Guide to what’s happening in Philly this week



Tomorrow, 8 p.m.

The Mann Center


The R&B singer/songwriter is on tour with his latest album, “Intimacy.” Along for the ride: special guests Melanie Fiona and Kelly Price.

Blink 182 and My Chemical Romance

Saturday, 7 p.m.

The Susquehanna Bank Center


Holy high school! This strange pop-punk pairing seems a little out of nowhere in 2011, but if that Blink bunny is still hopping, why not?

Lupe Fiasco

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

$30-$49, The Mann


Fiasco’s L.A.S.E.R.S. tour also features Big Sean, Miguel and Tinie Tempah.

The Dropkick Murphys

Sunday, 8 p.m.

$30, The Electric Factory

If you’re young and/or fit enough to be on the floor for this one, consider us jealous.


‘Back to the Place I First Left You’

Through Saturday

$10-$20, fidgetspace

Dancer, choreographer and fidgetspace artist-in-residence David Konyk’s new work explores the costumes, lighting, props and space that contribute to the movements of dance.

Danco on Danco

Tomorrow and Saturday

8 p.m.

$25-$30, The Painted Bride

Philadelphia Dance Co.’s annual showcase features works by apprentice companies, including some new pieces.

‘You Are Not Alone’ opening reception

Saturday, 6-10 p.m.

Midwives Collective & Gallery

1241 Carpenter St.

Featuring photographs by Kathy McLean as well as music, performance art and spoken word performers.


Clark Park Fall Equinox Festival

Saturday, Noon

43rd St. and Baltimore Ave.

After that July, we’re totally OK with bringing autumn in for a big old pumpkin pie-scented hug. Clark Park’s all-day party includes live music, food, performing arts and kids activities.

Food and drink

Center City District Restaurant Week

Sept. 18-23

If you haven’t taken advantage of Restaurant Week’s sweet deals ($35 for dinner, $20 for lunch), there’s still time to make reservations for week two at the 120-plus participating restaurants.

Brews, Blues and BBQ

Saturday, 1-5 p.m.

or 6-10 p.m.

The Electric Factory


The concept here is pretty simple: You’ve got four hours to down as many of the 100 or so craft beers as you can between sampling the brisket, chicken and ribs from local restaurants competing in the cook-off — unless you buy tickets to both sessions, in which case you have eight hours — and some potential issues on Sunday.

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