Oldies in the Park
5800 Germantown Ave.
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
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.
Common Let Love Tour
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.
Queen Academy Teen Summit
Philadelphia Ethical Society Center
This event is a day of female empowerment for girls between the ages of 13-18. The summit will feature a live fashion tribute, music, entertainment, red carpet interviews, vendors, food, and exclusive vendors. Tickets are necessary for the event. For more information, visit www.ladideclare.org.
Beech “Jazz on the Ave”
Broad and Cecil B. Moore Ave.
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.
Penn’s Landing, 101 Columbus Boulevard
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. This event is from noon to 8 p.m. For more information, go to phillycaribbeanfestival.com.
Lady B Basement Party
Dell Music Center
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.
SWV, Faith Evans, Next, and Silk Concert
Sisters with Voices, or SWV, is one of the most successful R&B girl groups from the ‘90s. Known for the hits “Weak,” “Right Here,” and “Rain,” the group will be singing all of their hits live. This concert will also feature R&B singer Faith Evans and R&B group Next and Silk. For details, go to thedellmusiccenter.com.
Lenny Kravitz Raise Vibration Tour
Reveling in the soul, rock and funk influences of the ’60s and ’70s, this writer, producer and multi-instrumentalist is regarded as one of the preeminent rock musicians of our time. Lenny Kravitz has truly transcended genre and style over the course of his 20-year musical career. This is one concert you don’t want to miss! For ticket information, go to livenation.com.
Tommy Davidson Comedy Show
Tommy Davidson’s exceptional range – from stand-up comedy and acting to versatile music ability — have earned him a reputation as an extraordinary performer. Best known as one of the original stars of the hit television show In Living Color, Davidson’s visibility increased rapidly and he became widely known for his innovative talent. Visit punchlinephilly.com for ticket information.
Wendy Williams’ For the Record ....Umm Hummm Comedy Tour
Wendy Williams and Friends is an evening of comedy and truth. Wendy’s surprise comedy lineup features some of her amazing “surprise” comedian friends from around the world. In addition to hilarious comedy, Wendy will be spilling the tea on any and everyone — including herself! The show will start at 8 p.m. For more information, go to kimmelcenter.org.
America to Zanzibar
Please Touch Museum, Philadelphia
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
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.