PW weekend picks: June 7-9

We remember the old Fishtown.The place where you dodged dope dealers under the Girard stop of the Market-Frankford Line to check out some obscurely amazing band at Johnny Brenda’s or Kung Fu Necktie.

We remember the old Fishtown.

The place where you dodged dope dealers under the Girard stop of the Market-Frankford Line to check out some obscurely amazing band at Johnny Brenda’s or Kung Fu Necktie.

Remember Club Ozz? Eww. We do.

That Fishtown is long gone – well, the dope dealers are still under the EL and Johnny Brenda’s is still the spot to watch a great live show – but this new Fishtown continues to do its thing, y’all. One of the reasons we especially love it is this event right here. Heading into its eighth year shutting down Frankford Avenue, the annual Fishtown FestivALE fills the street with incredible vendors. Shops, restaurants and eateries along Frankford have awesome specials.

This year, the event is going big. With three stages boasting live music all day, there are also a ton of events for your kiddos too. Come early and participate in the 5k run with all proceeds going to benefit the Lutheran Settlement House. For you night owls, the party keeps going at the festival after-party at the Fillmore from 7pm-midnight.

Street food, cold beer, music and craft vendors. We miss the old Fishtown, but this is one event we can honestly say the new-look Fishtown completely nailed.

WHAT: Fishtown FestivALE WHEN: June 8, 11am. COST: Free WHERE: Frankford Avenue between Girard and Oxford Sts. MORE:



Interests | QVC Beauty Bash

This is an all-out beauty convention packed with speakers, interactive engagements and freebies. Ryan Seacrest will be speaking about a skin care line he co-created. There will also be plenty of speakers throughout the night to school you on all things beauty. Oh, and how could we forget about the free gift bag? | 6 pm. $125. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St.

Party | Skivvies

Get down to the bare minimum for this intimate party. Go wild this pride season with a night that encourages you to not hold back. Free clothes check is even another reason to celebrate. | 9 pm. $5-$10. The Bike Stop, 204 S. Quince St.

LGBTQ | Queer City

All you gotta do is follow the pink and gold road – it’ll take you down a weekend-long path full of pride celebrations. Dance it all away with different DJ performances and dance parties being hosted each day. It all kicks off with a pre-pride block party. | 6 pm. Free. Tavern on Camac, 243 S. Camac St.

Festival | Junefest 2019

A good ‘ol festival with a bunch of local artists and musicians. Jam out to live music from Kyle Sparkman, Mochi Robinson and a few others. Catch the First Friday gallery opening featuring nine talented Philly artists.| 8 pm. $10. The Secret Garden of Sound, 1714 N. Mascher St.

Music | Grapetooth

Synth and new wave heavily influence the otherworldly sound of this duo. One half of the band, Clay Frankel, is also the frontman of the indie band Twin Peaks. Together, these guys released the album “Blood” this past fall. | 8:30 pm. $13. Boot & Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St.

Music | New Found Glory

It seems like these pop punk legends are always touring. We’re not complaining – especially since they keep giving us new music. They’re on the “From the Screen To Your Stereo 3” tour, promoting their new cover album. Perfect beer-drinking music to jam to this summer. | 7:30 pm. $29. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St.

Party | Flip Flop Nation Summer Kick-Off Party

Score some awesome deals on tap and on cans while you soak in the start of summer. Take your sips on a rooftop overlooking the skyline. All the essential beer games – like cornhole and “giant” beer pong – will be going all night. | 5 pm. Free. Sunset Social, 129 S. 30th St.

Event | Petapalooza

Your pet is probably the best person you know, so take them out to this celebration. Several businesses throughout Chestnut Hill will participate in this day of activities all for our little babies. Bring ‘em to the yappy hour and get a caricature drawn up that you can cherish forever. | 5 pm. Prices vary. Locations vary.


Music | Roxanne: The Police Tribute Band

Throw it back to The Police’s 1980 tour with XTC. Roxanne – the only all female Police tribute – and Peter Pumpkinhead will be bringing you back in time with a surreal performance. It’ll be like your dancing in your bedroom and singing into your blow dryer all over again. | 8 pm. $15. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St.

LGBTQ | Fairydust: Gay Pride Boat Party

Could you think of a celebration any more… gay? This whimsical dance party will be going all night along three decks on the river. You’ll really be proud that you went to this – it’s one of the biggest events of the weekend. | 10 pm. $20. Moshulu, 401 S. Columbus Blvd.

Music | Sworn Enemy

After ten silent years, this hardcore metal band finally released an album, “Gamechanger,” this April. These guys have proved their worth by playing hundreds of shows in the early 2000s, and even gained the attention of Jamie Jasta, the vocalist of Hatebreed. Their 2001 debut album “Negative Outlook” was released under Jasta’s label. | 8 pm. $13. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Event | DeSean Jackson

Give this Eagle a proper welcome back to Philly before the football season starts. There’s no better way to do it than going to the official welcome party for him. | 10 pm. $25. NOTO, 1209 Vine St.

LGBTQ | Philly Dyke March

All femme, butch, queer, etc. identities are welcome to join the movement. Get pumped up by some live performances in the park before you set out to take the streets. Be a part of something bigger than a nightclub party this pride season. | 1 pm. Free. Kahn Park, 1119 Pine St.

Art | TrapxCanvas

Show some artistic expression as you paint to trap music. This isn’t “painting with a twist,” but you will be getting served drinks to inspire your creativity. This is the perfect event to just chill and create something fun, even if you’re not the artsy type. | 5 pm. $35. Temptations 2, 4942 Parkside Ave.

Comedy | Bill Maher

Maher’s here on a stand up tour to start some conversations. He always has engagements going on and his show, and he has been on TV longer than some of you have probably been alive. Get comforted by his satire and straight-up thoughts on our fucked up political system. | 8 pm. Prices vary. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

Wellness | Black and Brown Maternal Health Fair

This is the perfect educational and empowering event for black and brown mothers. Get advice from midwives and doulas and get tips on everything from breastfeeding to postpartum care. Feel free to even bring your kids – they’ll be babysat for free. | 10 am. Free. Kingsessing Recreation Center, 4901 Kingsessing Ave.


Performance | Tapping Into the Arts

This happy hour is all focused on good food, drinks and live performances. Drink up and munch on offerings from Bourbon & Branch while enjoying entertainment from dancers and musicians. Have yourself a boujie little afternoon in Fishtown. | 12 pm. $5. Sunflower Hill Beer Garden, 1725 N. 5th St.

Music | OMB Peezy

This Alabama artist is making his debut performance in Philly. He broke ground with the 2016 song “Lay Down,” which was released when he was only 19. He’s moved up pretty quickly – come watch him perform and find out why. | 7 pm. $15-$20. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St.

Party | Soft Leather

Leather makes everything better. Get freaky at this night designed to let you get loose. When DJ Sweat Daddy is spinning, you never know how crazy it could get. | 10 pm. Prices vary. Foto Club, 3743 Frankford Ave.

Discussion | Youth Set the Stage

This is a discussion by youth and for youth. Come and see all the ways that the young artists involved are making waves in multimedia. Three Philly changemakers will be sharing their works and thoughts on how they’re switching up the game. | 3 pm. Free. Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St.

Music | Wolfmother

Fuzzy, psychedelic rock that cuts straight through to your eardrums. You’ve probably heard this band’s biggest hits before, like “Joker & the Thief.” Since forming in 2006, they’ve seen lots of commercial success. Their music has been on several film soundtracks, like “Alice in Wonderland” and “Shrek the Third.”| 9 pm. $25. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Event | Bigger Than Me Fashion Show

A show for those that are pushing fashion boundaries in Philly. Shop some unique clothes from over 20 vendors before the models walk. Show your support and help keep Philly fabulous. | 2 pm. Prices vary. NV My Eyewear, 137 S. 52nd St.

LGBTQ | Cutthroat Queens

Imagine Cutthroat Kitchen, but with drag queens. This intense competition is in three rounds and has some serious sabotage in store for its participants. See which one of the four queens participating comes out on top, and which ones end up getting the chop. | 10 pm. Free. Tabu, 254 S. 12th St.

Fundraiser | Burpees & Burgers

This annual charity event is benefitting Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund this year. Participants will do as many burpees as possible in five minutes to raise money for the cause. Can’t even do a burpee? Don’t worry, you can still show your support by just being there. | 11 am. Prices vary. Urban Athlete, 7112 Germantown Ave.