Five things to do today – nightlife, record store anniversary, comedy

Soundgarden Hall is located at 520 N Columbus Blvd. (Photo courtesy of Doug Vansant)

If you’re having a bad day, this might make it a bit better.

For a birthday: Landsdowne, Pa. record store Vinyl Revival is turning one and to celebrate, they’re holding a sale, starting today. Get 50% off all new and vintage albums and 45’s during store hours, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. That’s not all: they’ll have complimentary birthday cake and beverages, too, and at 7 p.m. folk-singer Betty Soo performs.

For a last chance: Today is the last shot you’ll get to view “Corner Store (Take-Out Stories)” at Asian Arts Initiative. The exhibition explores the cultural differences based on which side of the counter in a corner store you stand. The Center City gallery is open from noon until 6 p.m. today.  

For a night in the garden: Learn to make your own zine, enjoy some adult beverages, take a mini-tour of Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens and listen to folk-rock band Jackie Paper tonight during the South Street venue’s Twilight in the Gardens. It kicks off at 7 p.m.

For a night of laughs: Comedy Central favorite J.J. Ramirez and Philly native Jeff Pirrami co-headline an evening of comedy at Valley Forge Casino in King of Prussia tonight. Hilary Schwartz, who’s been featured in The Washington Post, TimeOut New York and MTV hosts the show, which begins at 8 p.m.

For late night dancing: Israeli producer Maor Levi (who’s worked with the likes of The Killers, Armin Van Buuren, Arty and more) comes to Soundgarden Hall on Columbus Boulevard tonight for an 8:30 p.m. show.