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Friday, November 4


Step Afrika!

The rhythmic dance company performs the Philadelphia premiere of their full-length work, The Migration. The piece is based on Jacob Lawrence’s painting series that charts the story of African-Americans moving from the south in the early 1900s. Step Afrika! was founded in 1994 as the first professional company dedicated to the tradition of stepping. It now ranks as one of the top 10 African-American dance companies in the country. | Nov. 3-5. $25-$55. Annenberg Center, 3680 Walnut St.


Sugarloaf Crafts Festival

Expect homemade food, handmade crafts, live music, demonstrations and more when the 30-year-old craft fair touches down in Philadelphia. Shop for contemporary jewelry, pottery, textiles and more. | 10am. $8-$28. Greater Philly Expo Center, 100 Station Ave. Oaks.



Josh McIlvain writes and performs this fictional family narrative featuring real slides of strangers vacation photos. The piece takes a look at the disconnection between the lives of children and their parents and delves into the aspirations of 20th-century American life. | 7pm. $12. Moving Arts Mount Airy, 6901 Green St.


40 Winks at the Sphinx

The Penn Museum invites families to an overnight expedition of the grounds. Guests can tour the galleries and participate in fun activities—including a scavenger hunt and flashlight tour through the exhibits—before camping out by the foot of the largest granite Sphinx in the Western Hemisphere. | 5:30pm. $45-$55. Penn Museum, 3260 South St.


World War I and Amer­ic­an Art

Co­in­cid­ing with the 100th an­niversary of Amer­ica’s in­volve­ment in WWI, this is the first ma­jor ex­hib­i­tion de­voted to how Amer­ic­an artists re­acted to, at the time, the worst war the world had ever seen. Ar­ranged by theme and chro­no­logy, this col­lec­tion chron­icles the war from an en­croach­ing threat to its dev­ast­at­ing af­ter­math. | Through April 9. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, 118-128 N Broad St.

Saturday, November 5


Philly Bike Expo

Cel­eb­rate the “fun, fit­ness and free­dom” of bike cul­ture at the 7th Philly Bike Expo with custom framebuilders, bicycle manufacturers, creators and distributors. The event features seminars and events for bike enthusiasts, including Tandem 101 and Presidents and Bicycles: A Historical Survey. | Nov. 5-6. $12-$30. Pennsylvania Con­ven­tion Cen­ter, 1101 Arch St. philly­bi­ke­



Yards Brewing company presents this beer and music soaked festival, featuring food trucks galore, games, music, and chances to win tickets to local sporting events. Catch live performances from Low Cut Connie and Marah along with special guest Eddie Alvarez. Proceeds benefit XPN’s Musicians on Call and Beat the Streets Wrestling. | 2pm. $22-$58.75. Northern Liberties, 500 Spring Garden St.


Cof­fee & Tea Fest­iv­al

The fourth an­nu­al Cof­fee & Tea Fest­iv­al is com­ing back to the Great­er Phil­adelphia Expo Cen­ter for two days of pair­ings, tast­ings, lec­tures, and caf­feine highs. | Nov. 5-6. Great­er Phil­adelphia Expo Cen­ter, 100 Sta­tion Av­en­ue. cof­feeandteafest­iv­


Laugh-a-thon Com­edy Tour

The 10th an­nu­al Laugh-a-thon kicks off with a night of side-split­ting com­edy at the Mer­ri­am Theat­er. The tour fea­tures head­liners Earth­quake and Bill Bel­lamy, who are both known from their his­tor­ic and hil­ari­ous ap­pear­ances on HBO’s “Def Com­edy Jam.” The tour also fea­tures Don “DC” Curry, Mi­chael Co­ly­er, and Huggy Low­down. | 7pm. $59-$103. Mer­ri­am Theat­er, 250 S. Broad St. kim­mel­cen­


Philly Fall Crawl

Celebrate autumn in the city with this eight-hour drinkfest throughout the city. Tour more than a dozen Center City bars, including Bar-Ly, Drinker’s, Finn McCools, Milkboy and Smokin’ Betty’s. The crawl offers drink specials ($3 beers and $4 drinks), free cover, T-shirts and giveaways. | Noon. Various locations.



Verdi’s 16th opera tells the tragic story of a humpbacked jester to the Duke of Mantua. His primary role as court funnyman includes obtaining young women for the Duke to seduce for which he is later cursed. The curse come to fruition when the Duke sets his sights on the jester’s own daughter. | 8pm. $60. Helen Corning Warden Theater, 1920 Spruce St.


Fuel the Cure

Featuring a five hour open bar, food stations, late night cheesesteaks, live music and more. All proceeds go to providing underprivileged children with better health, education and community building. | 8pm. 23rd Street Armory, 22 South 23rd St.


Great Harvest Cider & Beer Festival

Enjoy tons of fall drink offerings, including hard ciders, toasty lagers, pumpkin ales and more. Catch live performances from The John McNutt Band and Boy Wonder. There’s even a Fun Zone for the kids with a huge inflatable slide and jungle gym. | 1pm. Hawthorne’s Cafe, 738 S. 11th St.


Lewis Black

The popular comedian heads to Philly on his latest tour, The Emperor’s New Clothes: The Naked Truth Tour. His performances are often highlighted by disillusionment at the absurdity of our modern world. Enjoy an evening of shouted jokes and raunchy humor. | 8pm. $45-$65. Academy of Music, 240 S. Broad St.


Koresh Black Box Series

A Showcase Series created to give emerging dancers, choreographers, and other performing artists a platform to present their artistic work. The show features dance, music, and photography by Project Moshen Dance Company, Steven Vaughn, Koresh, Rachel Travis, Jarrett Thompson and many more. | Nov. 5-6. Koresh Dance Studios, 2002 Rittenhouse Square.


Bainbridge Street Barrel House Anniversary

To show gratitude for their loyal and dedicated patronage, special barrel aged, sour and rare blends will be served into the wee hours of the morning. Have a drink, or several, and hang out to celebrate the bar’s fourth anniversary. | Noon. Free. Bainbridge Street Barrel House, 625 S. Sixth St.

Sunday, November 6


Bacon and Beer Fest

The bacon and beerfest is back for its fourth year with creative bacon-based dishes made with 1732 Meats and fine brews. Enjoy salty treats from The Blue Duck, Bru Craft & Wurst, Craftsman Row, Dos Tacos, Kensington Quarters, MilkBoy, Shake Shack, and more. Proceeds benefit  MANNA. | 2:30pm. $50-$85. 23rd Street Armory  22 S. 23rd St.


Sex Talk: Cabaret

Bi-partisan, bi-sexual Brooke Spitz alongside her off-again lover Sheldon teach us about the birds and the bees and the sticky politics in between. Part cabaret, part stand-up, the performance hopes to turn musical theatre troupes into sing-song gropes. | 7:30pm. DaVinci Art Alliance, 704 Catherine St. 215.829.0466.


Shaping Shakespeare

This hands-on tour allows participants unparalleled access to rare and important items that are not usually on view to the public. See some of Shakespeare’s earliest printings and books that inspired his plots. | 3pm. $10-$15. Rosenbach Museum, 2008 Delancey Place.


Muge Lithuanian Festival

Celebrate Lithuanias rich cultural heritage with two days of live music, folk dancing and family fun. Sample irresistible balandeliai, kugelis and fried bread, and explore cultural exhibits. | Noon. Free. Lithuanian Hall & Music Association, 2715 E. Allegheny Ave.


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