Guide to what’s happening in Philly this week



with O’Brother
Tonight, 7:30
$18, The Electric Factory
421 N. Seventh St.

The Smokers Club Tour with Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T.
Tonight, 8
The Trocadero
1003 Arch St.

Friday, 8 p.m.
$50, The Electric Factory
421 N. Seventh St.

with Icebird and Lushlife
Friday, 8:30 p.m.
$15-$17, Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.

The Fleeting Ends
with Desert Noises and She Came Crashing
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
$8, Kung Fu Necktie
1248 N. Front St.

Minus the Bear
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
The Electric Factory
$20, 421 N. Seventh St.

Viva Brother
with Motopony and The Upwelling
Sunday, 8 p.m.
$12, Johnny Brenda’s
1201 N. Frankford Ave.

Wild Flag
with Eleanor Friedberger
Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.
$15, Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.

NOFX & Anti-Flag
with Old Man Markley
Wednesday, 7 p.m.
$25, The TLA
334 South St.

Food & Drink

Tryst Cocktail Workshops
Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
$25, 1523 Walnut St.
Le Bec Fin’s new downstairs bar is now hosting workshops with resident cocktail creator Erik Lombardo and sommelier Cristine Bruno. Next week, it’s all about the Manhattan, Oct. 26 belongs to bubbly, Nov. 2 is Old Fashioneds.

Behind Belle’s Bar
Tonight, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Village Belle
757 S. Front St.
Special guests from Yards Brewery are stopping by to suggest pairings (available for $11 a la carte) and talk brews.

Spiced Apple Sundays at Chaddsford Winery
Through Oct. 30
632 Baltimore Pike
Hello, harvest season! Stop by for hot mulled spiced apple wine, tastings and live music. BYO picnic basket.


Philadelphia Orchestra Opening Night
Tonight, 7
Irvine Auditorium
Soprano Deborah Voigt joins the orchestra to open the season; Charles Dutoit conducts.

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours
Saturday and Sunday
For part two of the annual tours, artists east of Broad Street open their doors and invite you to peek at works in progress. Visit the website for participants.


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