Calendar: Oct. 18-25

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Bike Part Art Show
Cyclists glide through the streets of Philly from the crack of dawn into the wee hours of the night as bystanders and slothful drivers gawk at their vigor and ‘go green’ mentality. The bicycle’s simplicity and precision with which it’s made is just as alluring as the cyclist, and that’s why a range of artists use it as the basis for innovation in this year’s Bike Part Art Show. The exhibition showcases the art of bicycling through the ingenious reuse of waste materials. Since 2003, Neighborhood Bike Works, a local nonprofit educational organization, has invited local artists and craftsmen to rummage through old parts to create works of art and commemorate bike culture. This year, the expo will take place at the Philadelphia Magic Gardens, followed by a closing reception and silent auction, where guests can purchase the eclectic art, while supporting NBW’s Youth Cycling programs. -Tushara Jewahar

6-10pm. $20-25. Philadelphia Magic Gardens, 1020 South St. 215.386.0316.

Taste of the Italian Market
Chef Jacquie, a South Philly native who’s been sharing her passion for Italian food longer than Justin Bieber’s been alive, is hosting one of her famed tours of the Italian Market this week. Each stop on the tour will have a sample waiting for you, from delectable cheeses to a made-to-order cannoli. And you don’t just get to nom-nom—Jacquie gets the business owners with whom she grew up with to tell you their family secrets and colorful personal histories. For those who just can’t get enough, individual purchases can be made and will receive a 10 percent discount. -Trishula Patel

9:30am. $47. Italian Market, Ninth Street. 610.506.6120. taste4travel.net

Sunday, Oct. 23

Jacuzzi Boys
Miami-based rock trio Jacuzzi Boys create the perfect soundtrack for the ultimate beach/school’s out teen movie. Imagine 50 of ’em running wildly while carrying six packs of cheap beer, bodyboards and Gossip Girl beach towels, playing volleyball and splashing each other, talking stupidly about boys, talking stupidly about girls, talking stupidly about their futures, trying to fuck whoever’s bombed in the hot tub, and there you have it. Their new album’s called Glazin’ and it sounds like a 1960’s surf band hopped in a time machine, traveled to today, heard the Black Lips, and copied them. One tune’s called “Crush.” (Hehe.) Outta nowhere, in a song called “Libras and Zebras,” they yell “Wipeout!” (Hehe.) -Elliott Sharp

8pm. $10. With Pujol + Creepoid. Kung FuNecktie, 1250 N. Front St. 215.291.4919. kungfunecktie.com

Monday, Oct. 24

Philadelphia Film Festival
This week, the Philadelphia Film Festival kicks things off with a bang and a little bit of heartbreak. The fest opens at the Annenberg Center’s Zellerbach Theatre with Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner Like Crazy, a film about the doomed love affair of two university students. The festival features 250 buzzworthy films, including a few of this year’s most anticipated releases, dark foreign dramas, gritty documentaries and some of our favorites from the vault. The best part? Regularly priced films will only set you back $12.  It doesn’t pay to be a film snob and now you don’t have to either. -Meghan Wright

Through Nov. 3. $12-$50. Various locations. filmadelphia.org

Tuesday, Oct. 25

The Civil Wars
Joy Williams and John Paul White, the pair who comprise folk duo the Civil Wars, are each married, though not to each other. Maybe this is a bit surprising given the unmistakable chemistry the two exhibit onstage and the way their elaborate vocal harmonies intertwine. White’s melodic guitar and Williams’ occasional delicate piano provide the setting for their potent voices, hers a gorgeous soprano, his a gentlemanly croon. This year saw the release of their long-awaited debut LP, Barton Hollow. Their popular session on Daytrotter featured a haunting cover of “Disarm,” on which they dismantle the Smashing Pumpkins hit, rebuilding it as a heartrending ballad. -Kevin Brosky

7:30pm. $20-$22. With Milo Greene. Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com

Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl

Witch’s brew comes in the form of craft beer tonight. The demonic $6.66 admission gets you $3 beers at the bars, a witch hat and an official Witch CRAFT stamp card. Crawlers can collect stamps by buying food and drinks at each of the 11 stops. Collect six stamps and you’ll be entered to win a prize package of $250. The runner-up will win a beer-filled prize sponsored by Victory Brewing Company. Be sure to stop into the new brick-oven restaurant, Birra, at 10 for one last beer and to turn in your stamp card for the prize drawing. Registration for the beer crawl is from 6-7 at the gourmet food joint, Plenty (1710 E. Passyunk Ave.). No broomsticks required. -Lindsay Bell

6-10pm. $6.66. E. Passyunk Ave. 215.336.1455. visiteastpassyunk.com

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1. Anonymous said... on Oct 20, 2011 at 02:07PM

“Mr Sharp: ".....collection of tunes CONTAINS......" Perhaps grammar is neglected when the goal is to brandish the f-bomb?”

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2. alex said... on Oct 20, 2011 at 08:46PM

“should bob dylan go fuck himself? yes, he should”

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3. Anonymous said... on Nov 30, 2011 at 05:51PM

“You are a classless organization with no standards. I won't be back that's for sure.”

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