Music | Hatchie

This solo artist explores new depths of feeling and sensation through her dreamy sounds. Come out to this show to feel something new with her latest album “Keepsake” that just came out in June. This show is part of World Cafe Live’s “Spotlight Artist Series,” which sheds some light on emerging artists in the area. | 9 pm. Free. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.


Art | Saturday Morning Cartoons

We clearly remember sleeping in on the weekend after a tough week of fourth grade. We’d wake up to Spongebob on our screens at 11 am - and that’s when they were still making good episodes. This exhibit will bring us back into that carefree world we once experienced. | 6 pm. Free. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St.

Theater | In America, That is to Say No Where

This theatrical performance is about a “gluttonous, childlike political figure” and the havoc he wreaks as he gains power over the country. Hmm, this all sounds a little too familiar. | 7:30 pm. $15. Performance Garage, 1515 Brandywine St.

LGBTQ | Free Fringe Philly Cabaret

Pilar Salt and Icon Ebony Fierce - two of the most sickening queens doing the damn thing in Philly - will be tag-teaming this show. We don’t think you’re ready for what could go down. | 8 pm. Free. 448 N. 10th St.

Music | Alternafest

This two-day music festival is a celebration of punk, rock, metal and goth genres. Killer bands and drink deals abound. It’s a great chance to be exposed to all the great Philly talent that’s lurking in the shadows.  | 6 pm. $10. The Tusk, 430 South St.


Music | Real Friends

Only true homies will go with you to this show. These pop-punk powerhouses have been showing us a good time since they burst onto the scene in 2013. Catch up with their newest album “Composure,” which came out this May. | 7:30 pm. $22.50. The Foundry, 29 E. Allen St.

Food | First Friday with Okie Dokie Donuts

Boozy donuts galore will be offered up at this collaborative pop-up. Come to this event to earn the keys to our hearts. Seriously, though - could you think of a better combination? | 6 pm. Free. Art in the Age, 116 N. 3rd St.

Art | Artist and Artisans Night Market

Peruse a wide solution of items crafted by local artists and artisans at this market on the river. Burn off some calories from all the walking and grab some grub from Philly food vendors. | 5 pm. Free. Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Columbus Blvd.


Party | Goose Island Beer Co. 215 Block Party

An outdoor celebration hosted by a good ass beer company. Run the Jewels and Chevy Metal will be performing for the crowd intoxicated by beer and delicious food. Let’s start saying our proper goodbyes to summer. | 5 pm. $20. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St.

Music | The Philly POPS: A Musical Celebration of West Philadelphia

West Philly has brought us more than Will Smith. It’s home to hundreds of awesome musicians, who will be honored with this performance. Gather outdoors to celebrate these musical influencers. | 5 pm. Free. Malcolm X Park, 5100 Pine St.

Music | Iris

If you’re a fan of these guys, you definitely won’t want to miss this show. It’s a special 20th anniversary tour, and they’ll be playing some songs you’ve never heard from them live. Stay for the afterparty with the band. Does it get any cooler than that? | 8 pm. $27. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.


Family Fun | Rise of the TMNT Sewer Studio Tour

The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are crawling out of their manhole and they’ve been doing just fine. Your kids could meet their favorite Turtle here, and even get to star in a video with them. | 11 am. Free. Sister Cities Park, 18th and Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.

Art | Green Street Poetry: ILYSM

Bring your boo to this romantic candlelight night of music and poetry. Love may suck at times, but this is for the ones who believe it’s the best damn thing that’s happened to them. Revel in how it feels to be in love. | 8 pm. $15. The Thirsty Soul, 1551 W. Passyunk Ave.

Outdoors | Philly Fun Fishing Fest

Take the kids out for an easy fishing day on the Schuylkill. All ages and experience levels are welcome to cast their lines. You can’t get your dinner here, though - all fishing is catch-and-release, and as the name suggests, just for fun. | 7 am. Free. Schuylkill Banks, 2500 Walnut St.

Festival | CollegeFest 2019

Most Philly college students have probably been suffering through their first so far. Get some relief here with some music, games and tons of giveaways. We know you guys love free shit, because who doesn’t? | 10 am. Free. Dilworth Park, 1 S. 15th St.


Interests | Market of the Macabre

Stock up on all things spooky at this oddities market. Set in a 183-year-old Victorian cemetery, it’s only appropriate that Victorian and Steampunk styles of dress be encouraged for this event. Throw it back to the days when people didn’t have pools and music festivals to cool off during the summer. | 12 pm. $5. Laurel Hill Cemetery, 3822 Ridge Ave.


Party | The Lit A** Paint Party

Turn up and throw some paint down on the canvas. This party promises to bring a “dope experience” to all who attend. Just lean back and create something that reflects your state of mind. | 3 pm. $15-$30. KANVAS, 3870 Lancaster Ave.

Food & Drink | Meyhem Lauren’s Vegetarian Barbeque

Herbivores can eat good, too. Enjoy some delicious food at this cookout. First 200 people to get there get a free Beyond Burger or sausage. It pays to be hungry. | 2 pm. $20. Voltage Lounge, 421 N. 7th St.


Festival | Brazilian Day

There’s always a reason to celebrate a vibrant culture in our community. Head outside for a party full of music, dancing, food and more all unique to Brazil. | 1 pm. Free. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 N. Columbus Blvd.

Art | HERspace Arts Day Party

This art show is featuring all female artists and creators in one space. Over 150 pieces will be on display for all to admire. Celebrate the talent that all these creative women harness. | 3 pm. Prices vary. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St.

Comedy | Neil Hamburger

Hamburger is a comedian that really knows his way around show business. He starred in the 2015 movie “Entertainment” with Michael Cera and John C. Reilly. Come see “America’s Funnyman” get to work. | 7 pm. $20. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Festival | Greenfest Philly

We all deserve to breathe clean air in this city. Come celebrate the environment and have fun while learning how to live sustainably. Everyone should care about keeping this world clean. | 10 am. Free. Bainbridge St. between 3rd and 5th St.

Music | Counterfeit

This band is the real deal. Their DIY power-pop is delivered straight to your face without holding back. Hopefully this means some new music is on the horizon from them. | 7 pm. $16. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.

Food & Drink | Philly Vegan Pop Flea- Back to School Market

Bring your friends to this market the next time they ask what vegans eat. Plenty of things, actually - a huge variety of vendors will be serving their best vegan dishes. Try anything from | 1 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St.


Poetry reading | Poems Night

Got some spoken words you need to get off your chest? Come out to this monthly showcase for Philly poets. You’ll be shocked by the talent around you, and by your own courage to share work that means something to you. | 7 pm. Free. Hot Bed, 723 Chestnut St.

Event | Throwing Stigma Under the Bus

Those who live with mental illness and addiction are stigmatized far too often. Join in on this community event featuring live music from cast members of the productions Gay Mis and Songbird. You’ll also catch some excerpts of “Siren Songs,” which is premiering during the Fringe Festival. | 6:30 pm. Free. William Way LGBT Community Center, 1315 Spruce St.

Music | Ceremony

Ceremony has been through some changes during their ten-year tenure as a group. They shifted from hardcore to something a little more punk and gothic, and they left their longtime record label for another. Come out to their show and give them a reason to celebrate. | 8 pm. $15. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.


Event | Marvel Cinematic Universe Trivia

You’ve read the comics. You’ve sat through the three-hour long movies. You know what kind of drink Tony Stark would order from Starbucks based on his personality. So, why not use that knowledge to win something? | 7 pm. Free. The Bourse, 111 S. Independence Mall East.

Music | La Chamba

A little Latino influence from the left coast. “Chamba” means “work,” which this band did lots of to make a name for themselves. They started in a garage, and now they’re big enough to stretch their music all the way over here. | 8 pm. $12. PhilaMOCA, 531 N. 12th St.

Music | Mega Bog

Songwriter Erin Elizabeth Birgy is the musician behind the moniker. Her music is hazy, hypnotic and cerebral pop that’ll get you feeling something. Her latest album, “Dolphine,” explores several complicated human emotions we could probably all relate to. | 8 pm. $12. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Party | Summer’s Not Over Happy Hour

This day of drinking and talking is hosted by the Women’s Film Festival of Philly. Come to this if you’re interested in anything about the upcoming festival - which occurred in March this year - or if you just want to mingle with some female film folks. | 5:30 pm. Free. Writer’s Block Rehab, 1342 Cypress St.

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Music | Vinyl Monday

Show off your impeccable music taste to everyone. Bring your own vinyl to be spun and listen to what others have been interested in. We know you need the validation that the music you listen to is actually good. | 8 pm. Free. Lucky’s Last Chance, 848 S. 2nd St.


Film | Ken Burns’ “Country Music” Screening

Burns’ eight-part documentary follows the history of an art that is essential to the American identity. Catch this special screening that also includes a discussion with Dan Reed, host of WXPN’s “Americana Music Hour.” | 7 pm. $30. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St.

Sing | Heavy Metal Karaoke

Your parents always said this kind of music had no lyrics –  just jumbled sound. Prove them wrong by showing you know every word to every damn Slayer song. All those hours spent in your room alone blasting these tunes have finally paid off. | 10 pm. Free. Kung Fu Necktie, 1250 N. Front St.


Music | UB40

This is the group that brought us “Red Red Wine,” one of the most classic reggae songs ever. However, they’ve been in the business for over 40 years and have so much to show for it. Come witness why they've been so successful for so long. They just played a show last month at TLA, but we’re so grateful to have them coming back again on this tour. | 8 pm. $49.50. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St.

Animals | Rufftop Pawty

Dogs are really the only beings we ever want to hang out with. Take in some stunning city views with adoptable pups from Morris Animal Refuge by your side. There will even be a puppy yoga session to encourage you to unwind and take one (or two, or three or ten) home with you. | 4 pm. Free-$25. Cira Green, 80 S. 30th St.

Discussion | Philadelphia Hardware Meetup

If you have a startup you want to get off the ground, this is the event for you. HAX invests in upcoming startups and is here to see what Philly tech peeps have been building. You deserve to be recognized and rewarded, and also to meet like-minded people. | 6 pm. Free. NextFab, 2025 Washington Ave.

Discussion | Inquiring Minds: Let’s Talk About Philly Football

The Eagles’ home opener is going down Sunday against the Redskins. Get ahead of the game at this conversation with the Inquirer’s Eagles coverage team. Talk week one analysis, expert predictions for the season and anything else you’re dying to find out about the Birds. | 6 pm. $5. The Philadelphia Inquirer, 800 Market St.

Listen | Criminal Podcast: Live Show

The stories of gruesome crimes told in a voice that will soothe you to sleep. Not that any of it is boring - these tales are told in stunning detail - it’s just that host Phoebe Judge has a damn great radio voice. Come meet her live and sit down for some interesting stories. | 8 pm. $30. Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St.

Music | Lady Parts

Three ladies that are ready to show you some secret parts of themselves through their music. These Philly rockers are always playing shows around the city, and this time, they may have some new music to show us - they haven’t released any since 2015, but hey, let’s hold onto that hope. | 8:30 pm. $8. Bourbon and Branch, 705 N. 2nd St.


Talk | A Conversation with Dr. Condoleeza Rice

History tends to repeat itself. That’s the case with the U.S.’ growing tensions with China and Russia, which some say may lead to a “new Cold War.” Rice wrote a book on how the Cold War came to an end, and she’s coming here to discuss it. Maybe we can learn a thing or two about controlling our current political climate. | 5:45 pm. Free. Saint Joseph’s University, 5600 City Ave.

Discussion | Not Another D&D Podcast

Sit in on the discussion with this group of friends that obviously talk about the famous role-playing game. Bring your usual D&D gang to catch this. We gotta say that this is one of the most committed fanbases we’ve ever known. | 7 pm. Prices vary. Punch Line Philly, 33 E. Laurel St.

Comedy | Joe Mande

This guy has really made a name for himself as the “King of Content.” His talent can be seen in his own Netflix special and in shows like Brooklyn Nine-Nine and The Good Place. Witness this multi-hyphenate bring all his talent to the stage instead of to your screen. | 9 pm. $16. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Food | Dinner with Psychic Medium Lisa

Don’t you want to eat some good ass food and find out what your future looks like? Come to this buffet combined with a group psychic reading. You may leave a changed person. | 6 pm. $75. Lorenzo’s Cafe, 4741 Princeton Ave.

Event | Cultural Accessibility Conference

Everyone deserves to enjoy all the arts in Philly, regardless of any disabilities. Sit in on presentations about ways we could make all these exciting places and exhibits accessible to all. | 8 am. $60. Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St.

Music | Kacey Musgraves

This country-pop princess has made waves recently with her dreamy, lighter-than-air vibes. She’s back on the road for round two of her “Oh, What a World” tour, which is named after her Grammy-winning third album. | 8 pm. $45-$90. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St.

Music | PUP

This music can be for both angsty teens and 30-year olds with full-time jobs. Get all your energy out with some high-strung, fast alt-punk. They’re currently on tour to promote their newest album “Morbid Stuff.” | 8 pm. $22. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St.

Event | SJC Community Carnival

Bridesburg comes out to play every year for this church’s annual outdoor carnival. Enjoy rides, food, games, drinks and more under the dwindling summer sun. This is going on for five days, so you don’t really have an excuse to miss any of it if you live in the neighborhood. | 6 pm. Free. St. John Cantius Parish, 4415 Almond St.


Music | Come Together: Philly Celebrates 50 Years of Abbey Road

Philly’s own unique way of paying tribute to one of The Beatles’ albums that will never get old. Local bands will be performing the album here in its entirety. Get there early for the opening set to hear some bonus Beatles tracks. | 8 pm. $15. Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St.

Comedy | Lecture Hall: An Evening of Educational Comedy

Witness history as this late-night-talk type show premieres its pilot episode. It’s lectures, music, stand-up and game shows all wrapped into one by host Chip Chantry. | 7:30 pm. $10. Bok, 1901 S. 9th St.


Festival | 45th Irish Festival

Festivals like these work to keep some culture going throughout our great city. Come out to any of the festival’s three days to eat, drink, dance and do as the Irish do. | 8 pm. Free. Philadelphia Ceili Group, 6815 Emlen St.

Food & Drink | BeerBQ

Let’s all cook and drink outside while we still can. Come to this cookout with delicious BBQ, fresh shucked oysters and cold beers, all complete with a live performance by Call Me Felix. | 5 pm. Free. Urban Farmer, 1850 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.


Music | Game of Thrones Live

Philly is now Westeros, and you are now battling for your spot on the iron throne. Immerse yourself in the show’s dramatic world with a live orchestra performing the legendary score. | 8 pm. $25-$125. The Mann Center, 5201 Parkside Ave.

Music | Borgore

Some exhilarating dubstep being played in an upscale club setting. Borgore is one of the most active names in the game - he’s constantly coming out with songs, having released five singles in this year alone. This show will do anything but bore you. | 10 pm. $20. NOTO, 1209 Vine St.

Interests | Baltimore Ave. Dollar Stroll

Neighborhood businesses are offering their finest wares for just $1. That means you can snag some drinks, food, clothes, art and whatever else you want for just one George Washington. You won’t find better deals anywhere else. | 5:30 pm. Free. Locations vary.

Outdoors | Star Party

Lay your blanket down and look up at the stars. We may not be able to see much in the city, but at this event, you’ll learn about all the constellations that are above us. You’ll also get to see a live performance by BalletX and participate in art activities by Mural Arts Philadelphia. | 6 pm. Free. The Rail Park, 1300 Noble St.


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