Calendar: July 5-11


Party | A Black Celebration: Creepy Tiki Goth Beach Party

If you’re that freaky goth chick walking around with a black umbrella all summer, this is the party for you. DJ Baby Berlin and Another Ghost are the hosts of this spooky sanctuary. 80s music will be spinning all night – only natural for a party named after a Depeche Mode album. | 10 pm. $7. Ruba Club, 416 Green St.

Performance | We The (Theater) People

Musical theater, trivia and alcohol can only make for an interesting combination. Come see how it all unfolds at this proudly American cabaret show. Do something to celebrate the nation other than attend a barbeque. | 8 pm. $5. Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.

Comedy | Party Off the Parkway

This off-brand, sixth of July celebration is a patriotic comedy showcase. Don’t get this confused with Wawa’s Party On the Parkway – there will definitely be no hoagies here. Doesn’t mean you can’t bring some, though. | 9 pm. $12. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

Interests | Stranger Things On Bikes

Basically, you play in an interactive game where you’re a kid and solve mysteries with your friends. If you love feeling that 80s nostalgia, this is for you. A screening of the first episode of season three of Stranger Things will follow the gameplay. | 7 pm. Free. Thirsty Dice, 1642 Fairmount Ave.

Performance | Cabaret Sauvignon

A cabaret to celebrate the USA. One nation, under God, indivisible where everybody is secretly a lizard person. Lilli St. Queer will keep things weird at this totally normal, patriotic show for American humans. | 8 pm. $10. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.

Comedy | Blaze It Puff Puff Show

You smoke weed, and you want everyone to know. So, go watch some people talk about nothing but blazing up. The hosts, Michael S. Watkins and Kyle Harris, just might be the next Cheech and Chong. | 8:30 pm. $10. Good Good Comedy, 215 N. 11th St.

Music | Thelma and the Sleaze

Trashy Southern rock and punk from Nashville. These women have infused some feminist and queer influences into their gritty music that’s usually part of a male-dominated genre. Have them yell your ear off this Friday night. | 8:30 pm. $12. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave.

Music | Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart

Wheeler is a poet wielding a guitar. Get ready for some beautiful words paired with some gentle melodies. Chill out and really get to know Wheeler through his art. | 8 pm. $10. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.


Food & Drink | Vegan Block Party for the Planet

We’re not PETA, but we know that being vegan is better for the environment than eating meat and using animal products. Vegan Philadelphians rejoice at this outdoor party all about your good choices. Vegan food can be pretty delicious, so we’re expecting some killer vendors to be serving here. | 2:30 pm. Free. 1800 S. Taylor St.

Music | Nick Murphy

At this show, Murphy will be celebrating the release of his new album, “Run Fast, Sleep Naked.” He traveled the world with a microphone in his suitcase to make it, and sang in whatever spaces he felt most inspired. Some deep shit that’s probably resulted in some life-changing music. | 8:30 pm. $31. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Music | Day Camp

This music fest isn’t anything like your childhood day camp. Five local musicians will be bumping beats all day, while artists perform live and display their work in installations. Rain or shine, get dirty and get down. | 12 pm. $35. Fort Mifflin, 6400 Hog Island Rd.

Interests | Philly Comics & Cosplay Day

The place where all your pop culture dreams come true. Meet Kel Mitchell and play a live game of Deal Or No Deal. Nerd out in a supportive and familiar environment. | 11 am. $15. Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 3417 Spruce St.

Music | Dope Shows Festival

Come out to Dope Shows’ very first annual music festival. PnB Rock and Pusha T are at the top of this lineup of insanely talented artists. Support an awesome show created by Philadelphians and featuring Philadelphians. | July 7. 12 pm. $70. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Interests | National Yo-Yo Contest

You’ll never witness a competition so intense. Register to compete if you’re brave, or get a spectator pass if you just feel like watching all the action unfold. These yo-yo masters must have been the coolest kids on the playground. | 10 am. $20. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.

Art | HERspace Women’s Art Festival

Come appreciate the many mediums of art created by powerful women. Get inspired to branch out into any area of art that you want. It’ll be an empowering environment for any creator. | 6 pm. Prices vary. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St.

Learn | Playable Zines: Workshop & Game Jam

Learn game design techniques to bring stories to life. Sounds super confusing, yet rewarding. If you’re that committed to creating another version of some cool zines, though, this is a perfect opportunity for you to do it. | 1 pm. Free. Lucian E. Blackwell Regional Library, 125 S. 52nd St.


Fitness | Philadelphia Women’s Triathlon

A 300 meter swim, a 9 mile bike ride and a 5k. If you’re woman enough to take up this challenge, step forward. We salute you, especially since we’re out of breath every time we go up the stairs. | 7 am. Prices vary. Kelly Pool, 4231 Lansdowne Dr.

Food & Drink | Blackout Wine Festival

Sip the finest wines made by black-owned wineries. Wander around to all the wine stations and get a taste of everything. Support black food and drink makers by pigging out on the food trucks and getting a little too tipsy during the day. | 3 pm. $30. Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Music | Lambda Celsius

This art collective has an avatar that does the performing for them. Expect to hear some elf-house – an offshoot of goth and synth wave music. You’ll leave changed by the performance and questioning the definition of gender identity. | 8 pm. $5. Vox Populi, 319 N. 11th St.

Interests | Da Pop Up Jawn

Local vendors come together and create a pop-up shop environment. Get some baked goods, some soaps and candles or some cute clothes from the six vendors offering up their creations. This is the perfect opportunity for you to check in with yourself and make sure you’re supporting local businesses. | 12:30 pm. Free. Coco’s Chicken and Waffles, 1437 South St.

Discussion | Girl, No! The Situation Edition

This is a round table discussion where all women are welcome to share any questions and concerns. Receive nothing but positive feedback and advice from the supportive sisters around you. We could all use an environment that lifts us up. | 4 pm. $25. Our House Cultural Center, 6380 Germantown Ave.

Music | Better Than Ezra

If you don’t know them, you’re probably not even a real human being. This was one of the most influential bands of the 90s, and they have been just as famous ever since. It’s honestly a true honor to have them here, and we hope it’s because they’re going to drop some new music soon. | 8 pm. $36. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

LGBTQ | Murder’s A Drag

You can never trust someone who wears as much makeup as a drag queen – or can you? Get your mind moving at this drag murder mystery party. We don’t know if there’s a prize for cracking the case, but you should come show off your intelligence anyway. | 8 pm. $10. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.

Party | American Water

Let’s face it – you’ve had a hangover ever since the fourth of July. Maybe you just haven’t even stopped partying. Find some relief at this brunch with DJ Jordan Burgis.  | 12 pm. Free. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.


Performance | The Philadelphia Moth StorySLAM

A storytelling open mic where you get up on stage by chance. Throw your name into a hat and hope that you get called on. Then slam us with a good story, and maybe you can move onto the GrandSLAM championships. | 7:30 pm. $15. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Music | People of Earth

All of us could certainly relate. This music ensemble is made up of people from all around the world, who each bring unique influences to their sound. Anyone from age six and up will enjoy this peaceful show. | 11 am. Free. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Food & Drink | Baking with Science

Learn how to not fuck up every treat you try to make. Maybe it’s not your fault and science is just against you. Get the upper hand on science in these cooking classes by understanding its purposes in baking. | 11 am. $95-$425. The Center For Culinary Enterprise, 310 S. 48th St.

Art | Poems Night

Don’t get all in your feelings. Write that shit down and come share it with the world. You’ll get the chance to share and receive inspiration every second Monday at this poetry open mic. | 7 pm. Free. Hot Bed, 723 Chestnut St.

Interests | Spinbledon: Ping Pong Tournament

It’s Wimbledon, but dumbed down. Don’t forget that, just like the classic tennis competition, you have to wear all white to participate. The only difference in the game is the budget. | 7 pm. Free. SPIN, 211 S. 15th St.

Discussion | Rich O’Malley: One Lucky Fan

This guy went on a journey to see a home game of every American sports franchise, and he did it all within two months. We have no clue how he did it so quickly, but you’ll figure it out as he discusses his new book about it. | 6:30 pm. Free. Shakespeare & Co., 1632 Walnut St.

Learn | Infant and Child CPR

We always have to let you know about life-saving events like this. This is the ideal class for any Philadelphian that needs to learn the proper procedures for this kind of CPR. You won’t get an official CPR course completion card, but you’ll leave with all the training you need. | 6 pm. $55. Kith & Kin, 3060 W. Jefferson St.

Learn | English Conversation Group

If you or any of your friends need help learning English, come out to this open group every Monday. There’s no better practice than speaking to other people. Learning all the words from the Oxford English dictionary is hardly digestible – get some real world practice. | 5:30 pm. Free. Philadelphia City Institute Free Library, 1905 Locust St.


Music | Sublime with Rome

Is it really summer if you don’t get to see this band? They’re back this year with a new single to be dropped at the end of this month. Jam to the oldies from when they were just “Sublime,” and take in all the newer sounds. | 5 pm. $43. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Music | Spirits Having Fun

This band makes so-called “collaborative magic” with the sounds they explore. Each member contributes influences to the music – ska, punk, folk and synthpop. The result is some style of music that you’ve probably never heard from anyone else. | 8 pm. $10. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Discussion | Inquiring Minds: A Conversation About Made in Philly

Drop in on this discussion on Made In Philly, a series about millennials making a difference. The Inquirer’s six Lenfest fellows – all millennial journalists of color – will talk about the origin story of its creators. Come get fueled with hope for the next generation. | 6 pm. Free. Philadelphia Inquirer, 801 Market St.

Wellness | Be Well Philly Yoga Flow

Wind down before happy hour and right after work. This weekly public yoga session is bring your own mat and is followed by a Michelob Ultra happy hour. Nothing says relaxation like some mindfulness and an ice cold beer. | 6 pm. Free. The Curtis, 601 Walnut St.

Food & Drink | Pizza After Dark

You know you’re turning up on a Tuesday when you get excited for a pizza-making class. The price you pay gets you two pizzas, house wine or beer, and the lifelong skill of tossing pizza. Sounds like one of the best deals on something to do. | 7:30 pm. $85. Pizzeria Vetri, 1615 Chancellor St.

LGBTQ | Aunt Mary Pat Karaoke

Drag queen karaoke at some bar on a Tuesday? Count us in. Aunt Mary Pat is the queen of Delco and the cool aunt we all wish we had. Come serenade her and show her how much you love her. | 9 pm. Free. Fiddlers Green Tavern, 14000 Bustleton Ave.

LGBTQ | Turn Up Tuesday: Bingo and Pose

Taylor Anderson and Icon Ebony-Fierce will be your hostesses of this bingo and happy hour. Drink up all the $5 champagne you can handle and get your head in the game. After, cuddle up for a viewing of the newest episode of the show “Pose.” | 7 pm. Free. The Victoria Freehouse, 10 S. Front St.

Interests | Just Transition Tuesdays

The refinery explosion woke up Philly, and not just because it shook the city in the middle of the night. Join this call to action for the city to adopt renewable energy sources. You should show up if you believe we should all be breathing clean air here. | 1 pm. Free. 28th and Passyunk Ave.


Music | We Were Promised Jetpacks

Commemorate the tenth anniversary of this band’s debut album, “These Four Walls.” It’s definitely their most popular one. After taking some time off the road, they’re coming back for their first headline tour in years. | 8:30 pm. $20. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Learn | Safe Streets: A Street Harassment and Bystander Training

It’s important for you to feel safe walking the streets of your own city. Learn what to do if you’re being harassed, and if you see it happening to someone else. We all have to look out for each other in this crazy ass world. | 6 pm. Free. Lutheran Settlement House, 1340 Frankford Ave.

Learn | Sommelier Secrets

Learn all the tricks of the trade in this two-hour wine tasting course. You’ll be taught how to pick out the best bottle of wine by reading the fine print. Maybe you can earn your stripes as one of Philly’s top sommeliers. | 7:30 pm. $41-$79. Wine School of Philadelphia, 109 N. 22nd St.

Food & Drink | Beer Pong Wednesdays

Show up, toss the ball, win some prizes and bragging rights. This is the only pong tournament in the Northeast, so show up and stand your ground as the champ. Don’t be afraid to get your balls a little wet. | 8 pm. Free. Redz Bar and Grill, 8208 Roosevelt Blvd.

Music | Romeo Delight: The Ultimate Van Halen Tribute Band

| This is exactly the kind of show you need to see this summer. These guys bring all the energy of the hard rockers, but without the insane ticket prices. They have a new show to put on, and will be performing all the phases of music Van Halen went through. | 7 pm. Free. Ed Kelly Amphitheater, Pennypack Park, Welsh Rd. and Cresco St.

Music | Peter Frampton Finale: The Farewell Tour

Frampton’s been a staple in music since the 70s. We can’t believe he’s been around for so long, and now, he’s finally taking time off the road. We can’t imagine life without this Hall of Famer, but he’s had quite the run. | 7:30 pm. $94.50. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

Comedy | Show & Tell

Get up there with some object and tell us a story about it. Run with that story and give us a killer improv scene on it. This is slightly spicier than the show and tell you’re used to from elementary school. | 9 pm. $8. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

Fundraiser | Sip N’ Drool

Hand 2 Paw gives young, homeless kids jobs taking care of shelter animals. Come support their cause at this “fun”draiser – extra emphasis on that fun. Expect to meet some loving dogs there in search of a forever home. | 5 pm. $40. WeWork, 1430 Walnut St.


Art | Asian American Arts Showcase

Three local artists will be showing their poetry and live music that they’ve worked on. Celebrate the work of an underrepresented minority in our community. There’s no better way to give back to your city than by being there for the people you share it with. | 6:30 pm. Free. Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine St.

Fundraiser | Evil Does Good

One dollar from every beer sold at this happy hour will be donated to Alex’s Lemonade Stand. Come unwind on thirsty Thursday for a positive cause. Even evil geniuses give their money to charity. | 6 pm. Free. Evil Genius Beer Co., 1727 N. Front St.

Music | Yeasayer

This Brooklyn-based rock experience is still very experimental in nature, but brings an accessible sound. Philly is one stop on their summer 2019 tour, “Erotic Reruns.” With songs like “I am Chemistry” and “Tightrope,” Yeasayer has expertly designed its act to keep you guessing. | July 11. 8:30pm. $25. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Learn | Rethink How You Drink

Learn how to make cocktails to go with your healthy diet. Maybe some of us can eat well, and then fuck it all up for ourselves when we go out binge drinking. We don’t have to compromise our diets to get tipsy, and here, we’ll be shown how. | 7 pm. $45. Liberty Kitchen, 1244 N. Front St.

Discussion | The Exchange: The Not-So Selfish Yes

It’s the middle of the year, and it’s time to check in with ourselves. Learn how to find time for self-care amidst all the craziness in your life. Wellness experts will be at this open discussion, where you can feel free to share whatever you need to work on about yourself. They’re only here to help you succeed. | 7 pm. Free. lululemon, 1424 Frankford Ave.

Fundraiser | Bail Fund Pop-Up Fundraiser

The Philadelphia Community Bail Fund is fighting to pay the bail of imprisoned people who can’t afford it, and to stop pre-trial imprisonment from happening. City jails are full of people who are just waiting to go to court, and pre-trial detention increases risk of conviction and pressure to plead guilty. Support the organization in their fight to bring more people home. | 7 pm. Prices vary. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Event | Vinny Guadagnino

Hit the gym, get a fresh tan and get your laundry done. Our favorite guido from Jersey Shore is leaving the beach for a minute to come visit us in Philly. Fist pump the night away and find the perfect partner to do the Jersey Turnpike with. | 10 pm. $20. NOTO, 1209 Vine St.

Party | Miami Vice Tropical 80s Party

It’s an 80s summer in Miami; it’s humid, crowded and you’re high on cocaine. There’s nothing better to do than step on a sweaty dance floor in your crisp white suit. Keep it moving all night to the decade’s best hits. | 10 pm. Free. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.

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