PW weekend picks: July 19-21

Our pick: Summerfest Live!It’s been hot as hell out here and according to weather experts, it’s not planning on cooling off anytime soon.

Our pick: Summerfest Live!

It’s been hot as hell out here and according to weather experts, it’s not planning on cooling off anytime soon.

Only solution? 

Cool off the right way with some refreshing craft beers and exhilarating activities.

This festival features hundreds of local brews for everyone in Philly to appreciate. Gluten-free and cider options will be available too. All the essential festivities will be taking place. Live music, food trucks, karaoke and a silent disco. Plenty of opportunities to work off those empty calories – or add even more.

Everything’s going on both inside and out. You might wanna stay in the air conditioning, but the tantalizing smells of the trucks outside will definitely pull you in. 

This event is so official it even has its own self-titled hashtag. Rest assured that no matter what you do, you can easily show it off to everybody. Isn’t that why we do anything in the first place? #ForTheGram

WHAT: Summer Fest Live! WHEN: July 20 COST: $45 WHERE: Xfinity Live!, 1100 Pattison Ave. MORE:

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Music | Call to ACCTion!

It’s your chance to dance for the animals. Come out to this benefit for the shelter that’s in desperate need of some support. All proceeds will be given directly to ACCT. There’s never been a better reason to party. | 10 pm. $5. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Performance | Latin History for Morons

This is a chance to catch up on the history lessons we dozed off during in high school. Not that Latin history isn’t important or anything, it’s just that we were dumb and lazy. Let the Tony and Emmy award winning actor John Leguziamo teach you a thing or two about thousands of years of rich history. Way more intriguing than some crusty old teacher. | 8 pm. $39-$109. Merriam Theater, 250 S. Broad St.

Performance | La Maison Rose

A new monthly show that sticks to the classic sexiness of the art of burlesque. Lelu Lenore is the producer and headliner that will make your hearts flutter. You don’t need any extra over-the-top themes to draw you into this show – if you appreciate burlesque as it is, you’ll love this. | 10 pm. $20. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.

Music | Bad Habits Fest

Experience a bit of every genre at this two-day festival. Eight bands will be rocking on two floors with plenty of space to get wild. All money raised will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Foundation. We love shows with a positive purpose. | 7:45 pm. $10-$15. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave.

Music | 311 & Dirty Heads

It’s the essential show of the summer. Each band came out with some new music this month. However, this is a tour with no album or anything to promote – just two bands that go together like rum and punch. | 7 pm. $40. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

Music | Miss May I

Us old heads personally can’t handle screamo anymore – we’re all tuckered out from our MySpace days. If you can still go hard, though, you should definitely come see these guys. They don’t have a new album out, but they have plenty of shit to play. | 7 pm. $20. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Outdoors | Salsa at Spruce

Dip into this spicy night out in the park. Dance around to some live music from three DJs and show off your merengue moves. Just a free night where you can feel free to have some fun. | 7 pm. Free. Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Columbus Blvd.

Interests | Halo: Outpost Discovery

The physical limitations of the universe have prevented you from stepping into this virtual world. However, all that is put on hold for this immersive three-day experience. You’ll get to do pretty much anything you can in the game, so get off the couch and come interact with something larger than life. | 1 pm. $60. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St.


Festival | Lancaster Ave. Jazz and Arts Festival

You know good jazz when you hear it, and we just know there will be plenty of it here. Enjoy the hometown sounds of Philly at this festival that’s thirteen years strong. Rain or shine, you better be there ready to groove. | 12 pm. Free. Saunders Park Greene, 3827 Powelton Ave.

Music | Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: In Concert

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Music | Dancing On My Own: An Empowerment Party

A night of nothing but lifting each other up – oh, and some music to go with it. Dance to tracks from some powerful women in the music industry – Lizzo, Robyn, Nicki Minaj, and way more. | 10 pm. $7. Ruba Club, 416 Green St.

Interests | Andrew Yang

If you’re into this guy’s policies, come out to this rally. He’ll be there riling up the crowd and making a scene on the parkway. This isn’t us endorsing Yang for 2020 – just us encouraging you to go out and take this chance to support something you believe in. | 12 pm. Free. Rocky Steps, Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Interests | Power of Color Market

This market celebrates the works of art of vegan, POC creators. Hosted by South Philly vegan convenience store, V Marks the Shop, this day is completely dedicated to the movement. It’s the second annual happening of this celebration of diversity and inclusivity in the art world, so get in on it. | 12 pm. Free. Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St.

LGBTQ | My Mantras

This workshop is for those in the LGBTQ community that need to work on self-awareness. It’s a safe space where you can discuss important topics and create some meaningful art. Feel free to open up in an accepting environment. | 2 pm. $20. William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.

Learn | Our Bodies Our Voices

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Music | Trash Panda Tour

You gotta be a special kind of person to go to a metal matinee show. This band is really heavy, and is being supported by others that don’t fuck around either. Expect what you will, because we’re really not sure how to describe what this will be like. | 2:30 pm. 10 pm. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave.


Music | Sons of an Illustrious Father

We’re all just children looking for some sustenance. Look no further than this strange, grungy, fuzzy, rock n roll group that never fails to blur the genre lines. They released a cover of The Pussycat Dolls’ “Don’t ‘Cha” last month, and it’s a jumbled, sinister track that probably sounds like how it feels to be stuck in purgatory. Regardless, we fucking love it. | 8 pm. $12. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St.

Music | Brewhouse Rock

Brewery employees will compete in this battle of the bands. Local music and beer aficionados will be on the judges’ panel. Expect plenty of laughs, bad songs and good beers.  | 1 pm. $20. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Food | Parks and Recreation Brunch

Enjoy some Leslie Knope-style waffles from JJ’s Diner. Fill up on Ron Swanson’s hearty eggs and meat. Top it all off with some trivia on the show. | 12 pm. $25. The Victoria Freehouse, 10 S. Front St.

Comedy | Comedians on the Loose

Someone left the basement door open. This is a showcase of the hottest emerging comedians in Philly right now. Sonja Savanovic is hosting, John Poveromo is headlining. Let the chaos ensue. | 7 pm. $20-$25. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

Music | Tea & Tunes

Enjoy a spot of tea with some beautiful live music. Herb garden tours will also be running at this picnic-style event. Get close with nature, and with local musicians Mary Gottlieb-Hollis, St. Clair Simmons and Mel Wren. | 4:30 pm. $10. Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Music | Radio 104.5 Summer Block Party

Philly’s alt-rock station is hosting a few of these jawns this summer for all you to rock out at. Silversun Pickups is headlining this one, supported by Shaed and I Don’t Know How But They Found Me. All ages, all music lovers, all Philadelphians are welcome to party. | 1 pm. Free. Xfinity Live, 1100 Pattison Ave.

Party | Uhuru Furniture Victory Banquet

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