Looking for fun, interesting things to do in Philly this week? We’ve got you covered with Ed Rendell, Childish Gambino, the debut of Philly Vegan Restaurant Week and more.
Things to do in Philly this week
Thomas is Titanic
Thomas Choinacky the man behind the SoLow Festival of solo and theatrical performance art shows presents a new, self-penned tale. The new tale “explores the secrets I kept from my family, which included my “Titanic” and Kate Winslet obsessions and diving into imaginary worlds while ignoring the queerdo that I really was.” This show is part of Simpatico Theatre Projectx’s 4Solo event.
Sept 19 – 29. Times vary, Proscenium at the Drake, 302 S Hicks St. Pay what you can, fringearts.com
Philly Vegan Restaurant Week
Surprisingly, this is our city’s first dedicated restaurant week to all things vegan, veggie and plant-based. Fifteen restaurants offer three-course, vegan meals with a portion of its proceeds donated to the local nonprofit Peace Advocacy Network.
Sept. 17-22, times and locations vary, $35+, phillyvrw.com
While Donald Glover conquers the Emmys with “Atlanta” on FX, the film world with his take on Lando Calrissian for “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” his sonic alter ego, Childish Gambino is ruling the airwaves. From hits like “This is America,” this show is an event you will not want to miss.
Sept 18, 7:30 p.m., Wells Fargo Center, 3601 Broad St., $49-50+, wellsfargocenterphilly.com
Hercules & Love Affair
As far as old school, four-on-the-floor disco with a new school ambiance and smarmy worldview go, Hercules & Love Affair is your go-to soundtrack for dancing and griping.
Sept 19, 8 p.m. The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia, 25 E. Allen St. $25, thefillmorephilly.com
PA Blue’s Victory Fund “Blue Plate Special” fundraiser
Join one-time Mayor and Governor Ed Rendell on his culinary adventure with catering master Steve Poses and nearly 40 of the city’s chefs, restauranteurs and distillers for fun, good food and funding.
Sept. 17, 7:30p.m., Franklin Institute, 222 N 20th St, $150+, pabluevictory.org