Guide to what’s happening in Philly this week


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Tonight and Friday,

8:30 p.m.

$20, Union Transfer

Foo Fighters

with Social Distortion and Joy Formidable

Tonight, 7 p.m.

$35-$55, The Wells Fargo Center

Anthrax and Testament

with Death Angel

Tonight, 8 p.m.

$25, The Electric Factory

Manchester Orchestra

Friday, 8 p.m.

$18, The Electric Factory

Kurt Vile & The Violators

with Blues Control and Far-Out Fangtooth

Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

$14-$15, Union Transfer

Joe Bonamassa

Saturday, 8 p.m.

$40-$50, The Academy of Music



Sunday, 9:15 p.m.

$13, Johnny Brenda’s


with Basia Bulat

Sunday, 8 p.m.

$25, The Electric Factory

Das Racist

with Despot

Tuesday, 7 p.m.

$15, The TLA

The Kooks

Tuesday, 7 p.m.

SOLD OUT, The Trocadero

Katie Kerzig

with Butterfly Boucher

Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

$10-$12, Johnny Brenda’s


Arcadia’s fall denim brunch

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

819 N. Second St.

What’s even better than weekend pancakes? Allow us: 25 percent off all jeans, reduced denim under $50, complimentary hems and mimosas at Arcadia’s NoLibs outpost.

Laurentius Salon anniversary

Through Nov. 30

815 Christian St.

Laurentius Salon is celebrating four years, and they decided to pass the birthday presents your way. Through Monday, book a Balinese-Ginger pedicure for 40 percent off. Then, Nov. 15-20 you can drop in for 20 percent off a haircut, before stopping back Nov. 22-30 for a complimentary volumizing treatment with any hair service. Happy birthday to us.



Through Sunday

$40-$98, The Liacouras Center

This show from Cirque du Soleil tells the story of a young, bored girl who escapes to an imaginary world. Considering the world is inhabited by Cirque du Soleil acrobats, contortionists, aerial artists and jugglers, we’re betting she’s anything but bored there.

‘The Haves and the Have Nots’

Tuesday through Nov. 20

$35-$52, The Merriam Theater

This play from Tyler Perry follows a wealthy family who wants for nothing and knows no other way — until their housekeeper asks for help, and they’re forced to take a look at the many forms poverty can take.

Food & drink

The Craft Beer Express

Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

$10 for shuttle tickets

Bars across the city are teaming up for this 10-hour pub crawl — and thankfully, they chartered a bus so you’re not actually crawling come 7 p.m. Johnny Brenda’s and The P.O.P.E. in one night? Don’t even pretend like you’re usually that ambitious of a drunk.


Michael Ian Black

Friday, 8 p.m.

$20, The Trocadero

After filming his comedy special at the Troc last year, Michael Ian Black is back with his “Black is White” tour. Also of note: Philly’s Doogie Horner — who you should really know by now for a variety of reasons, but sure, let’s go with “America’s Got Talent” — rounds out the bill.


Mike Tanier: ‘The Philly Fan’s Code’

Monday, 7:30 p.m.

The Free Library

The New York Times sportswriter discusses his latest book, which profiles 50 athletes from the last 50 years of Philly sports.

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