FridayOut of the past
Synth it up with the 1980s new wave throwback show Retro Futura Tour featuring the great Howard Jones, Katrina Leskanich of Katrina and the Waves, Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins, Midge Ure of Ultravox, and the more-famous-in-England combo China Crisis. The show goes on at the Keswick Theatre, Easton Road and Keswick Avenue, Glenside. Time: 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $35 to $65. Information: 215-572-7650 or www.keswicktheatre.com.
A 1980s double-bill worthy of a summer night, courtesy of Exhumed Films, featuring two underrated sci-fi gems: First, Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, directed by Leonard Nimoy himself, the middle film of the trilogy that restarted the franchise, in which Kirk and the Enterprise crew dodge Klingons as they try to retrieve the rejuvenated Vulcan; followed by Dune, the David Lynch film adapting Frank Herbert's epic novel of interplanetary corporate battle, a drug that makes eyes glow blue, and giant worms. The films screen at International House, 3701 Chestnut St. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets are $15. Information: 215-387-5125 or http://ihousephilly.org.
It may be tough times for Ukraine right now, but art and culture will always survive. The Ukrainian Folk Festival, featuring the Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Iskra Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, violinist Innesa Tymochko Dekajlo, the band Vox Ethnica, and the choir Spiv-Zhyttya (Living in Song), goes on at the Ukrainian American Sport Center, Lower State & County Line Roads, Horsham. Time: Noon to 8 p.m. Tickets: $15; $10 students; 14 and under free. Information: 215-343-5412 or www.tryzub.org.
While serving in the Navy, Dave Munro recorded 4-track demos and sent them back home to Boston, where he developed a following and was eventually noticed by the music industry in L.A. After his enlistment ended, he started a band called Air Traffic Controller, named for his military specialty, and the rest is indie-pop history. The band plays its smart pop as coheadliners with the Tragic Thrills at Ortlieb's, 847 N. Third St. Time: 8 p.m. Tickets: $8. Information: 267-324-3348 or www.ortliebsphilly.com.