Calendar: May 24-30



Party | All White On Di Rooftop

This is an essential white party on top of a Southern restaurant – you better believe there will be killer music and food being served all night long. The dress code is strictly white clothes only. The risk of getting stains is too damn high. | 8 pm. $20-$25. Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Comedy | For My People: One Year Anniversary Show

Let my people go to a decent comedy show like this for once. It’s actually a game show with two groups of comedians each representing a minority group. Stereotypes and prejudices will fly as each group attempts to represent an entire race or culture. This should be fun. | 8 pm. $10. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

Music | AzN PoP!

The “rice” girls from NYC have proven themselves a legendary girl group. They’re here to sing to our hearts about racism, oppression and boys. They may have been inspired by a 90s group, but these girls definitely stay current. | 8:30 pm. $16. Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.

Interests | Life with A Twist: Mental Health Conference

The perfect wrap-up to mental health awareness month. Dr. Kia F. Everett will talk some sense on several relevant mental health topics, like suicide prevention, #MeToo and the stress of “navigating the system.” None of us are above taking care of ourselves, so you should definitely check this discussion out. | 6:30 pm. $30. Brith Sholom House, 3939 Conshohocken Ave.

Party | Worldtown: Travel by Map

Travel the world without even leaving Philly. This is a monthly party held by the high-energy electro group Worldtown Soundsystem. Mingle with creators and artists from around the world and try to talk to them over the bass. This month’s guest of honor is Saved by the Rhythm from NYC. | 10 pm. Free. Front Street Cafe, 1253 N. Front St.

Music | Monster Mash Punk Fest

This jawn is throwing two days of loud ass punk in our faces. If you typically scare normal people, this is probably the right place for you to be. Just jam out to some crazy punk and celebrate being your monstrous self. | 6 pm. Prices vary. The Tusk, 430 South St.

Event | Univestival

We love events named after their corporate sponsors. A good ol’ weekend-long festival to celebrate Memorial Day weekend. The usual food, music and festival activities will be on the menu. This one’s special, though, because you can participate in some make and take activities and get a chance to win some “big” prizes. | 11 am. Free. Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Party | PnB Rock: Trapstar Turnt Popstar Party

PnB Rock is a Philly native and a fresh trap artist. He even managed to drop music and get his name out there when he was in jail – now that’s some dedication right there. The hustle has definitely paid off, and judging by his sound and big collabs with Diplo and XXXTentatcion on his album from this year, “Trapstar Turnt Popstar,” you’d never guess he even started at the bottom in the first place. | 10 pm. $20-$30. NOTO, 1209 Vine St.


Food & Drink | Brunch with Bosses

This is for all the boss ladies that run their shit like a pro. Learn how to brand yourself, create wealth and how to start a business and keep it afloat. There’s even an exact menu of all the food that will be there – this is clearly for people who already know what they want. | 11 am. $75. IATSE Ballroom, 2401 S. Swanson St.

Music | Metal for Miracles Charity Show

Loud ass metal to benefit children’s futures – now that’s a cause we can get behind. A few local metal bands, including Make My Blood Dance, will be performing at this show for the Children’s Literacy Initiative. Help teach those children how to read – and how to headbang to some great music. | 7 pm. $10. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave.

Party | Pupper Pool Party

Another first of the season. Bring your pups to make a splash with some furry friends. Unless you have no soul, this is guaranteed to bring you all the happiness you need to get through the summer. Say no more – we’re in. | 1 pm. Prices vary. Pet Friendly Dog Bakery, 4324 Main St.

Food & Drink | Manayunk Mac & Cheese Crawl

You’ll literally be crawling around Manayunk after you try all that delicious food. Fifteen bars and restaurants will be ready to prove to you that their mac & cheese is the mac daddy of them all. If you weren’t lactose intolerant before, you probably will be after this. | 1 pm. $9.95. Locations vary.

Art | Vivid Trails: A Psychedelic Art Experience

A larger than life live experience for those who want to go on an artistic journey. Body and live painters, digital artists, musicians and go-go dancers will help make the experience a memorable one. We’re pretty psyched for this jawn. | 9 pm. $10. Location varies.

Interests | Liberty Flea

If it’s vintage, it must be cool, right? Get all your essential vintage goods at this market. A new season is coming, so of course you have to get a whole new wardrobe. | 10 am. Free. Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Event | Fireworks Cruise

It’s not Memorial Day Weekend without some fireworks. This is the first cruise of the season. Before you set sail into the Delaware, get entertained on the waterfront by the U.S. Air Force band. | 9 pm. $45. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Outdoors | Nature Therapy Walk

Some of us should probably talk to a therapist, but all the therapy some of us need can be found in the land around us. Separate yourself from all the city chaos and connect with mother nature. You can’t stay inside and spite the sun forever – get out there and bask in all the glory of nature. | 9 am. $35. Awbury Arboretum, 823 Washington Ln.


Food & Drink | Black Chef Seafood Fest

Be “shellfish” and binge on some great food. Eat all the crabs you want and grab unlimited food and drinks from the buffet and open bar. This just sounds like a full-on assault of the best seafood in Philly and we are definitely here for it. | 4 pm. $77.55. KANVAS, 3870 Lancaster Ave.

Festival | Memorial Day Weekend Mini Festival

Bikini models, drinking and smoking encouraged… it’s like they know the direct way to our hearts. Philly’s own Wilde Tuna will host this unorthodox Memorial Day bash. There’s nothing fishy about it – it’s just a genuinely badass sounding two-day blowout. | 8 pm. $18. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St.

Party | Twerk Sumthin’

Another party that steps away from all the Memorial Day celebration norms. This one has a twerk contest, so that alone makes this sound pretty dope. Even if you’re not a dancer, everyone is welcome at this QPOC centered space. | 10 pm. Prices vary. Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 254 S. 12th St.

LGBTQ | Glitter High, Drag Out

You’ll probably be shitting glitter after this party. Drag kings and drag monsters, including the talents of Hannibal Lickher and Tex Miller, will be owning the stage. Hosted by Baked Pizza and Nile Raven, this night sure isn’t short of legendary drag performers. | 9 pm. $10-$15. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Music | Hot Pink Satan

This duo is headlining an extravaganza for your nerve at your favorite local bar. Hot Pink Satan creates some edgy electronic bangers that will make you feel like you’re burning in a fabulous Hell. | 6:30 pm. $8. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.

Events | Dyke Ride & Crafting Happy Hour

Dykes, queers and allies welcome for this bike ride through Philly’s neighborhoods. Ok, we just noticed the pun of the title. The route is about 10 miles long, so you better be ready for an intense workout. Meet up at Tattooed Mom afterwards to craft some posters for the upcoming Philly Dyke March. | 10 am. Free. Kahn Park, 328 S. 11th St.

Interests | Derby Q 12

This jawn centered around one of the baddest sports is divided into three parts. There’s an open skate, scrimmages and a barbeque afterward. We don’t know shit about roller derby, but we know that this sounds like a fun time. | 12 pm. $10-$15. Penn Jersey Roller Derby, 3431 Fox St.

Music | Hallow Point

Not all heavy metal bands sound the same. Hallow Point, hailing from the Midwest, is trying to push the boundaries of what you’d expect from metal music. Their latest EP “Beyond Our Name” from 2017 proves that they are more than just another band. | 7 pm. $10. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave.


Fitness | Memorial Day Rock n’ Metal Yoga Flow

You probably wouldn’t think that metal would chill you out at all. Well, you’d be surprised. It’s like we can make anything into a yoga class these days. We’re always looking for ways to disconnect from this fucked up world we live in. | 10 am. $15. Palo Santo Wellness Boutique Yoga Studio, 1707 E. Passyunk Ave.

Comedy | Day Off

Got the day off of work? Come out to this comedy show. Established comics Will Miles, Kenny Deforest and Clark Jones will be your hosts for the evening. When there’s free beer being served for all, you really have no excuse not to go. | 8 pm. $12. Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St.

Interests | Memorial Day Skate Party

We’re proud to be American, where at least we know we can go skating for 99 cents. That is, if you wear red, white and blue, of course. Own that rink and show off your athletic abilities (or lack thereof).| 1 pm. Prices vary. Rolling Thunder Skating Rink, 7017 E. Roosevelt Blvd.

Discussion | Death Cafe

A monthly meeting of minds to talk about everyone’s favorite topic. Join in on the conversation and contribute any of your unique experiences. This discussion definitely is made interesting by the people who attend it. | 6:45 pm. Free. Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St.

Festival | Memorial Day Irish Fest

Who doesn’t love a great party with some beer and live music on Memorial Day? This annual festival is hosted by one of the oldest German-American clubs in the U.S.  | 11 am. $10. Cannstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Rd.

Music | Le Yikes Surf Club

This band does surf punk so well. On their comprehensive album of their first five years of music from 2017, no one song sounds the same as the other. Transport yourself to the beach without having to go to the shore. | 7 pm. Prices vary. Pharmacy, 1300 S. 18th St.

Festival | Memorial Dei Family Picnic and Festival

Bring your family to a classic outdoor festival at a church. There will be music all day on three stages and face painting for kids. We can’t think of a more typical Memorial Day event that everyone could go to. | 12 pm. $15. Gloria Dei Old Swedes Church, 913 S. Swanson St.

Comedy | Memorial Day Parade: A Comedy Variety Show

You don’t have to go to the typical barbecue or festival – you could just go to an unpredictable comedy show instead. Apparently, it’s centered around a small town’s first Memorial Day Parade that may or may not go off the rails. We can’t tell you what to expect from this, so just be ready for anything. | 7:30 pm. $5. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.


Music | Daniel Kahn & The Painted Bird

This Berlin-based band is making revolutionary music influenced by Jewish protest. Their sound fuses the genres of klezmer, punk and folk and makes radical statements. You don’t want to miss this one of a kind group – who knows if they’ll ever be visiting Philly again? | 7:30 pm. $10-$30. Calvary Center, 801 S. 48th St.

Food & Drink | Brews & Views

This is the second round of the rooftop spring miniseries. Drink some fine beer from local breweries and eat finger foods. Everything’s better when you do it on top of a roof. | 5 pm. Free. Free Library of Philadelphia, 1901 Vine St.

Music | Ladies Night

A night of three powerful women in music. Maggie Mae, Kate Dressed Up and Ntive Flora are the stars of this night. Each musician brings their own funky style of music to the stage to make this lineup feel complete. | 8 pm. $8. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St.

Music | Bobby McFerrin

This incredible Grammy-winning legend is blessing our city with his presence. He gave us the most uplifting classic song, “Don’t Worry, Be Happy.” You should worry if you miss out on catching him live, so try not to. | 8 pm. $80-$85. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Discussion | The Future of the Human Race, Evolution and Hybrid Children

Um, this sounds like it’s going to be interesting. This is a discussion on our connection with non-human intelligence by Mary Rodwell, known as the “alien lady.” She has investigated thousands of cases of human contact with extraterrestrials, and believes there are “Indigo” and “Crystal” children out there with telepathic abilities. Well, that’s a lot to take in. | 7 pm. Prices vary. 7770 Dungan Rd.

Music | Bodega

Philly peeps know a good bodega better than anyone. Hopefully this band shows us that they know how to play art rock better than anyone, too. This NYC-based folks have Philly as their first stop on their current U.S. tour. | 7:30 pm. $10. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St.

Performance | Contradict This! A Birthday Funeral for Heroes

Join The Bearded Ladies Cabaret in honoring Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. The gay poet, who has become an icon of the LGBTQ community, will be celebrated with an outdoor performance that tells a story of who he was. | 7:30 pm. Prices vary. Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Learn | Women’s Ground Self Defense Workshop

This world isn’t generally safe for women. A self-defense workshop in how to defend yourself and escape a dangerous situation is definitely necessary. Let your lady friends know about this one, because it’s something they can all stand to learn. | 6 pm. $25. Philly Self Defense, 1333 N. Front St.


Music | Pedro Capo

This Puerto Rican pop star is bringing the heat to Philly. He really caught the world by storm with his single “Calma,” which was remixed by Farruko and Alicia Keys and instantly blew up. We don’t know how anyone could resist dancing to his infectious Latin beats. | 8 pm. $35. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St.

Comedy | SuperMega

Remember when you were a loser if you were known on the internet? These guys are a duo that’s pretty famous on and offline. They’ll be hosting a live podcast where they talk video games – the topic they’re known for making Youtube videos on – among other things, we’re sure. | 8 pm. $25. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Performance | You Can’t Kill a Poet

A space for queer and trans writers to openly share their work. This one’s special, though, because it’s marking the fifth anniversary of the start of these gatherings. Bring your friends to meet some new readers and hear some interesting stories. | 7:30 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Music | Sittin’ In: Chill Moody

This is a series designed to introduce you to some cutting-edge artists of our time. Chill Moody is a local musician who was named Philadelphia’s Music Ambassador by Councilman David Oh. He’s active in music and business affairs, and even has his own record label. Chill out with one of Philly’s best. | 9 pm. Free. Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.

Festival | Pennypack Park Music Festival

From here on out, this festival is happening every Wednesday throughout the summer. Get groovy with the first performers of the season: Steal Your Face and the All Catholic High School Jazz Band. | 6:30 pm. Free. Ed Kelly Ampitheater, Pennypack Park, Pennypack Trail.

Outdoors | Annual Dance on the Bridge

Connect with some beautiful nature through the art of Nia dance. This dance technique is kind of like yoga, but, of course, it’s dance. Hike out to a covered bridge and dance soulfully to the sounds that surround you. | 10 am. Free. Thomas Mill Covered Bridge, 8901 Forbidden Dr.

Event | Fill the Steps Against Gun Violence

We’re always outraged at how much gun violence still goes down today. Stand with thousands of Philadelphians that have also had enough. It’s all in hopes to bring even more visibility to this issue than we already have. | 5 pm. Free. Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Comedy | Philly Sketchfest 2019

It’s the first day of this year’s sketch comedy festival. It starts off with three back-to-back shows – one of them is a showcase of multiple talents. Get ready to go around the city to catch the funniest motherfuckers in Philly. | 7 pm. $8-$10. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.


LGBTQ | Cünty: A Queer Party

It’s the season of kickoffs. This party is a sickening preview of all the fun and expression pride month will bring this season. Queer artists and drag kings and queens will be lighting up the dance floor. | 10 pm. $3. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.

Music | Duff McKagan

McKagan used to slap the bass in Guns & Roses, but now he’s flying solo. Catch him on his U.S. tour now hot off the releases of a few singles. One of his singles, “Last September,” is inspired by the stories he’s heard from the #MeToo movement. | 8 pm. $35. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St.

LGBTQ | Melangerie: An All QPOC Show

This show comes around every now and then to showcase the brilliant artists of the QPOC community. Come out and show your solidarity and support their talents. There will be several local artists performing, including Areola Grande and Deej Nutz. | 9 pm. $10. Tabu Lounge & Sports Bar, 254 S. 12th St.

Art | Art for the Cash Poor Kickoff Party

This is a kickoff for the annual block party type event that benefits local artists. It’s your chance to catch a preview of the artists that will be at the festival selling their work. Your money will support InLiquid, the art design organization hosting the event, and the Philly AIDS Fund. | 6 pm. $50. Location 215, 990 Spring Garden St.

Food & Drink | Philly Beer Week Kickoff

The beer vault is getting cracked open for this one. Barcade will be showcasing some of its rarest and most unique beers to kick off Philly Beer Week one day early. Get a leg up on all the drinking you’ll have to keep up with all week. | 12 pm. Free. Barcade, 1114 Frankford Ave.

Festival | Delaware River Waterfront Promenade

Get a taste of the Philly food scene at this annual fundraiser. Spend all your money and feel good about it, because it’s all going to fund arts programs on the Delaware waterfront. That funding goes towards the events at Spruce Harbor Park, the movies in the dark at Penn’s Landing, and more. | 6 pm. $150. Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd.

Event | Stroll the Street

This seasonal, rotating event is back to kick off the summer. This one’s Meet Your Neighbor Night. There will be food specials at certain restaurants and special sales at select stores. Keep up with this jawn to see what the next event will be. | 5 pm. Prices vary. Locations vary.

Party | Disco Italia

Lean like the tower of Pisa at this Italian blowout. Italian classics will bump all night and Fernet and Peroni will be poured up. There’s a reason why Italians do it better. | 10 pm. Free. The Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S. Broad St.

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