Gucci Mane

Rapper Gucci Mane is in town for one night only headlining at the Electric Factory on April 25. 

Wednesday, April 19

Music | Sophie Auster

The wildly acclaimed author’s daughter, who’s a talented singer/songwriter in her own right. From her debut at 18 with French label Naïve, she’s been featured in myriad publications. Billed as a cross between Fiona Apple’s rage and Gillian Welch’s folk yarns, her melancholy alto’s deft sense of delivery is a shot to the soul. Wrapped in alluring  melodic tapestries. | 7pm. $10 - $12. MilkBoy, 1100 Chestnut St.

Antiques | Colonial Life through Exquisite Antiques

The excitement of the Antiques & Art Show continues at Woodford Mansion, as home to one of the country’s greatest collections of Colonial era antiques. All the way through the 23rd. Tour guides will highlight all the most significant and unique pieces throughout the collection. A perfect complement is the thematic crossover “What So Proudly We Hail.” | 10am. $5 - $8. Woodford Mansion, 2300 N. 33rd St.

Spa | National Spa Week

Philadelphia spas participate in this, one of the biggest spa events in the country. With natural healing methods on the rise, and people’s search for holistic cures, there’s no better way to kick back and chillax in a variety of ways that might shock even the most timid, diffident, candidates into relaxing. Ongoing until April 23. | Hot Hands Studio and Spa, 2545 S. Broad St. | 3rd Element Spa & Salon, 7175 Ogontz Ave., Suite C.

Thursday, April 20

Performance | Outbound Poetry Festival

Poetry happens. Always. Around everybody. All the time. But here citywide poet laureates Yolanda Wisher and Otter Jung-Allen perform; slam poets, page poets, teaching poets, jazz poets, and people’s poets, deliver rhapsodies to citizens, audience members and passers-by. Like Whitman said, “To have great poets, there must be great audiences.”  | 4:52pm. Free. 30th Street Station,  

Music | Me First and the Gimme Gimmes

The punk rock supergroup who exclusively plays covers of famous songs tour their latest. Formed in the bowels of the ‘90s, they decided to put an end to punk cover bands, with the punk cover band to end all punk cover bands. Capturing genres from country, show tunes, and Japanese pop sung in actual Japanese. | 7:30pm. $20-$22. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.   

Food | Dining Out For Life Food Truck Festival

The city’s biggest fundraiser event of the year is back, making it easy to have a great meal while giving toward a great cause. When guests make a reservation at a participating restaurant, the restaurant promises to donate 33 percent of the food bill to Action Wellness and local AIDS service organizations.  | 11am - 2pm. Free. 1300 block of Locust St.

Author | Joan Nathan

As the author of 11 culinary guides, which include James Beard and IACP award winners “The New American Cooking” and “Jewish Cooking in America,” the latter of which was adapted into a PBS series. She’s a frequent contributor to the New York Times.  | 7:30pm. $7-$15. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.

Friday, April 21

Music | Prince: The Man and His Music

In this benefit for Rock to the Future, that provides music education for Philadelphia’s underserved youth at no cost to them or their families. Rock to the Future empowers individuals to strengthen communities. Showcasing artists inspired by the late pop-rock, now deceased maestro. | 7pm. $12 - $15. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Dance | Spring Dance Concert

Bryn Mawr and Haverford student dancers take to the stage for the annual Spring dance presenting an eclectic range of dance styles. Featuring works choreographed, or restaged by faculty, advanced students. | 7:30pm. Free. McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr.

PJ Harvey

PJ Harvey will play the Fillmore on Friday, April 21. 

Music | PJ Harvey

Once upon a time, there was a mythical decade called the ‘90s. Music was god, prices were increasing, and the nation lurched on while the President slept with an intern. Ms. Harvey presided over a territory of the most interesting music being create by an artist from the latter half of the decade on. | 8:30pm. $55. The Fillmore, 29 East Allen St.

Music | Hurray for the Riff Raff

The New Orleans’ folk-blues band will return to the World Cafe with offerings from their latest release, “the Navigator,” a concept album in which singer-songwriter Alynda Segarra returns to her Latin roots and blends them with the band’s distinct Americana sound. | 8:00 pm. $18+. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut Street.

Saturday, April 22

Event | LoMo Flea Market

Check out Broad and Synder as it transforms into a flea market featuring over 50 vendors of various goods and crafts. Enjoy live entertainment, free face painting for the kids. All proceeds will benefit the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association. | 9am-3pm. (Rain date April 23). Free. 

GOOD Festival

Kate Van Horn and Jess Baumgardner are the creators of GOOD Festival, Philly's only one-day wellness festival heading to Fishtown this weekend. 

Wellness | The Good Festival 

Fishtown is the epicenter of Philadelphia's first one-day wellness festival featuring workouts led by celebrity trainers and instructors. Industry thought leaders will hold seminars and enjoy samples of freshly prepared foods from some of the city's finest healthy eating restaurants and shops. | 9am-5pm. Skybox Event Center, 2424 York St. Suite 231.

Event | Philadelphia Beard Festival

Philly’s longest facial hair-running tradition is by very definition a “guys’-guy” festival unlike any other. Time once again for gentlemen to showcase the winter growth amongst a gallery of the city’s most facial hair clad individuals. Within festival grounds, craft beers will be served, whiskey tastings will be had, Epic Beard Contests judged, beard speed dating, live music, beard grooming, games and so much more. | 1 - 6pm. $10. Piazza at Schmidts, 1050 N. Hancock St

Sports | Soccer: Union vs. Montreal

Get the full VIP treatment for you and anybody else interested in a rented bus to the game and back, stocked with all the necessary drink supplies. With the price of admission comes ‘free’ ‘refreshments, but hurry as the bus is limited to 40 people willing to reserve their spot. | 5:30pm - 11:00pm. $25. Brauhaus Schmitz, 718 South St.

Drinks | Locals Only Beer Fest

As home to some of the best breweries in the nation, some of the best are extremely well known while others, not so much. Join in on the breweries just starting to make their mark as participants are invited to drink-up and share in on the suds. | 1 - 5pm. $20-$40. Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd.

Music | Cashmere Cat

The Norwegian clandestine DJ, is known for his secrecy. Digital music making on entirely other level, transcending any tropes associated with EDM’s roots. Promising no shortage of music extending the boundaries of what’s possible, every album, every performance. | 11:00pm. $20-$22. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Sunday, April 23

Theater | The Fever

In this new political re-staging of Wallace Shawn’s “The Fever” that was written during the waning consumerism of the first Bush era, and remains just as poignant in today’s world. Offering important insight into entitlement and co-existence at a crucial time, when America’s political landscape in rapid and unsettling upheaval. | 7:30pm. $5 - $35. Plays & Players, Skinner Studio, 1714 Delancey Place,

Workshop | Real Self in the Fictional World

Hosted by Peter Cherches, in this workshop, Peter, will help writers of fiction and memoir explore new avenues considering the fictional self and how to place that character in unfamiliar situations and settings. In his own latest book “Autobiography Without Words” Peter posits himself as an actual character in an assortment of settings. | 4pm - 6:30. $20. Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Ln.

Music | Decibel Metal & Beer Festival

The recently reunited band Sleep as well as; Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Municipal Waste, Pig Destroyer and Immolation take center stage over the course of this three-day festival of non-stop thrash and beer drinking galore. Tickets are the price of music and with beer tickets. | 11:00pm. $60-$125. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Monday, April 24

Music | Rehasher, We Are the Union, Behind Deadlines

As some of the most seminal Florida, Michigan, and ska (respective) punk bands operating at full capacity on the scene today. Behind Deadlines, being a fast hard energetic ska and punk band that is all about creating good times, laughs and having fun. None of the bands are the type to skip out and smoke cigarettes outside for. | 7pm. $12 - $15. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.

Good Good Comedy

Mondays don't always have to suck. Prepare for a night of laughs on April 24.

Comedy | Good Good Comedy Theatre

Featuring rising and established stars from all over the country who have received rave reviews in more than a dozen cities. Erin Judge, Abbi Crutchfield, Carrie Gravenson, and Kaytlin Bailey bring cutting-edge, hilarious stand-up to our town for this one-night-only event.  | 7:30pm. $25. Good Good Comedy Theatre. 215 North 11th St.

Author | Joe Beddia

As the owner and chef of Pizzeria Beddia, named as the best pizza establishment in America. In “Pizza Camp,” this pizza manifesto begins with the basics and moves on to up to 50 iconic and inventive recipes to bake at home. | 7:30pm. Free. Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine St.

Tuesday, April 25

Drinks | Sensory Overload

Yards Brewing company presents this first annual beer and music soaked festival. With food trucks galore, games and prizes, and chances to win tickets to local sporting events. Join in on the exhilarating, wide-ranging exploration of a variety of alcoholic beverages. | 7:30pm. Free. Yards Brewery, 901 N. Delaware Ave.

Music | Gucci Mane

Having released his debut in 2005 and the national hit “Icy” it’s no wonder the man has an ice cream cone tattooed on his face. But after an infamous fallout with Young Jeezy, and a murder rep in Georgia courts, a narrative that would define his career even to this day. | 7pm. $39.50 - $45. Electric Factory, 421 N. 7th St.

Theater | Hand to God

Despite how good the kids’ of Cypress, Texas, are taught to be, the Christian Puppet Ministry is turned upside when a puppet develops an agenda of its own. A lighthearted comedy, filled with irreverent laughs not to mention a foul-mouthed sock puppet -- what more could be better? Tony nominated, Broadway hit inspires laught as it prods questions of fate.  | 6:30pm. $13 -$59. Suzanne Roberts Theatre, 480 S. Broad St.

Wednesday, April 26

Theater | The Gambler

Based on the short novel by Dostoevsky: in a world dominated by men, Polina must stake herself in a game of love and chance, choosing between three potential suitors. But among the proto-European aristocracy, the rules of the game can change in a heartbeat, where even the most miniscule of mistakes sending the gambler into life’s roulette wheel, where one’s greatest win may also prove to be one’s ultimate loss. | 8pm. Free, Villanova Theatre, Vasey Hall. Villanova.

Author | Maggie Nelson

One of the most revered thinkers and writers, writing today. With her most recent book, The Aragonauts won the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Glowing reviews across the board, she is the recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation the so called “genius grant” and the author of three collections of poetry. She teaches at CalArts. | 7:30pm. Free. Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall, 101 N. Merion Ave., Bryn Mawr.

Drinks | Bourbonbattle

The Trestle Inn presents its annual fundraiser for ACCT Philly, where the slickest bartenders do battle with real Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey. An opportunity for cocktail enthusiasts to get together, support animal welfare and get blitzed. | 6-9pm. $35-$40. The Trestle Inn, 11th and Callowhill St.


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