Kids can get up close and personal with Linvilla Orchard's barnyard animals and learn about their role at the farm on Saturday. Credit: Linvilla Orchards
Meet Linvilla’s Barnyard Friends Saturday, 1-2 p.m. Linvilla Orchards 598 Linvill Rd., Media Free, 610-876-7116 www.linvilla.com Linvilla’s roughriders, Doreen and Jess, introduce kids to the farm’s animals, explain how they help and answer farm animal questions. Meet up in the barnyard in front of the chicken pens. No need to register for this free event.
‘The Toughest Boy in Philadelphia’ Thursday-June 22 Luna Theater 620 S. 8th St. $20, 215-704-0033 www.ironagetheatre.org This new play presented by Norristown’s Iron Age Theatre is just in time for Philly’s Gay Pride Month celebration. The production features transvestites and gangsters and touches on themes such as gender roles, ambiguity and sexuality and is showing for a limited time.
‘From Rio to Brotherly Love’ Thursday-June 30 International House of Philadelphia 3701 Chestnut St. Free, 215-387-5125 www.ihousephilly.org Brazilian-born artist Daniel Gafanhoto is being featured for his photography. Comparing the streets of his hometown, Rio De Janeiro, and his current home of Philadelphia, Gafanhoto uses his craft to show the striking similarities between the two cities and their landscapes.
Julianne and Derek Hough: Move Live On Tour Friday, 8 p.m. Tower Theater 19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby $48.50-$95, 877-598-8696, www.livenation.com The famous “Dancing With the Stars” siblings bring an all-new production to Tower Theater as part of their North American tour. Complete with sets, costumes and a cast of dancers, the Houghs headline the show and trip the light fantastic in salsa, tap, ballroom dancing, hip-hop and more.
Solstice in the City Saturday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.a Kimmel Center Broad and Spruce streets $30, 215-893-1999 www.kimmelcenter.org Summer has arrived and the Kimmel Center is celebrating the solstice with an eclectic lineup of musicians sharing the same stage. Featured is the world premiere of the Kimmel’s 2014 jazz residency featuring Bobby Zankel, Josh Lawrence, Pablo Batista and others as well as experimental, baroque-pop band San Fermin. Also featured is the highly acclaimed indie-rock band Real Estate and other performers that will be sure to make this a proper summer kick-off party.
Midsommarfest Saturday, 4 p.m. American Swedish Historical Museum 1900 Pattison Ave. $10 for adults, $4 for kids 4-12, free for kids under 4 215-389-1776 www.americanswedish.org Celebrate a Midsommar, a Swedish tradition commemorating the summer solstice. Festivities include Swedish food, pastries and beverages as well as raffles and arts and crafts for kids — and, of course, what would a Midsommarfest be without Maypole dancing and music.
Visions of Okehocking Preserve and Chester County Friday-June 22 Okehocking Nature Center 5316 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square www.okehockingnaturecenter.org Chester County artists were invited to the preserve to paint landscapes of the scenery there. The three-day show unveils what the artists created. The show opens Friday at 5:30 p.m. with an opening party and continues Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Proceeds from sales benefit the nature preserve.
'I Am Here’ Saturday-August 2 James Oliver Gallery 723 Chestnut St. Free, 215-923-1242 www.jamesolivergallery.com The James Oliver Gallery hosts an exhibit documenting the legacy and impact of legendary Philadelphia street artists, including Isaiah Zagar, Darryl McCray, Kid Hazo and others.
Montgomery County's Boogie Dogs play the Abington Art Center Thursday. Credit: Boogie Dogs
Boogie Dogs Thursday, 7 p.m. Abington Art Center 515 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown. $5 (kids free), 215-887-4882 www.abingtonartcenter.org Montgomery County’s own Boogie Dogs, a four-piece energetic classic rock band, takes the stage for this summer concert series. Boogie Dogs plays the most popular music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Bring your picnic blank to spread out on the Sculpture Park’s lawn.
Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert: Jahil Saturday, 7 p.m. Bryn Mawr Gazebo 9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr $12, 16 and younger free, 610-864-4303 www.brynmawrtwilightconcerts.com Bryn Mawr goes psychedelic with a night dedicated to Pink Floyd. Jahil, a Pink Floyd tribute band, will rock the gazebo at the weekly summer concert series. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic and contemplate the dark side of the moon, or just sing about it.
The English Beat June 22, 8 p.m. Prince Music Theater 1412 Chestnut St. $25, 215-970-1000 www.princemusictheater.org The English Beat a.k.a. The Beat a.k.a. The British Beat is a legend in the ska community and have been making highly influential music since the late ’70s. Although they have only released three studio albums, all in the early 1980s, they’ve maintained a cult following and still tour today with original frontman Dave Wakeling. They’ve released many singles, including “Mirror in the Bathroom,” Too Nice to Talk to” and “Hands Off, She’s Mine.”
3rd on Third and “Frozen” Friday, 5-8 p.m. Third Street, Oxford, Pa. www.oxfordpa.org Stroll downtown Oxford’s music, art and shopping scene and don’t forget to grab dinner at the town’s monthly 3rd on Third. Then head down 3rd Street to Oxford Memorial Park, where “Frozen” starts at 8:30 p.m. for a free movie under the stars.
‘Liberty 360’ Saturday-June 29 Historic Philadelphia Center Sixth and Chestnut streets $6, 215-629-4026 www.historicphiladelphia.org Historic Philadelphia is bringing the 18th century to the 21st century with a 360-degree, 3D film. “Liberty 360” surrounds the audience in a panoramic lesson of the history of Philadelphia and the symbols of freedom. The film will be shown in the new state-of-the-art theater at the Historic Philadelphia Center.
Kevin Meaney and Jimmy Graham Friday, 8 p.m. Valley Forge Casino 1160 First Ave., King of Prussia $30, 610-768-3179 www.vfcasino.com Emmy Award winner Kevin Meaney is one of the country’s most popular standup comedians, with gigs on Comedy Central’s “Comics on Delivery,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and “Late Night with Conan O'Brien,” among others. He headlines along with Jimmy Graham, whose two-decade comedy career spans national tours, TV appearances and radio.
ComedySportz Saturday-June 28 Adrienne Theatre 2030 Sansom St. $15, 215-567-2848 www.adriennelive.org If you’re a fan of improv comedy and “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” ComedySportz is going to blow your mind. Two teams of “act-letes” go head to head in ad libbed theater games. The show is meant to be enjoyed by families and since it’s all made up on the sport, you’re guaranteed to never see the same performance twice.
FOOD & DRINK
Chester County Homebrew Festival Saturday, 6-10 p.m. West Chester Elks Lodge #853 401 W. Washington St., West Chester $35 www.chestercountybrewfest.com Celebrate the bounty of homebrew masters with an evening of music, food and, most importantly, locally home-brewed beer. Tickets include a buffet dinner, live music by the Rob Perna Band and a souvenir glass to wash it all down. Fifteen home brewers will compete for your vote for best at the fest.