Calendar: March 7-14

THURSDAY, MARCH 7Film | ‘Captain Marvel’ Advance Screening


Film | ‘Captain Marvel’ Advance Screening

Higher. Further. Faster. No, that’s not the lyrics to the newest Daft Punk hit, though we like where your head’s at and we think you’re a straight shooter with upper management written all over them who’s gonna climb that corporate ladder in no time. It is, in fact, how one might describe Captain Marvel, the newest superhero set to grace our many, many screens. Want a sneak peek before anyone else? You know where to go. | 7pm. $13. Philadelphia Film Society, 1412 Chestnut St.

Food & Drink | Guinness Pint Glass Engraving

Welcome to friendly Port Richmond, and welcome to your new favorite beer glass. You’ll find a heaping helping of hospitality (and booze, of course; where do you think all those good vibes come from?) when you head on over to Byrne’s Tavern on Thursday night. You’ll also find Guinness pint glasses and an engraving machine just itching to etch “Gritty’s Girlfriend” on your glass. | 730pm. $5. Byrne’s Tavern, 3301 Richmond St.

Food & Drink | Evil Genius’ 2nd Birthday

It’s Evil Genius Beer Company’s second birthday, and you best believe that, much like a college co-ed who went a little too hard on the hooch her first night away from home, they’ll give it a good drunken cry if they want to. But they’ll regroup, eat some saltines, maybe talk through things with one of their friends, and then get around to dishing out a special Birthday Beer and a whole lot of cake cake cake cake cake (Rihanna will not be there). | 4pm. Free. Evil Genius, 1727 N. Front St.

Party | Gender Blender

Honestly, there’s so much in store for any of you hooligans wild enough to take part in this Gayborhood “turn up” for trans and non-binary peoples, that we don’t even know where to start. So we’ll just say this; all are welcome, but this is a trans and non-binary centered event, meaning it’s a place for fun without hangups. So kick off any racist, homophobic or otherwise terrible shoes and get in the mood for fearless fun. | 10pm. $5. Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 254 S. 12th St.

Music | Hippie Sabotage

It’s not often you hear of a band that both frightens and intrigues, but that’s exactly how we feel about this Sacramento-based EDM duo. If we were given the opportunity (which we won’t be; they don’t like us talking to the talent) we’d ask … what does Hippie Sabotage mean? Are you trying to stop the spread of hippies? Are you interfering with a grand, international hippie plan? Or are you the hippies, and you’re planning to sabotage us all, bringing our capitalist columns down on our collective heads!? Which is it!? We must know! We must! | 9pm. $25. TLA, 334 South St.

Music | Mat Kerekes w/ Jetty Bones + Jacob Sigman

We’ve crowed about this venue before, and don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about the actual show, but we’ve gotta take a second to tout Everybody Hits, the batting cages-turned-music-venue-turned-batting cages. It’s an awesome concept and an awesome venue. To that end, Mat Kerekes also started with an awesome concept – being a singer/songwriter – and managed to turn it into something just as real and just as awesome. If only there was some event that combined the two … . | 8pm. $13. Everybody Hits Philadelphia, 529 W. Girard Ave.


International Women’s Day | Philly Unite International Women’s Day Jam

Lots of events these days aim to up our collective focus on creating safe spaces and offering healthy alternatives to the normal bar and booze. This event – which is also a celebration of International Women’s Day – very much flows in that vein. Join jam master Masha T and celebrate women of all kind and creed, fit and form, for their contributions to this crazy crapfest we call … life. | 8pm. $10. Parker VII, 2207 N. American St.

Music | An Evening With Bob Weir and Wolf Bros

Bob Weir is a true original. Ok, so maybe he doesn’t have the same brand recognition as Jerry Garcia (RIP, big brother), but he’s still one of the out there cats behind the long, strange trip that was The Grateful Dead. But time marches on, as time is wont to do, and that long strange has bled into another and another and, well, now we’ve reached the era of Bob Weir and Wolf Bros. Honestly, we kinda can’t wait to see what comes next. | 730pm. Prices vary. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

International Women’s Day | Bulleit & Bubbles Soiree

This may come as a shock to some (and definitely won’t to others), but Bank & Bourbon is holding an International Women’s Day event that (gasp) … features bourbon (the horror, the horror)! Bulleit, to be precise. Plus, a whole bunch of bubbles in the form of Veuve Clicquot’s champagne portfolio. Each ticket comes with one glass of champagne or one bourbon cocktail, plus free reign to let your Lady Freak Flag Fly. | 6pm. $65. Bank & Bourbon, 1200 Market St.

Music | John McGillian and Michael Boyce

We’re inching ever closer to the sloppiest event on the spring calendar – St. Patrick’s Day – but since we’re not quite there yet, we figured we’d offer up just a taste of the kind of Éirinn go Brách mayhem you can expect in a few short weeks. Join Irish music veterans John McGillian and Michael Boyce as they woo you through an evening of songs, laughter and, of course, drink. | 6pm. Free. The Market Tavern, 3000 Market St.

Comedy | Michelle Wolf

Things have gotten so wild, gone so far off the rails, that we’re not even sure our memory of The World Before is actually as accurate as we’d like to think. Really, all we know for sure is that there was a time when we didn’t think about our country and its president for hours on end, just wondering when it would all go back to so-called “normal.” But that’s not the world we live in. And only Michelle Wolf can save us now (for a couple of hours, at least). | 730pm. $36. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

International Women’s Day | All Women’s Art Showcase

International Women’s Day 2019 seems an apt time to open our eyes and our hearts as wide as possible, and let the future of our country and our world in more fully. That future is, of course, female. It’s women-run and women-owned and, just like the art at this event, almost completely women-created. Let’s celebrate that, plus the brightness of that shared future, shall we? | 7pm. $15. Circle Spaces, 1125 S. Broad St.


Festival | The BIG Exhibit

Biggie, Biggie, Biggie, can’t you see? Sometimes your events are awesome and free. Sometimes they ask for a donation at the door, but an event this awesome is worth that and more. See what we did there? Anyway, this free-but-donate-if-you-can event is all about the life and lyrics of Mr. Christopher Wallace, as shown through the work of 30 different visual artists. We still miss you, BIG. Always. | 6pm. Free. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St.

Dance Party | The Future Is Female

The future is female. You know that. We know that. The guy in the cubicle next to you knows that. Hell, even the Cheeto dusted asshole in the White House knows it. But he doesn’t want to admit it. And neither do a lot of other people. Fortunately for them, we’ve got a plan for how we’re gonna change all their stupid minds. Two words; dance party. Shake it like you fought for equality and there’s no chance in hell you’re giving it back. | 10pm. $13. Ruba Club, 416 Green St.

Show | Clüb 13

We really struggled with what category to place this event under. Food & Drink? Yep, you better believe you’re going to try 13 delectable delicacies, framed by superstition. Party? Yeah, of course there’s going to be live music and circus acts, performed by the Philadelphia School of Circus Acts. Show? Well, yeah. If it’s got all the other stuff then you best believe this is gonna be one hell of a show. | 7pm. Prices vary. Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, 19 S. 22nd St.

Music | Ice Cube

Cube! Ice! The Man Formerly Known as O’Shea. Who knew Ice Cube was still out there making music and playing shows? Honestly, we thought he’d gone full Disney Dad, making family-friendly movies and raking in the exorbitant sums of dough. But apparently, his NWA side still remains. Which is good news. Damn … today really was a good day. | 8pm. $39.50. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St.

Party | Sway

It’s big, it’s queer, it’s monthly and you best fuckin’ get used to it. Seriously though, Sway’s been killin’ it on the LGBTQ party scence for a minute now, but we can’t wait to see what they have in store this month. We’re thinking … a drag show. But not just any drag show; a drag king show, featuring “LoveHer Boys.” And what about three different dance floors? All queer, people of color DJs? Oh man. Is it Saturday yet? | 10pm. Prices vary. Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 254 S. 12th St.

Music | James Bay

James Bay!? More like James Bae, amiright? Just kidding … sorta. This English singer-songwriter’s been cashin’ checks and snappin’ … heart strings since 2013, but it was the next year’s hit single, “Let It Go,” off the album of the same name that brought him into the limelight for good. Now? Well, he’s here to stay. So prepare your heart, for it may not survive the evening. | 8pm. Prices vary. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.


Parade | St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Is is weird that there’s going to be a St. Patrick’s Day Parade a week before St. Patrick’s Day? In all honesty, we don’t know the answer to that question. We don’t think so. But hey, maybe there’s purists out there who just won’t rest until they’ve returned the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to its rightful date and time. Fight on, purists. The world isn’t listening, but at least you’ve still got your spirit! | 8am. Free. The St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association, 5th and Market Sts.

Shop | Fishtown Flea: Indie & Boutique Sample Sale

What better way to kick off the last day of the weekend than by perusing work by local vendors, mocha frappe latte in-hand, trying everything in your power to ignore the sinking feeling that just keeps gnawing at you, no matter how hard you try, no matter how much stuff you buy, no matter how much sugar-infused coffee you drink? Yeah, we love your new sweater, but you still gotta go to work tomorrow. | 10am. Free. Jasper Studios, 2930 E. Jasper St.

Outdoor | Winterfest 2019 at Starr Garden

As an alt-weekly with deep-running local ties, we’re always up for a nice neighborhood get-together. Honestly, we write all week about events and happenings in and around the city, but so rarely do we get the chance to tout something as community-oriented as this. It may not be flashy, but if there’s an upside for the city, we’re in like chemicals in Flint, Michigan’s water. | 1pm. Free. Starr Garden Neighbors and Friends, 600 Lombard St.

Music | Trap n’ Paint Philly

This isn’t the first time we’ve offered up a Trap n’ Paint event for your enjoyment, and it probably won’t be the last. Honestly, the whole concept really just resonates with us, what with it being weird and kinda out of left field, but also undeniably awesome. But an underrated aspect of why we love it is the bizarre drawings they include with their events. Seriously, check em’ out. It’s worth the two seconds. | 8pm. $40. Pulaski Hall, 1653 W. Hunting Park Ave.

Shop | Staff Picks at Tattooed Mom

Tattooed Mom is, well, cool. Very cool. Super duper very awesome totally cool. And so, the people who work there are, for lack of a better descriptor, also super duper very awesome totally cool. So it stands to reason that, if the place is cool, and the people are cool, then the stuff is cool too. So if you’ve got a hankerin’ for some super duper very awesome totally cool hand-me-downs straight from the staff of Tattooed Mom, well … you know where to go. | 2pm. $3. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Music | Spin Your Own Vinyl

We worry that this may be setting a dangerous precedent. Listen, we all want the aux. If there’s a party or a long drive or really any drive at all, there’s bound to be a tiff over who gets to select the mood music. So setting up an event specifically for the most severe of these music aficionados (you know the type, the ones who definitely own their own vinyl), seems suspect. But we’ll go with it, because we may or may not own our own vinyl. | 7pm. Free. Prohibition Taproom, 501 N. 13th St.


Music | Lords of Acid

We’ll give you ten guesses as to what genre this band most closely identifies with, but we’re gonna go out on a limb and assume that you’ll probably only need one. What was that? Oh. Thrash metal? Not quite. World music? Sort of getting warmer. Classical? Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner! Who’d have … oh. It’s EDM. Nevermind. | 630pm. $25. TLA, 334 South St.

Film | ‘Minding the Gap’  Free Screening

Bing Liu is a first-time filmmaker with an Oscar nomination already under his belt. And while we can debate the merits of an Academy nomination in this day and age, there’s no debating the quality of film created by Liu in 2019’s “Minding the Gap.” Following a trio of skateboarding friends, the film explores their relationships and their families in their little rust belt town. | 7pm. Free. Lightbox Film Center, 3701 Chestnut St.

Food & Drink | Vegan Drinks at Tattooed Mom

As always, with events of this nature, the most important bit first; this is an opportunity for anyone interested to find out more about the Humane League of Philadelphia and working with/volunteering to assist animals. So go ahead and grab some wheatgrass and huddle with your fellow cat- and dog-huggers for an evening of drinks and do-gooding. | 6pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Book Talk | $1,000 Dinner with Author Becky Diamond & Chef Adam Diltz

Picture it: The mid-19th century. You’re a Philadelphian sick of those snooty New Yorkers and their so-called “cooking challenges.” As if cooking is meant to be a challenge. Psh. But then; what’s this? It’s Philadelphia chef James W. Parkinson and a seventeen-course meal known as the “Thousand Dollar Dinner.” The winner? Philadelphia. | 6pm. Prices vary. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.

Trivia | It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Trivia

Sweet Dee you stupid … nevermind. We were going to start with a quote and work our way from there, but it seems like the only It’s Always Sunny quotes are … troubling … to say the least. Not exactly fit to print, if you know what we mean. Oh, you don’t? You don’t understand what we mean when we say this vague thing about questionable quotes? You might even say, you don’t understand the … implication. | 7pm. Free. Goose Island Brewhouse, 1002 Canal St.

Comedy | Dream Tank

Comedy is what dreams are made of. Or is it, dreams are what comedy is made of? Technically, it seems like both work, but we prefer the second one. It’s a little weirder, a little more “what the hell are you talking about?” Which is always better than the other option, of course, that dreams can be fulfilled by comedy, which every comedian who ever lived will tell you is just a big ol’ load of nonsense. | 9pm. $8. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.


Trivia | Philly Sports Trivia w/ Shayne Gostisbehere

You know the drill, kids. The most important bit first: All proceeds from this meet and greet trivia event with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman (and noted half-ghost, half-bear) Shayne Gostisbehere go to benefit the Pennsylvania SPCA. The actual trivia will be hosted by sportscaster (and human leather bag) Al Morganti, and will focus on all things Philadelphia (see; Negadelphia) sports. | 6pm. $20. Punchline Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

Learn | Bethel Burying Ground, Unburied

Here’s a cool and inspiring thing: Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church houses the oldest African Methodist Episcopal Church congregation in the country. Here’s another cool thing: the West African concept of Sankofa, which translates to “go back and get it” and pertains to the carrying forward of shared histories and traditions. This is your chance to learn about both! | 630pm. Free. Settlement Music School, 416 Queen St.

Community | The Sunrise Movement

The Sunrise Movement is something you probably haven’t heard of, but that’s soon to be a household name across the nation. It is, in short, a movement of young leaders aiming to change the state of our country, starting with the issue of climate change. This event will expand on the movement, as well as the facts behind Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal. | 7pm. Free. Mt. Airy Nexus, 520 Carpenter Ln.

Food & Drink | Girl Scout’s Birthday Happy Hour

Are there really still people out there who haven’t yet gotten their 2019 Girl Scout Cookie sugar and sweetness fix? How! How is that possible? We don’t understand it, and we’re a little ashamed on your behalf, but luckily this event is here to set things right. Enjoy cookie-themed cocktails and desserts, plus a whole bunch of, well, what else? Cookies. Cookies on cookies on cookies. | 5pm. Free. City Tap University City, 3925 Walnut St.

Food & Drink | Pizza After Dark

We love this event for a whole host of reasons, but the biggest one may actually be the name. Pizza After Dark just sounds so … alluring. Intriguing. Maybe even a bit … dirty? But not like, in terms of the food. Like, we’re not expecting dirty dishes and pizza peels caked with cheese. But just like … sensual. Sensual pizza. Pizza that makes you wanna grab your date and head right home. For a nap. | 9pm. $85. Pizzeria Vetri, 1615 Chancellor St.

Fitness | lululemon x [solidcore]

Wait! Don’t run away screaming just yet. We know fitness events aren’t really our jam or yours, but we think it’s important we hit all the possible event options you fine Philadelphians may be interested in. And while a mash-up 50 minute exercise class isn’t exactly the most exciting event in the world, it is a necessary evil. So sweat. Suffer, even. But do it with the knowledge of a few slices of pizza and a beer or three being lined up for later. | 730pm. Prices vary. solidcore, 725 Chestnut St.


Community  | One Book, One Philadelphia Finale Event

With a whole host of awesome programming, One Book, One Philadelphia 2019 has very quickly become one of our (and we hope your) absolute favorite event series of this season/year/life. In this, the finale event for 2019, Philadelphia author Lorene Cary, the 2003 inaugural One Book, One Philadelphia author, will host an evening of performances to celebrate and conclude the One Book season. | 730pm. Free. One Book, One Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.

Music | Ella Mai’s The Debut Tour

This show was actually supposed to be at the TLA, but Ella Mai went and got so damn awesome and famous that they had to swap it to the Fillmore. Now, if that’s not reason enough for you to check out this one-of-a-kind R&B starlet’s show, then we really don’t know what to say. We could sweeten the deal with talk of the collabs on her new EP, including John Legend and Chris Brown, but we won’t do that. Why? Well, because Chris Brown sucks, of course! | 8pm. Prices vary. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Give Back | Drag Bingo for Drag Queen Story Time

As always, the most important part first: This event is all about the kids. If that sounds vague and entirely uninspired, well, that’s harsh but we’ll take your criticism and try to better ourselves with it. But seriously, Philly’s Drag Queen Brittany Lynn has been hosting Drag Queen Bingo for three years and, as a result, established the Drag Queen Story Time Program, which brings together all types of families and introduces them to the ever-changing world of lifestyles and ways of living. | 7pm. $10. Mifflin Tavern, 1843 S. 2nd St.

Learn | Curator-led Tour of ‘Colored People Time: Mundane Futures’

Art out of context can be difficult to discern. Not that context is necessarily vital; it can simply help appreciators to understand and, well, more fully appreciate the pieces and the collection as a whole. Fortunately for you and us and everyone else, this event aims to provide that context–and more. ICA’s Assistant Curator, Meg Onli, will lead you on a public tour of her exhibition ‘Colored People Time: Mundane Futures,’ answering questions and providing context you probably definitely need. | 6pm. Free. Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.

Community | Who Tells Your Story?

This event is all about LGBTQ Community Archives. If you find yourself asking, “What are LGBTQ Community Archives,” fear not; you’re most definitely not alone. Which is why an event like this exists in the first place! Education! Understanding! Appreciation for differing viewpoints and lifestyles! Listen as three leaders in the field of LGBTQ community-based archives lead a community discussion about the representation and role of resistance in archives. | 1pm. Free. William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.

Music | Yoke Lore

Yoke Lore is the solo project of multi-instrumentalist, dancer and visual artist Adrian Galvin, formerly of Yellerkin and WALK THE MOON. Trading on his past endeavors, Galvin aims to take the next step in his musical development with Yoke and “Absolutes,” his newest EP. From banjo to synth to electronic drum beats, you’re bound to find something in this EP and event that speaks to that empty, waiting-to-be-filled part of your soul. | 8pm. $14. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.


Learn | Art and Politics, From Graphic to Cinema

What came first; the politics or the art? In lieu of an answer, take this chance to join Marjane Satrapi, creator of the graphic novels “Persepolis” and “Chicken With Plums” and director of their film adaptations, as well as the movies “The Voices” and the upcoming “Radioactive,” as she discusses her art and the many ways in which politics have, and will continue to be, threaded through it. | 430pm. Free. Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, 3680 Walnut St.

Food & Drink | Irish Spirit Speakeasy

What was Ireland like in the 1920s? If you don’t know the answer to that question, this may be your last best chance to find out (or, ya know, you could Google it … but definitely don’t do that). So get gussied up in your finest anachronistic fabrics – we’re talking caps, overcoats, suspenders, flapper-style dresses, cloche hats and whatever else you can dig out of the time machine – and get ready for an evening of music, dancing and a whole hell of a lot of Teeling Irish Whiskey. | 7pm. $50. Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 Rittenhouse Sq.

Music | Masked Intruder

Intruder Blue, Intruder Green, Intruder Yellow and Intruder Red; these are the identity-less individuals that comprise the truly unique musical masterpiece known simply as Masked Intruder. Join these masked mavens (they literally wear ski masks) for an evening of sugary pop-punk that’s eerily reminiscent of early Green Day, and just bound to lead you with a toothache. | 8pm. $15. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Trivia | Harry Potter Quizzo

From Hogwarts to Hogsmeade, Diagon Alley to Platform 9-¾, if you’ve got knowledge on all things Harry and/or Potter hidden away somewhere deep inside that Hermione-like brain of yours, then you best hop a broom and head on out to City Tap University City on Thursday night for a chance to hawk your otherwise useless wares in the hopes of taking home the grand prize … a $100 gift card that’ll buy you all the Poly Juice shots you could ever want. | 9pm. Free. City Tap University City, 3925 Walnut St.

Music | Whiskey Myers’ Die Rockin’ Tour

Whiskey Myers has been rockin’ and rollin’ and tourin’ their Southern Souls out since 2008’s “Road of Life.” And if you like the feeling of flying off the back of a bucking horse and into the faded leather backseat of a red-hot GTO, gunned to the red and ripping through a cornfield, speakers blaring and windows down, the warm air of a sweet Summer night blowing back your hair and every single concern in the world, then this show just might be for you. | 8pm. $25. TLA, 334 South St.

Show | Drag of Love

Do we need a “Flavor of Love” drag tribute show? No, probably not. Need is a strong word and, well, we need air and food and water; we don’t need a show. But at the same time, the world is a mess and our country and culture seem to be pulling apart at the seams, no matter how much we march and no matter how loud we shout. So maybe … just maybe … a “Flavor of Love” drag tribute show is actually exactly what we need. | 1am. Prices vary. L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St.