PW's Weekend Picks: Aug. 2-4

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DANCE
‘80s Live Music Dance Party!
Take it back to an age where Boy George ruled the radio, and Phoebe Cates was hot. Eighties cover band Weird Science will be rocking out all night long, so throw on some neon, and get over to World Cafe. 8:30pm. $25-$39. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. worldcafelive.com

BENEFIT
Halos for Hope
Help raise money for a good cause—and get the chance to look badass in a gown or tuxedo. Halos for Hope features live music by Urban Guerrilla Orchestra, an open bar and a silent auction to support Bebashi: Transition to Hope and the Urban Angel Foundation. 8pm. $30-$100. PAFA, 118 N. Broad St. pafa.org

MUSIC
Tim Sweeney
Since hosting a radio show on NYU’s student station 10 years ago, Tim Sweeney has gone on to become one of N.Y.C.’s most talked-about DJs. With a style that refuses to leave out any genre, he is sure to keep the music bumping all night. 10pm. $5. Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S. Broad St. dolphinphilly.com

POETRY
Sweet Like Chocolate
Exploring the poetic influence of the everlasting Song of Solomon, this lyrical event brings poetry, dance and music to the stage as artists explore the connection between ancient and modern forms of passion. 7pm. $12. CEC Meeting House Theater, 3500 Lancaster Ave. cecarts.org
 

Sunday, August 4

FESTIVAL
2nd Street Festival and Block Party
North Second Street will be closed off in order to fill the entire area with workshops, art, food, beer gardens and other eclectic merchandise vendors. The neighborhood block party is going all out for its fifth year, with four music and event stages programmed by the Philadelphia Folksong Society. Noon. Free. N. Second Street, Germantown and Green. 2ndstfestival.org

ALL AGES
Hoop Dance Class at the Oval
Have a fun-filled afternoon with J-Hoop, aka Jennifer Alvarez, and her Jr. Hoop Troupe as they perform choreographed hoop dance routines, give hoop dancing instructions and hold hula hooping contests. Noon. Free. Eakins Oval, 26th St. and the Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. phila.gov/parksandrecreation

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