Art Star Craft Bazaar

You need stuff to do with mom this weekend. Consider the Art Star Craft Bazaar, May 11-12. | Image: Wikicommons

The timing really couldn’t be any better.

With Mother’s Day this weekend, you can kill multiple birds with stones – just a saying, we don’t endorse the killing of birds of any kind – perusing over 120 artists and craft vendors at this annual event. Show up early and be one of the first 150 people to receive a free tote to put your wares in (totes go to the first 100 people) and there’s a raffle for all sorts of prizes and more.

In addition to all kinds of art, there’ll also be handmade candles, clothing and jewelry to check out and add a unique, local piece to your arsenal of whatever it is your heart desires. We know you’ll find something as there’s a reason this event has been around for so long. In fact, this year marks the 16th iteration of this weekend-long event that’ll be going down rain or shine.

We love this jawn because it’s full of conversation starters you can wear or hang in your home. You know the best part of having something that doesn’t come from a big box is the joy from someone saying, ‘wow, I love this, where’d you get it?’ and being able to reply that it came handmade or crafted from a vendor that you can only see once a year at this event.

Stop trying to copy and get your own individuality, Karen.

WHAT: Art Star Craft Bazaar; WHEN: May 11-12, 11am-6pm.; COST: Free.; WHERE: Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing, 101 S. Columbus Blvd.; MOREartstarcraftbazaar.com/vendors-philly/

FRIDAY, MAY 10

Music | Bring Me the Horizon

Chelsea Smile maybe, definitely, totally was our MySpace song. They may be nothing like the scene kids they once were, but they’re still rocking it out. It’s pretty sad younger generations will never know the effect Oli Sykes’ swoopy hair had on our weak emo hearts, but they can still cry to his music all the same.  | 7:45 pm. $40. The Met, Philly, 858 N. Broad St. livenation.com

Music | Turnover

Is BMTH not emo enough for you? Well, here you go. They haven’t released any new music since 2017, but touring and playing sweaty shows is a crucial part of who they are. Take your pick of who’s music makes you simultaneously cry and mosh more. | 8 pm. $25. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. livenation.com

Art | Art’s Sake: A Philly Street Art Pop-Up Shop

Philly seems to be full of beautiful art in all the wrong places. We swear we’ve seen the most stunning portraits painted under bridges and on walls. The Streets Dept. (don’t get it twisted - they’re not the ones that collect trash) will be hosting this showcase of the greatest treasures off the streets. | 6 pm. Free. Tattooed Mom, 530 South St. facebook.com

Party | Post-Apocalyptic Halloween

We know you’re thinking this might be a mistake - c’mon, Philly Weekly, it’s the middle of fucking May. No, this jawn is going down. Come dressed in whatever you consider to be post-apocalyptic. There will be fire and go-go dancers- fitting, since they’ll probably be greeting us when we all go to hell after the world ends. | 9 pm. $5. Mad Rex Restaurant & Virtual Reality Lounge, 1000 Frankford Ave.  eventbrite.com

Party | Altslut69

If we could go by one name the rest of our lives, “Altslut” wouldn’t be so bad. This is a party “inspired by “ill fitting Dollskill outfits, cancellation culture and the word ‘jawn.’” Super drag celebrity Areola Grande will be entertaining the masses. | 9 pm. Prices vary. Vox Populi, 319 N. 11th St. facebook.com

Music | Semi-Annual Tubular Throwdown

Gnarly, brah. When we hear “tubular,” we just think of dudes with surfboards. Luckily, Tubular is much cooler - it's a tuba cover band. Now we bet you wish you hung out with the band geeks.  | 7 pm. $10. Franky Bradley’s, 1320 Chancellor St. facebook.com

Food & Drink | Cheese & Craft Chocolate Pairing

Fuck a summer body- you know you'd rather indulge. This seems like a classy excuse to shove your face with two of the greatest food vices. The beach can wait, but this event can’t. | 6:30 pm. $38. Shane Confectionery, 110 Market St. shanecandies.com

Party | Pretty Girls Like Trap

You read that right. You don't have to be pretty, you just gotta know how to distract with your booty. Twerk it out and drop it low at this trap party night. | 10 pm. $5. The Dolphin Tavern, 1539 S. Broad St. facebook.com

SATURDAY, MAY 11

Party | The Cure vs. The Smashing Pumpkins Dance Party

A battle of whos music is more depressing. Just kidding - there’s no battle here, just back-to-back melancholy bangers that get you moving. There’s never been a better time to cry in the club. | 10 pm. $7. Ruba Club, 416 Green St. eventbrite.com

Arts & Crafts | Spring Art Star Craft Bazaar

All these annual craft fairs are a great chance to directly support your local artists. They’re also the perfect excuse to load up on some pretty shit to brighten your spaces. Artists often work without pay or recognition, so give them some of both and support this fair. | 11 am. Free. Great Plaza, 101 N. Columbus Blvd. facebook.com

Music | Parkway Drive & Killswitch Engage

We can’t trust you if you’ve never heard of these bands. Both are metalcore pioneers who have probably never played a show without a violent mosh pit. Combined, this is definitely a musical force not to be reckoned with. | 6:30 pm. $37.50. Franklin Music Hall, 421 N. 7th St. ticketmaster.com

Art | Trapped in the 90s

We all wish we actually were. Bring back the music, TV and tacky fashion at this night dedicated to the decade. Local artists will be showcasing their works that capture the beauty of all our favorite things from these glory days. | 5 pm. Prices vary. Philly Art Collective, 253 N. 3rd St. eventbrite.com

Party | Socks and Jocks

This is an underwear and socks fetish party hosted by Ruffhouse NYC and WOOF Philly. Woah, down, boy! Look, we know you’re probably really excited for this one, but please, don’t drool all over us. You’ll probably be in downward dog position by the end of the night - unless you’re more of a top. | 9 pm. $5-$10. The Bike Stop, 204 S. Quince St. facebook.com

Music | Griz

He’s a DJ and he’s here to make it clear. His name is Grant Richard but he goes by Griz because he’s clever like that. Let’s see if his beats | 8 pm. $43. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St. tickethow.com

Music | Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes

No need to go to the Shore because it’s coming straight to us. These guys have been playing venues all over Jersey for years and have become pretty famous outside of the state. They represent Jersey pretty damn well for having come from the most touristy part of it. At least it’s not the part that smells like shit. | 8 pm. $29. SugarHouse Casino, 1001 N. Delaware Ave. facebook.com

Party | Mothers Appreciation Celebration

Not every mom wants to go out for brunch. This celebration offers mimosas, wine glass painting and manicures during the day. At night, mom can get wild at the buffet and let herself go on the dance floor. This is for the moms who work really damn hard and deserve the whole day off - which is pretty basically every mom out there. | 11 am. Free. Newports and News, 1905 Federal St. newportsandnews.com

SUNDAY, MAY 12

Music | Jazz in the Park

It’s the first one of many this season. Laurin Talese is the inaugural guest of honor for this year. If you don’t make it, don’t forget to check out who’s coming next month. | 4 pm. Free. Spruce Street Harbor Park, 301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd. facebook.com

Music | Nitzer Ebb

These guys have been playing killer industrial rock since the 80s. They haven’t released anything in about nine years, so lots of longtime fans will probably be drawn to this show. Young or old, anyone’s welcome to rock with them. | 8 pm. $25. Theatre of the Living Arts, 334 South St. livenation.com

Art | Dream Philly Festival

Dreamline, a charitable organization for children’s education, is throwing its first festival. Thousands of banners created by young students that illustrate their dreams will be lined up along Cherry Street Pier. We’re not always wholesome, but giving hope and opportunities to younger generations to succeed is always cool, right? | 1 pm. Free. Cherry Street Pier, 121 N. Christopher Columbus Blvd. eventbrite.com

Music | Ben Platt

Theater kids will probably lose their shit over this. Platt is an most known for appearing in Broadway musicals like “Dear Evan Hansen.” He released his debut solo album in March. No actor from L.A. could ever have just one job, can they? | 7:30 pm. $35. The Met Philly, 858 N. Broad St. livenation.com

Food & Drink | Mother’s Day Bubbly & Jazz Brunch

The least you could do for mom is pop a bottle for her. We don’t think any mother would turn down an invite to a Sunday morning of smooth sipping to jazz. | 10 am. Prices vary. AcadiaPhilly, 824 S. 8th St. acadiaphilly.com

Learn | Littlest Streets: Fitler Square

Philly is full of so much charm - partially owed to all the crazy ass people, and partially to its historic neighborhoods with narrow streets and alleyways. Learn the deep history of this cute little neighborhoods. These streets are more than the overpriced houses on them. | 2 pm. $15. Fitler Square, 23rd and Pine St. facebook.com

Learn | Tea Leaf Reading Workshop

Immerse yourself in the practice of “tasseomancy.” You’ll be able to look into a cup of tea and read what it has to say about our future. No, you’re not tripping - it’s a real thing, and why wouldn’t you want to learn it? | 3 pm. $25. Old City Coffee, 221 Church St. oldcitycoffee.com

Food & Drink | Mother’s Day Brunch: Manis with Mom

The perfect day of pampering for the woman who used to change your Pampers. Free manicures and flowers for the most beautiful lady in your life. We won’t even feel bad about saying that if you don’t want to take mom to this, you’re a terrible child. | 11 am. Prices vary. City Tap House, 3925 Walnut St. facebook.com

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