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FRIDAY, MAY 31Music | Tired Hands Earth Day


Music | Tired Hands Earth Day

Weedeater, Pallbearer, Heavy Temple and Solace are on the bill for this beer-centric bash. Pallbearer is set to perform their 2012 EP “Sorrow and Extinction.” We are so ready for this band to lead us to our booze-induced funeral. | 7:30 pm. $20. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. facebook.com

Party | Whine Down Carribbean Fridays

Light up the end of each week this summer. Let loose on a rooftop to some tropical jams spun by rotating DJs. When you can’t figure out what you do, you can always count on this jawn happening every Friday. | 8 pm. $10. Warmdaddy’s, 1400 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. facebook.com

Party | Unicorn Party

You’ll have glitter in your lungs after this party. You know this is gonna be an over-the-top, bubblegum pink, extravagant display of all things girly and fun. If it doesn’t look like a five-year-old girl’s room on steroids by the end of the night, then it was done wrong. | 10 pm. $5. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave. facebook.com

Performance | Fifty Shades Male Revue

We know you ladies love getting titillated and tantalized by rock solid male strippers. Feel your fantasy at this show and bring your girlfriends. Even if you’re vegetarian, your sausage cravings will be fulfilled tonight. | 8 pm. $25. Gardendale Social Club, 888 Spring Garden St. eventbrite.com

Network | Black and Boujee: Roots Picnic Edition

A celebration of black excellence to go kick off one of Philly’s biggest events of the summer. It also happens to be the number one party for black professionals. Come dressed in all black and mingle with great minds that think alike. | 10 pm. $20. Stratus Rooftop Lounge, 433 Chestnut St. blackandboujee.com

Discussion | Body Positivity 101

This workshop is focused on “learning to love yourself at any size.” Get ready to redefine what beauty is and learn to love and take care of yourself before anyone. We’ve seen way worse things on the beach than someone with a bit of a tummy, so please don’t worry about having a “beach bod” this summer – just worry that your head’s in the right place. | 6 pm. $25. Curve Conscious, 2719 W. Girard Ave. eventbrite.com

Discussion | LGBTQ+ Social & Self-Care Discussion

Come out and talk to others in the community about wellness. It’s important that we check in with each other and make sure everything’s alright. Exchange some ideas and maybe learn some tips from others on how to better look after yourself. | 6 pm. Free. Fishtown Wellness Center, 430 Belgrade St. eventbrite.com

Performance | The Big Mess Cabaret

One of our last chances to tip our hats to the Troc. This two-day performance is the last one that will ever be performed here. Celebrate the history of the theater with a variety show like no other. | 8 pm. $23. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. ticketfly.com


Party | Old School Hip-Hop Party

80s-2000s hip-hop, food and an open bar will keep this party bumping all night. Come for the appreciation of the music, stay because you can’t stop dancing. It’s sure to be a nostalgic night. | 8 pm. $45. The Deck Philly, 401 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. eventbrite.com

Discussion | Common: Author Talk & Signing

The actor/rapper just added another work to his impressive resume with the release of his book, “Let Love Have the Last Word.” It’s already a New York Times Bestseller, just like his memoir from 2011, “One Day It’ll All Make Sense.” Discuss some real shit with him and get his signature. | 1 pm. Free. Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books, 5445 Germantown Ave. facebook.com

Party | Official Roots Picnic After Party

After the all day festival, it’s time to party even more. You can catch Questlove back here spinning with Vikter Duplaix. You don’t wanna be shut out from this – get your ticket and get there early before the club fills up. | 7 pm. $15-$25. Stratus Rooftop Lounge, 433 Chestnut St. eventbrite.com

LGBTQ | The Rainbow Connection: A Tribute to The Muppets

Philly queen and Rupaul’s Drag Race alumni Mimi Imfurst is hosting this flamboyant tribute to the creations of Jim Henson. If this wasn’t at a bar, this would probably be a fun event for kids, but anyone who’s into rainbows, puppets and music will have a great time here. | 8 pm. $15. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. eventbrite.com

Festival | TWIN: A Gemini Festival

It’s finally Gemini season – time for all the shady bitches to come out. Party like a real twin at this festival packed with artistic talent including musicians, chefs and body painters. If you sin a little too much, get back in line with the spiritual healers that’ll be there. | 4 pm. $15. Philadelphia Urban Creators, 2315 N. 11th St. facebook.com

Learn | Exotic Dance 101

Allow a professional dominatrix to show you the way around a pole. Get those heels on and learn how to dance like a stripper with confidence. You’ll be making it rain all over you in no time. | 7 pm. $20. Sexploratorium, 317 South St. eventbrite.com

Music | The Low Road

This “acoustic pop quintet” truly started from the bottom in the 90s in Philly. They went from playing coffee shops to performing on the same stages as Sinead O’Connor, Ben Folds Five and many more. They broke up in ‘97 and have gotten back together to tour several times. You should definitely try to catch them live – who knows if they’ll break up again? | 8 pm. $17. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. facebook.com

Music | Omar Apollo

This dope jazz/R&B musician blends genres and makes his own rules with his music. He broke free from playing his guitar in church at 12 years old and learned to create something new with his guitar. Catch this show and look out for his debut EP coming out this summer. | 8 pm. $18. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. facebook.com


Art | Celebration of Craft

Here, there’s no division between creators and consumers – we’re all united by the love of crafting. Join a bunch of vendors that will share their creations and indulge in some food, music and family friendly activities. This event couldn’t be more wholesome. | 1 pm. Free. One Art Community Center, 1431 N. 52nd St. facebook.com

Festival | Philadelphia Irish Festival

A full-on celebration of an amazing culture. If you’ve never heard an Irish band perform live – like Dropkick Murphys – we feel sorry for you. Don’t be afraid though – you can catch an awesome performance, some killer food and some crazy dances that are all authentic Irish. | 12 pm. Free. Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd. facebook.com

Music | Sundae. with Questlove

Get a taste for something sweet at this show featuring one of Philly’s finest. This is the opening of the season of shows that everybody could love. Bring your kids, but keep your phones at home – they’re the only ones that aren’t welcome here. | 6 pm. $15. Moshulu, 401 S. Columbus Blvd. residentadvisor.net

LGBTQ | Pride Family Festival

We’re here to plug all the inclusive pride events going down this month. This is a day full of engaging activities to get kids excited about pride. There will be crafts, live performances and drag queen story time.| 11 am. Prices vary. Please Touch Museum, 4231 Avenue of the Republic. pleasetouchmuseum.org

Learn | Inside the Eye of American Terror: Art Therapy & Trauma Response Treatment

This is an intensive masterclass of how to use art therapy as a response to trauma. More people are victims of mass devastation than we’d like to think. It’s definitely important to know how to equip people with the right coping skills. | 7:30 am. $100. Geary Auditorium, Drexel University, 245 N. 15th St. eventbrite.com

Music | Salut les Copains: ‘60s French Pop

Honestly, we don’t know anything about French pop from any time period, but this seems like the perfect chance to gain some appreciation for it. Go across the pond and dip back in time as you jam out to this music in its heyday. | 2 pm. Free. The International Bar, 1624 N. Front St. facebook.com

Festival | La Festa Street Festival

“La festa,” you could probably guess, literally translates in English to “the party.” That’s exactly what this outdoor celebration of Italian heritage is destined to be. All the usual street festival fixings will be there, completed by an annual spaghetti eating contest. | 11 am. Free. Filitalia International, 1834 E. Passyunk Ave. facebook.com

Music | Fantastic Negrito

Now this is a guy who truly inspires us with his music. He went from having a multi-million dollar record deal, to almost losing his life in a tragic car accident. His musical rebirth is evident in “Please Don’t Be Dead,” his latest album from 2018. | 8 pm. $18. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. facebook.com


Music | Brain Clouds

Sims Hardin is the man behind this musical masterpiece. His single from July, “The Melting Stranger,” is an incredible mix of wild west country and fuzz rock. We can hardly explain it without comparing it to an ayahuasca journey. | 8 pm. $7. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. ticketfly.com

Discussion | LGBTQ State of the Union

It’s time to check in with the current issues in the LGBTQ community. This open discussion gives members of the community a chance to have all their questions answered. On the other hand, leaders of service organizations will lay out their plans for improving issues throughout the year. | 6 pm. Free. The Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St. kimmelcenter.org

Discussion | James Patterson: Unsolved

We all know this guy turns out books faster than a damn assembly line. Well, this event is a discussion around yet another one. Elin Hilderbrand will be leading the event and will also be signing her own books. | 7:30 pm. $32. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St. freelibrary.org

Art | Teen Summer Reading Kickoff: Mini Zines

Get your teens off their asses this summer and sign them up for summer reading. This first event of the season is around creating zines – a book where you basically create your own rules. | 4 pm. Free. Kingsessing Library, 1201 S. 51st St. facebook.com

Family Fun | Parkway Pals

This kid-oriented event will be happening Monday-Wednesday every week this summer. This Monday’s starting out with two events: “Story Art” and “Art in the Park.” Expect some educational, artistic material and activities centered on getting your kids to have fun with making art. | 10:30 am. Free. Sister Cities Park, 210 N. 18th St. facebook.com

Music | Jamila Woods

This R&B poet has exercised her powerful voice in the music industry. She can be heard on the final tracks of Macklemore’s album “White Privilege II” and Chance the Rapper’s “Coloring Book.” Give her new album “Legacy! Legacy!” a listen and hear what she has to say. | 8 pm. $16. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. facebook.com

Music | FACS

This modern art rock band is blowing in from the Windy City to tear up the stage. They formed in 2017 with the remaining members of the broken-up band Disappears – pretty ironic name. They’ve bounced back better than ever and have been releasing new music – their latest being their EP “Lifelike” from this March. | 8:30 pm. $10. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. facebook.com

Music | Frenship

Get hooked on this pop band’s infectious beats. Drawing inspiration from a bunch of different decades and genres, Frenship creates some uplifting songs that connect with all types of people. They just released their album “Vacation” about two weeks ago, which features a collaborative track with Bastille. | 8:30 pm. $15. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. facebook.com


Art | DIY Succulent Workshop & Drag Show

What else are you basic bitches doing on a Tuesday? Make and take a cute little succulent and watch some fierce performances, all while learning about proper plant care. Seems like a well-rounded, educational event. | 7 pm. $30. Front Street Cafe, 1253 N. Front St. eventbrite.com

Music | Melanie Fiona

Fiona is an R&B singer with melodies that make everything in the world seem alright. She’s here to sit you down and have a good “song-versation” with you through her soulful stories in her lyrics. Get hyped for her third studio album, which is bound to be released soon. | 8 pm. $45. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. facebook.com

Discussion | Inquiring Minds: A Conversation About Philly Schools

This is a new event series from the Inquirer that’s all about bringing readers in for face-to-face discussions on revolving topics. This one’s all about the ambitious upcoming graduates from Philly’s high schools. Get inspired as they share their general hopes and dreams for their futures. It’s never too late – or early – to get after what you want in life. | 6 pm. Free. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 801 Market St. pmnevents.philly.com

Music | Geographer

This solo act is on the “Leaving the Garden State” tour, and he has a new album from March called “New Jersey.” So, yeah, we can only guess that he’s from there. Although he’s based in San Francisco now, he still makes some sick synth/indie pop like he always has since 2007. | 7:30 pm. $13. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. etix.com

Event | Philly Eid in the Park

The month-long fast for the Islamic holiday Ramadan comes to an end at this all-out celebration. Join the Muslim community for a unified prayer session and some family friendly festivities. Don’t worry – food will be served. | 8:30 am. Free. Cricket Field, 4231 Avenue of the Republic. facebook.com

Music | Xavier Wulf

This Memphis-native trap rapper made a name for himself in the underground music scene. He was part of the “SESHOLLOWATERBOYZ” collective, but he’s released lots of impressive music on his own. | 8 pm. $25. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. facebook.com

Music | House Plant

All you need to keep a plant alive is water and some love. The same kind of applies for supporting this band at their show. In fact, they’re not really a band, but an “experience.” A funky, psychedelic one at that. | 8 pm. $7. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. facebook.com

Performance | Rents Due

An open mic night with no written rules. You better have paid your rent by now, or else you’re just pushing it. If you like to push the limits anyway, though, sign up for this, get on stage and blow the crowd away with whatever talent you have. | 8 pm. $10. Bourbon & Branch, 705 N. 2nd St. facebook.com


Fundraiser | Philly Fights Cancer Charity Workout

Fists will fly against cancer at this benefit workout in one of Philly’s newest boxing gyms. Philly Fights Cancer raises funds for and brings awareness to the Penn Abramson Cancer Center’s research and efforts. Show your support and help to clock cancer right in the face. | 7:30 pm. Prices vary. Rumble Boxing, 1520 Walnut St. upenn.edu

Comedy | Time Bandits: On the Run

Join some elders every Wednesday in June for a night of mature improv comedy. By “mature,” we mean comedy for old people. Get ready for some cultural references on stuff that probably happened before most of you were born. You might not always get what they’re talking about, but I’m sure they’re so senile that they don’t, either. | 7:30 pm. $5. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St. eventbrite.com

Party | Kickoff Summer Dance Party with The Sensational Soul Cruisers

One hand on the crab fries, the other in the air. Jam with this smooth-singing group that always throws it back with classic R&B and soul. | 7:30 pm. Free. Chickie’s & Pete’s, 1526 Packer Ave. facebook.com

Fundraiser | Love Above Bars Bash

The Prison Society has been working at providing humane conditions for prisoners for over 230 years – it can’t be easy to keep going. Give them a hand for all their hard work at this annual celebration. People may do shitty things, but it doesn’t make them any less human. | 6 pm. Prices vary. Eastern State Penitentiary, 2027 Fairmount Ave. eventbrite.com

Music | Falsifier

Have you been craving some Canadian heavy metal? Good, we have to. You’re in for an uplifting time with these guys who play intense riffs and believe the end of humanity is coming soon. | 6 pm. $12. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St. facebook.com

Music | Whiskeyhickon Boys

Get ready to jam all night with a funky ass band. All we know is that these guys are, obviously, from Philly, have known each other for a long time and are pretty wild. | 8 pm. $10. Silk City, 435 Spring Garden St. facebook.com

Music | Live at Lunch

You may have to work your summer away, but at least your lunch hour won’t always be boring. A new jazz performer will be in the park every Wednesday and Thursday to freshen up your work day. First up is Shayne Frederick – a Philly multi-hyphenate who has performed on many major stages in the city. | 12 pm. Free. Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St. facebook.com

Fundraiser | C14 Foundation Charity Gala

This is basically the Philly version of the MET Gala. “Gladiators & Goddesses” is this year’s category on the carpet – we’re not sure if there will be a carpet, but you get it. Forget the fashion, though – the real focus of this night is all the money and support that will be raised for this organization that focuses on sustainably helping the poor with basic human needs. | 9 pm. $127.50. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. facebook.com


Party | House Fire

There’s enough going on here to keep this shit burning all night. Light it up with some hip-hop, house and club music being spun by DJs Alice Xtra and Atcheli. | 10 pm. Free. The Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S. Broad St. facebook.com

Party | Be Gay, Throw Axes: Pride Party

Naturally, what else is there to do when you’re gay? Benefit the William Way LGBTQ Center by coming out and playing in an axe throwing competition. Don’t think it’s so casual, though – there will be a costume contest, so you kind of have to dress up. | 5 pm. $40. Bury the Hatchet, 1719 Washington Ave. facebook.com

Event | West Philly Tricycle Championship

It’s the second year of this intense competition. Get fucked up and try to figure out how to even fit on a tricycle. Get the fastest time and get gratified with a trophy and some bragging rights. | 6 pm. Free. City Tap, 3925 Walnut St. facebook.com

Fundraiser | Shades: A Celebration of Black, Queer Identities & Expression

“Slay in all your shades” at this party to honor the beauty of being black. Before the turn up, join in a conversation on gender and reproductive justice. It’s all in support of New Voices for Reproductive Justice – a local non-profit. | 6 pm. $15-$25. SOMO SoPHI, 3101 S. 13th St. eventbrite.com

LGBTQ | Pride Flag Raising & Pride in the Park

Celebrate the official start of pride season by raising the rainbow flag atop the skyline. Walk on over to LOVE Park afterward for a celebration to kick off the month of festivities across the city. | 5 pm. Free. City Hall, 1400 John F. Kennedy Blvd. facebook.com

Music | George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic

We can’t believe we’re saying it, but this is the band’s last ever performance in Philly. Funk legend Clinton will be retiring from touring this year. Groove together for one last time and be sure to give them a proper sendoff. | 8 pm. $72.50. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St. facebook.com

Network | The City Social on the Pier

This is a sustainable, zero waste event for young professionals eager to make connections. Get free headshots and free resume and LinkedIn profile advice. There’s lots that you could probably learn from Google, but getting ahead in the professional world means getting people to know your name. Show your face for some future success. | 6 pm. Free. Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd. eventbrite.com

Music | Latin Night at the Lodge

Someone better bring some chips, because there’s bound to be salsa all over at this night dedicated to dancing. Start it off with some lessons, followed by an open dance, then killer performances from professionals. Bring the heat to the floor – even though it’ll probably already be hot as hell outside. | 9 pm. $5. Blue Cross RiverRink, 101 S. Columbus Blvd.

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