Calendar: Nov. 1-7

Woman doing yoga with a dog
Kick it with puppies and do a downward dog (or several) at this puppy yoga event for charity at Love City Brewing on Nov. 3. | Image provided


Comedy | Comedy and Cocktails

A little alcohol makes everything seem funnier. Not that you’ll really need it, though, because the comedians performing here will hopefully know their way around a stand-up situation. | 8 pm. $15. New Liberty Distillery, 1431 N. Cadwallader St.

Party | PEX Halloween Ball: Wizard of Woz

This wonderful world isn’t so PG. This creative party by The Philadelphia Experiment will place you right in the fantasy world. It definitely won’t have you clicking your heels and wishing you were home. | 9 pm. $35. Warehouse on Watts, 923 N. Watts St.

Music | Willie Nile

Nile may be the Bruce Springsteen of our generation. He’s received plenty of praise from him for his songwriting skills and his electric stage presence, anyway. | 8 pm. $25-$34. City Winery, 990 Filbert St.

Music | Knocked Loose

In the mood to fuck it up tonight? Catch these hardcore guys while they’re in town. You’ll be swinging yourself around in the pit in no time. | 7 pm. $31. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St.

Music | Fast Car Slow Car

Usually, a fast car plus a slow car equals a car crash. However, this electronic R&B artist is no accident. Bring your friends out to witness this musical magic. | 8:30 pm. $10. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave.

Interests | Philly Vegan Awards

Our vegan food scene is on an unstoppable rise. Give your praise to the chefs who are making it all happen at this awards ceremony. Don’t worry – you will get to try some of their food. | 7 pm. $25. Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St.

Interests | Nerdy By Nature Open Mic

Whether you’re brave enough to get up and entertain or just comfortable enough to watch, this is the place for you. Come dressed up in your finest cosplay gear – we know you must have plenty stuffed away in that closet of yours. | 8 pm. $5. Amalgam Comics and Coffeehouse, 2578 Frankford Ave.

Discussion | Graffiti Pier: Let’s Talk About Its Future

Are you wondering about the fate of the highly vandalized space? Be a part of the discussion of what will happen to this little urban jungle. It’s been standing vacant and, technically, prohibited from the public for a while. | 6 pm. Free. Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.


Art | Obsolescence

What’s old is new again. This exhibition by Swedish artist Ulla-Stina Wikander features her vintage embroideries. She’s covered some old household products in them, making for a colorful display. | Noon. Free. Paradigm Gallery, 746 S. 4th St.

Fundraiser | Rescue Run 5K

This happens to be Philly’s first and only race to benefit pet adoption. You always hear that you should adopt and not shop, so be a part of that advocacy by running for a paws-itive cause. | 8:30 am. $35. FDR Park, 1500 Pattison Ave.

Comedy | Nick Offerman

Who doesn’t love this guy? From his portrayal as Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation” to his own self who stars in the craft-making competition show “Making It” alongside Amy Poehler, Offerman’s disarming comedy and amazing personality always shine through. | 8 pm. $30-$50. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

Interests | The Sabbath: Metal Diva Brunch

Brunch isn’t just for ladies who sip tea and giggle about their boyfriends. Heavy metal babes are welcome to let it rock this Saturday morning with a vegan brunch and entertaining drag show. | 1:30 pm. $15. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.

Interests | The Food Trust’s Market

You can trust that you’ll find some good ass food at this weekly open-air market. It’s so refreshing that we can get farm fresh produce in an urban setting every weekend. Otherwise, we’d just be eating Wawa and cheesesteaks all week. | 10 am. Free. Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.

Party | EDM Halloween Hangover

You haven’t said your final goodbyes to the Halloween season yet. It all culminates in this last blowout party on deck. We salute those who still have a little bit of energy left in them after all these damn parties. | 10 pm. $20. Moshulu, 401 S. Columbus Blvd.

Festival | The Great Harvest Cider and Beer Festival

This just screams “fall.” Warm up or chill out with plenty of flavors of cider and beer that will be available at this huge festival along 11th St. This commences the awkward period between Halloween and Thanksgiving where everyone just wants to hurry up and get to Christmas already. | 11 am. Free. Hawthornes Beer Cafe, 738 S. 11th St.

Music | The Maine

These guys may be some of the most active musicians out there. They’ve been pursuing their dreams since 2007, and have had a massive payoff for their hard work through a dedicated fan base. | 7 pm. $25. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.


Music | Blues Traveler

Go back in time to 30 years ago, when this group first started. Flash forward and they’re still as relevant as ever. Hop on the wild ride with these rockers. | 8 pm. $30. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Interests | HERspace Sip and Shop

Do you support local female artists? Fuck yeah you do. Show your love for the creative women of Philly at this art show, where all the beautiful works you see will be up for sale. | 3 pm. Prices vary. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St.

Wellness | Doggy Noses and Yoga Poses

This is the best food for your soul. Relax and stretch out as puppies wander around to give you all the snuggles they can give. It’s all to benefit Compass Rose Rescue, an organization dedicated to saving animals. | 10:30 am. $35. Love City Brewing Co., 1023 Hamilton St.

Music | Funk You

Don’t take this as an insult. In fact, you should take it as the complete opposite. Some of the finest funk sounds will be delivered to your ears at this amazing performance. | 7:30 pm. $10. Johnny Brenda’s, MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St.

Interests | Philadelphia Veterans Parade

This traditional parade gives thanks to those who are always fighting for us. Join in and show your support for the men and women in uniform in your life. | Noon. Free. Locations vary.

Music | Creed Bratton

Everyone’s favorite creepy old guy is coming to town. You know him from acting a fool in his role on The Office. He’ll be dropping by to give us a night full of music and comedy – just him and his guitar. | 8 pm. $20. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St.

Music | Ancient Puzzle Arts

Feel like you’re floating through space, but with oxygen. This DJ event promises to bring you some of the most cosmic beats your Earth-minded brain has ever heard. | 9 pm. $5. Silk City, 435 Spring Garden St.

Art | SpermChurch

What kind of religion is this? This electro duo will be partnering up with some intense percussionists to deliver a sonic experience that cuts straight through the heart. Whatever it is, we want to be a part of it. | 8 pm. $15. Pageant: Soloveev, 607 Bainbridge St.


Art | November Scratch Night

Get an exclusive look at what some local artists have been spending their time on. On the other hand, if you’re a Philly artist, you’re welcome to share all your upcoming projects with a receptive audience at this meet-up for creative-minded folks. | 7 pm. Free. FringeArts, 140 N. Columbus Blvd.

Discussion | Preserve, Protect… and Pollute

Single-use plastic is choking our planet. It dominates most of the packaging we see at supermarkets, so it’s important for us to start searching for an alternative. Sit in on this environmental discussion of the history of our plastic use, and where it’ll take us in the future. | 6 pm. Free. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St.

Music | Great Grandpa

Who knew the old geezer could rock this hard? This band with an elderly name is actually a fresh, young group on the scene. Check out their brand new album, “Four of Arrows,” which just came out Oct. 25. | 8:30 pm. $12. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave.

Discussion | Is It My Place?

Neighborhoods are currently gentrifying rapidly throughout Philly. Whether you’re a lifelong resident or new in town, come to this discussion on how to be a good neighbor. We could all benefit from learning how to connect with our communities. | 5:30 pm. Free. Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission, 190 N. Independence Mall.

Music | Kishi Bashi

We’re huge fans of Bashi’s expressive music. He’s been uplifting and enriching our ears for years, and we’re so happy he’s coming to town to share sounds off his new album “Omoiyari.” | 8:30 pm. $22. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Interests | First Time

Listen to stories about first times – you know what we mean. This partnership between First Person Arts and Erotic Literary Salon was created to normalize sexuality and stay open to conversation surrounding it. | 7 pm. $15. Time, 1315 Sansom St.

Interests | Blankets and Brews

Who doesn’t love to snuggle up with a warm blanket and a cold beer? Learn how to knit a blanket at this creative workshop, while you enjoy some delicious local brews. | 6:30 pm. $85. Love City Brewing Co., 1023 Hamilton St.

Music | King Princess

This pop princess is doing it her way. She’s brand new to the music world, but everybody has been talking about her since her debut last year. You’ll see why. | 8 pm. $29.50. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.



This up-and-coming trap god is highly in demand. So much so, that his show in Philly had to be moved from First Unitarian Church due to popular demand. Now, there’s room for everybody to catch his stop in town. | 8:30 pm. $20. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Music | Superchunk

A band that can stay together for 25 years is fucking admirable. These punk rockers let it all out with their music that typically addresses current issues and emotions, but they’ll be going acoustic for this special anniversary celebration. | 8 pm. $25. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Music | Joshua Radin & The Weepies

Radin’s music will get you feeling something deep in your heart. He performed at Ellen DeGeneres’ wedding, so you know this guy is the real deal. Warm up with this soulful show, which is part of SiriusXM’s “Coffeehouse Tour.” | 7:30 pm. $27.50. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St.

Music | Erykah Badu

You can just feel the positive vibes radiating from Badu. She creates some of the smoothest R&B we’ve ever known, and she never fails to let us know that she is a master at her craft. | 8 pm. $39.95-$199.95. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

Comedy | No Such Thing As a Fish

This comedic podcast, featuring a former research team from a BBC show, has killed it in the UK. As researchers for the show “QI,” they gathered lots of useless facts, which have turned into the topics of their episodes. Seize the opportunity to watch them banter about it all onstage. | 8 pm. $35. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

Art | Philly AV

Art is, most importantly, about creating whatever you want. These artists featured in this exhibition have merged film, dance and more with their visual art to create multi-faceted performances to get anyone intrigued. | 8 pm. Free. Vox Populi, 319 N. 11th St.

LGBTQ | Queer Soup Night

This fundraising event invites chefs to each create their own delicious soup to bring the queer community together. All are welcome to eat soup and donate to help local organizations thrive. | 6 pm. Prices vary. Greensgrow West, 5123 Baltimore Ave. 

Learn | Herbal Tea 101

Find your zen on your own. This instructional workshop will get you brewing soothing tea and centering your soul in no time. Weed isn’t the only herb that can get you feeling this chill. | 5 pm. $20. Voloshin, 2930 E. Jasper St.


Podcast | U Up? Live

The text everyone loves to get at 2 am. It also happens to be the podcast everybody loves to see live. Sit in on the discussion of all the ups and downs of navigating relationships in the modern world. | 8 pm. $35. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St.

Podcast | WHOREible Decisions

We aren’t always proud of the crazy shit we’ve done, but much of it was done out of necessity. Usually, that necessity has to do with sex. This live podcast featuring two NYC girls will cover the nitty gritty of dealing with a savage dating scene. | 8 pm. $35. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St.

Music | All Else Failed

All else may have failed, but these hardcore legends are still standing. They’ve been a prevalent force in the Philly music scene since 1995, and they’re not going anywhere. Get in the pit for this can’t-miss show. | 8:30 pm. $12. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.

Music | The Interrupters

Interrupting the punk world since 2011. Although fairly fresh on the scene, they’ve made their mark by working with punk legends like Rancid and Green Day. They’re refreshingly unique and incredibly powerful. | 8 pm. $28. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Discussion | Space Weather

The Federal Executive Board of Philly will be hosting this presentation on why we should care about what’s going on in space. All the activity happening light years away may seem irrelevant, but it’s more important than you’d think. We need to be prepared, especially if we’re going to launch a “space force” some time in the future. | 1 pm. Free. William J. Green Federal Building, 600 Arch St.

Interests | Burlesque Battle Royale

Seductresses will go head-to-head in this weekly competition. Each night has a different theme, and different performances to get jaws dropping. Little will be left to the imagination as the stakes get higher. | 10 pm. $10. Tabu, 254 S. 12th St.

Learn | Managing Stress

It’s apparently National Stress Day. Most of us live every day with overbearing stress. Learn how to lift that weight off your shoulders and carry on with your life at this free workshop. | 4 pm. Free. Critical Path Learning Center, 1233 Locust St.

Interests | Samin Nosrat

If you meet a woman who can cook delicious food and write beautiful words, marry her. Nosrat is one of those blessed ones, who gained lots of acclaim with her book “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat,” which was also adapted into a documentary-style series on Netflix. | 7:30 pm. $25-$55. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.


Music | The New Negroes

This series features legendary black stand-up comedians and musicians. It’s now also a Comedy Central series. We wouldn’t want to miss this. | 8 pm. $20. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Art | They/She/He/Who’s Gotta Have It?

This discussion is based around art that challenges divisions between genders, cultures and languages. Works of queer, trans, Black and Asian artists will be the focus in this creative, representative discourse. | 5 pm. Free. Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St.

Music | Upholstery

This collective can’t really be nailed down to a single genre. In all the music they create for themselves and for stage productions and films, they create their own inimitable sounds. | 9 pm. $12. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Film | College Behind Bars Screening

This Ken Burns documentary explores the stories of incarcerated people who are working hard to get college degrees. Formerly incarcerated college students will also be in attendance. | 7 pm. $5. WHYY, 150 N. 6th St.

Music | Song-Poems: Karl Blau

This indie artist is the definition of do-it-yourself. He’s self-released about 40 records over 20 years, and has done his fair share in making music history. | 6 pm. Free. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.

Music | Black Lung

The name couldn’t be any more metal. Get real heavy with this band from Baltimore that’s crushing the scene by being themselves. | 7 pm. $10. Century, 1350 S. 29th St.

Comedy | Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow

The Jersey stoner duo is back to show us their new movie. They’re traveling the country to screen it in cities everywhere, and we’re so blessed to have them stopping here. | 7:30 pm. $50. Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut St.

Fitness | Dance Your Pounds Off

We’re getting Richard Simmonds vibes. This dance fitness program is easy for anybody to get behind. Don’t worry about what you look like – just dance, damnit! | 7 pm. $20. Bodies in Motion, 1000 Diamond St.

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