PW weekend picks: Aug. 9-11

Our pick: Port Richmond Blues FestivalBig fan of blues, booze and barbeques? 

Our pick: Port Richmond Blues Festival

Big fan of blues, booze and barbeques? 

This is definitely the summer street festival for you.

Enjoy closed streets and a ton of fun to commence. Chill out and have a beer or two while the kids bounce around the block in a moon bounce just for them. If you’re not a big drinker, that’s cool. Like pie? Go indulge in an intense pie-eating contest.

Mikey Jr., Russ Lambert, Groove and Bizness are all set to perform their bluesy bops for the whole neighborhood. Famous Sgt. Bob’s BBQ, The Galley Kitchen, What’s on the Grill and GoodFellas Food Truck will be dishing out some great cuisine.

We’re all for events like this that bring the whole neighborhood together. It’s all about community, unity and, of course, some good ass food.

Put a little love into your summer and don’t miss this.

WHAT: Port Richmond Blues Festival WHEN: Aug. 10 COST: Free WHERE: Richmond and Tioga St.

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Music | Trash Knife

Cut up the floor jamming out to this group’s insane punk sounds. They’re pretty well known throughout the Philly house scene. We’re sure they know how to put on a show, and that you won’t want to miss it. | 8:30 pm. $7. Ortlieb’s, 847 N. 3rd St.

Music | CJ Ramone

It’s not every day you have a Ramone rocking a local haunt in Philly. He’s been in the game for over 25 years and somehow hasn’t tired from it yet. Come catch him while he’s riding a high from the May release of his solo album, “The Holy Spell…” | 8:30 pm. $15. MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St.

Performance | The Ghostly Circus: Tides of the Climates

Like Cirque du Soleil, but at a cemetery. Fire art and aerial theater are in store. Get all twisted up in this stunning display of showmanship. | 7 pm. $30. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave.

Interests | Clues and Blues and Chews

Come on, Nancy Drews of Philly. This scavenger hunt is all about discovering some facts about Cliveden’s history. Read the clues you find carefully. Booze will be served, of course. Show up early to get a tour of the place and have an advantage over your competition. | 6:30 pm. $35. Cliveden of the National Trust, 6401 Germantown Ave.

Music | Karaoke Gung Show

Celebrate the 12th anniversary of this show with its spectacular host Skeletor. Get up there and sing, but be aware that he may bang the gong before you’re done. It’s all about pleasing the host here. | 8 pm. Free. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Party | The Dollar Jawn

Get in on this rooftop party where pretty much everything is only $1. It’s like the Dollar Tree event of nightlife. This event is reserved for the “ultra sexy” people that want to spend their Friday doing this. Who wouldn’t want to? | 9 pm. $1. Golf & Social, 1080 N. Delaware Ave.

Music | Augustfest

These mini music festivals have been happening all summer, but this is the last for a while. Come check out performances from Philly’s own Tiny Hueman, Sonni Shine and Flash Flood, along with more acts from out-of-state. | 9 pm. $10. Imaginary Clouds Collective, 1714 N. Mascher St.

Art | Date Night

Bring your mom, brother or even you cat to this night all about appreciating art. You’ll be touring the current exhibition on display – which is about alternative ways of making art – and then you’ll get to create some of your own. | 6pm. $15. The Center for Art in Wood, 141 N. 3rd St.


Music | Legendary Shack Shakers

These Southern guys have migrated north to give us a fresh sound. Their music is a fusion of rockabilly, blues and country that you never thought you needed to hear before. All you hoes better throw down to these banjo-plucking vibes. | 7 pm. $15. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.

Music | Yellowhammer Fund Dance Party

A benefit show full of music to get you moving. Rana Ransom, DJ Love and DJ Delish have kindly offered to get up on stage here. The Yellowhammer Foundation helps women seeking care at Alabama’s abortion clinics by funding their travel, lodging, medical costs, etc. | 9 pm. $10. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Music | Femme It Forward: Ama Lou

Lou is a 19-year-old breakout star with some serious creativity. Her debut EP “DDD” tells the story of a Los Angeles drug runner in a crime ring, and she even wrote a film to go along with the album. Could we have another “The Wall” on our hands? | 8 pm. $18.50. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Performance | AWFUL Wrestling

The show that truly lives up to its name. Comedians in ridiculous costumes will act a fool trying to wrestle with one another. Don’t bother paying premiums to watch WWE matches – this is way more worth your money. | 8 pm. $12. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.

Outdoors | Peach Festival and Sidewalk Sale

We’re all just feeling peachy over the weekend. Come out to celebrate some fresh and refreshing local produce. It’s all in the name of National Peach Month – because there’s a national day and month for pretty much everything. | 10 am. Free. Peddler’s Village, 2400 Street Rd., New Hope.

Interests | I Love the 90s Bash Bar Crawl

We all loved the 90s, and if you think you didn’t, you’re just lying to yourself. Relive the glory days at this themed crawl. Music and themed drinks will help us all blast back to the past. | 3 pm. $15. Locations vary around Old City.

Outdoors | HotDogust Block Party

| A good ol’ block party to ease you into August – HotDogust, that is. The Port Richmond restaurant hosting this will be cooking up some wieners and throwing a party to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer. Come support this generous local business. | 11 am. Free. Gaul & Co. Malt House, 3133 Gaul St.

Interests | Circus Flea Market

A circus full of vintage wares. Enjoy offerings from over ten all-vintage vendors, along with carnival activities like face painting and crafts. We all know you need an excuse to buy more things. | 10 am. Free. Thunderbird Salvage, 2441 Frankford Ave.


Music | Drab Majesty

This is the solo project and alter-ego of LA-based musician Andrew Clinco. Typically, he’s the drummer of the experimental rock group Marriages. Watch him do his thing and assume another awesome personality. | 9 pm. $15. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

LGBTQ | Glitter High, Drag Out

Philly’s most sparking drag king/queen/monster show is back. This time, it has a new co-host every month – first up is Mo Betta. Get blown away by the talents of these amazing local drag stars. | 8 pm. $10. Front Street Dive, 10 S. Front St.

Party | Jamaica 57th Independence Celebration

Give a proper celebration to a wonderful culture. This event will be paying tribute to Bob Marley, as well as to the food, fun and influences of Jamaican culture. There’s no shortage of contests – hot patty eating, cold beer drinking, singing and more. However, it’s no contest that Jamaican people are awesome. | 10 am. Free. Love Park, 1599 John F. Kennedy Blvd.

Interests | Philly Trans March Sign Making Party

Get your message out there. This peaceful protest will be happening soon, and this event is to get you geared up for it if you’re going to participate. This is a great way to get together with the faces you’ll be seeing fighting alongside you. | 1 pm. Free. Repair the World, 4029 Market St.

Comedy | Mo Amer

This guy has extensively toured with David Chapelle, and has sold out dozens of shows on his own. He also has a Netflix special, “The Vagabond,” so you better pay attention to him. | 7:30 pm. $25. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

Music | Khalid

He became a chart-topper straight out of high school with his 2016 hit “Location.” Now, he’s touring the world in big ass venues like this one. Come out to hear some songs you’ve probably heard a million times on the radio before. | 7:30 pm. $40-$90. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St.

Food & Drink | Gospel Brunch

Lift yourself up this spiritual Sunday. This free DJ event will be spinning gospel tracks all morning and early afternoon. Slam back that mimosa and get on with the last of your weekend. | 11 am. Free. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Outdoors | Let’s Rock Recess

Be the coolest adult in a kid’s life by bringing them out to this. Every kid deserves to have recess every day of the week – not just when they’re in school. | 2 pm. Free. The Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.