Guide to what’s happening in Philly this week

The Foo Fighters play the Wells Fargo Center tonight.

Music

State Radio
Tonight and Friday,    
8:30 p.m.
$20, Union Transfer
www.utphilly.com

Foo Fighters
with Social Distortion and Joy Formidable
Tonight, 7 p.m.
$35-$55, The Wells Fargo Center
www.livenation.com

Anthrax and Testament
with Death Angel
Tonight, 8 p.m.
$25, The Electric Factory
www.ticketmaster.com

Manchester Orchestra
Friday, 8 p.m.
$18, The Electric Factory
www.ticketmaster.com

Kurt Vile & The Violators
with Blues Control and Far-Out Fangtooth
Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
$14-$15, Union Transfer
www.utphilly.com

Joe Bonamassa
Saturday, 8 p.m.
$40-$50, The Academy of Music
www. kimmelcenter.org

Plaid
Sunday, 9:15 p.m.
$13, Johnny Brenda’s
www.johnnybrendas.com

Beirut
with Basia Bulat
Sunday, 8 p.m.
$25, The Electric Factory
www.ticketmaster.com

Das Racist
with Despot
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
$15, The TLA
www.livenation.com

The Kooks
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
SOLD OUT, The Trocadero
www.thetroc.com

Katie Kerzig
with Butterfly Boucher
Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.
$10-$12, Johnny Brenda’s
www.johnnybrendas.com

Style

Arcadia’s fall denim brunch
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
819 N. Second St.
www.arcadiaboutique.com
What’s even better than weekend pancakes? Allow us: 25 percent off all jeans, reduced denim under $50, complimentary hems and mimosas at Arcadia’s NoLibs outpost.

Laurentius Salon anniversary
Through Nov. 30
815 Christian St.
www.laurentiussalon.com
Laurentius Salon is celebrating four years, and they decided to pass the birthday presents your way. Through Monday, book a Balinese-Ginger pedicure for 40 percent off. Then, Nov. 15-20 you can drop in for 20 percent off a haircut, before stopping back Nov. 22-30 for a complimentary volumizing treatment with any hair service. Happy birthday to us.

Arts

‘Quidam’
Through Sunday
$40-$98, The Liacouras Center
www.liacourascenter.com
This show from Cirque du Soleil tells the story of a young, bored girl who escapes to an imaginary world. Considering the world is inhabited by Cirque du Soleil acrobats, contortionists, aerial artists and jugglers, we’re betting she’s anything but bored there.

‘The Haves and the Have Nots’
Tuesday through Nov. 20
$35-$52, The Merriam Theater
www.kimmelcenter.org
This play from Tyler Perry follows a wealthy family who wants for nothing and knows no other way — until their housekeeper asks for help, and they’re forced to take a look at the many forms poverty can take.

Food & drink

The Craft Beer Express
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
$10 for shuttle tickets
www.craftbeerexpress.com
Bars across the city are teaming up for this 10-hour pub crawl — and thankfully, they chartered a bus so you’re not actually crawling come 7 p.m. Johnny Brenda’s and The P.O.P.E. in one night? Don’t even pretend like you’re usually that ambitious of a drunk.

Comedy

Michael Ian Black
Friday, 8 p.m.
$20, The Trocadero
www.thetroc.com
After filming his comedy special at the Troc last year, Michael Ian Black is back with his “Black is White” tour. Also of note: Philly’s Doogie Horner — who you should really know by now for a variety of reasons, but sure, let’s go with “America’s Got Talent” — rounds out the bill.

Readings

Mike Tanier: ‘The Philly Fan’s Code’
Monday, 7:30 p.m.
The Free Library
www.freelibrary.org
The New York Times sportswriter discusses his latest book, which profiles 50 athletes from the last 50 years of Philly sports.



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