Guide to what’s happening in Philly this week


Shellac with Helen Money

Tonight, 8 p.m.

$13, Union Transfer

Ben Harper

Tonight, 8 p.m.

$40, The Electric Factory

Grimm Legacy

with Goddamn Zombie

Tonight, 8 p.m.

$10, The Trocadero

Ray LaMontagne and the Pariah Dogs with Brandi Carlile

Friday, 7:30 p.m.

$28-$48, The Mann Center

Zeds Dead

Friday, 8 p.m.

$15, Union Transfer

Blood Feathers

Friday, 8 p.m.

$10, Johnny Brenda’s

They Might Be Giants

Friday, 8 p.m.

$27, The TLA

The Bangles with Antigone Rising

Saturday, 8 p.m.

$22, The TLA

East Hundred

with Jenny Owen Youngs

Saturday, 8 p.m.

$10, Johnny Brennda’s

Food & Drink

Oktoberfest at Garces Trading Co.

Monday, 6:30 p.m.

1111 Locust St., $75

This event pairs up a super-cozy, six-course German-inspired menu with six craft brews to kick the season off with plenty of autumn flavors. Sober vegetarians need not apply.

Avalon’s playoffs menu

Tuesdays through


5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

78 W. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown

Can’t stand the idea of missing the first pitch? Avalon Pasta Bistro’s three-course early-bird menu ($20) is designed to get you fed and get you home before your date realizes what’s going on.

Fall cocktails at Rum Bar

2005 Walnut St.


Warm up with this menu blending newbies (the Root Mango Lassi) as well as returning seasonal faves (the Pumpkin Pie and Bananas Foster martinis).

The Mini Trini rolls up

Every Monday and


11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Love Park

Calypso owners Claudette Campbell and Iman Marcano-Sowell are taking their Trinidadian food on the road with their new, adorably-named food truck, The Mini Trini. You can catch up with them and their sweet potato fritters Mondays and Thursdays in Love Park. Follow @TheMiniTrini on Twitter for updates!


RiverCity Festival

Saturday, noon to 5 p.m.

Penn Treaty Park

Fishtown Neighborhood Association presents a day at Penn Treaty with kid activities, a 5K run, live music and the popular beer tent.

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