Guide to what’s happening in Philly this week

J. Cole is at the Electric Factory on Wednesday.


Saves the Day and Bayside
Tonight and Friday,
6:30 p.m., $18-$22
The Trocadero

Beats Antique with Filastine
Tonight, 8
$15, The TLA

James Blake
Saturday, 9 p.m.
$21-$23, The Trocadero

with VHS or Beta
Sunday, 7 p.m.
$18, The TLA

with Pat Jordache
and Les Blondettes
Sunday, 8 p.m.
$15, Union Transfer

The Rosebuds
Monday, 9 p.m.
$12, Johnny Brenda’s

Cuddle Magic
with The Life and Times and Deleted Scenes
Tuesday, 9 p.m.
$10-$12, Johnny Brenda’s

Langhorne Slim with Dan Mangan
Wednesday, 8 p.m.
$15, Union Transfer

J. Cole
Wednesday, 8 p.m.
$29, The Electric Factory


‘August: Osage County’
Through Oct. 30
$29-$48, Arden Theatre Company
40 N. Second St.
Directed by Terrence J. Nolen, this Pulitzer Prize-winning, darkly humorous play by Tracy Letts listens in on an impromptu family dinner summoned by a drug-addicted mother after the father disappears.

Projects Gallery: ‘Abstraction’
Opening reception Friday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
629 N. Second St.
This juried exhibition is the first in a series at the gallery that will explore a variety of genres in contemporary art.

Food & Drink

Ristorante Panorama benefit
Sunday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
$120, 14 North Front St.
This four-course wine-tasting dinner kicks off with a sparkling wine recession; proceeds benefit March of Dimes.

Westmont Farmers Market’s Fall Festival
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Haddon and Stratford   avenues, Haddon Twp.
In addition to seasonal produce and fall treats, the market will host kid activities, live music, games and an apple pie contest that we’d be happy to judge.

Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Philadelphia Bar
& Restaurant
120 Market St.
The Old City restaurant is converting its sidewalk into a beer garden serving up more than a dozen local German-style brews and street food.


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Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

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U.S. Soccer

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Jerry Reese confident with Giants, skipping countdown clocks…

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Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.


Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.


Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

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Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.