Calendar: Aug. 8-15

FRIDAY, AUGUST 9Music | Trash Knife


Music | Trash Knife

Cut up the floor jamming out to this group’s insane punk sounds. They’re pretty well known throughout the Philly house scene. We’re sure they know how to put on a show, and that you won’t want to miss it. | 8:30 pm. $7. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. 3rd St.

Music | CJ Ramone

It’s not every day you have a Ramone rocking a local haunt in Philly. He’s been in the game for over 25 years and somehow hasn’t tired from it yet. Come catch him while he’s riding a high from the May release of his solo album, “The Holy Spell…” | 8:30 pm. $15. MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St.

Performance | The Ghostly Circus: Tides of the Climates

Like Cirque du Soleil, but at a cemetery. Fire art and aerial theater are in store. Get all twisted up in this stunning display of showmanship. | 7 pm. $30. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave.

Interests | Clues and Blues and Chews

Come on, Nancy Drews of Philly. This scavenger hunt is all about discovering some facts about Cliveden’s history. Read the clues you find carefully. Booze will be served, of course. Show up early to get a tour of the place and have an advantage over your competition. | 6:30 pm. $35. Cliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Ave.

Music | Karaoke Gung Show

Celebrate the 12th anniversary of this show with its spectacular host Skeletor. Get up there and sing, but be aware that he may bang the gong before you’re done. It’s all about pleasing the host here. | 8 pm. Free. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Party | The Dollar Jawn

Get in on this rooftop party where pretty much everything is only $1. It’s like the Dollar Tree event of nightlife. This event is reserved for the “ultra sexy” people that want to spend their Friday doing this. Who wouldn’t want to? | 9 pm. $1. Golf & Social, 1080 N. Delaware Ave.

Music | Augustfest

These mini music festivals have been happening all summer, but this is the last for a while. Come check out performances from Philly’s own Tiny Hueman, Sonni Shine and Flash Flood, along with more acts from out-of-state. | 9 pm. $10. Imaginary Clouds Collective, 1714 N. Mascher St.

Art | Date Night

Bring your mom, brother or even you cat to this night all about appreciating art. You’ll be touring the current exhibition on display – which is about alternative ways of making art – and then you’ll get to create some of your own. | 6pm. $15. The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd St.


Music | Legendary Shack Shakers

These Southern guys have migrated north to give us a fresh sound. Their music is a fusion of rockabilly, blues and country that you never thought you needed to hear before. All you hoes better throw down to these banjo-plucking vibes. | 7 pm. $15. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.

Music | Yellowhammer Fund Dance Party

A benefit show full of music to get you moving. Rana Ransom, DJ Love and DJ Delish have kindly offered to get up on stage here. The Yellowhammer Foundation helps women seeking care at Alabama’s abortion clinics by funding their travel, lodging, medical costs, etc. | 9 pm. $10. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Music | Femme It Forward: Ama Lou

Lou is a 19-year-old breakout star with some serious creativity. Her debut EP “DDD” tells the story of a Los Angeles drug runner in a crime ring, and she even wrote a film to go along with the album. Could we have another “The Wall” on our hands? | 8 pm. $18.50. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Performance | AWFUL Wrestling

The show that truly lives up to its name. Comedians in ridiculous costumes will act a fool trying to wrestle with one another. Don’t bother paying premiums to watch WWE matches – this is way more worth your money. | 8 pm. $12. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.

Outdoors | Peach Festival and Sidewalk Sale

We’re all just feeling peachy over the weekend. Come out to celebrate some fresh and refreshing local produce. It’s all in the name of National Peach Month – because there’s a national day and month for pretty much everything. | 10 am. Free. Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Rd., New Hope.

Interests | I Love the 90s Bash Bar Crawl

We all loved the 90s, and if you think you didn’t, you’re just lying to yourself. Relive the glory days at this themed crawl. Music and themed drinks will help us all blast back to the past. | 3 pm. $15. Locations vary around Old City.

Outdoors | HotDogust Block Party

| A good ol’ block party to ease you into August – HotDogust, that is. The Port Richmond restaurant hosting this will be cooking up some wieners and throwing a party to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer. Come support this generous local business. | 11 am. Free. Gaul & Co. Malt House, 3133 Gaul St.

Interests | Circus Flea Market

A circus full of vintage wares. Enjoy offerings from over ten all-vintage vendors, along with carnival activities like face painting and crafts. We all know you need an excuse to buy more things. | 10 am. Free. Thunderbird Salvage, 2441 Frankford Ave.


Music | Drab Majesty

This is the solo project and alter-ego of LA-based musician Andrew Clinco. Typically, he’s the drummer of the experimental rock group Marriages. Watch him do his thing and assume another awesome personality. | 9 pm. $15. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

LGBTQ | Glitter High, Drag Out

Philly’s most sparking drag king/queen/monster show is back. This time, it has a new co-host every month – first up is Mo Betta. Get blown away by the talents of these amazing local drag stars. | 8 pm. $10. Front Street Dive, 10 S. Front St.

Party | Jamaica 57th Independence Celebration

Give a proper celebration to a wonderful culture. This event will be paying tribute to Bob Marley, as well as to the food, fun and influences of Jamaican culture. There’s no shortage of contests – hot patty eating, cold beer drinking, singing and more. However, it’s no contest that Jamaican people are awesome. | 10 am. Free. Love Park, 1599 John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Interests | Philly Trans March Sign Making Party

Get your message out there. This peaceful protest will be happening soon, and this event is to get you geared up for it if you’re going to participate. This is a great way to get together with the faces you’ll be seeing fighting alongside you. | 1 pm. Free. Repair the World, 4029 Market St.

Comedy | Mo Amer

This guy has extensively toured with David Chapelle, and has sold out dozens of shows on his own. He also has a Netflix special, “The Vagabond,” so you better pay attention to him. | 7:30 pm. $25. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

Music | Khalid

He became a chart-topper straight out of high school with his 2016 hit “Location.” Now, he’s touring the world in big ass venues like this one. Come out to hear some songs you’ve probably heard a million times on the radio before. | 7:30 pm. $40-$90. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.

Food & Drink | Gospel Brunch

Lift yourself up this spiritual Sunday. This free DJ event will be spinning gospel tracks all morning and early afternoon. Slam back that mimosa and get on with the last of your weekend. | 11 am. Free. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Outdoors | Let’s Rock Recess

Be the coolest adult in a kid’s life by bringing them out to this. Every kid deserves to have recess every day of the week – not just when they’re in school. | 2 pm. Free. The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.


Learn | Pick Your Poison

A talk on all things toxic followed by a reception in which you ingest them. Just kidding – the food and drink served will only be poison-themed, not actually poisoned. If you wanted to kill someone quietly, poison is certainly the way to do it – not that we’re giving any advice. | 6 pm. $10. Mutter Museum, 19 S. 22nd St.

Learn | Utility Legal Clinic

If you’re having trouble paying your utility bills, check this workshop out. You’ll receive legal advice and steps on what to do next. Don’t feel alone or ashamed – this is a problem way too large in Philly, and we’re happy someone is stepping up to alleviate it. | 2 pm. Free. Face to Face, 123 E. Price St.

Music | Purple Mountains

David Berman is the mastermind behind the music here. He used to be in The Silver Jews, but he’s branched out to make some sounds that are larger than life. Check out his self-titled album that may or may not change your life. | 8 pm. $25. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Comedy | Punk Rock Comedy

We assume this will be a comedy show with a little more edge than usual. Should we expect some mosh pit-inducing comedy? We don’t know, but all we know is there’s a sick lineup of local comedians ready to give it to you all. | 9 pm. $10. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.

Music | Reignwolf

These guys are ironically from the Pacific Northwest, where it’s always raining – possible name inspiration? Definitely not. However, what we do know about them is their love of performing at major festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza. That’s how they hyped themselves up – enough to be able to debut their first album back in March. | 8 pm. $20. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Music | The Anchor

This band isn’t just in it to appeal to the hardcore metalheads. They have actually prided themselves on making metal-core enjoyable for all people who wouldn’t usually be into it. Check out their “Metal Kitchen” videos on YouTube that made them go viral. | 6 pm. $10. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave.

Art | Poems Night

The next Walt Whitman could be right in front of our eyes. It could even be you, but you wouldn’t know unless you write some material, get up to the mic and share it. Blow the crowd away with your original material at this open mic. | 7 pm. Free. Hot Bed, 723 Chestnut St.

Festival | The Israel Scouts and Israeli Festival

Guys, a live camel is going to be here. Along with the awesome Israeli culture, could there really be a better draw to get you to go to this? There will also be stellar cuisine and lots of Israeli dancing. Is-raeli going to be a good time. | 5 pm. Free. Shaare Shamayim, 9768 Verree Rd.


Music | Evan Miller

Miller is a percussionist from Ohio who knows how to make sweet sounds. Come out for a distorted evening of slow drums that may make you feel like you’re tripping balls.| 7:30 pm. $5-$10. The Random Tea Room, 713 N. 4th St.

Discussion | Working Together to Address Gun Violence

A conversation we can all be a part of. There’s probably been a dozen – or more – shootings that have happened within the past week both in Philly and the country as a whole. The violence has to come to an end, and we’re the only ones who can push that into happening. | 6 pm. Free. Francis J. Myers Recreation Center, 5800 Kingsessing Ave.

Music | Tyler Cassidy

You might know this guy from his former persona “Froggy Fresh,” which garnered him plenty of attention on YouTube. He took the world by storm a few years back with a Froggy Fresh world tour. Now, he’s back at it again, but under his real name. | 8 pm. $18. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.

LGBTQ | Turn Out Tuesday

Show up for this show of fabulous drag artistry. Hosted by BEV and Iris Spectre, you can enjoy some quality entertainment and delicious drinks. | 9 pm. Free. Boxers PHL, 1330 Walnut St.

Art | Creative Improv Jam

You won’t look stupid if everybody else is doing it (do us a favor and don’t follow this advice in every aspect of life.) Get up on stage and use your creativity to improv your way through a performance. | 7 pm. $5-$10. The Iron Factory, 118 Fontain St.

Learn | Camp Cocktails Workshop

Here, you’ll learn how to make some cocktails perfect for a campfire. We’ve never thought of drinking cocktails at our next campout, but now we’ll definitely have to consider it. Come out and learn how to wow your friends with your wild beverage-making skills. | 6:30 pm. $40. Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd St.

Trivia | Disney Pixar Movie Trivia

All that knowledge compartmentalized from childhood will be working in your favor. Tap into everything you know about Toy Story, Finding Nemo, A Bug’s Life and all things Pixar. You’ll be rewarded for it for once. | 7:30 pm. Free. Field House, 1150 Filbert St.

Music | Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble

High-powered jazz and blues that’ll punch you in the gut. Taylor and his band have come out with three albums since 2003. Come hear them jam their legendary jams. | 8 pm. $15. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave.


Music | Florist

Not your friendly neighborhood one. Florist is a woman named Emily who makes some music that makes you contemplate what it means to be yourself. Get metaphysical to her music this Thursday. | 8 pm. $12. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.

Interests | McDonald’s Protest

Apparently, McDonald’s doesn’t treat their chickens so well. If you’re into animal rights, you should try to come out for this. Everybody should be into animal rights, by the way. | 5:30 pm. Free. McDonald’s, 3935 Walnut St.

Discussion | Artists in Conversation

Fuel is an artist from Portugal and Hummingbird comes from Philly. In this new Mural Arts Speaker Series, they will introduce themselves and their art to each other. Get to know more about some kickass visual creators. | 6 pm. Free. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.

Music | Ringo Starr

What more can we say? This dude is a legend, and he’s gracing our city with his holy presence. Come bask in it – if you’re lucky enough to snatch some tickets. | 8 pm. $130-$196. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

Learn | Effective Instagram Marketing Workshop

Social media can be productive! In this digital age, it’s pretty crucial for you to be able to use social media for work. Keep up with the trends and most recent strategies, or fall behind and risk being considered an oldie. | 3 pm. $10. WeWork, 1900 Market St.

Learn | Financial Reality Fair

This workshop is designed to teach high school kids how to finance life on their own. Honestly, we’re grown ass adults and even we don’t really know how to do that. It’s important to expose students to the real world, instead of trying to drill irrelevant algebra in their brains. | 1:30 pm. Free. American Heritage Carriage House, 2068 Red Lion Rd.

Film | Censored

The Australian National Archives are apparently full of film strips of scenes censored from popular films from 1958-1971. This is a screening of the film made with some of them. It’s a fascinating look at censorship and film history. | 7 pm. $10. Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut St.

Food & Drink | Whisker Wednesdays Happy Hour

Nothing pairs better with a beer than a cuddly cat. Enjoy a complimentary cold one while you chill with some adorable kitties that are up for adoption. Form a bond with one of them and, if you don’t adopt them right away, come back every single week. | 4 pm. Free. Le Cat Cafe, 2713 W. Girard Ave.


Music | Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

This group’s sound is all over the place in the best way possible. Funky, yet punchy and bluesy, their music is a mix of everything that could make you groove. Do you think you bear it? | 9 pm. $20. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Performance | Bearded Ladies Cabaret: Hairballs

This show will cough up some musical performances and celebrity appearances this time around. Don’t be afraid if it gets a little hairy. Just have a towel ready to sop it all up. | 8 pm. $10. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Network | Sip Sip Hooray

Network with some boss babes while you all take a minute to unwind. There will be wine, art, yoga, massages and more. Before you take care of your bank account, you have to take care of yourself. | 6 pm. $25. Mangum Foundation Center, 3911 Lancaster Ave.

Food & Drink | Low Country Boil

It feels like we’re in the South with all this damn humidity. Immerse yourself in the culture completely with an old fashioned boil of a big ass bowl of meat, seafood and corn. Dress like you’re heading to the Kentucky Derby, and don’t forget to give your mama a kiss on the way out. | 6 pm. $58. Evil Genius Beer Co., 1727 N. Front St.

Music | I See Stars

These guys are in town on a tenth anniversary tour for their debut album “3D.” You may have a song from this album on your MySpace profile back in the day. Don’t miss out on honoring them on this special tour. | 8 pm. $15. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St.

Outdoors | Nature Nights: Bat and Moth Night

Moths are more than just an irrelevant meme, and we all know bats are badass. Get outside and watch them in their natural habitat. Sure, you could probably just do that from your house, but you won’t get all the knowledge of the science behind these nocturnal creatures. | 6 pm. Free. The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Ave.

Outdoors | Night Market: Fairmount Ave.

Witness the neighborhood come alive at this installment of the night market event series. Party outside and indulge in some good music, food and friends. Support an area with thriving local businesses. | 6 pm. Free. Fairmount Ave. between 15th and 19th St.

Art | My Philadelphia

This art exhibit by the Bodine Art Center examines several stories of what it means to live in Philadelphia. Everyone has their own experiences and interpretations, and you’ll get to see them all on display. It’ll probably change how you think about the people you see on the street with you. | 5 pm. Free. Jefferson Health, 111 S. 11th St.

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