Calendar: July 19-25

FRIDAY, JULY 19Music | Call to ACCTion!


Music | Call to ACCTion!

It’s your chance to dance for the animals. Come out to this benefit for the shelter that’s in desperate need of some support. All proceeds will be given directly to ACCT. There’s never been a better reason to party. | 10 pm. $5. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Performance | Latin History for Morons

This is a chance to catch up on the history lessons we dozed off during in high school. Not that Latin history isn’t important or anything, it’s just that we were dumb and lazy. Let the Tony and Emmy award winning actor John Leguziamo teach you a thing or two about thousands of years of rich history. Way more intriguing than some crusty old teacher. | 8 pm. $39-$109. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.

Performance | La Maison Rose

A new monthly show that sticks to the classic sexiness of the art of burlesque. Lelu Lenore is the producer and headliner that will make your hearts flutter. You don’t need any extra over-the-top themes to draw you into this show – if you appreciate burlesque as it is, you’ll love this. | 10 pm. $20. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.

Music | Bad Habits Fest

Experience a bit of every genre at this two-day festival. Eight bands will be rocking on two floors with plenty of space to get wild. All money raised will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation. We love shows with a positive purpose. | 7:45 pm. $10-$15. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.

Music | 311 & Dirty Heads

It’s the essential show of the summer. Each band came out with some new music this month. However, this is a tour with no album or anything to promote – just two bands that go together like rum and punch. | 7 pm. $40. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

Music | Miss May I

Us old heads personally can’t handle screamo anymore – we’re all tuckered out from our MySpace days. If you can still go hard, though, you should definitely come see these guys. They don’t have a new album out, but they have plenty of shit to play. | 7 pm. $20. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Outdoors | Salsa at Spruce

Dip into this spicy night out in the park. Dance around to some live music from three DJs and show off your merengue moves. Just a free night where you can feel free to have some fun. | 7 pm. Free. Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Blvd.

Interests | Halo: Outpost Discovery

The physical limitations of the universe have prevented you from stepping into this virtual world. However, all that is put on hold for this immersive three-day experience. You’ll get to do pretty much anything you can in the game, so get off the couch and come interact with something larger than life. | 1 pm. $60. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.


Festival | Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Festival

You know good jazz when you hear it, and we just know there will be plenty of it here. Enjoy the hometown sounds of Philly at this festival that’s thirteen years strong. Rain or shine, you better be there ready to groove. | 12 pm. Free. Saunders Park Greene, 3827 Powelton Ave.

Music | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: In Concert

This is way different than watching the movie at home. The Philadelphia Orchestra will be performing the score from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, all while the film plays on a massive screen. | 8 pm. $25-$75. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Music | Dancing On My Own: An Empowerment Party

A night of nothing but lifting each other up – oh, and some music to go with it. Dance to tracks from some powerful women in the music industry – Lizzo, Robyn, Nicki Minaj, and way more. | 10 pm. $7. Ruba Club, 416 Green St.

Interests | Andrew Yang

If you’re into this guy’s policies, come out to this rally. He’ll be there riling up the crowd and making a scene on the parkway. This isn’t us endorsing Yang for 2020 – just us encouraging you to go out and take this chance to support something you believe in. | 12 pm. Free. Rocky Steps, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Interests | Power of Color Market

This market celebrates the works of art of vegan, POC creators. Hosted by South Philly vegan convenience store, V Marks the Shop, this day is completely dedicated to the movement. It’s the second annual happening of this celebration of diversity and inclusivity in the art world, so get in on it. | 12 pm. Free. Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St.

LGBTQ | My Mantras

This workshop is for those in the LGBTQ community that need to work on self-awareness. It’s a safe space where you can discuss important topics and create some meaningful art. Feel free to open up in an accepting environment. | 2 pm. $20. William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.

Learn | Our Bodies Our Voices

This is a summit for youth to learn how to discuss reproductive issues affecting black women and gender non-conforming people. Adults are also welcome to learn about how they can support reproductive justice. It’s never a bad time to lead the next generation into a meaningful fight for rights. | 10 am. Free. Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St.

Music | Trash Panda Tour

You gotta be a special kind of person to go to a metal matinee show. This band is really heavy, and is being supported by others that don’t fuck around either. Expect what you will, because we’re really not sure how to describe what this will be like. | 2:30 pm. 10 pm. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave.


Music | Sons of an Illustrious Father

We’re all just children looking for some sustenance. Look no further than this strange, grungy, fuzzy, rock n roll group that never fails to blur the genre lines. They released a cover of The Pussycat Dolls’ “Don’t ‘Cha” last month, and it’s a jumbled, sinister track that probably sounds like how it feels to be stuck in purgatory. Regardless, we fucking love it. | 8 pm. $12. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St.

Music | Brewhouse Rock

Brewery employees will compete in this battle of the bands. Local music and beer aficionados will be on the judges’ panel. Expect plenty of laughs, bad songs and good beers.  | 1 pm. $20. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Food | Parks and Recreation Brunch

Enjoy some Leslie Knope-style waffles from JJ’s Diner. Fill up on Ron Swanson’s hearty eggs and meat. Top it all off with some trivia on the show. | 12 pm. $25. The Victoria Freehouse, 10 S. Front St.

Comedy | Comedians on the Loose

Someone left the basement door open. This is a showcase of the hottest emerging comedians in Philly right now. Sonja Savanovic is hosting, John Poveromo is headlining. Let the chaos ensue. | 7 pm. $20-$25. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

Music | Tea & Tunes

Enjoy a spot of tea with some beautiful live music. Herb garden tours will also be running at this picnic-style event. Get close with nature, and with local musicians Mary Gottlieb-Hollis, St. Clair Simmons and Mel Wren. | 4:30 pm. $10. Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Music | Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party

Philly’s alt-rock station is hosting a few of these jawns this summer for all you to rock out at. Silversun Pickups is headlining this one, supported by Shaed and I Don’t Know How But They Found Me. All ages, all music lovers, all Philadelphians are welcome to party. | 1 pm. Free. Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Ave.

Party | Uhuru Furniture Victory Banquet

Celebrate a long-running, African owned, local business that knows how to serve its community. They’ve been thriving for 25 years, and invite you to honor that incredible milestone. | 7 pm. $5-$25. Uhuru Furniture, 832 N. Broad St.


Music | Harriet Brown

Dreamy, strange and self-sufficient. Brown is a musician that transcends expectation. His music can’t be pinned down to pop or R&B. He’s an ambiguous talent, who co-produced, arranged and composed his debut album “Contact.”| 8 pm. $12. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Performance | Just Between Us Live

Hosts Allison Raskn and Gaby Dunn are bringing their podcast to the stage. It’s a comedic variety show, where no topic is really off limits. We’re excited to see where the conversation goes at this performance. | 8 pm. $20-$60. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

Music | Music Bingo

Feeling lucky? Test your knowledge of all music genres in this interactive game. We don’t know if it’s a cash prize or not, but who the hell cares? Just go have fun and get lost in the heat of competition. | 7 pm. Free. The Bourse, 111 S. Independence Mall E.

Learn | Mass Incarceration as a National Health Crisis

Educate yourself on some serious issues this Monday. Mass incarceration is a social problem, causing more black people to be arrested than white, and in the jailing of people for nonviolent offenses. Learn about this, take the information into the world and make some change with it. | 6 pm. Free. The Discovery Center, 3401 Reservoir Dr.

Music | Charley Crockett

A true country performance is definitely going to be delivered by this Texan. Apparently, this guy is a descendent of Davy Crockett. Come witness him in all his badass glory. | 8 pm. $12. MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St.

Food & Drink | Cheese: A Taste of Cross-Cultural History

Eat some cheese and have a discussion about it. This sounds like a fascinating class on the complex history and methods of cheesemaking. This may be the best deal in the city for a Monday night. | 6 pm. $20. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.

Network | Fringe Philly Mixer

Mix and mingle with some local theater artists. If you’ve ever been interested in creating a show, starring in one or just being in the audience, come meet the people you’d already probably have to interact with. | 5 pm. Free. Fergie’s Pub, 1214 Sansom St.

Music | Xylo

LA pop that gets you snapping and trapping. Xylo got her big break on the single “Setting Fires” with The Chainsmokers. Come give her some support on her first ever headlining tour. | 8 pm. $15. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.


Performance | How Did This Get Made?

We wonder this about countless movies that somehow made it to the mainstream (cough- The Room- cough). Luckily, hosts Jason Mantzoukas, June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer are experts at deconstructing why these movies got made. This live performance of the famous podcast is sure to be hilarious. | 7:30 pm. $37. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

Music | Summer Salt

You don’t need to go down the shore to feel salt in the air. These guys will transport you to any tropical destination you’ve been dreaming about. Close your eyes and space out their dreamy music – then wake up to realize you’re still stuck here for the summer. | 8 pm. $18. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Music | The Rolling Stones

At this point, these guys are rolling around in their caskets. We appreciate a band than can stick together this long, though. If you have the change to spare, come catch them on tour. It may be their last, but who knows – we feel like every tour is supposed to be their final. | 8 pm. $179. Lincoln Financial Field, 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way.

Film | Between Me and My Mind

A special screening of the movie about Phish guitarist and vocalist Trey Anastasio. We know Phish fans love following the band closely, so if you’re one, you should probably go to this. It’ll be an insightful night about a personal film. | 8 pm. $10. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

Learn | Herbal Tinctures and Extracts Making

Learn how to make medicine from common herbs you can find in your kitchen. Additionally, you’ll learn about herbs you’ve probably never heard of before. We know you’ll probably want to use this knowledge for another kind of herb, too. It’s alright, we won’t tell. | 5:30 pm. $25. PHS Pop Up Garden: UCity Square, 60 N. 36th St.

Interests | History After Hours: Bros and Foes

This multi-faceted, after hours event will have you learning about historical bromances and ancient libations. Train your brain on making debate decisions and put yourself in the shoes of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton during their famous duel. Who knew history lessons could be so exciting? | 5 pm. Free. Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St.

Music | Tough Guy Soda

This group is here to deliver warehouse rock straight into our faces. They do, in fact, practice in an office attached to a warehouse. We love a humble band that can bring us a different vibe than we usually get. | 8 pm. $8. Bourbon and Branch, 705 N. 2nd St.

LGBTQ | Turn Out Tuesday

Show your stuff this week with some of Philly’s most fabulous performers. Queens Iris Spectre and Vinchelle headline this weekly show of fun and games. Come out to see what kind of things they do to get the crowd crazy. | 9 pm. Free. Boxers, 1330 Walnut St.


Music | Parker Millsap

Millsap’s folk/blues sound makes us think of jean shorts, cowboy boots and craft beer. Clearly, this is the perfect show to see in the mid-summer heat. Thankfully, this one’s inside the air-conditioned World Cafe Live, so you’ll be beating the heat while enjoying a great artist. | 8pm. $15. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Arts | Shakespeare in Clark Park

We can only imagine how spectacular this four-day performance of King Lear is going to be. It’s live theater in a lively park to celebrate a playwright who has long been dead. Witness some fine theatrics without having to pay beaucoup bucks for a front row seat. | 7 pm. Free. Clark Park, 4300 Baltimore Ave.

Music | Sebadoh

Three guys that have been making indie since the 90s. Act surprised when you hear tracks from their most recent album – “Act Surprised” – at the show. Because, you know, you’ll probably have checked it out before you head out to see them. | 9 pm. $20. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Learn | Art of Oral

There’s only so much you can learn by watching porn. Get interactive and learn all the techniques of administering oral sex. You’ll be an expert salad tosser in no time (look that one up on Urban Dictionary – thank us later). | 6 pm. $25. The Velvet Lily, 1204 Chestnut St.

Party | PWIFT Summer Schmooze

That awesome acronym stands for “Philadelphia Women In Film and Television.” Expect to see a whole lot of celebration for the representation of women in entertainment. Come party with some powerful ladies. | 5:30 pm. Free. JJ Bootleggers, 35 S. 2nd St.

Music | Sidney Gish

Gish makes upbeat tunes for everybody. She’s a full-time student that has made time to perfect her craft. Catch up with her by checking out her single “I’m So Sorry” from June. | 8 pm. $12. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.

Yoga | Daybreaker PHL: Midsummer Morning’s Dream

Jump outta bed and get into a soothing yoga session. Follow it up with an insane dance party on a rooftop. This jawn is a listening party for electro artists Above & Beyond’s new album “Flow State.” We can’t really think of anything better to do this early on a Wednesday morning. | 6 am. $15-$35. Stratus Rooftop Lounge, 433 Chestnut St.

Comedy | Soul Comedy: Michael Colyar

This guy is simply fucking hilarious. He’s been on TV in “Blackish,” and he’s the author of “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the White House.” His talent and hilarity aren’t to be missed – come catch him while he’s in town. | 8:30 pm. $35. Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S. Columbus Blvd.


Music | Dada Life

Live and die by the wub-a-dub. This pair of DJs is on tour to celebrate their tenth anniversary together. You’d be absolutely inhuman to not be moved by their intense electro sounds and beat drops. | 10 pm. $20. NOTO, 1209 Vine St.

Interests | Posture, Pinatas and Pillows

Bring in your current pillow and find out if it’s the right match for you. Beat the shit out of it with a bat if it’s not. Let’s all celebrate how great it feels to have good posture – and to let your aggression out. | 7 pm. $10. Adobe Cafe, 4550 Mitchell St.

LGBTQ | Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference

Get your tickets for the largest trans-specific conference in the world. Sit in on a number of conferences and events throughout dedicated to making the community stronger than it ever has been. | 9 am. Free. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1100 Arch St.

Interests | Trakmeet Producer Game Showcase

Discover music you’ve never heard before here. This is a competition of two teams to see who can create better beats. They’ll be attempting to outsmart each other and innovate some new sounds. | 8 pm. Free. Hard Rock Cafe, 1113 Market St.

Music | American Dinosaur

Did you know the most dinosaur fossils have been found in North America? This one in particular was found right here in Philly. From the second they were excavated, they’ve been playing some sounds never heard before, taking influences from tons of genres. | 8 pm. $10. MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St.

Comedy | Stirring the Pot

An improv show based on experiences had on vacation. Could be the best time of your life, could be the most disastrous family trip ever. We’ve all been through a bad trip or two, so come out and find a way to laugh about it. | 8 pm. $8. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

Food & Drink | The Monarch: Pop-Up Beer Garden

This is Holmesburg’s first and only continuous beer garden in the neighborhood. Enjoy a fresh brew outside on a calm summer night. Come back every fourth Thursday to keep yourself sane. | 7 pm. $5-$10. Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion, 8046 Frankford Ave.

Comedy | ComedySportz World Championship

This intense faceoff features thirty comedy teams from the US and UK going against each other in improv challenges. Nothing is more intimidating than a competition you can’t prepare for. | 7:30 pm. $25. The Wilma Theater, 265 S. Broad St.

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    Alex is a reporter most passionate about arts and entertainment writing. She has been working for PW since March 2019, where she has been lucky enough to learn more about Philadelphia’s vibrant culture and interview some of her favorite artists, such as The Black Keys.