8 things to do in Philadelphia this weekend, August 20-23



Adia Victoria

Friday, 9 p.m.

Johnny Brenda’s

1201 N. Frankford Ave.

$10, 215-739-9684


This Nashville-based songwriter brings true country grit. Her initial release, “Stuck in the South,” showed off a raw voice that will undoubtedly make some serious imprints on the music scene.

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Country Music Festival

Saturday, noon

Bob and Barbara’s

1509 South St.

Free, 215-545-4511


Bob and Barbara’s might be best known for drag shows and cItywides, but this weekend head to the dive for a country music fest, organized by WXPN. Line dance (or just regular dance) to country bands of all flavors, including Hurricane Hoss, John Francis, The Punkabillys and more.

Foxtrot & the Get Down

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Boot and Saddle

1131 S. Broad St.

$10, 267-639-4528


This quartet sports a soulful vibe in their vocals, blues in their guitar licks and rock in their drum grooves. They initially made some solid impressions on the music-listening world with their first EP, “Sold the Soul.” They’ll be sure to rock this South Philly standing room venue.

DIVAs Simply Singing

Saturday, 8 p.m.

Dell Music Center

2400 Strawberry Mansion Drive in Fairmount Park

$25-$55, 215-685-9560


Broadway’s Sheryl Lee Ralph is celebrating the 25th year of her Divinely Inspired Victoriously Alive Foundation benefit show for HIV/AIDS awareness and education. DIVAs in the lineup feature R&B singer Alyson Williams, Meli’sa Morgan, Faith Evans and more.


Magical Mosaics Walking Tour

Magic Gardens

Saturday and Sunday, noon. and 4 p.m.

1020 South St.

$6-$10, 215-7330390


Join a rare walking tour through Isaiah Zagar’s gleaming labyrinth of mosaic art, lead by a Magic Gardens staffer who will describe the techniques used, as well as stories associated with Zagar’s luminous craft.


‘The Incredibles’

Friday, dusk

Clark Park

4398 Chester Ave.

Free, 215-243-0555


Our pick for outdoor movies this week is Pixar’s tale about a family of retired superheroes who get called back into action. Dress up like your favorite superhero and you might just win a prize from Locust Moon Comics. Bring along a blanket or camping chair.


Summer Festivus

Thursday, 4 p.m.

Franklin Square

Race Street between Sixth and Seventh streets

Free, 215-629-4026


Ring in (or lament) the end of summer with this annual festival in Franklin Square, featuring food trucks and a pop-up beer garden from Frankford Hall.


‘Much Ado About Nothing’

Thursday to Aug. 30

The Powel House

244 S. Third St.

$15, 215-925-2251


The Mechanical Theater is putting on Shakespeare’s comedic tale of Benedick and Beatrice. A telephone game of gossip tricks them into professing their love for each other — but they’re not the only ones who get caught up in rumors.

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