Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend
The Art and Architecture of Laurel Hill Cemetery
Saturday, 1 p.m.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
3822 Ridge Ave.
The Laurel Hill Cemetery is hosting a walking tour showcasing the exquisite monuments by noted architects John Notman, William Strickland, Frank Furness and others. Explore grave markers, urns, obelisks and crosses that were created over the span of two centuries. Enjoy the gloom and beauty of this legendary cemetery.
‘Video in the Villages’
Thursday, 6 p.m.
3260 South St.
Get a close look at the cultural life of some of the tribes in the Amazonian region of Brazil, with in depth perspectives few people have ever seen before. This film screening is a compilation of short films from the Brazilian media collective Video Nas Aldeias, selected by Elizabeth Weatherford, curator of film and video at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.
Thursday, 7 p.m.
334 South St.
One of the biggest bands from the pop-punk movement of the ’90s is stopping in Philly on their “So Long, Astoria” reunion. It features the lineup from their most successful album, also called “So Long, Astoria” — the album turns 10 this year.
Thursday, 8 p.m.
1201 N. Frankford Ave.
Nicole Atkins is a singer/songwriter from Asbury Park, N.J. Her dark, throaty vibrato has been featured on “Late Show with David Letterman” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien.” Fresh off her South by Southwest performance, she is touring in support of her new album, “Slow Phaser,” which came out earlier this year.
Start Making Sense: Talking Heads Tribute
Saturday, 9 p.m.
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
This sevn-piece band pays homage to the ’80s new wave, art punk Talking Heads. Expect to hear a set list spanning the Heads entire discography and their live shows recreated to the fullest.
Thursday, 7:30 p.m.
291 N. Keswick Ave.
The Emmy winning comedian is landing at the Keswick. Sykes is ranked as one of “Entertainment Weekly”’s 25 Funniest People and has been on many TV shows, such as HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and — of course — “Wanda Sykes: Sick & Tired.”
FOOD & DRINK
Spring House Night
Thursday, 4 p.m.
1114 Frankford Ave.
No cover, 215-634-4400
The home of 25-cent vintage arcade games is welcoming Spring House Brewing from Lancaster to serve their brews straight to you. Specials on tap include Big Gruesome, a chocolate peanut butter stout, Satan’s Bake Sale, a mint chocolate chip stout, Lil’ Gruesome,a peanut butter jelly stout and five other specialty craft beers.
Tasting and the Collection: French Wines
Friday, 7 p.m.
2025 Ben. Franklin Pkwy.
$30 for members, $50 for non-members
Keeping it classy as always, the Barnes is hosting a wine tasting, paired with a viewing of Henri Matisse’s “The Dance.” Five French wines will be served.
Surviving the Wild
Saturday, 10 a.m.
515 Painter Rd.
$15 for members, $20 for non-members
The Tyler Arboretum is a hosting a four-hour hands-on workshop that will teach the basics of wilderness survival. Hosted by former Army officer Mark Steele, who knows his way around mountains, woods, jungles and deserts. This is your chance to learn what you’ve seen on survival TV shows.
3rd Annual East Coast Beard and Mustache Competition
Saturday, 8 p.m.
334 South St.
There will be no 5 o’clock shadow at the TLA this Saturday. Don’t miss a chance to see record-breaking facial hair and styled moustaches that defy gravity. This facial hair goes way beyond being too lazy to shave.