Guide to what’s happening in Philly this week


Radio 104.5 Block Party

Saturday, 4 p.m.

Free, The Piazza at Schmidt’s

The Airborne Toxic Event, The Naked and Famous and Panic Years play this month’s installment of the free summer music series.

Mad Decent Block Party

Sunday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Free, The Piazza at Schmidt’s

There’s no moon bounce (from what we can tell), but there will be performances by Diplo, Gang Gang Dance, Major Lazer, Das Racist, Curren$y and more.

Man Man

Friday, 7 p.m.

The Trocadero, $14

The Philly guys brought along the West Philadelphia Orchestra and Grandchildren for their homecoming at the Troc.

Taylor Swift

Saturday, 7 p.m.

Lincoln Financial Field


The hometown girl is back with her “Speak Now” world tour. (Note to all Berks County residents: If you’re as cute as Taylor Swift, we’ll grant you honorary Philly status, even if you date Jonas brothers and sing country pop.)


Tinto Tuesdays

Tuesdays from Aug. 16

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.,

114 S. 20th St.

Happy hour is about to get happier: Tinto’s new Basque-themed special will feature $2 small plates, a $5 cocktail, $4 wine, $2 select drafts and — are you really still thirsty? — half-priced sangria.

Varga Bar Crab Bake

Tuesday, noon to 9 p.m

$30 per person

10th and Spruce streets

Varga’s annual bake features special guests hardshell crabs, grilled oysters, lobster and crab steampots and oyster po’boys. A la carte options available; reservations accepted.

Wyebrook Farm Opening

Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.

150 Wyebrook Road, Honey Brook,


This new 335-acre sustainable farm will be open to the public this weekend with its first group of Freedom Ranger chickens for sale; eggs will also be available. To reserve your clean-conscience Sunday dinner ingredients, e-mail dean@



Opening reception Friday, 5 p.m to 9 p.m.

The Clay Studio

137-139 N. Second St.

To close summer, the Clay Studio introduces work from its new resident artists while celebrating the work of the departing class.

‘also, books’

Opening reception Friday, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Space 1026, 1026 Arch St.

The latest at Space 1026 features work by Beth Heinly, Lizz Hickey, Caroline Hwang and Aidan Koch.

‘Attack of CMYK!’

Opening reception Friday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

AXD Gallery

Featuring pieces by illustrators from The Autumn Society, this show is brought to you by the colors cyan, magenta, yellow and black — those most used by graphic artists, printmakers and illustrators.

Phreak N’ Queer

Arts & Music Festival opening party

Tonight, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Elena’s Soul Lounge

4912 Baltimore Ave.

This new LGBTQ festival debuts with the “Glitterbomb!” party, featuring live performances by Rainbow Destroyer, Erik Ransom, A Stick and Stone and more. Events run through Sunday; visit the fest’s Facebook page for more info.

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