9 things to do this weekend in Philadelphia, August 6-9

9 things to do this weekend in Philadelphia, August 6-9
Tug Haines


Ezra Furman

Saturday, 8:30 p.m.

MilkBoy Philly

1100 Chestnut St.

$10 – $12, 215-925-6455


The lead singer of rock band Ezra Furman and the Harpoons will be flying solo for this performance. Furman’s one-man work is a little more folk, sporting piano, clarinet and glockenspiel.


Friday, 9 p.m.

Johnny Brenda’s

1201 N. Frankford Ave.

$10, 215-739-9684


This alternative rock band from the Philippines has been on the scene since 2004 and will bring their downtempo alternative rock to Fishtown. They earned some nominations in the early 2000s, so you’ll likely recognize some of their tunes.

Mad Decent Block Party

Saturday, 3:15 p.m.

Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing

Columbus Blvd. and Spring Garden St.

$54.75, info@maddecent.com


Get ready to rock out at this annual block party with four DJs playing techno and hip-hop, including Dirty South Joe, Giraffage, Keys N Krates and Major Lazor.


First Friday: Your Brain on Music

Friday, 5 p.m.

Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut St.

Free, 215-925-2222


Ever wondered what really goes on inside your head when you listen to music? Sure, you can feel the beat and sing along, but the Chemical Heritage Foundation will explain what happens to the neurons in your brain when you jam to Led Zeppelin or relax with Beethoven.



Saturday to Aug. 22

Malcolm X Memorial Park

52nd and Pine streets

Free, fortheloveoftheater@gmail.com


Theatre in the X brings you an outdoor production of Shakespeare’s tale of love, jealousy, betrayal and revenge. Bring your own lawn chair or lay a blanket on the grass and enjoy the show in the pavilion in the middle of the park.

‘At the Flash’

Friday to Sunday

Plays and Players Theater

1714 Delancey Place

$25, 215-627-1088


LGBT Theater Festival GayFest! bring us this one-man play about the reopening of a gay bar called The Flash. It unfolds around five characters: a married man, a drag queen, a club kid, a lesbian activist and the bar’s owner.


Night Market Lancaster Avenue

Thursday, 6 p.m.

35th St. and Lancaster Ave.

Pay as you go, 267-777-5853


The Food Trust’s rotating Night Market comes back to Lancaster Ave. for an evening of indulging in way too much food from some of the city’s tastiest food trucks. And yes, there will be plenty of beer options as well.

Pennsylvania Dutch Festival

Thursday to Saturday

Reading Terminal Market

51 N. 12th St.

Free, 215-922-2317


Take a trip to Amish Country at the Market during this three-day fest. Come for the traditional food and handmade crafts; stay for the buggy rides, horse-drawn carriages, live music and petting zoo.

Peach Festival

Saturday and Sunday

Peddler’s Village

Routes 202 and 263, Lahaska, Bucks County

Pay as you go, 215-794-4000


This peach-filled weekend at Peddler’s Village features peach pie eating contests, shopping deals, live music and activities to keep the kids entertained. Bite into sweet peaches grown in Bucks County’s own Bechdolt’s Orchards.