Riverside Concert Series: Blackbird Society Orchestra
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Glen Foerd on the Delaware
5001 Grant Ave.
Kick back and enjoy snacks from the Dining Car as the Blackbird Society Orchestra plays 1920s hot jazz, pop, swing and blues. Some of the band’s influences include Eddie Lang, Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong. Picnics are welcome.
Friday, 8 p.m.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
Blues and Rockabilly meet 1960s rock and roll in the music of Eilen Jewell. Her downtempo ballads run a nice contrast to her riveting rock songs, infused with image-evoking lyrics and saucy riffs. She released her fifth album in May, “Sundown over Ghost Town,” including some of her most personal songs to date.
The Danger O’s
Saturday. 8:30 p.m.
Boot and Saddle
1131 S. Broad St.
The Danger O’s are an under the radar power pop outfit in Philadelphia, but have been making music since 2007. The band recently released their third album, “The Danger O’s Turn it Up,” drawing influence from ’70s pop bands like Big Star and Cheap Trick and ’90s groups like Pavement and Built to Spill.
‘Closer than Ever’
Through July 25, 7:30 p.m.
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 N. American St.
This Philadelphia-flavored production centers on insightful songs about life after your 20s. Four of Philly’s extremely talented performers tell tales about love, happiness and finding yourself in this simultaneously amusing and moving musical directed by Rob Henry.
Thursday, 5 p.m.
PlayPenn, URBN Annex at Drexel University
3401 Filbert St.
In this play by Genne Murphy, Dee is caring for her sickly mother when she discovers a lost girl with amnesia in the abandoned glass factory behind her house. The thing is, the girl is 30 feet tall. Dee and the giantess work together to figure out where she came from.
Art After 5
Friday, 5:45 p.m.
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Ben Franklin Pkwy.
Music, dance, cabaret and art are the ingredients in this evening at the PMA. This week, enjoy the music of Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Papo Gely y Timbalona. His beautiful love songs built on Latin American rumba beats will undoubtedly inspire dancing.
LUXE: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Fashion
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.
National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut St.
This fashion event will feature pop-up boutiques from more than 20 jewelry and clothing designers, with their for-sale goods on display throughout the museum. There’s also a VIP preview party ($25) on Friday from 6 to 10 p.m.
‘She Said Boom’: The Story of the Fifth Column
Thursday, 7 p.m.
3701 Chestnut St.
Free to $9, 215-387-5125
“She Said Boom” tells the story of a group of young female artists in 1980s Toronto who banded together to use music, film and self-publication to combat artistic conventions, gender ideas and homophobia. Their local work progressed into world-wide political and artistic movements. The film benefits Girls Rock Philly.
Screenings Under the Stars: ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Thursday, 8:30 p.m.
Great Plaza at Penn’s Landing
Chestnut Street and Columbus Boulevard
See L. Frank Baum’s fantastic tale of Dorothy’s adventures in the land of Oz on the big screen. Be sure to arrive early, as seats tend to fill up quickly.
Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe
Through Sept. 7
National Constitution Center
525 Arch St.
$8 - $14.50, 215-409-6700
This exhibit features over 70 photographs of John F. Kennedy, his wife and their children. Jacques Lowe, Kennedy’s personal photographer, documented not only his presidency, but never-before-seen shots of the family in their home.
Greg Dunn: Mind Illuminated
Through Dec. 31
19 S. 22nd St.
The artwork of Philadelphia artist and neuroscientist Greg Dunn join the museum’s popular cranial exhibits. Dunn’s passion for minimalistic scroll and screen paintings from the Japanese Edo period combine with his love of neuroscience to make exquisite depictions of neurons, the cells that make up the human brain.