Guide to what’s happening in Philly this week


Nick Millevoi

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

Highwire Gallery

2040 Frankford Ave., $6

The local guitarist (Many Arms, Archer Spade) is releasing his first solo album, “Black Figure of a Bird,” a collection of 12-string pieces.

Tim Kasher

Thursday, 9 p.m

Johnny Brenda’s, $12

Tim Kasher — the frontman of Cursive and The Good Life — is on the road solo. Also on stage that night are Aficionado and Laura Stevenson and the Cans.


South Street Indie Summer Film Series

Aug. 24 and 31

7:30 p.m.

Headhouse Shambles at Second Street

If you haven’t made it to this free outdoor screening series, there are two more before the season wraps up: A showcase of Temple students’ shorts (Aug. 24) and “The September Issue” (Aug. 31). Local businesses are offering discounts, including Headhouse Cafe (122 Lombard St.), where the way-better-than-popcorn offerings include $4 wine and $5 well drinks.


Selena Gomez Meet-and-Greet

Friday, 11:30 a.m. to

12:30 p.m.

Kmart, 901 Market St.

The Disney star/Bieber bait is introducing her fall “Dream Out Loud” collection. The first 100 customers will have the chance to meet her for an autograph, and everyone gets coupons for back-to-school shopping. Later that night, she plays at the Mann Center with The Scene (visit for ticket info).

Arcadia Annual Warehouse Sale

Friday through Sunday

819 N. Second St.

Before they close up shop for a little late-summer vacation, Arcadia is hosting a gigantic warehouse-style sale at their NoLibs location to make room for chilly weather must-haves. Spring and summer clothing, shoes and accessories are starting at $25, while everything else —including, lucky you, new fall arrivals — is 15 percent off.

Going out


Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 a.m.

Various locations

Pay as you go

It’s easy to support this annual benefit for local HIV/AIDS awareness organizations — all you need to do is visit some of the participating bars, restaurants and coffee shops next Thursday. On our list: Cocktails at XIX, brews at City Tap House and spiked milkshakes at PYT. No judging — it’s for charity!

‘Can of Wheat’ Dinner

Tuesday from 5 p.m.

Percy Street Barbecue

900 South St., $50

Chef Erin O’Shea is pairing up some of Percy Street’s 60 cans of craft and domestic beers with four courses of her Southern-inspired barbecue. Fried peaches with black-pepper ice cream and Avery White Rascal? Here’s hoping dessert is served first.


‘Let Me Tell You About a Dream I Had’

Saturday and Sunday 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Schuylkill River Banks Free

Performed aboard seven sculpture boats floating in the Schuylkill, this evening of music and theater is presented by the Miss Rockaway Armada collective. The project will surface several more times before arriving at the Philadelphia Art Alliance in late September; for more info, visit

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