The Art and Architecture of Laurel Hill Cemetery Saturday, 1 p.m. Laurel Hill Cemetery 3822 Ridge Ave. $12 www.thelaurelhillcemetery.org The Laurel Hill Cemetery is hosting a walking tour showcasing the exquisite monuments by noted architects John Notman, William Strickland, Frank Furness and others. Explore grave markers, urns, obelisks and crosses that were created over the span of two centuries. Enjoy the gloom and beauty of this legendary cemetery. FILMS
'Video in the Villages' Thursday, 6 p.m. Penn Museum 3260 South St. Free, 215-898-4000 www.penn.museum Get a close look at the cultural life of some of the tribes in the Amazonian region of Brazil, with in depth perspectives few people have ever seen before. This film screening is a compilation of short films from the Brazilian media collective Video Nas Aldeias, selected by Elizabeth Weatherford, curator of film and video at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. MUSIC
The Ataris Thursday, 7 p.m. TLA 334 South St. $23, 215-922-2599 www.tlaphilly.com One of the biggest bands from the pop-punk movement of the '90s is stopping in Philly on their “So Long, Astoria” reunion. It features the lineup from their most successful album, also called “So Long, Astoria” — the album turns 10 this year. Nicole Atkins Thursday, 8 p.m. Johnny Brenda’s 1201 N. Frankford Ave. $12-$14, 215-739-9684 www.johnnybrendas.com Nicole Atkins is a singer/songwriter from Asbury Park, N.J. Her dark, throaty vibrato has been featured on "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O’Brien." Fresh off her South by Southwest performance, she is touring in support of her new album, “Slow Phaser,” which came out earlier this year. Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute Saturday, 9 p.m. World Cafe Live 3025 Walnut St. $15, 215-222-1400 www.worldcafelive.com This sevn-piece band pays homage to the '80s new wave, art punk Talking Heads. Expect to hear a set list spanning the Heads entire discography and their live shows recreated to the fullest. COMEDY
Wanda Sykes Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Keswick Theatre 291 N. Keswick Ave. $68-$98 215-572-7650 www.keswicktheatre.com The Emmy winning comedian is landing at the Keswick. Sykes is ranked as one of "Entertainment Weekly"’s 25 Funniest People and has been on many TV shows, such as HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and — of course — "Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired." FOOD & DRINK
Spring House Night Thursday, 4 p.m. Barcade 1114 Frankford Ave. No cover, 215-634-4400 www.barcadephiladelphia.com The home of 25-cent vintage arcade games is welcoming Spring House Brewing from Lancaster to serve their brews straight to you. Specials on tap include Big Gruesome, a chocolate peanut butter stout, Satan’s Bake Sale, a mint chocolate chip stout, Lil’ Gruesome,a peanut butter jelly stout and five other specialty craft beers.
Tasting and the Collection: French Wines Friday, 7 p.m. Barnes Foundation 2025 Ben. Franklin Pkwy. $30 for members, $50 for non-members 215-278-7000 www.barnesfoundation.com Keeping it classy as always, the Barnes is hosting a wine tasting, paired with a viewing of Henri Matisse’s “The Dance.” Five French wines will be served.
Surviving the Wild Saturday, 10 a.m. Tyler Arboretum 515 Painter Rd. $15 for members, $20 for non-members www.tylerarboretum.org The Tyler Arboretum is a hosting a four-hour hands-on workshop that will teach the basics of wilderness survival. Hosted by former Army officer Mark Steele, who knows his way around mountains, woods, jungles and deserts. This is your chance to learn what you’ve seen on survival TV shows.
3rd Annual East Coast Beard and Mustache Competition Saturday, 8 p.m. TLA 334 South St. $19, 215-922-2599 www.tlaphilly.com There will be no 5 o’clock shadow at the TLA this Saturday. Don’t miss a chance to see record-breaking facial hair and styled moustaches that defy gravity. This facial hair goes way beyond being too lazy to shave.