Stephen Malkmus & the Jicks
Sept. 28, 7pm. $20. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. livenation.com
Sept. 29, 8pm. $13. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St. 215.821.7575. r5productions.com
Oct. 8, 9pm. $21-$23. Trocadero, 1003 Arch St. 215.922.6888. thetroc.com
Oct. 15, 9pm. $20-$25. North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St. 215.787.0488. northstarbar.com
Oct. 19, 8pm. $15. Union Transfer, 1024 Spring Garden St. 215.821.7575. r5productions.com
Oct. 23, 8:30pm. $23-$36. World Cafe Live, 3025 Walnut St. 215.222.1400. worldcafelive.com
Oct. 31, 7pm. $15. Theatre of Living Arts, 334 South St. 215.922.1011. livenation.com
Jay-Z & Kanye
Nov. 2, 7:30pm. $59.50-$250. Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad S. 800.298.4200. wellsfargocenterphilly.com
Dear culture vultures: For months we scoured the city to bring you the best of what Philly has to offer this season, and we think we’ve done a damn good job of bringing something for everyone. Into art? You should know that curators and artists everywhere are doing their best to take art out of their galleries and into your community. Want theater? We found a scrappy, independent circus troupe whose stunts you should never try at home. There’s also a roundup of what’s on tap for our favorite stages. If comedy is your thing, we've got a list of the season's best events (like a tribute to the late Mitch Hedberg, he of the famous one-line zingers). Music? Check. Dance? The Russian ballet awaits you on. We even examine the state of storytelling, which, of course, is the world's oldest favorite pastime yet somehow a "novelty" in today's world. Enjoy all this and more!
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