Calendar: Aug. 29-Sept. 5


Party | Dear Summer ‘19

We never want it to end. Sign and seal your love letter to the season at this end of summer party. Jam out to performances by Boob Mile$, Rebel Foster and more as you say your final goodbyes. | 9 pm. $12. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Comedy | Made In America Comedy Jam and Afterparty

After sweating your ass off all day on the parkway, come laugh off the rest of it. The lineup of comedians is a surprise, and so are the shenanigans to expect. All we know is that a room full of people hungover from loud rap and dancing all day could be pretty hilarious. | 8 pm. $20-$30. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

Music | Sad and Boujee: Boats and Emos 

A little trap, a little emo, a lot of rocking on this not so little boat. Philly native emos The Wonder Years will be making an appearance here, so you better not miss it. | 10 pm. $15. The Deck, 401 S. Columbus Blvd.

Comedy | This Week Sucked

We all go through some shit in our lives. This show is an opportunity to share it with others and sympathize. Your life doesn’t suck too bad – it just sucks as much as the rest of ours. | 8 pm. $10. ComedySportz Philly, 2030 Sansom St.

Community | Fight for the Ocean

The Food Empowerment Project has declared this day of action nationwide. Lead the change by participating in trash cleanup around Philly. Keep that trash from flowing into the ocean, and help prevent Earth from dying out. | 4 pm. Free. 1528 N. 27th St.

Comedy | Weeding Out the Stoned

Sixteen comedians on stage. Only one is sober. It’s up to the audience to figure out who the outlier is, and they can all win prizes. | 8:30 pm. $15. Good Good Comedy, 215 N. 11th St.


Interests | Philly Art Flea Market

Local artists will share all the pieces that are overflowing on their collections. Get your hands on some original works and insanely discounted prices. | 4 pm. Free. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St.

Comedy | They Can’t Do It Like Us: Hip-Hop Comedy Show

There’s plenty going on at this show that showcases a variety of local talent. Comedians, musicians and dancers will all take the stage and win your affection. | 7 pm. $19. Prestige Hall, 700 W. Tabor Rd.

Outdoors | Philly Latin Block Party and BBQ

This day is dedicated to learning how to dance. There are plenty of techniques to learn at this outdoor bash. If you plan on moving a lot, though, don’t fill up on too many tacos. | 3 pm. Prices vary. Drexel Park, 385 N. 32nd St.

Music | Good ‘n Country Saturday Night

Chill out to some covers of country and bluegrass songs. You’ll feel like you’re spending a relaxing night under the stars, even though you’ll really be inside a bar. | 8 pm. $5. The El Bar, 1356 N. Front St.

Festival | Pier Pressure Summer Festival

Celebrate the last of summer with an outdoor music festival. Hip-hop and R&B artists will perform, and plenty of food, festivities and fireworks will be offered for everyone. | 3 pm. $5. Race Street Pier, Race St. and N. Columbus Blvd.

Festival | Cannstatter Volksfest

This iconic Oktoberfest celebration goes down every Labor Day Weekend. Eat, drink and party like the Germans do. Make a new tradition or continue a long-running one. | 12 pm. $6-$11. Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd.

Food & Drink | Manayunk BBQ Crawl

Try all the best BBQ this bustling neighborhood has to offer. Walk around to the 12 locations offering some sweet deals on their food. Don’t let all this smoky goodness slow you down, though – we challenge you to make it to all the spots on the map. | 12 pm. $10. Locations vary.

Outdoors | Labor Day Concert and Fireworks

The traditional way to get down on Labor Day. Cozy up by the river for a free concert and a flashy fireworks display. Laying out at Penn’s Landing is the Philly way to commemorate the holiday. | 8 pm. Free. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd.


Festival | Blue Corn Green and Organic Festival

Let’s all get into living greener lifestyles. This festival is dedicated to sustainability and maintaining old traditions. In a time where the Amazon is literally burning, we think it’s time we all consider cleaning up our acts. | 12 pm. Free. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd.

Festival | Reggae, Wine, Food and Music Festival

Sip some drinks, shake your body to the music and chow down on some amazing food. Take advantage of the unlimited wine tastings – but don’t get too crazy. Here, you’ll feel just as chill as the wine. | 1 pm. $25-$50. Belmont Mansion, 2000 Belmont Mansion Dr.

Party | Labor Day Luau

Go on a staycation to this exotic bar. Transport yourself to Hawaii on your day off for some relaxing vibes and tropical dreams. We can only dream we were there, but we’re too busy paying the bills. | 6 pm. Free. The Thirsty Soul, 1551 W. Passyunk Ave.

Music | Nominee

A rock band from Houston that stays true to their rock roots. We nominate this band to be the next one you see live. They’re definitely worth your consideration. | 5 pm. $10. Creep Records, 1050 N. Hancock St.

Food & Drink | Philly Mac-Down 4: The Vegan Mac Attack

This smackdown series has been going for a few rounds. Now, the finest vegan mac and cheese dishes will go head to head. The winner gets the title of the best vegan mac maker in the city. | 5 pm. $15. The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.

Party | Made in America Afterparty

This is for those of you who don’t like to kick it casually. It’s for those that love popping big bottles of bubbly. Ladies get in free ‘til 11. Get classy after you twerked your way through the biggest music festival of the year. | 10 pm. Prices vary. Reserve Lounge, 724 Arch St.

Music | London Calling

Four local bands will team up to perform The Clash’s legendary 1979 album in its entirety. There’s one band to tackle each side. This show is just calling your name. | 8 pm. $10. Ruba Club, 416 Green St.

Party | HIPS

A celebration of black bodies, black music and black representation. This event will be bringing the party this African diaspora. Come show everybody what that booty can do. | 10 pm. Free. Warehouse on Watts, 923 N. Watts St.


Music | Drowse

Kyle Bates – the man behind the name – went through lots of self-reflection to write his music. Hear his stories and demons come to life through his songs. This musician’s act definitely won’t make you dose off. | 8 pm. $10. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.

Music | TV Theme Song Karaoke Party

We spent countless hours of our lives glaring at that illuminated screen. Dive deep into the abandoned filing cabinets in your brain full of all the TV show theme songs you’ve ever heard. Embarrass yourself by belting them out for the whole bar to hear. | 9 pm. Free. Cavanaugh’s Headhouse, 421 S. 2nd St.

Trivia | Themed Quizzo: Back to School Movies

From elementary to college, all the worst moments of each experience have been played out in movies. Test your knowledge on all the little and major things about these films. We’ve all seen them, we’ve all lived some of the material in them. | 8 pm. Free. Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen, 2370 E. Norris St.

Music | Into the Pit

The goal at this open mic is to get at least one pit opened up throughout the night. Get up and perform any song, any genre or any kind of routine that you’re feeling – as long as you’re confident, the crowd will be feeling it too. | 8 pm. Free. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave.

Party | Silent Philly: Hot Girls vs. City Boyz

Party on your own terms. Put on a pair of headphones and choose the kind of music you want to jam out to. Whether you’ve been having the summer of a hot girl or a shitty city dweller, you’re invited to this. | 9 pm. Prices vary. Fifth Street Lounge, 5929 N. 5th St.

Party | DJ Deejay Moshulu Boat Party

Sometimes, all you need to do on Labor Day is party on a boat. Dance to all the top 40 hits and all the best throwbacks being played by a DJ so nice he named himself the same word twice. | 10 pm. $5. The Deck, 401 S. Columbus Blvd.

Music | CalenRaps

It’s amazing what SoundCloud can do for young rappers these days. That’s how CalenRaps got his start in 2016 by posting videos that went viral. Now, after a move to L.A. and some new music coming up in the fall, he has caught the entire music industry’s eyes. | 8 pm. $12. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St.


Music | Northlane

This heavy metal band has traveled north from down under in Sydney. They’re no strangers to surprises – they released their last album “Mesmer” with no warning to their fans. Let them blindside you tonight. | 7 pm. $18. The Foundry, 29 E. Allen St.

Podcast | We Met at Acme

Isn’t that how every epic love story starts? Dating can be a touchy subject, but Lindsey Metselaar – the host of this podcast – is brave enough to discuss and explore it. Drop in to get some insight into the dating experiences of others, and take some of that knowledge home with you. | 8 pm. $20. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Trivia | Rocky Trivia

It may be pretty cliche to live in Philly and be obsessed with Rocky. However, if you have all that knowledge of the movies, use it to your advantage here. Lay it all on the table and you’ll come out as the champion. | 8 pm. Free. Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Columbus Blvd.

Discussion | How to Be an Antiracist

Not being racist isn’t enough to take action anymore. Dr. Ibram X Kendi’s book of the same title is about becoming part of the solution, rather than remaining a part of the problem. Sit down for a serious discussion on how to fight racism. | 6 pm. Free. University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St.

Music | Kaelen Mikla

These ladies will leave chills running down your spine. Come to this show to see a fresh group from Iceland. They’ll be playing their synth-pop songs that will get your body moving and your heart swooning. | 8:30 pm. $12. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.

Performance | The Original Songwriter’s Open Mic

The emphasis here is on original music created by the performers. Get up there and low the crowd away. Any talent is welcome, but just remember this crowd is ready to hear your organic lyrics and sounds. | 8 pm. Free. SawTown Tavern, 4717 Princeton Ave.

Wellness | Free Yoga and Meditation

We all deserve the chance to relax and center ourselves before a hectic weekday. Don’t miss this class that’s open to all people and all skill levels. Chill out in a beautiful garden before you have to face the day’s chaos. | 9 am. Free. Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Food & Drink | Botanical Cocktails with Ketel One

Come by the garden during this small window to try some vodka with herbal infusions. Unfortunately, we’re not talking about that kind of herb. However, there will be delicious samples of Cucumber and Mint, Grapefruit and Rose and Peach and Orange Blossom drinks for everybody. | 6 pm. Free. PHS Pop-Up Garden, 1436 South St.


Music | This Kills Me

An alt/punk three piece group that calls Fishtown home. We’re proud that they’re from Philly in the first place. Catch a low-key show featuring some high-key talent. | 7 pm. $7. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.

Interests | The Great Wiener Race

Witness a fierce race of wiener dogs at this fundraising event for the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society. Place your bets, drink some brews and chow down on some hot dogs while watching some little hot dogs race their butts off. The profits from food and drinks will go directly to PAWS, who will also be on site with adoptable pups ready to go home with you. | 5 pm. Free. Pretzel Park, 4300 Silverwood St.

Music | Vampire Weekend

These alt pop rockers have an infectious, upbeat energy in their sound. It’s no wonder they’ve been so damn successful throughout their 14-year-long career. Catch them on tour playing their newest album “Father of the Bride.” | 7:30 pm. $25-$99.50. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Film | Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool

A film that provides an intimate look of the man who defined “cool.” We don’t think anyone would pass up the chance to learn more about this boundary-breaking musician. | 7 pm. $13. Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut St.

Music | Bey Day: Beyonce B-Day Tribute Night

Beyonce would probably be the queen of the U.S. if it had a monarchy. Come party for her birthday at this night all about her. She may not be going to it, but you can at least pretend you were invited to her birthday party. | 8 pm. $5. The Foundry, 29 E. Allen St.

Comedy | Two Bedroom, One Bath

We all process grief and trauma differently. However, this process is even weirder when you’re going through it with your roommate. This dramedy show explores this situation in close detail. | 7 pm. $15. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

Music | Rhythm and Brews

Late summer and early fall evenings are some of the best. Get soothed with a serenade every week here. This first of the season show is starring Lisa Chavous and the Philadelphia Blues Messengers. | 5 pm. Free. Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.

Family Fun | South Street Safari

Wander through the city to find all the animals depicted in murals. Be the first to find them all to win some prizes. This is a great event to bring the kids to. | 6 pm. Prices vary. Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens, 1020 South St.


Music | Crooked Colours

Electro hits that hit straight to the heart. This Australian group first made waves with their debut album “Vera.” They’ve been going strong ever since and keep releasing bangers. | 9 pm. $15. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Music | Future Islands

In the future, we’ll all be on islands because climate change will have melted the ice caps and most land will be mostly underwater. Too deep? Eh, just come out and jam to some electropop that’ll make you forget you have any troubles. | 7 pm. $20-$55. Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Dr.

Fitness | All City Beer Run

Join the city and many of its running clubs for a run to the Yards brewery. Mingle over your common love for fitness and alcohol. Be sure to not drink the beer before you run, though – that’s not how it works. | 6:30 pm. Free. Locations vary.

Music | Terminally Chill

We’re gonna ride this vaporwave into oblivion, and you should too. Come jam to some of the best lo-fi/chillwave music you can imagine. It’s like the lo-fi hip-hop radio on YouTube come to life. | 10 pm. $3. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.

LGBTQ | Paula’s Drag Kitchen

Take a seat and let Paula serve it to you. What’s on the menu, you ask? Some fierce flips, tricks shenanigans that only the most fabulous drag queens in Philly could pull off. | 7:30 pm. $8. L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St.

Comedy | Comedy and Cocktails

The North American Comedy Distillery Tour is making a stop and dropping off some funny ass comedians in our city. Get treated to a free cocktail during the show. It’ll either the alcohol or all the laughs that will make you piss your pants by the end of the night. | 7:30 pm. $25. New Liberty Distillery, 1431 N. Cadwallader St.

Performance | In Transit

This circus is a performance of the experiences we face while riding public transportation. Except, of course, we don’t fly trapeze over the bus stop. Come to this to witness intimate moments and gravity-defying stunts that will leave you wondering, “how the fuck did they do that?” | 8 pm. $20. Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 N. American St.

Art | Unshakable Art Show

Seeing the work of local artists always makes us proud of the city we live in. Show your support for this charitable display of talent. All proceeds from the raffle tickets bought here will go to “For You Haiti.” | 6 pm. Prices vary. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

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