Showtime at the Apollo Talent Show

Stenton Park

July-Aug. 12

City Councilwoman Cindy Bass presents the Showtime at the Apollo talent show. The show will include rappers, singers, dancers, poets, jugglers, and comedians. There will also be activities for children. Chairs are allowed at the event. Call (215) 685-9182 for details.

Screening under the Stars

Penn’s Landing

July 11-Aug. 29 (Thursdays only)

Screening Under the Stars continues to delight movie lovers this summer. Viewing a unique spectacular film on the waterfront under the stars is the perfect family outing or a unique and memorable summer. Visit delawareriverwaterfront.com for more information.

Aries Spears Comedy Show

Punchline Philly

Friday-Saturday

Throughout his career, Aries Spears has been known for portraying some of the greats on TV and the stage. Some of the many recurring characters that Aries is famous for on the show include: Bill Cosby, Jesse Jackson, Mike Tyson, Shaquille O’Neal, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, and more. In this performance, he will be doing what he does best, making people laugh. Check out www.livenation.com for more information.

Dance Audition

The Performance Garage

Saturday

IDance Ministry will host auditions for its award-winning dance ambassador program. The auditions will be held 10 a.m. to Noon. People between the ages of 1-25 can attend the audition. All skill levels are welcomed. Go to www.performancegarage.org for details.

Chris Tucker Comedy Show

Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City

Saturday

Don’t miss a chance to see this comedian and actor live and in person in this rare comedy performance. Visit ticketmaster.com for information.

An Evening with Leslie Jones

Merriam Theater

Saturday

This comedian, actress, and writer just recently completed her third season with the long standing sketch show Saturday Night Live. Her work on the hit sketch comedy show has garnered her an Emmy Award nomination and inclusion on the Time 100 list. She recently covered the summer and winter Olympics for NBC. In this performance, she will be doing what she does best, making people laugh. Visit kimmelcenter.org to get details.

Ne-Yo with Tamia Concert

Dell East

July 18

Grammy award-winning singer, composer, producer, actor Ne-Yo is a talent sought out by many stars and Grammy-winning artists for his exceptional skills. Throughout his career, the Philadelphia native has written and produced top hits for a string of singers including Rihanna, Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Usher, Carrie Underwood, and others. R&B singer Tamia will be the special guest. Check out ticketmaster.com for tickets.

Wiz Khalifa: The Decent Exposure Tour

BB&T Pavilion, Camden, N.J.

July 18

End the workday with some of your favorite artists live in concert. This event will feature Wiz Khalifa, French Montana, Playboi Carti, Moneybagg Yo, Chevy Woods, and DJ Drama. Visit ticketmaster.com for information.

University City Dining Days

Various Locations

July 18-28

University City residents and visitors can enjoy multi-course meals for $15 to $35 (depending on the restaurant) in some of the neighborhood’s popular dining spots. Visit universitycity.org for details on venues.

Monette Sudler’s Guitars Around the World

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz

July 20

As part of the PNC Arts Alive Cultural Voices Series, this concert will feature guitarist Monnette Sudler along with Sambarta Rakshit on Sitar, and Haroon Alam on Tablas. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are necessary for this event. Call (215) 893-9912 or visit clefclubofjazz.org to get details.

Mary J. Blige Concert

Hard Rock, Atlantic City

July 20

R&B and Hip Hop’s leading lady, Mary J. Blige, also known as the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” will be singing all of her hits live in this performance. Visit ticketmaster.com for information.

Smart, Funny, and Black with Amanda Seales

Merriam Theater

July 21

In this performance, Amanda Seales decided to use her humor, her master’s degree in African American studies, from Columbia University, and her love of games and music, to create a game show that serves as a safe space for the Black voice, and celebrates the many contributions Black Americans have made to history, pop culture and more! Call (215) 893-1999 or visit kimmelcenter.org to get details.

MUSEUMS

Colored People Time: Quotidian Pasts

Institute of Contemporary Art

Now-Aug. 11

This exhibit examines how the legacy of slavery and colonialism continues to leave marks on American culture. Quotidian Pasts examines the complexities of collecting and displaying African objects, with artifacts from the Penn Museum displays alongside new work by Matthew Angelo Harrison. For more information, go to www.icaphila.org or call (215) 898-7108.

America to Zanzibar

Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia

Now-Sept. 2

This vibrant exhibition celebrates the diversity of modern and historic Muslim communities across Philadelphia and the world through art, technology, and interactive programming. Call (215) 581-3181 or visit pleasetouchmuseum.org for information.

Marvel: Universe of Superheroes

Franklin Institute

Now-Sept. 2

Marvel’s most iconic comics (original Spider-Man art), costumes (including T’Challa’s Black Panther, Star-Lord’s Walkman), props and immersive exhibits (Doctor Strange’s mirror dimension, digital transformation into Iron Man) on display in the exhibit Marvel: Universe of Superheroes. Call (215) 448-1200 to get details.

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