Calendar: Aug. 2-8

FRIDAY, AUGUST 2Music | Pop Punk Sing-Along


Music | Pop Punk Sing-Along

Whether you were in high school, college or still an oldie back then, you know the 2000s had some of the best pop punk music ever. Relive the glory days at this event where you’re invited to belt all your favorite tunes. In The Presence Of Wolves will be performing all the essential classics. | 7 pm. $11. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.

Music | 70s Soul Jam

Let’s take a second to feed our souls a little bit. Expect amazing performances from The Chi-Lites, Heatwave, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes and a few more. There’s no better time than the summer to let some soul sweep you away like a rolling wave. | 7:30 pm. $25-$75. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Comedy | Shawn Wayans

It’s amazing how the Wayans brothers have worked on so many films together, but they all have their own successful careers. You know ‘em from White Chicks, In Living Color, Scary Movie… Now, get to know him on a local stage off-camera. Anything goes. | 7:30 pm. $32. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

Outdoors | Lighthouse Parade and Glow Party

Join in a procession led by the West Powelton Steppers & Drum Line through the neighborhood and into the garden. Stand out under the black lights in neon or white clothes. This also falls on National Moth Night, so… maybe you’ll see some moths pollinating at night. Exciting things in store here. | 6 pm. Free. Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Art | First Friday: Self-Portraiture

Get artsy this month by immortalizing yourself with your own self-portrait. Put on some colonial-style costumes and do it like the Founding Fathers did. Enjoy free tours of the museum throughout. | 5 pm. Free. Elfreth’s Alley Museum, 124 Elfreth’s Alley.

Comedy | The Interrogation Room

Own up to something that you got away with once – if you’re ballsy enough. Tell your true story and comedians will twist it into a show. You may have been keeping this secret your whole life with no idea it would one day make a great comedy routine. Life imitates art. | 10 pm. $10. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

Comedy | Couples Therapy

This live podcast is hosted by real-life couple Naomi Ekperigin and Andy Beckerman. Friends, exes and other couples will be talking about their relationships. It’s half comedy show, half therapy session. | 8:30 pm. $16. Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.

Music | Smooth Jazz Summer Nights: Bilal

This is the first performance of the season’s outdoor concert series. Vibe with Bilal – a Philly native and Grammy-winning artist. He’s even featured on a song with Beyonce before, so yeah, he’s a pretty big deal – not to diminish all his other musical accomplishments. | 7:30 pm. Free. Penn’s Landing, 601 N. Columbus Blvd.


Interests | Darksome Art & Craft Market

Get spooky in one of America’s oldest cemeteries at the second installment of this dark market. Treat yourself to oddities and treats from over 80 vendors. You may end up spending more money than you really have… that’d be the real horror. Enter at your own risk. | 10 am. Prices vary. Mount Moriah Cemetery, 6201 Kingsessing Ave.

Comedy | Comedy Hustle Summer Showcase

This show goes all around the tri-state area dropping some serious comedians in different cities. Next stop is Philly, with host Lawrence Killebrew from Kevin Hart’s TV show “Hart of the City.” We don’t know who will be there, but we know they’ll be fucking funny. | 8:30 pm. $20. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Festival | Afrakan Independence Day Ma’at Celebration

Come together to celebrate Afrakan liberation at the 15th annual happening of this festival. Start the day early with the “Do for self” Junkanoo parade to the park that kicks off the event. With outdoor performances, food and craft vendors, and guest speakers, this festival is a mid-summer day’s dream. | 12 pm. Free. Malcolm X Park, 400 S. 51st St.

Music | World/Inferno Friendship Society

This isn’t a club meeting. It’s a show that also serves as a meeting of some great minds in music. So, maybe it kind of is a meeting. But with some crazy punk music. The only meeting you’re ever going to want to attend. | 7 pm. $12. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.

Music | Switchfoot

These guys started out jamming in high school. Now, they’re a Grammy winning band with a bunch of top 40 songs to show for their success. They’re touring in celebration of their new album “Native Tongue.” | 7:15 pm. $35. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Music | The Philly Flower Show

This isn’t another event at some community garden. It’s a show of hot rappers on the rise in the city. It’s all to commemorate Urban Creators’ – a grassroots collaborative – tenth anniversary. | 10 pm. $20. Warehouse on Watts, 923 N. Watts St.

LGBTQ | Bev’s Big Blonde Bitchfest

This monthly drag show has nothing but the most fabulous happenings in store every time. The special guest this time around is Jaymes Mansfield, most known for being on Rupaul’s Drag Race. They’re big, they’re bitchy, and you bet they’ll be your best gal pals this Saturday night. | 9 pm. $5. Tabu, 254 S. 12th St.

Interests | Funk n Bowl: Outdoor Edition

Philly Funk Society will be bringing good vibes to this summer pop-up event. You’ll definitely feel pumped up enough from the music to roll some strikes. | 9 pm. Free. North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd St.


Party | Back In Time: Leo Party

All you August babies out there are invited. Come celebrate you being born because, let’s face it, it sure is a miracle. Have your cake here and eat it, too. Really though – some birthday cake will be served.  | 4 pm. Free. Toasted Walnut, 1316 Walnut St.

Party | Shizz Lo x Ethik Pop-Up Party

This party is celebrating the drop of the Gelato collection collab. Cool off with some sick new clothing. We do hope they’ll be serving actual gelato here, though. We’re hot out here. | 5 pm. Free. Ethik Clothing Co., 441 South St.

Festival | ACANA African Festival

Six whole hours of African music, food and cultural celebrations. PECO’s Multicultural Series never fails to add some vibrancy to our city. Dip in to just the surface of everything wonderful African culture has to offer. | 2 pm. Free. Penn’s Landing, 601 N. Columbus Blvd.

Interests | End of Shark Week Sunday Funday

Well that went by quickly. Celebrate the end of TV’s most ravenous week with some drinking and good times. It all wraps up with a Jaws marathon. | 1 pm. Free. 12 Steps Down, 831 Christian St.

Music | Skyla Burrell Band

Passionate, in your face blues rock. This band is the definition of whiskey on the rocks. Strong, smooth and a staple. | 9 pm. Free. The Twisted Tail, 509 S. 2nd St.

Party | 2nd Street Festival After Party

Keep the festivities going at this exhilarating after party. Francisco Collazo and Cardona will be spinning deep tracks to get you moving. The celebration never has to end. | 10 pm. Free. North Bowl, 909 N. 2nd St.

Performance | Beautychickee: Mind Your Business Tour

We live in an age where YouTubers have enough influence to go on a nationwide tour. Pretty crazy. Come see this young lady talk makeup, life and the Internet – probably. | 12 pm. $25. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.


Interests | Hardhat Tour: Chestnut Street Bridge

We’ve all dealt with the hell around the Schuylkill Expressway caused by all the construction around there. Get a peek inside and learn why it’ll take so damn long to renovate this bridge. Stick around after the tour of the bridge for a discussion on its past, present and future. It’s about to close down for a year, so don’t miss out. | 10 am. Free. Chestnut Street Bridge, 80 S. 30th St.

Sports | World’s Largest Golf Outing

We hope you have friends – or at least ones interested in gold – to join you here. It’s just all about a fun day out on the 18-hole course to raise money for the non-profit Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House provides spaces for military families to stay while their loved ones get treatment.  | 10. $45-$180. Cobbs Creek Golf Club, 7400 Lansdowne Ave.

Music | Bit Brigade

We’re sorry to all the other bands out there, but we think this one has to be the coolest one that has ever existed. These guys play full soundtracks to NES games, while the game is being played live on stage. They’ll be doing the Contra and Metroid scores at this show. | 8 pm. $15. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Art | Gary Smith: Pick Up Sticks

One man’s trash will make up another man’s art exhibit. Smith’s creations make use of even the most meaningless debris. This display has now entered its final month, so don’t miss your chance to show support for Smith’s works. | 11 am. Free. The Galleries at Moore, 1916 Race St.

LGBTQ | Birthday Bitchy Bingo

Feeling lucky and a little cunty? Boric Star Bratton and Lady Geisha-Stratton are hosting this night of bingo, drag and exciting entertainment. We have no clue who’s birthday it is, though. | 8 pm. Free. Bainbridge Street Barrel House, 625 S. 6th St.

Art | Lauryn Hill Paint and Sip

Have you ever loved Lauryn Hill so much you wanted to paint a portrait of her and hang it up on your wall? Yeah, us too. Come out and paint her beautiful likeness while you jam to her music. | 6:30 pm. $40. ARTrageous Brush and Flow, 6345 Germantown Ave.

Music | Tuxedo

These two guys will throw some jams in your face, and look dapper as hell doing it. Their music will throw you back to the classic disco dance beats of the 70s and 80s. Let’s get funked up. | 8 pm. $20. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Music | Eye Flys

We spy with our little eye some cool guys coming by. This band is sludgy, noisy and heavy. Stand by for an album coming out from them soon. | 8 pm. $10. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.


Music | Young People’s Concert Series: Rhythms of the World

Get your kids moving and grooving at this free for all, outdoor concert series. Hear different music from around the world without stamping your passport. This is the last in the series for the summer, so don’t miss out. | 11 am. Free. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Music | UB40

This is the group that brought us “Red Red Wine,” one of the most classic reggae songs ever. However, they’ve been in the business for over 40 years and have so much to show for it. Come witness why they’ve been so successful for so long. | 8 pm. $40. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St.

Music | Andrew Belle

If you’re a fan of James Blake or Bon Iver, you’ll definitely appreciate this Chicago native’s music. It’s deep, emotional and ethereal. Listen to his 2017 album “Dive Deep” to get an idea of what makes Belle so unique. | 8 pm. $15. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 Frankford Ave.

Networking | Speed Friending

Making friends – even for people in their 20s – can be awkward as hell. Cut out all the extra shit and make some friends in a snap here. Just remember everyone here is as eager as you are to make some friends, so you’ll definitely find a new acquaintance before you leave. | 7 pm. $15. Infusion Lounge, 16 S. 2nd St.

Family Friendly | National Night Out

This nationwide event goes down every August with the goal of getting neighbors to watch out for each other. Come out to learn how to reduce crime in our beautiful city. It’s unfortunately way too large of an issue, and it can only be solved if we step up to prevent it. | 5:30 pm. Free. Philadelphia Police Mini Station, 905 South St.

Discussion | Philly Loves Poetry Interview and Reading

Get inside the minds of emerging young poets in our community. Krisann Janowitz – host of the poetry program New Voices – will interview writers, who will also be reading some of their works. | 6:30 pm. Free. PhillyCAM, 699 Ranstead St.

Film | Passport to World Cinema

This theater is offering free screenings of films from around the world every month to give viewers an idea of the entertainment enjoyed abroad. We’re all for exposing people to life outside of Philly. Come out for a showing of “I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians,” a Romanian film with a super long title. | 7 pm. Free. PFS Roxy Theater, 2023 Sansom St.

Party | Sunset Sessions

Smooth jazz on a city rooftop. Is there anything better you have to do this Tuesday? Simmer down after a long day at work. | 5 pm. Free. Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S. Columbus Blvd.


Music | Spoken Nerd

This guy is serving up something different. Expect satirical indie hip-hop and some sophisticated poetic lyrics. This nerd has something to say, so let’s all gather and listen. | 7:30 pm. $10. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.

Comedy | Grin and Beer It

Turn that frown upside down that this comedy show bound to be entertaining. Michael Kelly, Nicole Phoenix and Peggy O’Leary will be your hilarious hosts. You won’t have to fake a smile here. | 9 pm. $5. Earth Bread and Brewery, 7136 Germantown Ave.

Music | Papa Roach

Everyone knows either “Last Resort” or “Scars,” and maybe even more. This band definitely has a lot to show to the world. Come catch them on their “Who Do You Trust?” tour, promoting their new album of the same name. | 7 pm. $25-$95. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

Networking | Citizen Women’s Happy Hour

The Philadelphia Citizen is hosting this cocktails and conversation type of event. Connect with intelligent and successful women and feel empowered while doing it. All who identify as a woman are strongly encouraged to check this one out. | 6 pm. Free. Location 215, 990 Spring Garden St.

Food & Drink | Ancient Alcohol

Getting shit faced is an art as old as time. How else will we escape the crippling grip of our short existence? Nonetheless, come out to learn about all the libations enjoyed by our distant ancestors. | 5:30 pm. $20. Penn Museum, 3260 South St.

Food & Drink | East vs. West Coast Mini Beer Fest

This monthly event features four different breweries every month for attendants to get a taste of. This time around, you’ll be tasting 21st Amendment, Evil Genius, Boston Beer and Ballast Point. It’s the pier’s last of this event for the summer, so be sure to catch it. | 4 pm. $10. Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Columbus Blvd.

Art | Posters for the People

Old political posters are some cool works of art. Join in on the conversation surrounding finding the lost posters created during the New Deal that artists and historians are on the hunt to find. Meanwhile, you’ll get to enjoy the over 500 posters that have been recovered. | 6 pm. $20. Social Impact Studios, 319 N. 11th St.

Party | A Night in Moshen 2

Project Moshen and Philly Current Magazine are hosting this night stuffed with entertainment. Expect a performance from the Moshen dancers, an all female jazz group. Local celebrity Jenna Meissner from PHL 17 will also be in attendance. | 7 pm. $35. Philadelphia Distilling, 25 E. Allen St.


Music | Music Entrepreneur Club Tour

You don’t need to be in L.A. to be immersed in the music industry. It’s all coming to us at this event packed with conferences, discussions and networking opportunities. For music entrepreneurs, it’s all about who you know and how much you’re willing to put yourself out there. | 5 pm. $50. Warehouse on Watts, 923 N. Watts St.

Music | Anthony Hamilton

This soul singer went from the church choir to being compared to some of the best talents in the industry. His illustrious career has allowed him to release almost ten albums since 2003. Connect with him at his performance that’s sure to be smooth as hell. | 7 pm. $35-$75. Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Dr.

Art | Aglow

Everything in life around us is art – even the plastic floating in our waterways. Environmental artist Aurora Robson, who’s work will be on display in this exhibit, has  transformed plastic debris into illuminated sculptures shining under LED lights. | 6 pm. Free. Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagys Mill Rd.

Food & Drink | Punch Buggy Brewing Co. Grand Opening

Some more delicious craft beer is coming to our city. Come out for this opening to enjoy some brews and grilled cheese sandwiches. Maybe you’ll find your new favorite over this three-day long weekend event. | 5 pm. Free. Punch Buggy Brewing Co., 1445 N. American St.

Music | Overeasy

How do you like your eggs in the morning? Despite the name, this band will get you all scrambled up – in a good way. Jam to some soulful and smooth hip-hop from this Philly based group. | 6:30 pm. $12. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St.

Party | Tropical Voodoo

Philly sure as hell isn’t a tropical summer destination. Blast off to where the palm trees are at this DJ set. Let the vibes of the Afro rock and Latin music being spun wash you away. | 8 pm. Free. The International Bar, 1624 N. Front St.

Interests | Poetry and Rhythm and Blues Night

Come out for some meaningful words and emotional music. By attending, you’ll be supporting the Helping the Homeless Organization, a local nonprofit fighting the good fight. | 7 pm. $15. Philly Platinum Grill, 7719 Crittenden St.

Performance | Hotter Than July; I Just Might Burn You in August

The description we read for this event was pretty ambiguous, so we’ll make this one the same damn thing. It’s a performance that takes advantage of audio and video effects to make you feel displaced in the environment. Prepare to question everything.  | 6 pm. Free. Icebox Project Space, 1400 N. American St.