Calendar: July 12-18


Food & Drink | Evil Genius Flyin’ Hawaiian Release Party

This may or may not be a nod to Shane Victorino. Be the first to try this brewing company’s latest concoction. Get a load of free samples and bring home a souvenir glass. | 5 pm. Free. Chickie’s and Pete’s, 4010 Robbins Ave.

Music | *repeat repeat

This group’s retro beach pop will wash your sorrows away. They bring back the whimsical sounds of the 60s summer. They may be playing a bar, but they’re gonna make that bitch feel like a beach club. | 8 pm. $12. MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St.

Art | Lift Me Up

Take a look at some really deep art on a Friday night. This exhibit of Kaitlyn O’Neill’s art is a “passive deconstruction of the artist’s sense of self.” Support a local artist and their meaningful work while you stare at their beautiful creations – it’s a win-win. | 6 pm. Free. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St.

Music | Operators

How may they direct your call? These experimental musicians from Montreal have found lots of success with Eastern European crowds. We’re guessing they’re here to boost their newest album,”Radiant Dawn,” which came out in May. | 9 pm. $16. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Food & Drink | Camino Kombucha Tasting

Get drunk off some good kombucha at this tasting for a Western-inspired drink. You can’t really get lit from it, but it will give you a kick in the ass. If it’s on tap, it must be delicious. | 1 pm. Free. Intelligent Office, 1700 Market St.

Comedy | Whiz wit Caitlin Peluffo

Peluffo has opened up for Gilbert Gottfried, and recently made her network debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Now, she’ll be dominating the stage in her own show. You never know what this loose cannon could throw at you. | 9 pm. $10. Craft Hall, 901 N. Delaware Ave.

Party | Vibes After Dark

Dance all night and don’t be a jerk at this anything-goes party. There’s no rules or details on what this is all about, which makes it all the more exciting. All we know is there will be three DJs pumping out music, and there will be plenty of people to get along with. | 10 pm. $5. Sankofa House, 906 S. 49th St.

Interests | Stand Up & Spiel: Queer Open Mic

This mic is here for all queer jewish people who have a story to tell. Get up there and spout off about whatever you want. You’ll be heard by everyone in the audience, and you’ll be in a supportive space with no hate allowed. | 7 pm. Free. The Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St.



Welcome back to one of Philly’s biggest monthly queer parties. Vogue to tunes from all queer/trans/POC DJs. Get there early to catch an amazing drag king pre-show featuring Philly’s hottest performers. | 9 pm. $7-$17. Tabu, 254 S. 12th St.

Music | The Psychedelic Furs

Another 80s band to throw you back to the glory days. You know a band’s successful when they haven’t released an album in almost 30 years, but are still on the road. The classic movie “Pretty in Pink” was also based off of their song with the same name. So, yeah, we’d say this group was, and still is, a big fucking deal. | July 13. 8 pm. $40. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St.

Music | Sad Summer Festival

Not everything in the summer has to be so damn sunny and positive. Got no bae to go to the beach with? Cry with all your emo friends at this festival headlined by Philly natives The Wonder Years. | July 13. 2 pm. $40. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Music | Stranger Things Dance Party

You’ll probably have finished the entire third season by the time this comes around. Bop to all the essential 80s hits that maybe take you back to your youth and celebrate in typical carnival style. Get your ticket to the 1985 Hawkins, Indiana Fun Fair. | 9 pm. $15. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Party | Bastille Day: Annual Block Party

Shut down the neighborhood to celebrate this holiday all about France. The 14th of July could be just as lit as the 4th. Commemorate the storming of Bastille with an epic and long-running party. | 1 pm. Free. 2120 Fairmount Ave.

Comedy | Justify Your Love

You usually shouldn’t give a shit what anybody thinks about you. However, the purpose here is to have your music taste judged harshly. Try to defend the terrible songs you love – that you know are terrible – in front of a panel of judges. | 7 pm. $10. Good Good Comedy, 215 N. 11th St.

Food & Drink | Wizards and Witches Beer Festival

Get lost in over twenty mystical brews and all the wizardry and debauchery happening around. “Secret cider potions” and butterscotch beer are waiting to put a spell on you. If you couldn’t tell, this is definitely for you Potterheads out there. | 6:30 pm. $42. Arts Ballroom, 1324 Locust St.

Interests | Sistahs in Business Expo

Entrepreneurial women of color are the fastest growing demographic of the business. Come celebrate over 100 vendors that are fiercely representing these ladies by doing what they do best. Don’t miss out, because this is the only small business expo of its kind. | 10 am. $15. Grand Ballroom, 3801 Market St.


Music | Nuevofest 2019

A festival for fresh Latino music. Chacha your day away to the sounds of several bands keeping fresh in Philly. The Beachers, a group rich with calypso and bolero influences, are one of the headlining talents. | July 14. 2:30 pm. $12. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Comedy | The Good Good Hour: Shane O’Connor

Time to throw another Philly comic to the wolves this month. Shane O’Connor, the host of Good Good’s show “Set-Up,” will be forced to do his first hour-long stand-up set ever. This guy is a natural around these parts, so let’s hope he survives. | 7 pm. $10. Good Good Comedy, 215 N. 11th St.

Learn | Summer Pet Hazards Talk

It’s nice to get your lazy, freeloading pets out of the house of the summer. However, the open world opens them up to injuries, so you have to know what to do in the case of an emergency. Dr. Zachary Glantz will give you lessons on the kinds of incidents that could happen and how to deal with them. | 4 pm. Free. Art City Pets, 2001 Hamilton St.

Interests | Battle of the Sexes Brunch

The first installment of this brunch was just tailored for ladies, but now, men are invited. Join the woman behind the Eminent Lady blog for a day of discussion and networking. Battle it out afterwards and let the conversation go wherever it will. | 12 pm. $15. Our House Culture Center, 6380 Germantown Ave.

Music | Love Fest

A charity music festival featuring performers of nearly all genres. This year’s show will be benefiting Savage Sisters, a Philly nonprofit that provides resources for women recovering from addiction. Jam out to killer performances from Alex Deems, Rabbit Heart and several more, and spread all the damn love you can. | 1 pm. $12. Anthorna Gallery, 51st and Grays Ferry Ave.

Music | Spanish Love Songs

This is totally the ideal name for a punk band. Let these five virtuosos from LA possess your body with some fast-paced sounds. Don’t expect to hear any romantic Spanish songs. | 7:30 pm. $12. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave.

Art | Short Short Fest

If you’re an animator with a short to show for it, come on down to this jawn. Mingle with like-minded creatives and steal ideas from other peoples’ films. No genre is too weird to be turned away from this.  | 7 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Comedy | All Fantasy Everything

Life is a fantasy draft at this comedy show. The host and talent pick a topic for each episode to draft and dissect. No matter what it is, they’ll find a way to reduce it down to a draft and laugh about it. | 8 pm. $25. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.


Music | Maquina Nono

Get a fresh listen of local Latino music in Philly every month. This band is taking a break from its residency at Bitter End in NYC to play our ears off. Come out for a night full of salsa, R&B and reggae influences. Appreciate these living legends. | 8 pm. Free. The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.

Music | Mystery Skulls

We love a man who derives his name from an episode of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” Luis Dubuc is the mind behind all this electro, vintage disco music. Join him for a magical Monday night. | 7 pm. $15. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Outdoors | Full Moonrise Meadow Walk

Hike to Andorra Meadow and admire all the nature along the way. Search for moths using science and sugar. Observe nocturnal creatures in their natural habitats. Way better than a walk to the bus stop at night. | 8 pm. Free. Wissahickon Environmental Center, 300 W. Northwestern Ave.

Interests | Cactus & Crystals Workshop

You may want a kid, but you can barely take care of a plant. Learn here how to care for one of the most low-maintenance items ever – succulents. Craft your own, pick a crystal to go with it and take it home. Just be careful – these organizers take no responsibility if you prick yourself. They told you so. | 7 pm. $22. Morgan’s Pier, 221 N. Columbus Blvd.

Discussion | Prisoners of Politics

Author Rachel Barkow is leading a discussion based around her book. She’ll be joined by a current judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals, and by a former resident of Eastern State. Get deep in conversation about a problem unique to America’s criminal justice system. | 6 pm. Free. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave.

LGBTQ | Cut Throat Queens

A competition where all queens do is sabotage each other. We love playing nice, so our wholesome hearts cringe at how mean this might get. But that’s show business, honey. Get your claws out and vote on who gets the chop each round. | 10 pm. Free. Tabu, 254 S. 12th St.

Interests | Mt. Airy Monday Market

Enjoy fresh weekly picks of entertainment, food and vendors at this outdoor market. Bethlehem and Sad Patrick will be performing and promoting their newest album, “Love and Other Struggles.” Load up on Oysters and Southern comfort food, then wander over to the beer garden to top it all off. | 4 pm. Free. Lovett Park, 6945 Germantown Ave.

Art | PAPA Mini-Residency Showcase

This series showcases short works-in-progress from members of Philadelphia Asian Performing Artists. Emma Stone (not the actress) and Daniel Park, Marina Murayama Nir and Annielille Gavino will each have a chance to show their diverse works in 20-30 minute presentations. Come check in on what our local artists have been doing. | 7 pm. Free. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St.


Festival | Beta Hi-Fi Emerging Artist Festival

We’re all about lifting up local talent here. This multi-day festival will feature Philly’s best new artists, who have to perform in front of a panel of judges. The winners from each day will compete to headline the Philly Music Fest in September, among winning other exciting perks, like a recorded song from Berlin Records. Philly’s got talent. | 8 pm. Free. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Network | My Philly Summer

If you’re interning somewhere this summer, this is your chance to connect with people in the same boat. Mingle over some food and games at this networking event with a view. Your internship may not pay, but at least you get an exclusive invite to an event like this. Seems like all that hard work is paying off. | 5:30 pm. Free. Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.

Trivia | It’s Always Sunny Trivia

Flex your glamour muscles and show just how much you know about one of the best shows ever. Get all the right answers, or get thrown in the trash. If you haven’t watched all 13 seasons at this point, where have you even been? | 7:30 pm. Free. Field House, 1150 Filbert St.

Music | Wolf Cat

Will Colella formed this collective that often brings r&b, soul and hip-hop songs of his imagination to life. You would never guess that he was once emo. They’re playing as part of The Soundcheck Series – an eight-week series of industry events featuring up-and-coming Philly artists everybody is buzzing about. | 9 pm. $10. Pub Webb, 1527 Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Music | That 70s Rock Karaoke

We know you’ve belted out lots of these songs in your own private space, but are you brave enough to do it on stage? In full 70s attire? Whether sober or not, you’ll be respected for getting up there and singing Stairway to Heaven. Especially if you sing all eight minutes of it.| 9 pm. Free. National Mechanics, 22 S. 3rd St.

Interests | Night Skies in the Observatory

Gaze out into space and commemorate the 20th anniversary of the moon landing. Sit in on a discussion about live science and participate in fun activities probably tailored towards children. You can’t see anything from home with all the light pollution, so it’ll be nice to know there are actually stars above us in Philly. | 7 pm. $10. Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.

Music | Blueface

You probably now this rapper for his hit “Thotiana.” He’s on tour now, getting even bigger and spreading his influence around the world. Get a load of his new single “Daddy,” which came out in June. | 8 pm. $47.50. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Interests | HomeGrown Open Mic: Annual Finals

Season one of this weekly open mic has come to an end, and it’s time for contestants to battle it out. Mark Bullet, Supreem Da Rezarekta, JJ Brown and Xo What are up for the title of Philly’s number one breakout star. You have the power to choose, so come out and judge these performers. | 8 pm. $5. MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St.


Music | Drugdealer

Michael Collins is the driving creative force of this experimental collective. Their music elicits existential questions about existence and a greater purpose. This group is a refreshing departure from all the shallow music around us. | 8 pm. $13. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Music | Robyn

Robyn is undeniably one of the biggest pop stars alive, and the world is grateful she’s still making music. Join her on tour in celebration of her 2018 album Honey” and her new single “Ever Again.” It’s acceptable to get caught dancing on your own here. | 7 pm. $40. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Podcast | Mueller, She Wrote

These smart, snarky women take listeners through the mysteries of the Mueller investigation every week. They’re bringing the discussion to the stage as part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival. Join them for a refreshing take on all the madness surrounding this never-ending probe. | 7 pm. $28. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Interests | Crime and Cookies

Sit back, eat some cookies and be enlightened by stories of true crime. Hosts Andrea Duffy and Gina Gennari know how to talk about some heavy shit without making it too depressing. It may get there at times, but hey, that’s what the cookies will be there for. | 8:30 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Music | Amyl and the Sniffers

It’s good ‘ol grimy punk that’s nothing but a ton of fun. These Aussie punks are probably more known in America for touring in King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard in June 2018. We don’t really know the next time an Australian punk band will be visiting Philly, so don’t pass this up. | 8:30 pm. $13. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St.

Interests | Tell Me A Story: Heroes and Villains

Go to all the storytelling workshops you want, but the best way to learn how to tell a powerful tale is to just throw yourself out there. Come observe these storytellers as they tell crazy anecdotes that stick to the topic. Get up there if you’re feeling confident, but if not, just come back for the next one. | 7:30 pm. $10. Shot Tower Coffee, 542 Christian St.

Music | Desmo.

Emo hip-hop from Maine – one of the most emo-looking places in America. Duncan Cook used to be a metal musician, but has taken influences from his own experiences and Joji and The Weeknd – musicians in the same kind of genre. This music is perfect for those who are depressed but always well dressed. | 8 pm. $10. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave.

Music | Kahn Park Summer Concert: Beats Walkin’

Get outside and jam to something different this summer. Beats Walkin’ serves up some exhilarating Western swing and country sounds. After you tire yourself out, try your luck in a raffle for some prizes, and check out more of what the park has to offer at this monthly concert. | 7:30 pm. Free. Kahn Park, 1119 Pine St.


Music | Wish You Well Showcase

Rostrum Records – the same label that has signed Mac Miller and Wiz Khalifa – is hosting this show of Philly-Jersey-DC area musical talent. Dardey Raw, Asia Sparks and Warchyld will be representing our fine city. Come out for a night of new music discovery and for a live beatsuite radio broadcast with Mz Jerz and Squeeztv.| 9 pm. $10. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St.

Music | Together Pangea

This group got their start in the gritty LA DIY punk scene. Now, they’ve made it big and are stopping everywhere in America to bring their sound. Catch a larger-than-life show from this band who really knows how to own their unique vibe on stage. | 8 pm. $17. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Art | Aneurysms & the Arts

Art is being auctioned up in support of brain aneurysm awareness. Meet the artists and  enjoy alcohol and food with the price of admission. Splurge on a piece of art and don’t feel any guilt. | 4 pm. $40. Cosmic Cafe & Catering, 1 Boathouse Row.

Music | Ne-Yo

Another one that stole our hearts in the 2000s. Ladies – you know you get hyped up when you hear “Miss Independent” come on. He’s definitely someone we don’t see come around often, so don’t miss him. | 7 pm. $35-$75. Dell Music Center, 2400 Strawberry Mansion Dr.

LGBTQ | Lip Sync Revue: Studio 54

The space will be transformed into the legendary NYC nightclub for the night. Dress up in the decade’s hottest styles to win the best dressed concert. Host and Cher impersonator Paula Randall will make you wish you could turn back time to the 70s. |  7 pm. $25. Voyeur, 1221 Saint James St.

Interests | Hot Sauce Class

Learn the science behind making your own hot sauce at home. Gone are the days of sifting through the grocery store selection of cheap sauces. Bring it to all your parties and be sure to flex on your friends, because you’ll know how to do something they probably don’t. | 6 pm. $15. Philly Homebrew Outlet, 1314 S. 47th St.

Music | The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

We fell “face down” when we heard these guys were coming to town. We all know and love that song from 2006, but obviously, they’ve got so much more music out there. Come out to “The Awakening” tour, in support of their 2018 album of the same name. | 6 pm. $20. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St.

Interests | Twilight Market

The farmstand is open late at this festive summer special edition market. Get local grown organic produce and unique creations from vendors. This is only happening three other times this summer, so check it out when you get the chance. | 5 pm. Free. Greensgrow Farms, 2501 E. Cumberland St.

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