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Guide to what’s happening in Philly this week

Metro's guide to what's happening in Philadelphia this week.

Music

Ke$ha

Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing, $50

www.ticketmaster.com

Wake up in the morning feeling like P. Diddy? Get down to the river: Our favorite boozy bedhead is coming through with her “Get $leazy” tour. DJ, turn it up, blow the speakers up — we’re talking pedicures on our toes!

Bob Dylan

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.

The Mann Center,

$30-$70

www.ticketmaster.com

Don’t have Ke$ha tickets? Mr. Dylan — who is, sure, sick and sexyfied in his own way — is playing the Mann the same night.

Girls Rock Philly Showcase

Saturday, noon

World Cafe Live, $10

www.girlsrockphilly.org

Fifteen bands from the girls-only, totally rocking day camp perform their original material this weekend. Good luck, ladies!



Alkaline Trio

Saturday, 8 p.m.

The Trocadero, $21

www.ticketmaster.com

The punk rockers headline the Troc on a bill that also includes lovely local guys mewithoutyou.

Rock the Bells

Tuesday, 7 p.m.

$30, The TLA

www.ticketmaster.com

Raekwon, Ghost and Mobb Deep headline this hip-hop tour.

The War on Drugs

Thursday, 9 p.m.

Johnny Brenda’s, $12

www.johnnybrendas.com

The record release party for War on Drugs’ latest, “Slave Ambient,” will also feature sets by Cavemen and Tin Horses.

American Idols Live!

Wednesday, 7 p.m.

The Wells Fargo Center, $42-$62

www.wellsfargocenterphilly.com

The top 11 contestants from last season — including winner Scotty McCreery and fan fave Pia Toscano — perform without having to worry about being upstaged by Steven Tyler and company.

Arts

Big Art Show

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Pterodactyl, 3237 Ambler St., Free

www.bigartshow.com

Part gallery show, part art sale, this free art/music series is just as much a party. Get in touch via the website if you’d like to show your work (also free, because damn, these guys are nice).

GayFest

Friday through Aug. 28

The Shubin Theatre

407 Bainbridge St.

www.shubintheatre.com

This new LGBTQ theater festival features four Philly premieres: comedies “The Last Sunday in June,” “Devil Boys from Beyond” and “The Beebo Brinker Chronicles” as well the drama “Slipping.” Discount passes are available for multiple shows.



Food & Drink

Pennsylvania Dutch Festival

Through Saturday,

8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Reading Terminal Market

www.readingterminalmarket.org

Because if you’re going to eat fried dough, you may as well celebrate local traditions while you’re at it.

Cabo Wabo Tequila Dinner

Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m.

$55, reservations accepted

Distrito, 3945 Chestnut St.

www.distritorestaurant.com

How’s this for a summer send-off?

Chef de cuisine Maria Schmidt is pairing up fresh and feisty Mexican dishes with the pure agave azul tequila.

National Rum Day at Cuba Libre

Tuesday, 5-7 p.m.

10 S. Second St.

www.cubalibrerestaurant.com

Summer holidays, never change. In honor of National Rum Day, the Old City restaurant is offering half-price rums — pace yourself, they have 80 — and rum cocktails.

Movies

Movie Monday: ‘Your Highness’

Monday, 8 p.m.

The Trocadero, $3

www.thetroc.com

What are Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel and James Franco doing in this stoner medieval comedy??We’re blaming Danny McBride.

 
 
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