Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend

AWARDS SHOW

Tri State Indie Music Awards

Chill Moody is performing at the Tri State Indie Music Awards.
Chill Moody is performing at the Tri State Indie Music Awards.
Credit: Terence Moody

Sunday, Feb. 16, 6-9:30 p.m.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
$20 general admission, $50 VIP
215-222-1400
http://www.tristateindie.com/

Celebrating its third year, The Tri State Indie Music Awards features a variety of music not featured in the mainstream music world. Categories such as Indie Rock Band of the Year and New Music Venue of the year are voted on by fans online. Performers include local acts Chill Moody, The Deadmen, The Lawsuits, Maitland, Ali Wadsworth, Flux Capacitor and more.

VALENTINE’S DAY

Stop Light Party: The Late Night Valentine

Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 p.m-6 a.m.
Lit Ultrabar
460 N. 2nd St.
$20, 215-238-0170
http://www.litultrabar.com/

Lit Ultrabar is hosting a Valentine’s Day party and they’re asking you to follow their dress code. Stop Light Party attire is green for single, yellow for in a complicated relationship and red for in a relationship. Don’t get caught in traffic.

Love at the Barnes

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Friday, Feb. 14, 6:30-9 p.m.
Barnes Foundation
2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
$30, members $24; 215-278-7000
http://www.barnesfoundation.org/

Get some lovin’ at The Barnes Foundation this Valentine’s Day. Admire an exquisite collection of Post-Impressionist and early Modern paintings and art as well as an intimate performance by cellist Daniel De Jesus. For dessert: Chocolate and champagne.

COMEDY 

Rory Scovel

Thursday-Saturday
Helium Comedy Club
2031 Sansom St.
$16-$26, 215-496-9001
http://www.heliumcomedy.com/

Show your sweetheart you have a sense of humor. Enjoy one of America’s young comedians, Rory Scovel. He’s been featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Conan and also Comedy Central Half Hour Presents. He had an impressive 2013, being featured on The Nerdist and The Pete Holmes Show.

BEER

Dogfish Head Barroom Blitz

Saturday, Feb. 15, Noon

Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave.
No Cover Charge
215-739-9684
http://www.johnnybrendas.com/

Get blitzed at Johnny Brenda’s, featuring many limited quantity drafts from Dogfish Head. Among the many beers featured is the Johnny Cask 75 Minute IPA, which features a blend of 60 and 90 minute IPA’s re-fermented in cask with maple syrup.

FILM

Free to Love: Cinema of the Sexual Revolution

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Friday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
The Ibrahim Theater at International House
3701 Chestnut St.
$9, 215-387-5125
http://ihousephilly.org/

Featured Friday night at The Ibrahim Theater is Woody Allen’s film, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (But Were Afraid to Ask)”. The film is inspired by the controversial book of the same name, written by Dr. David Reuben and features performances by Burt Reynolds and Gene Wilder. This program contains adult content.

EXHIBIT

Paleopalooza

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Saturday, Feb. 15 and Sunday, Feb. 16
The Academy of Natural Sciences
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Free with General Admission
215-299-1000
http://www.ansp.org/

Bring the kids to The Academy of Natural Sciences this weekend for Paleopalooza, a two-day festival of fossils. With more than dozen attractions and activities, you can afford to be a lazy bones.

CIRCUS

Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey: The Greatest Show on Earth

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Thursday-Sunday, Feb. 16, Showtimes Vary
Wells Fargo Center
3601 S. Broad St.
$15-$80, 215-336-3600
www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

The Circus is coming to town this weekend. Fun for the whole family, including the all new Legends show. Highlighting the show are the latest creation of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, featuring creatures that can only be imagined, such as unicorns and woolly mammoths.

MUSIC

Skinny Puppy

Thursday, Feb. 13, 8 p.m.
The Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch St.
$27.50-$30, 215-922-6888
http://www.thetroc.com/

Influential industrial group Skinny Puppy will be stopping at the Trocadero this Thursday on their Live Shape For Arms Tour. They’re promoting their 15th studio album, “Weapon,” released in 2013.

The Black Angels and Roky Erickson

Sunday, Feb. 16, 8:30 p.m.
Union Transfer
1026 Spring Garden St.
$20, 215-232-2100
http://www.utphilly.com/

This is a show not to be missed, featuring The Black Angels, whos influences include Joy division and The Velvet Underground. Headlining at Union Transfer is Austin, Texas legendary rock and roll pioneer, Roky Erickson. Erickson has been labeled one by many to be an unsung hero in rock music. Artists of the 60’s such as Janis Joplin to new school noise pioneers Sonic Youth cite Erickson as an influence.



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