Calendar: April 26-May 2


Learn | Renewed Love Power Workshop

We could all use a little work on our relationships, no matter how perfect we may think they are. Sit in on this workshop to learn how to mend things – powerfully. The ticket price is per couple, so we’ll leave it to you to argue over who’s going to foot the bill. 6:30 pm. $20. The Bank Building, 421 Chestnut St.

Performance | Proud Out Loud: Open Mic and Showcase

Say it loud and say it proud this Black Pride month. Step up to the mic with fellow Philadelphians and lay some poetry on the crowd. It could be about anything, but it’d be especially great if you share whatever makes you most proud about being you. 8 pm. $11. A Poet Art Gallery, 4032 W. Girard Ave.

Music | Overkill

The band lives up to its name by just being a little bit excessive. It’s a thrash band – you know they’ll be brutally in your face with their long, whipping hair and pounding beats – you just have to accept it. Overkill’s been in the game since the 80s, and just released the album “The Wings of War” at the end of February. If you can’t picture what these guys look like, you know nothing about metal. 7 pm. $25. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St.

Music | Apple Juice Jones

Apple juice on Grape St. – sounds like a Fruit of the Loom commercial or something. Get your fructose fix at this show that definitely won’t leave you thirsty – or maybe it will if you go hard enough in the pit. Yes, there’s probably gonna be a pit in this grape, and if you don’t like it, you better eat around it. 7 pm. $8. The Grape Room, 105 Grape St.

Outdoors | Sunset Toad Walk

This sounds nice – usually, all we see when we walk around at sunset is people waiting for the bus. This walk was carefully planned to happen during the American Toad’s breeding season, so maybe you’ll even see some getting busy. We can’t promise you’ll be so lucky, but you’ll definitely get a free education as you hear the toads sing their usual nighttime songs and learn how to report sightings. 7:30 pm. Free. Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 W. Northwestern Ave.

Party | Seductions Meet & Greet

Pitbull was right when he said “one’s company, two’s a crowd, and three’s a party.” If you and your partner are into this lifestyle, or you’re a single lady who wants to explore, feel free to join the party. The free buffet at the beginning of the night is sure to get some conversation going and help you meet some friends with benefits. 8 pm. Bucks Cabaret, 2908 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Music | Girlpool

Dive right in. We don’t really have an idea of who this band exactly is, but that’s how they want it to be. But hey, that’s what makes them “underground,” right? Fluidity and maturity seem to be the name of the game for this duo that’s constantly taking their music to the next level. | 9 pm. $15. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Performance | Hot Flashbacks: A Golden Girls Musical Revue

The Golden Gays, a NYC drag trio, hot flash through Dorothy, Blanche and Rose’s most memorable moments in this live performance. Do you have what it takes to join them as Sophia? Find out – just bring your attitude and they’ll bring the glasses and wig. If we could be a fraction as fabulous as these women are when we’re that old, we’d be so damn proud. Then again, it’s just a TV show – I’m sure we’ll just be eating applesauce in our rocking chairs. 8 pm. $25. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.


Interests | East Passyunk Community Center Flea Market

Spring cleaning is over. Now it’s time to get all the tchotchkes and useless shit you don’t need! Flea markets are always perfect for that, and for bringing an entire neighborhood together. We’d like to think it’s more about the latter.  9 am. Free. East Passyunk Community Recreation Center, 1025 Mifflin St.

Event | Femme Freedom Fundraiser

Even if our nation’s President won’t get on board, we stand by the fact that ALL women deserve dignity. This event provides some fun for a good cause. That cause is ensuring proper hygiene for all women during those…important periods regardless of background or social standing. The proceeds from this event which’ll showcase a night of both great music and comedy will ensure feminine hygiene products, diapers and more make it into the hands of those who can benefit from it in our fair city. In summation, fun event for a noble cause. | 7pm. $10. Milkboy Philadelphia, 1100 Chestnut St.

Family Fun | Philly Butterfly Festival

All things butterfly will be celebrated at this all-day festival – live butterfly releases, gardening workshops, arts and crafts and more are all on the schedule. Butterflies are lucky – without those colorful wings, we’d probably scared to death of them. Personally, that “Wormy” episode of SpongeBob scarred us forever, but they really are just harmless and beautiful creatures – as far as we know.  10 am. $13-$16. Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion, 8046 Frankford Ave.

Interests | West Craft Fest

New name, new reason to go. Formerly known as “Go West Craft Fest,” this event is back and better than ever with more than 100 artists and “Tiny Circus,” which we can only assume is exactly what it sounds like. This is simply the perfect event for anyone with a crafty bone in their body. 11 am. Free. The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Ave.

Family Fun | Sheep Shearing Festival

You can really do anything in Philly – well, this is pretty much right on the border of the suburbs, but still. You get to watch the sheep be sheared and find out what’s done with the wool. This seems way too exciting to us. If it doesn’t sound so to you, there will also be games, food and live music, so there – that’s how you get anyone to go to an event. 12 pm. $3. Friends of Fox Chase Farm, 8500 Pine Rd.

Art | 4/20 Came Late Exhibit

If you’re a true stoner, you’re either still celebrating 4/20 or are at least still high from it. Well, time to smoke up again and glare at some art that exhibits all about the culture of cannabis. Be part of the first 50 to enter and get a free poster of Bender from Futurama chiefing on a fat blunt. 6 pm. Prices vary. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St.

Outdoor | A Celebration of Planet Earth

Life is fucking weird. Here we are, living and breathing on this floating rock that is somehow being held up by some force we can’t see. Let’s not overthink it and let’s just celebrate the fact that we’re here in the first place. Vendors, music, food, drinks – all the typical festival stuff will be there. Donations at a wine and food bar will benefit the National Resources Defense Council, which is comprised of badass people who fight to protect everything that makes Earth so unique. 1 pm. $20. The Music Ward, 5101 Grays Ave.

Learn | Kids’ Cooking Class

You’ve worked hard enough today, so make them cook dinner for you! If you didn’t have a kid to make them do things for you, then what did you have them for? Nonetheless, this seems like a great opportunity to teach your kids a skill that requires both creativity and necessity. 9 am. $15-$50. Maggiano’s Little Italy, 1201 Filbert St.

Comedy | So Damn Funny Comedy Festival

You definitely won’t leave without howling at least once from laughter. This night is packed with comedians that each have impressive accomplishments of their own. Michael Blackson of “Next Friday” and “Def Comedy Jam” fame tops the lineup of one of the most exciting recent comedy shows in Philly. 8 pm. $40. The Liacouras Center, 1776 N. Broad St.


Music | Quaker City String Band Serenade

Great, now we have a fantasy of the Quaker Oats guy strumming us a sweet song on his guitar. Music will be played all day at this event which even includes a “serenade parade” with the famous Philly Mummers. AND Bob Kelly from Fox 29 will be there. Come on, you can’t miss the chance to see all your favorite Philly celebrities in one place. 1 pm. Free. Quaker City String Band, 1943 S. 3rd St.

Music | Guerilla Toss

Space out to some synth-heavy bops that’ll blow your mind. Guerilla Toss is known for its ability to take listeners through a meditative trance. Come prepared by pre-tripping off their newest LP “Twisted Crystal.” 8 pm. $12. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.

Dance | Medicine Philly: Ecstatic Dance

Dance your ass off – or don’t – at this all-ages event designed to turn up the energy on lazy Philly Sundays. Dance however you want and relax however you feel – all that matters is the environment stays energetic and lively. Smoking and alcohol are banned so be ready for a genuinely fun experience. 6 pm. $15. Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square.

Music | April Didgeridoo Night

Don’t worry – you don’t actually need to have a didgeridoo lying around to join in on this jam session. All instruments and skill levels are welcome to play and to listen to the lessons and tips that’ll be given, like “Breathing Techniques & Beatboxing.” We recommend that you bring your talents to the table and learn something new. | 5 pm. Free. BridgeSet Sound, 710 South St.

LGBTQ | Let’s Have a Kiki Drag Show

Oh, yes, sir. As defined by the credible Urban Dictionary, a kiki is a “good party with good friends” that “may involve locked doors, tea and salacious gossip.” Stir it up at this gathering hosted by drag kings. 8 pm. Free. Toasted Walnut, 1316 Walnut St.

Event | Holocaust Memorial Ceremony

This is the 55th annual ceremony of remembrance in Philly for the Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Gather at the Memorial to the Six Million Jewish Martyrs for music, prayers and a candle lighting. By remembering and mourning these losses every year, the Holocaust’s effects will never be forgotten. 1 pm. Free. Levy Park, 1635 Arch St.

Interests | DIY Kombucha

Pretty self-explanatory. Learn how to brew your own so you won’t have to get it for $5 a bottle at Whole Foods anymore. All the supplies to make your first half gallon are provided, and the lesson is given by Olga of Phoenixville’s Baba’s Bucha. 11 am. $30. The Mercantile, 542 Carpenter Ln.

Discussion | Credit & Cocktails

Proper financial advice is always discussed over a drink or two. Bad credit is more damaging than a bad reputation – learn how to turn it around with some valuable guidance. Maybe you could finally get that apartment in Fishtown that requires a 750 credit minimum. 6:30 pm. Free. Super Realty Group, 308 N. 64th St.


LGBTQ | Queer Soup Night

Gatherings focused on bringing people together for goodwill of the community make our hearts feel all fuzzy. Lots of important discussions can be held over some warm food and a shared space. This pay-as-you-wish event won’t exclude anyone in the queer community from the narrative. 6:30 pm. Prices vary. Musi BYOB, 100 Morris St.

Music | Summer Cannibals

Straight up rock n’ roll is what this band is about. An intimate, loud experience is what this venue is about. So, you simply have to come through and be all about letting the music take control of your night. 7 pm. $7. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.

Discussion | Made in Philly: Coffee Shop Talks

The reporters behind the Inquirer’s “Made in Philly” project want to hear your stories. If you have something to say about being an overworked and under-appreciated Philadelphian who’s striving to make changes in the community, you’re in luck. This is the first of three events as the reporters travel to coffee shops around the city to gather actual experiences of Philly residents. 4 pm. Free. Milk & Honey Market, 4435 Baltimore Ave.

Politics | An Evening with Larry Krasner & Erika Almirón

Almirón is a candidate running for City Council At-Large. Learn about her platform, goals and more as her and District Attorney Krasner discuss “The Intersection of Criminal Justice Reform and Immigrant Rights.” It’s crucial that we make informed decisions before voting on politicians who will represent us for a few years. 6 pm. Prices vary. Clarkville, 4301 Baltimore Ave.

Workshop | Narcan Training

You never know if you’ll have to save someone’s life one day. Anytime a training class like this comes around, you should definitely hop on it – especially if it’s free. This class is offered monthly, so you won’t miss your chance if you can’t make it to this one. 6 pm. Free. Kensington Storefront, 2774 Kensington Ave.

Relax | Reiki & Yin

It’s rare that anyone knows what it feels like to not just do relaxing things, but just be relaxed. Chill the fuck out with some positive vibrational energy sent straight your way. Stretch and open yourself up to continue receiving good vibes all day. If you can find the time, you definitely shouldn’t miss out on this. 7:30 pm. $25. Grace & Glory Yoga, 2220 Frankford Ave.

Food | Pound Cake Heaven Grand Opening

This cake must be pretty delicious. The celebration was ignited with a ribbon cutting from Mayor Kenney, and now the party continues with a 1,000 pound cake fundraiser. While we’re at it, let’s just build a damn model of the Comcast Center out of pound cake. 12 pm. Free. Pound Cake Heaven, 3415 Kensington Ave.

Community | Riverfront North Master Plan Meeting

Take your chance to have a future in the development of Philly. Let ‘em know what you want to be staring at on the riverfront for the rest of your life in Philly. If they are asking, please answer. 5:30 pm. Free. Tacony Branch, Free Library of Philadelphia, 6742 Torresdale Ave.


Trivia | Billy Penn Quizzo

Think you know everything about Philly’s rich history? Can you also predict the future? Well, then you might be the winner of this quizzo night, where contestants will be quizzed on past, present and future happenings in Philly. 6 pm. Free. Pistola’s Del Sur, 1934 E. Passyunk Ave.

Event | Frontier Airlines at Dilworth Park

Win a free flight and meet some fake animals. Frontier will be giving out prizes and playing games with passer-bys all day. We love Philly, but no offense, we can’t miss the opportunity to GTFO while we can – especially if it’s free. 11 am. Free. Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.

Music | Goodnght Philly

Yeah, it’s supposed to be spelled like that. Philly R&B and hip-hop artists claim the stage at this party. 8 pm. $12. Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge, 435 Spring Garden St.

Event | Make America Pay Reparations

This call-to-action seeks to hold white people responsible for the success of the race based on the exploitation and abuse of black people. And rightfully so. While we can’t control our skin color or where we come from, we can determine how educated and aware we are and seek to make change. We can only look forward. 7 pm. Free. William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.

Event | Intentionality in Identity: An Open Mic Night

You’ll rarely see an event in here just for teenagers, but here it is. Speakers are challenged to form their own perceptions of their identity and translate that through performances like spoken word or poetry. Identity can be a tricky topic to nail, but this open mic is a reminder that everyone interprets who they are differently. 4 pm. Free/Prices vary. National Museum of American Jewish History

Outdoors | Navy Yard Spring Cleaning

So, you’ve finished clearing all the unneeded shit out of your house during spring cleaning. Now, bring it to the Navy Yard to recycle and properly dispose of it all. You can finally feel the relief as you watch all your old documents being shredded and your shoes being donated to someone who needs them more than you did. 11 am. Free. The Navy Yard, 4701 Intrepid Ave.

Discussion | Creative Shift: A Panel Discussion

Careers in any creative or artistic industry are filled with plenty of discouraging ups and downs. It’s especially shitty to want to change your career path but don’t know where to start. The best way to stick with it and make the changes you need to is by gathering advice from fellow professionals in your field, which is exactly what this event seeks to do. 6 pm. $10-$20. Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Square.

Learn | Ideas We Should Steal: Improving Our Financial Futures

Millennials haven’t been handed a fair deck when it comes to financial preparedness. All they do is take out loans and spend all the money they don’t have on Postmates. But the secret in creating a better financial future lives in the mind of one of the members of the generation, and at this discussion, they will be encouraged to share it. 6 pm. Free. PAFA Historic Landmark Building Auditorium, 118 N. Broad St.


Festival | Philadelphia Chinese Lantern Festival

Opening day of this annual festival is already here. Each year, this event comes back with new lantern sculptures that shine even brighter than the year before. Prep yourself for almost two months of spectacular art and activities to celebrate Chinese culture. 6 pm. $18. Franklin Square, 200 N. 6th St.

Music | Marianas Trench

Poppy rock has never been so deep. Marianas Trench is now located in Philly for one day as the band moves through a U.S. tour. Bump to “Phantoms,” their latest album. 8 pm. $26.50. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St.

Music | Tones of Home: Community Concert & Art-Making

We really appreciate the abundance of community art events in Philly, and this one’s no exception. Just another show open to any artists who want to share their talents with their neighbors to entertain and inspire. Yet it’s just as unique as any other, because every event has distinct artists who perform and affect the event differently. 6:30 pm. Prices vary. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Event | Philly Who? Podcast Live

Philly Who? podcast host Kevin Chemidlin will be interviewing a litany of Philly celebrity guests in this live version of his series. Mike Solomonov and Steve Cook, the geniuses behind Zahav and Federal Donuts, will share their stories of success and business inspirations. Listen closely to learn a thing or two from the guys who probably made millions from selling fried chicken and donuts. 8 pm. $28. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Arts & Crafts | Paint Nite for Pediatric Brain Cancer Research

Spice up Paint Nite by creating something for a positive cause. A portion of ticket sales will go to the Brain Tumor Avengers, a local organization. The money will fund their team for the upcoming Parkway Run in September. 7 pm. $45. Field House, 1150 Filbert St.

Comedy | Big Princess & High Fashion

High Fashion creates “weird characters.” Big Princess will “take you on an unexpected journey.” This is all we’re supposed to know. Let the characters improv the rest for you and let’s see which direction this night goes in. 9 pm. $8. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

Outdoors | Native Plants Walk

Believe it or not, plants actually do grow in Philly’s urban landscape. This walk will take attendees through a journey of plants native to the rail park. You’ll also learn the real importance of these plants in maintaining a positive urban habitat. 6 pm. Free. The Rail Park, 1300 Noble St.

Outdoors | May Day Party

At an outdoor event like this, you really don’t need many bells and whistles to make it a fun time. Usually, food, drinks, music and kid-friendly activities are all the things that make an event popular. This event could check all these off its list. 5 pm. Free. The Spring Gardens Community Garden, 18th & Wallace St.


Comedy | Sketch Comedy: Sink or Sketch

It’s one or the other, no swimming in between. This month’s theme: King of the Hill. Each sketch comedy team has to keep delivering on-brand, off-the-cuff performances all night. Keep an eye out for who can serve Hank Hill realness while keeping it fresh and sticking to the theme. 7 pm. $5. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

Event | The Stenton Garden Party

A party in honor of Dinah, Heroine of Stenton – one of the many accomplished black people who have not received a monument in the city. The museum is currently undertaking a two-year project to get Dinah the memorial she’s always deserved. In the meantime, celebrate her legacy surrounded by the beautiful museum grounds. 5 pm. $55. Stenton, 4601 N. 18th St.

Music | Parachute

Just let yourself gently fall to Earth to this band’s dreamy music. They’re apparently on tour to show off their new singles they released in late March and earlier this month, preluding their album “Young” that will be released in May. 8 pm. $20. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St.

Music | Art From the Heart vs. Hood EDM

This is simply an event made for creative personalities from all over to perform and mingle in a shared space. And that space happens to have lots of bass and body paint. Rave all night to something new. 8 pm. $10. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St.

Music | Summer Kickoff

Holy shit, is it really almost summer? It seems a little too early to celebrate, but hey, why not. These smooth, slightly poppy bands on the bill for this show will help to eventually ease us into the next season – or at least make us feel like we are. 8 pm. $10. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St.

Family Fun | Philadelphia Children’s Festival

The three-day festival kicks off with musical and theatrical performances that even the fussiest kid would be in awe over. There will be plenty of interactive activities to keep curious children on their toes. 9:30 am. Prices vary. Annenberg Center Live, 3680 Walnut St.

Event | Night Market

The Night Market is making its first step of the season in the center of Philly’s Latino community. “The Golden Block” is a commercial district that boasts hundreds of businesses, including a bunch of authentic Latino food. Celebrate Latino culture in a part of the city where it has thrived for years. 6 pm. Prices vary. El Centro de Oro, 2729 N. 5th St.

Learn | The Physics of Climbing

This isn’t just another fitness class. At this event, Bob Johnson, a physics professor at the University of Pennsylvania, will break down the science behind climbing and how physics impact the moves made. It may look impossible to do, but once you learn the science of rock climbing, you can manipulate it to be the best damn climber ever. 6 pm. Prices vary. Tufas Boulder Lounge, 1614 N. 5th St.

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