While you were out this weekend framing your taps for the Friars, Sphinx and Mortarboard smokers and then heading to the Owls brunch, we were sipping wine coolers over reruns of “Reba” and redeeming our scratch-off lottery ticket winnings because that’s what pays the bills these days. We’re a 2.5-ton aluminum button just like everyone else and we have problems too! Jeez! So, what’s happening this week?
Who: Varies, check link
When and where: Varies, check link
Why: It’s Oktoberfest, COME ON! Do you need a reason to venture out for the best drink specials this side of the Mason-Dixon line? Check out the roundup above of Philly’s best from our friends over at uwishunu.
Shipwreck! Winslow Homer and The Life Line
Who: Philadelphia Museum of Art
When and where: Now until December 16; Philadelphia Museum of Art (26th and Parkway)
Why: Get some culture in your life, girl, you deserve it. Peep the PMA’s exhition “Shipwreck!,” which centers around Homer’s iconic American painting, The Life Line. (And psssst…you know how to get into the museum for free, don’t you? Exercise those student rights.)
Harvest Seasonal Grill and Wine Bar HarBar
When and where: Wednesday; 40th and Walnut
Why: Like the drunken phoenix rising from the flames, MarBar has been reborn as HarBar, and if that gaudy fountain in front of the new 40th street digs tells us anything, it’s that HarBar is Penn’s newest SABS spot.
Excursus III: Ooga Booga Opening Program
Who: Institute of Contemporary Art
When and where: Wednesday, 6:30; Institute of Contemporary Art (36th and Sansom)
Why: You wanna be cool, don’t you? You do. Well, come to the ICA, young grasshopper, and allow the mysteries of cool to be imprinted on your tender, fragile mind. The ICA’s Excurses series is back with another evening of art, guest speakers, performances and music. And it’s free!
XPN Welcomes David Byrne and St. Vincent
When and where: Thursday, 8 p.m.; Tower Theatre (69th and Ludlow)
Why: You’d pay good money to see Talking Heads legend David Byrne. You’d probably sell your mother to see St. Vincent’s Annie Clark. But for only $50-80, you can see them BOTH TOGETHER 4EVER this Thursday night as they perform a selection of their greatest hits from their recent collaboration album.
Who: R5 Productions
When and where: Thursday, 8:30; Union Transfer (10th and Spring Garden)
Why: Lil’ weirdo yolo electronic pixie dance sensation Grimes (you know? the one with the hair?) is coming back to Philly for another night on the town. Openers include Elite Gymnastics and Myths, so DANCE AND SHAKE AND MOVE THAT THING. #nightof1000yolos