Here’s what to do in Philly this weekend


Kids can get up close and personal with Linvilla Orchard's barnyard animals and learn about their role at the farm on Saturday.  Credit: Linvilla Orchards Kids can get up close and personal with Linvilla Orchard’s barnyard animals and learn about their role at the farm on Saturday.
Credit: Linvilla Orchards

Meet Linvilla’s Barnyard Friends
Saturday, 1-2 p.m.
Linvilla Orchards
598 Linvill Rd., Media
Free, 610-876-7116
Linvilla’s roughriders, Doreen and Jess, introduce kids to the farm’s animals, explain how they help and answer farm animal questions. Meet up in the barnyard in front of the chicken pens. No need to register for this free event.


‘The Toughest Boy in Philadelphia’
Thursday-June 22
Luna Theater
620 S. 8th St.
$20, 215-704-0033
This new play presented by Norristown’s Iron Age Theatre is just in time for Philly’s Gay Pride Month celebration. The production features transvestites and gangsters and touches on themes such as gender roles, ambiguity and sexuality and is showing for a limited time.


‘From Rio to Brotherly Love’
Thursday-June 30
International House of Philadelphia
3701 Chestnut St.
Free, 215-387-5125
Brazilian-born artist Daniel Gafanhoto is being featured for his photography. Comparing the streets of his hometown, Rio De Janeiro, and his current home of Philadelphia, Gafanhoto uses his craft to show the striking similarities between the two cities and their landscapes.


Julianne and Derek Hough: Move Live On Tour
Friday, 8 p.m.
Tower Theater
19 S. 69th St., Upper Darby
$48.50-$95, 877-598-8696,
The famous “Dancing With the Stars” siblings bring an all-new production to Tower Theater as part of their North American tour. Complete with sets, costumes and a cast of dancers, the Houghs headline the show and trip the light fantastic in salsa, tap, ballroom dancing, hip-hop and more.


Solstice in the City
Saturday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m.a
Kimmel Center
Broad and Spruce streets
$30, 215-893-1999
Summer has arrived and the Kimmel Center is celebrating the solstice with an eclectic lineup of musicians sharing the same stage. Featured is the world premiere of the Kimmel’s 2014 jazz residency featuring Bobby Zankel, Josh Lawrence, Pablo Batista and others as well as experimental, baroque-pop band San Fermin. Also featured is the highly acclaimed indie-rock band Real Estate and other performers that will be sure to make this a proper summer kick-off party.

Saturday, 4 p.m.
American Swedish Historical Museum
1900 Pattison Ave.
$10 for adults, $4 for kids 4-12, free for kids under 4
Celebrate a Midsommar, a Swedish tradition commemorating the summer solstice. Festivities include Swedish food, pastries and beverages as well as raffles and arts and crafts for kids — and, of course, what would a Midsommarfest be without Maypole dancing and music.


Visions of Okehocking Preserve and Chester County
Friday-June 22
Okehocking Nature Center
5316 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square
Chester County artists were invited to the preserve to paint landscapes of the scenery there. The three-day show unveils what the artists created. The show opens Friday at 5:30 p.m. with an opening party and continues Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Proceeds from sales benefit the nature preserve.

‘I Am Here’
Saturday-August 2
James Oliver Gallery
723 Chestnut St.
Free, 215-923-1242
The James Oliver Gallery hosts an exhibit documenting the legacy and impact of legendary Philadelphia street artists, including Isaiah Zagar, Darryl McCray, Kid Hazo and others.


Montgomery County's Boogie Dogs play the Abington Art Center Thursday.  Credit:  Boogie Dogs Montgomery County’s Boogie Dogs play the Abington Art Center Thursday.
Credit: Boogie Dogs

Boogie Dogs
Thursday, 7 p.m.
Abington Art Center
515 Meetinghouse Rd., Jenkintown.
$5 (kids free), 215-887-4882
Montgomery County’s own Boogie Dogs, a four-piece energetic classic rock band, takes the stage for this summer concert series. Boogie Dogs plays the most popular music from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s. Bring your picnic blank to spread out on the Sculpture Park’s lawn.

Bryn Mawr Twilight Concert: Jahil
Saturday, 7 p.m.
Bryn Mawr Gazebo
9 S. Bryn Mawr Ave., Bryn Mawr
$12, 16 and younger free, 610-864-4303
Bryn Mawr goes psychedelic with a night dedicated to Pink Floyd. Jahil, a Pink Floyd tribute band, will rock the gazebo at the weekly summer concert series. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic and contemplate the dark side of the moon, or just sing about it.

The English Beat
June 22, 8 p.m.
Prince Music Theater
1412 Chestnut St.
$25, 215-970-1000
The English Beat a.k.a. The Beat a.k.a. The British Beat is a legend in the ska community and have been making highly influential music since the late ’70s. Although they have only released three studio albums, all in the early 1980s, they’ve maintained a cult following and still tour today with original frontman Dave Wakeling.They’ve released many singles, including “Mirror in the Bathroom,” Too Nice to Talk to” and “Hands Off, She’s Mine.”


3rd on Third and “Frozen”
Friday, 5-8 p.m.
Third Street, Oxford, Pa.
Stroll downtown Oxford’s music, art and shopping scene and don’t forget to grab dinner at the town’s monthly 3rd on Third. Then head down 3rd Street to Oxford Memorial Park, where “Frozen” starts at 8:30 p.m. for a free movie under the stars.

‘Liberty 360’
Saturday-June 29
Historic Philadelphia Center
Sixth and Chestnut streets
$6, 215-629-4026
Historic Philadelphia is bringing the 18th century to the 21st century with a 360-degree, 3D film. “Liberty 360” surrounds the audience in a panoramic lesson of the history of Philadelphia and the symbols of freedom. The film will be shown in the new state-of-the-art theater at the Historic Philadelphia Center.


Kevin Meaney and Jimmy Graham
Friday, 8 p.m.
Valley Forge Casino
1160 First Ave., King of Prussia
$30, 610-768-3179
Emmy Award winner Kevin Meaney is one of the country’s most popular standup comedians, with gigs on Comedy Central’s “Comics on Delivery,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” among others. He headlines along with Jimmy Graham, whose two-decade comedy career spans national tours, TV appearances and radio.

Saturday-June 28
Adrienne Theatre
2030 Sansom St.
$15, 215-567-2848
If you’re a fan of improv comedy and “Whose Line is it Anyway?,” ComedySportz is going to blow your mind. Two teams of “act-letes” go head to head in ad libbed theater games. The show is meant to be enjoyed by families and since it’s all made up on the sport, you’re guaranteed to never see the same performance twice.


Chester County Homebrew Festival
Saturday, 6-10 p.m.
West Chester Elks Lodge #853
401 W. Washington St., West Chester
Celebrate the bounty of homebrew masters with an evening of music, food and, most importantly, locally home-brewed beer. Tickets include a buffet dinner, live music by the Rob Perna Band and a souvenir glass to wash it all down. Fifteen home brewers will compete for your vote for best at the fest.

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