Celebrating its third year, The Tri State Indie Music Awards features a variety of music not featured in the mainstream music world. Categories such as Indie Rock Band of the Year and New Music Venue of the year are voted on by fans online. Performers include local acts Chill Moody, The Deadmen, The Lawsuits, Maitland, Ali Wadsworth, Flux Capacitor and more.
Lit Ultrabar is hosting a Valentine’s Day party and they’re asking you to follow their dress code. Stop Light Party attire is green for single, yellow for in a complicated relationship and red for in a relationship. Don’t get caught in traffic.
Get some lovin’ at The Barnes Foundation this Valentine’s Day. Admire an exquisite collection of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings and art as well as an intimate performance by cellist Daniel De Jesus. For dessert: Chocolate and champagne.
Show your sweetheart you have a sense of humor. Enjoy one of America’s young comedians, Rory Scovel. He’s been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and also Comedy Central Half Hour Presents. He had an impressive 2013, being featured on The Nerdist and The Pete Holmes Show.
Get blitzed at Johnny Brenda’s, featuring many limited quantity drafts from Dogfish Head. Among the many beers featured is the Johnny Cask 75 Minute IPA, which features a blend of 60 and 90 minute IPA’s re-fermented in cask with maple syrup.
Free to Love: Cinema of the Sexual Revolution
Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. The Ibrahim Theater at International House 3701 Chestnut St. $9, 215-387-5125 http://ihousephilly.org/
Featured Friday night at The Ibrahim Theater is Woody Allen’s film, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (But Were Afraid to Ask)". The film is inspired by the controversial book of the same name, written by Dr. David Reuben and features performances by Burt Reynolds and Gene Wilder. This program contains adult content.
Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16 The Academy of Natural Sciences 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway Free with General Admission 215-299-1000 http://www.ansp.org/
Bring the kids to The Academy of Natural Sciences this weekend for Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils. With more than dozen attractions and activities, you can afford to be a lazy bones.
Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey: The Greatest Show on Earth
Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 16, Showtimes Vary Wells Fargo Center 3601 S. Broad St. $15-$80, 215-336-3600 www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com
The Circus is coming to town this weekend. Fun for the whole family, including the all new Legends show. Highlighting the show are the latest creation of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, featuring creatures that can only be imagined, such as unicorns and woolly mammoths.
This is a show not to be missed, featuring The Black Angels, whos influences include Joy division and The Velvet Underground. Headlining at Union Transfer is Austin, Texas legendary rock and roll pioneer, Roky Erickson. Erickson has been labeled one by many to be an unsung hero in rock music. Artists of the 60’s such as Janis Joplin to new school noise pioneers Sonic Youth cite Erickson as an influence.