Viral comedy stars, movies about crazy rich Asians and performances by local jazz legends all make this week wonderful. Here's your guide to all the best things to do in Philly this week.
Things to do in Philly this week
Within millennial comedy circles, John Crist is a must-see. Or at the very least, the viral caustic stand-up is a must tweet and-or view as he gets 300 million+ vid views for bits such as “Road Rage in the Church Parking Lot” or “BuzzFeed’s Signs You Grew Up Christian.” Guess, he’s not the religious type.
Aug. 13-14, 7 p.m., Helium Comedy Club, 2021 Sansom St., philadelphia.heliumcomedy.com
Night Out Restaurant Week
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The long successful, once-Center City focused concept of Restaurant Week comes to Fishtown, Northern Liberties and restaurants along the Delaware River (including eatery-boats such as the Moshulu) where diners get multi-course meals for a nicer-than-usual price. Plus, you get a coupon for SugarHouse Casino just for eating.
Aug. 13-19, various locations, nightoutrestaurantweek.com
Maybe their music tends to run towards the teen and tweens-focused, but the harmonies rendered by this all-vocal crew are gorgeous, sleek and precise.
Aug. 14, 8 p.m., BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd., Camden, N.J., $25+, ticketmaster.com
Crazy Rich Asians
Author Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel about the life of super wealthy “CRA” millennials comes to the big screen as a romantic comedy that’s equal parts “The Joy Luck Club” and “Meet the Parents.”
Opens Aug 15, UA Riverview Plaza Stadium 17, 1400 S Christopher Columbus Blvd., regmovies.com/theaters/ua-riverview-plaza-stadium-17
Philadelphia-born Albert "Tootie" Heath – the drumming brother and youngest sibling of this legendary local jazz family – makes a rare hometown appearance for one night at Chris. Miss this at your peril.
Aug. 15, 8 and 10 p.m., Chris Jazz Café, 1421 Sansom St., chrisjazzcafe.com