Delaware’s Third Annual Taco Festival

You say tacos, we say tequila. Delaware's Third Annual Taco Festival features tacos and tequila galore, with over 25 taco and food vendors ($3 per taco), a frozen margarita bar, and a tent dedicated exclusively to tequila tasting. Among other activities, the day will provide nachos, games (including a mechanical bull), two stages of live entertainment, and if you can take the heat, a chili and taco-eating contest. Presale and VIP tickets are sold out, but those looking to grub can still purchase a general admission ticket for $14.99. — Claire Wolters

1 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, Daniel S. Frawley Stadium, 801 Shipyard Dr. in Wilmington, $14.99 admission,

Moorestown Food Truck Festival

Moorestown's first food truck festival is cooking up something tasty on Wednesday. Community members can munch on food from five to 10 food trucks and participating local restaurants. After eating (or during), people can head over to a "patio party" at the Moorestown Community House and listen to a DJ and band. — C.W.

6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, Choose Moorestown, pin E Main St., Moorestown, free admission,


Caribbean Festival

Kristina Hill (right), representing Jamaica, holds on to her headdress as the wind tries to take it off her head as she and Khenti Pratt (left), representing the Bahamas, walk through the 30th Annual Philadelphia Caribbean Festival representing the Passion Mas Band.
MICHAEL BRYANT / Staff Photographer
Kristina Hill (right), representing Jamaica, holds on to her headdress as the wind tries to take it off her head as she and Khenti Pratt (left), representing the Bahamas, walk through the 30th Annual Philadelphia Caribbean Festival representing the Passion Mas Band.

Peco's Multicultural Series at Penn's Landing continues with the always colorful and lively ode to all things Caribbean and the various countries represented therein. Pro tip: Come hungry and ready to dance. The costumes worn by revelers are a must-see. — C.W.


Friday marks the third and final night of Kidchella — a kid-friendly music festival marketed toward children. Starting at 4 p.m., children and family can feast on food from food trucks and expend energy in the youth arts and play zone on Smith Playground's front lawn. At 6:30, two nationally acclaimed children's music groups — Red Yarn (otherwise known as Andy Furgeson, a "kindie" musician who plays folk music and puts on puppet shows for children and families) and Vered and the Babes (a children's Indie-folk band made up of Vered Benhorin with Rob Jost on bass and French horn, and Matt Hilgenberg on trumpet and percussion) — will perform on the main stage. — C.W.

4 to 7:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 17, Smith Memorial Playground & Playhouse, 3500 Reservoir Dr, Philadelphia, 19121, members: $5, nonmembers: $10,

Philadelphia's sixth Obon Festival, a celebration of ancestry, will be hosted by the Shofuso Japanese House and Garden and the Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia on Aug. 18. The celebration will honor the dead and unite families through "bon odori" dances, taiko drumming, tea ceremony demonstrations, games, crafts, and vendors. — C.W.

11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, Shofuso Japanese House and Garden, Horticultural and Landsdowne Drives, 215-878-5097, free,

Kid Friendly Hike

Take your little ones out into Wissahickon park for a walk with great views, stops at park landmarks, and scheduled snack breaks. This hike is perfect for children over the age of six and is guided by one of the Friends of the Wissahickon organization's certified Trail Ambassadors, whose experience in the park make them perfect guides through the greenery surrounding the creek. Online registration is recommended. — Thea Applebaum Licht

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Valley Green Inn, Valley Green Road. Free. 215-247-0417,


The Museum of the American Revolution will host a free, family-friendly, fife and drum party Saturday, Aug. 18. The event will take place at the museum's outdoor plaza and includes musical performances from Fifes and Drums of the Old Barracks, fife and drum demonstrations, and lessons. Guests can win prizes and march around the plaza in Revolutionary War garb. — C.W.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. Third Street, 215-253-6731, free,


Dog Days of Summer at Hotel Monaco

Pinto is pumped for his bath.
TIM TAI / Staff Photographer
Pinto is pumped for his bath.

In celebration of National Dog Day, Philadelphia's Kimpton Hotel Monaco will host its fifth annual Dog Days of Summer. The event is free and open to the public (humans and canines) and will offer donation-based dog washes to benefit a local no-kill shelter called Saved Me. Saved Me will be bringing adoptable dogs from its shelter. Additional attractions include Rita's water ice and a "Dogs and Suds" happy hour on the Red Owl Tavern patio. The event is weather-dependent and updates will be posted on the event's Facebook page. — C.W.

5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 23, Kimpton Hotel Monaco, 433 Chestnut St., donation-based washes, 215-925-2111,


Ur Mom is Funny

The Good Good Comedy Theatre celebrates three calendar years of its hilarious show bringing together established comedians and the women who raised them in a show off to see which mother-child duo can bring the house down. Bringing your own mother to see the show is not required, but may enhance the experience. –T.A.L.

7 p.m. Saturday, Good Good Comedy Theatre, 215 N 11th St. $12 online. 215-399-1279,


Miranda Lambert / Little Big Town

Miranda Lambert is a pretty big country star — she's won the Academy of Country Music awards female vocalist trophy nine years in a row. In a more just, less bro-dominated world, she'd be even bigger, though: From 2005's Kerosene to 2016's double disc, The Weight of These Wings, the Oklahoma native has been mainstream country's best and most consistent album artist by a wide margin. On the Bandwagon tour, she teams up with the pop-country quartet Little Big Town, with whom she scored the superbly nostalgic 2015 hit "Smokin' and Drinkin'. "  — Dan DeLuca

7 p.m. Saturday at the BB&T Pavilion, 1 Harbour Blvd, Camden. $25-$84. 856-365-1300.

Mura Masa

Alex Crossan, stage name Mura Masa
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Alex Crossan, stage name Mura Masa

The electronic producer-turned-pop equation isn't new. What is new is the manner in which U.K. multi-instrumentalist Alex Crossan – the man behind Mura Masa – does it. Along with producing, collaborating, and songwriting gigs for and with Charlie XCX and A$AP Rocky, Masa's own eponymous full-length effort is a house-punk, electro-alternative mix that puts dreamy pop melodicism over the drama of atmosphere, and goes for craft every time. — A.D. Amorosi

8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., $25,

Bardo Pond / Mt. Vengeance

Bardo Pond
Bardo Pond
Bardo Pond

Bardo Pond is one of Philadelphia's great ongoing indie institutions. Since 1991, the experimental fivesome fronted by singer-violinist-flautist Isobel Sollenberger have released 11 official studio albums and many more informal projects, such as Vol. 8, the latest in their improvisational noise rock series of limited edition CD-Rs. They top a Sunday night triple bill that includes Mt. Vengeance, the rugged foursome featuring Philly rock vets Rich Fravel and Brian Campbell, who released the hard-hitting Covered in Dust earlier this year, and Concentration Moon, the duo of Paul Palladino and Jessica Korkounis (whose brother Jason plays drums in Bardo Pond). — Dan DeLuca

8 p.m. Sunday at Johnny Brenda's, 1201 N. Frankford Ave. $12. 215-739-9684.

A combination of electronic dance music, circus performers, and lots of colorful glow sticks — this is the first Kukui Glow Your Mind Fest in Philadelphia. The event is 21-plus and requires tickets to be purchased in advanced. — C.W.

9 p.m. to 3 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 18, Underground Arts, 1200 Callowhill St., $39.99 to $59.99 (group sales 20 percent off),

Haverford Concert in the Park

Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society will play 1920s jazz — and more — at Westgate Hills Park in Havertown on Wednesday. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the outdoor performance. Concessions will be available from Tapas on York. — C.W.

6 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22, Westgate Hills Pavilion, 1614 Rose Tree Lane, Havertown, free,


Last year, Interpol commemorated the 15th anniversary of their epochal debut album, Turn On the Bright Lights; Thursday night at Union Transfer, they celebrate the release of their sixth album, Marauder, which comes out the next day. Since their inception, the NYC band has been proudly monochromatic, although it took them a few albums to shake the comparisons to Joy Division that Paul Banks' baritone vocals prompted. Marauder is no reinvention, but its focus is narrower than in the past. Lyrically, it's full of betrayals, infidelities, and self-incriminations; musically, instead of Bright Lights' elegant anthems, it favors insistent rockers that should delight the sold-out crowd. — Steve Klinge

8:30 p.m., Thursday at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St. Sold out. 215-232-2100,