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.


Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking


K-9 nose helps capture $150K in cocaine at…

A furry, four-legged security agent helped authorities stop an illegal cocaine shipment from sneaking past JFK customs.


Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after…

A man and his two sons were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after the man sent a tweet complaining about being treated rudely by a gate agent.


Man sues hospital after surprise penis amputation

An Alabama man who went in to a hospital last month for a circumcision awoke after surgery to find his penis had been amputated, his lawyer said on Thursday.


Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…


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Going Out

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Shia LaBeouf disorderly conduct case pushed to September

A judge on Thursday adjourned until September the disorderly conduct and harassment case against actor Shia LaBeouf, who was charged with disturbing a Broadway theater…


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U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…


NBA great LeBron James sends 800 cupcake apologies…

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Jerry Reese confident with Giants, skipping countdown clocks…

Last year, Giants GM Jerry Reese installed a countdown clock in the locker room to inspire Big Blue to play in their own stadium for Super Bowl XLVIII.


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…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.


Essie's new Color Boutique

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