MUSIC

Ezra Furman

Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

MilkBoy Philly

1100 Chestnut St.

$10 - $12, 215-925-6455

www.milkboyphilly.com

The lead singer of rock band Ezra Furman and the Harpoons will be flying solo for this performance. Furman’s one-man work is a little more folk, sporting piano, clarinet and glockenspiel. 

 

Hale

Friday, 9 p.m.

Johnny Brenda’s 

1201 N. Frankford Ave. 

$10, 215-739-9684

www.johnnybrenda’s.com 

This alternative rock band from the Philippines has been on the scene since 2004 and will bring their downtempo alternative rock to Fishtown. They earned some nominations in the early 2000s, so you’ll likely recognize some of their tunes. 

 

Mad Decent Block Party

Saturday, 3:15 p.m.

Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

Columbus Blvd. and Spring Garden St.

$54.75, info@maddecent.com

www.maddecent.com 

Get ready to rock out at this annual block party with four DJs playing techno and hip-hop, including Dirty South Joe, Giraffage, Keys N Krates and Major Lazor.  

 

MUSEUMS

First Friday: Your Brain on Music

Friday, 5 p.m.

Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut St.

Free, 215-925-2222

www.chemheritage.org

Ever wondered what really goes on inside your head when you listen to music? Sure, you can feel the beat and sing along, but the Chemical Heritage Foundation will explain what happens to the neurons in your brain when you jam to Led Zeppelin or relax with Beethoven. 

 

THEATER

‘Othello’

Saturday to Aug. 22 

Malcolm X Memorial Park 

52nd and Pine streets

Free, fortheloveoftheater@gmail.com

www.theatreinthex.com 

Theatre in the X brings you an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s tale of love, jealousy, betrayal and revenge. Bring your own lawn chair or lay a blanket on the grass and enjoy the show in the pavilion in the middle of the park. 

 

‘At the Flash’ 

Friday to Sunday 

Plays and Players Theater

1714 Delancey Place

$25, 215-627-1088

www.quinceproductions.com

LGBT Theater Festival GayFest! bring us this one-man play about the reopening of a gay bar called The Flash. It unfolds around five characters: a married man, a drag queen, a club kid, a lesbian activist and the bar’s owner. 

 

FESTIVALS

Night Market Lancaster Avenue

Thursday, 6 p.m.

35th St. and Lancaster Ave. 

Pay as you go, 267-777-5853

www.thefoodtrust.org

The Food Trust’s rotating Night Market comes back to Lancaster Ave. for an evening of indulging in way too much food from some of the city’s tastiest food trucks. And yes, there will be plenty of beer options as well. 

 

Pennsylvania Dutch Festival 

Thursday to Saturday

Reading Terminal Market

51 N. 12th St.

Free, 215-922-2317

www.readingterminalmarket.org 

Take a trip to Amish Country at the Market during this three-day fest. Come for the traditional food and handmade crafts; stay for the buggy rides, horse-drawn carriages, live music and petting zoo. 

 

Peach Festival 

Saturday and Sunday

Peddler’s Village

Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, Bucks County

Pay as you go, 215-794-4000

www.peddlersvillage.com 

This peach-filled weekend at Peddler’s Village features peach pie eating contests, shopping deals, live music and activities to keep the kids entertained. Bite into sweet peaches grown in Bucks County’s own Bechdolt’s Orchards.