9 things to do in Philadelphia this weekend, Sept. 10 to 13

Jeff Elstone


Chelsea Wolfe

Thursday, 8 p.m.

Underground Arts

1200 Callowhill St.



Chelsea Wolfe’s music falls somewhere along the disparate lines of gothic, folk, electronic and metal. Many of her songs are experimental, with distorted guitars and blurry vocals. She cites filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, photographer Nan Goldin, and writers Ayn Rand and D.H. Lawrence as influences.

Natalia Zukerman and Edie Carey

Friday, 8 p.m.

Tin Angel

20 S. Second St.

$12, 215-928-0770


Natalia Zukerman’s style runs the gamut from rustic Americana to blues, jazz and swing. Her pure voice is a perfect complement to her intricate guitar playing. Edie Carey is also a seasoned guitar player, who writes pop-folk tunes. Both of these ladies come with genuine, introspective songs.


Saturday, 2 p.m.

Festival Pierat Penn’s Landing

Columbus Blvd. and Spring Garden St.

$60, 215-629-3200


This English rock band joins the Safe in Sound Festival with songs from their latest album, “London Road.” The music is steeped in rock, dubstep and electronica, made with acoustic and electronic instruments. Canadian DJ Datsik and electronic music producer Zomboy will headline the festival.

Chris Rattie and the Brush Valley Rumblers

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Connie’s Ric Rac

1132 S. Ninth St.

$10, 267-908-4311


Influenced by artists like Bruce Springsteen and Gillian Welch as well as old folk and blues, Chris Rattie and his band make very honest music, both vocally and instrumentally. Bosom Band and Vissoon will also take the stage at this small South Philly venue the same night.

Melissa Mitchell and the Sociables

Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut St.

$10 – $12, 215-222-1400


Melissa Mitchell plays rootsy pop on an acoustic guitar, her deep, soulful voice a perfect complement to her rhythms and melodies. She weaves her own experiences into the songs she writes. She has shared a stage with the Indigo Girls, k.d. lang and Rusted Root.


‘We All Need Some Help’

Through Sept. 17

Fergie’s Pub

1214 Sansom St.

$10, 215-413-1318


This comedy centers on nine criminals in a group therapy session. None of them think they’re guilty of their crimes, they’re all at each other’s throats — and they’re all played by the same actor. The play is a work of fiction, but real people are the inspiration for the characters. It’s part of the Fringe Festival.

‘901 Nowhere Street’

Through Sept. 17

Power Plant Productions

230 N. Bread St.

$20, 215-413-1318


In this film noir-style Fringe Festival play, an aspiring novelist finds herself in a world in which a private eye and publisher attempt to erase their past. Three leading women become entangled in a surreal power play, with fantasy taking the reins.


Kumail Nanjiani

Thursday, 7 p.m.

The Trocadero

1003 Arch St.

$20 – $25, 215-922-6888


This L.A.-based writer, actor and comedian has performed stand-up on “Conan,” “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” His 2013 special “Beta Male” gleaned accolades from Vulture, Village Voice and the Onion A.V. Club. He’s also a recurring character on “Portlandia.”


‘The King and the Mockingbird’

Saturday, 2 p.m.

International House

3701 Chestnut St.

$5, 215-387-5125


Loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale “The Shepherdess and the Chimney Sweep,” this 1980 animated French film is a beautiful work of art.

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