Music

Shellac with Helen Money

Tonight, 8 p.m.

$13, Union Transfer

www.utphilly.com

Ben Harper

Tonight, 8 p.m.

$40, The Electric Factory

www.ticketmaster.com

Grimm Legacy

with Goddamn Zombie

Tonight, 8 p.m.

$10, The Trocadero

www.ticketmaster.com

 

Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs with Brandi Carlile

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

$28-$48, The Mann Center

www.ticketmaster.com

Zeds Dead

Friday, 8 p.m.

$15, Union Transfer

www.utphilly.com

Blood Feathers

Friday, 8 p.m.

$10, Johnny Brenda’s

www.johnnybrendas.com

They Might Be Giants

Friday, 8 p.m.

$27, The TLA

www.livenation.com

The Bangles with Antigone Rising

Saturday, 8 p.m.

$22, The TLA

www.livenation.com

East Hundred

with Jenny Owen Youngs

Saturday, 8 p.m.

$10, Johnny Brennda’s

www.johnnybrendas.com

Food & Drink

Oktoberfest at Garces Trading Co.

Monday, 6:30 p.m.

1111 Locust St., $75

www.garcestradingcompany.com

This event pairs up a super-cozy, six-course German-inspired menu with six craft brews to kick the season off with plenty of autumn flavors. Sober vegetarians need not apply.

Avalon’s playoffs menu

Tuesdays through

Thursdays,

5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

78 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown

www.pastabistro.com

Can’t stand the idea of missing the first pitch? Avalon Pasta Bistro’s three-course early-bird menu ($20) is designed to get you fed and get you home before your date realizes what’s going on.

Fall cocktails at Rum Bar

2005 Walnut St.

215-751-0404

www.rum-bar.com

Warm up with this menu blending newbies (the Root Mango Lassi) as well as returning seasonal faves (the Pumpkin Pie and Bananas Foster martinis).

The Mini Trini rolls up

Every Monday and

Thursday,

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Love Park

www.calypsoch.com

Calypso owners Claudette Campbell and Iman Marcano-Sowell are taking their Trinidadian food on the road with their new, adorably-named food truck, The Mini Trini. You can catch up with them and their sweet potato fritters Mondays and Thursdays in Love Park. Follow @TheMiniTrini on Twitter for updates!

Festivals

RiverCity Festival

Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

Penn Treaty Park

www.rivercityfestival.org

Fishtown Neighborhood Association presents a day at Penn Treaty with kid activities, a 5K run, live music and the popular beer tent.

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