Guide to what’s happening in Philly this week

“Bye Bye Liver” is playing every Saturday night at Downey’s.


Gym Class Heroes
with The Dirty Heads
Tonight, 7:30
$20, The Electric Factory

with Ambassadors
Friday, 7 p.m.
$15, The TLA

Cyndi Lauper
with Dr. John
Friday, 8 p.m.
$49-$75, The Keswick Theatre

The Smashing Pumpkins
with Fancy Space People and Light FM
Saturday, 7 p.m.
$40-$65, Tower Theatre

The Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour
with New Found Glory
Saturday, 7 p.m.
$24, The Electric Factory

Portugal. The Man
with Alberta Cross
Sunday, 7 p.m.
$16, The TLA

The Civil Wars
Tuesday, 7 p.m.
$20-$22, The Trocadero

The Friendly Fires
with Theophilus London and Chad Valley
Tuesday, 8 p.m.
$15, Union Transfer

Making Time
Friday, 9 p.m. to 4 a.m.
$15, Voyeur
Warm up for next week’s Halloween bash with this week’s party, featuring
live sets from The Rapture, Metronomy and Still Corners.


Brian Posehn
Tonight, 8 p.m.
$24, The Trocadero
“The Sarah Silverman Program” comedian’s new album is, obviously, titled “Fart & Weiner” jokes. His debut album, 2006’s “Live in Nerd Rage,” will be free at the door.


‘Bye Bye Liver: The Philadelphia Drinking Play’
Opens Oct. 22, 9 p.m.
Downey’s Bar and Restaurant, 526 S. Front St.
The Pub Theater Company presents this satire on lovable drunks and their less-
than-lovable mornings, starring local sketch comics. To set the mood, you’re invited to chime in on games of “Never Have I Ever” and dig in to $10 buckets of beer.


Technology for Liberia Benefit
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
African American
Museum of Philadelphia
701 Arch St., $25
This concert, featuring Saycon Sengbloh from “The Color Purple,” benefits Technology for Liberia, a nonprofit dedicated to
providing students in Liberia with educational resources.

Food & Drink

Krispy Kreme and Beer Pairing
Tuesday, all day
Devil’s Den
1148 S. 11th St.
Krispy Kremes and beer are an almost too-decadent combo. But what if it’s for a good cause? South Philly’s Devil’s Den is pairing the addictive doughnuts up with craft beer in $10 flights — $4 of which benefits the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society and their work for the city’s abandoned
animals. Cinnamon bun doughnuts with Yards’ Thomas Jefferson Ale: Do it for the puppies.


Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.


Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.


OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…


Oval oasis: Summer of fun kicks off this…

A bold partnership between the Fairmount Park Conservancy and the city's Parks and Recreation Department is kicking off this weekend with family activities re-activating this unused public space.


Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."


'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…


Jimmy Rollins is key to Phillies success

When John Kruk was asked about what the Phillies need to contend for a playoff berth, the ESPN analyst said Jimmy Rollins needs to play like a MVP again.


Ben Revere lifts Phillies to avoid sweep

Ben Revere came through with a two-out RBI single against Atlanta’s tough lefthander Alex Wood.


Season wrap: 76ers make the grade

The 76ers opened the 2013-14 season with a victory over the Miami Heat. The Sixers closed the season with a win at Miami.


Fantasy basketball: Finding next year's NBA studs

Before we put the 2013-14 fantasy basketball season to bed, it’s worth thinking about next year’s breakouts while they’re fresh in our mind.


VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.


#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.


Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.


Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.