‘Sideways Stories from Wayside School’
40 N. 2nd St.
Extended by popular demand, this family-friendly adaptation of the Louis Sachar series delivers laughs, fun and all around wackiness.
‘Marlene & the Machine: A German Expressionist Cabaret’
Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts
3680 Walnut St.
Don’t be a drag. Check out The Bearded Ladies perform their cabaret-style exhibition on pop culture, sex and gender complete with over-the-top props and costumes and the the music of Marlene Dietrich and Lotte Lenya.
Fyah Fyah Bob Marley Birthday Celebration
Thursday, 9 p.m.
847 N. 3rd St.
Ortleib’s will be jamming this Thursday as The Philly Reggae Band celebrates Bob Marley’s 69th birthday with classic cuts and DJ Quincy Bright spinning Lee “Scratch” Perry and Bob Marley collaborations on the turntables.
Thursday, 11 p.m.
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N. Front St.
NYC band Heaven mixes psychedelia and new wave and will be tripping into Kung Fu Necktie this Thursday. They are touring in support of their debut LP, “Telepathic Love.”
Friday, 8 p.m.
1200 Callowhill St.
Nobunny is the stage persona of Justin Champlin, and his music is described as lo-fi garage punk that incorporates bubblegum pop and power pop. Nobunny is also known for a wide variety of onstage attire, such as bunny masks, raw meat, ball gags and coats made of trash.
Philly Pops: The Sounds of Simon and Garfunkel
Verizon Hall at he Kimmel Center
300 S. Broad St.
The acclaimed touring duo of AJ Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle are bringing their stunning variations of Simon and Garfunkel classics to the Philly Pops. Songs include “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “The Sound of Silence” and “Mrs. Robinson.”
Tri State Indie Music Awards
World Cafe Live
3025 Walnut St.
If you watched the Grammys this year and thought, “Man, Kurt Vile totally should have been nominated,” or “I sure wish Chill Moody was performing at this awards show,” then you have a chance to seek justice! Sort of. The TSI Music Awards ceremony, now in its third year, is a way to celebrate local music in performance and awards. Performers include the aforementioned Chill Moody as well as The Deadmen, The Lawsuits, Maitland, Ali Wadsworth, Flux Capacitor and more. The $50 VIP package includes complimentary food and drinks as well as admission to the pre-party. In the interest of full disclosure, Metro is the official print media partner for the show, but that doesn’t mean we have any say in who wins. That’s in your hands: Voting is open to the public through Feb. 10.
Knife Sharpening and Technique Workshop
Saturday, noon-2 p.m.
2501 E. Cumberland St.
Don’t throw out that dull knife. Let Denine Gorniak show you how to properly sharpen and use it by teaching basic chopping and prep techniques. Gorniak, who has been a chef for more than 20 years, started the Collingswood Food Swappers and blogs at “The Bicycle Chef.”
Couponing Class with Phrugal in Philly
Friday, 7 p.m.
Old Pine Community Center
401 Lombard St.
The ladies of Phrugal in Philly, a blog all about saving money and couponing, are going to teach you how to live the coupon lifestyle. Learn the lingo, store policies and how to find, organize and store your coupons. Here’s to savings, and to alcohol – it’s a BYOB event, so feel free to bring a bottle.
Yeesookyung: The Meaning of Time
600 Washington Sq.
Opening in time to catch the First Friday crowds, this first solo exhibition by Korean artist Yeesookyung features imaginative — but ultimately traditional — art, including gold sculptures, porcelain pieces and silk scroll paintings.
Philly Mart Winter Pop Up
Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Feb. 8, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Transfer Station
4120 Main Street
Need a unique Valentine’s Day gift? Check out a preview pop up of Philly Mart, a new open-air market coming to Manayunk in the spring. Browse the goods from 30 different vendors offering original art, vintage collectibles, housewares, jewelry and more.