The Delaware Riverfront comes alive during the summer months. Credit: Provided
Delaware River Maritime Day Saturday, 10 a.m. Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing 101 S. Columbus Blvd. Free www.delawareriverwaterfront.com Celebrate all things nautical this weekend with tours of the SUNY Maritime College’s training ship, the Empire State VI. Also featured are tours of the dredge ship The McFarland, as well as boat races, tugboat tours and more.
Live Breathe Futbol Launch Party Friday, 7 p.m. Philly Phaithful 737 N. 4th St. Free with RSVP, 888-474-2484 www.phillphaitful.com Philly Phaithful and Live Breath Futbol are throwing a bash to celebrate the launch of LBF's line of t-shirts inspired by the FIFA World Cup. Flex your skills at their FIFA Tournament on the 16-foot HD projection screen for some major prizes.
Open House at Old City Aikido Saturday, 11 a.m. Old City Aikido 722 Market St. Free, 215-922-3656 www.aikidocentercity.com Aikido is a Japanese martial art that requires little brute strength. The ancient technique takes the motion of the opponent and uses it to redirect an attack. The masters at Old City Aikido will be demonstrating their skills at the venue's first open house.
Cochon 555 May 25, 4 p.m. La Meridien Philadelphia 1421 Arch St. $125, 215-422-8200 www.cochon555.com Culinary tour organizers/heritage breed pig promoters Cochon 555 are coming to town. Five Philly chefs will compete to create the best, most epic pork feast for guests and judges. Participating chefs include Douglas Rodriguez of STARR Restaurants, Patrick Szoke of Alla Spina, Mike Santoro of The Mildred, Jason Cichonski of Ela and Jeremy Nolen of Brauhaus Schmitz. Goose Island Beer Co. will provide the libations. AUTHOR TALK
‘Freedom Summer’ Thursday, 7 p.m. Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine St. Free, 215-686-5322 www.freelibrary.org In 1964, designer and photo Joel Katz, then a 21-year-old Yale student, spent seven weeks in Mississippi taking photographs. Almost 50 years later, he just published “And I Said No Lord: A 21–year–old in Mississippi in 1964.” Katz and historian Randall Miller will talk about the book and show photos. MUSEUM
‘Outside Perspectives: Adventures with Guest Curators’ Thursday, 6 p.m. Wagner Free Institute of Science 1700 W. Montgomery Ave. Free, suggested donation of $10 215-763-6529 www.wagnerfreeinstitute.org This entry in the Weeknights at the Wagner series invites guest curators to examine the collection from an “outsiders’” point of view. Joanna Ebenstein, founder and creative director of the blog, library and museum Morbid Anatomy, and Evan Michelson, co-owner of Obscura Antiques and co-star of the TV show “Oddities” on the Science Channel, are this week’s outsiders. The pair put together their favorite Wagner specimens, and will be hosting a Q&A.
‘The Scene’ Friday, 6:30 p.m. Arden Theatre Company 40 N. 2nd St. $30 215-922-8900 www.ardentheatre.org Mix and mingle with young professionals, cocktails and snacks in hand, during this networking event, and then catch a performance of “Incorruptible,” by Michael Hollinger. The show’s been dubbed “a dark comedy about the dark ages.”
Rickie Lee Jones Thursday, 8 p.m. Prince Music Theater 1412 Chestnut St. $39.50, 215-972-1000 www.princemusictheater.org Rock legend Rickie Lee Jones, named on VH1’s list of 100 greatest women in rock, will be playing songs spanning her three-decade career, including selections from her platinum self-titled debut album, and her latest album, “The Devil You Know,” released in 2012.
Mike Keneally, Gregg Bendian and , Doug Lunn Friday, 8:30 p.m. MilkBoy 1100 Chestnut St. $20, 215-925-6455 www.milkboyphilly.com Three accomplished musicians and composers with decades of experience between them are touring together for the first time. Keneally, Bendian and Lunn will be playing an eclectic variety of songs from their careers, along with some unusual covers of the Beach Boys, XTC, Elvis Costello and Led Zeppelin.