ave.

Music | Miguel

It’s Spring Fling and Miguel is King. And Queen. And Duchess and Duke and Lord of All Music. At least for one night. Join UPenn at Penn Park on Saturday night for a sweltering evening of sexy, sensual R&B. Miguel will set the mood; all you’ve gotta do is let the evening take you where it will (Our guess is to Penn Park, maybe a light snack on the way home, nothing too indulgent, and then safely to bed with a tall glass of water … at least that’s our plan).| 7 pm. $50. Penn Park, 3000 Walnut St.


Art | Patch Making Workshop

The Most Important Part: 20% of all proceeds will be donated to Women Against Abuse. The Other Important Parts: Patches were cool since before bein’ cool was even considered to be cool … that made sense, right? Anyway, if you’re tryin’ to be as cool as cool can be (And let’s be honest with ourselves; who isn’t trying to be as cool as cool can be?), then this is your chance to learn the not-so-ancient art of patch making (Plus give back to women in need). | 3 pm. $40. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Music | Of Montreal

Technically speaking, Of Montreal is a band. But if you look back at the group’s lengthy resume, you’ll see that Kevin Barnes is the true progenitor of this indie pop collective. Barnes founded the band following a failed tryst with a woman literally “of Montreal,” and now, some 20-plus years later, he’s still the multi-instrumentalist engine that makes this dance machine go. | 8:30 pm. $20. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Family Fun | Storybook Ball 2019

Ok, so obviously this event, like most (See; all) of the events at the Please Touch Museum, is geared toward kids. That’s why the description includes things like “begin your quest”, “meet fairy tale creatures” and “learn to cast spells as we celebrate learning through play.” Which … awesome. Great. Grand. But also we’re adults and we wanna ride the carousel with the Queen too. | 11 am. $25. Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic Ave.

Food & Drink | Manayunk StrEAT Food Festival

You know an event is gonna be good when they manage to work the word “eat” into the title. We may not know much here in the Calendar section of Philly Weekly, but we know a delicious time when we see one. And that’s exactly what the Manayunk StrEAT (Man, we love that) Food Festival is shaping up to be. Purchase homemade oils and spices, or just wander amongst the 50-plus food trucks, seeking out that perfect, scrumptious bite. It’s out there … you’ve just gotta find it. | 11 am. Free. Locations vary.

Learn | Ancestor Walk in Peacetown

North Philly Peace Park is a vital part of civic history we shouldn’t soon forget. What started as a haven for black folks hellbent on making, creating and working, bringing forth art and hoping to build a new space for themselves, gave way to social justice movements, sometimes fiery fights that were intended to make the world a better place, not just then, but now too. This is your chance to say a sincere and heartfelt thank you. | 11:30 am. $5. North Philly Peace Park, 2216 W. Jefferson St.

Family Fun | PECO Family Jams: Tile Mosaics

PECO Family Jams are Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens’ whimsical, mystical, too-fun-to-be-ignored family-oriented programs, coming right to you every second Sunday of the month. April’s version is all about the Zagar Method, which we’re assuming none of you have ever heard of. It’s a method of mosaic-making that you’ll learn should you wander into that Sunday afternoon Magic Garden. | 12 pm. Free. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St.

Music | Knightlife

Philly represent! Honestly, Knightlife could be complete booty (They’re not though; they are, if anything, very much anti-booty, though not in the sense of … oh, nevermind), and we’d still promote this show because we love us some Philly-formed creatives. But, as we already mentioned, these alt-rockers are anything but bad. In fact, if anything, they’re so good they’re bad … ass. Booty … ass … you get it. We’ll be here all week, folks. | 7 pm. $8. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St.

Volunteer | Philly Farm Crew Spring Kickoff

For those nerf herders not already “in the know,” Philly Farm Crew is a joint program from the Jewish Farm School and Repair the World that aims to support urban farmers in Philly. How, you ask? By coordinating and recruiting adult volunteers to assist with urban farm work. That’s right. This is your chance to ditch the herds of nerf and become a farmer. You can finally realize your dreams, if only for a day (The best day ever, of course, but still just a day). | 12:30 pm. Free. One Art Community Center, 1431 N. 52nd St.


Comedy | Citywide: Indie Comedy Showcase

We’re not sure what makes comedy “indie” or not, but we’re always in for the laughs so let’s face it; we’re committed either way. And honestly, indie in this context is probably just meant to mean something along the lines of, “not amateur, but not yet professional in the sense that they’re being paid really well.” Which is what we’d prefer. You might see a little less polish at an event like this, but you also might discover the next Dave Chappelle. | 7:30 pm. $5. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

Discussion | Global Leadership Speaker Series: Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt is one of those high-ranking c-suite executives no one outside the business world has ever heard of, despite the fact that he’s been influencing policy that affects nearly every aspect of their lives. He did all this, specifically, while Google CEO and chairman from 2001 until 2011, Google executive chairman from 2011 to 2015, and Alphabet executive chairman from 2015 to 2018. Now, you get to pick the brains of the man who, not so long ago, was at the head of one of the most innovative companies in the world. Neat, huh? | 11:30 am. $65. Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut St.

Discussion | Mary Norris: “Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen”

Poor Mary Norris was forced to spend nearly three decades stuck in a dingy basement (Unconfirmed), wiling away the hours at an old desktop behemoth (Also unconfirmed), just to satisfy the wants and needs of the crusty executives (Very much unconfirmed) of some rag known as “The New Yorker.” If you’d like to hear her sad tale (It’s actually hilarious), join her at Parkway Central Library for an evening of tragedies; Greek, grammatical and otherwise. | 7:30 pm. $15. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.

Music | Strawberry Blonde

Strawberry Blonde consider themselves an “alternative rock band from the basement of the SUNY Purchase music conservatory,” which is awesome, because you so rarely get that kind of transparency from artists, determined to maintain some type of indefinable mystique. But it also makes us wonder … what else has come from the basement of the SUNY Purchase music conservatory? Musicians probably. | 8 pm. $5. Century Bar, 1350 S. 29 St.

Fitness | Pay-What-You-Can Yoga

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again and again and again; Pay-What-You-Want events are the god darn bomb. Seriously. It’s as open and accepting as an event can be, literally choosing not to set a bar which people need to clear in order to gain entry. To that end, don’t worry about your lack of flexibility or knowledge of Vinyasa yoga either; this event is all about, well, everyone. | 6 pm. Prices vary. Philadelphia Design Center, 1313 S. 33 St.

Learn | English Conversation Group

What an amazing idea. It’s gotta be tough coming to a new country, especially an insane, over-the-top, burger-grillin’, soda-suckin’, English-speaking country like America (Did you know English is incredibly difficult to learn? We lack a lot of the basic building blocks of normal language structure). Sometimes, all you really need is someone to practice with in a low-to-no-pressure situation … . | 5:30 pm. Free. Philadelphia City Institute Free Library, 1905 Locust St.

Drink | Bourbon Bash

As always, the most important info right up front: Bourbon. Wait. That’s not what we meant to say. We meant to say: Over the last four years of this event, Bank & Bourbon and Loews Philadelphia Hotel have joined forces to raise over $100,000 to support, an organization that empowers public school teachers to request materials and experiences for their students. Now that we’ve finally got that out of the way, back to the other most important bit: Bourbon. | 6 pm. $69. Bank & Bourbon, 1200 Market St.

Music | Tiny Hueman

If it’s a show at Kung Fu Necktie, you know it’s gonna be fuckin’ wild. Probably a fair measure of straight up weird too, but we don’t mind that at. Hell, we don’t mind wild either; it’s actually an easier sell. Anyway, Tiny Hueman is an indie band from Philly, which, if you’ve ever read anything else we’ve written, you know is just about the only prerequisite for us hopping right to the front of the hype train. Lucky for us, these guys can really crush it. | 8 pm. $7. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.


Learn | HTML & CSS Crash Course

Coding can seem daunting as hell. If you’ve never experienced it, you probably wouldn’t even know where to start (Google “nerd stuff”?). Luckily for you, Thinkful Philadelphia knows the way the world is trending, and the more people with employable skill sets in our fine city, the better (Also, the fewer homeless people … maybe). You’ll learn the basic building blocks of a website, plus the core concepts of HTML (tags, elements and attributes), and the basics of CSS (selectors, properties and values). | 6:30 pm. Free. CityCoHo, 2401 Walnut St.

Music | Disney Karaoke

An event this epic defies description … ok, no it doesn’t. But it’s still an awesome event and we’ll do our best to convey our excitement in a concise, meaningful manner. National Mechanics might not sound like the kind of bar you go to for Disney-themed karaoke, but National Mechanics is actually the exact kind of bar you go to for Disney-themed karaoke. Plus, if you go all out and dust off that Tinkerbell outfit (Lookin’ at you, Gary), you can get cheap drinks! | 9 pm. Free. National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St.

Fitness | Marathon Brewing Co. Pop-Up Run

(Image: marathonbeer)

Ok, ok … put away the pitchforks, people. We know what you’re gonna say. “Running is torture and no one should ever do it willingly.” Know that we hear you and appreciate you, and your feelings very much mirror our own. But that being said, Marathon literally made a beer – 26.2 Brew – that is the official beer of the Broad Street Run. Under any other circumstances, we’d be contacting their lawyers. But this time, we’ll let them slide … or, more accurately, jog past us on their way to Field House. | 6 pm. Free. Philadelphia Runner, 1601 Sansom St.

Literature | Brave Testimony: Chris Abani

Join poet, novelist and speaker Chris Abani, as well as the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, for an evening of celebration of poetry from the African Diaspora. Abani, whose father was Igbo and mother was English, has made it his life’s mission to bridge the gap between black and white, showing English speakers what life is really like in his stunning, if troubled home. | 6 pm. Free. Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk

Music | Bad Suns

The Bad Suns have only been together since 2012, making the rounds on a national level since 2014’s “Language & Perspective,” but they already seem to be something of a household name. 2016’s “Disappear Here,” inspired by a Bret Easton Ellis novel, began the morphing of their sound, and the recently released “Mystic Truth” seeks to continue that evolution. This may be your only chance to see 2019’s version, before whatever’s next draws them in a whole new direction. | 8:30 pm. $20. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. 

Discussion | Leveraging Your Personal Credit to Build Wealth

It can be tough to talk to people about money. Personal finance and “financial literacy” are a cottage industry, largely because of this specific issue; society, and our own misgivings, makes it difficult to speak to another person about the ways in which we save and/or spend the aforementioned hard-earned cash. This workshop aims to provide you the tools to approach your finances in a calm, collected, conscientious manner. | 6 pm. Free. WeWork, 1601 Market St.

Music | Broods

Brother and sister pop band, Broods, are out and about in support of their latest studio offering, “Don’t Feed the Pop Monster.” But don’t get it twisted; feed that monster they will, because at this point, these kids are pretty much part of the very fabric of the beast itself. Really, you can’t tour with the biggest pop monstrosity of them all – Taylor Swift – and not come out a little crazier, a little wilder, maybe even a little better on the other side. | 7:30 pm. $20. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Music | Road to Disc Jam Pre-Party

Dynohunter isn’t your everyday electronic dance trio. These Boulder, Colorado kids have managed to meld electronic music with live instrumentation, creating a coherence of sound that had previously only been hinted at. Not to mention, their name is frickin’ Dynohunter! Honestly, we could say all kinds of shit about their sound (Which is awesome), but we can’t get past that name. Dyno … Hunter! | 8 pm. $10. Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge, 435 Spring Garden St.


Music | Noera

Noera marks yet another win for us; Philadelphia-based bands are killin’ it, and we legit couldn’t be happier (Or prouder) to include them in these pages. Of course, it also helps that Noera makes some truly intriguing music, delving into issues of gender identity and mental health. Of course, it also, also helps that they’re playing at Everybody Hits, the batting cages-turned-music-venue and Perhaps the Coolest Spot in the Whole City. | 8 pm. $10. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave.

Art | HERsolo with Jacque White

It’s become a tradition, and we refuse to break from it. The Most Important Part First: All attendees are invited to bring feminine hygiene products along with them to the exhibit to donate to those in need. And now, The Other Important Stuff: HERspace and Philly Art Collective Gallery have joined together to bring Philly, “Feminine Mystique,” by Jacque White, an interactive art exhibit exploring the intimate experiences of women. | 7 pm. Prices vary. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3 St.

Discussion | White Fragility in America: Robin DiAngelo & Jack Hill

Author Robin DiAngelo comes to the Race Street Meetinghouse to discuss her New York Times-bestselling book, “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for People to Talk About Racism.” Joining DiAngelo will be diversity consultant, educator and author, Jack Hill, for an in-depth discussion of white fragility and racial inequality. As always, all we ask is that you keep your mind (And heart) open, and your tone respectful. | 6 pm. Free. Race Street Meetinghouse, 1510 Race St.

Drink | Wine Tasting & Trap Music

What goes better with a 67’ cab franc’ than some Soulja Boy? How about a bougelet nouveau 79’? You best believe that’s getting paired up with a hefty helping of RL Grime. And what about Flostradamus? He actually pairs best with a Four Loko, but that’s neither here nor there. Discover your inner Soulja sommelier and enjoy wines by the glass as you bounce your booty in your seat. | 7 pm. $29. The Ritz-Carlton, 10 Avenue of the Arts

Music | Sun Organ

Sun Organ is from Philly. Check. Sun Organ likes to use cavernous drums and a distinctive, deep-dredged guitar sound. Double check. Sun Organ is seemingly obsessed with the strangeness of people, picking it apart with the kind of grin that makes you think most of this is just a game. Triple check. Sun Organ likes to use weird grammar in their song and album titles, often to great metaphorical effect. Fourth. Fucking. Check. | 8 pm. $8. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. 3rd St.

Trivia | Emo Night Quizzo

We suppose the other side of the fearless Philly creative coin is, well, the inevitable mental illnesses that tend to be so tightly tied to artistic output. Thankfully for us, the city’s already found a great way to cop; emo nights! Seriously, do yourself a favor and look into it one of these days; from flea markets to quizzo, dance parties to dinners, the emo lifestyle has infiltrated all. Tonight, it’s quizzo. Tomorrow? The world … . | 8 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Networking | Our Night Out: LGBT Happy Hour

A monthly social/networking event for the LGBTQ community in the Greater Philadelphia region? Count us in. Count our friends in. Count our parents and our siblings and our first grade teacher in too. Mr. Beal, it’s ok; no one ever cared. We always loved you, because you let us nap after recess. Now, the world is yours; join your friends and go claim it. | 6 pm. $5. Porta, 1216 Chestnut St.

Movie | Film Essentials: Cabaret

Exterior: Berlin, 1931. Brian arrives and quickly falls in with a group of drinkers and thinkers, led by free-spirited cabaret performer, Sally. Brian and Sally’s relationship blooms, but the real world increasingly threatens to invade their tiny slice of paradise. Set against a backdrop of growing Nazi fear, this modern day allegory for our current state of … wait. You mean that’s the original story? And this is all happening again! | 7 pm. $9. Philadelphia Film Society, 1412 Chestnut St.


Party | Morgan’s Pier Opening Day

Your favorite bar on your favorite pier in your favorite neighborhood (Disputable) of your favorite city (Indisputable) of your favorite state ( …maybe?), is back for the summer. Get set to celebrate the spray of mist and the shine of sun with DJ Ricky Lee and whole winter’s worth of booze. | 4 pm. Free. Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Drink | Arts & Drafts

As we are wont to do, the most important bit first: 25% of bar proceeds will be donated to Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Which, come on; everybody loves the Magic Gardens. They’re the best. Anyway. If you’ve got a hankerin’ for some beer and conversation, maybe an itch to piece together a painted alebrije animals, maybe mush together a few magic nuudle creations, then you’ve come to the right dang place. | 6 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Fashion | Jefferson Annual Fashion Show

Turns out, this isn’t just an event; it’s an opportunity. Produced by fashion design and fashion merchandising students at Jefferson, this showcase of student work boasts a combined audience of more than 1,800 industry representatives, alumni and friends. In other words, your kid sister might not just be presenting her sophomore year project to a bunch of stuffy professors; she might just be landing her first big break. | 7 pm. $40. Sherman Mills, 3502 Scotts Ln.

Discussion | Artist Talk: Amplifying Civic Power in North Philadelphia

What. A. Thing. This one goes out to all those people who think art isn’t worth anything and question why someone might pursue a creative career. Artists in residence from The Village of Arts and Humanities created a project called, “Home Court: The Hartranft Basketball Court Revival,” which utilized art to unite community leaders across generations and, perhaps most importantly, revitalize a local basketball court. That’s art making a real, tangible difference. This is your chance to find out how they did it. | 6 pm. Free. The Philadelphia Foundation, 1835 Market St.

Music | Mountain Movers

Music fans can be tough. They fall in love so hard with something that speaks to them so directly, so clearly, that if that band or musician with which they had fallen in love changes their sound, it almost feels like something of a betrayal. For an indie rock band like Mountain Movers, with change seemingly built into their DNA, evolution is simply par for the course. And any fan willing to stick it out has unquestionably come out a winner on the other side … like us! | 8 pm. $10. Jerry’s On Front, 2341 N. Front St.

Party | Embody: An Ancient Futuristic Experience

Six fully-stocked bars. Three floors. A buttload of DJs and one unforgettable Ancient Futuristic Experience. Ya’ll, this is gonna be one hell of a good time. We’re talking live painters. Live dancers. Even live drummers! We’re talking a cigar/hookah room for the chiller and chattier amongst us. Hell, there’s even a soul food buffet provided by Tarik El (Of course featuring vegan options). It’s time to remember the Old Ways. The time-honored Traditions. The not-so-ancient Future. | 9 pm. $5. Trilogy Nightclub, 601 Spring Garden St.

LGBT | Spring Fling Drag Bingo

Spring’s nearly in full fling and the ladies of Drag Bingo are about ready to bloom. Seriously, these pretty gals are bright, vibrant and ready to be picked. Your ticket includes 10 games of bingo, dinner buffet, one complimentary beer or wine and, let’s not forget, a fabulous performance from Fanoi Dismount and the rest of the divas. Also, don’t forget to rock your Easter finest; best (See; most ridiculous) hat wins a very special prize. | 6 pm. $35. Hard Rock Cafe, 1113 Market St.

Music | The Black Lips

Garage rock is such a great term for a style of music. Like, most genres do a pretty good job of encapsulating what a band or musician might sound like, but none of them do it as well as garage rock. If you’re thinking of deflated tires and oil spots, an amp with the overdrive turned all the way up, vocals you can barely understand and drums that sound like they might crash through the concrete floor, then you’re on the right track. If you’re thinking Black Lips, you’re pretty much already there. | 9 pm. $20. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.