PW weekend picks: July 5-7

Our pick: Concilio’s 38th annual Hispanic Fiesta

America is so awesome because of all the cultures we are able to celebrate here.

This festival, part of PECO’s Multicultural Series, has been going strong for 38 years as a positive representation of the vibrant Latino community in Philadelphia.

Get a taste of some deliciously, delectable cuisine and exciting music at this outdoor celebration open to everybody of all ages. Coast City and Lalo Rodriguez will be blessing the crowd with their appearances.

We highly encourage you to drink and eat (please try the tamales from the cart, they’re unbelievable) your heart desires as you dance free and with abandon throughout the plaza.

WHAT: Concilio’s 38th annual Hispanic Fiesta WHEN: July 6-7 COST: Free. WHERE: Great Plaza, Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd. MORE:

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Party | A Black Celebration: Creepy Tiki Goth Beach Party

If you’re that freaky goth chick walking around with a black umbrella all summer, this is the party for you. DJ Baby Berlin and Another Ghost are the hosts of this spooky sanctuary. 80s music will be spinning all night – only natural for a party named after a Depeche Mode album. | 10 pm. $7. Ruba Club, 416 Green St.

Performance | We The (Theater) People

Musical theater, trivia and alcohol can only make for an interesting combination. Come see how it all unfolds at this proudly American cabaret show. Do something to celebrate the nation other than attend a barbeque. | 8 pm. $5. Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey St.

Comedy | Party Off the Parkway

This off-brand, sixth of July celebration is a patriotic comedy showcase. Don’t get this confused with Wawa’s Party On the Parkway – there will definitely be no hoagies here. Doesn’t mean you can’t bring some, though. | 9 pm. $12. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St.

Interests | Stranger Things On Bikes

Basically, you play in an interactive game where you’re a kid and solve mysteries with your friends. If you love feeling that 80s nostalgia, this is for you. A screening of the first episode of season three of Stranger Things will follow the gameplay. | 7 pm. Free. Thirsty Dice, 1642 Fairmount Ave.

Performance | Cabaret Sauvignon

A cabaret to celebrate the USA. One nation, under God, indivisible where everybody is secretly a lizard person. Lilli St. Queer will keep things weird at this totally normal, patriotic show for American humans. | 8 pm. $10. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.

Comedy | Blaze It Puff Puff Show

You smoke weed, and you want everyone to know. So, go watch some people talk about nothing but blazing up. The hosts, Michael S. Watkins and Kyle Harris, just might be the next Cheech and Chong. | 8:30 pm. $10. Good Good Comedy, 215 N. 11th St.

Music | Thelma and the Sleaze

Trashy Southern rock and punk from Nashville. These women have infused some feminist and queer influences into their gritty music that’s usually part of a male-dominated genre. Have them yell your ear off this Friday night. | 8:30 pm. $12. Everybody Hits, 529 W. Girard Ave.

Music | Matt Wheeler & Vintage Heart

Wheeler is a poet wielding a guitar. Get ready for some beautiful words paired with some gentle melodies. Chill out and really get to know Wheeler through his art. | 8 pm. $10. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.


Food & Drink | Vegan Block Party for the Planet

We’re not PETA, but we know that being vegan is better for the environment than eating meat and using animal products. Vegan Philadelphians rejoice at this outdoor party all about your good choices. Vegan food can be pretty delicious, so we’re expecting some killer vendors to be serving here. | 2:30 pm. Free. 1800 S. Taylor St.

Music | Nick Murphy

At this show, Murphy will be celebrating the release of his new album, “Run Fast, Sleep Naked.” He traveled the world with a microphone in his suitcase to make it, and sang in whatever spaces he felt most inspired. Some deep shit that’s probably resulted in some life-changing music. | 8:30 pm. $31. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Music | Day Camp

This music fest isn’t anything like your childhood day camp. Five local musicians will be bumping beats all day, while artists perform live and display their work in installations. Rain or shine, get dirty and get down. | 12 pm. $35. Fort Mifflin, 6400 Hog Island Rd.

Interests | Philly Comics & Cosplay Day

The place where all your pop culture dreams come true. Meet Kel Mitchell and play a live game of Deal Or No Deal. Nerd out in a supportive and familiar environment. | 11 am. $15. Houston Hall, University of Pennsylvania, 3417 Spruce St.

Music | Dope Shows Festival

Come out to Dope Shows’ very first annual music festival. PnB Rock and Pusha T are at the top of this lineup of insanely talented artists. Support an awesome show created by Philadelphians and featuring Philadelphians. | July 7. 12 pm. $70. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Interests | National Yo-Yo Contest

You’ll never witness a competition so intense. Register to compete if you’re brave, or get a spectator pass if you just feel like watching all the action unfold. These yo-yo masters must have been the coolest kids on the playground. | 10 am. $20. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.

Art | HERspace Women’s Art Festival

Come appreciate the many mediums of art created by powerful women. Get inspired to branch out into any area of art that you want. It’ll be an empowering environment for any creator. | 6 pm. Prices vary. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St.

Learn | Playable Zines: Workshop & Game Jam

Learn game design techniques to bring stories to life. Sounds super confusing, yet rewarding. If you’re that committed to creating another version of some cool zines, though, this is a perfect opportunity for you to do it. | 1 pm. Free. Lucian E. Blackwell Regional Library, 125 S. 52nd St.


Fitness | Philadelphia Women’s Triathlon

A 300 meter swim, a 9 mile bike ride and a 5k. If you’re woman enough to take up this challenge, step forward. We salute you, especially since we’re out of breath every time we go up the stairs. | 7 am. Prices vary. Kelly Pool, 4231 Lansdowne Dr.

Food & Drink | Blackout Wine Festival

Sip the finest wines made by black-owned wineries. Wander around to all the wine stations and get a taste of everything. Support black food and drink makers by pigging out on the food trucks and getting a little too tipsy during the day. | 3 pm. $30. Bartram’s Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd.

Music | Lambda Celsius

This art collective has an avatar that does the performing for them. Expect to hear some elf-house – an offshoot of goth and synth wave music. You’ll leave changed by the performance and questioning the definition of gender identity. | 8 pm. $5. Vox Populi, 319 N. 11th St.

Interests | Da Pop Up Jawn

Local vendors come together and create a pop-up shop environment. Get some baked goods, some soaps and candles or some cute clothes from the six vendors offering up their creations. This is the perfect opportunity for you to check in with yourself and make sure you’re supporting local businesses. | 12:30 pm. Free. Coco’s Chicken and Waffles, 1437 South St.

Discussion | Girl, No! The Situation Edition

This is a round table discussion where all women are welcome to share any questions and concerns. Receive nothing but positive feedback and advice from the supportive sisters around you. We could all use an environment that lifts us up. | 4 pm. $25. Our House Cultural Center, 6380 Germantown Ave.

Music | Better Than Ezra

If you don’t know them, you’re probably not even a real human being. This was one of the most influential bands of the 90s, and they have been just as famous ever since. It’s honestly a true honor to have them here, and we hope it’s because they’re going to drop some new music soon. | 8 pm. $36. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

LGBTQ | Murder’s A Drag

You can never trust someone who wears as much makeup as a drag queen – or can you? Get your mind moving at this drag murder mystery party. We don’t know if there’s a prize for cracking the case, but you should come show off your intelligence anyway. | 8 pm. $10. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St.

Party | American Water

Let’s face it – you’ve had a hangover ever since the fourth of July. Maybe you just haven’t even stopped partying. Find some relief at this brunch with DJ Jordan Burgis.  | 12 pm. Free. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

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