PW's Weekend Picks: Oct. 4-6

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Locust Moon Festival
When it comes to comic conventions, the East Coast can’t claim to match all the fanfare and hoopla that engulfs San Diego every July. But even the littlest events can bring out the big guns: Superstar creators including Jim Steranko and J.G. Jones will be on hand at Locust Moon’s second annual festival, which will be collecting donations for the Jack Kirby Museum to raise awareness of the late King of Comics’ stamp on the industry. 10am. Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St.

Age of Reason Tour 2013: Gramatik
“I make music sometimes. But most of the time I just like to smoke weed,” reads Gramatik’s official bio; maybe he’ll read our cover story. The rising EDM star, one of the many promising talents on Derek Smith’s Pretty Lights Music label, combines elements of jazz, funk and techno beats to create the ultimate chill-out playlist on his recently released LP, The Age of Reason. 9pm. $20-25. The Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888.

Bonnie MacAllister
Fiber art might not be a well-known creative outlet, but MacAllister certainly has a knack for it, as evidenced by her latest ongoing exhibition, Burlesque. During this open studio tour, she’ll speak on her artistic process and be accompanied by live music to close out her discussion. Noon. Free. Jed Williams Gallery, 615 Bainbridge St. 215.546.7775.
RiverCity Festival
Fishtown residents, get ready to show some pride: The area’s Neighbors Association is pulling out all the stops for this year’s event, including the annual 5k fun run, beers from the Philadelphia Brewing Company and a moon bounce and obstacle course for the kids. Noon. Free. Penn Treaty Park, 1341 N. Delaware Ave.
MoonFire Tower Fine Art Cabaret
Needles Jones and Destinettes member Wip Wippenton host this art display featuring sculptures by Bryce LeVan Cushing, paintings by Jombi Superstar and the cabaret’s namesake performing segments of Hello World, his new one-man show co-written with award-winning N.Y.C. playwright Justin Sayre. 7pm. Free. William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.

Roxborough offers up a day of drinking, food trucks, carnival games and music. More than 40 businesses will open their doors as live music is provided by Racer, Ginger Coyle and GetAway Stranger. Noon. Free. Lyceum Avenue.

Sunday, October 6

Beast Feast
Finally, a way to combine autumn in the city with wild animals: Watch the Zoo’s residents play with and devour pumpkins. Observe the lions and tigers decimating their donated pumpkins, or catch a great ape tossing one around. 10am. $18-$20. Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Ave.

Midtown Village Fall Festival
This week, McGillin’s Olde Ale House turns Center City’s Drury Street into a giant beer garden with German suds and snacks. A DJ, karaoke and family-friendly activities will be part of this all-day fest. Noon. Free. McGillin’s Olde Ale House, 1310 Drury St.

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