Craving intimacy? If you can't get it from your partner or a dating site, you'll definitely get it from the performance of Broken Bone Bathtub on Sept. 30, a theatrical event inside the actual home of the actor. | Image provided


Comedy | Pants From the Nurse’s Office

As if we ever wanted to relive our awkward elementary school days. Just in case you really want to, though, Mural Outrage - a sketch comedy team - is here to take you back. It may have been embarrassing, but let’s just learn to laugh about it. | 10 pm. $12. Philly Improv Theater, 2030 Sansom St. eventbrite.com


Music | Brittany Howard

Howard’s voice has shaken the walls of our hearts. She’s the powerful lead of Alabama Shakes, but she moves just as many mountains on her own. Come see her shake up the stage in our city. | 8 pm. $45. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. thefillmorephilly.com

Discussion | Avan Jogia

Jogia went from acting in Victorious to releasing a book of some moving poetry. In “Mixed Feelings: Poems and Stories,” he wrote from the perspective of being a mixed person and how that affects the world he lives in. | 6 pm. Free. University of Pennsylvania Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St. eventbrite.com

Music | Hope and Fury Concert Series

This community music festival was created to entertain and enlighten. Jam out to Illvibe Collective straight from Philly, and listen in on a keynote with former white supremacist Arno Michaelis. This ought to be an interesting one. | 6:30 pm. Free. La Colombe, 1335 Frankford Ave. eventbrite.com

Discussion | Punks of Color

Get schooled on the experiences of people of color in the underground punk scene. This event is the kickoff for the first #Blkgrlswurld Punk Fest and Zine Fair. Learn all about this subversive culture and the lives of those involved with it. | 6 pm. Free. Institute of Contemporary Art, 118 S. 36th St. eventbrite.com


Party | Night Fever

Aah, the 70s - the age of crazy acid trips and even crazier outfits. Dance the night away at this nostalgic party. You and the disco ball will never leave the dance floor. | 9 pm. $7.50. The Deck at Moshulu, 401 S. Columbus Blvd. eventbrite.com

LGBTQ | The Rainbow Connection

This drag tribute to the magic of The Muppets is unlike any performance you’ve seen. Philly queen Mimi Imfurst will be your puppet master for the evening. She’ll also use her magic to take you on a journey through Jim Henson’s universe. | 8 pm. $15. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. eventbrite.com

Music | The Dead Milkmen

We’re so proud that these guys are from our city. This punk band may make all their music sound like a joke, but they’re seriously talented. We’ve sure missed them around these parts, and we can’t wait to see them at such a fitting venue - a cemetery. | 7 pm. $20. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave. thelaurelhillcemetery.org


Music | The Remedies

This underground rock band is out on the Storm Area 51 Tour. So, you don’t need to go al the way to Nevada to get in on the alien madness. Just come jam in a tight bar and get transported to space. | 9 pm. $10. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave. eventbrite.com

Party | MilkBoy Anniversary Block Party

Commemorate the anniversary of this iconic neighborhood venue with an outdoor party. The stage will be hosting lots of local talent that are familiar with the place. | 12 pm. Free. MilkBoy, 401 South St. facebook.com

Fundraiser | The Giveback: Puerto Rico Fundraiser

Live music and art will breath life and love into this charitable event. By day, you’ll wander around the park and play dominoes with friends and strangers. By night, you’ll be dancing yourself dizzy while contributing to the $40,000 fundraising goal. | 11 am. Prices vary. Sunflower Philly, 1725 N. 5th St. facebook.com

Interests | West Craft Fest

You might be surprised at what you could find at this artisan market. Need some soap? A candle? An adorable ceramic squirrel? The possibilities of what these talented artists can create are endless. | 11 am. Free. The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Ave. westcraftfest.wixsite.com


Art | Pancakes and Booze Art Show

Free all-you-can-eat pancakes serve as a uniter to get everybody into this pop-up art show. Get drawn in by the food and booze, and stay for the incredible work of Philly artists. | 8 pm. $10. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. eventbrite.com

Interests | March to End Rape Culture

This annual demonstration sends a strong message that everyone can get behind. Join in this year to say no to a culture that perpetuates rape and suppresses victims. | 11 am. Free. Thomas Paine Plaza, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd. facebook.com


Festival | Rathayatra Street Festival

The parade of chariots is coming down the Parkway. This traditional Hindu festival will be a lively cultural experience, and will have vegetarian food, yoga and clothing vendors for all. | 12 pm. Free. Locations vary along Benjamin Franklin Pkwy. eventbrite.com

Festival | Bloktoberfest

Drink all the kinds of beer you’ve ever dreamed of. This year, this huge block party is being held outside, which means even more space to have a good time. | 12 pm. Prices vary. Washington Ave. between Broad St. and 17th St. bloktoberfest.ticketleap.com


Comedy | Nick Kroll

Kroll is another one of those comedians doing big things in Hollywood. Whether you watch Netflix or cable, you can’t escape this guy, and now that he’s in your city, you really can’t get away from him. You might as well give in and go see his show. | 9:30 pm. $31.50-$41.50. The Fillmore, 29 E. Allen St. thefillmorephilly.com

Film | Philadelphia Unnamed Film Festival

Get ready to watch all kinds of films made by local filmmakers. This festival provides excellent opportunities for every film involved to receive independent distribution and some publicity. | 5:15 pm. Prices vary. 2223 Theater, 2223 E. Dauphin St. filmfreeway.com


Learn | Houseplant 101

Taking care of a plant isn’t always as easy as just watering it. Learn all the things you need to know as a plant parent. You have to basically treat it as your actual child. | 11 am. $30. Urban Jungle, 1526 E. Passyunk Ave. eventbrite.com

Music | Tenth Mountain Division

Imagine you’re on an acid trip in the Colorado mountains. You hear a sound coming from afar - one that calls your name and makes you want to party in the wilderness. We hope that gives you some kind of idea of what music these Rocky Mountain rockers make. | 8 pm. $8. Silk City, 435 Spring Garden St. eventbrite.com


Lady Geisha didn’t come to play. Her and her queens are going to have you gagging on their performances. There will be blood shed on this runway tonight. | 10 pm. Free. Boxers, 1330 Walnut St. facebook.com

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Festival | Vendemmia Wine and Food Festival

Get turnt at this toga party-themed festival in the park. The Vendemmia Foundation is all about preserving Italian culture. Drink all the wine and eat all the food you can to support this mission. | 2 pm. $50. Stephen Girard Park, 2101 W. Shunk St. facebook.com

Festival | Fall for the Arts Festival

All the amazing art of Mid-Atlantic creators will be on display at this Chestnut Hill festival. Fall in love all over again with the season and everything that makes it so beautiful. | 11 am. Free. Locations vary along Germantown Ave. facebook.com

Music | Punk Rock Karaoke

This one’s for your dad who always said that loud punk music had no real lyrics. Get up to the mic and belt out all the words you’ve been singing into your hairbrush since you were 14. | 9 pm. $5. The Tusk, 430 South St. facebook.com


Music | Do Not Sing! Cabaret

There are those overdone musical theater songs we all know and may shamefully love. We’ve heard them a billion times, and it’s at the point where it’s forbidden to even sing along with them. Try to keep that mouth shut at this cabaret performance of all of those kinds of songs. | 7:30 pm. Free. Caplan Recital Hall, 211 S. Broad St. facebook.com

Interests | Girls Night Out: The Show

All cooped up housewives can come out of their cage for the night. Shirtless guys with rock hard abs will be singing you lullabies. Just rest your head in their chests and remind yourself that everything will be okay - just try not to get a restraining order filed against you. | 8 pm. $21.95. The Raven Lounge, 1718 Sansom St. tickets.girlsnightouttheshow.com


Music | Kiana Lede

This former Kidz Bop star has really come into her own. After signing with RCA Records, she recorded songs for film soundtracks and broke out into an acting career. Now you can catch her touring the country on her “Myself Tour.” | 8 pm. $18-$69. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. utphilly.com

Performance | Broken Bone Bathtub

A woman recovering from a serious bike accident lays in a bathtub and dishes all about trauma, healing and human connection. This show will be performed in someone’s actual home. You’ll never witness a performance more intimate. | 7 pm. $30. Secret location. artful.ly

Comedy | Gus Johnson

Back in our day, basically the only viral YouTubers were Shane Dawson and Tay Zonday. The digital world has opened up so much more to make way for many more comedians to do their thing. Johnson can play it well on camera, and let’s see how he captivates the audience on stage. | 7 pm. $25. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St. punchlinephilly.com

LGBTQ | Cutthroat Queens

This is the drag version of Cutthroat Kitchen. Queens each have $150 to pay for sabotages against their competitors. In the end, the shadiest - and richest - bitch will come out on top. | 10:30 pm. Free. Tabu, 254 S. 12th St. facebook.com

Interests | National Treasure: Book of Secrets Live Reading

The Declaration of Independence has been stolen - next is your heart. Come out for Theatre Contra’s first live reading of the year. However, we regret to inform you that Nicolas Cage won’t be in attendance. | 7 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St. facebook.com

Performance | Good Grief 2: Back in the Habit

It’s all about learning to move on and find love after loss. Having friends to help you along the way makes it feel a little better. We all have to go through it, so let’s all go see this emotional performance. | 7:30 pm. $15. L’Etage, 624 S. 6th St. brownpapertickets.com


Interests | Publetters

Write love letters to all of your celebrity crushes. Sit down with some friends, throw down some drinks and let them know how you really feel. The bar has a list of lots of famous people’s mailing addresses. | 5 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St. facebook.com


Comedy | Chris Gethard

This guy is going to get you hard for his comedy. You’ve seen him in Broad City and on his own show, The Chris Gethard Show. Now see him in your city, where we’ll be filming all three performances of the night. | 8 pm. $20. Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St. goodgoodcomedy.com

Performance | The Roommate

We can’t imagine ever living with roommates again - especially in our 40s or 50s. This comedic performance is about a recently divorced woman and a woman on the run from a bad past who move in together. Naturally, some kind of chaos will ensue. | 8 pm. $28. Plays and Players Theatre, 1714 Delancey Pl. 1812productions.org


Film | Classic Movie Essentials: Strangers on a Train

There’s certain movies we all have to watch before we consider ourselves members of the human race. Strangers on a Train may be one of them. Come get a history lesson and watch this classic film with lots of strange plots. | 7:30 pm. $10.50. Ritz Five, 214 Walnut St. landmarktheatres.com

LGBTQ | That Is So Fetch!

Bring your girls to the bitchiest drag show ever. If these queens are brave enough to put a Mean Girls quote as the title of the show, then you know you’re in for a treat. They’re really the only ones that can make “fetch” happen. | 7:30 pm. $10. Connie’s Ric Rac, 1132 S. 9th St. facebook.com

Interests | Pennsylvania Conference for Women: Workplace Summit

Sit in on some inspirational speeches and networking opportunities at this summit ahead of the start of the conference on Oct. 2. Abby Wambach - who won the World Cup with the U.S. women’s soccer team - will be one of the featured speakers. Get inspired by some powerful women. | 1 pm. $75. Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1101 Arch St. paconferenceforwomen.org

Music | Acid King

Distorted rock that will take you on a trip. They’re out on tour to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their first album “Busse Woods.” As if their long hair and beards didn’t already indicate how long they’ve been together. | 9 pm. $20. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. eventbrite.com

Music | Mizmor

There’s only one guy behind this heavy metal music. He started playing to explore his feelings of depression and existential dread. Maybe if we listen, we’ll finally start to understand our sense of self. | 8:30 pm. $12. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St. eventbrite.com


Music | 15th Birthday Bash

This world-class venue is celebrating a big teenage birthday. Join them for performances by Philly’s own Martha Stuckey and New Sound Brass, as well as plenty of food and drinks to go around. Can you believe 2004 was fifteen years ago? | 8 pm. Free. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. eventbrite.com

Interests | Speed Friending

It’s not all about finding quick romance - friends can be just as hard to find. Seek out someone like-minded at this opportune networking event. No awkward conversations here. | 6:15 pm. $27. WeWork, 1601 Market St. eventbrite.com

Food & Drink | Orchestral Garden

The orchestra Tempesta di Mare is in Philly for the second time to perform. Let’s celebrate by making some botanically inspired cocktails. Their songs are heavy with references to powerful plants, so let’s harness that power. | 6 pm. $50. Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd St. artintheage.com

Music | Lit Karaoke

Karaoke may seem like a pretty repetitive activity, but we promise this one is different. Get dressed up as the artist whose songs you will be performing. You don’t have to worry about choosing from a song book that’s missing all your favorites - you determine the track. Get $200 if you’re the best performer of the night. | 8 pm. $10-$20. Chuck’s Alibi, 7301 Oxford Ave. eventbrite.com


Music | The Popravinas

Let’s give these guys an east coast welcome. This is the first time these California boys are playing in the state of Pennsylvania. Come see them in the most Philly of settings - a loud bar with a gritty vibe. | 8 pm. $10. The Fire, 412 W. Girard Ave. eventbrite.com

Interests | Blue Bash

This is for all of you who turn blue during the election season. Come support the 2020 candidates as you rock out to music and turn up on some local booze. We love a good party with a political agenda. | 6 pm. $150. The Franklin Institute, 222 N. 20th St. pabluevictoryfund.ticketleap.com

Music | Hidden Gems: Open Aux

The DJ is taking a nap for the night. It’s up to you to turn the party with your own music that will get everybody moving. This is the perfect chance for local talent to showcase what they have. | 7:30 pm. $5. Warehouse on Watts, 923 N. Watts St. facebook.com


LGBTQ | It’s Always Sunnydale in Philadelphia

This drag and burlesque tribute will honor Buffy the Vampire Slayer in all the right ways. Quite a few queens will be dressing up as the characters we all know from the show. Being evil never felt so good. | 9 pm. $12. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. eventbrite.com


Film | Throwback Thursday Quizzo and Movie: Hocus Pocus

Halloween is essentially a month-long event. Getting into spooky season back then for us meant turning on movies like Hocus Pocus and baking those Pillsbury Halloween sugar cookies. Hell, we still do that now, and we’re lucky enough to have events like these to relive the good days even more | 7:30 pm. $13. Philadelphia Film Center, 1412 Chestnut St. filmadelphia.org

Music | Songs You Left Behind

Latin-American folks sing the songs that they grew up with in their home countries. Listen to the stories held within the music, and relate to that feeling we all get when we think of where we came from. | 7 pm. Free. Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad St. kimmelcenter.org

Party | Back 2 School Club Party

At this point, you’ve already spent about a month in school. Let some stress loose and party once again. We expect there to be bumping DJ beats and lots of space to dance. | 10 pm. $12. TLO Event Complex, 1621 Cecil B. Moore Ave. eventbrite.com


Interests | Night Market: Point Breeze

Point Breeze is a quiet neighborhood with a lively population. Get outside and get a taste of all the food and entertainment in the area. You can’t miss the last night market of the season. | 6 pm. Free. Ellsworth St. and Point Breeze Ave. nightmarketphilly.org

Music | White Fence

A big home with a white picket fence is part of the traditional American dream. Let this guy be a part of it, too. You never knew you needed this weird psychedelic pop in your life. | 9 pm. $15. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St. undergroundarts.org

Comedy | No Thanks!

If you have some comedic material to show the audience, or just want to come check out local talent, this is the open mic for you. Sign up beforehand if you’re brave enough, or take a chance by entering the lottery - you just may get a spot if you’re lucky. | 8 pm. $5. Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N. 11th St. goodgoodcomedy.com

Music | KOKOKO!

This group is like nothing you’ve heard before. They get their unique fusion of sounds by playing cans and plastic containers as instruments. You don’t need to drop thousands on a guitar to be a real good musician. | 8:30 pm. $20. Boot and Saddle, 1131 S. Broad St. bootandsaddlephilly.com


Fundraiser | In With the Old

Everything that’s old eventually becomes new again. Party in the world’s oldest afloat steel warship at this benefit for the Young Friends Preservation Alliance - an organization dedicated to preserving history around Philadelphia. | 6 pm. $40. Cruiser Olympia, 211 S. Columbus Blvd. preservationalliance.ticketleap.com

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