COMMUNITY EVENTS/ENTERTAINMENT

Musicopia Drumlines seeks teaching artist

West Oak Lane Charter School

Musicopia Drumlines is seeking a teaching artist to begin work in September. The candidate will teach percussion and general musicianship to seventh- and eighth-graders 8-9 a.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of every week. The focus will be preparing the kids to participate in after school keyboard lab and drumline clubs. For more information, email Jesse Mell at jmell.mb@gmail.com.

Jazz, Funk and Soul Concert

Morris Estate, 1610 W. Chelten Ave.

Aug. 13

End the workday with City Councilmember Cindy Bass’ Jazz, Funk and Soul concert. The last concert of this series will feature Trouble Funk. Philadelphia radio icon Patty Jackson of WDAS hosts the event. For more information, contact Layla A. Jones at Layla.Jones@phila.gov.

Oldies in the Park

5800 Germantown Ave.

Now-Aug. 28 (Wednesdays)

Councilwoman Cindy Bass presents Oldies in the Park. This event will feature live entertainment, kids’ activities, and giveaways. DJ Gary O will be a part of this event. For more information, contact Layla A. Jones at Layla.Jones@phila.gov.

Screening under the Stars

Penn’s Landing

Now-Aug. 29 (Thursdays)

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. For more information, visit delawareriverwaterfront.com.

Heavy Hittas of Comedy

Keswick Theatre

Saturday

Get ready for a night jam-packed with laughs with the Heavy Hittas of Comedy feat. DeRay Davis, Bill Bellamy, B Simone, and Desi Banks for 2 hilarious shows! To get details, go to keswicktheatre.com.

Ashanti and JaRule with special guest Mya

The Mann Center

Saturday

Take a trip down memory lane with this dynamic duo. This rapper (JaRule) and R&B singer (Ashanti) will not only be doing their hits “Always On Time” and “Mesmerize” together, but they will also be performing a solo set that will include songs “New York” “Down For You” “Rain On Me” and “Foolish.” Special guest will be R&B singer Mya. For more information, go to manncenter.org.

Khalid with Clairo Concert

Wells Fargo Center

Sunday

R&B singer and songwriter Khalid will be coming to Philadelphia for his first headlining tour which is in support of his latest hit album “Free Spirit.” For ticket information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Guy featuring Teddy Riley, Tank, and Avant

Dell East

Aug. 15

It’s an “old school” concert for a “new school” generation. This concert is true to hold everyone’s attention with the performers sexy lyrics and amazing stage presence. Check out thedellmusiccenter.com for more information.

Common Let Love Tour

The Fillmore

Aug. 16

Common has been one of the most highly influential figures in rap music, keeping the sophisticated lyrical technique and flowing syncopations of jazz-rap alive in an era when the mainstream and hardcore have increasingly threatened to obliterate everything in its path. Information can be found at www.thefillmorephilly.com.

Beech “Jazz on the Ave”

Broad and Cecil B. Moore Ave.

Aug. 17

This annual music fest will have activities for everyone. For children, face painting and moon bounce, and for adults vendors, health screenings, and live music. This event will be from noon to 8:30 p.m. For more information, call (215) 763-8868.

Caribbean Festival

Penn’s Landing

Aug. 18

Travel to the islands at the Caribbean Festival. This festival will feature Caribbean traditions, music, and food that is a cultural celebration of 14 Caribbean islands featuring a collage of sights, sounds, aromas, and tastes.

Lady B Basement Party

Dell Music Center

Aug. 18

Philadelphia Radio’s original Hip-Hop pioneer is back again with her annual show “Lady B’s Basement Party.” This year’s, the line up will include KRS One, Redman, Method Man, Kool Moe Dee, Onyx, YoYo, and Rob Base. Check out thedellmusiccenter.com for more information.

MUSEUMS

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 to get more details.

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. For more information, call (215) 448-1200.

Contact staff writer Chanel Hill at (215) 893-5716 or at chill@phillytrib.com.

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