Hennypalooza, Amateur Drag Night and more to do this weekend


Summer Beer Garden
Sept. 1, 6-10 p.m.
Mutter Museum
19 S. 22nd St.

The Mutter Museum is staying open a little later Thursday evening for a late-night romp through its creepy galleries and a beer garden fete in the Benjamin Rush Medicinal Garden. Light snacks will be provided, but bring cash for the bar stocked with specialty beers and sangria.

No Parking on the Dance Floor
Sept. 1, 6 p.m.
Dolphin Tavern
1539 S. Broad St.

Community group 5th Square hosts a bash at Dolphin Tavern to raise funds for their project to enforce no-parking bans on the South Broad Street median — a hotly debated issue ever since cars were restricted from parking there during the DNC. If you support the cause, show up to dance to the sounds of DJ Tiki Disco and drink the night away. All bar proceeds from 6-8 p.m. will be donated to the cause.

Sept. 1, 6-9 p.m.
Monarch Philly
1031 Germantown Ave.

To kick off the last official weekend of summer, Delaware Valley Legacy Fund hosts its popular monthly LGBTQ networking soiree at Monarch Philly. Attendees will have exclusive access to the Northern Liberties swim club, and drink specials like $3 Bud Light and $7 cocktails. DJs provide the tunes as you take advantage of one of the last few chances to take a dip this year.

Sept. 2, 5 p.m.
Trocadero Theatre
1003 Arch St.

What began as a house party centered around Hennessy has become an international affair with food, live music and, yes, the cognac drink that kicked this whole thing off three years ago. The bash makes its way to Philly just in time for Labor Day weekend. Besides the eating and drinking, music will be pumping all day courtesy of DJs like Austin Millz, MekDot and Swizzymack.

Night of 1,000 Kates
Sept. 3, 8 p.m.
Johnny Brenda’s
1201 Frankford Ave.

English rocker Kate Bush has such a devoted fan base in Philadelphia that there’s a whole evening dedicated to, well, basically worshipping her. Now in its third year, Night of 1,000 Kates hits Johnny Brenda’s with a parade of 15 Kate Bush-inspired performances — from song to dance to costuming. Of course the whole thing turns into one big Kate Bush dance party at the end of the night.


Amateur Drag Night
Sept. 4, 8 p.m.
624 S. 6th St.

This new monthly — and free! — drag show at L’Etage is quite the hoot. Hosted by Vanessa Sterling, the show brings 10 amateur drag queens to the stage to compete for a $100 cash prize. This time around, contestants include hilariously named personalities like Mary Meatball, Tilly Screams and Anja Dixon.


Mac Sabbath
Sept. 2, 9 p.m.
Underground Arts
1200 Callowhill St.

Coulrophobics, your worst nightmare is coming to Underground Arts. On Friday night Mac Sabbath — fronted by a maniacal Ronald McDonald look-alike — take the stage as part of their 2016 Clown Power Tour. The “drive-thru metal group” parodies Black Sabbath with loud tunes inspired by America’s fast food culture. The opening act is Clownvis Presley, who, while having the pelvis of The King, has a face like something out of “It.”

King Britt presents Sylk130
Sept. 4, 8:30 p.m.
334 South St.

In the late-’90s and early-aughts, Philly DJ King Britt released a couple neo-soul records under the pseudonym Sylk130. This Sunday night, he hits the stage at TLA to perform the first of those, “When the Funk Hits the Fan,” in full to celebrate the work’s 20-year anniversary. He’ll be joined by an array of guest stars, like Ursula Rucker, Lady Alma, Tanja Dixon and Vicki Miles.


“The Alligator People”
Sept. 2, 7:45 p.m.
Betsy Ross House
239 Arch St.

The Betsy Ross House continues its quirky outdoor movie series with a screening of 1959 sci-fi horror flick “The Alligator People.” Your $5 tickets grant you a tour through Mrs. Ross’ house before the film. Bring a picnic and bottle of wine for the screening of the film, which in its day promised “nerve-shattering terror!”


“Classical Splendor: Painted Furniture for a Grand Philadelphia House”
Sept. 3-Jan. 1, 2017
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Free with $20 museum admission

Antique lovers will love ogling this new exhibition of furniture that was crafted in 1808 by Benjamin Henry Latrobe. The artist was commissioned to do the pieces for a drawing room in the home of wealthy Philadelphia merchant William Waln and his wife, Mary. The 10 pieces on display here reflect the opulence enjoyed by wealthy families during this period in the nation’s history, painted and gilded in a style inspired by the art of ancient Greece and Rome.

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